Show 3 - Paper Edit - Over the Top

SCRIPT – Story “GHOST BUSTERS”
FYI
Team Producer: Nareeman
Editor: Jimena
Reporter: Jennifer

TAPES: 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
SUGGESTED INTRO - zoya is meditating in lotus position as Daniel slowly creeps up and scares her.
Zoya - "You scared the hell outta me."
Daniel - "Hahahahaha yea. - Are you still trying to reach enlightenment?"
Zoya - "Actually, not only that but I'm trying to keep negative vibes away and praying for prosperity"
Daniel - "Right… well you should start praying to keep SPIRITS away because up next we have an old fashioned ghost story from our amateur ghostbusters Nareeman, Jennifer, Jimena and Rupert.

SUGGESTED EXTRO - Daniel shaking, holding a cross, throwing salt over the shoulder… mumbling prayers saying Jesus etc. and Zoya walks in. Daniel quickly puts away salt but drops cross. Zoya picks up cross.
Zoya - "uhh, I think you dropped this."
Daniel - "heh, ya thanks"
Zoya - "Whats wrong Daniel, you're sweating and shaking… you didn't get scared did you?"
Daniel - "What no no, I was just uh, praying to Jesus for, uh.. you know
Zoya - "Sure, sure… but do you think that's going to help?
Daniel - "Huh, what are you talking about?"
Zoya - "Well, next up, we're going to meet one man who denounced his faith - and THEN found enlightenment."

INTRO WIPE TO FIRST TAPE W/ VO
V/O – Four young aspiring students from Sheridan College embark on a journey to Burleigh Falls, Ontario to explore the unexplained. Will they find what they’re looking for? What challenges will they face? What hardships will come their way? And do they have the strength to overcome their own FEARS? (00:00 – 00:19)
TAPE 0 (00:02:57 – 00:30:05)
Rupert, Nareem and Jimena walk in single file into building followed by camera.
TAPE 1 (00:23:36 – 00:23:39)
Rupert standing looking up and down at wall in hallway.
TAPE 4 (00:38 – 00:43)
Camera following Rupert and former employee intro cramped crawlspace.
NAT: SHOES SQUEAKING
TAPE 4 (00:01:02 – 00:01:07)
Outside beside haunted house. Former employee seen in distance close to house. Camera light is on. Blurry/grainy effect.

TAPE 1 (4:49 – 05:03)
PETER CLIP – “I worked as the late night auditor, late night watch man and duties that is to check the grounds, to walk around, check the grounds and uh, one night I went outside around the building and when I came around the corner there
TAPE 1 (05:12 – 05:31)
the door opened to the washroom. Swung open and it reflected the light coming into the hallway onto the window, and, what I’d seen is a square shape of light coming through that. And then it just closed and I was, like a little bit shocked because there supposed to be nobody in the building.”

TAPE 3 (04:09 – 04:25)
BRIAN CLIP – “The place across the street, I believe there was, yeah everything you guys know, is true. You know, the guy he had a bad day…right, and are there paranormal experiences over there? I’m not sure.

V/O – The house across the street was once the home of a disturbed man, who one day came home and killed his wife and children in a fit of rage. (01:10 – 01:19)
TAPE 0 (00:14:36 – 00:14:46)
VIZ – Medium shot of house across street. Zoom in twice on house.

TAPE 3 (05:15 – 05:40)
BRIAN CLIP – “How do I explain the things that have happened to me, since I’ve been here? …Stuff falls off the shelves, that I just put up there. I don’t put stuff up on shelves that falls off. It’s not in my nature to hurt myself! Bread falls off, trays fall off, baskets randomly fall off
TAPE 3 (06:34 – 07:08)
I’d be sitting about here, or wherever, ok? And, these have just been, these are the baskets we do for the wings and the tate- you know for the finger foods. So, here’s a basket, pretty solid stuff right? Ok? Ok, it’s not going anywhere, right? So you put it up here, I start doing something, right, and next thing you know (BASKETS FALL) explain THAT.
Brian demonstrating for us.
NAT: RUSTLING BAGS; FALLING BASKETS

