Gerald (Short Script)

By Reverie

FADE IN:


 


 


INT. BEDROOM. DAY.


 


 


LINDSEY, 20’s, is sitting at her desk, staring at her computer screen. Banging noises are heard off camera. Lindsey winces and looks behind her as what sounds like a pot drops. She gets up, walks out of frame.


 


 


CUT TO:


 


INT. KITCHEN. SAME.


 


 


Lindsey’s roommate JULIA, 20’s also, is sitting on the floor surrounded by pots and pans and various dishes. Julia’s peering into a cupboard as LINDSEY walks in.


 


 


LINDSEY


Julia.


 


 


Julia doesn’t turn around.


 


 


JULIA


Yeah?


 


 


LINDSEY


What are you doing.


 


 


Julia turns her head slightly, looking up at Lindsey.


 


 


JULIA


You mean with the pots?


 


 


LINDSEY


Yeah, and the pans, and the containers and the whole goddamn kitchen inventory.


 


 


JULIA


I’m looking for my car keys.


 


 


She turns back to the cupboard.


 


 


LINDSEY


In there?


 


 


JULIA


Yeah…s’dark in here, though. Do we have a flashlight or something?


 


 


LINDSEY


Why would your car keys be in a kitchen cupboard? Behind stacks of cookware? Noisy cookware, by the way. I’m trying to write my thesis and it sounds like poltergeists have invaded the kitchen.


 


 


Julia peers over her shoulder.


 


 


JULIA


Oh, am I being too loud?


 


 


Lindsey gives Julia a “ya think?” look.


 


 


JULIA


Oops. Sorry.


 


 


LINDSEY


Why do you think your car keys are in there?


 


 


JULIA


I think Gerald hid them here. I’ve checked everywhere else.


 


 


Lindsey’s eyes widen slightly.


 


 


LINDSEY


Gerald. From the third floor?


 


 


JULIA


Yes.


 


 


LINDSEY


The weird blond guy who arranges the pushpins on the bulletin board in the lobby by colour?


 


 


JULIA


Uh huh.


 


 


LINDSEY


(Concerned, slightly freaked out)


What was he doing in this apartment?


 


 


JULIA


Hiding my car keys.


 


 


LINDSEY


Why?


 


 


JULIA


I mentioned to him in the elevator that I wanted to trade my car in for a newer one.


 


 


LINDSEY


Why on God’s green earth would Gerald care if you wanted to trade in your car?


 


 


JULIA


He likes my car. He says the blue looks pretty under the garage lighting.


 


 


LINDSEY


OK ew, first of all, that’s just massively wrong, and secondly, how the hell did he get IN here?


 


 


Julia looks sheepishly at the dishes beside her.


 


 


JULIA


I may have let him in.


 


 


LINDSEY


WHY?


 


 


JULIA


He’s kinda cute and –


 


 


Lindsey throws her hands up.


 


 


LINDSEY


OK, I’m done. Officially weirded out. Dancing penguins in the bathtub would make more sense at this point.


 


 


She marches out of the kitchen.


 


 


JULIA


(Calling)


Are you mad?


 


 


LINDSEY


(Calling back)


How did he even hide your car keys?


 


 


JULIA


I may have given them to him and then left the room…


 


 


LINDSEY


(Groaning)


Whyyy…


 


 


JULIA


He asked if he could be alone with them for a minute! He’s a really sensitive guy. I think it’s great that a man shows such emotion…


 


 


LINDSEY


If I ever come out of my room again, I don’t want to see cookware all over the floor and I really don’t want to hear about Creepo and his moment alone with your keys.


 


 


JULIA


Gerald’s a fascinating person, though! Very thoughtful!


 


 


LINDSEY


(Calling)


Not listening!


 


 


We hear her door slam. Julia shrugs, goes back to looking in the cupboard.


 


 


FADE OUT…


 


~


The text fomatting isn't behaving itself. the dialog should be in the middle. -_-

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Gerald (Short Script)

Created: May 28, 2011

Tags: screenplay script, dishes, screenplays, short script, screenplay short, scriptwriting, scripts, pots and pans, short film script

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