Tapping script
Tapping (2017)
Synopsis: Eighteen year-old Po Black lives with an abusive father. After years of this treatment, Po meets Avery, an aspiring dancer. She encourages him to push back against his father. But it has his consequences. Po struggles to remain by Avery's side as his family is torn apart.

PO:

Crap. I swear to God, it wasn't me.

Mary gives him a strange look.

MARY:

We'll talk about that later. The

school called me to tell me that

you guys are being let out early

tomorrow to prepare for the school

dance at Seven.

Po nods slightly. Mary grins.

MARY (CONT’D)

Did you know about this?

Po sighs.

PO:

Yep.

(MORE)

4.

CONTINUED:
(2)

MARY:

And you didn't say anything?!

PO:

I don't wanna go.

MARY:

Po, you're eighteen years old. It's

time you start looking for a wife.

Po laughs.

PO:

Why?

MARY:

To give me grandchildren!

She slaps him lightly on the side of the head.

PO:

I'm glad you're fine with me having

children before finishing high

school, but I'm not ready for that.

Or a wife.

He smiles. Mary's smile fades.

MARY:

(quietly)

When you find one, treat her well.

Po hugs his mother.

PO:

I love you, Mom.

INT. PO'S BEDROOM - NIGHT - LATER

A clock dings, signaling seven O'Clock.

Po's brother, David (as seen in the beginning), runs through

the room. He shouts things in childlike glee, never happier.

Po barges into the room, grinning. He picks up David, who

squeals.

PO:

David!

(MORE)

5.

CONTINUED:

He runs around the room, with David in his arms. David

pretends to fly like he's Superman.

Po sets David down on a mattress, and Po sits on the other

one.

PO (CONT’D)

Good day?

DAVID:

Yes.

PO:

What'd you do?

DAVID:

We talked about what we want to do

when we grow up. What'd you do at

school?

PO:

We talked about Einstein's "Theory

of Relativity".

DAVID:

What's that?

PO:

I have no idea.

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Jackson Gary

My name is Jackson, I'm a filmmaker from Atlanta. I've been making short films since I was seven, and have been writing features for the last year. I love all aspects of film production. more…

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