THE COLLECTOR

by Thomas Nieuwland

Short Film
Email: tnieuwland[email protected]

A man is standing at an open car boot the contents is an array of object (coffee cups, hair dryers, clothes, ect.). The man is Jack an average looking man, he places a small figurine into the boot and then shuts the boot lid. Jack gets into car and drives off.

The Collector

By Thomas Nieuwland
Last change 01/02/2005



EXT. Outside a house, Day

A man is standing at an open car boot the contents is an array of object (coffee cups, hair dryers, clothes, ect.). The man is Jack an average looking man, he places a small figurine into the boot and then shuts the boot lid. Jack gets into car and drives off.

EXT. Outside different house, new Day

The same car stops in front of an average suburban house. Jack gets out of the car and gets a collection (donation) bucket from the back seat of the car. Jack walks towards the front door and knocks on it. The door opens to reveal the occupant of the house (a woman).

JACK:

Good morning madam, my name is Jack, I’m collecting money for the feed the hungry organization and I was wondering if you would like to make a donation.
 
WOMAN 1:

Oh, yes I would, just wait here while I go and get some money.

Woman goes into the house, when the woman is out of sight Jack enters the house.

INT. The house (living room)

Jack starts snooping around, picking up things and putting them back. The woman comes back with money in her hand and is surprised to find Jack in her house snooping around.



WOMAN 1:

What are you doing in my house! Get out, get out right now!

JACK:  

I’m sorry, I was just looking around

WOMAN 1:  

Looking for what?

JACK:  

Something to collect, that’s what I do, I collect things

WOMAN 1:  

I have money for you here, you didn’t have to come into my house

JACK:  

No you don’t understand, I collect things, I’m not interested in your money.

WOMAN 1:  

But…

Woman’s sentence cut short by a Jack stabbing her with a knife. Woman drops to the floor dieing. Jack walks off continuing his search for something to collect. After searching the house he emerges from a room with a small award. Jack walks past the woman (now dead) and out the door.

EXT. Outside the house

Jack walks to his car and opens the boot. Places the award into the boot with the other objects, he closes the boot and gets into the car and drives off.



EXT. Outside another house, new day

Car stops in front of another average looking house. Again Jack gets out with his collection bucket and walks to the front door and knocks on it. Door opens to reveal another woman.

JACK:

Hello madam my name is Jack, I’m collecting money for the feed the hungry organization and I was wondering if you would like to make a donation.

WOMAN 2:  

Hello, I would love to give some money, why don’t you come in, while I get some.

Jack with a big smile on his face follows the woman inside the house.

INT. Inside the house

WOMAN 2:

I’ll be back in a sec

JACK:

Take your time

The woman walks off while Jack starts to snoop around looking for his next item.

WOMAN 2 (from another room):  

How do you like the place?

JACK:

Great, you’ve got a lot of nice stuff [holding a statue]

Woman comes back, Jack still turned away looking around



JACK:  

You look like you’re a collector

WOMAN 2: 

You could say that.

JACK (while turning to face the woman):  

Yeah, I’m a collector myself

Jack faces the woman just as she stabs him in the chest. Jack fall to the floor dead.

WOMAN 2:  

You don’t say

The woman picks up Jack’s collection bucket and walks down the hall to a room, she unlocks the door to reveal a room with selves filled with many different kinds of collection containers. She places Jack’s on the self.





The End

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