BEAUTY



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FINALIST IDEAS:

- Coral Short Film
- Anorexia and social pressure
- Functional diversity
- Bullying (3 views)

THEME: Anorexia and social pressure

Now we begin to write the script.




STEP OUTLINE:

Explain the narrative structure step by step. Without dialogue.
It serves to have a global vision of the film.



Message: Love yourselfe. Love your body. Overcome social pressure and stereotypes.
The real beauty is more about liberty and happiness than a esthetic thing.
Decide what to want.
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BEAUTY

SEQUENCE 1 - CHANGE ROOM - INSIDE / DAY


A music plays and the credits appear.






This shortfilm has been thought, written, featured and starring by the students of Institut Castellbisbal.


Production: Institut Castellbisbal and Associació Méliès


Title: BEAUTY


Emily is looking in the mirror.
It is filmed from back to camera.
She makes up. Use the red lipstick and leave it in the table.


EMILY (voice over): "This is me. 
I'm Emily and I'm 16 years old. 
Now I'm about to do my first photo 
session as a model for a fashion magazine. 
I'm a little bit scared. I'm not ready yet.
(Pause)
Okay Emily... 
Everything will be fine. 
Be quiet. Take a deep breath." 

She takes a deep breath, looks at the mirror and goes out.


SEQUENCE 2 - PHOTO STUDIO - INSIDE / DAY

She sits in front of the photographer.


PHOTOGRAPHER: "Ok... what is your name?"

EMILY: "I'm... Emily"

PHOTOGRAPHER: "Ok Emily. We'll start with some full-body photos.
Keep calm. You're beautiful. You'll do it very well."


The photographer starts to take photos with flash.

STELLY (voice over): "How many times have I heard the same... 
"You are beautiful." 
But, what is really the beauty?
(Pause)
A perfect red lips?
Wide blue eyes?
A long golden hair?
A hourglass shape?
A flat stomach?
(Pause)
I don't remember exactly how all this obsession started.
I guess, like many other girls...
(Pause) 
I was not happy with my body."




Flash.

SEQUENCE 3 - BEDROOM - INSIDE / DAY


PAUSE.
Emily looks at her stomach in the mirror.
Shrugs her stomach until seeing the ribs.
Weighed on a scale. The mother calls her.

MOTHER: "Stelly! Come on! 

You will be late to the high school!"


Emily looks her watch.

EMILY: "Oh, shit!"



Emily goes out.

SEQUENCE 4 - STREET - OUTSIDE / DAY



Emily wears a school bag.
When leaving home she throws the sandwich in the trash.

SEQUENCE 5 - PHOTO STUDIO - INSIDE / DAY



PAUSE.
The photographer's still taking photos with flash.

EMILY(voice over): "I thought I was fat, that I could lose 

weight and have control over at least one thing in my life.
The obsession grew bigger and bigger.
I started doing a diet and doing sports. 
Every day, since I got up until I went to bed, I was obsessed with 
being thinner and prettierI couldn't see my problem"

Flash.


SEQUENCE 6 - DINNER ROOM IN HIGH SCHOOL - INSIDE / DAY


A friend is sitting down in the dinning room of the high school.
Emily sits down in front of her.
The friend has  fried chips in front of her and she is with an apple in front of her.

EMILY: "Woah. You must be hungry."


She puts in order the friend's fried chips.

EMILY: "There. Go on then."

The friend starts to eat.

FRIEND: "You gonna eat that?"
(while pointing the apple)

EMILY: "Oh, totally.
I'm better now. I'm totally better"
(said while she is playing with the apple)

FRIEND: "How do you do it?

EMILY: "What?"

FREIND: "Oh, come on Emily.
I mean you never eat anything.
Your parents must notice or something
I dunno."

EMILY: "Ok. I'm going to show you but you can't
tell anyone."

She takes the plate of the friend.

EMILY: "You have to do a lot of talking.
Do you that while you're cutting things up a lot"
(she said while cut the food)
And then... questions.
(She puts food near her mouth but don't eat)
Where is your brother?

FRIEND: "Sorry"

EMILY: "Your brother. You got it, no?

FRIEND: "No, eeehh, I don't have brothers."

EMILY: "I love these sausages.
You should try one. Go on.
Delicious"
(She said while putting food in friend's plate)

FRIEND: "Hang on, you didn't..."

EMILY: "You're not quite sure what I'm on about
but I keep distracting you.
Then I up the ante. I love this stuff.
(She said while takes another plate 
from her friend and puts food in her plate)
Really delicious.
You're reassured I want some more and I'll keep
waving it at you until you stop looking at me.
Would you like to have brothers?"

