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The Best Seat in the House - Draft 2 by Gavin Boyter, written for The Impact:50, uploaded 03 Jan '16 21:53

A father grants his quadriplegic son his last wish: to climb a tree

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Producers' notes

We liked this exploration of a father-son relationship.

  • We need room for filmmakers to interpret the disability, and think Timothy should be able to talk
  • Lose the countdown on TV and replace with father glancing at watch, keeping it intimate and more filmable
  • Replace helicopter with plane, as more filmable
  • Separate the blast from the end of the story, so that they are left sharing a final sunset together. And then write the final moments as a CUT TO: (see below)
  • Try and find a humanly resonant moment between father and son – it’s the end of the world

Remember to write a line with a CUT TO: For when the blast wave hits them. Great work! 

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The Best Seat in the House - Draft 1 by Gavin Boyter, written for The Impact:50, uploaded 29 Dec '15 14:37

A father grants his quadriplegic son his last wish: to climb a tree

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