”Harmonica” is a short script I wrote a couple of years ago. It started as an exercise I made for myself: a scene with two completely different characters.
One of the characters is a young man, wealthy, naïve and credulous, and with no real skill.
The other character is an older woman, poor and hardened by the unfairness of life. But she can play cello as nobody else.
As the woman plays for coins by pedestrians to cover her expenses, she gets the admiration of the young man. He starts to accompany with his harmonica desperately in need of her acknowledgement, but as he has no ear for music and cannot play he gets the opposite effect.
I must admit that I'm not sure if the ending is the perfect ending I intended. Basically because the woman’s arc takes a too sharp turn. If you have any feedback you are welcome to share it.
Although it may not be perfect I wish to share it here, because this is the script that has been closest to be produced so far.
A small production company showed great interest and had even started casting and planning, when their first feature movie production – where all the company’s money were placed – had a breakdown.
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