Here’s the entire script for the epic four part Sporting Hill Saga complete with all the typos. I wrote this and must have rewritten/revised it four more times. I just wanted to make sure everything was really clear and that the episode breaks were happening in the correct places:

Part 1: “Goodbye Elm Tree”

We were told about some “exciting” news.
-teacher in front of class (all excited)

This was going to be our last year we will be attending our school Elm Tree.
-all puzzled

See, our school district was very expansive and split into a lot of small country grade schools.
-map
-little schools pop up (with names)

They were all filled with kids from kindergarten through 6th grades.
-zoom in
-K-6

All the classes had about 30 kids in each,
-grades multiply out all with 30 kids each

but our class didn’t,
-zoom into our class

it only had fifteen,
-15 kids disappear

and so did another school.
-zoom over to Sporting Hill
-15 kids there

Thus we were going to be combined with them.
-our class os

I didn’t think this was exciting news.
-on me thinking (slow truck in)

I had to endure the longer bus ride,

the new teachers

and mostly the stress of making new friends.

Elm Tree was filled with great memories,
-look up, cam off

great places,
-trees

great stories.
-shooting pencil

Even my parents were heavily involved in the parent teacher association.
-parents at fair

But all of that was over because I was forced to leave my school
-out of door past sign

my Elm Tree
-crane up

and spend my summer worrying about an uncertain future.
-fade out

to be continued next week…

Part 2: “The Right Bus”

It was the first day at my new school and I had my instructions:
-me looking at note walking away from house with Mom in doorway

ride my normal bus to my old school Elm Tree
-(drawings on note) bus to elm tee e

get off
-get out

catch a different bus to my new school Sporting Hill.
-get on other bus

But my friend from down the street had different instructions
-on bus with Kim

her Mom told her to stay on the bus and it will take you to Sporting Hill
-both looking at her note

When it was time to get off at Elm Tree
-bus wheel stops

she begged me to stay
-up ready to leave, she’s holding onto my arm

she didn’t want to be alone
-pov looking down at her
-on me, thinking
-sit

It was a long bus ride
-wide on bus

-pass Sporting Hill

We definitely did something wrong
-bus pulls up in front of Jr. High

We went to strange new places
-bus pulls up in front of Sr. High

Maybe if we just laid low, no one would ever notice
-sink into our seats
-everybody gets off
-bus driver eyes
-us
-bus driver
-us
-bus driver
-long pause

He just asked if we were supposed to be at Sporting Hill
-bus driver

Then he explained that we were supposed to get off at Elm Tree.
-us

I was upset and felt an idiot
-on me
-look over

but I can only imagine how she felt
-look at her

as we rode
-wide on bus

I didn’t regret it,
-on me

I knew I did the right thing, she was my friend
-looking at her

on our first day at our new school,
-bus in front of Sporting Hill

we were over an hour late
-in doorway

and the entire class would never let us forget it
-class in awe
-all start to giggle and whisper

to be continued next week…

Part 3: “We Eat Elm Tree Meat”

The first day at my new school was turning out to be the worst day of my life
-standing in doorway with Kim

I got to school an hour late with my friend,
-pissed sitting in new desk

I missed actually meeting my new classmates,
-looking around

the introductions,
-weird kids

and now I’m basically married
-look over at Kim
-pissed

As we got closer to recess a strange energy started rising in the class
-x-dissolve to later looking around, puzzled

a strange tension
-pan past kids

something was going to happen at recess
-clock

a rumble
-kids exchange glances

a showdown
-kids exchange glances

a kickball game
-passed a note

Sporting Hill vs. Elm Tree
-look up

now kickball was OUR game
-get determined

the game we played at OUR recesses
-look over at Avery
-nod
-he nods

not there’s
-both look over at Tommy
-grant pissed

it was our chance to prove ourselves
-on me

show our Elm Tree pride
-ready
-bell
-doors open

they just wouldn’t stop chanting “We Eat Elm Tree meat! We eat Elm Tree meat!”
-fists in the air

the stage was set
-wide, both teams lined up (music builds to Bob reveal)

-pan across their team

-pan across our team
and we had this

-all standing there
-Bob rises above everyone
-reaction

to be concluded next week…

Part 4: “Verses”

It was first day at the new school
-bus in front of school

at the first recess
-door opens
-kids run out

and it was a showdown:
-wide lined up
Elm Tree vs. Sporting Hill

us, the new kids
-pan across us

verses
-cam spin

them, the original
-pan across them

and they just brought out the big guns
-bob pans out

he was tall
-up shot

sure of himself
-smile with glint

their secret weapon
-all smile

-we look neutral
-we smile
-Derek rises up

we had our secret weapon too
-pan across eyes (letter boxed)
-pan across atari jacket (letter boxed)

-they look worried

the game
-ball rolled

was on
-kick

and we were losing
-catch

they were good
-all smile

(moving stills)

so were we
-derek kicks home run

we started to get some runs
-running around bases

came back
-high five

but the more we all played
-kicking/catching

the longer the game went
-running

the more it wasn’t about the game
-sliding

we started to realiize that it wasn’t even important who won
-helping up someone

we were all playing together
-laughing together

I couldn’t tell you who won that day
-running

I couldn’t tell you the score
-kicking

I could just tell you that by the end
-all happy

we were all one team…
-all walking in together
-bob and derek shake hands

one class at Sporting Hill…
-super wide

The End

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Part 2:

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Part 3:

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Part 4:

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