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THE SMALL CREATURE Storyboard PDF

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INDEX Introduction Chapter: Scared Chapter: Angry Chapter: Sad Conclusion

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THE SMALL CREATURE Introduction

VOICEOVER

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ACTION / SOUND


THE SMALL CREATURE Introduction

VOICEOVER Once upon a time there lived a...

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ACTION / SOUND Pan down from title in white space through forest canopy. A safe environment– calm, peaceful woodland sounds


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VOICEOVER Small Creature.

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ACTION / SOUND Pan rests on forest floor, revealing Small Creature.


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VOICEOVER With a small furry body, large round eyes and rather tiny feet.

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ACTION / SOUND Small Creature blinks, wobbles his body and taps his feet.


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VOICEOVER Small Creature lived in the forest...

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ACTION / SOUND Rustling in tree above, leaves fall down into frame.


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VOICEOVER but was never afraid...

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ACTION / SOUND Tree canopy shakes as something appears from behind the foliage.


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VOICEOVER for he had Bird.

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ACTION / SOUND Reveal of Bird, a beautiful bird of paradise. It ruffles its feathers and looks around.


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VOICEOVER Small Creature loved Bird.

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ACTION / SOUND Bird looks below and spots Small Creature. Overjoyed, she dances on the branch, dropping leaves.


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VOICEOVER Whenever he felt a little sad...

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ACTION / SOUND Rain falls down on Small Creature.


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ACTION / SOUND Bird steps over Small Creature, providing shelter.


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VOICEOVER BIrd would always visit and sing a beautiful song to cheer him up.

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ACTION / SOUND BIrd sings a song. Musical notes disperse the clouds and it stops raining.


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VOICEOVER Small Creature was so happy that Bird was always there.

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ACTION / SOUND Bird’s wings envelop Small Creature like a hug.


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VOICEOVER He would snuggle into her soft feathers and say,

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ACTION / SOUND Bird holds Small Creature in a tender embrace. Slow zoom in.


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VOICEOVER “Bird, we will always be together, won’t we?”

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VOICEOVER And Bird would always answer, “Yes we will always be together”.

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ACTION / SOUND Bird nods. Small Creature falls asleep.


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ACTION / SOUND Close up on Small Creature asleep. Bird disappears from behind him.


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VOICEOVER Now one day Small Creature woke up feeling sad and called for Bird.

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ACTION / SOUND Small Creature wakes up and looks around him.


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VOICEOVER “Bird, Bird” But there was no answer.

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ACTION / SOUND Slow zoom out to reveal Small Creature is all alone. Only a single feather remains of Bird.


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VOICEOVER He decided that she must be hiding.

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ACTION / SOUND Small Creature stands up. The feather is picked up by a gust of wind and blown off screen.


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VOICEOVER So he started to search.

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ACTION / SOUND Small Creature follows the feather and exits frame.


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VOICEOVER “Bird”

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ACTION / SOUND Small Creature pops his head in from the left.


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VOICEOVER “Bird”

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ACTION / SOUND Small Creature pops his head in from the right.


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VOICEOVER “Where are you?”

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ACTION / SOUND Small Creature pops his head in from the top.


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VOICEOVER “Why aren’t you here?” Still Bird did not appear.

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ACTION / SOUND Small Creature pops his head in from the bottom of frame. He realises something is wrong. Camera pans down.


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VOICEOVER Small Creature suddenly felt very scared. His insides went all wobbly and he felt a little sick. Where was Bird?

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ACTION / SOUND Small Creature looks very worried. His belly wobbles round the edges.


THE SMALL CREATURE Chapter: Scared

VOICEOVER He walked and he walked...

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ACTION / SOUND Pan right. Small Creature walks through the forest following Bird’s feather floating on the breeze.


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VOICEOVER until he was deep inside the forest.

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ACTION / SOUND Feather floats off screen. Small Creature ends up in thick forest. Its dark and spooky and he’s lost. Scary forest sounds.


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VOICEOVER He felt all shaky and scared and his heart beat loudly in his little chest.

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ACTION / SOUND Small Creature looks around. He’s terrified. Sound of his beating heart.


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VOICEOVER “Bird, Bird, Is that you?”

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ACTION / SOUND Small Creature hears a rustling above him. Leaves fall.


