'Waiting for God' by Mark Williams

A priest considers his calling in the face of the apocalypse.

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    Chris Mitchell (Monday, 11 February 2019 02:30)

    Really interesting script. I read it as sort of a reversal of fortune - the brother that left the church has found his faith again (or at least now understands the reasons for it) while the priest has lost it when it matters most. Nice reference to Samuel Beckett as well ;)

    The relationship between the two men is well seeded and a lot of history is implied with just a few lines of dialogue. Great job!

    I’m curious about the line where Father Damien says that cigarettes killing him “was the idea”. I’m guessing it shows Father Damien never considered his death to be anything less mundane than lung cancer - if this is one "plan" he's seen go to pieces, what other plans are now defunct? Interested to know your thoughts.

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    Mark Williams (Wednesday, 16 January 2019 20:52)

    Thanks Tom. The crowd scene may be tricky, but I have an idea which I think will work, and I'm contemplating shooting and submitting this one myself.

    I'm not sure about them having more at stake - that's sort of the point, that our priest doesn't believe that it matters what people have or haven't done, they're all ending up the same way anyway. Not dismissing it though - I just don't want to run over into more pages or appear to deal with something potentially weighty with a short / glib take. Does that make sense? Happy to take notes!

    Cheers
    Mark

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    Tom J Hingley (Friday, 11 January 2019 11:59)

    Hi Mark

    I like the poignancy of this quiet conversation. Two things occur to me
    1. "A massive crowd in the car park". Will that not involve loads of extras?
    2. Could either if them have something more at risk when it comes to their final judgment ? eg could there be a hint that either of them have committed sins? eg when girls are mentioned, could this be thrown back to the priest, by him indicating he knew a lot about young girls ??? Does he want to be punished etc Is this how he lost his faith etc Any of this could build tension.

    I'd like to see you where you take it.

    Cheers

    Tom


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