Character profiles for 162

Tommy – 28 years old, white British male born and raised in Winchester, now living in a flat in Islington. He is from a middle class family, an only child. Works with a home furnishing manufacturer based in the business design centre; though he is does not enjoy his job, he aims to become a CEO, he has the talent and knowledge to reach his goals; he just doesn’t have the drive.

Evie – 27 years old, white British female who was born in Cumbria, where she lived for 12 years, her family then moved to Winchester where she lived for 6 years before moving to London to study Journalism. She now lives in Camden with her husband, they met when she was 22; he was 26 and married four years later. She currently writes for the Daily Mail.

Their relationship: They met when they were 12/13 years old when Evie moved to Winchester, they lived just five minutes away from each other, and went to the same school. They were inseparable. Evie was there for Tommy during his fathers illness and eventual passing when they were just 16, bringing the pair closer together than ever. Evie would stay with Tommy for days on end; she became a valued member of his family, and was closer to Tommy’s mother than her own. Evie’s sister showed brief interest in Tommy when they were 18, this caused friction between the pair, but Tommy was not interested in her sister, and the situation blew over fairly quickly, though Evie became more and more distant from her own family. Evie saw Tommy as the brother she never had, she loved him like family, but never romantically. Tommy never told her his true feelings, whenever he had wanted to, or come close, something inside had stopped him, a little voice in his head too scared to risk letting her go, and ruining what they had. Though he still had hope that they would end up together, he believed she was the one, and never had a serious relationship due to this belief.

 

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Treatment for 162

A: There is a hammering on a door, it opens to reveal a dishevelled

breathless person, why? How did they get this way…

Tommy, fairly young, perhaps late twenties. He has been in love with his dear friend for many, many years – since they were young teens; however she’s married to another man. They are best friends, they share everything – she tells him everything that goes on in the marriage from good to bad, and he listens and advises his friend as well as he can, acting as a shoulder to cry on, despite his insane jealousy and irrevocable love for her.

He’s having a bad night on this particular evening, feeling down and lonely – hopeless even. He’s hitting the alcohol hard, drinking a bottle of Jack Daniels straight – maybe beer, with bottles lying around the apartment, as he lounges in his joggers and an old t-shirt whilst watching T.V. – we see pictures in the apartment, full of images of this girl, Evie – and them together, and finally at her wedding.

This is when he hears the knocking, it must be 1:20am now, and he is not expecting anybody. The knocking is frantic, loud. He is anxious, worried about opening the door, afraid of what or who he will find. As he opens the door he see’s Evie,  whom he is deeply in love with, looking disheveled, yet expressionless – despite tears running down her pale white cheeks. Her eyes are void of emotion; she seems completely out of it – traumatised.

He is worried about her state, and what has happened to her, but he is happy that she is there, in his apartment. He let’s her in and sits her down, putting the kettle on. He kneels beside her, takes her hand and asks what has happened, but she stares past him, like she doesn’t even realize he’s there.

He looks over and sees a picture of Evie and Tommy together, he reflects back to that memory, a bright day in an open field, they are acting like children, having fun. There are brief moments where it seems as though the romance may blossom, but it never does.

Tommy comes back to reality.

He becomes more worried now, he asks about her husband, where he is, if he hurt her, if they’d had a fight. He becomes angry at the thought of him hurting his friend. As his anger grows, she slowly looks at him, still expressionless. She whispers three words “he left me”.  And stares back into space. Tommy is in a dilemma, he can’t deny his relief, and it shows briefly, though he snaps back into worry, as his dear, beloved friend is in pain, and this causes him more pain, he wants her happiness more than anything. He brings her tea, sets it down, and attempts to comfort her, he offers for her to stay at his flat for as long as she needs, tells her it will all be ok, and generally reassuring her. He asks her if there was anyway they would be able to work it out, that maybe they had both just over reacted. This is when he really looks at her, really looks. He notices blood stains on her hand – they’ve tried to be scrubbed off, but light red stains remain, she stands and a blood-stained knife falls out of an inside pocket of her jacket.

Everything becomes clear, “I couldn’t let him go.” She says, coldly – in a whisper.

Tommy is evidently afraid – eyes wide and mouth open, as the panic in his expression grows, we fade out.

 

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Final Pitch: 162

I have now chosen my final idea which I will continue to focus on and develop, I have written a short pitch and will go on to write up an outline, treatment and character profiles so that I can write an engaging script. If this idea comes to a creative standstill or any other ideas pop into my head I will work on them as well, and develop whichever idea works best and that I feel would have the best appeal and make the most successful script.

Pitch: 

After a fight with her husband, Evie rushes to best friend Tommy’s house. In complete shock she knocks frantically at his door, and is invited in. Tommy has been in love with Evie for years, and is not sad at the thought of her husband voicing his decision to leave her. Though Evie’s bloodstained hands and weapon of choice suggest she did not simply let her husband go.

 

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