I tried my hands in screenwriting at the University of East London Great Britain. I did not pass the module. My tutor at the time told me to have three characters only, I had four.I felt I had to have four. If you are a screenwriting expert, would like to buy my efforts made in screenwriting?
MS2201 – ScreenWriting
INT – In the flat – Same day - AM
A four bedroom flat with a large airy living room with large windows located somewhere
Chanelle: My hair is not working for me today. I think I have to add more mousse to it making it curly. (Hands in mid air turning to face LaTonya).
LaTonya: That will make your weave look like a bee – hive. (laughing)
Standing at the bedroom door hands on her hips having a set expression
Tracie: What do you think of my shoes (looking down) hmmn …
LaTonya: (fixed attention) They are nice … white with polka dots … and a green sleeveless dress with a black waist sash … why not try the black open toe pumps with the green bow at the back … looks better with the dress. (winking)
Still standing at the door; hesitant, then walked into the bedroom to sit on a plush red armchair; legs crossed.
Chanelle: (Still facing the mirror, working her hair) Have you seen Lillian today? … she is not out with the “I’m only 5 feet 2 inches tall but I walk and act like a 6 feet plus kind of guy …
LaTonya: Talk about confidence (smiling)
Chanelle: Confidence! … you say … that’s more like arrogance to me__
Tracie: You would say that babes, because you’ve never liked him.
Unaware that Lillian was standing at the door listening.
Lillian: All the better … good riddance to bad rubbish. (Walking into the bedroom, standing at the centre) … No offence taken, though
The four simultaneously burst out laughing.
INT - In the kitchen – Same day – PM
Tracie: (fidgeting with the coffee maker) How do you work this thing … (turning to face Lillian cutting up carrots at the table) I have been struggling with it, naughty thing. (Smiling).
Lillian: (Stopping the cutting, putting knife down)
Walking over to Tracie and standing beside her.
Lillian: You are something else, really. (Left hand on top of the coffee maker and right hand touching the knobs). See … here, I have fixed it. So … how much do you pay me__
Tracie: Yeah right! Like I owe you or something__
Lillian: Yeah! Like you owe me or something
Both bursting out laughing
In the kitchen – At the table – Same day
Lillian: Does it look like I have gained weight (standing, doing a right about turn, to face Tracie).
Tracie: (Lifting up head from the mug) I’m not sure … you know … you’ve always been a big girl to me … in size … you know … no offence__
Lillian: None taken. But seriously I think I have gained weight because the scales are telling me something totally different from I what I expected.
Sitting down, facing Tracie
Tracie: (Hands folded under the table, rapt expression) What awere you expecting?
Lillian: I don’t know something__
Tracie: Something like I have lost about 2 stone. And I hardly see you exercise or watch what you eat.
Tracie: (taking a deep breath) Well in my own opinion, if you are considering loosing weight … sweetheart … I would suggest for starters … honey … watching what you eat … no midnight snacking … eating sensibly … in terms of consuming nutritious meals and exercise!
Lillian makes a face
Tracie: See! I have got you there!
Lillian: Exercises are quite wearisome, tiresome, I tell you!
Tracie: (Chuckling) Nothing is ever easy … sweetheart … speaking of who … Have you seen Chanelle? We are supposed to go to the grocery store together.
Lillian: With Chanelle? So when did you start shopping together … or am I missing something?
Tracie: (Smiling) No! You are not, as a matter of fact, it is something we have taken into consideration and have agreed to every now and then__
Lillian: (Leaning towards Tracie, whispering conspiratorially) Like no more arguments, and shouting over each other …
Tracie: People grow … you know … and girls … women … ladies … do just that__
Checking her watch
Tracie: She is taking much longer than is expected. I have to go find out what she is up to … my coffee’s cold.
She takes mug to the skin, draining it, and rinsing it out to put it back on the rack.
INT – Living Room – Same day – PM
Chanelle’s eyes are glued to the television screen
Tracie: Chanelle! You hoo! … are we still going?
Chanelle: (Turning to face Tracie) If I may … ask? …
Tracie: To the mall … sweetie … don’t make me over there and get you off the sofa (smiling)