THE SCREEN IS BLACK.
We hear the sounds of gentle waves.
13th of July, 4:
50 pm. I’m sorry...
I know that means!little at this
point, but I am. I tried, I think
you!would all!agree that I tried.
To be true, to be strong, to be
kind, to love, to be right. But I
wasn’t. And I know you knew this.
In each of your ways. And I am
sorry. All is lost here... except
for soul and body... that is,
what’s left of them... and a halfday’s
It’s inexcusable really, I know
that now. How it could have taken
this long to admit that I’m not
sure... but it did. I fought ‘til
the end, I’m not sure what that is
worth, but know that I did. I!have
always hoped for more for you
all...!I will miss you.!I’m sorry.!
The sound of water peacefully running against the bow (front)
of a boat.
TITLE CARD #1 (over black): ALL IS LOST
TITLE CARD #2 (over black): EIGHT DAYS EARLIER
TITLE CARD #3 (over black): ACT ONE (Man vs. Man)
INT. BOW SLEEPING BERTH OF A 39 FT SAILBOAT - DAWN
OUR MAN is sound asleep as the boat moves up and down through
the small waves that we can hear through the hull of the
A terrible crunching and ripping noise echoes through the
small space. OUR MAN immediately opens his eyes to the sound
of rushing water.
OUR MAN jumps out of the berth and as his feet hit the ground
they land in several inches of water inside the cabin of the
He jumps up. As he looks down several small white knock-off
Keds kids sneakers are floating in the water.
OUR MAN rushes towards the back of the boat, as he enters the
main cabin he sees a four foot long gash in the side of the
There is water pouring into the cabin from the bottom of the
The gash is located right at the navigation table of the boat
where all the electronics are located. The water is pouring
in around and through the electronics including the GPS,
RADAR, RADIO, and SATELLITE PHONE.
OUR MAN jumps through the rushing water and climbs up the
steps to the cockpit of the boat.
EXT. COCKPIT OF THE BOAT - MORNING
Through the early morning light he now sees what has
A massive shipping container that had fallen off a cargo ship
is almost completely submerged in the water and is now stuck
to the boat through the gash in the side of the boat.
Thousands of the white shoes are floating in the water and
emptying from a hole in the container.
OUR MAN jumps into action.
The boat is heeling (being pushed at an angle due to the
pressure on the sails) towards the side of the boat that the
gash is on allowing the water to flow into the boat.
But first he must get the container unhooked from the gash as
it will sink the boat very soon unless he intervenes. He
pushes against it with his feet, kicking. Nothing. Gets out a
boat hook and tries to use that as a lever. Nothing. Tries
kicking and pushing again. Nothing.
The water continues to pour into the boat.
So he turns and opens a storage locker under the cockpit
seats and pulls out a long line (rope).
He jumps down onto the half sunk container, lashes a line
around one end. Slips several times almost falling into the
He can now really see that the container is totally lodged in
He jumps back onto the boat and heads down the stairs into
the cabin that is now filled with several feet of water. The
white kids shoes are everywhere.
He wades through the water to a front storage locker. He
opens it and pulls out a large case that has LIFERAFT written
in red letters on it. But instead of taking the case upstairs
he opens the case and lifts the raft up and grabs a yellow
looking sack that is stored behind the raft.