FRIEND: "eeehhh... I don't know"

EMILY: "Got, I've gotta go."
(she said while look her watch)
I'm so full.
(she said while putting food of all plates in one plate)
Gotta dash.

Emily goes out. 
After one second comes back and sits down.

EMILY: "There you go. Job done."

FRIEND: "That's impressive.
But aren't you kind of, you know,
lying to everyone?"

EMILY: "I don't lie!"

FRIEND: "Are you sure?"

EMILY: "Fuck you!"

Emily goes out angry.
Friend still eating fried chips.


SEQUENCE 7 - PHOTO STUDIO - INSIDE / DAY

EMILY (Voice over): "I think my friends just tried 
to help me but I moved away more and more from them. 
I guess I did not want to see reality.
One day, after a few months, something happened..."


Flash.

SEQUENCE 8 - PARK - INSIDE / DAY


PAUSE.

Emily does sport. Running in the park.
She stops running and leans on a tree. 
Breathe deeply, tired.

Slow-motion. Blurred. Voice distortion.
The camera defocused and pan to the sky. 
Image comes to white for a second.

Emily is on the floor. 
People there help her to get up.

PEOPLE 1: "Are you ok?"

EMILY: "What happened?"

PEOPLE 2: "You have fainted. 
Do you want us to call your parents?"

EMILY: "No, no! I'm fine! Thanks!"

PEOPLE 1: "Are you sure?"

EMILY: "Yes, yes... don't worry."

Emily gets up and starts walking.

SEQUENCE 9 - PHOTO STUDIO - INSIDE / DAY


EMILY (Voice over): "And now, after so much effort, look at me.
In a photo session for a fashion magazine.
But, this is what I want? Really? 
Is this what I've been dreaming all this time?



Slow-motion.
Emily remembers fragments of the shortfilm.

The photographer is still taking photos.

EMILY: (voice over) "Here nobody loves me. 
I'm just like an object that they will use and throw away.
And behind me, another girl will come.
(Pause)
This is beauty?
Is lying to everyone?
Is losing friends who try to help you?
Is this really the price you have to pay?
I think I've been wrong for all this time.
(Pause)
I guess beauty is in each one. 
Feeling full and perfect just as it is.
I'm fed up of hating my body. 
Of fighting against it.
And all this for what? 
From now on I will learn to love me as I am.
(Pause)
I don't remember exactly 
how all this obsession started...
But I know perfectly how it's going to end.

Finally she goes out.


PHOTOGRAPHER: "Where are you going!?
If you leave us, you won't come back!
Ok! Call another girl."

SEQUENCE 10 - CHANGE ROOM - INSIDE / DAY

She changes her clothes.
Looks at the mirror.
She takes off her makeup. Begins to cry.
Take the red lipstick from the table and writes something on the mirror: "Where is the beauty?"
She goes out. The camera keeps on the words on the mirror.
Another girl comes in, sits down and looks at the mirror.

Cut to black.


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DESGLÒS I PLA DE RODATGE

BLOC 1: Divendres 27 d'abril (MENJADOR)
Seqüències: 6 + Veu en off + Voice mother
Personatges: Emily, friend + Extres
Hora i lloc: 12,18h institut
Material: Fried chips, apple, chicken, cutlery & plates.

BLOC 2: Divendres 4 de maig


MATÍ (CHANGE ROOM "Costals")
Seqüències: 1 i 10
Personatges: Emily.
Hora i lloc: 11,20h institut
Material: Maquillatge, toballoletes desmaquilladores, pinta-llàvis vermell, roba sessió fotos.

TARDA (PHOTO STUDIO)
Seqüències: 2, 5, 7 i 9
Personatges: Emily and Photographer
Hora i lloc: 16h. davant del Restaurant Llibertat.
Material: Maquillatge, pinta-llàvis vermell, roba sessió fotos.

BLOC 3: Dissabte 5 de maig (PARC I CASA) o qualsevol ds per la tarda
Seqüències: 3, 4 i 8
Personatges: Emily i extras parc.
Hora i lloc: 10h porta institut.
Material: Roba d'esport, mirror, watch, fashion magazines, scale, bag and sandwich.

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CÀSTING DE PERSONATGES

EMILY:
Meritxell

PHOTOGRAPHER:
Aleix Mateu

DINNER ROOM FRIEND:
Laia

NOIA FINAL:
Lidia

PARK FRIENDS:
Júlia, Xènia, Victoria i Gerard

EXTRES MEN
JADOR:
Tots

EXTRES CARRER:
Tots

MAKING OF:
Tania, Aitana i Júlia

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