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FROM BULLIED TO BLACK BELT, A TRUE STORY

(WORKING TITLE)



Written by


Simon Morrell


Based on the book

From Bullied to Black Belt







Tel 44 (0) 7484 331572

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ACT ONE


BLACK:


SIMON (V/O)

I can still remember the first time

I was bullied. I remember being

shocked at the hatred in the eyes

of my nemesis. "Spaz!" he shouted.

"Stupid Spaz!" And proceeded to

punch me in the face. I was knocked

to the ground. Through a bloodied

mouth and tears, I pleaded for

mercy. None was shown. Hoping

against hope this was a one off, I

kept my head down and mouth shut

for the next few weeks but it was

futile. The cast had been set.

Another young hoodlum took to

bending my arm so far up my fucking

back I thought it would break. His

idea of a birthday present. The

violence would follow me through my

life. It was a long road to follow

because all this mayhem and more

happened to me before I was even

ten years old. Heaven help me

through my teenage years.


FADE UP:

1.EXT. RECREATION GROUND - DAY


From up a tree, a shaven headed sixteen year old, JIMMY

(16), screams like an ape in order to intimidate a

goalkeeper of the same age, SIMON (16). Pan to reveal a

football match on a bleak winter's day. It's played by

twenty two unenthusiastic teenage boys and is watched by a

handful of equally unenthusiastic youths. Some of the

players and spectators have already broken their attention

from the game to witness the drama that is unfolding around

Jimmy. Simon cringes and rubs his hands together as the

screams of abuse rain down on him. He finds it hard to look

up from the muddy turf. He paces from one goal post to

another. Some of the players, including those on his team,

find this persecution funny. The ball and an opposition

player come into Simon's area. Too distracted to do anything

other than make a lame dive, Simon holds his head in his

hands as the opposition player, laughing at him, dribbles

the ball over the line to score a very easy goal. Every

player is now also either laughing at or cursing Simon.


JIMMY

((shouting))

Couldn't save at a supermarket!

Dickhead!


At the base of the tree his three TEENAGE ACOLYTES cheer.

Encouraged, Jimmy drops from the branches and reaches into

his bomber jacket. He pulls out a carving knife. At this,

even his acolytes cease their cheering and back off.

Jimmy, still addressing Simon, lowers his voice, which makes

him sound even more menacing.


JIMMY

You're dead. You get hurt messing

about with someone's girl.


CUT TO:

SIMON'S GOALMOUTH POV


Jimmy slowly advances in a calm and chilling way. His eyes

stare forwards and the knife is firmly clasped. None of the