V/O – The staff seem to be at peace and unafraid with the strange phenomenon at the lodge. We were given exclusive access to the basement where strange events have reportedly happened. (02:17 – 02:22)
TAPE 1 (00:19:49 – 00:19:52) QUICK PAN OF DINING ROOM AREA OF LODGE. BAR SEEN WITH PATRONS AND DOORS TO KITCHEN/MAITRE D’ PODIUM

TAPE 3 (00:01:00 – 00:01:25)
BRIAN CLIP – “Then, this is the normal routine when you’re in something, you go like this (opens the fridge door)right? And then, you could be in here getting stuff, and then the door will close by itself. You know so… uh whatever –
JIMENA – - “Yeah, but the wind, right?”
BRIAN – “What wind?
VIZ – Brian doing demonstration. Walks up to cooler. Camera following. Opens door. Walks inside. Walks back out.

TAPE 3 (01:32 – 01:38)
This door is not going to close by itself if it’s way out like this (SWINGS DOOR) Never in a million years.
Swings door open and shuts it again.
NAT: DOOR HANDLE OPENING/SHUTTING

TAPE 3 (04:14 – 04:23)
NAREEM – “What’s down here, in this little area?”
BRIAN – “This is just storage and what have ya’, that’s where we keep records and files.”
Brian’s walking ahead, heard speaking as camera pans down into crawlspace

TAPE 4 (00:32 – 00:44)
Former employee gets on hands and knees and begins crawling. Rupert follows hunched over.
NAT: SQUEAKING SHOES, JINGLING KEYS
TAPE 4 (02:28 – 02:38)
Grainy shot of basement sand. Light on. Grainy effect.
TAPE 4 (01:19 – 01:29)
PAUL CLIP – “I’ll take you where it’s supposed to be really crazy if you want.
NAREEM – “Alright.”
PAUL – “Across the road, you been across the road?”
NAREEM – “To that house?”
PAUL – “Yeah”
NAREEM – “NO….”
PAUL – “Uh, Let’s go”
Camera tilts up onto former employee’s face as he’s talking in cramped standing area of crawlspace.

TAPE 4 (00:04 – 00:09)
VIZ – Former employee walking across dark lot with Rupert following.
NAT: KEYS JINGLING. FOOT STEPS ON CONCRETE
TAPE 4 (00:22 – 00:30)
Former employee walking ahead. Rupert following; beside guardrail. Car passes by, headlights light us up
NAT: CAR WIND WHIPPING BY US

V/O – Upon stepping on the grounds of the house, fear takes over them and forces them to call off their investigation. (03:56 – 04:04)
TAPE 4 (00:59 – 01:13)
SUNGUN SWITCHED ON. FORMER EMPLOYEE CLOSE BESIDE HOUSE IN DISTANCE. BLURRY/GRAINY NIGHT EFFECT. RUPERT SAYING “DUDE, IM NOT GOING TO LIE, I’M FREAKED OUT”

V/O – As daylight breaks, the group packs their things to return home when they are suddenly drawn back to the house where they notice something in the window on the left. (04:04 – 04:15)
TAPE 6 (00:00 – 00:05)
PICTURE ZOOMING OUT OF US IN HOTEL ROOM. BAGS ON BED. RUPERT LYING ON BED. JENNIFER PACKING BAG. ME ON LAPTOP.
TAPE 0 (00:14:42 – 00:14:45)
HOUSE ACROSS THE STREET MEDIUM SHOT
TAPE 2 (00:00 – 00:03)
FRONT ANGLE SHOT OF HOUSE ACROSS STREET
*SHOT REPEATED W/ ZOOM ON WINDOW
V/O – What is this in the window?
**ZOOMED SHOT REPEATED AGAIN W/SUPER SLOW MOTION… THEN FREEZE

V/O - Although this question was never answered, the group is convinced that ghosts exist… Do you believe in ghosts? (04:25 – 04:35)
TAPE 4 – (00:17 – 00:24)
VIZ – Rupert, Jennifer, Jimena, Nareeman; all flash across during final V/O below

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