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The Lost Colony of Roanoke
by Jarrett Ksiazek (jarrettekjl@verizon.net)

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An epic historical drama, telling the tale of the disastrous Roanoke Expedition; and how the event became known as The Lost Colony.


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THE LOST COLONY OF ROANOKE

FADE IN:

INT. OPENING CREDITS - DAY
                                                            
BLACK AND WHITE
                                                            
SILENT MOVIE
                                                            
Blackness on screen until the faint title music of The New
World Symphony slowly manifests. Slowly fading in from the
blackness, the title, The Lost Colony appears for a moment
before fading away along with the music into silent
darkness.
                                                            
 
EXT. THE NEW WORLD(NORTH AMERICA) - DAY
                                                            
The camera opens onto a scenic, picturesque view of the
Carolina coastline. Waves are seen crashing onto the beach
in the background. A series of short montages then commence
showing the natural, peaceful American wilderness, still
untouched by human hands. Words are superimposed over these
images.
                                                            
TITLE CARD
                                                            
                       NARRATION
In the year 1585 on the date of
August 17, the first English
colonists arrived in the Americas.
Led by Richard Grenville the
colonists set up a fort on Roanoke
Island in what is now North
Carolina. While initially
successful in establishing a
colony, Ralph Lane and 107
colonists eventually begin to run
out of food and supplies. In
desperation Ralph Lane and the
colonists turn to the natives in
hopes that they could strike a
deal with them.
                                                            
                                         SUDDENLY
                                                            
 
EXT. ROANOKE COLONY - DAY
                                                            
A cannon fires into the camera leaving a puff of smoke in
its wake. The camera than transitions to a column of

2.

colonial soldiers firing muskets at a Indian war party from
behind a crudely made wooden wall. Roanoke settlers are
running in panic every which way as chaos is erupting in the
settlement.
                                                            
TITLE CARD
                                                            
                       NARRATION
Spurned on through a colonist
attack on a local native village;
increased tensions between the
first group of Roanoke settlers
reach a critical point as local
native American tribes have joined
together to repulse the "white
demons" from the land.
                                                            
Indians begin to overrun the defenses of the colony, killing
and scalping anyone who gets in their way.
                                                            
Through this madness, a lone native American woman and her
Indian child are seen running though the colony, dodging
arrows and bullets as they try to find a safe haven.
                                                            
The Indians begin to set fire to the colony, easily striking
down anyone who tries to stop them.
                                                            
As the woman and child are running through the crowd a stray
arrow hits the child in the leg knocking him to the ground.
                                                            
The mother, horrified at what just happened, tries to muster
the strength to pull her now immobile child away but can't.
                                                            
The local priest is seen on his hands and knees pleading
with the Indians not to destroy the town's church.
                                                            
TITLE CARD
                                                            
                       PRIEST
"Oh please for the love of God!"
Spare his house AND his children.
                                                            
The priest is decapitated by an axe swing while the Indians
set fire to the church.
                                                            
The woman is now too on her hands and knees pleading for one
of the fleeing colonists to help her carry her child. No one
is coming to her aid.
                                                            
The woman grabs a fleeing male colonist.
                                                            

3.

TITLE CARD
                                                            
                       WOMAN
"Please sir, help me take my child
away!"
                                                            
The man tries pulling away from her, his face in utter fear.
The woman's grasp is iron though and she continues to plead
with him to help.
                                                            
The man, in desperation, punches the woman in the face
allowing him to free himself and begin running away.
                                                            
Indians are seen firing a volley of arrows into the fleeing
colonists, killing many including the man who refused to
help the woman.
                                                            
A lone Indian chieftain raises the bloodied, severed head of
the priest above his head.
                                                            
TITLE CARD
                                                            
                       INDIAN CHIEFTAN
"Death to the white devils!" Rid
the land of their lies and false
god!"
                                                            
The chieftain lets out a war cry and throws the priests head
out of camera.
                                                            
The church is completely engulfed in flames now. The wooden
cross at the top of the church burns.
                                                            
The woman(face bloodied) is on the ground comforting her
fading son as a dark shadow approaches, eventually looming
over her.
                                                            
The woman looks up to see the war painted face of an Indian
warrior looking angrily down upon her.
                                                            
The woman stares back in anger and sadness at the warrior.
She begins talking and looks down at her dying son in
despair.
                                                            
TITLE CARD
                                                            
                       WOMAN
"Have you no sympathy for
children?" Look, he is one of our
own!"
                                                            
The native grabs the woman by her hair and stands her up. He
motions towards a group of native warriors carrying what

4.

appears to be a makeshift bed with a white sheet covering
it.
                                                            
The woman's face is that of terror.
                                                            
TITLE CARD
                                                            
                       INDIAN CHIEFTAN
"Have you none for ours?"
                                                            
The Indian removes with one swipe the sheet. Under it is the
lifeless bodies of native children. Killed during the
previous colonist raid on the local Indian village.
                                                            
The woman is thrown to the ground by the native. She lands
by her son who is now dead.
                                                            
The war chief raises his tomahawk, shouting.
                                                            
TITLE CARD
                                                            
                       INDIAN CHIEFTAN
"Death to the White Demon and this
bewitched traitorous woman!"
                                                            
The woman looks up towards heaven in a final gasp for
salvation.
                                                            
The tomahawk swings into the camera.
                                                            
More arrows fly into fleeing colonists.
                                                            
We see the woman's face badly mangled from the tomahawk
swipe. Her lifeless body plummets to the ground.
                                                            
The cross on top of the burning church falls as well.
                                                            
The woman's body hits the ground.
                                                            
The cross hits the ground and shatters into ash.
                                                            
The camera shows the full colony burning. Bodies lie strewn
upon the ground, unburied, left to rot where they lie.
                                                            
                                         SUDDENLY
                                                            
A column of fresh colonial troops equipped with muskets and
a cannon emerge onto the screen. Their faces are locked with
the look of determination to repel the Indian assault.
                                                            
The Indians notice this and charge at the column.
                                                            

5.

A colonial captain raises his sword ordering his troops to
fire. The colonial soldiers open fire with muskets and the
cannon. Firing right into the charging Indians.
                                                            
Many Indian soldiers are killed from the volley. The rest
panic and start to flee.
                                                            
The colonial troops fire again and again into the fleeing
Indians, killing many.
                                                            
The Indian Chieftain tries to rally his soldiers, but to no
avail. He to flees.
                                                            
The colonial soldiers drive the remaining Indians out of the
encampment with another volley of musket fire.
                                                            
Celebration erupts as the remaining colonists and soldiers
emerge, having realized that they have won a victory.
                                                            
A lone colonist emerges from the celebration. This is the
leader of the colony, Ralph Lane.
                                                            
TITLE CARD
                                                            
                       LANE
"My friends, do not celebrate, but
rather mourn for our dead. God has
spared us to live another day."
                                                            
This silences the colonists, who realize that they have lost
many of their own.
                                                            
Ralph Lane continues to speak.
                                                            
TITLE CARD
                                                            
                       LANE
"To prevent disease we must burn
the bodies outside the colony.
Both our dead and the native
peoples."
                                                            
This causes an uproar throughout the colonists as it is a
disgrace to bury their dead with the "godless heathens".
                                                            
Lane realizes this and speaks to quell the fire.
                                                            
TITLE CARD
                                                            
                       LANE
Friends, this is no time for
animosity. Do good to remember
that we are all God's children.
Heathen or Christian, all will
            (MORE)

6.

                       LANE (cont'd)
come to face God upon death.
                                                            
Lane's words serve their purpose and once again quiet the
crowd.
                                                            
                                         SOON AFTER
                                                            
The colonists are seen burning the bodies of the dead
colonists and Indians in one giant bonfire. The black cloud
of smoke from the fire rises up towards the sky.
                                                            
The body of the woman and the child are seen being dragged
towards the bonfire. This sight provokes the nearby
colonists to make the sign of the cross and start praying on
their hands and knees.
                                                            
Ralph Lane makes his way towards the fire, bible in hand and
crosses himself before speaking.
                                                            
TITLE CARD
                                                            
                       LANE
I quote the Book of Job 19:25.
"For I know that my redeemer
lives, and at the last he will
stand upon the earth. And After my
skin has been thus destroyed, yet
in my flesh I shall seek God."
"Amen."
                                                            
The smoke continues to rise towards heaven. Carrying all the
souls(Native and colonist) up, to meet face to face with
God.
                                                            
                                         SOME TIME LATER
                                                            
Despite the carnage and destruction, we see woodland
animals(deer, rabbits) traversing the now barren, lifeless
graveyard of ash. A white bunny gnaws on a piece of grass
next to the helmet of a dead colonist soldier. Nature simply
goes on as if nothing ever happened. The scene fades to
darkness.
                                                            
                                         FADE OUT
                                                            
 
EXT. ATLANTIC OCEAN - DAY
                                                            
A 16th century English vessel is seen sailing the waters of
the Atlantic. The ship is battered and worn from years of
use, but she is sturdy and sails true.
                                                            
 

7.

EXT. THE GOLDEN HIND - DAY
                                                            
Onboard the ship, crew scurry around the deck, each one
performing their part to keep the ship up and
running(swabbing the deck, navigating, etc.)
                                                            
The camera moves through this scene gracefully, eventually
finding its way up to the navigator who is standing at the
front of the ship, a spyglass and back staff(navigation
tool) in hand.
                                                            
The navigator, after looking over his instruments one last
time puts down the spyglass and moves across the deck into
the captains quarters beneath the steering wheel.
                                                            
TITLE CARD
                                                            
                       NARRATION
Shorty after the attack on the
Roanoke colony. Francis Drake, the
personal privateer for Queen
Elizabeth, prepares to stop by
Roanoke Colony after a successful
raid in the Caribbean.
                                                            
 
INT. FRANCIS DRAKE'S CABIN - DAY
                                                            
Francis Drake is seen sitting at his wooden desk inside the
captain's quarters. There are many papers and maps strewed
out across the table in a cluttered mess.
                                                            
Looking closer, we see that Drake is busy writing a journal
entry.
                                                            
TITLE CARD
                                                            
                       DRAKE
June 15 1586,
We are approaching the Roanoke
colony in the Carolinas after our
successful raid on the Spanish
outposts in the Caribbean. The
weather has been fair thus far and
we should arrive within the next
day or two. I pray we will be able
to resupply there for our trip
back to England.
                                                            
Drake pauses a moment from writing to look up from the
paper, collecting his thoughts.
                                                            

8.

THE NAVIGATOR ENTERS INTO THE CAPTAINS QUARTERS.
                                                            
The navigator moves across the small room to Drake's desk
and they begin talking.
                                                            
TITLE CARD
                                                            
                       NAVIGATOR
We are heading due west captain
towards the Carolinas. The shoals
along the coast could be
dangerous. I'd advise that we
raise some sails to reduce speed
and improve our maneuverability.
                                                            
Drake nods in approval.
                                                            
The navigator bows softly and walks out the door, shutting
it behind him.
                                                            
Drake goes back to writing.
                                                            
                                         SCENE FADES OUT
SLOWLY
                                                            
 
EXT. ROANOKE COLONY - DAY
                                                            
The camera opens to a shot of the clear bright August sky
above the Roanoke colony. The summer sun is baring down on
the earth, warming the land considerably. The camera
eventually moves down from the sky to the colony below.
                                                            
The camera from an aerial view focuses down on the remains
on the burned church destroyed in the Indian attack. Upon
closer inspection, we realize that every colonist is grouped
next to the church's remains.
                                                            
The camera view transitions to just above ground level. It
is at this view that we see that the colonists are at a
outdoors worship service. every colonist is either sitting
crisscrossed on the ground, or bowing their heads in prayer.
                                                            
At the front of the crowd, Ralph Lane the last surviving
priest and a few soldiers are standing in front of a crudely
made wooden cross. They are about to begin service.
                                                            
Ralph Lane begins to speak to the colonists.
                                                            
TITLE CARD
                                                            

9.

                       LANE
My friends, it is good that we are
here today in fellowship so we can
worship the Lord.
                                                            
Lane continues to talk. The camera pans through the
audience, showing the faces of all the colonists, many of
which have injuries from the previous battle. All have the
look of sorrow on their faces.
                                                            
We focuses back on Lane, who is still talking.
                                                            
TITLE CARD
                                                            
                       LANE
As all of you know, our supply of
food is dangerously low and our
few crops were destroyed during
the attack.
                                                            
Close up on Lane as he continues to speak.
                                                            
TITLE CARD
                                                            
                       LANE
To make matters worse, Lord
Greenville's relief fleet is
highly unlikely to return anytime
soon.
                                                            
Lane motions for the priest to unveil a cloth covered item
on a wooden table.
                                                            
TITLE CARD
                                                            
                       LANE
Nevertheless, today we will have
communion with God....and pray for
a miracle.
                                                            
The priest removes the cloth from the item, revealing that
it is loaves of bread. The priest than raises the loaves
towards heaven, blessing it.
                                                            
TITLE CARD
                                                            
                       PRIEST
And Jesus said, This is my body
broken for you. Take, eat, do so
in remembrance of me.
                                                            

10.

The priest than reaches and grabs a wooden cup from the
table. He raises it above his head, blessing it before
putting it down on the table.
                                                            
TITLE CARD
                                                            
                       PRIEST
And Jesus said. This is my blood
shed for you, drink and do so in
remembrance of me.
                                                            
Many colonists are holding back tears as they realize that
the bread they are about to use is some of the last food
they have left. One colonist has a bloodied cloth wrapped
over one eye, he just stares without blinking.
                                                            
Seeing this, Ralph Lane speaks again.
                                                            
TITLE CARD
                                                            
                       LANE
Do not be afraid. For this is the
bread which cometh down from
heaven, that a man may eat
therefore and not die. Just as
Jesus fed the 5,000 do you not
think he will feed you too?
                                                            
This inspires the crowd, who begin to stand up and move to
the altar to receive the bread and wine.
                                                            
One of the colonists however, is hesitant to go up. This is
metallurgist Joachim Gans, the first Jew in America.
                                                            
A fellow colonist sees this and motions to Gans to come up
to receive the communion.
                                                            
TITLE CARD
                                                            
                       GANS
Forgive me sir, but I am a Jew.
                                                            
The colonist begins to talk.
                                                            
TITLE CARD
                                                            
                       COLONIST
And I am a heathenish Welshman.
Come up my friend.
                                                            
Both Gans and the colonist join the procession to receive
communion.
                                                            

11.

