Seven pathways script

Characters:    A: Main character

L: Main character’s inner devil

G: Main character’s love

W: Sins

L and G: are the same actor. L wears a mask.

 

OPENING TITLES: Hozier Work Song,

“Seven Pathways”

Darkness on set  {Noises (car crash) (screams from G) (crying from G)} {Silence}

Light beams on A.

A: is scared, crying. Starts to move around “Blind in darkness”, panicking. Continues to escalate in panic, escalates in crying.

A: “Come back to me.”

A: proceeds to curl up on the floor, crying.

{Camera pan, then zoom in.}

{Camera focuses on A: hand laying on the ground,}

L: Brush hand, lifting it. Providing comfort by lifting A.

L: “Hush now, hush.

A: looks up at L, A: recognition to L.

A: curls up up in L lap, L: strokes A hair. A: cries more.

L: “Old friends, no? A bit more maybe? Always kept me close with you, didn’t you? Well here I am. Come on, honey, pull yourself together now. I have to show you something, I’ll explain why later.”

L: lays A down, draws out ‘pen/stilus’ like object. Proceeds to draw a symbols at top (one at a time), each one resembles a sin. Each sin proceeds a scenario for A:

L: “I am sorry, if you close your eyes it will make it easier.”

Avarice:  Remains the same

Envy:    Remains the same

Sloth:     Turns red and gives A a memory A: laughs and smiles

Wrath:   Remains the same

Gluttony: Turns red and gives A a memory  A: Sheds a tear, sniffles.

Pride:   Remains the same

Lust:    Turns red and gives A a memory    A: Smiles and cries, then weeps.

W: whispers: “Drunk”, “Adulterer”, “Ignorant,”, “Greedy”, “Lazy”, “Lustful”

A: “Stop” (screaming)

W: repeat, getting louder;  “Adulterer”,”Drunk”, “Ignorant,”,  “Laziness of religion”, “Greed of alcohol”,”Lustful”

A: “stop” (gradually get quieter). Closes eyes:

MATCH CUT TO SLOTH MEMORY

{camera looks at A eyes, close and open to memory, CAMERA move around and look over A shoulder, coffee shop}

A: looks at phone shows date: Sunday 8:00. A: looks nervous.

G: arrives, A breaks into smile as does G.

G: sits down for coffee, breaks into conversation with A

G: “Long time no see?”

A: “Through no faults of our own though, you know how it is.”

G: “Yeah, I’m so happy to see you anyway, how has it been?

IRIS CUT TO A MIND (like an eye closing, looking at G), then match darkness as looking down.

W; repeating getting louder:  “Adulterer”,”Drunk”, “Ignorant,”,  “Laziness of religion”, “Greed of alcohol”,”Lustful”

CUT TO GLUTTONY MEMORY: look up at darkness on screen, match to the movement of closing a cupboard (glass in hand). CAMERA: follow glass, watch it fill up with whiskey (not actually).

(NOISE {tinkling of ice})

CAMERA: Focus on ice and whiskey, then look up as:

A: Downs drink. Tears start.

Camera (pan back)

A: fills glass up, downs it again repeating it.

J CUT to A eyesight as door opens. Blur camera lens.

G: enters door.

A: Cries,

G: “No not this again” (shouting), “Not again. Put it down. Stop drinking!”

Camera follows A eyesight (blurred), puts glass on counter.

G:  “Are you crying? Oh god. What happened. Come on. Tell me.”

A: “She…” “She…” (stutter over sob)

G: lifts A. Carries A to bed.

G: “What happened? I should have seen this coming, I knew how she was. Ok, let me help you, let me in that head of your, ok? I’m so sorry. Rest now, we can talk about this in the morning.”

CUT TO A MIND

W; repeating getting louder:  “Adulterer”,”Drunk”, “Ignorant,”,  “Laziness of religion”, “Greed of alcohol”,”Lustful”

CUT TO LUST MEMORY

A: wakes up, turns to G: in bed. Plays with G hair. “come on, wake up now.”

G: mumbles denial of morning

A: “Five more minutes, then we have to get up.”

A: Watches G breathing (duvet moving up and down with breaths.)

INVISIBLE CUT TO A MIND( finish looking at G hair, look at L hair).

L: “Calm, I’m so sorry. It is unfair, I know. You have a choice, go back with the promise of not continuing this life, or to suffer ever more.”

A: “You are giving me the choice to give up my way of life, I can do that but never will I stop loving her. I will love who I will love.”

L: “I thought so”

L & A: stage kiss,

CUT TO REALITY: camera view A body and G, holding A’s hand as though it were A ghost/spirit

G, sleeping on A hand in hospital.

Machine sounds flatlining sound (cut to footage from another film I guess to catch this?)

G: wakes, and screams. “Don’t you dare leave me. No you are not going. Stay. Please, let me in, don’t leave me. Don’t give up, I love you.”

A: “I love you too”

CUT TO A SCREEN (Work song play),

SCREEN SAY:

“If a man lies with a man as one lies with a woman, both of them have done what is detestable, Leviticus 20:13.”

Credits roll

 

 

 

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