Script, Owl’s day out. Rough time guide.
Scene 1 -25s
Int. In the tree house, Little Owl’s room - Dawn.
Present - Little Owl, mother owl.
Little owl sitting by the window looking out at the horizon, longing for the day, the sky goes brighter and brighter, birds wake up and fly off. Mother owl comes in and looks annoyed, points at the bed. Little owl tries to answer back but gets told off.
The following morning Little owl sits by the window looking out at the horizon, the sky goes brighter and brighter, birds wake up and fly off. Mother owl comes in and looks annoyed, points at the bed. Little owl storms off.
3rd morning little owl sits by the window, mother owl comes in and little owl goes to bed without a fight. When the door is closed he opens his eyes, gets a welding protection from under his bed, puts it on and jumps out of the window.
Scene 2 -12.5s
Ext. Woodlands, on a hill - sunrise
Present - Little Owl.
Little owl sitting on a branch whilst the sun rises. He looks at the sun through his welding protection, he turns his head to the left and sees a reflection in a distance, it is the BT-tower. He gets curious and decides to flies off to go and check it out.
Scene 3 -12.5s
Ext. Above roof tops of London - morning
Present - Little owl, humans.
Little owl flies over the roof tops of London. He spots some people lying sunbathing on a roof terrace. Decides to try it out and dives down, lands next to the people, lies down next to a bottle of sun lotion, (Music starts? Some happy 60’s Beatles London song, bit of a montage?) looks at it and shrugs his shoulders. He looks around at the people and his whole head spins around.
Scene 4 -5s
Ext. Street outside KFC - daytime
Present - Little owl, human legs.
Little owl standing on the street outside a KFC fast food shop. In his hands is a KFC bucket, he swallows the whole bucket in one go. He looks happily up into the sun.
Scene 5 -25s
Ext. Trafalgar Square, rush hour road - daytime
Present - Little owl, pigeons.
Little Owl sitting smiling, holding an ice cream on the steps in Trafalgar Square. A gang of pigeons appears and beats him up, they throw him into the traffic, cars and buses go past almost running him over. He manages to get to the side of the road, falls down in a sitting position on the pavement. He flips up his welding protection and finds himself burnt red by the sun. He’s starting to cough and gets the whole wrapping of the KFC bucket back up. He looks miserable.
Scene 6 -15s
Ext. Card racks outside souvenir shop, street corner - afternoon
Present - Little owl.
Little owl walking on the pavement, dragging his feet behind. He walks past a postcard stand with a ‘London by night’ postcard, he stops and stares at it. Looking closer at the postcard you can see little owl’s tree house and the moon fade up and down on it, triggers off he’s longing for home. He sits down in a street corner with the postcard depressed. He falls asleep.
Scene 7 -20s
Ext. Street corner, Big Ben - evening
Present - Little owl, pigeons.
Ringing, Big Ben, its 6pm already and it’s getting dark. Owl is suddenly scared he won’t get home before his parents wake up. In the dusk he sees the silhouettes of the pigeons getting closer. Owl gets scared and curls up in the corner, but when the pigeons get closer you can see that they’re eyes are squinting, they can’t see very well in the dark. Little owl realises that he’s got advantage over them, rips off his welding protection, flies up and kicks the pigeons in their behinds. Little owl leaves the pigeons without them understanding what’s just happened and heads for home, he flies fast through the city.
Scene 8 -25s
Ext. Forest near owl’s home - dusk
Present - Little owl, miscellanies nocturnal animals.
Back in the countryside he flies low over the fields and hedges. Other animals look up not realising what just went past. He high-fives the bats and makes a loop in the air in front of the moon, he’s home! He flies in through his window straight into his bed and pretends to sleep, when his mother owl comes in he open his eyes and winks at the camera.
(something else happening when he gets back)
Total 140 sec = 2.5 minutes