A series of montage shots commence showing various colonists
receiving the bread and wine. Ralph Lane simply looks on
expressionlessly.
                                                            
During the communion, the captain of the soldiers speaks to
Ralph lane.
                                                            
TITLE CARD
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN
"Those were inspiring words Lane.
It at least gives them some hope
for survival."
                                                            
The captain than walks off snickering, leaving a downtrodden
Lane in his midst.
                                                            
The communion comes to an end.
                                                            
Lane looks to the sky.
                                                            
TITLE CARD
                                                            
                       LANE
God help us!
                                                            
                                         SUDDENLY
                                                            
From one of the lookout posts in the colony, a lone voice
from one of the watchmen cries out.
                                                            
TITLE CARD
                                                            
                       WATCHMAN
"A ship! A ship on the horizon!"
                                                            
Indeed, we do see a ship on the horizon. The ship's sails
are open and it appears to be heading straight for the
colony.
                                                            
The watchman's cry alerts the entire colony, who move in a
frenzy towards the lookout. They need to see this ship with
their own eyes.
                                                            
The captain of the soldiers approaches the lookout watchman.
He too looks out to the distance eyeing the ever closer
ship.
                                                            
TITLE CARD
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN
It is a ship and she is ours!
Look! She flies the English Flag!
                                                            

12.

A close-up to the ship reveals that not only is she flying
the English flag, but that she is also the ship belonging to
Sir Francis Drake!
                                                            
 
EXT. THE GOLDEN HIND - DAY
                                                            
Sir Francis Drake is on the deck of his ship, looking out
towards the Carolina shore with his spyglass. He eventually
passes over the outline of Roanoke colony.
                                                            
Drake begins talking to his crew from the steering wheel
balcony.
                                                            
TITLE CARD
                                                            
                       DRAKE
"Men! Prepare to dock at the
colony!"
                                                            
The crew begins preparing for dockage.
                                                            
 
EXT. ROANKOE BEACH - DAY
                                                            
All the colonists are running towards the beach in a joyous
frenzy. All are eager to meet their rescuers sent from God.
                                                            
 
EXT. GOLDEN HIND - DAY
                                                            
The Golden Hind begins to dock just a 100 yards or so off
the beach.
                                                            
Francis Drake begins talking to the crew.
                                                            
TITLE CARD
                                                            
                       DRAKE
Lower the lifeboats! We are going
to shore!
                                                            
On cue, the lifeboats are lowered form the ship and begin
paddling towards shore.
                                                            
 
EXT. BEACH - DAY
                                                            
The lifeboats arrive on shore, the crewman are shocked to
see themselves greeted by a mob of colonists.
                                                            

13.

The colonists are kissing the cloaks and hands of the crew,
who are taken back by this show of affection. Francis Drake
gets off one of the boats.
                                                            
TITLE CARD
                                                            
                       DRAKE
I wish to speak with the governor
of this colony!
                                                            
The colonists part like the Red Sea as Drake moves through
the crowd and towards the colony.
                                                            
The procession moves up the short hill into the colony and
towards a joyous Ralph Lane who is flanked by some colonial
troops.
                                                            
Lane and Drake finally meet up and exchange a handshake
before talking.
                                                            
TITLE CARD
                                                            
                       LANE
My dearest friend, you are a
blessing sent from God himself,
for we are in dire straits.
                                                            
Drake stares questionably at Lane, not knowing what to make
of this.
                                                            
Lane begins talking some more, making hand gestures.
                                                            
TITLE CARD
                                                            
                       LANE
Our food supply is critical; and
Indian attacks have killed many of
us. Frankly my dear fried, this
colony must be abandoned!
                                                            
Drake begins talking.
                                                            
TITLE CARD
                                                            
                       DRAKE
By your account sir, I do believe
yourself and these colonists must
return to England at once! We must
depart on my ship immediately!
                                                            
Drake pauses, before talking once more.
                                                            
TITLE CARD
                                                            

14.

                       DRAKE
However, my ship will be strained
to hold every person for the
voyage across the Atlantic. I
propose that a garrison of
soldiers be left behind to hold
the colony.
                                                            
This noticeably shocks Lane, as well as the soldiers
surrounding Lane who begin to visibly shout and fall on
their knees.
                                                            
TITLE CARD
                                                            
                       SOLDIER
For the love of God sir! Do not
leave us to die in this accursed
land!
                                                            
Lane pauses to think for a moment. He is noticeably troubled
by this, however he knows this is the only choice.
                                                            
He looks to Drake.
                                                            
TITLE CARD
                                                            
                       LANE
I will take your offer sir. We
must depart as soon as we can.
                                                            
Drake and Lane depart ways. The camera focuses on the
individual faces of the soldiers, all with the look of
impending doom on them.
                                                            
                                         FADES TO BLACK
                                                            
The scene slowly fades in and we see the colony alive with
people running every which way carrying cargo and supplies
from the colony onto the GoldenHind in preparation for the
colonists voyage back to England. With these supplies, the
colonists are also brining back tobacco, maize and potatoes
to England; foreign items that no native Englishman has ever
tasted before.
                                                            
A group of the golden hind crew are seen assisting a wounded
male colonist up onboard the ship.
                                                            
Through all this Drake looks on from the ship, an
emotionless look on his face.
                                                            

15.

                                         THE CAMERA
TRANSITIONS FROM THE
COLONY TO THE
NEARBYE FOREST
                                                            
 
EXT. FOREST OUTSIDE OF ROANKOE - DAY
                                                            
Just out of sight, hiding within the tree line, two Indians
are seen peering out from the brush towards the colony. The
camera transitions between their faces and the distant
bustle of the colony as seen in first person view by the
Indians.
                                                            
The Indian turns to his companion and begins talking.
                                                            
                       INDIAN SCOUT
The white men look like they are
leaving.
                                                            
The natives look back towards the colony to observe more
closely.
                                                            
 
EXT. ROANOKE COLONY - DAY
                                                            
We see the last of the supplies being transported onto the
Golden Hind, along with the final colonists who are walking
up the platform onto the ship with Ralph Lane.
                                                            
We see a close-up of Lane's face, bent into a solemn grimace
as he looks towards the colony. The handful of soldiers left
behind stare sharply and unforgivingly at Lane, knowing they
may well not survive.
                                                            
Lane returns their gaze for only a moment, before turning
away and walking onto the ship, not looking back.
                                                            
 
EXT. FOREST OUTSIDE OF ROANOKE - DAY
                                                            
The two Indian scouts are still hiding in the brush,
observing from a distance the colony.
                                                            
From the Indian's point of view, we see the Golden Hind
start to make its way out towards the open ocean. In a
picturesque scene, we see that the Golden Hind's sails are
fully opened and the sun is beginning to set on the horizon.
                                                            
The camera transitions back to the Indian scouts. They begin
to talk.
                                                            
TITLE CARD
                                                            

16.

                       INDIAN SCOUT
The white men are leaving with
most of their force. We must tell
the other tribes that the time to
strike is now!
                                                            
With that the two Indians quickly move from their position
and start running towards their village.
                                                            
                                         FADES OUT SLOWLY
                                                            
 
EXT. GOLDEN HIND - EVENING
                                                            
Onboard the Golden Hind the colonists are settling down for
the long voyage back to England. Food and drinks are
rationed out.
                                                            
Joachim Gans and the Welsh colonist from earlier are seen
sitting together and talking. Gans is holding a copy of the
Torah in his hands.
                                                            
TITLE CARD.
                                                            
                       GANS
The Hebrew tongue was the original
way to read the Bible. When I
return to England I will teach it
to whoever has the desire to learn
it.
                                                            
Gans than begins to mouth out the words(presumably in
Hebrew) to the Welshman who is listening intently.
                                                            
 
INT. CAPTAIN'S QUARTERS - NIGHT
                                                            
The camera transitions to inside the captains quarters where
we see Francis Drake and Ralph Lane talking to one another
at Drake's desk.
                                                            
TITLE CARD
                                                            
                       DRAKE
It will take around a month to
reach the port of Portsmouth,
England if the weather permits it.
The food and water supplies must
be rationed accordingly.
                                                            
Lane nods his head accordingly. He then begins to speak
himself.
                                                            

17.

TITLE CARD
                                                            
                       LANE
What a surprise Lord Greenville
and the relief fleet will find
when they arrive at the colony,
only to find it abandoned! God
help whoever goes back to that
unholy land.
                                                            
Lane and Drake both raise a pair of goblets in a toast.
                                                            
                                         SCENE FADES OUT
                                                            
 
EXT. INDIAN ENCAMPMENT - NIGHT
                                                            
We are transported to the Indian camp which is filled with
whooping Indian warriors circling around an enormous
bonfire.
                                                            
The Indians are putting on war paint and placing feathers in
their hair. This is a tribal ritual for men about to go to
war.
                                                            
                                         SUDDENLY
                                                            
Everything stops. A commotion is seen coming out of one of
the teepes.
                                                            
The camera focuses on a lone Indian male in his late 60's
emerge form the teepee. His robe is made of raccoon skins
and painted in many incomparable colors. Chains of pearls
hang about his neck. His head is crowned with brilliant
feathers and tresses of moss. This is the chief.
                                                            
TITLE CARD
                                                            
                       CHIEF
"Brothers, you have been given a
noble task; for it is your job to
banish these white devils from
these lands forever!"
                                                            
This throws the Indian warriors into an excited frenzy.
                                                            
The chief begins to speak again.
                                                            
                       CHIEF
Our scouts Hawk Eyes and Black
tooth have informed me that most
of the white men have left. This
means they are weak!
                                                            

18.

This stirs more energy into the warriors. They are shaking
their spears and tomahawks and visibly shouting.
                                                            
The chief raises both arms over his head.
                                                            
                       CHIEF
"Tonight, we avenge our dead! Now
Go!"
                                                            
All the Indian warriors sprint out of their camp and begin
running in the direction of the colony.
                                                            
The screen slowly fades out to black.
                                                            
 
EXT. BLACKWALL HARBOR, LONDON ENGLAND - DAY
                                                            
The screen is Black except for a lone title card that
appears.
                                                            
TITLE CARD
                                                            
One year later. London England.
                                                            
The black screen disappears and we see an aerial shot of
16th century London England.
                                                            
Black wall Harbor is located on the Thames river in London,
so there are docks jutting out into the harbor. Large ships
are docked in place and many workers are seen bustling
about.
                                                            
TITLE CARD
                                                            
One year after the disastrous first expedition to Roanoke.
Sir Walter Raleigh has begun preparation for another voyage
to Roanoke to rebuild the colony.
                                                            
We are transported to ground level in Black Wall Harbor,
England. A carriage is seen making its way up a cobblestone
street before stopping in front of a three story redbrick
building.
                                                            
The cab driver hops off the carriage and proceeds to open
the cabin door. A lone man walks out. This is John White.
                                                            
                       NARRATION
To helm the mission, Raleigh has
summoned his close friend John
White to lead the expedition back
to America.
                                                            

19.

John White walks up the stone stairs into the redbrick
building.
                                                            
 
INT. RED BRICK BUILDING - DAY
                                                            
Inside the building we see John White being greeted by two
servants, a man and a woman. The male servant motions
towards the upstairs.
                                                            
TITLE CARD
                                                            
                       SERVANT
"Mr. Raleigh is already upstairs
with Mr. Greenville sir. I will
take you to him now."
                                                            
John White begins to climb the staircase, the male servant
is leading the way.
                                                            
 
INT. RALEIGH'S OFFICE - DAY
                                                            
We are transported inside Sir Walter Raleigh's upstairs
office. Raleigh and Richard Greenville are seen seated
opposite each other in large cloth chairs while Ralph Lane
is standing up between them.
                                                            
From the mannerisms expressed by Lane, we can see that he is
clearly in a heated discussion with Greenville.
                                                            
TITLE CARD
                                                            
                       LANE
This is absurdity! Returning to
America to build another colony
would be suicide!"
                                                            
This sparks more heated discussion between Lane and
Greenville. Raleigh on the other hand simply sits in his
chair sipping a tea.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO
                                                            
The office door being opened and the figures of the servant
and John White entering into the room.
                                                            
TITLE CARD
                                                            
                       SERVANT
"May I present Mr. White sir."
                                                            

20.

This stops the argument between Greenville and Lane. Raleigh
sits up form his chair and walks to greet John White,
embracing him.
                                                            
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                       RALEIGH
"My old friend. I'm so glad you
have decided to come.
                                                            
Raleigh motions for White to take a seat on one of the empty
armchairs.
                                                            
White sits down. The conversation between Lane and Grenville
begins again, though Lane's mannerism's have calmed down.
                                                            
After a while, the conversation turns from Grenville and
Lane, to Lane and Raleigh.
                                                            
                       LANE
"Raleigh, please. For the love of
God, don't make another mistake.
We've already lost so much. How
many more lives must be sacrificed
for one man's greed?"
                                                            
This angers Grenville who stands up and begins arguing with
Lane once again. Raleigh continues to say nothing.
                                                            
                       GRENVILLE
Sacrifice? Loss? I think Lane has
forgotten that it was his
incompetent leadership that doomed
the colony in the first place."
                                                            
Finally John White enters into the argument.
                                                            
                       WHITE
"Friends, please, act rationally."
                                                            
This diverts the attention of the room towards White.
Grenville and Lane stop arguing.
                                                            
White begins talking. The camera cuts between close-ups of
White and wide shots of the room and its occupants.
                                                            
TITLE CARD
                                                            
                       WHITE
This new expedition to the
Americas will surely succeed. We
have at this moment over 113
prospective colonists signed on.
                                                            

21.