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ACTION / SOUND In the forest canopy a shape starts to appear. Could it be Bird?


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VOICEOVER “Who are you looking for?”, chirruped Squirrel.

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ACTION / SOUND It’s a Squirrel.


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VOICEOVER “I’m looking for Bird”, he replied, “she must be here somewhere”

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ACTION / SOUND Small Creature looks up at Squirrel.


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VOICEOVER “I’m sorry”, said Squirrel, “Sometimes our friends go to a place that we cannot go to. It may have been time for Bird to go to that place”

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ACTION / SOUND Pan up from Squirrel on his branch.


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ACTION / SOUND Pan rests on a gap in the thick forest canopy. It forms the shape of Bird.


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VOICEOVER “But she must be here! I had lots of things to say to her and now she won’t know”

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VOICEOVER “Don’t worry” chirruped Squirrel. “Perhaps I can help you”

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ACTION / SOUND Squirrel sits by Small Creature.


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VOICEOVER “With some large tags and a little string we can make a special message chain to tell her everything”

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ACTION / SOUND Pull out to reveal luggage tags dangling into frame.


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VOICEOVER Squirrel helped Small Creature draw pictures...

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ACTION / SOUND Tag fills screen. A drawing of Bird and Small Creature animates onto the tag.


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VOICEOVER and write words to Bird on the tags and joined them together.

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ACTION / SOUND Tag fills screen. Short message animates onto the tag.


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VOICEOVER “Now we hang them somewhere that was special to Bird” he explained.

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ACTION / SOUND Close up on Squirrel.


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VOICEOVER “Trees!”, shouted Small Creature, “Bird loved trees”

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ACTION / SOUND Pull out to reveal them sitting on a branch with the tags tied round it.


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VOICEOVER Soon they had covered the whole tree with tags. Squirrel sat with Small Creature and said, “When the wind blows it will take all your messages to Bird and Bird will know how much you loved her and miss her”

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ACTION / SOUND Tags flutter in the breeze.


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VOICEOVER “I will always be there if you need my help or if you feel scared”

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VOICEOVER And Small Creature felt a little bit better.

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VOICEOVER He walked and he walked...

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ACTION / SOUND Pan right. Small Creature walks out of the forest following Bird’s feather floating in the breeze.


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VOICEOVER until he reached a rocky place.

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ACTION / SOUND He comes to a stop. A wall of rocks blocks his path. Feather floats off screen, above the rocks.


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ACTION / SOUND Rapid pull out to reveal the wall of rocks is in fact the base of a vast mountain.


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VOICEOVER There a hard, knotted feeling started to grow inside his belly.

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ACTION / SOUND Small Creature can’t get past it, he can’t find Bird. He starts to feel desperate.


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VOICEOVER He was angry. Angry at Bird for leaving him.

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ACTION / SOUND Desperation turns into petulant anger.


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VOICEOVER “Bird!” he shouted. “Why have you gone?”

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ACTION / SOUND He takes his frustration out on the mountain, giving it one powerful kick.


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ACTION / SOUND A crack grows in the mountain.


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ACTION / SOUND The mountain collapses forming a cloud of dust.


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ACTION / SOUND The dust cloud fills the screen.


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VOICEOVER “Why have you left me?”

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ACTION / SOUND The dust cloud dissipates revealing Small Creature sitting dejected in the middle of the rubble. It forms the shape of Bird. After a moment, Mouse pops his head from behind one of the rocks.


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VOICEOVER “Why are you shouting?” squeaked Mouse. “Because Bird is gone and I’m all angry and scared and my belly feels sick” replied Small Creature.

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ACTION / SOUND Mouse scampers into scene and sits by Small Creature.


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VOICEOVER “I’m sorry your Bird has gone”, snuffled Mouse. “Perhaps I can help you. We can make you a Mood Wall”

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VOICEOVER “Use these bricks to write or draw all the things you feel about Bird”

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ACTION / SOUND Pull out from Mouse to reveal he is framed by beautiful coloured bricks of different textures.


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VOICEOVER First he scribbled hard to show how angry he was...

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ACTION / SOUND Close up on a stone. Mark-making animates in.


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VOICEOVER Then he drew little pictures of BIrd...

