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Nigel's Ark
by Sophie Bannon (sophiebannon@yahoo.co.uk)

Rated: PG   Genre: Mockumentary   User Review:
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EXT. ZOO - DAY
                                                            
Nigel speaks to the film crew
                                                            
                       NIGEL
Are you filming me? recording?
                                                            
LONG SHOT - HANDHELD
                                                            
                                         CUT
                                                            
 
EXT. ZOO - DAY
                                                            
Camera focuses on elephant
                                                            
CLOSE UP - HANDHELD
                                                            
                                         CUT
                                                            
 
EXT. ZOO - DAY
                                                            
Nigel talking to film crew
                                                            
MEDIUM SHOT - HANDHELD
                                                            
                       NIGEL
Do I look alright?
                                                            
                                         CUT
                                                            
 
EXT. ZOO - DAY
                                                            
Nigel looks and points at elephant and speaks to film crew
about elephant
                                                            
LONG SHOT - HANDHELD
                                                            
                       NIGEL
He's a biggen' this one ain't he!
                                                            
                                         FADE
                                                            
 
EXT. ZOO - DAY
                                                            
Camera focuses on giraffes
                                                            

2.

MEDIUM SHOT - HANDHELD
                                                            
                                         CUT
                                                            
 
EXT. ZOO - DAY
                                                            
LONG SHOT - HANDHELD
                                                            
Camera focuses on tropical birds
                                                            
                                         CUT
                                                            
 
EXT. ZOO - DAY
                                                            
Camera focuses on meerkats
                                                            
CLOSE UP - HANDHELD
                                                            
                                         CUT
                                                            
 
EXT. ZOO - DAY
                                                            
Nigel speaks to the meerkats
                                                            
LONG SHOT - HANDHELD
                                                            
                       NIGEL
These ones have names
You've got Tim, Paul, Ringo
Alright
                                                            
                                         CUT
                                                            
 
EXT. ZOO - DAY
                                                            
                       NIGEL
I just started speaking to my dog
really and then one day, out of
like no where.. he just started
speaking like
                                                            
Nigel speaks to film crew
                                                            
MEDIUM SHOT - HANDHELD
                                                            
 
EXT. ZOO - DAY
                                                            
Camera focuses on meerkats
                                                            

3.

CLOSE UP - HANDHELD
                                                            
                       NIGEL
Their quite friendly really
                                                            
                                         CUT
                                                            
 
EXT. ZOO - DAY
                                                            
Camera focuses on Nigel
                                                            
MEDIUM SHOT - HANDHELD
                                                            
                       NIGEL
Yeah.. Yeah I know
No he's just saying hello and that
                                                            
                                         CUT
                                                            
 
INT. INTERVIEW ROOM - DAY
                                                            
Interview with Nigel's ex-girlfriend Polly
                                                            
MEDIUM SHOT - STATIC
                                                            
                       POLLY
I met Nigel at my local garden
centre.
I was with my mum and I just
spotted him next to the water
fountains.
We were together for like.. 3
years?
Yeah we ended back in November.
He kept arguing with my mums
terrier.
                                                            
 
INT. INTERVIEW ROOM - DAY
                                                            
CLOSE UP - STATIC
                                                            
Interview with Polly. Polly stares at the camera.
                                                            
                                         FADE
                                                            
 
EXT. PARK - DAY
                                                            
Dog running around park
                                                            

4.

LONG SHOT - HANDHELD
                                                            
                                         CUT
                                                            
 
EXT. PARK - DAY
                                                            
Camera focuses on trees at park
                                                            
CLOSE UP - LOW ANGLE - HANDHELD
                                                            
                                         CUT
                                                            
 
EXT. PARK - DAY
                                                            
Nigel walks his dog at the park
                                                            
                       NIGEL
Rodgers six at Christmas.
When I got him, we just instantly
bonded over everything.
Food.. Parks..
He loves the park, rodger.
                                                            
LONG SHOT - HANDHELD
                                                            
                                         CUT
                                                            
 
EXT. PARK - DAY
                                                            
Nigel talks to film crew
                                                            
MEDIUM SHOT - HANDHELD
                                                            
                       NIGEL
It's Rodger really who came up
with the idea of the Ark.
The arks to save the animals.
You know? Noah.
                                                            
                                         CUT
                                                            
 
EXT. PARK - DAY
                                                            
CLOSE UP - HANDHELD
                                                            
Camera focuses on the dog
                                                            
                                         CUT
                                                            
 

5.

