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Cheat
by Abbey Markey (Pretty_kitty_abbey@hotmail.com)

Rated: PG-13   Genre: Teen Movies   User Review:
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SHORT screenplay for a British film following urban teenagers in the present day, depicting real-life events in a independent way.


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CHEAT

FADE IN:

INT. ALEXA'S BEDROOM - DAY
                                                            
The bedroom we enter is a modern, medium sized room. There
is soft lighting and an airy atmosphere, making it appear
that it is summer time. The floor has clothes strewn across
it, as does the bed; it is obviously a teenage girl's room
from the magazines, make-up and school books which are
scattered around. There are a number of photographs of a boy
and a girl in frames and on a notice-board, in addition to
this there are several sashes with 'Cutest Couple' pinned on
the wall.
                                                            
The camera pans around the room and focuses on the
photographs, it slowly tracks in towards these photographs.
As this is happening diagetic sounds of phone conversations
between a boy and a girl, and a girl and her best friend are
heard.
                                                            
                       ALEXA (V/O)
      (To Andy)
Really? You want to like, make it
official?
Like, a boyfriend/girlfriend
thing?
                                                            
                       KATE (V/O)
      (To Alexa)
Yeah Lex go for it! He seems well
nice, proper fit and everything.
Mate, you're so lucky!
                                                            
                       ANDY
      (To Alexa)
I know it's only been a few months
but, well, what I'm trying to say
is, like, Lex I love you.
                                                            
                       KATE
      (To Alexa)
God I wish I has someone like
Andy; he's just genuine isn't he.
I know I always say it but you are
SO lucky to have had him for two
years Lexie.
                                                            
                                         DISSOLVE TO.
                                                            

2.

A montage sequence of Alexa and Andy's relationship history.
There is bright lighting, as it is summer time; we see their
first date at a fairground as well as their anniversaries
and them winning 'Cutest Couple'.

The bright, key lighting suddenly merges into backlighting
as we witness arguements, awkward dates and ignoring of each
other when with friends.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO.
                                                            
An AERIAL SHOT of a park in winter, there are no leaves on
the trees, the grass is water-logged and muddy, there are
hardly any people around.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO.
                                                            
M/S with the couple and several of their friends standing
and talking in the middle of a pathway.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO.
                                                            
The exterior of a small suburban house, the camera swiftly
arcs around the house and zooms in through the small back
door. The camera then tracks into a medium close-up of Alexa
and Kate.
                                                            
 
INT. NATHAN'S HOUSE/ PARTY - NIGHT
                                                            
The room is primarily dark, the only light is coming from
fairy lights strung up around the living room, there is a
boy DJ'ing on decks near Alexa and Kate, who are dancing
with a few friends.They both have WKD drinks in their hands
and are laughing.
                                                            
ML/S of the group
                                                            
                       ALEXA
      (Mid-laugh)
Oh my god Frankie seriously you
have to stop making me laugh! I
look like a right maniac!
                                                            
                       KATE
      (Sarcastically)
Yeah mate like you're not already
one!
                                                            
                                         CUT TO.
                                                            
MC/U of Alexa
                                                            

3.

                       ALEXA
      (To Kate)
Have you seen Andy? He said he was
gonna come. But argh, you know
what he's like; he's annoying me
so much...
                                                            
                       KATE
      (Smugly)
Nah, he told me he's definitely
gonna come. Did he not tell you
last night?
                                                            
BC/U of Alexa
                                                            
                       ALEXA
Last night?
                                                            
C/U of Kate
                                                            
                       KATE
Yeah, after school? Did he not
ring you?
                                                            
                       ALEXA
      (Angrily)
No...what a...ARGH!
                                                            
Kate looks around the room as if she is bored of talking to
Alexa, at this point the camera switches to directly over
Kate's shoulder, focusing on a worried looking Alexa.
                                                            
                       KATE
Oh well he rang me.
                                                            
Kate walks off leaving Alexa looking angry and a little
stunned.
                                                            
                                         DISSOLVE TO.
                                                            
 
EXT. NATHAN'S GARDEN - NIGHT
                                                            
TRACKING SHOT of Kate walking over towards Nathan.
The garden is in pitch black apart from a few candles
scattered around the tables and a security light on the
wall.
Nathan, lit in bottom lighting, is leaning against a wall
smoking a cigarette, whilst swigging from a beer can,
chatting to a couple of his boy mates.
                                                            

4.

