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


I’m afraid I got some bad news for

you. My bro isn’t feeling too well.

Cheers dwindle into silence.


So he ain’t doing any throwing


Silence turns into antsy murmurs.


Instead you’ll see a dancing number

or some shit.

Antsy murmurs build to angry BOOS.


Yeah I know, it sucks donkey balls.

But look at the bright side... I’m

just fucking with ya!!!

Enter Shiv as he pulls his hood back up - all SPOTLIGHTS on

him - CHEERS! - the public gives him a rockstar welcome.


Damn right he’s throwing!

(dramatic voice)

And heee’s... in a baaaad...


A light DAZZLES Shiv - he whips out a KNIFE and HURLS it

towards the SPOTLIGHT bothering him -

CRASH! - problem solved.


See?! That’s what I’m talking


The crowd ROARS in celebration.


Ayleen SPINS, strapped to a spinning wheel. Holds an ORCHID

between her teeth.


Twenty meters away from her, Shiv readies a knife, its sharp

edge GLINTING like a deadly weapon, not a circus prop.

ACROBATS enter the stage, combining dance techniques with

cartwheels, flip-flops, handwalking, and other moves -

Doing their performance right between Shiv and his target.

He zeroes in on the flower stem, takes aim... despite the

dancing sea of flesh that now stands in his way...

Crowd goes SILENT. Is he nuts?

He is. He THROWS -His

KNIFE flies with a razored whistle...

Whizzing OVER an acrobat’s head...

Flying right BETWEEN a handwalker’s legs...

Jockeying through a web of limbs and flesh until...

CLACK! - the knife CHOPS OFF the tip of Ayleen’s orchid!



Ayleen now stands before a 20-foot tall pile of WOODEN


She JUMPS - hand reaching up - like a climber trying to find

a crevice to hold on to -

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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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