I wrote this prequel to "Search for the Sky" as a screenplay for a college class. (Here, the formatting was lost.)
EXT/INT - Exterior/Interior
(BEAT) - A pause in the action/dialogue
PAN - Camera moves left and right
TILT - Camera moves up and down
VO - Voice over
OS - Off screen
CUT TO - Sudden scene change
ETX - HAVEN OF HEAVEN - LAKE - NIGHT
We see a dark canopy surrounding the silhouette of a mighty wall. A placid lake sprawls out before it, shrouded in the pitch-black darkness of the cloudy night. A single boat glides silently over the water carrying two people toward the opposite shore. A slender, well-built man named SILVER MOON is at the oars, paddling steadily. A light-haired boy named SKY, about 13 or 14 years old, sits across from him, scowling angrily.
I hate this place! I hope I never see it again!
I know that you're angry, considering what Storm Cloud and his warriors did to you during the battle. But Sky, I think you are being rash in deciding to run away from the Haven. Are you sure this is what you want?
I'm sick and tired of being Storm Cloud's tool! I'm done with it!
Very well. I suppose nothing I say will change your mind.
The canoe gently slides up onto the sandy bank, and Silver Moon steadies it as Sky climbs out. We see lights from a cluster of small houses a short distance away. Everything beyond the village is a dark expanse of trees and underbrush.
I will miss you, though, Silver Moon. Take care. And tell Silver Star goodbye for me.
Goodbye, my friend. Take care of yourself.
TILT UP as Sky turns and climbs clumsily up the bank and slips off into the dark forest like a cat.