JACK BROOKS REGIONAL AIRPORT

EXT. SUBURBS, RESIDENTIAL –

LONG SHOT – TWO IDENTICAL HOUSES WITH MATCHING FRONT LAWNS/DRIVEWAYS.

THE FRONT DOOR OF THE HOUSE ON THE RIGHT FLIES OPEN.

THE STEDLEY FAMILY COME BOLTING OUT – MUM AND DAD IN THEIR 30S, THEIR TWO KIDS, 8 AND 12.

THEY ALL CARRY LUGGAGE, RUSH TO THEIR FAMILY CAR, BUMPING INTO EACH OTHER.

THEY ARE CHAOTIC, STRESSED, HASSLED. IN A GREAT HURRY.

THE DOOR TO THE NEIGHBORING HOUSE OPENS SLOWLY.

THE FARNSHAW FAMILY (OF SIMILAR AGES) APPEAR FROM THEIR HOME, ALSO WITH LUGGAGE – BUT IN CONTRAST TO THEIR NEIGHBORS THEY ARE HIGHLY RELAXED, LAUGHING, CALM AND COLLECTED.

THEY MOVE TO THEIR SIMILAR FAMILY-SIZE VEHICLE CASUALLY, WITHOUT FUSS.

THEY HAVE TIME.

THE FARNSHAW’S PAUSE TO WATCH THEIR NEIGHBORS SCURRYING ABOUT, ARE SLIGHTLY AMUSED.

MR FARNSHAW (CALLS OUT TO STEDLEY)

Flying from Houston, huh?

MR STEDLEY

Of course. Aren’t you?

MRS FARNSHAW

Nope. We always take the easy way out.

THE STEDLEY’S ARE FLUMMOXED BY THAT. THEY PAUSE, STARE AT THEIR NEIGHBORS QUIZZICALLY FOR A SECOND. THEN CONTINUE THEIR RAMPANT PACKING ASSAULT ON THEIR CAR.

THE STEDLEY’S PILE IN, BUCKLE UP.

STEDLEY TAPS “HOUSTON AIRPORT” INTO THE SAT NAV, AND SPEEDS AWAY TO THE LEFT.

THE FARNSHAW’S SHAKE THEIR HEADS COLLECTIVELY –

FARNSHAW JUNIOR

Why are they always in a hurry pa?

MR FARNSHAW

Cos they don’t know Jack, son.

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THE FARNSHAW CAR LEAVING THE DRIVEWAY AT A LEISURELY PACE.

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EXT. HIGHWAY –

THE FARNSHAW CAR PASSES A SIGN WITH AN ARROW POINTING THE WAY TO “JACK BROOKS AIRPORT”

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LOGO CARD –

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NECHES FEDERAL CREDIT UNION

SHOT WITH LOTS OF FADES/MIXES/ROMANTIC, SPIRITUAL ATMOSPHERE

INT. HUMBLE HOME –

A MAN IN HIS 60S HAVING A CLEAR OUT OF POSSESSIONS.

A TRIP DOWN MEMORY LANE.

HE COMES ACROSS A VERY PRISTINE BLACK AND WHITE PHOTO OF A BEAUTIFUL WOMAN ON A BOAT.

HIS WIFE.

A TEAR OF REMEMBRANCE, LOVE.

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EXT/INT. WORKSHOP –

THE MAN PULLS THE DUST COVERS FROM A BOAT – THE BOAT IN THE PHOTO.

THE BOAT IS DILAPIDATED. TOTALLY BEYOND REPAIR.

HE STARTS THINKING.

HE HAS A LEAFLET IN HIS HAND.

HE READS.

HIS EYES WIDEN.

HE LOOKS DOWN AT THE OLD PET TERRIER BY HIS FEET THAT LOOKS UP EXPECTANTLY.

THE MAN WINKS TO THE DOG.

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EXT. ENTRANCE NECHES BRANCH –

THE REP IS SEEING THE OLD MAN OFF WITH A SHAKE OF THE HAND.

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BOATYARD –

THE MAN IS STANDING BESIDES A BRAND NEW BOAT.

THE NAME OF HIS WIFE IS BEING PAINTED BEAUTIFULLY ON THE SIDE – DAWN.

THE MAN IS PROUD, BEAMING.

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ON THE SEA/LAKE

THE MAN ON THE NEW BOAT SAILING ON A BRIGHT NEW MORNING…

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Here at Neches Federal Credit Union we know there is more to life than the everyday things. That’s why we are here, to make dreams come true and new moments for people, just like Frank, to treasure forever. Neches – for family, friends, community.

