Nickelback – Sea Groove(Episode II)

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Sea Groove

(Episode II)

Music Video Concept/Script

By

Rico Lamoureux

Song

By

Nickelback

All Rights Reserved

FADE IN:

INT. COURTROOM – DAY

From waist high we track on a shackled prisoner being led through a courtroom into a chair by two armed guards.

As he’s seated we slowly fall back and tilt up (AS HEAVY GUITAR ENTERS) to reveal the prisoner…

Fat Man, from Little Friend.

We crosscut between Fat Man in a wide shot and nickelback performing.

Nickelback performing on stage.

We slowly fall back on Fat Man.

LYRICS

Take away from me

that what you just gave

Nothing left to heal

nothing left to save

CUT TO:

Slightly above Chad’s eye level, the rest of the band at his back.

LYRICS

(Chad singing)

Given half a chance

Given what we’ve spent

I will not repay

I will not repent

CUT TO:

The prosecutor addresses the jury, a large poster board of the dead girl from Little Friend (before and after) at his side.

LYRICS

I don’t wanna leave

I don’t want to stay

DISSOLVE TO:

The little girl from Little Friend that was found just in time points from the witness stand to Fat Man.

Pointing finger of a little girl

LYRICS

Get away from me

Stay the hell away

We push in on him.

Fat bald man in Sea Groove, script by Rico Lamoureux Song by Nickelback

LYRICS

And I will

CUT TO:

Close-up, Chad.

Chad Kroeger singing.

LYRICS

(Chad singing)

Give up my mind

CUT TO:

Close-up, Fat Man.

LYRICS

And I will

CUT TO:

Close-up, Chad.

LYRICS

(Chad singing)

Give up my way

CUT TO:

Close-up, Fat Man.

LYRICS

And I will

CUT TO:

Close-up, Chad.

LYRICS

(Chad singing)

Pluck out my eyes

CUT TO:

Close-up, Fat Man

CUT TO:

Close-up, Chad.

LYRICS

Yes I will

Feel my way

Yes I will

We cover the rest of the band with quick crosscutting.

DISSOLVE TO:

Fat Man’s defense attorney addresses the jury, pointing out three poster boards at his side.

FirstL Fat Man’s mug shot.

Second: Fat man as a cute little ten-year-old kid.

Third: A mug shot of a different man.

LYRICS

Is there something wrong

with the way I feel

I don’t wanna beg

Close-up, as scared as a little puppy Fat Man looks like he could piss his pants.

Pedophile near tears as he's faced with his past.

LYRICS

I don’t have to steal

DISSOLVE TO:

FLASHBACK – Fat man as that cute kid swims up to the edge of a pool where his mother kisses her boyfriend and walks away.

LYRICS

Let me prove myself

Her boyfriend, sitting on the edge with his feet hanging off in the water, takes a drag from his cigarette then jumps in to play with his girlfriend’s son. (It’s the guy from the other mug shot)

Smoking by swimming pool

LYRICS

Let me earn your trust

DISSOLVE TO:

At the shallow end of the pool the ten-year-old frightfully looks from the adult hand sliding down his waist to the face of his mother’s boyfriend it belongs to.

LYRICS

Then let me betray

the way that we discussed

CUT TO:

PRESENT DAY – Close-up of Fat Man starting to lose his emotions.

Close Up, pedophile starting to get emotional

LYRICS

I don’t want to thieve

CUT TO:

FLASHBACK – POV Shot, his mother’s boyfriend looking down at him while placing a finger on his lips to keep quiet.

LYRICS

I don’t want to snatch

CUT TO:

PRESENT DAY – Close-up of Fat Man starting to shake.

LYRICS

Get away from me

CUT TO:

FLASHBACK – POV Shot, his mother’s boyfriend smiling down at him.

LYRICS

Stay the hell away

CUT TO:

PRESENT DAY – Fat Man jumps up in a rage, guards immediately subduing him.