Everyone in the room is listening intently.
                                                            
TITLE CARD
                                                            
                       WHITE
Lord Raleigh and myself are so
confident that this colony will
succeed, that my own daughter and
son-in-law are accompanying me on
the voyage.
                                                            
This statement shocks everyone in the room except Raleigh,
who stands up and begins applauding.
                                                            
TITLE CARD
                                                            
                       RALEIGH
"Bravo John! I knew you were the
right man for the job! From this
moment forward Mr. John White of
London Gentleman shall be named
the chief governor of the new
colony!"
                                                            
Raleigh begins shaking White's hand. Grenville is standing
up and applauding. Ralph Lane on the other hand, is sitting
silently in his chair with a beaten look on his face.
                                                            
The applause eventually stops and Raleigh and Grenville
begin to leave the room with John White following close
behind. Before he can exit the room however, White is
grabbed by the arm by Ralph Lane.
                                                            
TITLE CARD
                                                            
                       LANE
"White, for God's sake do not go.
This voyage will only bring you
pain and suffering."
                                                            
Lane's words fall on deaf ears though, as John White breaks
free of Lane's grasp, laughing slightly as he does so.
                                                            
TITLE CARD
                                                            
                       WHITE
My dear Lane, don't be afraid.
This voyage will not fail.
                                                            
With those words John White leaves the room, leaving Ralph
Lane all alone.
                                                            

22.

We zoom in on Lane's emotionless face. He mouths out the
words. "I pray it does."
                                                            
                                         THE SCREEN FADES TO
BLACK
                                                            
 
EXT. PORTSMOUTH ENGLAND - DAY
                                                            
The scene transitions from the interior of Raleigh's house
to an exterior wide shot of the bustling ship yards of
Portsmouth England.
                                                            
At the center of attention sits the ship the Lion. The Lion
is a full-rigged pinnace(large 16th century seafaring ship).
                                                            
The Lion is being loaded with settlers and supplies for the
long voyage back to America. The faces of the settlers are
beaming with excitement and energy.
                                                            
Sir Walter Raleigh and John White are supervising the
operation form the docklands. Both men are flanked by
entourages consisting of the upper nobility.
                                                            
TITLE CARD
                                                            
                       RALEIGH
"Beautiful, simply beautiful John.
The ship I mean."
                                                            
This enlightens John White's already beaming mood even more
so.
                                                            
TITLE CARD
                                                            
                       WHITE
Yes indeed. She is a good ship and
led by a fine crew.
                                                            
White pauses his speech. His mood changes to that of
concern.
                                                            
TITLE CARD
                                                            
                       WHITE
Captain Simon Fernandes is still a
rotten stymphalist, but he is the
best seafarer, save only Francis
Drake, working for her royal
majesty.
                                                            
This solicits even more smiles and congratulations from the
two men and their respective companies.
                                                            

23.

TITLE CARD
                                                            
                       NARRATION
Now, Simon Fernandes was as widely
known for his navigational skills
as his piracy history. He was a
cunning, sly individual whose bad
reputation earned him the
nickname, the swine.
                                                            
 
EXT. THE LION - DAY
                                                            
We are transported to the lion where we see none other than
captain Hernandez on board the ship. He is talking to the
first mate. The camera zooms in closer on the faces of the
men, showing their intricate facial expressions as they
talk.
                                                            
                       FERNANDES
As soon as we reach the West
Indies we'll be free to pursue
privateering operations against
the Spanish.
                                                            
The conversation quickly ends as the ship begins to fill up
with colonists, including both Eleanor Dare and her husband
Anarias Dare. Eleanor Dare approaches Fernandes and curtsies
before introducing herself.
                                                            
TITLE CARD
                                                            
                       ELEANOR
Captain Fernandes, I am Eleanor
Dare. My father, governor John
White, is the leader of this
expedition.
                                                            
This forces a smile and greeting from both Fernandes and the
first mate.
                                                            
TITLE CARD
                                                            
                       FERNANDES
Yes, Of course! Your father is an
honorable man my dear. Rest
assured that our voyage will be a
safe and enjoyable one.
                                                            
This pleases Eleanor who curtsies again.
                                                            

24.

TITLE CARD
                                                            
                       ELEANOR
It is an honor to be on your ship
captain.
                                                            
Eleanor and her husband walks away. Simon Hernandes and the
first mate eye each other coyly.
                                                            
 
EXT. PORTMOUTH DOCKS - DAY
                                                            
A few hours pass and the Lion is now preparing to leave the
harbor. Dock hands are releasing the ropes holding the Lion
in place.
                                                            
The Lion begins to sail out of the harbor. Dozens of well
wishers are seen waving at the ship as it heads out into the
open ocean.
                                                            
 
EXT. LION - DAY
                                                            
The many colonists on board the Lion are also seen waving
back towards shore as the port of Portsmouth slowly
disappears into the distance.
                                                            
Eleanor and Anarias Dare are among the colonists looking out
towards the now disappeared harbor.
                                                            
TITLE CARD
                                                            
                       ANARIAS
Just think Eleanor. Our child will
grow up in a place uncorrupted by
man. A garden of Eden.
                                                            
Eleanor looks at him with loving, hopeful eyes. She than
looks and see's the other young children playing on board
the deck.
                                                            
TITLE CARD
                                                            
                       ELEANOR
Yes, we all are beginning again.
                                                            
The scene shows the ship slowly fading out into the horizon.
Thousands of miles of ocean in front of it.
                                                            
                                         SCENE FADES TO BLACK
                                                            

25.

END OF ACT ONE
                                                            
The movie begins an overture section which lasts around five
minutes.
                                                            
 
EXT. INDIAN ENCAMPMENT - NIGHT
                                                            
We are transported inside the wigwam of the Indian chieftain
from earlier. We see the chief sleeping on a hay and animal
skin bed. He is having a nightmare which shows the original
Roanoke colonists murdering the Indians in battle. This
awakens the chief in a terror.
                                                            
One of the chief's sons, who turns out to be the warrior
from the Roanoke battle that killed the woman and child
enters into the tent. They begin to talk.
                                                            
TITLE CARD
                                                            
                       CHIEF
"Hawkeyes, I had a dream that the
white men are coming back."
                                                            
This surprises the son who tries to calm down his father.
                                                            
TITLE CARD
                                                            
                       HAWKEYES
Calm down father. The white men
will never return to these lands.
                                                            
These words seem to calm down the Chief some, and he begins
to fall back to sleep. A storm begins to brew outside and
flashes of lightning are seen. A worried expression begins
to develop on the face of Hawkeyes. We are left wondering if
it is either from the storm, or his father's words?
                                                            
 
EXT. ATLANTIC OCEAN - NIGHT
                                                            
The scene switches from the Indian tent to the Lion, which
is being tossed and turned by a ferocious storm.
                                                            
Water is spilling onto the ship from every direction, as the
crew is desperately trying to bail it out.
                                                            
 

26.

INT. LION STORAGE HOLD - DAY
                                                            
In the storage hold of the Lion. dozens of the colonists are
huddled together, waiting out the storm. Some are praying,
others are clutching hold of their children, all of them
have looks of fear in their eyes.
                                                            
 
EXT. LION DECK - DAY
                                                            
Outside, the storm is growing in ferocity. 20ft high waves
slam into the ship, knocking over crew and cargo alike. One
wave sweeps one of the crew overboard. The poor man cries
out for help in the water, but the sound of the storm
muffles his cries. No one comes to his aid.
                                                            
                                         THE SCENE FADES OUT
                                                            
 
EXT. THE LION - DAY
                                                            
It is now a month later after the storm at sea. On board the
deck dozens of crew members are going about their daily
business of keeping the ship up and running.
                                                            
 
INT. LION CARGO HOLD - DAY
                                                            
Beneath deck shows a different picture though. Dozens of
colonists, men, woman and children alike are lying in cots.
They are all deathly sick and are being nursed by the
healthy colonists. One of the nurses is Eleanor Dare.
Eleanor is tending to a middle aged male colonist who
appears to be on his deathbed. Eleanor gently places a wet
rag on the man's forehead over and over again, trying to
bring down the fever.
                                                            
The camera shows a close-up of the man's weary face.
                                                            
TITLE CARD
                                                            
                       MALE COLONIST
Don't worry yourself with me miss.
I am not going to survive this
voyage.
                                                            
This brings out a stern look on Eleanor's face.
                                                            
TITLE CARD
                                                            
                       ELEANOR
Shush now! You will live to see
America sir.
                                                            

27.

This brings comfort to the man's eyes as he falls asleep.
                                                            
 
INT. CAPTAIN'S QUARTERS - DAY
                                                            
Inside the Lion's captain's quarters Fernandes and John
White are arguing over Fernandes decision to land at Roanoke
colony instead of farther upstream.
                                                            
TITLE CARD
                                                            
                       WHITE
Captain, I thought we agreed to
disembark at a more suitable
location for settlement this time!
                                                            
Fernandes looks across his desk and stares glaringly at
White.
                                                            
TITLE CARD
                                                            
                       FERNANDES
Half of your colonists are sick
and dying, and the storm has
damaged my ship. To go searching
for a more suitable place to land
is out of the question. The sooner
you and these people are off my
ship the better.
                                                            
John White is stunned by this remark. He wants to continue
arguing until he sees that two of Fernandes crew members
have showed up behind him. They are both clutching the
handles of their swords.
                                                            
Fernandes sees this and begins laughing.
                                                            
 
EXT. THE LION'S CROW'S NEST - DAY
                                                            
Outside the cabin, up in the crow's nest one of Fernandez's
crew is seen looking though his spyglass, trying to get a
glimpse of any land.
                                                            
From the spyglasses point of view, we see in the distance
the faint outlines of land. It is America!
                                                            
Seeing this, the crewman begins shouting and pointing
towards the now visible coast of North Carolina.
                                                            
 

28.

EXT. SHIP DECK - DAY
                                                            
All at once everyone on board the ship begins rushing out to
see this new world first hand.
                                                            
 
INT. CARGO STORAGE - DAY
                                                            
Hearing the commotion, Eleanor Dare stops her work on
tending to the sick. She looks over to the sick man she was
caring for. The man has his eyes wide open after hearing the
cries of land ho! He than smiles and closes them, dying.
                                                            
 
EXT. SHIP DECK - DAY
                                                            
At this point most everyone is on the deck of the Lion
peering over the wooden railings to see what would be their
new home.
                                                            
John White and Fernandes are also outside, admiring the
sight along side the colonists.
                                                            
Anarias and Eleanor Dare are holding each other closely
while gazing towards shore.
                                                            
TITLE CARD
                                                            
                       ANARIAS
We made it my darling.
                                                            
 
EXT. ROANOKE BEACH - DAY
                                                            
Four rowboats arrive on shore, bringing with them a garrison
of troops and colonists led by John White. This is the first
scouting party.
                                                            
The soldiers begin to spread out, observing in awe this new
world that surrounds them. John White gets out of one of the
rowboats and begins to give orders to the soldiers.
                                                            
TITLE CARD
                                                            
                       WHITE
Search the colony men!
                                                            
On command, the soldiers begin moving into the colony
searching for anyone who might still be alive.
                                                            

29.

One group of soldiers moves over past the remains of one of
the abandoned wooden buildings that litter the colony. All
of a sudden the soldiers stop in their track, their eyes
growing wide with fear. They call out to the other soldiers.
                                                            
Immediately over a dozen men rush towards the sound of the
solders voices. When they arrive at the location of the
soldiers their eyes also begin to grow wide in fear.
                                                            
Staring at the soldiers are the boney remains of the twelve
English garrison soldiers. Their remains are hung up by
their feet on one of the stockade walls. Arrows and hatchets
are intertwined in the bones. This was the work of Indians!
                                                            
Eventually John White makes his way toward the ghastly
sight. He too stares in shock at the desecrated remains of
the poor souls left behind from the failed expedition.
                                                            
TITLE CARD
                                                            
                       WHITE
"Cut these men down and give them
a proper Christian burial, than
recall everyone back to the ship.
We leave this place now to travel
further up north."
                                                            
White begins to head back towards the boats to return to the
ship. The English soldiers begin the work of burying the
corpses.
                                                            
                       NARRATION
Upon returning to the ship
however, John White had found that
Fernandes would still not move
from the current location.
                                                            
 
EXT. THE LION'S DECK - DAY
                                                            
We see Fernandes and John White arguing once again. This
time though it is out in the open for all to see.
                                                            
TITLE CARD
                                                            
                       WHITE
Fernandes you barbarous loon! This
area is not safe, let alone
habitable for an extended period
of time. We must travel further up
the coast!
                                                            

30.

Fernandes does not reply to White's shouts, instead he
orders his crew to begin unloading the supplies and
colonists onto shore.
                                                            
                       WHITE
At the conclusion of this voyage
you, will no longer hold a service
to the Raleigh family or anyone
else for that matter!
                                                            
This momentarily stops Fernandes, who turns back around to
face White.
                                                            
TITLE CARD
                                                            
                       FERNANDES
      (laughing)
Consider this my resignation than.
                                                            
This brings the entire crew of the Lion to laughter. The
colonists along with White, however, look on with worry.
                                                            
Fernandes meanwhile is climbing up on top of a wooden crate.
He begins talking to his crew.
                                                            
TITLE CARD
                                                            
                       FERNANDES
Now here this. Summer is almost
over. There will be no planters
coming back aboard this ship. I
will land them in no other place
but here.
                                                            
The colonists begin to be moved off the ship by Fernades
crew. John White can only watch in disgust.
                                                            
 
EXT. ROANOKE COLONY - DAY
                                                            
The scene cuts to a shot of a shovel shoveling dirt onto a
hole in the ground. As the camera pans out, we see that the
hole is actually a grave containing a white cloth wrapped
body. The body soon disappears as the shovel shovels more
dirt onto the corpse.
                                                            
The shot continues to pan out showing the audience twelve
more graves. This is the funeral for the dead soldiers left
behind. Surrounding the graves are dozens of colonists
paying their due respects.
                                                            
John White emerges from the audience. He begins to speak as
the graves are being filled.
                                                            

31.

