'Wrap Pack' - soap May 2005 - scripting by Tom Corrigan
'Wrap Pack' - Scenes 1-1-2, 1-1-4 one male, one female
Genre: Thriller with double-crossing and adventure, set in Canterbury of today. This is also entertaining and fast moving.
Jack - number three in the company, funny, a flawed hero, early 20s, street-wise, but not as clever and experienced and sophisticated as he thinks he is. He is constantly deflated in his chat-up lines.
Sarah - early 20s, makes film props. Can she see through Jack? She is determined and professional, but socially a bit young and inexperienced. How does she feel about being chatted up by Jack? The entertainment of this scene is that the listeners do not know yet. The next scenes will show. This is the comic build-up. In fact, Sarah really means that she wants to show off her prop-building work to Jack, and she does not invite him back to her flat for any other purpose.
Back story - these are scenes from the first episode of the soap. Jack should be working but is taking leisure time off to date the props girl. He works for a location-finding film company, and they get caught up in the type of plot of the film they are working in pre-production for. This adventure turns out to be about the central prop of the film - the CHALICE OF THE BLACK PRINCE. The Black Prince is buried in Canterbury Cathedral. Jack will later dig into the tomb and discover the real treasure to replace the prop!
The listener has to be entertained by the jokes here - how Jack keeps deflating himself.
INT: THE LOFT BAR. MONDAY EVENING. JACK IS ON A DATE WITH SARAH, THE PROPS GIRL.
FX: PEOPLE TALKING, MUSIC, GLASSES CLINKING.
JACK: So she said "Your social liaisons are a liability and I can not let you jeopardise this deal Flanagan" and and I thought, there is no way I will take that kind of abuse. "I didn't sign on to this company, nor nor graft some serious hard work - and talent - for it so I could be treated in such a way
SARAH: Oh Jack.
JACK so I left.
SARAH: You left the company?
JACK: No. The room.
SARAH: So what exactly do you do Jack?
JACK: I'm a location finder. I work for "Default Settings" - our company......
(SARAH NOT IMPRESSED)
Like, for instance, you make props, right? And, this film we're on at the mo.... The.. err The Chalice Of The Black Prince or whatever. While you're building these props, safely in the comfort of your own home. I'm off dangerously searching for suitable locations for them to shoot their scenes.
SARAH: (TURNED ON) Danger? Mmmm you are brave. What dangerous locations do you have lined up for this film?
JACK: Canterbury High Street.
SARAH: (DEFLATED) Oh. Say, if you're interested, I would love to show you some of my work.
SARAH: At home.
JACK: At home you say? Well I guess that could be okay.
SARAH: I mean my work's not dangerous like yours.
JACK: Few jobs are.
INT: JACK'S CAR. MONDAY NIGHT. JACK IS DRIVING SARAH HOME AFTER THEIR DATE.
FX: ENGINE NOISES.
JACK: 'Voulez vous couchez avec moi ce soir'?
SARAH: Mmmmm speak more French to me
JACK: That's all I know.
SARAH: (DISAPPOINTED) Ohh.
JACK: I know a few swear words?
SARAH: My house is here
FX: ENGINE STOPS. FAINT DOG BARKING.
I can't wait to show you the Chalice.
JACK: The what?
SARAH: You know, the Chalice Of the Black Prince - it's the most important prop for the film.
JACK: Oh So when you said you wanted to "show me your work", you actually meant, "show me your work"?
SARAH: Of course! Silly.
JACK: (SARCASTIC) Great.
FX: CAR DOOR OPENS. DOG BARKING LOUDER.
SARAH: It took me 22 days to make - I'm very proud. Come on in
JACK: Just a minute love, I gotta make a phone call I'll follow.
FX: DOOR CLOSES. PHONE BUTTONS.
(JACK HEARS COLIN ON THE PHONE)
JACK: Yeah, Colin? Jack here. Look, this is a wasted night. You were right, dating work mates - bad idea. What you up to?
JACK: Working this late? That's my boy! But (MUNDANE) with Fe-li-ci-ty? Hey, whatever floats your boat.
(COLIN QUICKLY REPLIES)
JACK: Look I'll finish up here real quick, then I'll swing by. We can pick up some beers or something. Maybe watch some interesting vids. Cool?
(COLIN IS REPLYING)
FX: LOUD BANGING ON THE DOOR
JACK: What the !
FX: DOOR OPENS
SARAH: Jack! The Jewel! It's been stolen!
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