LYRICS

And I will

Give up my mind

CUT TO:

FLASHBACK – Innocence lost, the ten-year-old lies awake in bed crying.

LYRICS

And I will

CUT TO:

PRESENT DAY – Close-up, Fat Man crying.

LYRICS

Give up my way

CUT TO:

FLASHBACK – Now twelve years old, the boy still lies awake in his bed crying.

LYRICS

And I will

CUT TO:

PRESENT DAY – Close-up, Fat Man crying.

LYRICS

Pluck out my eyes

CUT TO:

FLASHBACK – Fourteen years old, still crying.

We start to fall back on him in reverse up towards the ceiling.

LYRICS

Yes I will

Feel my way

Yes I will

CUT TO:

PRESENT DAY – Close-ups of band’s INSTRUMENTS being played.

LYRICS

In open hand

CUT TO:

FLASHBACK – POV, camera pushes through the bedroom door towards a bed where a seven year girl sleeps.

LYRICS

Unopened gift

CUT TO:

Camera pushing in on the boy standing in the doorway looking at his sister. Now sixteen, he’s halfway to being the Fat Man of present day.

LYRICS

Her broken bones

Her head won’t lift

Back on the girl, the blankets are slowly pulled off her.

LYRICS

A decade since

Since you’ve been gone

CUT TO:

PRESENT DAY – Fat Man rocking back and forth in his chair, still crying.

LYRICS

Mend the cracks

and say so long

Extreme close-up, the judge’s gavel heads straight for the camera.

LYRICS

Say so long

DISSOLVE TO:

DURING INSTRUMENTAL SECTION…

EXT./INT. PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITAL – DAY

We push in on an exterior shot of a psychiatric hospital.

DISSOLVE TO:

Inside, a psychiatrist talks to Fat Man.

Strapped in chair in psychiatric hospital

DISSOLVE TO:

Fat Man drawing a childlike picture of him and his abuser in the swimming pool.

Therapist watches over him.

DISSOLVE TO:

Fat Man finally opening up as he talks to his therapist.

DISSOLVE TO:

A couple of years later Fat Man has lost some weight and his composure has completely changed as he sits before a parole board listening to what they have to say.

DISSOLVE TO:

EXT. PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITAL – DAY

Fat man steps out of the hospital in suit and tie, ready for a fresh start.

bIG BALD MAN IN SUIT AND TIE.

LYRICS

Take away from me

that what you just gave

Nothing left to heal

Nothing left to save

DISSOLVE TO:

EXT./INT. HOUSE – DAY

POV Shot – At low angle camera walks up the porch of a house and a little hand reaches out and rings the doorbell.

finger of little girl scout ringing doorbell

LYRICS

Given half a chance

Given what we’ve spent

Waiting for an answer, we reveal who’s at the door.

LYRICS

I will not repay

I will not repent

A seven-year-old girl scout selling cookies.

Fat man opens his door and is immediately frozen in his tracks as he sees what stands right there before him.

Slowly stepping to the side and gesturing for her to come in it’s as if he’s fighting an internal battle as the girl scout enters his home.

The front door shuts.

Sitting her bag of goodies on the living room table the little one begins to take out cookies.

Fat man just stands there staring, then takes his trembling hand and gestures for her to wait a moment as he turns to leave the room.

As he enters the hall we jump to FAST-FORWARD, close-up of Fat Man sweating in worry as he makes his way to his office.

We quickly cross cut back and forth between the waiting innocent in the living room and Fat Man in his office battling the strongest urge of his life.

He takes a gun from his desk drawer… (Still multiple crosscutting)

Gun in hand.

Places the barrel in his mouth…

Gun barrel in mouth of fat man.

Places a shaking finger on the trigger…

Finger on gun trigger.

And squeezes.

LYRICS

And I will

give up my mind

And I will

give up my way

And I will

pluck out my eyes

Yes I will

feel my way

Yes I will…

BLACKOUT:

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