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Producing and Directing the Short Film and Video, 4th Edition by David K. Irving, Peter W. Rea

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Appendix C

Script Sample

In this appendix you’ll find a sample of a properly formatted script. For additional scripts please visit the companion site at www.focalpress.com/9780240811741.

The Compatriot

(aka Citizen)

by James Darling

FADE IN:

INT. MINIVAN - CONTINUOUS

JONATHAN EVERMAN (18) sits alone in the center of the middle seat staring straight ahead blankly. He is bundled up with a jacket, cap, scarf and gloves. The leafless trees of the expansive forest fly by in the vehicle’s windows.

JONATHAN’S POV: The lines of the highway stream forward from the horizon. His MOTHER (45) sits in the passenger seat and his GRANDPA (67) drives.

The radio plays the start of a news cycle: “The warmest December on record…. Twenty-seven troops killed abroad…Holiday ...

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