Ian’s Paddle – Canoe Fan Merch (Day 10 of 100)

Hey Guys, I am back! It has been more than a week for my IG followers but I had to switch up the format to make this process run smoother. Of course let’s address the elephant in the room. IG is not a text driven platform, and some of my stories may very well exceed the caption limit. Nevertheless, I wanted this project to live where I intended it to. Here on my blog you can easily look at other stories, comment and share as well. So welcome to the new format, I hope you enjoy it.

Photo by Eddel Films on Unsplash

On to this new challenge. The company does “Canoe Fan Merch and I did not expect their name to be “Pixy Industries” especially as they are targeting single men. However, their call for mystery inspired some very out of the box ideas. So here is Day 10, or as I like to call it. The Paddle.

Ian’s Paddle

Opens with a wide shot of a forest in the evening time, the sun just about to descend. Man (35), Ian, wakes up in the middle of an open space in the middle of the forest. Alone. He has on a full Navy Blue Pixy Track suit. He hears rustling in the bushes around him and looks around. He sees canoe paddle on the ground and cautiously picks it up as he looks around. He knows that someone is watching him.

He starts to run through the forest. Paddle in hand, dodging branches and jumping over bushes. He is unable to avoid all but a few scrapes by branches but they barely worry him as the branches do not tear his clothes. The rustling in the distance sounds like it is getting nearer. He pauses before darting off again.

Night is almost here. He sees a beach in the distance, and feels a sense of relief. As he takes one more step he trips over a branch and falls to the ground. The forest is absolutely silent for the first time. Another man with a tribal mask screams out his gibberish as he jumps over him with a stick about to strike him. He uses the paddle to block the attack. The aggressor’s attempts to land multiple blows. All are blocked by Ian’s paddle. Ian manages to kick him off so he can manage getting to his feet. The attacker is quick to recover as he lunges forward again, initiating an intense fight sequence between the both men and their respective weapons. Ian is able to disarm the attacker and deals a severe blow. As the attacker lays unconscious on the ground, Ian finally gets a chance to remove the attackers mask and sees that it was him. In complete shock and confusion, Ian backs away before running towards the beach. He meets a canoe there as he begins rowing in the calm waters, looking back at the island.

Text: Control your destiny… Pixy

Bye Ian

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I think I can look at this as a short film as well. Let me know what you think in the comments. If you are interested in using this story or connecting with me, all of my social media handles are below.

Half Moon – Travel App (Day 1 of 100)

Day 1 of #The100DayProject the (made up) company has a travel app that makes travel easy and affordable. They identify as a Caregiver brand. Let me know how you think the if the Ad Script does it justice.

Photo by Jakob Owens on Unsplash

The scene opens with a wide shots of a quaint one story home, a sedan in the driveway as the sun begins to peak over the roof. A woman’s voice breaks the serenity “Girls wake up, we’re late!” A woman, late 30’s (Mother) rushes to prepare breakfast as drowsy 10 year old (Daughter 1) walks pass her. A man ,early 40’s (Father), rushes in the living room holding up his 4 year old son (Son) who is resisting his efforts to put his pants on.

An 8 year old girl (Daughter 2) is dancing in the living room with the headphones on. The chaos amplifies as Mother and Father attempt to co-ordinate breakfast and getting them ready for school. An elderly woman (Granny) whispers to Daughter 1 before Father rushes all the children to leave the house with him. Mother and Father give a quick peck before he leaves.

Wide shot of same house at night. The sedan now pulls in. Inside the house, the exhausted Mother’s eyes tell a story that her strong actions don’t, as she cuts some vegetables in the kitchen. The Father drags through the door, jacket swung over shoulder and tie loosened. He hugs his wife. Daughter 1 is setting the table while Granny watches TV with Daughter 2 and Son. They are called to eat.

Just after grace, Daughter 1 stops the proceedings to make an announcement. She carefully unfolds a piece by of paper in her pocket and begins to read.

“Dear Mommy and Daddy, thank you for all that you do”

Granny mouths the words as they proceed. Daughter 2 then stands up and continues

“So we want to give back something to you”

Granny prompts Son to step up as he manages to say “I lub you”, Granny mouths “We”
He then corrects himself “We lub you”

Mother and Father chuckle at the exchange as Daughter 1 approaches them with an envelope. They look at each other perplexed as the Father opens it up.

He looks at Granny belwildered before telling his wife. “2 tickets for a 5 day trip to Barbados?” Mother grabs it to verify if it’s true, she gasps and can’t stop smiling. Father asks, “but how?”
Granny just smiles as she puts down her phone and the Half Moon app is open and the details for the trip are on the screen.

Final Scene: Father and Mother relaxing on the beach.
Narrator: “You take care of everything else, let us take care of you,
Half Moon’s app makes travel affordable and easy, download the app today”

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