Home - A famous actor. has become lost. He find solace in his fame and people needing him. Until his trip home Reminds him of what he has lost. HOME By Pete Hudson
INT. CAR - NIGHT DAVID FLYNN (34) is sitting in a car in the back seat. His driver following the road. The camera on him. DIRECTOR What’s the hardest thing about coming home? David is staring out the window at the streets they pass, looking to the Director and into the Camera. DAVID (thinking) The hardest thing? DIRECTOR Yeah. Right off the top of your head. DAVID I’m (chuckles) I haven’t been home in a few years, your going to have to ask me when I leave. David smiles his eyes starring out the window. The Camera cuts. INT. OFFICE - AFTERNOON David is sitting on the couch water bottle in hand, sunglasses over his eyes. DIRECTOR So this tell all is about you, your life. So go ahead. David smiles licking his lips finding the words to confess. DAVID What should I start with, where I was born, stuff like that. DIRECTOR Yeah. DAVID I was born in Georgia, raised in Orlando. It was an average life. dad worked, mom stayed at home raising 4 kids. (CONTINUED)
CONTINUED: 2. DIRECTOR were you always the class clown in school, or the attention grabbing guy? David chuckles thinking about it, taking a gulp of his water. DAVID No. I was the shy guy. I started off wanting to be a writer or director. You know it was one of those things where your minds at the right place but your body isn’t. DIRECTOR What happened to writing? DAVID I spent the better part of my twenties trying to get into film school or whatever else and just didn’t cut it. Life got in the way of things, you know my sister had a kid and was a wreck. So i stayed and helped my parents. David smiles weakly his face changing to sadness. DAVID CONTINUED It reached a point where I just couldn’t do it anymore. I searched and found a job as an actor for a student film. Did a couple of those. The camera moves around. DIRECTOR Is that when you got Seconded Earth? DAVID Yea, Seconded Earth, this film made for nothing. You know worst budget in the world, it was just this guy who loved to write, and bought the worst camera and filmed it. This was his first and it was such a good script. They sent it in to Sundance and after That I got calls. (CONTINUED)
CONTINUED: 3. David stares off removing his glasses. DIRECTOR How did it make you feel? DAVID (reminiscing) It was the greatest day of my life. EXT. HOUSE - NIGHT The camera gets out of the car moving around to David, who gets out. The door to the home opens and KATHY (59) Comes out with her arms open. KATHY David! Look at you! David embraces his mother hugging her. The camera goes around them, one of those cheesy shots. CUT TO: INT. KITCHEN - NIGHT David is sitting at the kitchen table, his mother behind him moving pots on the stove trying to clean up what she calls dirty. DIRECTOR What’s it like to see your son after such a long time? Kathy stops what shes doing, facing the camera and looking hurt. KATHY He left right after he turned 25. Got up in the middle of the night, while we were sleeping. No note. Didn’t know if he died or what. CLOSE ON: David a little ashamed. On his mother tearing. KATHY CONTINUED Called the police when I woke up, just to get a call from him an hour (MORE) (CONTINUED)
CONTINUED: 4. KATHY CONTINUED (cont’d) later. He was in Texas, heading to L.A. Kathy wipes her eyes, sitting at the kitchen table. KATHY Sorry. I always tear up when I think about it. She moves hand over to Davids holding his. KATHY CONTINUED He was always such a good boy. His sisters on the other hand. They were, rough. Always yelling and fighting, I think that’s another reason he left. Plus that time they almost got into with Sarah. DIRECTOR Whose, Sarah? Kathy eases her hand off of Davids as he pulls it away from her. KATHY Davids, old girlfriend. They knew each other since high school. He really loved her. Didn’t you? Kathy pats David’s arm as she tells his tale of sorrow. KATHY CONTINUED She broke is heart, cheated. Went off and slept with Josh Gant. David stands shaking his head. DAVID Ma, She never cheated on me. She,... was pregnant. And my career came first, so she got rid of it. KATHY (perturbed) What? How could you? DAVID Her dad wanted it, and there was nothing I could do about it. She knew I wanted a career far from here, that I hated this place. (CONTINUED)
CONTINUED: 5. KATHY But, killing a baby. David glances to the camera, ashamed that this moment is caught on film. DAVID CONTINUED That’s enough for tonight, huh, fellas. I thought I could do this. I’m off to bed. We got a,... long day tomorrow. The camera goes to his side. DIRECTOR Were sleeping in the guest room? CUT TO: Moments later. David is gone and we are still in the kitchen with Kathy. DIRECTOR You didn’t know? KATHY No. I never knew. After he left, we never saw her. Kathy stares sadly. INT. OFFICE - AFTERNOON David sitting there again on the couch. DIRECTOR Were making this documentary because you were an A list star. But your past movies have failed and your going home for the first time in years. DAVID You’re blunt. But, yeah, I’m making a drama movie there. Going back to where i kinda started, at what I started with. When I started out I was looking for a purpose, and had it, but now I lost my way. (CONTINUED)
CONTINUED: 6. DIRECTOR Your looking for something else to define you? DAVID Yeah. Something that shows me its all worth it. Before it was the smiles of the fans and they still do the trick, but you see how quick there reactions change. David just silently stares. DAVID one minute your the hottest action star in America. DIRECTOR And the next your Steven Segal, making C list movies. DAVID (smiling) Did I mention you were blunt? INT. BEDROOM - MORNING Come in to David’s bedroom. He is already dressed sitting on the edge of the bed. The room is just as he left it. Posters of girls in bathing suits, notebooks stacked in a corner near a desk. DAVID Sarah, was, yeah. She was the first you know. We met up again before I left. She is one of the all time greats. DIRECTOR Do you think we can see her. Get a reunion? Are you up for something like that? David looks past the camera at the director. Worry all over his face, not thinking it a good idea. DAVID um,... I don’t think that would be such a good idea. We really didn’t end on good terms. (CONTINUED)
CONTINUED: 7. DIRECTOR I think it would help people connect with you more. David stares off in thought. We cut again. INT. CAR - AFTERNOON Their in the car once again, driving. DIRECTOR So we talked you into it. Are you nervous? David nods DAVID You know I’m this big action hero. Kids love me, people love my movies. They think I’m a god or did, But you know I’m just like everyone else. (ashamed) I fear the past. David opens his mouth to say something, but closes it just as quick. His eyes staring out the window. DIRECTOR Can you answer what’s hardest thing about coming home? David nods. DAVID I thought I left this place behind. If I wasn’t shooting a movie here in 3 days I would have never came back. I think the hardest thing is having to see those faces I left behind. Having to feel guilt that you don’t come back. Just plain having to face a past you wanted to forget. David puts on his sunglasses covering his face.