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KINSEL MAZDA

EXT. QUIET ROAD –

A SUNNY DAY. A STUNNING RED MAZDA HITTING DECENT SPEED ON A DESERTED STRAIGHT ROAD. (IF THE VEHICLE HAS A SUN-ROOF, THEN THE SUN-ROOF IS OPEN)

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INT. THE MAZDA –

TRACY BYRD AND A VERY PRETTY YOUNG WOMAN.

THE WOMAN IS DRIVING THE CAR.

TRACY IN THE PASSENGER SEAT.

TRACY IS ALL DEWEY EYED AND BLAZING WHITE TEETH AS HE WATCHES THE WOMAN HANDLE THE CAR.

THE WOMAN IS BEAMING WITH PLEASURE, ENJOYING HER RIDE BEHIND THE WHEEL OF THE MAZDA.

SHE TURNS AND SMILES AT TRACY.

TRACY GOES ALL BASHFUL.

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VARIOUS SHOTS –

THE MAZDA ON THE ROAD…

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TRACY (TO CAMERA)

There’s beauty all around you – you just have to open your eyes to see it.

TRACY TURNS AGAIN TO SMILE CHEESILY AT THE WOMAN.

THE WOMAN SMILES BACK POLITELY…

WOMAN

You know Mr Byrd, my ma and pa are HUGE fans of yours. Aren’t you guys?

OUCH!

TRACY’S FACE DROPS.

SUDDENLY “MA” AND “PA” (IN THEIR 60s) APPEAR IN SHOT FROM THE REAR SEATS EXCITEDLY, LIKE YOUNG KIDS…

PA

We sure as heckfire is…Sing it again Mr Byrd!

MA

Oh yes, please do sing it again Mr Bryd!

RELUCTANTLY TRACY STARTS SINGING “BIG LOVE.” (OR SOMETHING ELSE).

THE WOMAN AND HER FOLKS JOIN IN, ROCKING FROM SIDE TO SIDE.

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STATIC ROAD SHOT –

THE MAZDA DRIVING INTO THE DISTANCE…

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INT. BOSS’S OFFICE –

TWO MALE EMPLOYEES FACING THE BOSS. EMPLOYEE 1 IS ULTRA SMUG, LOOKS SUSPICIOUSLY PLEASED WITH HIMSELF.
EMPLOYEE 2 IS MORE HUMBLE. THE BOSS LOOKS FROM ONE TO THE OTHER, THEN BACK TO EMPLOYEE 1.

BOSS (TO EMPLOYEE 1)
$112 on gas?

EMPLOYEE 1 (PUTS OUT HIS HANDS)
What can I say? Prices today.

BOSS (STILL TO EMPLOYEE 1)
Car parking at Houston is pricey.

EMPLOYEE 1 LEANS FORWARD TO CHECK THE FIGURE.

EMPLOYEE 1 (HE NODS)
‘Fraid so boss. Such a rip-off, huh?

BOSS (TO EMPLOYEE 1 AGAIN)
Ninety-nine bucks on meals?

EMPLOYEE 1
Yeah, about that boss…you see…

THE BOSS CUTS EMPLOYEE 1 DOWN WITH A DISMISSIVE WAVE OF THE HAND, TURNS TO EMPLOYEE 2…

BOSS (TO EMPLOYEE 2)
$15 on gas. Free parking. Nothing spent on meals? Care to explain the last one?

EMPLOYEE 2
I made sandwiches. Pastrami on rye.

BOSS (EYES LIGHT UP)
Pastrami on rye. My favourite.

EMPLOYEE 2 REACHES DOWN, PULLS OUT A TUPPERWARE BOX FROM HIS CASE, SLIDES IT OVER TO THE BOSS. THE BOSS OPENS THE LID, SMELLS THE AROMAS

BOSS
May I?

EMPLOYEE 2 GESTURES TO THE BOSS TO HELP HIMSELF.
THE BOSS TAKES A SANDWICH, BITES INTO IT, LEANS BACK TO ENJOY THE TASTE.

EMPLOYEE 2 TURNS TO EMPLOYEE 1 AND SMILES KNOWINGLY.
EMPLOYEE 2 GETS UP AND LEAVES.

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When flying on business, it’s good to know Jack. Jack Brooks Regional Airport.

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