Alone In My Room: Miles Away

Alone In My Room: Miles Away
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  • Opening Shot (Shot 3 When Filming)
  • Establishing Shot (aka Shot 1)
  • Shot 2
  • Shot 7
  • Shot 4
  • Shot 5
  • Dear Mija, I hope you're doing well and taking care of yourself in America. We miss you dearly
  • The warm rays of afternoon sunlight peek through the blinds of a bedroom window. The room is quiet except for the call of birds outside the window and the rustling of paper.
  • Shot 8
  • The rays illuminate the immaculately made bed of LOLA SUAREZ (18-25) as she sits surrounded by postcards.  A menagerie of memories, of places she's gone and places she wishes to see
  • Shot 9
  • We hope to see you soon. Te Quiero
  • Reaching into the box at her side, she pulls out another card.
  • Shot 10
  • A picture of schoolchildren dressed in white and red school uniforms. Bright smiles on their faces. 
  • Shot 11
  • Turning the card over, she begins to read.
  • Shot 12 (Match Cut of Photo)
  • Dear Mija, I hope you're doing well and taking care of yourself in America. We miss you dearly....
  • Shot 13
  • The smile on her face fades as the words begin to blur. Her eyes fill with tears. She keeps reading, only a few words stand out now.  <!-- /* Font Definitions */ @font-face {font-family:"Cambria Math"; panose-1:2 4 5 3 5 4 6 3 2 4; mso-font-charset:0; mso-generic-font-family:roman; mso-font-pitch:variable; mso-font-signature:3 0 0 0 1 0;} @font-face {font-family:Calibri; panose-1:2 15 5 2 2 2 4 3 2 4; mso-font-charset:0; mso-generic-font-family:swiss; mso-font-pitch:variable; mso-font-signature:-536859905 -1073732485 9 0 511 0;} /* Style Definitions */ p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal {mso-style-unhide:no; mso-style-qformat:yes; mso-style-parent:""; margin:0in; margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:12.0pt; font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif; mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-fareast-font-family:Calibri; mso-fareast-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-bidi-theme-font:minor-bidi;} .MsoChpDefault {mso-style-type:export-only; mso-default-props:yes; font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif; mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-fareast-font-family:Calibri; mso-fareast-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-bidi-theme-font:minor-bidi;} @page WordSection1 {size:8.5in 11.0in; margin:1.0in 1.0in 1.0in 1.0in; mso-header-margin:.5in; mso-footer-margin:.5in; mso-paper-source:0;} div.WordSection1 {page:WordSection1;} -->
  • "We hope to see you soon. Te Quiero…” <!-- /* Font Definitions */ @font-face {font-family:"Cambria Math"; panose-1:2 4 5 3 5 4 6 3 2 4; mso-font-charset:0; mso-generic-font-family:roman; mso-font-pitch:variable; mso-font-signature:3 0 0 0 1 0;} @font-face {font-family:Calibri; panose-1:2 15 5 2 2 2 4 3 2 4; mso-font-charset:0; mso-generic-font-family:swiss; mso-font-pitch:variable; mso-font-signature:-536859905 -1073732485 9 0 511 0;} /* Style Definitions */ p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal {mso-style-unhide:no; mso-style-qformat:yes; mso-style-parent:""; margin:0in; margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:12.0pt; font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif; mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-fareast-font-family:Calibri; mso-fareast-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-bidi-theme-font:minor-bidi;} .MsoChpDefault {mso-style-type:export-only; mso-default-props:yes; font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif; mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-fareast-font-family:Calibri; mso-fareast-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-bidi-theme-font:minor-bidi;} @page WordSection1 {size:8.5in 11.0in; margin:1.0in 1.0in 1.0in 1.0in; mso-header-margin:.5in; mso-footer-margin:.5in; mso-paper-source:0;} div.WordSection1 {page:WordSection1;} -->
  • Consumed with what she is reading, she jumps at the ping of the cellphone on her nightstand. The sound pulling her back to reality.
  • "cellphone chimes"
  • Reaching for the phone
  • her hand passes a photograph. A group of people with her eyes, her hair, and her skin. They smile back at her. Her family, happy and content
  • she quickly picks up the phone and reads the message. 
  • Shot 14
  • Have a safe flight Mija! Te amamos mucho
  • Mom
  • Shot 15
  • Shot 16
  • Shot 17
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  • Have a safe flight Mija! Te amamos mucho!"
  • She climbs off the bed. Clutching the postcard, she walks across the room to a small suitcase and purse. sma
  • grasping the cool handle of the suitcase, she hoists the purse on her shoulder and walks to the bedroom door.
  • She exits
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