Narrative Breakdown

Character: Bodyguard - Andreas (Obstacle) Environment: Factory - Controtech (Computer Manufacturer) Prop: Catapult - Entry Point (Climax) Premise A tale of retribution where the working class reveal their implosive traits to once again tilt the scales of justice in their favour. Log Line Factory worker Alastair wants retribution for getting laid off from his job by CEO Jim Norton aka “the Tyrant”. The only thing standing in his way is Norton’s private bodyguard Andreas, a brute who has the brawn of a ship with the size to match. Just how far will Alistair go to come face to face with “the Tyrant”? Synopsis Factory worker Alastair is laid off from his job at the “Controtech” factory due to the accidental breakage of equipment. Alastair wants revenge on his ex boss CEO Norton aka “the Tyrant” but to do so he has to get past Norton's pocket-giant Andreas aka “the Giant”, a bear of a man who is known for his extracurricular activities & cunning. Alastair’s only option is to defy “the Giant” & aim longingly for the window that will eventually lead him to “the Tyrant”. Step Outline

9:00am - A nervous Alastair exits his post on the Hardware factory floor after accidently breaking a computer. Alastair walks towards the elevator nervous, knowing that he has to confess this accident to CEO Norton known by many as “the Tyrant”. Surrounding workers chatter about Alastair as he passes as if to say “Dead man walking”.


Alastair calls the elevator and hesitantly chooses the sixth floor, the elevator arrives with a “Ding” & Alastair jumps aboard sweating & panting - a nervous wreck.

Alastair exits the elevator to meet silence with the exception of a ticking clock on the far side wall. Alastair attempts to sneak in & place the computer at Norton’s desk without him noticing; in trying to be quiet Alastair makes more noise and disrupts “the Tyrants” train of thought. Norton turns to face Alastair & notices the broken machine which only infuriates him further. Norton signals his concealed “Giant”. Andreas cracks his knuckles as the “tick tock” of the clock erupts into the chime of a boxing bell.

Alastair is ejected from the building like a Javelin; he lands on his face on the street outside of the factory. Alastair picks himself up from the floor & hatches a plan to get revenge on CEO Norton later in the evening by breaking in & confronting him man to man.

8:00pm - Alastair returns shrouded in the night, he creeps up to the factory entrance.

Alastair returns at night brandishing a flashlight to seemingly get revenge on his employer "the Tyrant". Alastair approaches the locked exterior factory door and begins picking the lock, to his shock the door opens with a “Click” he enters. Alastair is met by a giant fist, repelling him from the factory entrance. Alastair dusts himself off & gazes up, he notices an open window on the third floor of the Controtech factory. Alastair retrieves a repel hook & throws it up to the window, the hook latches on. Alastair begins to climb, what he does not realise is that Andreas "The Giant" bodyguard is waiting for him. When Alastair gets near to the top Andreas leans out of the window clutching a pair of scissors. Andreas cuts the repel rope & Alastair falls to the floor whacking his head on the concrete.

3:00am - Alastair returns to the Factory dragging a contraption draped in assorted rags. Alastair reaches under the rags to reveal a retractable viewfinder. Alastair points the reticle at the highest window of the Controtech factory, Floor 6 - CEO Norton’s Office. Alastair removes the rags from the hidden device to reveal a life sized catapult. Alastair jumps on board the catapult and fires himself to the sixth floor of the Controtech factory.


Alastair hits the window with a “smack” like a bug on a windshield; a dazed Alastair notices a “Bullet proof glass” sticker on the window panel. A dumbfounded CEO Norton is made aware of the commotion which gives him an epiphany in turn.

Norton runs back to his desk & begins “scribbling” on a sheet of paper. Norton drops the pencil & looks at the sheet in reflection. The paper reveals that Norton was currently having difficulty naming Controtech’s brand new protection suite which is now entitled “Winshield” – thanks to Alastair. Norton jumps from his seat & returns to the window this time wielding a camera “Click” – he takes Alastair’s picture.

The story jumps ahead seven months when the new protection suite “Winshield” is all the rage. Boxes are mobilized by conveyers with the exception of one sitting on the floor. The camera pans & zooms closer revealing the box to be filled to the brim with “Winshield” CD’s. The camera zooms in even closer showing the CD covers to be the face of Alastair pressed against Norton’s window, the photograph taken seven months prior. “Winshield” is clearly visible but the tagline is what is truly evocative. “Hit the trespassers where it hurts” Three Act Structure ACT 1 The Setup • • • An active factory floor is seen, a nervous man named Alastair exits the factory floor carrying what appears to be a broken computer. Alastair steps aboard a lift & chooses the sixth floor – labelled “CEO Norton”. Alastair enters the CEO’s pristine office; he creeps towards the middle of the room & places the broken computer on the desk.

Inciting Incident • • • ACT 2 First Main Reversal The CEO Jim Norton aka “the Tyrant” turns from his window view and glances at the computer and then glances with scorn at a nervous Alastair. Alastair runs out of the door in fear, “the Tyrant” signals “the Giant” bodyguard Andreas, who follows Alastair in a fury. Andreas picks up Alastair with one hand & throws him outside like a Javelin.

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Alastair begins plotting a revenge in his mind (thought bubble) – factory exterior + picking the lock + entering the elevator = him confronting Norton face to face in a fight. Alastair returns to the factory at night, he begins picking the lock of the exterior factory door. The door opens to Alastair’s surprise, he steps through the door & is met by a giant fist, Alastair is knocked from the door.

The Increasing Conflict • • • • ACT 3 Pre-Climax Build • Alastair returns dragging a massive contraption masked in assorted rags, he rummages under the rags to reveal a retractable viewfinder, he aims the viewfinder at the sixth floor window of the Controtech factory – CEO Norton’s Office. Alastair removes the rags from the contraption to reveal a life sized catapult. Alastair notices an open window on the third floor of the Controtech Factory; he throws a rappel hook & begins scaling the building. Alastair does not notice that Andreas is pulling him up to the window. Andreas cuts the rappel rope in front of Alastair. Alastair crashes toward the ground.

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Alastair jumps on board the catapult and fires himself to the sixth floor of the Controtech factory. Alastair impacts the glass like a bug on a wind shield.

Anti Climax • • • End • • Several months later the factory floor is working full force producing the new must have computer protection Software “Win-shield”. The image on the cover is of Alastair stuck to Norton’s window with the caption reading: “Hit the trespassers where it hurts”. CEO Norton hears the impact on his window and turns noticing Alastair stuck. Norton smiles at Alastair before running back to his desk to finish writing his proposal for a revolutionary firewall which has now been entitled “Win-shield” - thanks to Alastair. Norton retrieves a camera and takes a picture of Alastair stuck on the window.