                       KATE
      (Slowly sauntering
       over)
Where have you been?
                                                            
M/S of Nathan and his friends.
                                                            
Nathan gestures to his friends to leave.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO.
                                                            
LOW ANGLE SHOT of Nathan
                                                            
                       NATHAN
      (Quietly)
I told you to come over early, and
if you don't it's not my fault
that I got mates to entertain, you
get me?
                                                            
                                         CUT TO.
                                                            
MC/U of Kate
                                                            
Kate takes a step forward, gently resting her hand on
Nathan's chest as she leans in towards his cheek.
                                                            
                       KATE
      (Whispering)

You..don't..tell..me..what..to..do.
YOU get me?
                                                            
                                         CUT TO.
                                                            
HIGH ANGLE SHOT of Nathan
                                                            
Nathan nods slowly.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO.
                                                            
M/S of Nathan and Kate.
                                                            
                       KATE
Now, you understand what we gotta
do tonight? She ain't gonna be
strutting around like
miss-high-and-mighty anymore.
                                                            
                       NATHAN
Yeah I get it.She hasn't drunk
that much yet, I've been watching.
When do you wanna start?
                                                            

5.

                                         CUT TO.
                                                            
OVER THE SHOULDER SHOT of Kate.
                                                            
                       KATE
      (Slyly looking
       around)
Mmm, I know I have too. Ten
minutes, we'll be in the kitchen,
be there and get us drinks.
                                                            
Kate takes a swig of Nathan's beer, turns and goes off to
find Alexa.
                                                            
                                         DISSOLVE TO.
                                                            
BC/U of Nathan.
                                                            
Nathan waits a moment, then the camera tracks alongside him
as he gradually makes his way through his house to the
kitchen.
                                                            
 
INT. NATHAN'S KITCHEN - NIGHT
                                                            
The kitchen is dimly lit and is engulfed by the cigarette
smoke from people smoking. Diagetic music and voices can be
heard from the living room, as well as the hum of the
teenagers talking in the kitchen.
Nathan takes out a bottle of vodka and chats to a large
group of his friends as he waits for Alexa and Kate.
                                                            
                                         JUMP CUT TO.
                                                            
The camera slowly panning a full 360 degrees around Alexa
and Kate, they are dancing provocatively in amongst a large
group of boys.
                                                            
                                         JUMP CUT TO.
                                                            
Nathan and the others doing vodka shots.
                                                            
                                         JUMP CUT TO.
                                                            
Alexa and Kate dancing and laughing with two boys; as the
non-diagetic music of 'Lean Back-Fat Joe' gets louder the
camera starts to pan faster.
                                                            
                                         JUMP CUT TO.
                                                            
Nathan laughing and pouring some WKD out of the bottle and
filling the rest up with vodka.
                                                            

6.

                                         JUMP CUT TO.
                                                            
L/S of Alexa and Kate stumbling over to the sofa and falling
onto it.
                                                            
MC/U of Alexa and Kate.
                                                            
                       ALEXA
Ahh I'm sooo hot!
                                                            
                       KATE
Tell me about it, lets go get a
drink or something.
                                                            
                                         JUMP CUT TO.
                                                            
The camera zooms out as Alexa and Kate stand up, it lowers
down to their feet and we then track alongside their and
other character's feet as they make their way to the
kitchen.
                                                            
C/U of Nathan.
                                                            
                       NATHAN
      (Smiling)
Ladies , you alright? wanna drink
yeah?
                                                            
MC/U of Kate and Alexa.
                                                            
                       ALEXA
      (Looks at Kate,
       then at Nathan)
Yeah s'pose so, not too much
trouble for the host now is it?
(Laughs)
                                                            
                       NATHAN
      (Retrieving the
       drink he has made
       from behind him
       and handing it to
       Alexa)
Nah not too much trouble at all
gorgeous.
                                                            
BC/U of Alexa drinking.
                                                            
BC/U of Kate watching her.
                                                            

7.

                       KATE
      (Quietly to Alexa)
Um, I need to go loo. You'll be
alright with Nath yeah?
                                                            
Alexa nods.
                                                            
                                         DISSOLVE TO.
                                                            
A montage sequence of Nathan and Alexa talking, dancing and
drinking. There are many big close-ups of Nathan pouring
Alexa drinks and extreme close-ups of their eyes, mouths and
hands as they begin to intimately dance and talk together.
                                                            
                                         DISSOLVE TO.
                                                            
 
INT. NATHAN'S LIVING ROOM - NIGHT
                                                            
EC/U of Nathan's mouth.
                                                            
                       NATHAN
      (Licking his lips)
You know Lex you're well pretty,
nah I know that sounds cheesy but
you are, like, properly pretty
babe.
                                                            
EC/U of Alexa's eyes.
                                                            
                       ALEXA
      (Smirking)
Ergh Nathan no! I'm really not
you're just like, properly drunk
innit?!
                                                            
They laugh
                                                            
BC/U of Nathan's hand.
                                                            
                       NATHAN
      (Brushing an
       eyelash from
       Alexa's cheek)
Nah I'm not, I just wanna say it
before I lose the bottle to. And
to do this...
                                                            
OVER THE SHOULDER SHOT of Alexa.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO.
                                                            

8.

