I’ve got to go upstairs and do some work
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1. INT. WILL’S BEDROOM - MORNING
Will is tucked up in bed; the only light source is the
scrambling of the television.
Will lies there for a while, and then he begins to squirm lightly, as if he feeling
anxious, this continues until there is a blast of noise from
Will’s bedside table alarm clock (striking 6:00 am) and
sounds of tires screeching.
This sound immediately makes Will sit up in bed violently, panicked and sweaty, with his eyes wide open.
He looks at the time and turns off the alarm clock, but
whilst doing so he stares at a photo of Him and his
girlfriend Hollie and begins to hold his head in his left
hand whilst slightly stroking the photo with the right,
after a short while he drags himself away from the photo and
out of bed. He turns the television off, turns a light on
and draws the curtains to discover that the sky is still
dark. Will turns away from the curtains and collects a towel
off the floor and walks out of the room.
2. INT. SHOWER - MORNING
Will is washing his hair frantically, in the process he has
a sharp pain in his hand and instinctively washes the soap
suds away to reveal that it is bleeding.
As he finds the cut hand he looks at his arms which are cut and bruised. His
face throughout all this is blank and motionless.
He hears a distant female scream, his blank face starts to frown whilst
his head starts to dip, he stays in this position. Will then
gradually turns the shower off, stands there with a blank
face again, and then gets out of the shower.
3. INT. WILL’S BEDROOM - MORNING
Will walks into the room and starts to get dressed. Will
drops his towel and starts to get dressed into a suit. He
then looks in the mirror to correct his tie, he lifts his
head to see his face, Will sighs and dips his head back
4. INT. STAIRS AND DINING ROOM
Will walks down stairs, and as he reaches the bottom, the
post is delivered, so he picks up the letters and ruffles
through them. They are all addressed to "Robert Gamble". He
continues to walk through into the dining room where his
friend David sits eating cereal.
“Are those for me?”
“Hey, why the attitude? And the
Will looks back in disgust and surprise.
Robert realizes the occasion and his face drops into a
“Oh... I’m sorry, it hasn’t hit me
yet. I wake up sometimes believing
it hasn’t happened.”
“I’m glad you can get sleep because
I think I’ve only had about 4 hours
“I know... well you know me, I have
quite a lot of sleep, more than I
Will looks back with yet again another look of disgust.
“Look, I’m sorry, I’m just trying
to keep my head together and get on
“Yea, but that isn’t easy for me, I
caused it! It was my fault.”
“Look it wasn’t your fault! You
didn’t mean for it to happen, it
just did! I don’t blame you!
(Whilst gesturing towards a framed
photo) And I’m sure Hollie doesn’t
blame you either.”)
Will’s face drops as he looks towards the photo.
They both look at the photo, which is simply Will, Robert
and Hollie having a good time.
Will’s head dips again
“Are you sure you don’t blame me?”
“Of course I don’t, you couldn’t
have known it was going to happen.
It just happened! That’s life...”
Will (still with his head down begins to nod)
“Well... Look Will, I’m sorry I
can’t come today, I’ve got to go
upstairs and do some work, you know
how it is, don’t you?”
“Yea, I know”
Robert finishes off his cereal and then walks to the
doorway, taps Will on the shoulder and walks out the room.
Leaving him on his own feeling sorry for himself whilst
hearing the stomps of Robert going upstairs.
5. EXT - OUTSIDE A FLORIST
We see Will from across the road, exiting a florist with a
bunch of flowers in hand and sauntering up the road.
6. INT - BACKSEAT OF A CAR
Will is inside the backseat of a car, being driven somewhere
by one of his parents. He looks at the bunch of flowers and
smells them. He continues with this miserable blank look and
we hear his thoughts, his thoughts consist of David saying
"its not your fault", then a general banter between him and
his friends talking about going out, then driving around
streets fast (Robert and Hollie), then a screeching crash,
screams, Hollie screaming, Robert shouting and Will saying
"I’m sorry, let me get help, I’m sorry", A policeman
declaring breathalyser test, ambulance sirens and as the
sirens become too much, the car stops.
"WILL! It’s time to go, we are
Will clambers out of the car and walks away.
7. EXT - GRAVEYARD
Will walks towards the graveyard and the sounds of his
thoughts continues with hospital sounds and Hollie screaming
"It’s all your fault you bastard, I hate you". Will
continues to feel more uncomfortable. Will’s thoughts become
more frantic, as it continues to the sounds of a hospital
machine bleeping and people screaming. Will gets to the
grave and starts to weep!
"I’m Sorry, I’m Sorry! I’m SORRY!"
As Will’s weeps, a hand touches his shoulder (then the sound
of the hospital machine starts to sustain one tone, a heart
has stopped beating).
Will looks up to find Hollie dressed in all black, she
tries to console him.
Will looks at the grave, revealing it to say "Here lies
Robert Gamble", we hear a doctor declaring Robert Gamble’s
We then see flash backs from the film like the conversation
with Robert fades into him not being there, the photo of the
three friends having a good time disappearing, the letters
with Robert Gamble’s name on disappear.
Then we hear the screeching tyres and the alarm. We come
back to scene 1 where Will wakes up in a sweat.
FADE TO BLACK