Up on the Roof

Synopsis: A troubled young boy finds his rooftop escape jeopardised by the girl he pines for.
Genre: Drama, Short
Director(s): Nour Wazzi
  2 wins & 1 nomination.
17 min



- You alright?

- Yeah...

Is this is it then?


- Marcus listen for a minute.

- It's alright isn't it? It's almost new.

What is it?

What do you mean what is it?

I mean what are you going to do with it?

Have it for dinner maybe?

Oh... ermm...

Trish... You know... that's blood...


That's blood Trish...


Yeah um... I was just going to ask you...

If you had any money?

Like for pads?

- Pads?

- Yeah. You know... pads?

I... uhh... I haven't got any money.

Well has your mum got pads?


Well at least let me lie down

or something?

Well don't just stand there.

Come lie down with me.

- Marcus?

- Yeah?

Have you ever had a girlfriend?

Of course I have, course I have.

She uhh... she was a secret.

Oh. What happened to her?

Had to dump her. She was too much...

I didn't dump her, dump her. You know...

You see... she was...

It's a long story...


Something happen between you and Darren?

Are you hungry?

Are you?

Yeah. I think so?

Yeah, me too.

Oh! I.. I'll go and get us something.

- Marcus...

- Yeah?

What if you see Darren?

And? So, what if I do?


It's just...

I mentioned your name ages ago...

And I can't even remember why, but...

He got all funny and...

- And?

- He said...

He's going to beat you to the ground.

Beat me to the ground?

He will never, ever beat me to the ground.


Darren! Darren!

Is that you Mark? Mark...

Yeah grandad?

I thought it might've been...

...well you know.

Turn off the heat will you?

It's cold in here.

All right then! See you later.

Where you've been all week?


Out? Out he says.

What's that for?

It's that Trisha again ain't it?

That why that Darren is outside,

waiting for you?

Are you chasing her again Marcus?

No I'm not...

Don't shout at me!

You want him to knock you out silly,

is that it?

Is that what you want?

You never learn, do you boy?

(Phone rings )

Don't bother, Marcus.

Don't bother... don't bother!



Hello... mum?

Yo, Marcus, what's going on?

Been around.

Still around? You still on the roof?


I thought we finished with that ages ago?

You seen Darren?

How about, Trish? Huh?

I gotta go.

Look at that old train track over there...

I can't even see it anymore.

I wonder how far it goes.

Who cares, it's been like that for ages.

Yeah but still... it must go somewhere.

Maybe somewhere nice?

Let's go see where it goes.

Well you can't stay up here forever.

I think we should eat.

What took you so long anyway?

No one 'beat me to the ground'

if that's what you're wondering.

And no one knocked me out silly either.

I'll have to go in a minute.

What about this?

I'm not hungry.

- Well that was a waste of time.

- Just f*** off Marcus!

Marcus seriously though...

You can't keep staying up here.

Bet you can't guess which bird I am!

What the f*** are you doing!

Was that him?

Let's talk about something else.

I wanna dance...

- You wanna dance?

- I wanna dance.

It's just something that I've

always really wanted to learn and...

...one day I'll get there.

You can come watch me. Doing my thing..

I will.

You know it'll be kinda cool and...

I just...

It sounds weird but it's just like

I'm free...

...to do whatever I want

why don't you show me instead of talking?

This sort of little... turn thing,

go around in circles.

And both their arms are going together.

- Come on. Let me show you.

- Nah. Nah I can't dance.

- Come on man.

- I can't dance.

Come on it's this way!

- Are you sure she's up there?

- Of course. Where else would she be!

I'm gonna kill him. Hold my hat.

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