TITLE CARD
                                                            
                       WHITE
It is up to all of us to ensure
that these men did not die in
vain.
                                                            
The colonists are gazing up at John White in both awe and
respect. He is their governor, their only representation of
civility and order, to keep them from falling into the
barbarous heathenism that surrounds them.
                                                            
TITLE CARD
                                                            
                       WHITE
The odds are against us, but it is
God's will for us to tame and
subdue the land. Colonists, we
build this world in our image!
                                                            
This elicits cheers and shouts from the crowd. They are
ecstatic, nothing can stop them this time.
                                                            
                                         THE SCENE FADES OUT
                                                            
 
EXT. ROANOKE COLONY - DAY
                                                            
TITLE CARD
                                                            
                       NARRATION
In two weeks time and under the
leadership of Governor White, the
colonists had succeeded in
repairing and expanding the
original colony.
                                                            
We see dozens of colonists busy working on rebuilding the
many wooden houses in the colony. The colonists are using a
plethora of obsolete and crudely built hammers and nails.
Nevertheless they are making progress slowly but surely.
                                                            
Through the mob of people we see Eleanor Dare carrying a
small basket of food to some of the workers. She is nine
months pregnant at this point and moves slowly and awkwardly
because of her extended stomach.
                                                            
Anarias Dare is one of the workers present, and he quickly
moves over to help his wife Eleanor.
                                                            

32.

TITLE CARD
                                                            
                       ANARIAS
Eleanor, you shouldn't worry about
us so much. You must rest.
                                                            
Eleanor smiles and lets her husband sit her down on a nearby
wooden bench.
                                                            
Anarias tends to Eleanor, giving her water and checking to
make sure she is all right. He is a loving and caring
husband.
                                                            
 
EXT. ROANOKE STOCKADE WALL - DAY
                                                            
We jump cut to a shot of the outer stockade wall of the
Roanoke colony. There are men and woman working on repairing
the damaged wooden pillars. From their point of view we can
see both their faces and the forested area just outside the
wall.
                                                            
The camera focuses on one of the woman workers who is busy
applying a resin to the wooden planks of a lookout tower.
                                                            
From a close-up view of the woman's face, we see dark and
blurry figures begin to emerge from the nearby forest
outside the wall. The figures continue to draw closer until
the woman inadvertently turns in their direction, spotting
them.
                                                            
From her point of view we see that the figures are Indians!
                                                            
The woman begins to cry out, alerting the nearby workers who
in turn alert everyone else inside the colony.
                                                            
 
EXT. ROANOKE COLONY - DAY
                                                            
We see a juxtaposition of shots showing weapons and armor
being put on by soldiers inside the colony. The soldiers
begin moving into formations along the stockade wall.
                                                            
The rest of the Roanoke settlers are panicking and rushing
for cover inside the various wooden houses in the colony.
Anarias is seen cautiously moving Eleanor into one of the
houses.
                                                            
 
EXT. ROANOKE STOCKADE WALL - DAY
                                                            
The colonial troops are set up along the top of the wall.
Their muskets re aimed down at the dozen or so Indian

33.

soldiers who continue to walk towards the wall. You could
cut the tension in the air with a knife.
                                                            
 
EXT. ROANOKE OUTSIDE WALL - DAY
                                                            
The Indian warriors stop 20 feet from the stockade wall. A
lone Indian emerges from the crowd. This Indian is covered
in ornate garments and is adorned with a feather Mohawk on
top of his head.
                                                            
The Indian chief looks at the armed soldiers glaring from
atop the wall, muskets gleaming in the sunlight.
                                                            
The chief begins to speak in English.
                                                            
TITLE CARD
                                                            
                       INDIAN CHIEFTAN
Englishman, we mean you no harm.
My name is Manteo, chief of the
Algonquian people.
                                                            
 
EXT. ROANOKE STOCKADE WALL - DAY
                                                            
The English soldiers are stunned, they had never heard an
Indian speak English before.
                                                            
John White however lights up with excitement. He calls out
to the Chief from atop the stockade wall.
                                                            
TITLE CARD
                                                            
                       WHITE
Manteo! Are you the Native that
sailed with Sir Richard Grenville
back to England and caused quite
the stir in the royal courts?
                                                            
Manteo responds.
                                                            
TITLE CARD
                                                            
                       MANTEO
I am indeed.
                                                            
The colonial soldiers are confused by this, but John White
is beaming with excitement.
                                                            

34.

TITLE CARD
                                                            
                       WHITE
Open the gate men! They are
friends.
                                                            
The soldiers are hesitant though, only opening the gate upon
John White's insistence. .
                                                            
 
EXT. ROANOKE COLONY - DAY
                                                            
The Indians enter into the colony to the shock of the
colonial settlers who have begun to tentatively emerge from
their hiding places.
                                                            
The Indians meanwhile gaze at the colonial settlers and
colony in bewilderment and awe. Save for Manteo, the
Algonquian people have never seen a European before.
                                                            
John White emerges from the stockade wall platform and
embraces Manteo. This display of friendship between an
Indian and a white man is a strange sight to see indeed.
                                                            
TITLE CARD
                                                            
                       WHITE
Manteo my friend, welcome to
Roanoke. You must stay for a while
and talk, we have much to discuss.
                                                            
Manteo nods in agreement and follows John White towards the
Roanoke Town hall. The procession of Indians follow in suit,
much to the glaring faces of the colonists.
                                                            
One of the colonial children, a little boy tugs at his
mother's dress as the Indians walk by.
                                                            
TITLE CARD
                                                            
                       LITTLE BOY
Mommy, who are they?
                                                            
The mother responds
                                                            
TITLE CARD
                                                            
                       MOTHER
They're savages.
                                                            
 

35.

INT. ROANOKE TOWN HALL - DAY
                                                            
We are transported inside the Roanoke Town hall. It is a
crudely constructed wooden building that is dimly lit by
candles.
                                                            
Inside at a large table, John White and Manteo, along with a
couple of the Indians are seen talking, and eating lunch.
                                                            
Manteo and John White seem to be getting along just fine.
Manteo, having lived in England for three years is well
accustomed to English civilities and is seen eating and
using silverware like a gentleman.
                                                            
The other Indians present though are hesitant to eat any of
the food laid out before them. They sit still and
motionless, only gazing at the alien surroundings that are
so new to them.
                                                            
Manteo and John White begin to talk.
                                                            
During Manteo and John White's conversation, a wide variety
of emotions and expressions are used between the two men.
                                                            
Across the table the wait staff, comprised of two of the
colonial woman are seen grimacing at the Indian warriors
sitting at the table. There is an obvious tension between
the colonists and the Indians.
                                                            
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                       NARRATION
Throughout most of the day, John
White learned from Manteo that the
previous 15 soldiers had been
killed by the hostile Secotan,
Aquascogoc, and Dasamongueponke
warriors. Manteo's own wife and
son were killed during the attack
on Roanoke colony. Manteo's tribe,
the Croatan were friendly towards
the English outsiders, and agreed
to enter into an alliance of sorts
with the Roanoke settlers.
                                                            
 
INT. SECOTAN INDIAN ENCMAMPMENT - DAY
                                                            
We jump from Roanoke colony to the inside of a wigwam
belonging to the Indian chief of the Secotan tribe. this
chief is the same one that led the original assault on the
Roanoke colony.
                                                            

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The chief is lying down in his fur bed, he is old and weak
and appears to be dying. His son Hawkeyes sits next to him,
in silent respect.
                                                            
Outside the tent, an Indian scout appears at the campsite.
He is breathing heavily and appears to be rather nervous and
jumpy. The scout begins shouting.
                                                            
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                       INDIAN SCOUT
The white men have returned! They
camp at their original location!
                                                            
These words strike like lighting throughout the encampment.
Inside the wigwam the chief's eyes burst open in fear. The
chief clutches the arm of his son Hawkeyes.
                                                            
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                       INDIAN CHIEFTAN
My son. It is now up to you to
protect our people. The white men
are murderers and liars, they can
never be trusted.
                                                            
The chief grip loosens on Hawkeyes arm before falling
lifeless onto the ground. He is dead.
                                                            
Hawkeyes, still clutching his father's lifeless hand looks
up directly into the camera. His eyes are piercing and
unflinching, he knows what he must do.
                                                            
 
EXT. DASAMONGUEPONKE VILLAGE - MORNING
                                                            
TITLE CARD
                                                            
                       NARRATION
On August 8, 1587, two days after
Manteo's visit to Roanoke, John
White prepares to launch an attack
against the Dasamongueponke tribe,
a close ally of the Secotan. He
is aided by the friendly Croatoan
and Hitherto Indian tribes.
                                                            
It is early morning in the forest just outside the
Dasamongueponke tribe. The sun is just beginning to creep
out of the horizon creating strange and ominous shadows
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Some of the shadows seem to move more distinctly than the
others though. Upon closer inspection we see that most of
the "shadows" are in fact colonial soldiers moving ever so
slowly and quietly through the brush.
                                                            
Commanding the soldiers is none other than John White, who
is dressed in a hybrid mix of fine armor and gentleman's
dress wear. Flanking White's right side is Anarias
Dare(Eleanor's husband) who is one of White's lieutenants.
Both men are a good distance behind the main force for
safety concerns.
                                                            
In a jump cut that moves us to the opposite side of the
forest, we see a force of Hitherto and Croatoan Indians
moving almost silently through the forest. Unlike the
English soldiers, the natives are far more graceful in their
movements through the brush. The scene is almost reminiscent
of a ballet.
                                                            
The Indian force stops suddenly as they finally make out the
the Dasamongueponke village ahead. Manteo, the leader of the
Indian forces begins to talk quietly to the Indian force.
                                                            
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                       MANTEO
We will sneak quietly like a
rabbit into the camp, surprise
Dasamongueponke.
                                                            
The Indian soldiers nod in agreement before moving quietly
and subtly into the camp.
                                                            
Opposite the Indian force, the English force has also
approached within striking distance of the camp. John White
begins to issue orders.
                                                            
                       WHITE
Gentleman, the heathens have yet
to awaken from their sleep. We
have the jump on them.
                                                            
One of the soldiers speaks.
                                                            
                       SOLDIER
Shouldn't we wait for Manteo to
begin the assault?
                                                            
John White gazes at the ever increasing sunlight making its
way through the trees. He knows there isn't much time left.
                                                            

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                       WHITE
No, we must attack now! To arms
men!
                                                            
All at once every English soldier leaps up from his hiding
position and charges the campsite. The camera follows their
every movement form a wide angle.
                                                            
Inside the camp, Manteo and the Indians have already
murdered the few sentries and are already looting the camp.
All of a sudden they hear and see the cries of the
Englishman charging into the camp. The Indians begin to
whoop in excitement.
                                                            
                                         SUDDENLY
                                                            
The english soldiers begin firing muskets at their Indian
allies.
                                                            
This unexpected volley of shots strikes down two hitherto
Indian warriors who collapse dead onto the ground.
                                                            
The English soldiers than move in, swords unsheathed and
begin cutting down their own allies. Madness ensues.
                                                            
This whole attack is a huge mistake as the English soldiers
did not expect their allies to already be in the camp. The
English soldiers, unable to tell their allies apart from
their enemies proceed to kill mercilessly any Indian who
stands in their way.
                                                            
In a scene eerily similar to the opening sequence, an Indian
woman and her son are trying to run for cover. They are
quickly cut down by the sword of an English soldier though.
                                                            
Through the chaos, Manteo begins to cry out in English
towards the soldiers in hopes of stopping the unnecessary
carnage.
                                                            
Manteo's cries fall on deaf ears though, he too is shot at
and grazed by a bullet. The English soldiers begin burning
the camp's buildings, some of which still contained
families. It is a barbarous sight that calls into question
who really is the savage?
                                                            
The smoke from the camp drift upwards, the scene fades to
black.
                                                            
                                         FADE OUT
                                                            
Hours later, a high angle shot reveals the carnage and
destruction of the Dasamongueponke village. Indian bodies
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soldiers, the English allies no less, are shell shocked by
what has happened.
                                                            
At this point it is fair to say that the English had
realized their terrible mistake and were in the process of
regrouping. John White is seen trudging through the carnage
with a look of absolute disgust and embarrassment strewn
about his face. White eventually sits down on a tree stump
and stares blankly into a void that only he could see or
know.
                                                            
Manteo, flanked by two other Indian warriors approaches
White. He is nursing his wounded shoulder.
                                                            
Manteo looks directly into the eyes of John White. for a
moment the two men say not a word to each other.
                                                            
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                       WHITE
We didn't know you had gone into
the village.
                                                            
Manteo waits a few seconds to respond.
                                                            
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                       MANTEO
Many of my people should not have
died today. The wounded must be
cared for back at the colony.
                                                            
John White nods his head in agreement. Elsewhere, Anarias
Dare is seen staring at the dead bodies of a native woman
and her infant child. He is horrified and only thinks of how
it could have been Eleanor and his unborn child.
                                                            
                                         THE SCENE FADES TO
BLACK
                                                            
 
EXT. ROANOKE COLONY - DAY
                                                            
TITLE CARD
                                                            
                       NARRATION
Two days later the colonists and
their native America allies have
returned to the colony. Tension
are high between the settlers and
the Indians.
                                                            

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In an overhead shot of the colony, we see the colonists
going about their daily business of building, cooking,
farming, etc. What is surprising about his scene though is
the fact that there are also Indian woman and children at
the colony. They have come to aid in nursing the wounded men
from the battle.
                                                            
