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.

He smiles.

PO (CONT’D)

Alright, it's time for you to go to

bed.

DAVID:

(sadly)

I know. Mom already made me brush

my teeth.

PO:

Well then, I guess it's time for

you to sleep, then.

He smiles.

DAVID:

Will you read me a story first?

Please?

(MORE)

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YELLOW 05/24/2017 6.

CONTINUED:
(2)

Po smiles.

PO:

Sure. Go get one.

David goes and gets a big cardboard book, from the corner of

his room. There are only two books; the one David picks has a

dinosaur on it.

David sits down next to Po, and hands him the book. Po looks

at the cover.

PO (CONT’D)

(reading)

The furry dinosaur.

Po raises his eyebrows. He turns the page.

PO (CONT’D)

(reading)

Venny is a dinosaur.

He turns the page.

PO (CONT’D)

(reading)

Venny is furry.

He turns the page.

PO (CONT’D)

(reading)

Venny is a furry dinosaur.

He turns the page.

PO (CONT’D)

(reading)

Venny doesn't fit in.

He turns the page.

PO (CONT’D)

(reading)

The other dinosaurs don't have fur.

He turns the page.

(MORE)

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YELLOW 05/24/2017 7.

CONTINUED:
(3)

PO (CONT’D)

(reading)

It is what it is.

He closes the book. He rolls his eyes.

PO (CONT’D)

That was inspiring.

DAVID:

Yeah.

Po looks to him, smiling.

David smiles back, and lays down.

Po gets up, closes his bedroom door, and locks it.

INT. PO'S LIVING ROOM - MORNING

Po walks into his living room, ready for school. He picks his

bag up off the ground. There is a note on it.

Po - I took David to school early. I'll see you later. - Mom

Po crumples up the note and puts it in his pocket. He walks

to the kitchen.

INT. PO'S KITCHEN - MORNING - CONTINUOUS

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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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