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...
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...runs from the lounge and...
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...through to the side door in the kitchen, avoiding any obstacles along the way.
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He presses his face against the letter box waiting for the package to be pushed through.
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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.
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He lightly clears his throat before proceeding to move slowly towards her reading the note.
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SAM is being helped by his MOTHER as he does his homework. SAM (VO): "For helping me with my homework..."
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SAM leans next to a window as his MOTHER reads to him. SAM (VO): "...and reading me stories..."
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The MOTHER plays with small football action figures and a tiny football alongside SAM. SAM (VO): "...and playing with me."
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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.
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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.
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A thought has popped into her head. She smiles wryly.
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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.’