1 EXT. FIELD - EARLY MORNING 1
A LARGE OAK TREE in the early morning sun, moves slightly in
2 EXT. TOWN - EARLY MORNING 2
A lone figure, BILLY FARRELL (35), staggers drunkenly across
the SQUARE OF A PROVINCIAL TOWN. He is lost in his own world,
his eyes squinting against the rising sun. He is bleeding
from a cut to his forehead.
We HEAR CHURCH BELLS in the distance.
Billy LOOKS towards 'THE COPPER BEECH' NIGHTCLUB as he passes
3 EXT. CANAL BANK - EARLY MORNING 3
Billy's eyes dart to:
The TERMINUS of the grand canal.
A FEW BOATS tied up.
An EMPTY LIFE BUOY STAND.
Billy continues to shamble along, mumbling to himself.
Nothin' ever hard about me. Nothin'
Billy reaches a BENCH and slumps down onto it, out of frame.
4 INT. FARRELL HOUSE/BEDROOM - EARLY MORNING 4
Billy drops to his knees in the room. He looks to the
His wife, BREDA FARRELL (33), and his two very upset looking
children, EDEL (9) and JAMES (8), as they turn to leave the
Billy closes his eyes to fight back the tears, and wipes a
trickle of blood from the cut on his forehead. He opens his
e yes and looks up at something above him.
A PAINTING of a bright sunny sky and field of long grass.
The main focus is a LARGE TREE and a GROUP OF MALE PEASANTS
gathered around it who look like something out of the
EDEN - Shooting Script - 18 JUNE 2007 2.
We PULL BACK from the painting to REVEAL
BILLY, STARING up at it.
We CONTINUE TO MOVE over Billy's head and across the
bedspread as we...
5 EXT. FIELD - DAY 5
A field of long grass.
We SLOWLY TILT UP to reveal the LARGE OAK TREE, moving
slightly in the breeze.
Makin' me sick... All this in
me.... Want to see her...
A GROUP OF MALE PEASANTS sit resting in the shade of the
tree. As we MOVE CLOSER we TILT up to the sky.
BILLY (O.S.) (CONT'D)
So I can tell her...
ONE WEEK EARLIER.
6 EXT. SKY LINE/TELEGRAPH POLE - DAY 6
We MOVE across the sky to reveal Billy, dressed in BLUE
'EIRCOM' OVERALLS, sitting on top of a TELEGRAPH POLE. He is
completely lost in thought, staring out at the wide expansive
bogland around him.
He suddenly snaps out of it and goes back to his work of
connecting two wires. He puts the TELEPHONE RECEIVER he's
holding up to his ear. After a moment we HEAR the MUFFLED
SOUNDS OF A MAN AND WOMAN TALKING.
WOMAN'S VOICE (O.S.)
(over the phone)
Listen to me, there was two of us
MAN'S VOICE (O.S.)
(over the phone)
See ye tonight?
They make KISSING NOISES to each other and hang up.
Billy smiles to himself and goes back to his reverie.
EDEN - Shooting Script - 18 JUNE 2007 3.
7 EXT. BOG - EVENING 7
Billy throws his TOOL BAG into the back of the VAN and takes
out a LARGE BOTTLE OF WATER and pours it over his head to
cool himself down. He then brushes back his wet hair with a
COMB. He removes his work overalls and reaches for a BEN
SHERMAN SHIRT from the back of the van and puts it on.
8 EXT. BOG - EVENING 8
The VAN leaves a trail of dust behind as it speeds back
t owards a town in the distance.
9 EXT. GOLF CLUB - NIGHT 9
A fine, new looking CLUB HOUSE surrounded by CARS. Billy
walks in with TONY TYRELL (40-ish) who wears a SMART JACKET