Lying Giant

Synopsis: A Rancher's daughter struggling to hold her family together in the wake of her mother's suicide, falls in love with a newcomer to their mountain town - a prevaricator of tall tales, only to have his mysterious past put her family in danger.
Asking price: > $100,000
Genre: Drama, Mystery
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FADE IN:

EXT. RENNER RANCH. DAY.

Two boys lean on a wooden fence. Brown hair and button noses. They could be brothers.

JACK, 11, Texan accent, raised on a farm and tough as nails.

STEFAN, 9, New York accent, city kid, out of his element.

JACK:

Should I ride him?

Stefan frowns.

STEFAN:

He's a pig.

JACK:

Yeah, but he's a fierce pig.

On the other side of the fence, a massive pig rolls in mud.

STEFAN:

He doesn't look that mean.

Jack sniffs.

JACK:

Go on then, cousin.

STEFAN:

I'm not goin' in there.

JACK:

Coward. Watch it.

Jack climbs atop the wooden fence, walks along, and hops

into the pen.

JACK (cont'd)

Here piggy wiggly. Come and get me,

you fat fuckin' turd.

The pig gets to its feet. Jack faces off.

Stefan watches with stifled breath.

JACK (cont'd)

I'm gonna wait till pa's sleeping,

then I'll take my jack blade and tear

strips off yeh for B.L.T.'s.

The pig charges Jack. Jack moves swiftly out of the way and

punts the pig. He climbs atop the fence and whistles.

STEFAN:

You didn't ride him.

JACK:

Nah. The sausage is covered in shit.

STEFAN:

You should be careful what you say.

JACK:

How's that?

STEFAN:

Well, they say pigs are smarter than

dogs...and I've seen dogs understand

more English than people.

Jack snickers.

JACK:

Do you think that pig understands

what I'm saying?

STEFAN:

Could be.

JACK:

If he understood English, he wouldn't

be rolling in shit - but he's just a

stinky pink turd. I wouldn't eat him

if he was fried in maple syrup.

The agitated pig suddenly rushes the fence. The movement

startles Jack. He loses his footing and falls into the pen,

cracking his head along the way.

Heroically Stefan snatches a rock from the ground and hops into the pen, putting himself between the pig and Jack.

The pig snorts and loses interest.

Blood mats Jack's hair.

STEFAN:

(into the distance)

MR. RENNER!

Jack groans.

JACK:

Piggly wiggly...fuckin' shit. We'll

get those B.L.T.'S tomorrow, Stef.

The pig rolls happily in the mud.

EXT. BAUNNER RANCH. DAY.

Dawn and dewy farm fields. Water droplets in the fields

sparkle in the sun like diamonds.

BETHLY (V.O.)

There's a moment in the mornings,

after a cool, wet night, just before

the sun pulls the dew from our

fields - when there are diamonds

everywhere.

In the distance, the sun peaks over tall mountains.

EXT. FOREST ROAD. NIGHT.

An empty road with thick trees on either side. A beautiful

owl sits in one, hooting.

BETHLY (V.O.)

Of course, it's only a beautiful

lie...

EXT. LEEFORD BANK PARKING LOT. DAY.

Wally, an overweight and pathetic looking man in his 50's,

stares into his car trunk.

BETHLY (V.O.)

No more real than finding the toe of

a rainbow, or a waterfall in the

middle of a desert...

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David Lee Junker

David Lee Junker is a 33-year-old screenwriter who grew up in podunk Alberta towns. He currently lives in Vancouver, BC. 

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