Synopsis: An 8 year old girl uses the chaos of 9/11 to stay home from school and watch inappropriate movies.
Two entirely different but strong events are brought together . One is the reminder of 9/11 and the other is of a small kid that is up to do something which could be an act of concern.
The flow of scenes are smooth, clear, playful, has an element of suspense but I would put this under a “thought provoking” script.
Even Without much details and very few characters one can easily visualise the situation in which our main character Alana, is in.
Writer has portrayed some strong characters in the script. A busy single mother who is definitely at loss of time and is forced to look down at the growing needs of the little one who is imagining beyond the age.
The manipulative behaviour and shrewdness of Alana, though playful initially takes a turn of concern as we go further down the script.
What parents need to remember is that initially it’s normal for children to have sexual behaviour related questions. Parents need to be educated that development begins in any child as early as infancy. Questions on gender differences,body parts and its function ticks on from toddler stage. These are “Normative Sexual behaviour” but anything more than normal has to be attended to, before it could turn to “concerning sexual behaviour”.
Though the shocking response of the mother totally is understood towards the end of the script, what matters is what she does when she is Out of the shock.
Writer Biography - Jagger Waters
Comedy and animation writer based in Los Angeles. Instagram: @glamorousreptile
Project Type: Short Script
Number of Pages: 10
Country of Origin: United States
First-time Screenwriter: Yes
Student Project: No