Unit 3: Storytelling and Commission - Script A Chef, a Stick of Dynamite and a Desert Island

Written By Samantha Niemczyk

1 EXT. SCENE1 - MORNING

EXTREME WIDE SHOT. The whole island with surrounding it water. Boats in docks. The sound of wave and seagulls. EXT. SCENE2 WIDE SHOT. The OLD CHEF walks out from the luxurious restaurant and stands on the patio. While he walks CAMERA ZOOMS IN. MID SHOT. OLD CHEF looks relaxed, customers crowded in the background. Customers FADE AWAY while the time passes. OLD CHEF turns around to see the restaurant almost empty. MID SHOT. The OLD CHEF looks around trying to locate the problem. ZOOM IN: HIGH ANGLE. Line-of-the-action. A small SNACK BAR is being opened. People are crowded around, interested in what is happening. CUT TO: MID SHOT. The OLD CHEF throws his hat to the floor.

EXT. SCENE3 WIDE SHOT. The OLD CHEF sneaks around the snack bar. CLOSE UP. He looks round the corner. MID SHOT. The YOUNG CHEF is serving and preparing the food. CLOSE UP. The OLD CHEF turns around and leaves.

INT. SCENE4 WIDE SHOT. The YOUNG CHEF is preparing food, his back facing the camera. OLD CHEF'S hat can be seen moving left in the right corner of the scene. The YOUNG CHEF leans left. The OLD CHEF throws bugs in the plates and bowls on the working top and runs away. The YOUNG CHEF turns right again.

2 CLOSE UP. Plates and bowls with bugs inside. MEDIUM CLOSE UP. The YOUNG CHEF is thinking. After a moment he knows what to do.

INT. SCENE5 MEDIUM CLOSE UP. A hand writing something on a black board. The camera turns right to show the front of the black board with 'BUG SALAD SPECIAL' written on it. CLOSE UP. OLD CHEF'S angry face.

EXT. SCENE6 WIDE SHOT. SIDE of the snack bar. YOUNG CHEF is fishing. WIDE SHOT. YOUNG CHEF'S back is facing the camera. Camera ZOOMS IN to the bucket full of fish. CLOSE UP. Bucket full of fish is being replaced with bucket full of FUGU fish. WIDE SHOT. YOUNG CHEF stands up and approaches the bucket. LOW ANGLE. YOUNG CHEF is thinking. After a moment waves his hand happily and walks away.

INT. SCENE7 WIDE SHOT. OLD CHEF standing in front of the black board. He throws his hands in the air and walks away angrily. CLOSE UP. The black board with 'SAFE AND TASTY! BEST FUGU ON THE ISLAND' written on it.

INT. SCENE8 SNACK BAR. KITCHEN. MEDIUM CLOSE UP. Camera moves slowly from YOUNG CHEF'S hands, cutting lemons, to his content face. MID SHOT. The YOUNG CHEF walks away. The OLD CHEF can be seen appearing from under the working top.

3 CLOSE UP. Chilli spices added to the jug. YOUNG CHEF walks back holding a small bowl in his hands. He adds the bowl's contents into the jug, stirs it with a spoon and tries. CLOSE UP. YOUNG CHEF'S face goes all red. A single tear is shed. INT. SCENE 9 MID SHOT. YOUNG CHEF is happily preparing drinks. People are crowded in front of the counter. Some of them drinking, some laughing. The OLD CHEF is in the crowd. He approaches the black board. MEDIUM CLOSE UP. Black board with 'Spicy drinks for the bravest' written on it. OLD CHEF is furious. EXT. SCENE 10 VERY WIDE SHOT. HIGH ANGLE. The dark figure of the OLD CHEF can be seen sneaking around the snack bar, trying to get to the back of it. People crowding around. INT. SCENE 11 WIDE SHOT. The OLD CHEF sneaks into to the snack bar's back up facilities. The camera follows him as he hides behind the wall. MEDIUM CLOSE UP. The OLD CHEF blasts off the fuse of the dynamite. He looks right and sees the YOUNG CHEF. WIDE SHOT. YOUNG CHEF is almost dancing around the kitchen. The view FADES INTO a similar kitchen in french style, with a young version of the OLD CHEF behaving exactly the same. FRAMES of movement FADE IN and OUT one after another. MEDIUM CLOSE UP. OLD CHEF wakes up from his daydream. He looks down, sadness on his face. He realizes the dynamite is about to explode.

EXT. SCENE 12 The OLD CHEF runs out of the snack bar and throws the dynamite into the water. MID SHOT. The dynamite explodes in the water, sending fish into the air.

4 CLOSE UP. One fish hits the OLD CHEF in his face.

ZOOM IN to YOUNG CHEF'S hand on the OLD CHEF'S shoulder. MEDIUM CLOSE UP of the YOUNG CHEF. ZOOM OUT to MID SHOT. YOUNG CHEF pointing at the frying pan. WIDE SHOT. OLD CHEF giving the fish to YOUNG CHEF. The scene looks like they are shaking hands. CREDITS After credits. CLOSE UP. The fish frying on the pan. MID SHOT. YOUNG CHEF and OLD CHEF siting, talking, laughing. FADE OUT

THE END

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