Nice to MEAT you – Script

I had the task of writing the script. I had never writen a script before so it was a difficult task which took several hours. Here is the first draft of the script:

Scene 1 – Zombie/brother bathroom cut scene

Zombie: staring into mirror, head slightly tilted with a vacant look.

David (Brother): Looks into mirror and does shirt up while humming to himself.

David

Come on, get a move on! You don’t want to be late.

Zombie: Grunts. (Subtitles say: Yeah yeah, whatever)

David: goes into the zombie’s room and does up zombie’s tie & moves back into his room to have one last look in the mirror.

Zombie & David: walk out of their rooms together and walk towards the front door.

David: locks the front door while the Zombie stands there with a vacant expression.

Nieghbour

Hi guys, going out are we? Have a nice evening

Zombie: turns to nieghbour and grunts (Subtitles say: Mind your own fucking business)

David: Nudges the Zombie with a slightly cross look

David

(Whispers to Zombie)

Hey, be nice!

David: turns to nieghbour

Thanks very much, you have a nice night too.

Nieghbour: walks out of shot

David: turns to Zombie

David

Right, I’ll see you later. behave yourself & have fun

David: walks away to the left

Zombie: Looks at him walking away for a few seconds and then Grunts. (Subtitles say: Twat.) Then Zombie walks away in the opposite direction.

Fade to black – indicates time passing

Scene 2 – Zombie/David/Sally restaurant cut scene

Sally: Sitting at the table, sipping her drink. The chair next to her is pulled out.

David: sits down next to Sally

Sally: looks confused

David

Hi, sorry I’m late, I was getting these for you

David: Hands over flowers

Zombie: Walks out of the toilet and goes back to the table where Sally is.

David

How did you know I like Coke?

Zombie: Now standing behind David

David: Turns around to see Zombie there. Stands up, looking very puzzled.

Zombie: Sits down, same vacant stare as always

David: Gets a different chair, still looking puzzled

Food arrives

Zombie: Starts devouring his meal

Sally: Looks at Zombie lovingly

David: Turns to Sally

David

So you’ve doubled booked yourself with my own brother & you’re not even going to acknowledge I’m here…

Sally: Turns to David

Sally

Wow, he’s your brother? I don’t know what to say. I can rearrange the date with you

Sally: Carries on looking lovingly at Zombie

David: Starts to get angry

David

Are you kidding me? You like him?

David: Gets more and more angry

David

Why do you even like him? He’s nothing but a monster!

Everyone: Stops their conversations and stares at David

Zombie: Stop eating his meal

Zombie

[Grunt] – I’m just a zombie

Sally

How rude! He’s really nice and caring.

David

I can’t believe you seriously like that! Is this what you want? A “person” like this?!

Sally: Continues to look at Zombie lovingly

David: Gets more annoyed

David

I can be like him! If you want someone like that, then I can be like that!

David: Turns around and bites the person behind him

Man 1

OW! Dude! what are you doing?! I think I’m bleeding…oh no, wait, you didn’t break the skin. But Ow though!

Sally: looks appalled at David’s behaviour and gets up to leave

Sally

I can’t believe you would take the piss out of your own brother!

Sally: Turns to Zombie

Zombie: Looks up from plate of food

Sally

I’ll call you

Zombie: Looks at brother in disappointment, gets up to leave and looks at David

Zombie

[Grunt] – You’re the monster

 

After I had writen this we had a group meeting (sadly not everyone could join us), we changed some bits and added some bits to make it funnier. Other people that weren’t in the meeting changed some things as well. There were four drafts of the script. Here is the finished script:

Scene 1 – Zombie/brother bathroom cut scene

In this scene the camera pan round through children’s photos, then onto two calenders and moves down the corridor. The two brothers are getting ready for a date, David helps the Zombie to get dressed and then they leave for their date. They run into a neighbour and then the brothers part their ways to go to their date.

Zombie: staring into mirror, head slightly tilted with a vacant look.

David (Brother): Looks into mirror and does shirt up while humming to himself.

David

Come on, get a move on! You don’t want to be late.

Zombie

[Grunts] – Piss off

David: goes into the zombie’s room and does up zombie’s tie

David

Now now, that’s not the attitude you should be having for your first date!

David: moves back into his room to have one last look in the mirror.

Zombie & David: walk out of their rooms together and walk towards the front door.

David: locks the front door while the Zombie stands there with a vacant expression.

Nieghbour

Hi guys, going out are we? Have a nice evening

Zombie: turns to nieghbour

Zombie

[Grunts] – I’m gonna fucking eat you

David: Nudges the Zombie with a slightly cross look

David

(Whispers to Zombie)

…Be nice!

David: turns to nieghbour

Thanks very much, you have a nice night too.

Nieghbour: walks out of shot

David: turns to Zombie

David

Right, I’ll see you later. behave yourself & have fun

David: walks away to the left

Zombie: Looks at him walking away for a few seconds.

Zombie

  [Grunts] – Twat.

Zombie: Walks away in the opposite direction.

Fade to black – indicates time passing

Scene 2 – Zombie/David/Sally restaurant cut scene

In this scene David gets to the restaurant and sits down next to his date but he doesn’t know that Zombie is there seeing her too. The Zombie comes out of the toilet and sits at the table. David finds out that Sally double booked herself with his own brother. David gets very annoyed and angry and bites someone behind him. Sally is appalled at David’s behaviour and decides to leave. After she leaves David is still very annoyed and bites the waiter as he puts the bill down. Zombie gets up and leaves.

Sally: Sitting at the table, sipping her drink. The chair next to her is pulled out.

David: sits down next to Sally

Sally: looks confused

David

Hi, sorry I’m late, I was getting these for you

David: Hands over flowers

Zombie: Walks out of the toilet and goes back to the table where Sally is.

David

How did you know I liked Sprite?

Zombie: Now standing behind David

David: Turns around to see Zombie there. Stands up, looking very puzzled.

David

What are you doing here?

Zombie: Sits down, same vacant stare as always

David: Gets a different chair, still looking puzzled

Food arrives

Zombie: Starts devouring his meal

Sally: Looks at Zombie lovingly

David: Turns to Sally

David

So you’ve doubled booked yourself with my own brother & you’re not even going to acknowledge I’m here…

Sally: Carries on looking lovingly at Zombie

David: Starts to get angry

David

Are you kidding me? You like him?

David: Gets more and more angry

David

Why do you even like him? He’s nothing but a monster!

Everyone: Stops their conversations and stares at David

Zombie: Stop eating his meal

Zombie

[Grunt] – I’m just a zombie

Sally

How rude! He’s really nice and caring.

Zombie

[Grunt] – Fuck off bitch

David

I can’t believe you seriously like that! Is this what you want? A “person” like this?!

Sally: Continues to look at Zombie lovingly

David: Gets more annoyed

David

I can be like him! If you want someone like that, then I can be like that!

David: Turns around and bites the person behind him

Woman 1

OW! What the-?!

Sally: looks appalled at David’s behaviour and gets up to leave

Sally

I can’t believe you be so cruel to your own brother!

Sally: Turns to Zombie

Zombie: Looks up from plate of food

Sally

I’ll call you

Sally: leaves

Awkward pause and then the waiter put the bill in between the brothers. David, still very angry, bites the waiter…

Zombie: Looks at brother in disappointment, gets up to leave and looks at David

Zombie

[Grunt] – You’re the monster

David: still holding the waiter’s arm as Zombie turns and leaves.

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