A Pen's Worth

Characters (1)

Ava - Ava Peng.  Offered the gift as a pen, but...

Script (2)

Scene 4: Gift (Started February 3 2009) #

-- Cut to classroom door, close up. --
» Students flood out (no focus).

-- Cut to feet rushing across inside building hall. --
-- Cut to front angle of Ava still working on test at desk.  Gavin sitting in front also working but off-focus. --
-- Pan to reveal Asee behind Ava. --
-- Cut to Ava's shoulder. --
» Asee taps.
-- Cut to side view of Ava (left) and Asee (right). --
» Asee offers box as gift.
» Ava happy to receive it and places it at corner of her desk.
-- Cut to corner of her desk as she places it. --
-- Cut to angle behind Ava, toward Asee. --
» Ava gives Asee gift as well.
-- Cut slight angle of side view on Ava and Asee. --
-- Zoom out to reveal William sitting a few rows away. --
» William scribbles madly with pencil, hunched over.
-- Cut to close up of pencil. --
» Pencil breaks.
-- Cut to angle of William. --
» William agonizes over broken pencil.
-- Cut to Gavin's seat (he's hunched over writing). --
» Gavin sits up into view and pulls out cellphone to look at time, then looks upward at clock.
-- Cut to clock showing it's late. --
-- Cut to Gavin. --
» Gavin starts packing up.
-- Cut to his desk. --
» Gavin stacks and puts away his binders.
-- Cut to his backpack. --
» Gavin packs up, picks up his backpack and about to leave.
-- Cut to corner of Ava's desk. --
» Gavin walks by, knocks the box slightly off the desk.
-- Cut to floor with book. --
» Pen hits book and bounces off sideways.
-- Close up on box. --
» Pen falls out of bottom of the box.
-- Cut to Ava and Asee (side view), still chatting. --
» Gavin walks by.
» Asee trying to figure out how to open gift.  Ava opens it for him and he's happy.
-- Cut to angle of William, head on one hand. --
» Fiddling with pencil, not sure what to do.
» William glances around a bit wearily, then stop and stare at floor.

-- Cut to pen on floor. --
-- Cut back to William, surprised. --
» William leans over to pick up pen and examines.
-- Cut to full view of William and his desk covered in pencil pieces. --
» William tests pen a bit and starts scribbling madly.
-- Cut back Ava and Asee. --
» Asee happy with gift after seemingly taking a long time to open it.
» Ava happy as well and turns back toward her desk and about to pick up box (hand on box but stops).
Asee: Oh by the way, I need it back when you're done.
» Ava confused at first.  Asee smiles back nervously.  Ava laughs, thinking it's a joke.
Ava: What's that supposed to mean?
» Asee continues smiling, looks more nervous.
Asee: I'm serious.
» Ava stops laughing/smiling, looks blank.
-- Cut to door slam as Ava leaves. --
-- Cut back to sideview, just Asee alone and box on Ava's desk. --
» Asee glances around room, confused.
-- Cut to box on desk. --
» Asee picks it up.
-- Cut to low angle upward, Asee standing. --
» Asee examines box and looks off into distance.
-- Cut to side view of Asee in distance, still examing box. --
-- Zoom out to William, still scribbling. --
» Asee, in background, looks at floor around him, then panics.  Runs out the door.
Asee: Wait! Wait!
» Sound of door slam.
» William cringes slightly, looks confused for a bit, then stares at the pen.
-- Slow zoom on pen and fade to next scene. --

Scene 10: Pen From the Sky (Pending) #

-- Cut to Ava walking home from school along park. --
-- Closeup to Ava's head. --
» Pen hits her in the head.  She looks up at first and then at the ground.
-- Cut to ground level, pen close up on ground and Ava standing in distance looking at it. --
-- Cut back to Ava closeup. --
» Ava picks up the pen and examines, then continues walking.
-- Cut to angle shot behind her as she walks away, sky darkening. --
-- Cut to side from distance as she walks by houses., darker lighting. --
-- Cut to her house as she walks in front of it and then up the driveway, evening now. --
-- Cut to sideview of front door. --
» Ava walks up and about to reach for the doorknob when the door opens.
-- Cut to front door. --
» Simon in burglar mask, black bag over his shoulder; facing door and closing it.  He turns around toward camera and is surprised.
-- Cut back to side view, Ava on left (holding pen up) and Simon on right. Moment of awkwardness. --
-- Cut to angle behind Ava. --
» Simon tries to make a break for it.
-- Cut to front of Ava closeup as Simon moves past her, snatching her pen as well. --
» Ava snaps out of her shock and gets a very serious look.  She turns around toward Simon.
-- Cut to side view. --
» Ava spins around and grabs Simon by the collar. Simon flails at first, then stops, collecting himself.
» Simon drops the bag and swings backward, trying to stab Ava with the pen.
» Ava catches his fist and kicks him in the back of the leg, forcing him down on his knees.
-- Cut to open yard away. --
» Sound of Simon getting beat up.  Simon gets thrown into the air and lands in view.
-- Cut to Simon. --
» Simon gets up, facing away, dazed.  Then snaps out of it and quickly turns toward camera, pulling out a pocketknife threateningly.
» A sword swings in and hacks it away.
-- Cut to Ava. --
» Ava raises a sword and prepares to attack.
-- Cut back to Simon. --
» Simon is surprised, steps back scared.
-- Cut to open yard. --
» Ava chases Simon with a sword for a few seconds before Simon runs off screen.  Ava throws the pen after him.
-- Cut to sidewalk with Simon dashing away. --
» The pen hits Simon in the back and he falls into some bushes.
-- Cut back to Ava. --
» Ava shakes her fist menacingly before turning around slowly to see the yard.
-- Cut to yard covered in debris, front door hanging open. --
-- Cut back to Ava, disappointed. --