Kat's Screenplay

Ext. Hair Salon –Day
We open with an eagle view shot of a busy city slowly focusing to one hair salon. S.H. Lady walks out Cut. A front shot of the hair salon with S.H. Lady walking out. Cut.

S.H. Lady (V.O)
In order to maintain justice in this world, there are a lot of consequences. Luckily, the rules are simple. There are only two kinds of people in this world, good and bad. Punishment is the only way to convert a bad person into a good person. A good person is entitled to punish the bad person.

Camera zooms in from lower body to upper body of S.H. Lady walking further out of the salon. S.H. Lady looks satisfied with new haircut. Camera take on her masculine purse, and her reaching for a mirror. Cut. Looking at her hair through a mirror. Cut. Over shoulder angle, sees herself in the mirror.

S.H. Lady (V.O)
There is no room for vagueness, everything has to be clear. Perfect; not too short for people to think I am a man, not too long to cause inconvenience.

Camera angle zoom out from the front view, S.H. Lady puts mirror back in purse, turns and walk down the street. Cut. Camera zoom up to upper body side as she walks. Cut

S.H. Lady (V.O)
A beautiful Sunday, even though there is no work, it is my personal duty to be a good person on this day. I wonder how father is doing.

Ext. Street – Day

Camera take of her from the back full body as she turns in a corner of a street. Cut. Extreme close-up on face looking at which floor to press. Cut. Camera take of her finger on 3rd floor. ‘Buzz’. Cut. Camera on waiting face for 3 seconds. Cut. Camera on finger. ‘Buzz, Buzz’ again. Shot of her side view.

Father
WHO IS IT?!?!?!?! (annoyed and angry)

S.H. Lady
Good Morning Father, it’s your daughter.

Father
Don’t press the damn thing 3 times!! Such impatience resembles a bad person. Come in!! (shouted)

Int. House - Day

Camera cut on door opening. Shot of S.H. Lady from the back closing the door. Cut. Shot of S.H. Lady from the inside of the apartment, taking off her shoes and lining them neatly to the side. Shot of the apartment from S.H. Lady eyesight, scanning from left to right. while father goes off sight of camera as his voice shouts. (Very neat and simple apartment, with all the furniture that is needed and nothing more.)

Father
There is no justice in this neighborhood. Uncorrected kids messing around all the time. Loud partying and talking at, can you believe it, 8 at night. If there is no rule, society does not work. It would be absolutely unfair for the good to withstand the bad.

Father walks insight of camera, hands S.H. Lady a cup of hot water. As they sit down in the couch. Shot of Father and S.H. Lady from father’s point of view. (Over the shoulder shot)

Father
I had to use this (shot of crutches). To knock upstairs three times for them to stop. If you don’t fight back, they will never stop. Where is the justice? This society is in real need of people like us.

S.H. Lady
Yes, I agree.

Shot of S.H. Lady nodding and her eye view of father.

Father
You and your brother were bad kids as well. You guys are fortunate that I corrected the two of you while you were still young. If there was no punishment, you would have never learned to become a decent person.

Flashback: Int. Kitchen – Night. Father pushing S.H. Lady’s brother on the neck in the kitchen sink. Shot of father’s gripping hand on the back of brother’s neck. Cut. Shot of brother struggles vigorously as he was being drowned. Shot of S.H. Lady watching and crying. Father lets him out of the water. “Yes, I took the money!” Brother exclaims and gasp for air.

Extreme close up of S.H. Lady, with sad eyes but immediately energized and ready to work eyes.

S.H. Lady
Yes, you are correct Father.

Camera back on Father talking from S.H. Lady’s point of view.

Father
Do you remember the time your brother lied about stealing money? If I have trusted him, God knows what kind of human being he would be now.

Sit in silence of understanding. Shot of extreme close up of S.H. Lady’s eyes spotting on water. Cut. Hand on water. Zoom out on both characters. Both sips on water. Shot of extreme close up of Father looking at S.H. Lady for the first time right after a sip from cup. Cut. Shot of S.H. Lady putting down cup with hair sliding forward.

Father
Oh! I see you got a haircut! Looks very… functional! Looks like you are ready to work!

S.H. Lady touches hair and cracks a smile.

Father
I never get those ladies with long hair; they can never get anything done!
Shot of Father mimicking girls with long hair.

S.H. Lady
Yes Father, I agree. I will be in charge of the biggest case in my life tomorrow. I will be working as the head of the Homeland Security.

Father
Ah! Those terrorists, or even potential terrorists. (Sigh). Don't even negotiate with them. Remember, there are only two kinds of people, the good and the bad. The only way for the bad to become good is by means of punishment. The only mission for the good is to correct the bad.

S.H. Lady
Yes, sir! That is exactly what I intend to do.
Shot of father softening eyes.

Father
Daughter, even you have been bad at points in your life, it is me who had corrected you at the right moment, and look at how decent you are now. You should carry on the mission to correct those bad people, like how I have corrected you. You are the most suitable citizen to protect this country. You will bring peace and safety to all our lives.

Shot of S.H. Lady nodding with a hint of mission and sadness in her eyes.

S.H. Lady
If it is for the greater good, I will do all I can to help and to correct the bad.

Father
Great! Some justice at last.

S.H. Lady stands up as she helps her father get up. Father salutes her. S.H. Lady stands upright and salutes back. Father nodded with confidence and S.H. Lady smiles.

Father
If your mother was still alive, she will be so proud of you, as I am now.

Ext – Street – Late afternoon
S.H. Lady walks out upright and firmly. Takes the mirror out to admire her new hair again. Feels an urge of readiness to work. Breath in and out. Puts mirror in and walks home. Cue/Music and closing credits.

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