HEART OF CLOUDS – SCREENPLAY – 17

Heart of Clouds

by Adrienne Wilson

*adaptation of my novel, for FILM

*chapter “The Language of the Heart” p. 107

Photo by Jeremy Bishop on Pexels.com

EXT. OCEAN. UNDERSEA.

Tut and his grandfather swim the depths. Tut is a baby, his grandfather very old.

GRANDFATHER TURTLE

One day my Tut, humans will forget the Language of the Heart, and it will be your job to remind them of what that is.

(turtles swim to an ancient grotto)

GRANDFATHER TURTLE

Many years from now Tut, you will have the most important task in the world. You will meet a boy who can understand the language of the air. And he will meet a young girl who can understand the language of the heart. He will be meeting her at a time when the world has lost a love of humankind and the planet Earth. It will be a very dark time, Tut.

TUT

(nodding solemnly)

GRANDFATHER TURTLE

You will be the last of our kind, and the last guardian of the language in the grotto, with the ancient scrolls. Our language is the language of the sea, my Tut.

(turtles swim to a giant clam shell, Tut sits atop it)

GRANDFATHER TURTLE

It will be a time, my Tut when the world will be in grave danger because the sea has been poisoned by things humans have thrown into her. It will be your task to show this to the boy. It shall be on the darkest day for the world, that you my Tut will speak to the boy named Devlin in his dreams.

TUT

(nodding at his grandfather)

GRANDFATHER TURTLE

You must promise me that you shall never forget, little Tut

TUT

I won’t grandfather

GRANDFATHER TURTLE

You must tell Devlin you are one his guardians and that there are others

EXT. TEENIE and JAX. FOREST. DAY

Photo by Zetong Li on Pexels.com
Photo by RODNAE Productions on Pexels.com

Jax teaches Teenie the language of the heart, from trees, old redwoods at the Sur

EXT. REDWOOD FOREST. DAY

JAX

The forest creatures sleep inside it, Teenie

See the little burrow, just here?

Photo by Nikhil Joseph on Pexels.com

JAX

And the birds make their nests high in the branches

TEENIE

(looking up into the cavernous interior of the old redwood)

JAX

Teenie if you ever need to know if all is right with the world just ask a tree. Ask the heart of a tree.

(Jax teaches Teenie how to count tree rings)

Photo by Joey Kyber on Pexels.com

JAX

(pressing his heart to the tree)

You must always love the trees, Teenie

If you need a place to take your heart, take it to a tree

*to page 111 in my novel Heart of Clouds

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s