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.

BEGIN ACT ONE:

OVER BLACK:

PO (V.O.)

Every Human Being has a destiny.

FADE IN:

EXT. STREET - DAY

A young man is walking down the street, with a backpack on

his back, torn up shoes, and a look that says he could get

through anything. This is PO (18).

PO (V.O.)

And no matter what anyone tells

you, it can't be taken away.

INT. PO'S BEDROOM - DAY - ANOTHER TIME

Po sits in his small bedroom. There are no beds, simply two

mattresses sitting on the ground. A few movie posters

decorate the wall, and a dresser which is presumably full of

clothes stands in the corner. Po sits on his mattress,

holding a small boy who we'll come to know as Po's Brother;

DAVID (5). They both appear frightened. Po has his hands over

David's ears protecting him from the torment that can be

heard outside Po's bedroom door. Domestic abuse.

PO (V.O.)

But that doesn't mean that a

destiny can't be shared with

another destiny.

INT. BALLROOM - DAY - FANTASY

Po dances with a girl in a beautiful Ball Room. Po is at the

happiest point in his life. We don't get a good look at the

face of the girl Po is dancing with.

The music is classic ballroom music. In good timing with the

music, Po dips the girl. He smiles. This is the perfect

picture of a shared destiny.

OVER BLACK:

(MORE)

*

**

YELLOW 05/24/2017 2.

CONTINUED:

PO (V.O.)

But that doesn't make it easy.

INT. PO'S LIVING ROOM - DAY

Po opens the front door to his house, and walks inside. This

is the living room; small, one coffee table in front of two

couches that should have been replaced years ago. A small TV

at the front of the room. The walls are painted white, made

ugly by the scuff marks all over all four walls. There are no

decorations.

Po lays his bag against the wall near the door, then walks

over and sits on the couch closest to the door.

Po pulls something out of his pocket; a REPORT CARD. He

smiles at it.

Almost as if on que, his MOM (who we'll know as Mary) yells

to him.

MARY (O.S.)

Po! Come here, and bring your

report card!

Po gets off of the couch, and walks toward the door to the

basement.

INT. PO'S BASEMENT - DAY - CONTINUOUS

The door to the basement swings open and Po walks down the

stairs.

The basement is also small, and unfinished. Everything is on

shelves, so compact that it looks like none of these things

have been used in a while.

Po sees his mother, MARY (45) near the back wall. She is

attempting to get the washer machine running. She has already

put duck-tape over the lid, and due to the two large rolls of

it on the nearby shelf, it seems that that is a necessity

when it comes to using the washer. She sighs.

MARY:

PO!!!

Po jumps.

(MORE)

3.

CONTINUED:

PO:

Jesus. I'm right here.

She turns around to see him. That's when we see that Mary has

bruises on her skin, but she does her best to hide them with

make-up. She smiles at Po. Looks down at the report card in

his hand.

MARY:

Let me see that.

Po hands it to her. Her smile drops, expecting the worst. We

get the sensation he doesn't usually do very well.

After Mary looks at it for a second, Po smiles. Mary looks up

at him.

MARY (CONT’D)

You didn't fail anything!

PO:

Yeah... Apparently, when I study, I

get "B"s.

Mary smiles, handing the report card back to Po.

MARY:

I got a call from the school today.

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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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