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Sunday, 13 February 2011

Plot - The Treatment, The Premise and The Logline

The Treatment
Act 1
It starts with a knock at the door, Mr Duke opens the door to find his only son Damien standing in between two police officers. Damien is standing their with smile plastered on his face as if he is proud of what is happening. We follow him as he is sent to his bedroom. He stands at the top of the stairs watching as his mother and father are told of what their son has done. As the viewer we are not told what he has done, we only see the reactions of his parents. As the officers leave, Damien takes his rucksack off and takes out a few different parts of a car. (headlight, aerial, wheel cap). He walks towards the attic door and quite opens the door and sneaks into the attic. All we can sees is a flash of little through the gap of the door when he opens and shuts the door. After a few minutes he reappears and with no objects in his hands. He walks towards his bedroom trying no to make a sound. When he stops and watches as his parents and in a middle of a heated conversation.

Act 2
Damien emerges from his bedroom the morning after ready for school, walks straight downstairs and out the front door. Without a glace or an explanation for last night. He waits at the bus stop but instead of getting on the bus when it arrives, when the bus drive off he is still sitting at the bus stop. He returns home to find that his parent have gone out. He starts to rummage around, collect and take random objects to the attic. Such as tin foil, knifes and forks, disco balls and other shinny objects. He then starts to take things form his neighbours gardens as he thinks that they are all at work. He takes, some clothes from a washing line, some metal pipes and a unicycle he found and starts to return home. When he can hear a knocking from a window without looking he just runs and doesn't look back. He runs straight indoors and to the attic. Where the door slams shut and a massive bang emerges for inside the room, the sound of everything hitting the floor.
Act 3
We watch as we here noises coming from inside the attic. Moments later, there is a slam at the front door as Mrs Duke appears at the bottom of the stairs, in a very anger expression on here face. She returned home after receiving a phone call from a neighbour that saw Damien walking the streets instead of being in school. As she starts to walk up the stairs, Damien can hear her and noise come from the attic as if he was trying to hide the evidence. As she reaches the last step he appears at the door with a panic look on his face. She does not look impressed and whats to know what he has in that attic. She goes to open the door and he stands in her way. Now even more determined, she opens the attic door, the door swings back. Only to reveal object dangling from the roof, tin foil everywhere, walls have been painted black and boxes and objects used to create something. She walks around in amazement that neither her or her husband notice what there son has done. Ending with her looking down on her son and her just about in tears. The eye contact between them says it all.
The Premise
A young boy creates his own universe in his attic, from items that he has taken or found, so that he is away from his parent constant arguing and to have a place were he can dream.
The Logline
Damien is a boy that has become rebellious, in  a attempt that he believes will stop his parents constant arguing between each other, which they believe the boy has not noticed. He is constantly taking items that don't belong to him form his house or his neighbour garden to his attic, only for it to be reveal that he is creating his own universe so that he has is own place were he can be on his own and can dream.

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