Back at ground level, Eleanor Dare is at an outdoor crude
kitchen. She is helping prepare a stew with two other woman,
from the colony. Of the two woman, one is older and appears
to be in her mid 40's, while the other is a younger woman in
her early 20's. The older woman begins to speak.
                                                            
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                       WOMAN
I can't believe we had to prepare
food for those savages.
                                                            
Eleanor Dare looks at her unflinchingly and begins to talk
in a calm and collected manner.
                                                            
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                       ELEANOR
We can't be so quick to judge. God
made all of us in his image
whether we think so or not.
                                                            
The younger woman keeps her head down through this, not
wanting to be drawn into the argument.
                                                            
The older woman rolls her eyes in disgust and goes back to
preparing the meal.
                                                            
Suddenly an Indian woman approaches the woman. By her
expressions and language it looks as though she is asking
for help.
                                                            
The older woman quickly dismisses the Indian woman, but
Eleanor and the younger woman rush to help her. The Indian
woman leads them to a wounded male Indian soldier.
                                                            
The Indian soldier is lying on the ground covered in native
blankets. He is in a lot of pain and is thrashing around.
Eleanor lifts the blanket to see the wound.
                                                            
The wound is an open gaping cut stretching from the stomach
to the shoulder. The wound is discolored and filled with
puss, it is obviously infected.
                                                            

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Eleanor and the young woman are visibly disgusted by this
sight, but Eleanor collects herself and gives instructions
to the younger girl.
                                                            
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                       ELEANOR
Get me some of the moldy bread
that went bad along with water and
fresh bandages.
                                                            
The younger woman sprints off out of camera.
                                                            
Manteo is staring up at Eleanor, his eyes wide open. He
holds out his hand and allows Eleanor to take hold of it.
This scene is a powerful one, as two people from different
worlds are acknowledging one another.
                                                            
The young woman and the Indian girl return with the moldy
bread, water and bandages. Eleanor begins speaking to Manteo
softly while placing the moldy bread onto the wounds.
                                                            
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                       MANTEO
Thank you, what is you name?
                                                            
Eleanor responds.
                                                            
TITLE CARD
                                                            
                       ELEANOR
You speak English? I am Eleanor
daughter of John White.
                                                            
Manteo responds.
                                                            
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                       MANTEO
I am Manteo. Your father is the
leader of your colony?
                                                            
Eleanor smiles and nods her head before responding.
                                                            
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                       ELEANOR
He is. Rest now, do you mind if I
read to you?
                                                            

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Eleanor reaches into a nearby basket and pulls out a worn
bible. Manteo nods his head, giving Eleanor permission to
read from it.
                                                            
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                       ELEANOR
Isaiah 53:5. But he was wounded
for our transgressions, he was
bruised for our iniquities; the
chastisement of our peace was on
him; and with his stripes we are
healed.
                                                            
Manteo shuts his eyes and soaks up every word Eleanor
speaks. This isn't the first time he has heard about the
white man's God; but the way Eleanor acts and behaves makes
Manteo evermore curious.
                                                            
As the scene takes place, Anarias Dare walks into frame,
having seen Eleanor and Manteo from a distance. He sits down
next to Eleanor as she reads to Manteo and puts his arm on
her shoulder. The camera pans down to show Eleanor's
pregnant stomach.
                                                            
SCENE FADES OUT
                                                            
 
EXT. DASAMONGUEPONKE VILLAGE - DAY
                                                            
We jump back to the Dasamongueponke village, which has been
completely destroyed from the previous battle. In the
village, dozens of Secotan Indians are moving around
examining the carnage. One of the warriors spots and picks
up a lone sword covered in rubble. The warrior delivers the
sword back to the leader of the Indian war party.
                                                            
As the camera pans up the body of the Chief, we see that it
is none other than Hawkeyes. He accepts the sword from the
Indian warrior, carefully studying it. A stern expression
makes its way onto Hawkeyes face, he knows who is
responsible.
                                                            
 
INT. ROANOKE TOWN HALL - DAY
                                                            
TITLE CARD
                                                            
                       NARRATION
On August 18, 1587 Eleanor Dare
gave birth to a healthy baby girl,
the first English child born in
the New World. Her name was
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                       NARRATION (cont'd)
Virginia Dare.
                                                            
The scene opens inside the Roanoke Town Hall. The room is
open and without furniture save for a lone table covered in
white cloth. The table hold a bowl of water and standing
behind it is the figure of a priest. Opposite the priest
stand Eleanor and Anarias Dare. In Eleanor's arms lies the
week old Virginia dare.
                                                            
The room is full of dozens of settlers and, surprisingly,
Indians. Manteo is close by the pulpit and is watching
intently as the priest begins to speak.
                                                            
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                       PRIEST
Friends, we are gathered here in
order to christen Virginia Dare
and Manteo in the name of our lord
Jesus Christ.
                                                            
The priest than motions for Manteo to approach the altar.
Manteo kneels down in front of the priest who makes the sign
of the cross and begins to baptize Manteo in the name of the
father and Son and Holy Spirit.
                                                            
The Indians in the room are amazed by this ritual and are
wide eyed as Manteo stands up and returns to their ranks.
                                                            
The priest than motions for Eleanor Dare to hand over
Virginia.
                                                            
Eleanor walks around the table and kisses the sleeping
Virginia on the head before handing her over to the priest.
                                                            
The priest than performs the baptism as the crowd looks on
with admiration. John White is also in attendance and looks
from the left of the table as his granddaughter is baptized.
For a moment White is not thinking of anything else but her,
all the troubles and trials that have happened thus far are
of little concern. This is the only thing that matters.
                                                            
SCENE FADES OUT.
                                                            
 
EXT. BEACH - DAY
                                                            
In a time jump, we are transported to a lone stretch of
beach a few miles away from Roanoke. A lone figure is seen
walking down the beach. As the figure approaches we see that
it is a male colonist. This is George Howe.
                                                            

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Howe is carrying a cloth sack over one shoulder, and a
musket strapped on the other. Every now and again he stops
and crouches down in the surf. He is looking for crabs.
                                                            
Howe finally finds one, and a close-up shot reveals the
captured crab squirming around in Howe's hand, trying to
pinch him. Howe nonchalantly puts the crab in the cloth sack
and goes on his way.
                                                            
The camera follows Howe as he continues to search for crabs
along the beach. Howe stoops down in one instance and goes
out of camera view for a second. In that split second
though, we see dark figures emerge over the sand dunes
separating the beach from the forested land.
                                                            
Howe stands back up and puts another crab he found in his
cloth bag. He than looks straight ahead and sees three
Indians staring back at him no less than 30 yards away.
                                                            
The Indians notice Howe the moment he does and quickly begin
pointing and shouting at him. One of the Indians grabs his
bow and arrow and positions it so as to be ready to fire in
case of a fight.
                                                            
George Howe is nearly petrified by this. He shouldn't have
gone out alone. Howe very slowly and monotonously drops the
cloth bag, and begins to reach for his musket.
                                                            
The Indians approach closer to Howe.
                                                            
Howe, having finally lost his nerve quickly whisks the
musket around and aims it at the Indians.
                                                            
This sudden movement startles the Indians. The one with a
bow aims and launches an arrow at Howe before he could fire
his musket. The arrow strikes Howe in the chest and knocks
him backwards to the ground.
                                                            
The Indians rush towards the lifeless body of Howe and begin
to inspect it for signs of life. There are none.
                                                            
The camera focuses in on the open, lifeless eyes of George
Howe.
                                                            
SCENE FADES TO BLACK
                                                            
 
EXT. ROANOKE COLONY - NIGHT
                                                            
We move back to Roanoke colony where we see the colony alive
and in a bustle. In the center square of the colony, a great
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dancing around it. This is the celebration of the fall
equinox which took place on September 22 in the year 1587.
                                                            
Elsewhere, Indian woman are weaving necklaces and bracelets
and younger Indian children are playing with the colonial
kids. One of the mother's of the colonial children tries to
scold her child for playing with the Indians, but she can't
catch him.
                                                            
Sitting on a wooden bench by the warmth of the fire is
Eleanor and Anarias Dare. Eleanor is holding a wide eyed
Virginia Dare in her arms.
                                                            
Anarias Dare stands up and bows in an overly gentlemanesque
fashion to Eleanor.
                                                            
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                       ANARIAS
May I have this dance my lady?
                                                            
Eleanor smiles and laughs at this. She than motions to
Virginia.
                                                            
Anarias sighs but acknowledges this.
                                                            
All of a sudden though John White and his wife dance into
the camera view. They begin to talk to Anarias and Eleanor
presumably to ask why they aren't dancing.
                                                            
Eleanor motions again to Virginia. John White sees this and
he and Mrs. White stop dancing and take a seat next to
Eleanor. John White motions for Eleanor to hand over
Virginia.
                                                            
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                       WHITE
You both go on. Were both too old
for this merriment anyway.
                                                            
Eleanor gladly accepts this show of kindness. She gently
hands Virginia over to White. Anarias grabs Eleanor's hands
and whisks her away to join the line of dancers surrounding
the fire.
                                                            
The camera follows Eleanor and Anarias as they dance around
the fire pit. In a montage of shots we see the faces of many
other colonists dancing and having a good time. In one shot,
the young colonial woman from earlier is seen being asked to
dance by an Indian male about her age, she accepts.
                                                            
 

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EXT. ROANOKE STOCKADE WALL - DAY
                                                            
Away from all the festivities are the few guards who are
guarding the Wooden gate that enters into the colony. They
are talking to a colonial woman who appears to be very
nervous.
                                                            
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                       WOMAN
My husband, George Howe. He hasn't
retuned yet form gathering crabs
I'm awfully frightened that
something may have happened to
him.
                                                            
The guards are trying to calm the woman down, but to no
avail.
                                                            
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                       SOLDIER
Relax, we'll send out a search
party now.
                                                            
The Guard captain begins issuing orders to his men. He than
climbs up a wooden ladder to the top of the stockade wall in
order to get his bearings.
                                                            
When he looks over the wall his face freezes in terror.
                                                            
 
EXT. ROANOKE COLONY - NIGHT
                                                            
Back at the party John White is still holding Virginia Dare.
Virginia begins tugging at his beard though and he has to
hand her over to his wife.
                                                            
Eleanor and Anarias are sitting down next to the fire pit
having stopped dancing to catch their breath. They stare at
each other before taking in their surroundings.
                                                            
                                         SUDDENLY
                                                            
The festivities are interrupted by a lone guard shouting and
waving his hands wildly. He is in an absolute panic.
                                                            
                       SOLDIER
Indians! Indians at the wall! To
arms men!
                                                            

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This throws the whole celebration into a terrified frenzy.
John White stands up seemingly in slow motion as he hears
the shouts from the shouting soldier.
                                                            
 
EXT. ROANOKE STOCKADE WALL - NIGHT
                                                            
By now most of the soldiers and colonists are at or heading
towards the outer stockade wall. John White moves into the
camera frame, he is now clad in armor and is looking out
over the wall at the Indian horde.
                                                            
There are around 50 Indian warriors outside the stockade
wall. Suddenly, chief Hawkeyes emerges from the crowd of
Indians. He stares menacingly up at the John White.
                                                            
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                       HAWKEYES
      (In Secotan)
Manteo, I know you can hear me.
You can translate for these white
devils.
                                                            
Manteo hears this from behind the wall.
                                                            
Hawkeyes brings out a body from the crowd. It is George
Howe.
                                                            
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                       HAWKEYES
      (In secotan)
From this moment forward, there
will be no more contact with
anything outside your wall. Anyone
who leaves the colony will suffer
the same fate as this man.
                                                            
Manteo translates.
                                                            
George Howe's now widowed wife begins to weep
uncontrollably. The colonial soldiers and colonists are in a
state of shock.
                                                            
Hawkeyes and the Indians than walk back into the forest.
Disappearing from view. George Howe's body is left lying on
the ground.
                                                            
SCENE FADES OUT
                                                            
 

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EXT. ROANOKE GRAVEYARD - DAY
                                                            
A day later we are now viewing the crudely made Roanoke
cemetery. The cemetery holds the bodies of the original
soldiers as well as the man who died on board the ship.
                                                            
The camera pans up to reveal a dozen or so of the Roanoke
settlers paying their due respects to the dead.
                                                            
John White and Manteo are in attendance.
                                                            
 
EXT. EXTERIOR OF ROANOKE COLONY - DAY
                                                            
We see the Algonquian Indians leaving Roanoke colony,
leading the way is Manteo.
                                                            
John white is watching in the F.G. as the column of Indian
woman, children and men are leaving through the wooden gate
of Roanoke in B.G.
                                                            
Manteo breaks off column and walks towards John White. the
two men stare at one another long and hard.
                                                            
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                       MANTEO
I'm sorry my friend, but for the
sake of my people I must go.
                                                            
John White nods in respect to this.
                                                            
Manteo ventures back to the column of Indians. They walk out
of frame.
                                                            
SCENE FADES OUT
                                                            
 
EXT. AUTUMN FOREST - DAY
                                                            
We are in forest near Roanoke Colony. Leaves are falling
from trees in heaps. We see in color the different leaves
falling from the trees, signaling the beginning of Autumn.
The sight is beautiful.
                                                            
 
INT. ROANOKE COLONY FOODSTORAGE - DAY
                                                            
Inside the food storage building we see that that it is
quite bare inside. The colony is running out of food.
                                                            
The camera cuts to John White staring at the dwindling food
supply. A concerned look is on his face.
                                                            
 

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EXT. ROANOKE TOWN HALL - DAY
                                                            
TITLE CARD
                                                            
                       NARRATION
Fearing for their lives, the
colonists of Roanoke call a
meeting. Their goal is to persuade
John White to return to England in
order to gain more supplies.
                                                            
