Not on the High Street

Not on the High Street

Storyboard Description

Commercial Storyboard

Storyboard Text

  • CU - Setup 1
  • LS - Setup 2
  • OVER SHOULDER WS - Setup 3
  • XCU - Setup 4
  • A POSTMAN approaches the McCallister’s house with a small package in hand, passing SAM, 6 years old, pressing his face against the inside of the window in anticipation of the delivery. SAM leaves the window in excitement and...
  • POV - Setup 5
  • ...runs from the lounge and...
  • MS (Low Angle) - - Setup 6
  • ...through to the side door in the kitchen, avoiding any obstacles along the way.
  • LS - Setup 7
  • He presses his face against the letter box waiting for the package to be pushed through.
  • MS > MCU (Low Angle) - Setup 6
  • The Postman turns the corner and posts the gift.
  • One of the obstacles that he avoided along his journey through the kitchen was his MOTHER, mid30’s, ironing a large bed sheet. She's curious by his excitement.
  • SAM turns towards her with the package in hand. His head is down, fully focused on removing a handwritten note from his pocket whilst keeping hold of the gift.
  • SAM's MOTHER's hopes are piqued.
  • MCU - Setup 8
  • TWO SHOT - Setup 9
  • FLASHBACK
  • MCU TWO SHOT - Setup 10
  • FLASHBACK
  • CU - Setup 11
  • He lightly clears his throat before proceeding to move slowly towards her reading the note.
  • MCU > CU - Setup 8
  • SAM is being helped by his MOTHER as he does his homework. SAM (VO): "For helping me with my homework..."
  • MCU > CU - Setup 6
  • SAM leans next to a window as his MOTHER reads to him. SAM (VO): "...and reading me stories..."
  • CU - Setup 8
  • The MOTHER plays with small football action figures and a tiny football alongside SAM. SAM (VO): "...and playing with me."
  • MS (Slight High Angle) - Setup 12
  • FLASHBACK
  • SAM: "I just wanted to say..."
  • His MOTHER begins to well up, proudly taking in her Son’s words. SAM: "I just wanted to say..." She wipes clear a loose tear.
  • SAM (cont'd): "...thank you, Dad."
  • He's happy with these words and dashes off to the lounge. SAM's MOTHER immediately stops welling up. She's now annoyed.
  • LS - Setup 2
  • MS - Setup 2
  • WIDE TWO SHOT - Setup 13
  • WIDE TWO SHOT - Setup 13
  • She peers around the doorway to see SAM present the gift to her football watching husband (SAM’s FATHER, late30’s). They embrace with enthusiasm.
  • CU - Setup 14
  • A thought has popped into her head. She smiles wryly.
  • Cont... Setup 14
  • SAM and his FATHER are now sat on the couch half watching football. The FATHER attempts to open the package.
  • Within moments a large sheet is tossed over them from the doorway. They freeze.
  • A personalized wine glass (’Tonight’s forecast in Ellen’s house, 99% chance of wine’) sits on a kitchen work surface before being picked up by the MOTHER.
  • 
  • Tonight's Forecast Wine...
  • Tagline: ’Everyone deserves a thoughtful gift. ...Especially you.’
  • LOGO
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  • THE END
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