The Discussion is an abstract piece set in a kind of dream space, black space interrupted by pools of light.
This time I’m lightning and editing, and I barely had any time on set to snap photos. We set up in a day, shot in a second and were cleared away by the third.
Behold, a short screenplay (intended 90 seconds, goes to two pages due to sheer number of scene changes) that I wrote for a university project this January. I wanted to emulate the feel of the monologue poem that is ‘My Last Duchess’ by Robert Browning (thank you mum for pointing me there) but without the iambic pentameter, and to make it cryptic and a bit skin crawlingly creepy, but without revealing until the end what is actually going on.
I also liked the idea of breaking the fourth wall, and so went for that sort of thing. I’m rather pleased with the result, though it could do with a few revisions perhaps and some tidying up. Anyway, whether it works is entirely up to you. I might post my rushed shoot of it if I actually like it. Enjoy?
P.S. If you’ve never read a screenplay before, this is what they look like. Bit odd to read.