SOMEONE BANKROLL MY MOVIE

  1. We open on two people sitting on a train.
  2. One is a teenage boy.
  3. The other is an older woman.
  4. The train rattles as the two sit next to each other. The boy is reading a book that he is almost finished with and the woman is looking out the window, playing with a small stone in her hand.
  5. After a moment the stone the woman is fiddling with falls to the floor. Before she can move to get it the boy ducks under the seat and grabs it. As he hands it back to her he notices what looks like a thumbprint worn into the stone. "Did you find it like that?" He asks, gesturing to the stone.
  6. The woman looks at the stone and smiles. "Oh no," she says, rubbing her thumb perfectly into the imprint, "I'm afraid it's the result of many years of nervous hands. It was quite smooth when I found it."
  7. "When was that?" He asks, leaning towards her. "You finding it, I mean." The woman studies him, "a long time ago." "And you still have it?" He says, raising his eyebrows. She sighs, "I can't imagine life without it."
  8. The boy frowns, "why?" The woman looks out the window, studying the countryside. "That's a rather long story." The boy looks at his watch and then back at the woman, "I've got time." She smiles.
  9. TIME HOP
  10. We open on the English countryside sometime in the early 1930's.
  11. A girl runs down the road towards a house. She isn't wearing shoes and is trying not to drop the stones she is carrying.
  12. She bursts into the house and drops the stones on a weathered, wooden table.
  13. The camera pans up and we see her face, she's smiling and struggling to catch her breath.
    She looks like this. Instantly lovable. As an audience all we want is for her to be happy.
  14. "Father!" She calls, beginning to organize the rocks by size. "Father, I brought more! A few may be too small but I think most of them will work!"
  15. We hear footsteps. The little girl looks up from the rocks.
    "Fath-" she starts but stops. The man standing before her is not her father.
  16. It's William, the man that often does odd jobs for her father. He appears to be very nervous.
    Before he can speak the girl does. "William? I didn't know you were coming today. Is my father here? I've found some brilliant stones." She holds one up to him. The man fidgets, "Rose..." She stops and looks at him. "William?" William exhales and kneels down in front of Rose. "Rose, your father..." It doesn't need to be said, she knows. She knows it in her bones. She grips the stone tighter into her hand.
  17. We follow Rose through her father's funeral, she moves to London to be with her father's younger brother, she's a brilliant little girl with a sadness in her heart and a stone in her pocket.
  18. She grows, she goes to school, she's happy, until one day she's no longer a little girl.
  19. She's a beautiful young woman studying at the university in London. One day she's reading in a courtyard when a man approaches her.
  20. He asks about her father and his death. We set off on an amazing journey about betrayal, trust, murder, love, pain, and family. We follow Rose as she tries to navigate her father's past and how it shaped her future. We learn the meaning of family and what it means to take a risk on someone you love.
  21. We come back to the woman and the boy on the train. The boy looks amazed, but also sad. "So that's where you're going now?" He asks. She looks back out the window and smiles at the old, familiar countryside. "Yes," she says, "that's where I'm going now." The boy picks at the cover of his book, "are you scared?" The woman turns back to him.
  22. She ponders the thought before answering. "No," she says, finally. "No I don't believe I am." She looks at the boy, then the countryside, and finally the rock in her hand. She holds it out to the boy, "take it," she says, pushing it into his palm. "I can't-" she cuts him off. "Take it, let it bring you peace in chaos. Like it did for me."
  23. The boy stares at the stone in his hand, "but what will you do?" She smiles and her eyes shine like a child's, "I've found my peace."
  24. Cut to black. It's over. You all cry.
  25. (I just want a movie where Millie Bobby Brown, Emma Watson, and Julie Andrews all play the same person through out her life. I am open to time travel situations as well. You're welcome Hollywood, you're welcome general population, you're welcome everyone)