8. EXT. SARAH’S HOUSE - AFTERNOON They are already out of the truck and walking up the lawn to the front door. DAVID I use to sit across the street there by the tree. Her dad wasn’t kind to someone interested in his daughter, like most dads wouldn’t be. They reach the door. David taking a deep breath sighing. He knocks. A beat. The door opens and SARAH (30) Stands there. SARAH Um,... What is (her face drops) David!? A smile cuts across her face, one that she tries to hide seconds later. DAVID (nervous) It’s me. Sarah looks uneasy. SARAH (excited) What are you doing here? She tries to fix herself up CUT TO. INT. SARAH’S LIVING ROOM - AFTERNOON Sarah sits on the couch looking nervous as David walks in staring at the pictures on the wall. DAVID You’re married, congratulations. SARAH oh, yeah. To Mark Ford he owns a shoe store in the mall. (CONTINUED)
CONTINUED: 9. David holding a picture of the man, placing it down finding a picture of a young girl in his view. DAVID you have a daughter? Sarah stands up looking anxious, and worried. SARAH No. David looks curious. DAVID Well, she has to be related to you. She looks just like you. SARAH Could you just leave. I’m sorry this was a mistake. I don’t know what’s wrong with me. David turns around confused. DAVID What’s wrong? Were just talking, I didn’t mean to - SARAH Shes yours! Sarah flops down on the couch hand over her mouth, ashamed. David glances to the camera. DAVID What are you saying? David moves to the couch, as tears slowly fall from Sarah’s eyes. DAVID Sarah, what do you mean shes mine. SARAH I told you i was going to get rid of the baby. That my dad was so disappointed, but I couldn’t go through with it. I’m not a cold person. DAVID And you never tell me!? what is this? (CONTINUED)
CONTINUED: 10. David stares to the director, than back to Sarah. SARAH You ran away, David. I wanted to tell you countless times, but you were so eager to get out of Florida. That I figured it was better if you didn’t know. David stands up pacing back and forth. He stops staring to the picture of The girl (11). DAVID Does she know? Does anyone know? SARAH Can you turn the cameras off, please? David gestures for the cameras to go off, but they lower. SARAH No, no one knows. Mark doesn’t even know shes yours. The camera raises as David is sitting next to Sarah. DAVID I,.. I mean, can I see her? SARAH No, David, and i want this edited. I don’t want people. I don’t want her to see this. This would ruin her. DAVID Sarah, It was my greatest mistake in life even letting you consider, getting rid of her. And I regretted it ever since. But I had to leave. SARAH You could of stayed. Now if you all would please, just leave. Sarah stands up gesturing for them to leave her home. DAVID I could contact her you know. Sarah rushes over to David, a firm slap across the face. (CONTINUED)
CONTINUED: 11. SARAH Don’t you dare! I raised her by myself, Mark is her father now and you are just a fading actor. Don’t ever come here again, Please. Sarah backs away hand over her mouth. DAVID At least tell me her name. SARAH Lola, after your grandmother. On David looking sad, just standing there in the living room broken. INT. CAR - AFTERNOON David is in silence, but keeps opening his mouth as if he wants to say something. DIRECTOR If you couldn’t be in actor, where do you think you really would have ended up? DAVID (sadly) With her I think. I just had leave. Life was hard back then. I couldn’t be here. Is that what you want to hear? I had to leave because my family is poison, and if I didn’t get up and disappear I would have been stuck here working at some crappy job, hating who I became. David shakes his head. DAVID Is this documentary real enough for you now? I’m a fading star who thrives on his fans. I have no purpose, and now I have something that’s been mine for years, and i just didn’t know it. And I can’t even have it.
12. INT. KITCHEN - DUSK David is sitting in the kitchen with his hands over his face. KATHY She fell hard when you left. We all did. But, maybe she was protecting you. DAVID I missed a child that was mine. I know i was ignorant, and driven, but she could have told me. I’ve had money all this time. KATHY No. you would have stopped whatever movie you were working on and your career would have went down the drain. She saved you. DAVID I don’t know. I’m going to bed and leaving this place forever tomorrow. David gets up from the table, heading into the living room. He stops suddenly. LOLA (11) is standing at the door with her hands held in front of her. She is smiling through half tears. Both of them just stare at each other for a moment. A beat. Lola runs over to David hugging him. The camera moves around them. DAVID (VO) Ask me again. DIRECTOR What’s the hardest thing about coming home?
13. INT. CAR - NIGHT David is sitting in the car, he is all smiles. DAVID Realizing what you left behind, is what you’ve been looking for this whole time. And the best thing about coming home, everything. David is nothing but smiles as he stares out the window. A happy tune plays. FADE OUT: