Act 1: Operation Sneak
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.
Snow would you stop
I have to make sure everything is perfect else –
– it is perfect, it always has been – you’re going to get stressed then sick – then you can’t even go-
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
I just don’t want to give them any reason for them to say no
They have never denied you before
I know but last year they nearly did and it was –
– 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!
Do you really think so?
Of course! You don’t hear of grown ups living with their parents?
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.]
Where we can throw the most amazing parties everyday and eat cake and chocolate and drink sugar filled drinks like Fanta
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]