A POV SHOT from beneath a staircase, between the steps we
can see Nathan take Alexa's hand and lead her towards the
stairs, the person who's POV SHOT it is sneezes and the
camera tilts down; quickly it then tilts higher than before
to witness Nathan and Alexa walking up the stairs right
above it.
                                                            
The camera then cuts to another POV SHOT from the other side
of the room, directly opposite the staircase, watching Kate
climb out from under the stairs. We cut to Kate's POV SHOT
as she follows Nathan and Alexa; the camera tilts downwards
as she climbs the stairs and then upwards when she reaches
the top.
                                                            
POV SHOT of Nathan and Kate going into Nathan's bathroom.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO.
                                                            
 
INT. NATHAN'S BATHROOM - NIGHT
                                                            
The bathroom has a low ceiling and minimal lighting coming
from a few lamps on two opposite walls. The air is thick
with cigarette smoke and the ends of these cigarettes litter
the ceramic floor. It is tiled with dark red tiles and empty
cans and bottles line the window sill.
                                                            
L/S of Alexa and Nathan, the camera then tracks in to an
OVER THE SHOULDER SHOT of Alexa.
                                                            
                       ALEXA
      (Resting on the
       sink, laughing)
Oh my god I nearly fell up them
stairs!
                                                            
                       NATHAN
      (Laughing back)
Lex you are THE clumsiest...but
fittest girl I know; now shall we
see where your lips accidently
land gorgeous?
                                                            
EC/U of Alexa's mouth.
                                                            
                       ALEXA
      (Mumbling)
You know..um..I dunno if this
is...like..such a good thing
Nathan.
                                                            
EC/U of Nathan's mouth.
                                                            

9.

                       NATHAN
      (Licking his lips)
Come on Lex, s'only a bita fun.
What you scared of? Andy-pandy
ain't here, nobody's here,
no-one's gonna know babe!
                                                            
OVER THE SHOULDER SHOT of Alexa as Nathan strokes her hair
and then kisses her.
                                                            
                                         JUMP CUT TO.
                                                            
Kate's POV SHOT of looking through the slightly open
bathroom door at the reflection of Nathan and Alexa in the
bathroom mirror.
                                                            
                                         JUMP CUT TO.
                                                            
MC/U of Nathan and Alexa as Nathan watches himself and Alexa
in the mirror. He then twists around so that Alexa is now
facing the mirror. We jump cut very quickly to extreme
close-ups of their mouths kissing, Alexa's hands in Nathan's
hair, and Nathan's hand on the wall edging closer to the
mirror.
                                                            
Alexa opens her eyes and sees herself in the mirror, the
camera pans around them a full 360 degrees, getting faster
and faster, until Nathan accidently pushes the mirror off
its' hook, it falls and shatters on the floor. The pair
abruptly pull away from each other.
                                                            
LOW ANGLE SHOT of Nathan.
                                                            
                       NATHAN
      (Picking up the
       shards of glass)
Woah mate! Sorry Lex. Not hurt or
nothing are ya?
                                                            
HIGH ANGLE SHOT of Alexa.
                                                            
                       ALEXA
      (Shaking her head)
What are you doing! Tryna to kill
me or something!
                                                            
ML/S of Nathan and Alexa.
                                                            
                       NATHAN
      (Throwing some of
       the shards in the
       sink, moving
       closely towards
       Alexa)
            (MORE)

10.

                       NATHAN (cont'd)
What am I doing?! What are you
doing? What about Andy?!
                                                            
                       ALEXA
      (Clumsily edging
       backwards from
       Nathan and
       towards the door)
What? what?! God, I dunno, this...
just happened. I dunno what I feel
anymore. Oh my god.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO.
                                                            
TILTED FRAME SHOT of Alexa stumbling out of the bathroom and
trying to remain upright as she moves along the wall toward
the staircase. We cut to a close-up of Nathan smiling in the
bathroom and then track out to see Kate smiling and standing
beside him.
                                                            


FADE OUT.


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