INT./EXT. LIMO - DAY
CARLY EVERETT, (28), a gorgeous red-head, sits in the back seat of a limo next to her sister-in-law DOMINIQUE FISHER, (45), holding a picture of her husband, ANDREW EVERETT, (48).
DOMINIQUE (into her phone): Why can’t you get a hold of him? This is 2014. Don’t yachts have telephones.. Or the internet? ... Yes, okay, keep me informed.
Carly, with tears in her eyes, embraces the picture and kisses it gently.
DOMINIQUE (CONT’D) (to Carly, annoyed): Tell me again what Andrew said.
CHARLIE ROSS, (30), the handsome limo driver, watches the interaction from his rear view mirror.
BACK TO SCENE
Carly’s voice cracks as she painfully relays the information.
CARLY: He said... He needed some time... A few weeks. Maybe a month?
DOMINIQUE (rolling her eyes): Well, got to hand it to my brother... Bad timing..
She looks at Carly.
DOMINIQUE (CONT’D): Bad decisions.... What the hell is a life coach anyway?
CARLY: The merger was too much for him. The stress nearly killed him.
DOMINIQUE: Why my father named him CEO, I’ll never know.
CARLY: I just hope he is okay. Maybe we can call the Coast Guard?
DOMINIQUE: Oh, great, and give the press another scandal? No way.
Carly breaks out into tears.
DOMINIQUE (CONT’D) (to Charlie): Charlie, be back at 5:00 to pick me up.
CHARLIE: Yes Ma’am.
Charlie pulls over.
DOMINIQUE: (to Carly) Pull yourself together before tonight.
Charlie holds the door open and Dominique gets out. Carly takes a deep breath and stops crying as Charlie pulls away.
A FEW MINUTES LATER
They pull into an abandoned warehouse.
INT. WAREHOUSE - CONTINUOUS
Charlie opens the door for Carly. She gets out. Her demeanor has changed. She is no longer the meek, worried wife.
She strides out of the back seat wearing rubber gloves.
Charlie pops the trunk.
Andrew’s dead body is in the trunk. His face is blue and his lips are swollen. Carly bends down and kisses his forehead.
CARLY: Goodbye my dear husband.
She turns to Charlie. He swoops her up in his arms and kisses her passionately. She looks back at Andrew coldly.
CARLY (CONT’D) (to Charlie): Get the bleach and the hacksaw.
FADE TO BLACK.
Humberfloob came up with the idea of presenting the story through a trailer and I decided to give it a go.
SUPER: Coming soon – Seven and a Half Sisters
INT. DINING ROOM – NIGHT
Everybody is dressed up for a party and raising their glasses for a toast.
THE HALF SISTER enters and disrupts the celebrations.
Aren’t you going to save a glass for your half sister?
CLOSE ON: The half sister making a dramatic look.
Come meet the Santos sisters.
A family torn apart by secrets.
EXT. STABLES – DAY
SISTER #1 is next to the horses talking very formally to a few employees.
They all leave except for one. She looks both ways, drags him inside and kisses him passionately.
When are you gonna tell your sisters about us?
As they struggle to keep the family business afloat
their passionate and strong personalities collide.
INT. OFFICE – DAY
SISTER #2 and SISTER #5 are having an argument with Half Sister.
When mom and dad died on that airplane accident
I promised I would keep the farm running, no matter what!
I want my share. I’m his daughter too.
Sister #5 slaps Half Sister.
CLOSE ON: Sister #5 making a dramatic look.
Follow the journey of these women through love-
INT. BEDROOM – NIGHT
SISTER #3 is in bed with a MAN as she receives a phone call. The man kisses her neck.
Hi, honey. Yeah, I’m at work.
Love you too.
INT. DOCTOR’S OFFICE – DAY
SISTER #6 is sitting across the desk from the DOCTOR. She’s crying.
I’m sorry, but there’s nothing we can do.
How long do I have, doctor?
EXT. FRONT YARD – DAY
SISTER #4 is sitting underneath a tree reading a book when SISTER #7 comes out of nowhere riding a wild horse and nearly tramples on her.
This one is almost tamed, sis!
You’re going to kill yourself!
MASH UP of the eight sisters making dramatic looks at the camera either to the left or the right.
SUPER: Seven and a Half Sisters
Seven and a Half Sisters.
Coming to your house next September
after the evening news.
CUT TO BLACK