Shisha Ad Campaign – Screen Play

 The screenplay here isn’t on Screenplay format. However the real screenplay is.

 COOKING WITH JOHN

SCREENPLAY BY: JAMES TELFORD

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INT. Television studio – Table with ingredients placed on the surface. John stands behind the table anxiously waiting to start his show.

Speaking enthusiastically:

JOHN:

Today on Cooking With John, we’re looking at a Middle-Eastern delicacy that has a concrete promise of flavour. And that is more literal than you might think. Today’s recipe is for a classic Shisha. For a jolly good smoke.

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CAMERA 2: MEDIUM SHOT of John. Looking into Camera 2.

John picks up the product and showcases it in preparation for extreme close-up on camera 3.

JOHN:

Okay, you might wanna get a pen and paper, cause I’m gonna tell you some key ingredients. The first thing you’re gonna need is some tobacco, it doesn’t matter what kind, but I’ve gone with Amber Leaf.

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CAMERA 3: EXTREME CLOSE-UP of product.

JOHN:

Mmmmmhmmmm.

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CAMERA 2: MEDIUM SHOT of John.

John picks up the product and showcases it in preparation for extreme close-up on camera 3.

JOHN:

Next you’re gonna need some Glycerine, it doesn’t have to be food grade if you want to live dangerously, for example, I do and I’m using nitro-glycerine. Definitely more bang for your buck.

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CAMERA 3: EXTREME CLOSE-UP of product.

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CAMERA 1: WIDE ANGLE SHOT of set.

JOHN:

The third ingredient you’ll need is runny honey. However, I’ve got quite a sweet tooth so I’m gonna use about half a tin of Golden Syrup.

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CAMERA 3: EXTREME CLOSE-UP of product.

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CAMERA 2: MEDIUM SHOT of John.

JOHN:

Next comes the flavour, and last night my wife made a right cracking Sunday dinner, but there was some left over. Now I’m not one to let these things go to waste, so I’m gonna make my flavour out of me wife’s Sunday dinner.

CAMERA 2: SLOW ZOOM OUT till box of Sunday dinner is in frame.

John places both hands on top of storage container and taps twice every time ‘SUNDAY DINNER’ is said.

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CAMERA 3: WIDE ANGLE SHOT of set.

John takes all the items and lines them up in preparation for the cooking.

JOHN:

I hope you’ve got all that written down, because now, it’s time to cook!

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CAMERA 2: CLOSE UP of John.

EXT.

FADE OUT:

FADE IN:

INT. Theme from Breaking Bad plays. John is stood behind the      counter with his hands on the blender centre stage. He is looking enthusiastic and excited about the cook.

CAMERA 1: WIDE ANGLE SHOT of set.

JOHN:

Now for this bit, you’re gonna need a blender. It doesn’t have to be top of the range, any blender will do. This is the blender I’m using, it’s nothing fancy, but it will get the job done.

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CAMERA 2: MEDIUM SHOT of John. Table and blender in frame.

JOHN:

Alright lads and lasses, let’s get cooking.

The first thing you’re gonna add is your

tobacco, you don’t really need to take it out of the packet, the more harmful substances, the sweeter the smoke is.

John picks up the tobacco and drops the packet into the blender, he then looks up at Camera 1 and winks as the camera is turned on.

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CAMERA 3: CLOSE UP of John’s face.

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CAMERA 2: MEDIUM SHOT of John. Table and blender in frame.

JOHN:

Next, throw in your Glycerine. Add as much as you like, it doesn’t really matter. Either way my friends, it’s gonna be an explosive smoke.

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CAMERA 3: CLOSE UP of blender.

John picks up the bottle of glycerine and empties it into the blender.

CAMERA 3: PAN UP to John’s face.

John takes a smell of the blender contents and then looks at the camera.

JOHN:

Mmmmmmhmmmm! Smells cancerous already.

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CAMERA 1: WIDE ANGLE SHOT of set.

JOHN:

To make your Shisha really scrum diddley umpsious, you add your sweetener. Usually, the main sweetener is honey, but I like to use Golden Syrup. Who doesn’t like a golden smoke?

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CAMERA 3: CLOSE UP of John’s hands.

John takes the Golden Syrup and scoops the whole tin into the blender.

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CAMERA 2: CLOSE UP of John’s face.

John looks up at the camera and smiles with teeth for a few seconds before continuing.

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CAMERA 1: WIDE ANGLE SHOT of set.

John takes the container containing his wife’s Sunday dinner and opens it. He smells the contents and looks at the camera, grinning.

JOHN:

Now, for the flavour. This is me wife’s special Sunday dinner. And I’ll tell you kids, it’s delicious. You can flavour your shisha with whatever your heart desires. Fruit, herbs, spices. You name it, you can flavour it.

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CAMERA 3: CLOSE UP of blender.

John takes the container and empties it into the blender.

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CAMERA 1: WIDE ANGLE SHOT of set.

John places the container under the table.

JOHN:

We’ve got all our main ingredients ready for a lovely jubbly blend of smoking heaven. However ladies and gents, there are a couple of ingredients you may not know about. For example, some shisha bars are known to use concrete powder in their mix.

John is looking more serious now.

John brings a cup of concrete powder from under the table and pours it into the blender.

JOHN:

Your hubbly bubbly is also much more harmful than cigarettes, one social session of 45 minutes has the same amount of tar and nicotine as 100 cigarettes. The water in the hookah doesn’t actually filter it out.

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CAMERA 3: CLOSE UP of John’s hands.

John brings out a container full of tar and empties it into the blender.

JOHN:

Let’s get all this tar into the mix.

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CAMERA 1: WIDE ANGLE SHOT of set.

JOHN:

This last ingredient is my own special addition. It’s hard, round and nice. It won’t be benign, you guessed it! Cancerous tumours.

John drops the tumours into the blender, looks up and smiles at the camera.

JOHN:

Smoking shisha for long periods of time is extremely harmful, but we don’t care about that! We just want to have a good time smoking with our pals. Now, let’s blend it all together and see what we come up with.

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CAMERA 3: CLOSE UP of blender.

John switches the blender on and waits for the mix to take a thick liquid form.

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CAMERA 1: WIDE ANGLE SHOT of set.

John empties the contents of the blender into a mixing bowl.

JOHN:

That smells delicious. I can’t wait to have my wife’s Sunday dinner fill my lungs. Mmmmmmhmmmm!

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CAMERA 2: MEDIUM SHOT of John.

JOHN:

You can smoke my shisha for a very low price. It’s available to buy at shisha bars all over the country. For the low, low price of just £60, you can get yourself,

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CAMERA 3: CLOSE UP of hookah.

JOHN:

One hookah

CAMERA 3: PAN to shisha mix.

JOHN:

And five servings, of my finest shisha.

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CAMERA 2: MEDIUM SHOT of John.

JOHN:

The price of one hookah, £30.00 –   The price of five servings of shisha, £30.00 – An early grave, priceless.

John winks at the camera.

FADE OUt:

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