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ACTION / SOUND Close up on a stone. drawings animate in.


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VOICEOVER And finally some tears....

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ACTION / SOUND Close up on a stone. Mark-making animates in.


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VOICEOVER And shaky lines because that was how his belly felt.

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ACTION / SOUND Close up on a stone. Mark-making animates in.


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ACTION / SOUND Coloured bricks appear one by one


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VOICEOVER Soon they had built a whole wall of his feelings.

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ACTION / SOUND until they fill the screen, like a multicoloured patchwork.


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VOICEOVER “I will always be here if you need my help or if you feel angry” said Mouse.

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ACTION / SOUND Bricks disappear to reveal Small Creature and Mouse.


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VOICEOVER “And Small Creature felt a little bit better”

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VOICEOVER He walked and he walked...

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ACTION / SOUND Pan right. Small Creature walks out of the forest following Bird’s feather floating in the breeze.


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VOICEOVER until he got to the wild and windy sea.

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ACTION / SOUND He comes to a stop. He’s on the beach– waves lap at the shore. He can’t go any further. Feather floats off screen, out to sea.


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VOICEOVER There he started to cry.

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ACTION / SOUND Small Creature can’t search any further for Bird. He’s overwhelmed by sadness.


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ACTION / SOUND Sounds of sobbing. Small Creature’s tears fall into the sea.


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VOICEOVER “Why are you crying?”, asked Fish.

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ACTION / SOUND Fish appears.


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VOICEOVER “Because Bird has left me”, sobbed Small Creature “ and v I will never see her again. I have nothing left of Bird. I am all alone.”

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ACTION / SOUND Small Creature talks with Fish.


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VOICEOVER “You do have something left”, sang Fish, “you have all your memories and the love that she gave you”

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ACTION / SOUND Pan up to reveal the shape of Bird in the clouds.


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VOICEOVER “But I might forget Bird, I might forget” said Small Creature.

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ACTION / SOUND The clouds dissipate, losing the shape of Bird.


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VOICEOVER “Don’t worry” said Fish. “Perhaps I can help you”

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ACTION / SOUND Camera pans with fish as he dives down.


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ACTION / SOUND Camera pans with fish as he dives down.


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VOICEOVER “These are special Memory Buttons. Each one can be a memory of Bird. They will help you.”

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ACTION / SOUND Pan down ends on sea bed, revealing beautiful buttons.


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VOICEOVER One was all blue and green, just like Bird’s feathers.

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ACTION / SOUND Button centre screen.


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ACTION / SOUND Thought cloud grows out of centre of Button.


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VOICEOVER Small Creature remembered how he would snuggle into those feathers and feel all warm and safe.

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ACTION / SOUND Thought cloud fills the screen, an image of Bird and Small Creature inside it.


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ACTION / SOUND Poof! Thought cloud dissipates revealing the next button.


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VOICEOVER Another was all red.

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ACTION / SOUND Thought cloud grows out of centre of Button.


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VOICEOVER and Small Creature remembered how one night he and Bird had made a fire and Bird had told him a funny story.

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ACTION / SOUND Thought cloud fills the screen, an image of a campfire inside it.


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ACTION / SOUND Poof! Thought cloud dissipates and camera pans down.


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VOICEOVER Soon he had a whole collection of bright shiny buttons and bright shiny memories.

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ACTION / SOUND Pan reveals that the thought clouds were from Small Creature. He has a lots of coloured buttons pinned on his chest.


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VOICEOVER “I will always be here if you need my help or if you feel sad” said Fish.

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ACTION / SOUND Small Creature talks with Fish.


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VOICEOVER And Small Creature felt a little bit better.

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VOICEOVER Small Creature knew it would be a very different world without Bird.

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VOICEOVER Like a big hole in his body.

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ACTION / SOUND The feather floats into screen, rests at Small Creature’s feet.


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ACTION / SOUND A gust of wind blows the feather off screen.


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VOICEOVER But he also knew...

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ACTION / SOUND The feather floats in the breeze.


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VOICEOVER That he had Squirrel and Mouse and Fish to help him whenever he felt scared or angry or sad.

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ACTION / SOUND Small Creature watches as the feather flies past the tree. Tree has shapes of Squirrel, Mouse and Fish. They animate slightly when their name is called.


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