The Food(Short film Script)

The Food(Short film Script)

Kitchen. Day. Int

Camera opens on James in the kitchen preparing noodles. He got everything into the pot and brought out a phone from his pocket with a headphone, then put on the music to dance. There came a knock on the door, while James struggles to look after the pot, he broke a plate. He sighs and goes to get the door.

James: o boy, na you wan break this door?

Sam: (smiles) I thought you are in usual sleep. So, I have to knock so hard.

James: please, come in.

CUT TO kitchen

Dan and Mike entered through the back door slowly. Mike lays his hand on the pot while Dan looks out. They both left.

CUT TO Room

Sam: I don’t understtttttttttt…………………. (Searches his pocket).

James: (amazed) what’s it?

Sam: I have misplaced my phone. (Reaches for the door and left)

James: (sighs) Rubbish! One day, you will surely misplace your life. Thank heavens, you left. If not, I don’t know how both of us would have struggled with this little noodles that am cooking. (Giggles as he enters the kitchen. His eyes caught the lit stove. He was shocked, and then searches around before seeing the back door ajar. He storms out as camera panes to capture Dan and Mike making to open the pot. Dan was first to see James as both elopes while chases along. A hot chase as camera follows behind).

Roadside.Day.Ext

A long shot on Dan and Mike who were deliberating. A car/ keke na pep emerges. James comes into view. Mike carries the pot on top of the car/ keke.

James: (angry) Guys, I hate this sort of joke. You know, I don’t make mockery of my stomach.

Dan: (smiles) you made us to run. (The car/keke leaves as they argue)

James: where is it?

Mike: (turns to see the car leaving) there, it is.

James: what!!!! (he looks around and saw a bicycle. He climbs and ride away on a full speed as he gets near, a beautiful lady seated inside the car/keke smiled at him. He tried smiling back, losing his entire focus and jump into a ditch. As he makes to get up, a trailer was falling on top of him. He was shouting on top of his voice).

Room.day.int

James wakes up shouting and almost sweating. Enter Sam, carrying a plate of noodles while Dan and Mike followed with spoons.

Sam: o boy, come and eat o. can you imagine how you are sweating? (Dan and Mike laughed).

James: E no good o, make person dey sleep when hungry dey catch am o. (All laughed as they eat).

FADES.



4 thoughts on “The Food(Short film Script)” by Uchechukwu Obiakor (@uchechukwu1)

  1. The tense mix-up is so much and so glaring as to be really surprising. Other than that, I think this is nice.

  2. “He got everything into the pot and brought out a phone from his pocket with a headphone, then put on the music to dance. There came a knock on the door, while James struggles to look after the pot, he broke a plate. He sighs and goes to get the door.”

    Try this:

    “He put all the ingredients and noddles into the pot, and then pulls out his phone from his pocket.

    Wearing the headphones attached, he starts to play music.

    As he takes a plate while nodding his head to the music only him can hear, a knock from the door startles him and he drops the plate.

    He sighs and walks towards the door”

    Another thing:

    “(Reaches for the door and left)”

    Should be:

    “(Reaches for the door. Opens it and leaves)”

    Edit! Edit!!!

    The errors are mostly structural and sentence construction – syntax I think.

    Clean this up. You can do better.

    Interesting story though.

  3. Seun’s said it all. Sometimes tense/grammatical/formatting mistakes can make a reader biased about the quality of the story/plot.

  4. Hmmm *disapproving sound*

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