Tuesday, January 27, 2015

THE CAMERA NEVER LIES!!

BEHIND THE SCENES ON THE BEAST 3 PHOTO-SHOOT...

Hello beasties!

Last post I was promoting the new BEAST OF FRIENDS script-book - there were photos too and an extract! This time - before moving on to other projects there are a few more photos from behind the scenes and a couple more extracts - including one from the forthcoming BEAST MOVIE script which won't be out until later in the year...

Just to remind you - here's the latest script book, the third - which is a standalone story and can be read without reference to the previous two seasons. That said, seasons one and two are also available on www.lulu.com

THE BEAST OF FRIENDS - Season 3 is the third season of eight scripts concerning a number of curious characters; an amphibian journalist known as Horner and his shape-changing wife, Suzette, a witch called Katrina, a werewolf named Colin, Warren - a fellow with a very strange upbringing and their new housemate, Christophe - a mummy with a dark and mysterious past! This season, written between 2013 and 2014 continues to explore their adventures - all under one roof! This book is 144 pages in length.  

Pbk Ed.: www.lulu.com/content/paperback-book/the-beast-of-friends---season-three/15105416 £6.99

Hbk Ed.: www.lulu.com/content/hardcover-book/the-beast-of-friends---season-three/16191840 £14.99

Moving on - I would like to share with you a quite dramatic moment from the fourth episode of this third BEAST season. It's pretty scary, so do please prepare yourself.

BACK IN THE KITCHEN KATRINA AND SUZETTE ARE STILL CHATTING…

 KATRINA: (enthusiastically)

 Blimey! I don’t half smell nice… It can’t be good for me… Time to go and sit in a bag of dust or some manure or something… That’ll make things better…

SUZETTE: (laughs)

 You crease me up! You’re the only gal I know who goes and bathes in the sewers!

 KATRINA: (brightly)

 I swear by it! You should try it too… Every woman should bathe in a sewer once!

 SUZETTE: (politely)

 No, thank you… But I will make us a pot of tea for when you come back – or will you be gone for days – because I can’t wait that long… I’ll make you a fresh cup!

 KATRINA: (calling back as she departs)

 No… It’ll be a quicky! Put that kettle on – I’ll be 15 minutes, no more – no less…

 SUZETTE: (calling after her…)

 No need to rush… I’ll see who else wants something! Horner? Warren? Colin?

 CHRISTOPHE: (pretending to be slightly upset)

 What about me? Or am I forgotten? It’s the story of my life, you know…

 SUZETTE: (apologetically)

 Oh! Good grief, Christophe – you made me jump! I thought you were outside! I’m sure you’re not forgotten by anyone – you must have lots of friends…

 CHRISTOPHE: (acting slightly oddly)

 A few… But what made you say that? Because I’m so old I must have loads? Ha! No… I just heard mention of tea and came running! I have super-powered hearing when it comes to tea, but I was actually wondering if I could ask you a favour…

 SUZETTE: (playing along)

 What is it now, Christophe? A cup of coffee, instead? I dunno! Some people really like to take advantage of a kind offer! Tell me what it is and then I’ll decide…

 CHRISTOPHE:

 Well, it’s not coffee… Tea would be nice, but my favour won’t take a minute…

 SUZETTE:

 Well, what is it? If it’s anything to do with sport then I tell you now, I’m hopeless! I can’t tell golf from cricket and football from horse-racing! I really can’t!

 CHRISTOPHE: (speaking slowly but resolutely)

 No… It’s nothing like that… I want you to do something for me…

SUZETTE: (nattering on as she prepares the tea)

 Tell me… Oh, I know what this is about… You want me to help with your birthday party! Why of course… Do you want me to help you make a cake? I’m actually not too bad when it comes to making cakes – I can apply icing like a complete demon!

 CHRISTOPHE: (his voice turning somewhat cold)

 That would be nice, Suzette – but no… I want you to… Well, it’s like this…

 SUZETTE: (stopping, starting to sound nervous)

 Come on! Spit it out… What are you trying to say, duck? You’re making me nervous now! Why are you staring like that? Is it something serious? You’re not ill are you? Is it one of those funny moles…Do you want me to take a look for you?

 CHRISTOPHE: (as if trying to hypnotise)

 Suzy, just listen! I want you to… I WANT YOU TO KILL SOMEONE FOR ME!

 SUZETTE: (confused, becoming outraged almost)

 Do what? I beg your pardon? You want me to… to do what? TO DO WHAT?!

 CHRISTOPHE: (speaking steadily yet forcibly)

 Listen and understand! I WANT YOU TO KILL SOMEONE FOR ME, SUZETTE – I WANT YOU TO KILL SOMEONE FOR ME… DO YOU HEAR ME?

 SUZY IS SILENT – HER EXPRESSION IS BLANK AND THEN SHE REPLIES…

SUZETTE: (emotionlessly)

 I’m listening… I hear you, Christophe… Tell me – who is it you want me to kill?!?


This next bit is a particularly daft scene from the BEAST movie - which won't be out until after the fourth BEAST season... It's hot off the press and not yet gone through any rewriting, so might change. For your information Charlie is Charlie Grrr, a celebrity bear who is rather full of himself - whilst Simon is a yeti - his friend and fellow egotist. Colin is Colin Wolf - one of the main BEAST cast; a werewolf. The topic of conversation - hunger and how to over-come it...
 
CHARLIE:
 
Do you know what I suppose? That it’s especially easy to get confused when you’re so hungry…
 
SIMON:
 
That is probably what it is… You’re HUNGRY!
 
CHARLIE:
 
Do you think?
 
COLIN:
 
The room is FULL of cake, guys! Sometimes when you feel hungry it’s actually because you are thirsty…
 
CHARLIE/SIMON:
 
We’re not thirsty…
 
COLIN:
 
You surprise me!
 
CHARLIE:
 
You do realise that scientists have recently discovered that there are actually two forms of hunger in the same way that there are two key food groups…
 
SIMON:
 
Sweet and savoury…
 
CHARLIE:
 
EXACTLY…
 
SIMON:
 
I see what you’re getting at… So you can be full to the brim with cake – the sweet, but if you’ve not eaten any savoury then you can still potentially starve…
 
COLIN:
 
Guys… You just made that up… If you want to eat the frozen calzone raw then just eat them but woe betide you if they’re full of rat poison or glass…
 
CHARLIE: (mutters)
 
What’s his problem? Rat poison doesn’t hurt too badly does it, Simon?
 
SIMON:
 
My mother-in-law swears by it…
 
CHARLIE:
 
Didn’t your mother-in-law die?
 
SIMON:
 
Eventually…
 
CHARLIE:
 
What of?
 
SIMON:
 
Mysterious circumstances the coroner said…
 
To finish with, thanks again to my two helpers who were out there in Belgrave Square Park when I took the photos last week; Thumper The Squirrel and Robyn the Robin...
 
Next time I post I'll probably be looking forward to the 10th anniversary edition of POETIQUETTE that I'm currently putting the finishing touches to...

Yeti hugs,

Paul xx


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