Thursday, 28 April 2011

An Interview with Magician Tunnok

We are steaming ahead with the script for "Who is Wallace Intrubé? - Part 2", and as it becomes ridiculously long and less feasible to film within the next two months, we complete an exclusive interview with Magician Tunnok, part-time resident of Sabden and expert on the Pendle Witches! Click "read more" to see the interview!

[Interviewer and Tunnok sit down]
Interviewer: Thankyou for agreeing to meet with us, Mr Tunnok.
Tunnok: You're not welcome.
Interviewer: Ok, let's've been a part-time resident in Sabden for how long?
Tunnok: Six years. Fourteen months, thirty five days, 42 hours, 89 minutes and [looks at watch] 14 seconds.....16, 17, 18, 19, 20
Interviewer: Thankyou. And you say you have a record of every witch who has ever lived in the Pendle area for the last 900 years?
Tunnok: I do.
Interviewer: Tell us a bit about them.
Tunnok: I've documented over 200,000 witches, 400 of whom are alive to today; so you've got your Alice Nutter, Dem Dyke, extending all the way back to Roena Ravenclaw, then right up to modern-day witches, so there's Sybill Trelawney, Katrina the Oppressor and Serafina Pekella. Those are the most famous ones, of course.
Interviewer: But how is it that you tell them apart from each other? They are, and I'm sure you'll agree with me, rather uniform in their appearance, are they not?
Tunnok: Oh certainly. They're equally disgusting and horrid. But thank heavens they are, because otherwise I might develop an attraction to some of them.
Interviewer: No doubt. Is there a way, to tell them apart?
Tunnok: There have to look at their powers. Each witch gas a different set of defining magical enchantments to their name, in addition to the spells that everyone has to learn from this book. [Gets out Hogwarts Journal]
Interviewer: That's incredible, may I take a look?
Tunnok: Of course. [Shots of Interviewer turning the book over in their hands, then using a finger to stroke the cover then licking the finger]
Interviewer: am I right in supposing that if you were to look at the powers of those in possession of magic, you could identify the witch who possesses them?
Tunnok: Yes, you can trace the powers back to the witch.
Interviewer: Well we're looking for a witch, who we believe had some of her powers stolen by someone. Have you heard of Wallace Intrubé?
Tunnok: [Dark Music begins, shadow appears across his face.] Oh I've heard of him.{Could show someone holding up something to put a shadow over him “That's not necessary” (music stops) “Sorry”, Interviewer turns back to Tunnok. “You've heard of him?” (music begins again) }The devil's accomplice with a rugged face to boot. Oh we've had some words, Wallace and myself. He certainly left a bitter taste when he stopped by the house of Katrina the Oppressor.
Interviewer: It was Katrina the Oppressor he stole from?
Tunnok: Oh yes. [Looks morbidly aside] Only Katrina could have provided the kind of magic he uses to travel the world. I don't know what else he stole – you'll have to ask her yourself.
Interviewer: How can we find her?
Magician Tunnok: Well, you see the trouble is she's very good at keeping her whereabouts a secret, and on top of that she's incredibly well disguised. But I can tell you where she is for a small fee.
Interviewer: Certainly. [Hands money over]
Magician Tunnok: She's over there. [Camera moves to Katrina in full witch clothing at a nearby table, wearing a huge nametag]
Interviewer: Oh.

Saturday, 23 April 2011

Scripting progress: Section 1 - "Early Years 1993-2004" - is now finished!

And when I say finished, I mean the first version is done, since many alterations and additions will be made as we begin filming it, based on criticisms, difficulties, practicalities and spontaneous ideas which tend to make the whole thing ten times better. I estimate this will be approximately 1/4 of the entire script, which is already looking to be nearly twice as long as the first documentary. Maybe, just maybe, we'll have to split it into two documentaries?

Since almost none of the speaking parts have been assigned to people, I've put 'Person 1', 'Person 2', 'Person 3' and so forth. This DOES NOT MEAN whoever says the line for 'Person 1' in one part automatically "becomes" person 1 for all scenes; this system is just used to determine who says which lines relative to each other within a given scene. I haven't actually included exact scene indicators for all parts, so there may be places where it looks like there are several people in a scene but it is in fact several interviews one after another.

Anyway - here it is, four pages of script on the early years of Wallace.

Saturday, 2 April 2011

An interview with Madam Coyne

Today's update is on the screenplay side - "Who is Wallace Intrubé - Part 2" now runs for approximately 10 minutes, as a rough estimate. Today the interview with Madam Coyne was finished, featuring an in-depth account of her time as the Intrubé's former maid. Enjoy!