SCENE 1: INT.BEDROOM.DAY/NIGHT
The first scene opens with a clip from the Skyrim E3 trailer. Halfway through the clip cuts to a shot of someone’s room. The cameras pans slowly across the somewhat messy room, fairly littered with rubbish and games posters on the walls. The camera continues to pan until it reaches the sight of a 19 year old boy, staring at his screen. He gets ready for the end and shouts -FUS RO DAH- along with the trailer…
There is a flash cut of him also doing this in public to show how his mind is always in another world. He finally comes back to reality and looks around as if he is lost. Then a frown crosses along his face and he looks to the ground. Shortly after, the title of the short film appears.
scene 2: int.bedroom.day/night
We find the boy (let’s call him Leon) speaking to his online friends/teammates via Steam. He appears confident and calm as communicates to his internet friends. All conversation via Steam
Hey man, that was a sick match we had.
Definately. You’re a preety good team leader.
It’s cool. You got game.
Leon is chuffed at the comment he got from Tonton. Then conversation continues shortly after.
So mate, I was thinking. There’s this competition in about a month, best team wins £10,000 between them.
Yeah, we could use someone like you. We should meet up at some soon, like this weekend.
Leon’s slight smile all the sudden turns to a nervous pout as the words “Meet Up?” play in his mind. He turns away from his computer…
Another flash cut ensues as he turns around in the street to find two people having a conversation. He observes there movements, facial expressions but nothing registers in his head. He starts to look tense, his eyes blinking fast, he hands are shaking. Leon then turns away from the two…
Another flash cut ensues and Leon turns back to his computer, he pauses for a moment and then types…
I’m visiting my grandparents this weekend so I can’t man.
Ah, fair game mate. Another time?
Leon logs out, takes in a deep breath and then starts to look drained. The scene then cuts to black.
scene 3: int. room. day/night
We find Leon playing Warzone on his computer. As usual he’s doing abnormally well in his game,showing extreme concentration in his play.
ext. city centre. day.
Another Flash cut of himself in the city center, sitting on a bench. We find Leon, making a gun shape with his hand. “shooting” at something.
We flash cut back to Leon playing his game. He concentration reaches a new level. It’s get to the point where he actually starts seeing himself in the game.
ext. city centre. day
We flash cut back to the scene where Leon is “shooting his gun”. We find that he is actually make believe shooting at pedestrians. This is this show his further plunge into social isolation.
int. bedroom. day/night.
We jump back to the scene where Leon is playing his game. Everything is getting more intense, when all of the sudden, he loses. He appears stunned, barely moving and then we cut to black.
scene 4: ext. city centre. day.
The scene starts with Leon walking along the streets of his home city in a lost state. Throughout out this part of the scene several of the shots will be using a forced perspective to make the buildings look bigger to impose him.
As he continues forward, he comes across a closed game store. For a while he just stands there and looks foward. After a while, two boys who shown previously in the film show up beside him. Leon, who is nervous at first. Decides to break the silence.
TOM AND GEOFF:
Yo what’s up?
So what brings you guys here?
We were gonna pick up the new Warzone game but as you can see…
You play Warzone too? My ranks general on it.
Nice man. My user name is Tonton.
Wait, the Corporal Rank Tonton?
I’m Lonewolf, the guy you were speaking playing with the other day.
(Smiling)Awesome, so we finally meet in person. Well, since here is closed, we’re gonna head back to mine and chill. Wanna come with? Leon has a slight pause in shock thinking in the back of his head with joy that people actually want to be friends with him. He agrees and heads off with them. As he leaves. He takes one look back at the game shop and then continues with them