young blood

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Synopsis:

Inspired by Spielberg-era coming of age films, our story is centered on a young boy whose is looking for his friends who are missing. Four costumed bullies stand in the way of him rescuing his friends, and himself.

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Visually the narrative film will feel like a cross between Where the Wild Things Are and Stranger Things. 80s vibes in the forest.

Script:

INSTRUMENTAL INTRO

-A gang of 4 kids (10-14) puts on 80s-esque clothes with animal masks. You don’t see their faces.

-The band rocks out in the middle of a forest at night

 

VERSE 1 (Day)

I am a lone road

  • David, a skinny but scrappy/headstrong boy (10-14) walks down a deserted road, bordered by a forest, with a backpack over his back.

Weathered and worn

  • He looks down as he holds a picture of his friend, Monetta.

Call it a sickness of the soul

  • Caleb sings into the microphone, somber

I am a lone road

  • He looks down, somber

Instrumental fill

  • Band - Drummer

These hills and valleys

  • The gang of boys watches from hiding as David passes through on the trail

They cannot shape me

  • David looks around, increasingly nervous

I see this fear and doubt conspiring

  • David locks eyes with the leader of the gang

But I split’em both apart like lightning

  • After a moment of tension, David runs the gauntlet between them.

 

CHORUS (Day)

Cuz I’m a young blood

  • The group tries to grab David but he dodges them

And a fighter

  • The leader swings a punch at David but he ducks as he runs

Never give up

  • They hit David

Young blood

  • He fights back, mostly trying to run

(cuz) I’m a young blood

And a fighter

Never give up

  • Band

Young blood

  • He fights back, mostly trying to run

You’ll never break the song that’s deep inside of me

  • Cut to band

Cuz I’m a Young Blood

  • David runs to the edge a forest

Young Blood

 

Instrumental Break

  • David is surrounded, cornered

  • Band

  • The leader uppercuts him, knocking him out and leaving him on the ground

 

VERSE 3 (Dusk)

I am an island

  • Band sings

lost in the sea

  • After the gang leaves, a girl (the girl from the picture he was holding), Monetta, finds him Fighting and ocean that is rising

  • and drags him away

It will not sink me (but I ain’t sinkin)

  • Towards a barn

 

DRUM FILL

  • Drummer plays

(Night)

I bring the battle

  • David wakes up in a barn, Monetta has been hiding there and set up camp

I am the war

  • David gets up and hugs Monetta.

I make no truces with my demons

  • Monetta pulls out a hand-drawn map of the area, with a big X with the words ‘rescue’ next to it

I bring the thunder, I am the storm

  • Monetta puts war paint on the both of their faces, grabbing flashlights, clubs and they run out into the night

 

CHORUS (Night)

(cuz) I’m a young blood

  • Band

And a fighter

  • Band

Never give up

  • Band

Young blood

(cuz) I’m a young blood

  • Band

And a fighter

  • Band

Never give up

  • Band

Young blood

  • Band

You’ll never break the song that’s deep inside of me

  • David and Monetta look for the enemy camp, holed up at a farm

I’m a young blood

  • They see the farm in the distance and sneak up on it

I’m a young blood

  • Band

 

INSTRUMENTAL BREAK

  • Band

  • At the farm, the four kids in costumes have two other kids that they’ve beat up and chained

 

BRIDGE

I ain’t gonna slow down

  • David walks up, distracting the gang

I ain’t gonna slow down

  • Monetta sneaks from behind and cuts the two kids free

 

INSTRUMENTAL

  • Band

 

CHORUS (Night)

(cuz) I’m a young blood

  • Monetta and the two kids rush the gang from behind

And a fighter

  • The two kids jump on the backs of onto two of the costumed kids

Never give up

  • Band

Young blood

  • Band

(cuz) I’m a young blood

  • Band

And a fighter

  • Band

Never give up

  • Band

Young blood

  • Band

You’ll never break the song that’s deep inside of me

  • David leg sweeps a kid onto the ground

Cuz I’m a Young Blood

  • David and Monetta begin to tie up the costumes kids

Young Blood

  • Band

I’m a Young Blood

  • The four costumed kids are now tied to a bench, with David, Monetta and the two rescued kids facing them

Young Blood

  • David pulls off the mask of the lead costumed kid, and each kid pulls the mask off the kid in front of them.

Instrumental

  • The boy that David unmasks, is himself. The girl that Monetta unmasks is herself, and the same for the two rescued kids. They realize though they’ve been wrestling with external forces, the true struggle lies in overcoming yourself.

  • David reaches out with his hand

Young Blood

  • Band

Instrumental

  • The four kids stand alone, in front of them is a cloud of mist where their phantom selves used to be.

CUT TO BLACK:

End Title: VALVOLINE

 

 

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Refer to production document:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Xv-8EbGaLuaXOjv_OZ9LYuqiNVF9a7SWvAAauHgpG9Y/edit