We open on the inside of the Roanoke Town Hall. John White
and a committee of colonists face each other opposite a
large table. They are talking.
                                                            
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                       MALE COLONIST
Governor White, the citizens of
Roanoke have agreed unanimously
that you should return to England
to retrieve supplies.
                                                            
John White pounds his fist on the table and begins angrily
shouting.
                                                            
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                       WHITE
I will not go! It is my duty as
governor to oversee this colony!
                                                            
White storms off in a fury.
                                                            
 
INT. JOHN WHITE'S HOUSE - DAY
                                                            
Inside White's house John White, his wife as well as
Annarias and Virginia dare are having dinner.
                                                            
John White prays over the food.
                                                            
The prayer finishes and the occupants of the table begin to
eat.
                                                            
John White however doesn't touch his food. He simply looks
around the table and observes his family.
                                                            
In a slow motion shot, we see the faces of Eleanor and
Annarias Dare laughing and talking to one another. The
camera cuts back to the face of John White.
                                                            

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White looks down at his food(which is a piece of meat and
some bread.
                                                            
 
EXT. FIELD - DAY
                                                            
Two cows, a fat one and a skinny one are grazing in a field.
The skinny cow suddenly begins to kill and eat the fatter
cow.
                                                            
 
INT. JOHN WHITE'S HOUSE - NIGHT
                                                            
John White snaps out of this vision and sees only his food
down on his plate.
                                                            
White leaves table and walks over to Virginia Dare's crib.
Virginia is sleeping.
                                                            
John White gently brushes the forehead of Virginia with his
thumb before kissing her on the head.
                                                            
White walks back into the dining room and begins to talk.
                                                            
                       WHITE
I have decided to leave for
England as soon as the relief ship
comes. It is the only way that we
will be able to procure more
supplies.
                                                            
The room is in a state of shock. Eleanor jumps up from her
seat and rushes over to John White.
                                                            
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                       ELEANOR
You cannot leave father. For the
sake of me, for the sake of your
granddaughter, don't go.
                                                            
john White clutches Eleanor's hands.
                                                            
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                       WHITE
For both of your sakes, I must go.
                                                            
 

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EXT. ROANOKE BEACH - DAY
                                                            
                       NARRATION
Two weeks later, the ship the Lion
had returned to Roanoke colony.
This was its last stop before its
return to England.
                                                            
On Roanoke's beach, John White is preparing to board a dingy
that will take him back to the relief ship, which is docked
400 yards off shore.
                                                            
The entire colony is on the beach to respectfully send White
off.
                                                            
Before entering into the dingy, White kisses his wife and
shakes the hand of Annarias Dare.
                                                            
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                       WHITE
Take care of my family.
                                                            
Annarias nods his head. White than turns to Eleanor, who is
holding Virginia in her arms.
                                                            
Virginia stares at John White. Her eyes are full of sadness.
Seeing this John White kisses Eleanor on the forehead.
                                                            
TITLE CARD
                                                            
                       WHITE
I promise I will return.
                                                            
John White turns to the crowd of colonists.
                                                            
TITLE CARD
                                                            
                       WHITE
It has been an honor to have
served as your governor.
                                                            
John White pauses, before continuing to talk.
                                                            
TITLE CARD
                                                            
                       WHITE
I can only ask that you would look
after my family and belongings
until I return.
                                                            
The crowd acknowledges this promise.
                                                            

52.

                       WHITE
If I do not return.... and
compelled to leave on your own
free will. Carve a Maltese cross
into one of the nearby trees so as
to signal that you are alive and
well.
                                                            
A close-up of Eleanor's face. She is holding back tears.
                                                            
White turns and enters into the dingy. The dingy departs
from the beach and heads towards the ship.
                                                            
                                         THE SCENE FADES TO
BLACK
                                                            
                                         END OF ACT 2
                                                            
 
EXT. ROANOKE COLONY - DAY
                                                            
TITLE CARD
                                                            
                       NARRATION
The months following the departure
of John White were particularly
brutal ones. The Roanoke food
supply was reduced to zero,leaving
the colonists to resort to
desperate measures.
                                                            
We open on the sight of a dead male colonist. Three men are
surrounding the body. One of the men checks the corpses
pulse. Having not felt a pulse the man nods to his fellow
companions. The men than begin to grab butchers knives. In
the B.G. there is a pot of water boiling. This is
cannibalism.
                                                            
 
INT. WOODEN BUILDING - DAY
                                                            
The scene jumps to the inside of a large building in
Roanoke. Inside dozens of colonists are lying on the floor
covered in blankets. They are all sick. Any colonist not ill
is tending to the sick. Anarias Dare is one such colonist.
                                                            
Anarias is crouched over the body a colonist, he is putting
a cold rage over the person's head. The camera zooms out,
showing who it is Anarias is caring for. It is Eleanor.
                                                            
The camera zooms in on a close-up of Eleanor's face. She
looks terribly weak.
                                                            

53.

The camera switches to a close-up of Anarias's face. He is
looking extremely concerned.
                                                            
Eleanor Dare manages a weak smile towards Anarias.
                                                            
Sitting down, Anarias reaches and grabs a bible from behind
him.
                                                            
TITLE CARD
                                                            
                       ANARIAS
I think it is time that "I" read
to you don't you think?
                                                            
Eleanor smiles. The next scene begins a montage of shots
showing the past events of the movie thus far. These
flashbacks will follow the conclusion of each sentence of
Anarias Dare's Title box. this will be the order in which
the images appear.
                                                            
1.Ralph Lane and the colonists fighting the Indians.2.The
communion.3. Raleigh, John White, and Ralph Lane talking.4.
John White and the colonists arriving back to
Roanoke.5.Eleanor Dare caring for Manteo.6.The massacre at
the Dasawmongueponke village.7.The Fall solstice
celebration.8.The death of George Howe.9. The three colonial
men eating the body of the dead colonist.
                                                            
                       ANARIAS
Exodus 15:26. If you listen
carefully to the lord your God and
do what is right in his eyes, if
you pay attention to his commands
and keep all his decree, I will
not bring on you any of the
diseases I brought on the
Egyptians, for I am the Lord, who
heals you.
                                                            
                                         FADE TO BLACK
                                                            
 
INT. ENGLAND, RALEIGH'S OFFICE - DAY
                                                            
TITLE CARD
                                                            
                       NARRATION
Further bad news awaited John
White on his return to England.
Just two weeks previously Queen
Elizabeth 1 had issued a general
"stay of shipping", preventing any
ships from leaving the English
shores. In desperation White meets
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54.

                       NARRATION (cont'd)
with Walter Raleigh to discuss the
need to send a relief fleet back
to Roanoke.
                                                            
Raleigh,John White and Grenville are seen sitting down in
large chairs in Raleigh's Portsmouth home. This scene is
eerily similar to the one at the beginning of the film.
                                                            
John White is talking.
                                                            
TITLE CARD
                                                            
                       WHITE
Walter, my friend, please, you
must send help.
                                                            
Raleigh stands up, a firm look on his face.
                                                            
TITLE CARD
                                                            
                       RALEIGH
I trusted that you would secure a
proper foothold in the New World.
I trusted that you could be a
competent governor.
                                                            
John White stands up as well.
                                                            
TITLE CARD
                                                            
                       WHITE
Walter please, I beg of you.
                                                            
Grenville is seen sipping at his tea. He is staying out of
the argument.
                                                            
TITLE CARD
                                                            
                       RALEIGH
John, from a financial standpoint,
what you ask would be detrimental.
On top of it all lies the fact
that my hands are tied in this
matter anyway. Queen Elizabeth has
forbade any English ship from
leaving......
                                                            
White is stunned by this show of greed by his so called
"friend". Grenville finally enters the conversation.
                                                            
TITLE CARD
                                                            

55.

                       GRENVILLE
I for one agree wholeheartedly
with Sir Raleigh. If word should
get out that a second colony has
failed. It would ruin all of our
reputations.
                                                            
John White is at a loss for words. He stands up very slowly
and begins to walk out of the room, he is disgusted. Raleigh
begins to speak however before White can leave.
                                                            
                       RALEIGH
However, as a friend.... I will do
my best to persuade the Queen to
make an exception.
                                                            
John White nods his head as a show of thanks. He than walks
out the door.
                                                            
FADE TO BLACK
                                                            
 
EXT. FOREST OUTSIDE ROANOKE - DAY
                                                            
We are transported into a forest outside of Roanoke. The ice
and snow are melting from the trees creating an artificial
rain within the forest. The camera focuses in on a close-up
of the branches of the trees. We see the very beginnings of
leave buds. This scene is to show the beginning of Spring.
While this scene is playing Igor Stravinsky's The Rite of
Spring will be playing in the B.G.
                                                            
 
EXT. ROANOKE COLONY CEMETERY - DAY
                                                            
The scene jumps back to a shot of the Roanoke cemetery. The
camera pans back to show that there are now over a dozen
graves that make up the cemetery. Annarias Dare(Now the
intern Governor)is in attendance along with the family and
friends of some of the dead colonists. Anarias Dare is
deeply upset looking over the graves. We are left to wonder
if one of the graves belong to Eleanor?
                                                            
 
EXT. ROANOKE COLONY - DAY
                                                            
Annarias Dare is seen returning back to his home following
the burials at the cemetery. He stops at the doorway to his
house however, hesitant to go in.
                                                            
The door to Annarias's house opens from the inside.
                                                            

56.

A close-up of Annarias's face shows the expressions of an
anxious man.
                                                            
the door fully opens and none other than Eleanor Dare walks
out. She is holding Virginia Dare in her arm.
                                                            
Annarias's expression changes from that of anxiety to
happiness. He moves over to Eleanor and embraces her in his
arms. The two share a moment of happiness on screen.
                                                            
                                         FADE TO BLACK
                                                            
 
EXT. ENGLAND, RALPH LANE'S HOUSE - DAY
                                                            
TITLE CARD
                                                            
                       NARRATION
Back in England John White was met
with more bad news. Raleigh had
failed to convince the Queen to
allow White to return to Roanoke.
In a last ditch attempt White
meets with Ralph Lane in order to
illegally procure a ship from
Lane's Irish contacts.
                                                            
John White and Ralph Lane are seen talking to one another
outside in Ralph Lane's garden. Both Lane and John White
walk through the garden as they talk.
                                                            
TITLE CARD
                                                            
                       WHITE
Ralph, I know we have had our
differences, but I beg of you.
Help me rescue my family.
                                                            
Ralph Lane stops to inspect some tomato plants growing in
his garden.
                                                            
TITLE CARD
                                                            
                       LANE
John, I sympathize with you in the
highest manner. We were all
foolish to think that the New
World was a perfect paradise. No
such place could have ever existed
on Earth.
                                                            
Lane removes a tomato from the stalk. He takes a bite out of
it.
                                                            

57.

A close-up of Lane's face shows in color the red juice of
the tomato running down Lane's chin.
                                                            
White sees this and begins to remember the sight of the
native village being massacred. In the vision a lone Indian
woman is seen lying on the ground dead. Blood is dripping
from her mouth.
                                                            
White snaps out of this vision. All he sees now is Lane
wiping his mouth with his shirt sleeve.
                                                            
TITLE CARD
                                                            
                       LANE
No one else should have to suffer
for our mistakes anymore John. I
know of two small pinnaces owned
by a man in Dublin. If God is
willing I can arrange for them to
be loaned to you to use.
                                                            
John White's face beams up with excitement. he shakes Lane's
hand vigorously.
                                                            
                                         FADE TO BLACK
                                                            
 
EXT. ROANOKE COLONY - DAY
                                                            
                       NARRATION
The summer of 1588 was brutal in
it's own right. The Outer banks
region was suffering through the
worst drought in more than a
century. Nothing would grow.
                                                            
We open on the scene of a young boy scraping a patch of dry
ground with a wooden hoe. As the camera pans out we see that
this dry ground was once a small garden. Now, it is only a
cracked patch of dirt.
                                                            
 
EXT. SECOTAN INDIAN ENCAMPMENT - DAY
                                                            
TITLE CARD
                                                            
                       NARRATION
The drought also affects the
Indian communities.
                                                            

58.

We jump from Roanoke colony to the Secotan Indian
encampment. Multiple Indian woman are tending to a small
field of wilted maize. Even the maize, which usually is
tolerant in long periods of drought, is also faltering.
                                                            
Chief Blackhawk appears in the B.G. he gazes out at the
wilting crops.
                                                            
 
INT. BLACKHAWK'S WIGWAM - DAY
                                                            
Inside Blackhawk's wigwam all the chief elders from the
allied Indian tribes are present. They are sitting in a
circle with their legs crisscrossed. In the middle of the
circle lies an item wrapped in deer skin.
                                                            
Blackhawk removes the deer skin from the item, revealing it
to be one of the colonial swords.
                                                            
TITLE CARD
                                                            
                       HAWKEYES
Brothers, the white men are the
cause of the rain spirit's
disappearance. Their barbarous
ways have caused the spirit of
rain to leave this land.
                                                            
The elders all begin to talk to one another. one of the
Indian chieftains addresses the others.
                                                            
TITLE CARD
                                                            
                       INDIAN CHIEFTAN
We must also remember that the
Algonquian tribe led by Chief
Manteo has stopped worship of the
spirits all together. they now
follow the white man's god.
                                                            
The Chieftains nod in agreement.
                                                            
Hawkeyes addresses the group.
                                                            
TITLE CARD
                                                            
                       HAWKEYES
Even so, the spirits smile upon
us. Together we are stronger than
the white men. We will hunt for
deer, and fish in the oceans and
streams. Under our watch, the
white devils cannot leave their
colony. They will either starve,
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59.

