I changed the script a while ago but did not put it on the blog until now, sorry.
Script, Owl’s day out. Rough time guide.
Scene 1 -45s
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, he manages to see a sunbeam cutting through the sky. Mother owl comes in and looks annoyed, points at the bed. Little owl storms off.
3rd morning little owl is already in bed when mother owl peaks in to check on him. When the door is closed he opens his eyes, jumps out of bed, peaks through the curtains but realises that it’s too bright, he puts on his converse shoes and his backpack, gets a welding protection from under his bed, puts it on and jumps out of the window.
Scene 2 -14s
Ext. Woodlands, outside Little Owl’s house on a hill - sunrise
Present - Little Owl.
Little owl sitting on a branch just outside his window whilst the sun rises. He looks at the sun through his welding protection, a couple of bats are trying to sleep hanging off a branch close to him, they look at little owl and wonders what he’s doing out this early. Little owl turns his head to the left and sees a reflection of light in a distance, it is the BT-tower. He gets curious and doesn’t know whether he should go back homer or not, he looks back at his house, then back at the city in the distance, decides to flies off to go and check it out.
Scene 3 -20s
Ext. Above roof tops of London - morning
Present - Little owl, humans.
Little owl flies in over London, realises that it’s lots of things that reflects light here. He spots some people lying sunbathing on a roof terrace. Decides to try it out and dives down. He lands next to the people and a sun lotion bottle. He turns his head around 360 degrees to check what the people are doing. He peaks at the sun lotion bottle and shrugs his shoulder, he lies down on a pile of towels. Happy 60’s music starts playing (Beatles?)
Scene 4a -6s
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 whilst the camera spins around him.
Scene 4b 5s
Ext Bus driving on road – daytime
Present – Little owl.
Little owl standing at the back of an old bus holding on to the pole, leaning out, wind making his hair-feathers move, he smiles.
Scene 5 -30s
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. Suddenly a shadow shades him. It’s a gang of pigeons. They rip of his welding protection and throw away his ice cream, then they pull him away 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’s starting to cough and gets the whole wrapping of the KFC bucket back up. He looks miserable. A sizzling sound makes clear that he is burnt red by the sun.
Scene 6 -9s
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 completely black ‘London by night’ postcard, he stops and stares at it. Looking closer at the postcard little owl can see his tree house and the moon fade up and down. It triggers off he’s longing for home. He sits down in a street corner with the postcard depressed. He falls asleep.
Scene 7 -28s
Ext. Street corner, Big Ben - evening
Present - Little owl, pigeons.
Ringing, a close up of Big Ben, its 9 pm already and it’s getting dark. You can see mother owl’s angry posture in the clock. Owl is suddenly scared he won’t get home before his mother 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, he 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 -45s
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’s racing towards his tree house, mother owl is awake and on the way to little owls room! He flies in through his window straight into his bed and pretends to sleep, his mother owl comes in he open his eyes and winks at the camera.
Total 202 sec = 3m 22s