EXT. PARK - DAY
                                                            
LONG SHOT - HANDHELD
                                                            
Nigel carries on to walk his dog at the park
                                                            
                       NIGEL
We came up with the idea incase
something bad would happen. Then,
the plan is to save all my animals
and go somewhere.
Don't know where but I think we'll
wait until we cross that bridge.
Won't we Rodg'?
                                                            
                                         CUT
                                                            
 
EXT. PARK - DAY
                                                            
Nigel's dog runs away in the park and Nigel chases after him
                                                            
LONG SHOT - HANDHELD
                                                            
                       NIGEL
      (Shouting)
Rodg'!
Rodger!
                                                            
 
EXT. ZOO - DAY
                                                            
Camera focuses on Zoo sign
                                                            
CLOSE UP - HANDHELD
                                                            
                                         CUT
                                                            
 
EXT. ZOO - DAY
                                                            
Camera focuses on people at the zoo
                                                            
MEDIUM SHOT - HANDHELD
                                                            
                                         CUT
                                                            
 
EXT. ZOO - DAY
                                                            
                                         CUT
                                                            

6.

LONG SHOT - HANDHELD
                                                            
Camera focuses on people at the zoo looking at animals
                                                            
                                         FADE
                                                            
 
EXT. ZOO - DAY
                                                            
Nigel talks to film crew whilst looking at the peguins
                                                            
LONG SHOT - HANDHELD
                                                            
                       NIGEL
I love coming to see these lot.
Yeah I know.
(Laughs)
No no, I've know these lot for a
long time. They are an alright
bunch if I'm being honest.
                                                            
 
EXT. ZOO - DAY
                                                            
Camera focuses on penguins
                                                            
CLOSE UP - HANDHELD
                                                            
                       NIGEL
They like the idea of the whole
'ark thing' too.
All the animals just love it
really.
                                                            
                                         CUT
                                                            
 
INT. INTERVIEW ROOM - DAY
                                                            
Interview with Nigel's best friend, Andrew
                                                            
LONG SHOT - STATIC
                                                            
                       ANDREW
Yeah I met Nigel at school.
He's urm..
I suppose yeah.. hes abit..
Is he going to see this?
He's alright, yeah alright.
                                                            
                                         CUT
                                                            
 

7.

EXT. ZOO - DAY
                                                            
Camera focuses on lions
                                                            
MEDIUM SHOT - HANDHELD
                                                            
                                         CUT
                                                            
 
EXT. ZOO - DAY
                                                            
Nigel talks to the film crew about his IPad
                                                            
LONG SHOT - HANDHELD
                                                            
                       NIGEL
Heres my tablet.
Its smart this because I've typed
up on here how to build my Ark.
Look.
Its just simple really.
Wood, rope, basics you have at
home in the shed you know really.
                                                            
                                         CUT
                                                            
 
EXT. ZOO - DAY
                                                            
Camera focuses on the zoo
                                                            
LONG SHOT - LOW ANGLE - HANDHELD
                                                            
                                         CUT
                                                            
 
EXT. ZOO - DAY
                                                            
Camera focuses on Rhino
                                                            
LONG SHOT - HANDHELD
                                                            
                                         CUT
                                                            
 
EXT. ZOO - DAY
                                                            
Camera focuses on monkeys
                                                            
LONG SHOT - HANDHELD
                                                            
                                         CUT
                                                            
 

8.

EXT. ZOO - DAY
                                                            
Camera looks up at monkeys in trees
                                                            
LOW ANGLE - LONG SHOT - HANDHELD
                                                            
                       NIGEL
I love the monkeys the most if I'm
being honest with you.
Yes! I know! (laughs)
No no thats bob, he's hilarious
that one!
                                                            
                                         CUT
                                                            
 
INT. INTERVIEW ROOM - DAY
                                                            
Interview with Polly
                                                            
MEDIUM SHOT - HANDHELD
                                                            
                       POLLY
I just seriously couldn't take any
of it anymore.
I felt like he would pick the
animals over me.
Is that really fair?
I'm over it..
Monkey boy.
                                                            
                                         CUT
                                                            
 
INT. INTERVIEW ROOM - DAY
                                                            
Nigel's mum is interviewed
                                                            
MEDIUM SHOT
                                                            
                       SUSAN
I do love my son.
His father left when he was four.
No, I don't think that is the
reason for Nigel's behaviour..
Well..
Is it?
                                                            


THE END


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