                       HAWKEYES (cont'd)
or be forced to leave.
                                                            
Another Indian Chieftain address the group.
                                                            
TITLE CARD
                                                            
                       INDIAN CHIEFTAIN 2
Hawkeyes is right the white men
will be forced to leave in order
to survive. Once they depart from
the safety of their colony, we can
strike and finish them off. This
will appease the spirits anger.
                                                            
The room acknowledges this.
                                                            
Hawkeyes stands up and grabs the sword.
                                                            
TITLE CARD
                                                            
                       HAWKEYES
It is settled, once the white men
leave the colony we will strike
them down. For good this time.
                                                            
Hawkeyes drives the sword into the ground.
                                                            
 
EXT. ROANOKE CEMETRY - DAY
                                                            
At the Roanoke cemetery stands Annarias Dare and Eleanor
Dare. They are both staring at the wooden crosses that
signal where the dead are buried. Six colonial soldiers
flank both sides of Eleanor and Anarias.
                                                            
TITLE CARD
                                                            
                       ANARIAS
We will not survive the winter
with any food.
                                                            
Eleanor grabs Anarias's arm.
                                                            
TITLE CARD
                                                            
                       ELEANOR
We must be patient, my father
could return any day now.
                                                            
Anarias gently pries his arm away from Eleanor.
                                                            
TITLE CARD
                                                            

60.

                       ANARIAS
If we wait any longer, your father
will arrive not on a colony, but a
gravesite.
                                                            
Anarias begins to walk away. As he walks he turns to one of
the colonial soldiers.
                                                            
TITLE CARD
                                                            
                       ANARIAS
In two weeks, should governor
White fail to return, we must
depart this colony.
                                                            
The colonial soldier is first shocked by this. He manages to
regain himself though and nods to Anarias.
                                                            
Anarias and four of the soldiers walk off screen. Eleanor is
left standing alone at the graveyard. She looks out over the
colony and out towards the ocean just beyond it.
                                                            
 
EXT. ATLANTIC OCEAN - DAY
                                                            
                       NARRATION
By mid 1588 White had been able to
acquire the two pinnaces The Brave
and The Row, which were unsuited
for military service and could be
spared for the expedition to
Roanoke.
                                                            
We see the two ships sailing from a distance across the
wide, open expanse of ocean.
                                                            
                       NARRATION
Unluckily for White, they were
barely suited for the Atlantic
crossing. To make matters worse
the ships were intercepted by
French pirates along the way.
                                                            
A great battle is taking place as three pirate ships are
hammering the two of White's ships with gunshot.
                                                            
 
EXT. THE BRAVE DECK - DAY
                                                            
Sailors are running around he deck. they are desperately
trying to fire back at the pirate vessels. John White is
helping to reload muskets.
                                                            

61.

A volley of shot hits The Brave, blasting crew and cargo
alike across the ship. The explosion also hits John White in
the buttocks and he falls down in pain.
                                                            
 
EXT. ATLANTIC OCEAN - DAY
                                                            
The pirate ships move in to board the two wounded vessels.
                                                            
 
EXT. THE BRAVE DECK - DAY
                                                            
The surviving sailors on both the Brave and The Roe are tied
up and lying on their knees on the deck of The Brave.
Multiple pirates are pacing back and forth mocking the
prisoners, while the rest of the pirates are seen removing
all the cargo from the two ships.
                                                            
Flanked by two pirates stands the captain of the pirate
fleet. He wears an oversized French officer's coat that is
badly tattered and worn out. one of the pirates bring out a
list detailing all the supplies on board the two ships. the
captain is not happy when he sees that there is only food
and simple tools onboard.
                                                            
                       PIRATE CAPTAIN
To think we wasted our shot on
this heap of junk.
                                                            
The captain walks down the row of prisoners, staring at each
and every one of them. He eventually makes his way to John
White.
                                                            
TITLE CARD
                                                            
                       PIRATE CAPTAIN
You sir are both fortunate and
unfortunate. Your ships are hardly
suited for ocean travel which
makes them useless to me. Your
Cargo however, will have some
value to me so I am obliged to
take it.
                                                            
John White glares angrily at the captain.
                                                            
TITLE CARD
                                                            
                       PIRATE CAPTAIN
I am a Christian man though sir.
So I will do as the bible says and
ask.... and it shall be given unto
me.
                                                            

62.

This elicits laughter from the captain and crew. The captain
waves his hand, signaling his crew to begin untying the men.
                                                            
TITLE CARD
                                                            
                       PIRATE CAPTAIN
Free the prisoners and allow them
to return in this vessel from
whence they came.
                                                            
The pirate crew begin to release the prisoners. John White's
head is down in utter sadness.
                                                            
                                         FADE TO BLACK
                                                            
 
EXT. ROANOKE COLONY - DAY
                                                            
TITLE CARD
                                                            
                       NARRATION
At the conclusion of two weeks,
Annarias Dare, as promised began
the process of abandoning the
colony. The colonists goal was to
reach Manteo's tribe in order to
have any chance of surviving
indefinitely.
                                                            
We open onto a wide angle shot of Roanoke colony. The
colonists are in the process of tearing down buildings and
burying John White's items. Annarias Dare is supervising the
whole process from an over watch position on the top of
Roanoke's stockade wall.
                                                            
One of the colonial soldiers is busy carving a Maltese cross
into a large oak tree inside the colony.
                                                            
 
EXT. ROANOKE BEACH - EVENING
                                                            
On the beach and looking out into the Atlantic ocean is
Eleanor Dare. She is holding Virginia Dare in her arms.
Eleanor begins to address the ocean.
                                                            
TITLE CARD
                                                            
                       ELEANOR
Father....have you forgotten us?
                                                            
 

63.

EXT. ENGLISH BEACH - NIGHT
                                                            
John White is staring out at the dark Atlantic ocean. His
hair is matted and he is sporting multiple bruises along his
face. He speaks to the ocean.
                                                            
TITLE CARD
                                                            
                       WHITE
I have not forgotten you my
daughter.
                                                            
                                         FADE TO BLACK
                                                            
 
EXT. ROANOKE COLONY - DAY
                                                            
We see an empty Roanoke colony. The buildings are torn down
and there is not a soul to be seen.
                                                            
 
EXT. SWAMP - DAY
                                                            
We cut to a dense forested swamp where we see a long column
of Roanoke settlers making there way through the harsh
terrain. Soldiers lead the way, using their swords to cut
through the undergrowth.
                                                            
Many of the woman and children are having great difficulty
making their way through the muddy terrain. They
occasionally have to stop, or simply trip and fall down. In
a quick cut we witness an alligator approaching the column
of colonists. One of the soldiers fires his musket at it.
The alligator swims off in a frenzy, having been grazed by
the bullet.
                                                            
Annarias Dare is helping lead the way through the swamp, he
holds in his hands a crudely drawn map of the surrounding
area. It is obvious that he is confused.
                                                            
Anarias orders the column of colonists to stop.
                                                            
TITLE CARD
                                                            
                       ANARIAS
We will stop here for a small
break so as to find our bearings
again.
                                                            
The colonists all immediately begin to drop the items they
are carrying and sit down wherever they can.
                                                            

64.

Bringing up the rear of the column of colonists is Eleanor
Dare. She is guarded by two colonial soldiers. On Eleanor's
back rests a crudely made basket of sorts. In the basket
lies Virginia Dare.
                                                            
One of the colonial woman sitting opposite Eleanor begins to
talk.
                                                            
TITLE CARD
                                                            
                       WOMAN
My lady, you need not carry your
own daughter. Let one of us bear
that burden so you don't have to.
                                                            
Eleanor replies.
                                                            
TITLE CARD
                                                            
                       ELEANOR
No, you need not help me. We all
have a burden to bear in exchange
for a chance to survive.
                                                            
This impresses the woman, who respectfully moves away.
                                                            
 
EXT. SWAMP UNDERBRUSH - DAY
                                                            
The camera switches to a view of the underbrush flanking the
colonists from all sides.
                                                            
We see a faint movement under some of the foliage. Upon
closer inspection we see that it is two Indian scouts. They
are silently watching the colonists.
                                                            
One of the Indian scouts begins to crawl slowly closer to
the colonists in order to get a better view. As he is doing
so a branch breaks under his hand.
                                                            
From the point of view of the Indian scout we see two of the
colonial soldiers begin to approach the sound of the branch
break. The soldiers have their muskets ready.
                                                            
As the soldiers nears the Indians location the two Indians
suddenly jump up and begin sprinting away through the swamp.
                                                            
Seeing this, the colonial soldiers take aim and fire a
volley of musket shots in the direction of the fleeing
Indians.
                                                            
One of the Indians collapses violently into the ground. he
has been shot through the back and is dead. The other Indian

65.

is still alive though and continues to run off through the
swamp.
                                                            
 
EXT. COLONIST COLUMN - DAY
                                                            
At the front of the column of colonists Annarias Dare hears
the gunshots and quickly turns to face the commotion.
                                                            
One of the colonial soldiers rushes up to Anarias Dare.
                                                            
TITLE CARD
                                                            
                       SOLDIER
Indian scouts sir. We managed to
shoot one but the other got away.
                                                            
Anarias is stunned by this.
                                                            
TITLE CARD
                                                            
                       ANARIAS
Soldier, tell the colonists that
we move out in five minutes. We
need to put as much ground
possible between the colony and
ourselves.
                                                            
The soldier sprints away to relay the message down the line.
                                                            
 
EXT. SECOTAN INDIAN ENCAMPMENT - AFTERNOON
                                                            
Back at the Secotan Indian encampment, dozens of Indian
warriors from the allied tribes are gathered together. They
are being painted in war paint and armed with bows and
hatchets.
                                                            
Emerging out of a wigwam is Hawkeyes. He is clad in a
variety of feathers and skins. His face is painted and he
holds a hatchet in his hand.
                                                            
TITLE CARD
                                                            
                       HAWKEYES
The white devils are weak without
their walls! We will finish them
once and for all.
                                                            
The Indians are chanting and hollering.
                                                            

66.

TITLE CARD
                                                            
                       HAWKEYES
To war!
                                                            
Hawkeyes and the Indians race off-screen into the forest.
there destination, the colonist column.
                                                            
 
EXT. SWAMP/COLONIST ENCAMPMENT - NIGHT
                                                            
Back at the temporary colonial encampment the colonists are
eating dinner on the few remaining food supplies they
brought along. Eleanor Dare is sitting with a group of
colonists by a small fire.
                                                            
Anarias Dare comes into the frame. He acknowledges the
colonists in the group before sitting down next to Eleanor.
                                                            
Eleanor is holding Virginia dare in her arms. Anarias asks
if he can hold her. Eleanor allows him to take Virginia and
hold her in his arms.
                                                            
TITLE CARD
                                                            
                       ANARIAS
She's beautiful. She has your
eyes.
                                                            
Eleanor blushes.
                                                            
Anarias begins gently rocking Virginia back and forth in his
arms. Anarias turns to Eleanor and begins talking.
                                                            
TITLE CARD
                                                            
                       ANARIAS
Promise me that no matter what
happens you and Virginia will
always look out for each other.
                                                            
Eleanor is taken back by this and begins to tear up. Anarias
sees this and begins to comfort her.
                                                            
 
EXT. FOREST - NIGHT
                                                            
The Indian warriors are seen running through the forests,
continuing their relentless march to the colonial
encampment.
                                                            
 

67.

EXT. SWAMP/COLONIAL ENCAMPMENT - MORNING
                                                            
It is early morning in the colonial encampment Hardly anyone
is awake save for the few sentries keeping watch for any
Indian Activity.
                                                            
One of the sentries is staring into a clearing in the swamp.
From his point of view we see only the layout of the swamp
in its natural state.
                                                            
                                         SUDDENLY
                                                            
An arrow flies out of the brush and into the soldier's eye.
The soldier collapses over backwards, dead.
                                                            
From the point of view of the dead soldier on the ground, we
see dozens of Indians making their way out of the woods and
towards the unsuspecting colonists.
                                                            
The Indians approach quickly and quietly until they are
nearly on top of the sleeping colonists.
                                                            
One of the colonial woman however is awake and walking,
carrying a pail of water with her. She suddenly stops in
tracks and drops her water pail. She has seen the dead
corpse. She begins to scream.
                                                            
This begins to alert the other colonists and soldiers who
pop up from their sleep only to see dozen after dozens of
Indians emerging from the woods.
                                                            
The Indians begin to attack.
                                                            
Annarias Dare and Eleanor are woken up by the commotion.
Annarias sees the battle going on around him and quickly
leaps to his feet, grabbing a nearby sword and musket in the
process.
                                                            
TITLE CARD
                                                            
                       ANARIAS
Eleanor! Take Virginia and whoever
else you can and go!
                                                            
Eleanor is hesitant to go at first. She cries for Annarias
to come with them, but to no avail.
                                                            
Elsewhere in the battle Chief Hawkeyes is fighting along
side the warriors with a hatchet. Hawkeyes dodges the sword
thrust of a colonial soldier and with one swing decapitates
the soldier with his tomahawk.
                                                            
The colonists are fighting a losing battle.
                                                            

68.

Eleanor is running with Virginia Dare in her arms. Virginia
is crying from the loud noises around her. Running away from
the battle with Eleanor are over a dozen woman and children.
                                                            
Back at the battle Anarias is doing all he can with the
surviving garrison to keep the Indians at bay long enough
for the colonists to escape. Anarias picks up a musket from
a dead soldier and fires it at a charging Indian warrior,
killing him.
                                                            
Anarias is suddenly knocked to the ground from behind by and
Indian warrior. The two wrestle on the ground.
                                                            
Eleanor meanwhile is desperately trying to get away from the
fighting with as many people as she can bring along with.
Suddenly, a group of about six Indian emerge from the woods
near the fleeing colonists and begin to attack.
                                                            
Seeing that they are gravely outmatched, the woman, and
children group together behind some of the older teenage
boys. They all begin to pray.
                                                            
The Indian soldiers easily push past the boys and rush in,
knocking the woman, including Eleanor to the ground. Eleanor
lands on her back so as to protect Virginia from the fall.
                                                            
A lone Indian warrior emerges over Eleanor Dare. The warrior
is just a young boy himself. The Indian raises his hatchet
over his head and is preparing to strike down Eleanor Dare.
                                                            
Eleanor clutches Virginia close to her and closes her eyes.
                                                            
TITLE CARD
                                                            
                       ELEANOR
If you have no sympathy for me,
have for my child.
                                                            
Eleanor uncovers a crying Virginia just enough so as the
Indian can see her.
                                                            
The Indian's hand, with his hatchet raised all of a sudden
begin to tremble.
                                                            
Eleanor looks away.
                                                            
The Indian drops his hatchet to his side and walks away. The
Other Indian soldiers walk away as well. They have a
conscience.
                                                            
Eleanor finally looks up to see that the Indians have left
them. Another colonial woman helps Eleanor up and they all
begin to sprint away.
                                                            

69.

