Sunday, 17 January 2016

@ Phil - Script to Screen

Very rough outline for the revised story - would love to hear thoughts and views

A Wanderlust mouse staring up in aww at a poster of a opera that’s held for the exclusive higher class up in the Chinese mountains. Mouse has his adventure pack on his back (Mainly a box of Matches holding his living utensils and a few matches). 

Looking up at the Opera, the homeless mouse can see hundreds of Chinese Lanterns floating up into the sky, heading for the event. Following the path of illuminated lanterns back to ground zero, The mouse looks towards a lily pond, where rich families of mice are queuing for their transport on the lanterns powered by candles.
(Lanterns using Lilly pads as docks - Little rickety bridges used as walks-way over pond water for mice families).

With excitement to the see the Opera, Wanderlust Mouse empties his adventure pack to see what materials he has to make a makeshift lantern.

Using his tent as a balloon, Mouse strikes a match and uses the flame to start his journey up into the clouds,
but the match burns a hole in the tent and the makeshift lantern falls back to the ground.

Sad Mouse realises his failure and will not see the Opera, but has one last idea.

Emptying all unnecessary weight from his adventure pack, Mouse places all matches into box apart from one.
Rips a small whole in the bottom of the box and straps to his back very tightly.

Striking the loose match, Mouse holds the flame to the small hole in the match box... Igniting the matches inside, flames shoot out the box and the mouse is sent rocketing up into the air. 

After a few fly pasts of some lanterns and couple loop the loops Mouse arrives at Opera.


  1. Morning Mark,

    You've got an eye for whimsy I see! Personally, I think you're 'not' using the opera singer element usefully; if your character was an amateur opera singer desperate to get to an audition for Opera Singers then I can see that being more fundamental to your character and to your character's goal.

  2. thanks Phil, it does make a lot of sense to make it a audition for new Opera singers, think I may be able to make something a little funny from all this :)