The Gamble

Written By Alex Edmonds

MID SHOT of Jerry still very confused but he takes the coin anyway and looks back at Death. MID SHOT Death points to the left of Jerry and then grabs the closing barrier of the kiosk and pulls it all the way down. He walks up to the kiosk looking slightly confused. LIMBO . FADE TO BLACK.1 INT. DOWN SHOT from the ceiling still TRACKING him. He gets up and looks around and notices what seems to be a kiosk hovering out of black smoke with an illusive character behind the glass (Croupier Death). CLOSE UP of the Death sliding him an old rusty coin through the hole. he reaches for the broken light bulb and tosses it aside. TRACKING as he walks. CEMETERY POV PAN of the cemetery when he enters and he again sees . BROCKSHIRE SCHOOL . CLOSE UP of ladder being placed on the floor. ClOSE UP of Jerry's hands and feet climbing up.CONTINUOUS CLOSE UP of Jerry lying face down in an unfamiliar environment. DOWN SHOT Jerry proceeds to insert the new light bulb but does not realize the power is on and his hands are wet from where he did not dry them properly and he is fatally electrocuted. POV SHOT. EXT.AFTERNOON FADE IN to CLOSE UP of Jerry's feet walking in a hallway CLOSE UP of the back of his body where we see the label "JANITOR" CLOSE UP of his face from the side. MID SHOT Jerry turns to the left not noticing the kiosk and Death slowly fade away like a cloud behind him. BANG! a light bulb breaks and the Janitor looks up in disgust. POV Jerry see's a great cemetery entrance and walks towards it. FADE IN EXT.

MID SHOT. It and everything else around him slowly starts to dissapear and it gives the illusion of movement . He looks at the controls and what the different icons mean. He now understands what he must do. TRACKING Jerry walking down the path whilst looking all around the cemetery but not looking where he is going. He soon realises that it is in fact a slot machine and that is why he was given the coin.a great chasm. if completed. SLAM! He bumps into what looks like an enormous grave stone right in the middle of the path. EXTREME LONG SHOT of the chasm as he takes a deep breath and .rushing him forward and everything else backward until he is standing in a new environment . CHASM/PIT . CLOSE UP of Jerry looking at him and then looks across the chasm POV of him looking across the chasm to see a wire strung tightly across (camera rushes forward) and on the other side. Displays 3 thumbs up. CLOSE UP of rollers. Jerry is looking even more confused at this point and there is a new figure standing there with him (Ring Master Death). Death is no where to be seen at this point. (Grave Digger Death) ZOOMS IN.2 another figure in the distance. Death signals to him with a lantern and walks off down the foggy path of the huge cemetery. Jerry follows. he wins the chance at a challenge where by. a ghostly duplicate still of himself inserting the light bulb right before he died.CONTINUOUS Thinking he would end up back on Earth. Back to Jerry looking at the slot machine. Camera PANS UP to see what lies below. POV looking down the chasm with his feet at the bottom of the shot. INT. UP SHOT of Jerry looking at the ghostly grave like machine. MEDIUM SHOT of Death. He does nothing but raise his hand and points to the other side of the chasm. he can get his life back. SPLIT SCREEN of him inserting the coin and pulling the lever.

3 begins his first step. CLOSE UP of the cane top transforming in a scythe blade. POV of him looking down at his feet trembling across the wire.CONTINUOUS MEDIUM SHOT of him looking at the light bulb pleased. BROCKSHIRE SCHOOL . He's got his life back. EXTREME LONG SHOT he wobbles on the edge but keeps his balance and proceeds to the ghostly ladder. The wire shakes and wobbles a bit but Jerry still stays on but still looks back at Death thinking it was him. He almost at the end. he jumps of the wire just in the nick of time and the wire falls beneath his feet. Death becomes impatient and starts to subtly flick the wire to distract Jerry. . He reaches for the light bulb and in a flash he is back in the school. Back to Death. The ladder falls on top of him and he is dead again. He gets very angry and swoops his cane up. MEDIUM SHOT Death whistling looking at his hands in a comical way. ClOSE UP of Jerry's hands and feet climbing up the ladder. Death throws down his scythe in anger. a beat of sweat coming down his face and turns to Death Death is pointing and laughing Jerry skillfully pulls himself back up onto the wire and carries on. Jerry continues and Death gets more frustrated and uses his ringmaster cane as a pogo stick bouncing on the wire. Long SHOT behind Jerry. Takes a huge swipe and cuts the wire. CLOSE UP Jerry's face. Begins to climb down the ladder. CLOSE UP he puts his foot on one step and it breaks in half making him fall off taking the ladder with him. CLOSE UP his feet lands on the edge of the platform. The wire shakes a lot and knock Jerry off balance and he falls but holds on hanging by his hands. He makes the first few slow steps and then speeds up a little whilst wobbling from trying to keep his balance. INT. LONG SHOT behind Jerry.

END .CONTINUOUS CLOSE UP of Jerry lying face up in limbo again. FADE TO BLACK. LIMBO . CLOSE UP Death in his true form waddles his finger at him disapproved.4 EXT. A shadow comes over him and Jerry looks up. LONG SHOT Death drags him into the Entrance of the Underworld with Jerry not looking impressed.

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