Back at the battle Anarias Dare manages to get the upper
hand in his wrestling match. He pins the Indian down and
pulls a small knife out of its holder and stabs the Indian
in the throat. Blood shoots everywhere.
                                                            
Anarias gets up and examines the battle around him. In slow
motion, he sees colonial soldiers dying and colonists being
massacred. One of the colonial soldiers runs up to Anarias.
                                                            
TITLE CARD
                                                            
                       SOLDIER
We need to get all the colonists
out of here. We only have a few
soldiers left.
                                                            
Anarias snaps out of his daze and shakes his head in
agreement.
                                                            
TITLE CARD
                                                            
                       ANARIAS
Yes, all colonists must leave now!
Gather the remaining soldiers, we
must make a stand now!
                                                            
The soldier runs off. Anarias grabs a sword from the ground
and moves to re-group with the rest of the soldiers.
                                                            
Safely away from the main battle, Eleanor and the surviving
colonists begin to regroup to catch their breath. Eleanor is
scanning the retreating colonists for any sign of anarias.
She doesn't see him.
                                                            
TITLE CARD
                                                            
                       ELEANOR
Where's Anarias? Who has seen my
husband?!
                                                            
No one responds. This makes Eleanor even more frantic. She
puts Virginia gently on the ground and begins running back
towards the battle. Eleanor is quickly stopped though by a
wounded colonial soldier.
                                                            
TITLE CARD
                                                            
                       SOLDIER
Ma'am, don't go back that way.
We've been overrun. The remaining
soldiers are surrounding.
                                                            

70.

Eleanor tries to resist, but is overpowered by the soldier.
She is eventually picked up and carried over the shoulder by
the soldier.
                                                            
One of the colonial woman picks up Virginia Dare and also
takes her away.
                                                            
CUT TO
                                                            
The captured soldiers and colonial settlers from the battle
are tied up. anarias is among them. He is bleeding profusely
from a wound on his forehead. Beside him is the Roanoke
priest, and a young soldier. There are around two dozen
captured colonists in total.
                                                            
Hawkeyes walks along the row of captured colonists.
                                                            
TITLE CARD
                                                            
                       HAWKEYES
      (in broken English)
You white devils think yourselves
invincible. Think you stronger
than great spirits and Secotan
peoples.
                                                            
Hawkeyes stops at the young colonial soldier sitting next to
Anarias. the soldier is tearing up and trembling.
                                                            
TITLE CARD
                                                            
                       HAWKEYES
You no brave. You all cowards.
                                                            
Hawkeyes points up at sky.
                                                            
TITLE CARD
                                                            
                       HAWKEYES
Your god is coward. he lets you
die in shame.
                                                            
The colonial priest begins to weep. Anarias Dare sees this
and quiets him.
                                                            
                       ANARIAS
Father, please. Were Shadrach,
Meshach and Abednego so different
when they faced down the fiery
furnace?
                                                            
The priest looks long fully at Anarias.
                                                            

71.

TITLE CARD
                                                            
                       PRIEST
I wish God could have given me the
strength you posses Anarias. All
of us that came to this accursed
land were sinners and have no
faith.
                                                            
Anarias stares at the priest long and hard. He than looks
straight ahead and begins to sing.
                                                            
                                         IN SOUND
                                                            
                       ANARIAS
      (singing)
Thus wyll I all thy synnes
forgive? Who cometh before the
cross in humbleness?
                                                            
The priest begins to follow suit and than the young soldier.
Pretty soon all the colonists are singing.
                                                            
The Indians are very confused by this sudden act. Hawkeyes
cries out.
                                                            
                       HAWKEYES
Don't let them put their spell on
you! Kill them!
                                                            
Indian soldiers take their places behind every one of the
colonists. They all raise their hatchets.
                                                            
                       EVERYONE
To thy throne we come to thee,
servants of the most high God.
                                                            
The Indians bring their hatchets down on the heads of the
colonists all at once. This silences the song.
                                                            
                                         THE SCREEN FADES TO
BLACK
                                                            
 
EXT. CAROLINA COASTLINE - DAY
                                                            
TITLE CARD
                                                            
                       NARRATION
3 years later.
                                                            

72.

We are transported to just off shore on the Carolina
Coastline. Two large ships are docked just offshore. These
two ships are named the Hopewell and The Moonlight.
                                                            
A closer shot of the ships show multiple dingeys being
lowered off the ships. They hold six soldiers in each boat.
                                                            
TITLE CARD
                                                            
                       NARRATION
August 18, 1590. With the
immediate threat of a Spanish
invasion by now abated, Raleigh
was able to equip White's rescue
expeditions.
                                                            
We cut to a shot of John White being lowered into one of the
dingeys. He issues an order to the rowers.
                                                            
TITLE CARD
                                                            
                       WHITE
Start towards shore men.
                                                            
The boats begin the long, laborious process of rowing
towards shore. The ocean is unforgiving and every now and
than a wave would splash into the dingy, soaking everyone.
                                                            
 
EXT. ROANOKE COLONY - DAY
                                                            
Finally arriving on shore, dozens of John White's troops
disembark from their respective dingys and begin to move out
and scour the colony for any signs of life. John White is
leading the search, and the camera follows him in a long
take as he moves through the abandoned colony.
                                                            
As John white moves through the colony, we see that all of
the buildings are either torn down in rubble heaps, or
simply missing. This is a strange sight and it baffles the
men along with John White.
                                                            
John White begins to issue orders to his men.
                                                            
TITLE CARD
                                                            
                       WHITE
Search for a Maltese Cross men, if
one is not found, than the
settlers left on their own free
will and could be alive.
                                                            

73.

The soldiers begin spreading out and searching the ruins of
the colony for any message or sign the colonists could have
left behind.
                                                            
One of the groups of soldiers are seen digging up a chest of
John White's items that were left behind. John White opens
the chest and begins rummaging through the items inside.
                                                            
Evidently the chest was not properly stored as witnessed by
the many broken and spoiled items that White begins pulling
out. The last of which the camera holds on, is a picture of
Eleanor Dare, drawn by John White himself.
                                                            
This picture makes John White begin to tear up. He is
regretting his decision to leave the colony.
                                                            
Elsewhere in the colony, a group of two soldiers are seen
walking alongside the perimeter wall. All of a sudden, they
stop in their tracks and begin shouting and waving their
arms in order to attract the attention of everyone.
                                                            
In a montage of shots, we see all the scouting parties begin
to hurry towards the two soldiers.
                                                            
The camera goes back to a wide shot of dozens of soldiers
arriving at the position of the two soldiers. John White
pushes his way to the front so as to see for himself what is
the source of the commotion. White's expression becomes a
look of absolute shock.
                                                            
The camera pans out revealing the source of White's
expression. Carved onto a wooden post of the outer wall is
the word Croatoan.
                                                            
Upon seeing this John White begins to speak in a very rapid
and frantic pace. Hi face beams up as it dawns on him that
his family could very well be alive and living with Manteo
and the Croatoan tribe.
                                                            
TITLE CARD
                                                            
                       WHITE
See, see! They re all alive and
well, they must have moved to one
of the adjacent islands and are
living with Manteo!
                                                            
The soldiers are all sharing in White's excitement and are
talking amongst themselves.
                                                            
John White begins to speak again.
                                                            
TITLE CARD
                                                            

74.

                       WHITE
To the ship men, we must search
the adjacent islands for any
survivors.
                                                            
John White and the soldiers begin to hurry back towards the
ship. In the distance, we see a storm approaching.
                                                            
 
EXT. ROANOKE BEACH - DAY
                                                            
John White and his soldiers are seen running onto the beach
in order to get back into the boats to bring them back to
the ship. Before they could reach the boats, another
lifeboat from the ship arrives onto the beach. It is
carrying the first mate from the ship.
                                                            
The first mate leaps out of the boat and approaches John
White. They begin talking.
                                                            
TITLE CARD
                                                            
                       FIRST MATE
Mr. White, the captain beseeches
you to return to the ship. A storm
is fast approaching and we must
depart back to the open ocean.
                                                            
This angers White who shakes his head and begins arguing
with the first mate.
                                                            
TITLE CARD
                                                            
                       WHITE
By God we cannot leave now! The
neighboring islands must be
searched for any surviving
colonists.
                                                            
The first mate shakes his head and continues the argument.
john White's soldiers are also protesting.
                                                            
TITLE CARD
                                                            
                       FIRST MATE
Either you return to the ship, or
don't return at all.
                                                            
John White stops arguing, his face visibly sags into a
depressed like state. White's soldiers also express the look
of sadness on their faces. John White finally addresses his
men.
                                                            

75.

TITLE CARD
                                                            
                       WHITE
Gentleman, we have lost enough. We
will return to the ship.
                                                            
The soldiers heads hang low in defeat, they silently,
emotionlessly begin boarding onto the boats. John White
however begins to walk back up the beach.
                                                            
White stops at the top of a sand dune and gazes out into the
sea. The camera focuses on the ever darkening sky, showing
the looming presence of the approaching storm.
                                                            
John White notices this and stares and closes his eyes,
accepting the inevitable.
                                                            
                                         SCREEN FADES TO
BLACK
                                                            
                                         SUDDENLY
                                                            
John White's eyes flash back open and for the first time we
hear all the sounds of nature.
                                                            
IN SOUND
                                                            
One of John White's bodyguards approaches White at the top
of the sand dune.
                                                            
                       SOLDIER
Sir White, we are about to depart.
You need to come with us.
                                                            
White does not answer, but continues to gaze at the ever
approaching storm.
                                                            
                       SOLDIER
Sir White.
                                                            
Still staring at the storm John White responds.
                                                            
                       WHITE
Why God do you bruise me with a
tempest, and multiply my wounds
without cause?
                                                            
The soldier doesn't respond, he only gazes too at the storm.
                                                            

76.

                       WHITE
When the whirlwind passes, the
wicked is no more, but the
righteous have an everlasting
foundation.
                                                            
John White than turns and faces the soldier.
                                                            
                       WHITE
We must hand over the fate of the
colonists and my family to the
merciful help of the Almighty....
Whom I humbly beseech to help and
comfort them.
                                                            
White than begins to walk down the dune. He puts his hand on
the soldier's shoulder. The two are seen walking down the
dune towards the boats.
                                                            
 
EXT. SECOTAN INDIAN ENCAMPMENT - DAY
                                                            
We jump to the Secotan Indian encampment where Chief
Hawkeyes is sitting in his wigwam staring at a pile of
captured muskets and swords from the Roanoke settlers. His
eyes are emotionless.
                                                            
An Indian warrior enters into the wigwam.
                                                            
                       INDIAN SCOUT
      (In Secotoan)
A storm is coming.
                                                            
Hawkeyes stares at the weapon pile.
                                                            
                       HAWKEYES
      (In Secotan)
It has already come.
                                                            
 
EXT. CROATOAN INDIAN ENCAMPMENT - DAY
                                                            
Miles away in the Croatoan Indian encampment the surviving
Roanoke colonists and the Indians are preparing for the
coming storm. Eleanor Dare is helping gather children, both
Indian and colonial in order to get them inside the wigwams
before the storm hits.
                                                            
However, Eleanor begins to gaze out at the coming storm. Her
daughter Virginia Dare, now 3 years old is hugging the
folds of her dress.
                                                            

77.

                       VIRGINIA DARE
Mommy, is there a storm coming?
                                                            
                       ELEANOR
Yes darling, there is.
                                                            
Eleanor picks up Virginia and they both move out of camera
into one of the wigwams.
                                                            
                                         THE SCENE FADES OUT
                                                            
The narration box will appear over a series of still
photographs showing the various characters.
                                                            
Photo of John White.
                                                            
                       NARRATION
John White returned to England
over a month later where he would
spend the remainder of his life
living in seclusion and
depression. He never returned to
America.
                                                            
Photo of Walter Raleigh.
                                                            
                       NARRATION
Walter Raleigh's reputation never
fully recovered after the Roanoke
expeditions. He came to lose most
of his fortune through bad deals.
He was eventually executed in the
year 1618 after being accused of
treason towards the royal
government of England.
                                                            
Photo of Ralph Lane.
                                                            
                       NARRATION
Ralph Lane participated in other
expeditions to America in order to
rebuild his tarnished reputation.
He was severely wounded in 1594
during an Irish rebellion against
England. He never fully recovered
and died in 1603.
                                                            
Photo of Chief Hawkeyes.
                                                            
                       NARRATION
Chief Hawkeyes and the Secotan
Indian tribe eventually joined in
an alliance with the stronger
Powhatan Confederacy. They would
            (MORE)

78.

                       NARRATION (cont'd)
eventually conflict with the
Jamestown settlers in 1607.
                                                            
Photo of Eleanor and Virginia Dare.
                                                            
                       NARRATION
Eleanor and Virginia Dare
disappeared from conventional
records soon after their departure
from Roanoke. Many scholars
believe that she and the other
surviving Roanoke settlers
intermarried with the local
Indians and took up residence with
local tribes. Many modern day
Eastern Indian tribes have been
discovered with traces of Welsh
ancestry.
                                                            
THE END
                                                            


FADE OUT.


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