Carnival script
Carnival (2017)
Synopsis: A documentary that follows a family owned carnival company as they go on the road for the year.

CLACK! - a knife comes flying and STICKS into the wood -Her

hand grasps the handle.

CLACK! - another blade STABS right under her shoe as she

STEPS on the butt -She

HOISTS herself up - her other hand reaching --

CLACK! - another knife STICKS into a crate - she grabs the

butt -Shiv

keeps throwing knives as she CLIMBS up the pile.

It’s seamless. Fluid. Precise. Knives stab into crates

milliseconds before she reaches for them. Each throw

celebrated with ROARING cheers.

6.

But something seems to be bothering Shiv. As he keeps

throwing, he shoots fleeting glances at the crowd.

Discomfort quickly builds into anger until:

He TURNS and HURLS a knife right at the public!

WE follow it FLY...

The dazzling glint of spotlights on its blade...

It sails towards a blurry crowd of cheering faces...

Towards a smoking OLD WOMAN...

We notice a PICKPOCKET seated behind her... his hand reaching

over towards her purse...

CLACK! - the blade PINS the pickpocket’s sleeve to the back

of her chair -She

whips her head - notices the thief.

PSSS! - burns his face with her cigarette -INSTANT

BRAWL.

INT. BIG TOP’S ENTRANCE TENT - LATER

Number over, Shiv and Ayleen exit the ring.

AYLEEN:

Is it me, or did you do something

nice back in there?

SHIV:

He was distracting me.

AYLEEN:

Oh shut up “Mr. I Hate The World”.

You did do something nice.

(then)

Don’t worry, I won’t tell anyone.

CUT TO:

EXT. THE CARNIVAL - NIGHT

CARS leave the parking lot. The fair’s lights start to die.

7.

EXT. TRAILER AREA - LATER

A beacon of fiery light GLOWS in the surrounding blackness.

A BONFIRE burns, silhouetting shadows dancing to a

mesmerizing gypsy beat.

Townies are gone, drunken carnies have some fun. Ayleen among

them, dancing with MIRAGE (30s) the handsome Illusionist:

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Matías Caruso

Matias Caruso is an Argentinean writer who broke out when “Carnival” made the Black List. more…

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