Join Free! | Login 

   Popular! Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry
Where Authors and Readers come together!

Signed Bookstore | Authors | eBooks | Books | Stories | Articles | Poetry | Blogs | News | Events | Reviews | Videos | Success | Gold Members | Testimonials

Featured Authors: M. Pritchard, iShelley Costello, iRon Mullinax, iWayne Anderson, iArmineh Ohanian, iC.G. Richardson, iA. Colin Wright, i
  Home > Drama > Articles
Popular: Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry     

Miller H Caldwell

  + Follow Me   

· 291 titles
· 536 Reviews
· Share with Friends!
· Save to My Library
Member Since: Sep, 2004

   My Blog
   Success Story
   Contact Author
   Message Board
   Read Reviews

· Danny The Spotless dalmatian

· The Crazy Psychologist

· The Parrot's Tale

· Take The Lead

· Jim's Retiring Collection

· Lawrence the Lion seeks Work

· Chaz the Friendly Crocodile

· Miss Martha Douglas

· The Martha Douglas Story

· The Last Shepherd

Short Stories
· A Reluctant Spy

· The Crazy Psychologist Review 2

· The Crazy Psychologist Review 1

· Fault Lines

· Fault Lines Chapter 6 (start) to be continued in one month,

· Chapter 4 fault Lines

· Chapter 3 Fault Lines

· Chapter 2 Fault Lines

· Chapter 1 FAULT LINES

· Fault Lines The Preface

· Ohh Dear America


· Justice

· America, oh America

· Hurricane Sandy

· Don't desert me my American Friends

· Engage the Public


· Boost you book sales

· The Solo Oboe

· Toes on the carpet

· Halloween UK v USA

· Halloween UK v USA

· God will say when

· A Tragedy

· God Bless America

· The Wren's Birthday Greeting

· New Year's Resolution

· New Year Resolution

· Petit Mal Seizure

         More poetry...
· New Events manager

· Pauline Vilain

· AUTOBIOGRAPHY is proving very popular

· Commissioned

· Looking for an Illustrator ?

· Events at Borders Book shop Dundee

· From Author to Script Writer

Miller H Caldwell, click here to update your web pages on AuthorsDen.

Books by Miller H Caldwell
Film Script Premise & Outline
By Miller H Caldwell
Last edited: Monday, July 16, 2007
Posted: Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Share    Print   Save
Recent articles by
Miller H Caldwell

• Ohh Dear America
• Justice
• America, oh America
• Hurricane Sandy
• Writing in Prison
• Don't desert me my American Friends
           >> View all 23

A Fear of Death, Rites of Passage film from the perspective of a 12 year old.



It is the 22nd of September 2007 when 12 year old Sandy, a vulnerable and confused Scottish child with an ill father and drunk mother. He  is preoccupied by death. Support for him comes through a confrontation with an elderly woman who carries him through his dark days and expedites his maturity.


Sandy is walking along the High Street when he sees a hearse drive through the town. He watches it as it passes and turns to see it disappear. He sees MUM written in white carnations resting against the coffin. Meanwhile, Gail (87) hears the postmanís mail come splatter through her door. She slowly goes to collect it, using her stick to select an official letter. Itís a £5 council rebate cheque. Sandy walks home. Before he gets there he notices a cat in the gutter. It is dead. He pokes it. Malky, the class bully, meets him. He wonders who will be dead next. They make a few suggestions.  He scares Sandy. Sandy is made to ring a doorbell of an elderly woman. He reluctantly does it. He thinks no one sees him do it, but George sees him.


Gail answers the door. No one is there. George informs her who rang the bell and promises to inform Sandyís mother, if she's sober. Gail is not upset by this incident. She returns to her fireside. The telephone rings. It is Sandyís mother who apologises for the incident and will send Sandy round to apologise himself. Gail feels reluctant to accept an apology but agrees to see Sandy. She opens the door for him before he arrives. Sandy comes into the Hall and knocks on the door. Gail welcomes him in. Sandy apologises. Gail offers him a tangerine. They sit and throw their peel into the fire. Sandy asks her about her health. She tells him all about her aches and pains. She reveals that she and her brother used to ring doorbells but in those days when caught, they got skelpt. Sandy asks about her brother John and finds his photo on the mantelpiece. John was killed in France on 24th September 1944. Sandy is sad and then leaves Gailís home.


Sandy returns to Gail's home  two days later with a letter for her. She opens it and sees Sandy looking sad. She tries to cheer him. It is a card for John to commemorate the day he died in 1944. Sandy feels we should remember the day we die as much as our birthdays. Gail is touched by the card and gives Sandy a £5 note. She sees him bite his lip, there is something worrying him. She cuddles him. Sandy tells Gail that his father died last night in the cancer hospice and asks her to come with him on Saturday, to his fatherís funeral. She agrees to accompamny him.
For purchase  of this Short Film Script Please contact the Writer, Miller Caldwell at


Web Site The CALL

Reader Reviews for "Film Script Premise & Outline"

Want to review or comment on this article?
Click here to login!

Need a FREE Reader Membership?
Click here for your Membership!

Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 2/27/2007
This is very good!!

Love Tinka

Popular Drama Articles
  2. Shakespeare and the Occult
  3. The Young Wife and an Age Old Dilemma
  4. BGE Sucks !
  6. MO' PO' CRAPO !
  7. The play Sunday Mourning
  8. Le choc psychologique de Francis

You can also search authors by alphabetical listing: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Featured Authors | New to AuthorsDen? | Add AuthorsDen to your Site
Share AD with your friends | Need Help? | About us

Problem with this page?   Report it to AuthorsDen

© AuthorsDen, Inc. All rights reserved.