Film Script: Daises, Lilies and Snowdrops

Act 1: Operation Sneak

FADE IN:

EXT. TAYLOR RESIDENCE – SNOWS BEDROOM – LATE AFTERNOON 

Wide- shot of a bedroom [Light pink paint on walls – posters of safety regulations on one side of the wall, single bed with pink covers – desk in one corner books are piled in a neat stack – there is a book shelf full of books – we see a book on the desk – Safety for all ages. The cupboard door is open – there is a cat sitting on a young girls lap – we don’t see a face just a shot of a hand stroking. We see that there is another girl running about the room fixing the shelf – the posters on the wall. She is young about 11 years old. She is wearing a uniform; Navy blue blazer, with a white shirt underneath, grey trousers and black shoes.]

CLOSE UP – Snows Face

Snow moves around the room her face is pinched as if she is about to cry.

WIDE SHOT – Bedroom

The voice of Lily who we don’t see the face of speaks very quietly.

LILY

Snow would you stop

SNOW

I have to make sure everything is perfect else –

LILY

– it is perfect, it always has been – you’re going to get stressed then sick – then you can’t even go-

SNOW

Don’t say that – don’t even let it be a thought in your mind! I have to go!

MEDIUM SHOT – Snow goes over to sit next to Lily they both pet the cat

SNOW (continuing)

I just don’t want to give them any reason for them to say no

LILY

They have never denied you before

SNOW

I know but last year they nearly did and it was –

LILY

– It wasn’t your fault! You fell and scrapped your knew. Big deal – people fall over all the time – and anyway you’re growing up – they can’t keep you in here forever!

SNOW

Do you really think so?

LILY

Of course! You don’t hear of grown ups living with their parents?

SNOW

Well no

LILY

Exactly – one day you will have a place of your own

[As they talk camera fades to a scene – you see both Lily, whose face is always conviently obscured – and Snow wearing ball gowns in a magnificent 18thcentury style ball room – with many other children of their age dressed the same way dancing. Table full of all the food they describe.]

LILY (continuing)

Where we can throw the most amazing parties everyday and eat cake and chocolate and drink sugar filled drinks like Fanta

SNOW

Yes! And invite loads of people – we could dance – you could play the piano.

[The image fades – raised voices can be heard – we are back in the bedroom – Close-SHOT – SNOW frightened face, she turns to look at Lily]

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