LOST IN LOVE: A Short Movie

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Summary: A bisexual boy is caught up by his special disabled girl that he loves another boy.

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LOST IN LOVE – SHOOTING SCRIPT

INT. CLASSROOM. AFTERNOON.

A tall, slender, wormy-faced boy, extremely bored, looks at his phone while two other girl students before him are writing something on their papers. This is PRAMA. Realizing that the class is over, he immediately takes his bag and leaves.

Cut to

Prama walks out the class. He sees two girls talking warmly and walks away.

Cut to

EXT. A BUILDING’S PORCH. AFTERNOON

Prama sees a group of girls chatting very pleasantly and becomes wearisome.

Fade black

The screen shows “LOST IN LOVE”.

EXT. PARK’S BENCH. AFTERNOON.

Prama sits next to three students working on their assignments. He tries to communicate to them but is ignored and then walks away.

INT. CANTEEN. AFTERNOON

Prama sees another clique having lunch at the same table, but his sight actually focuses on a shortish, baby-faced boy. This is SAKTI. Prama silently grins to Sakti who then smiles back. Prama, embarrassed, smiles to his phone.

Cut to

EXT. LONG CHAIR. AFTERNOON.

Prama discreetly sits beside a shoulder-length-haired, geeky-looking, and physically attractive girl. This is RAHAYU. They are fairly distant, while she is writing. Prama chases her.

PRAMA
Hello? (looks confident) Hello? (confused)

Rahayu does not answer. She looks at Prama giving hand gestures telling she cannot speak and hear. She then takes her pen, jots “Hello, I’m Rahayu” on her notebook, and shows it to Prama as he takes it. Prama writes “I’m Prama” and returns the book to Rahayu. Both smile joyously.

Cut to

EXT. STREET SIDE. EVENING.

Prama walks home through the street side with a hesitant smile before entering the angkot.

Cut to

INT. BEDROOM. EVENING.

Prama lays on his bed, his face looking up on the attic, and gets up to the chair as he smiles. He takes his diary and writes “Good evening, my diary…” Prama pours his feeling and closes the writing with “I THINK I LOVE SAKTI” before finally putting the diary.

Cut to

INT. CANTEEN. MORNING.

Prama looks at his phone, waiting for Rahayu. Rahayu walks outside and gives a glance to Prama sitting on the chair inside. She comes in with one huge flowery smile. Prama raises from his chair as Rahayu approaches. They both sit face-to-face. Prama takes out a book saying “Prama and Rahayu’s NOTEBOOK” on the cover. He then starts writing on the book and exchanges it with Rahayu. Rahayu reads and writes as well.

Cut to

EXT. IN FRONT OF CANTEEN. MORNING.

Prama and Rahayu walk together, chatting.

Cut to

EXT. SAUNG. AFTERNOON.

Rahayu shows hand gestures as if she tells “can you draw?” to Prama. She immediately takes the notebook and draws a spot-on motorcycle image. Prama takes the book and doodles five flowerpots, at which Rahayu laughs. Discouraged by her laugh and his own drawing, he frowns but eventually laughs along.

PRAMA
Have you ever tried speaking? (Using a hand gesture)

Rahayu shakes her head, looking down.

PRAMA

Oh, why?

Rahayu writes “people laugh” on a paper. Prama glances at her sympathetically.

Fade black

The screen shows “The next day…”

EXT. PARK. AFTERNOON.

Prama’s face appears upward on the camera, discovering Rahayu sitting on a bench without moving. Beside her, a seemingly suave boy approaches and seems to huddle her. Shocked, Prama goes to the other direction and walks away with jealousy and disappointment.

Cut to

INT. CORRIDOR. AFTERNOON.

Rahayu and her friend are chatting with hand gestures. Suddenly they stop as Prama comes toward them. Distressed by the appearance of Rahayu, Prama walks away but gets waylaid by Rahayu. Rahayu gestures the notebook but Prama does not understand it. She insists and forcedly takes the notebook out of Prama’s handbag. Prama defends his bag and the book falls down. Rahayu takes the diary and finds out the column of Prama’s handwriting the other day. Prama withdraws it, and it tears apart. Angry, Rahayu holds the paper, pauses it at the height of Prama’s face, and throws it to the floor. Prama’s face shows guilt and embarrassment, and as he intends to explain something, Rahayu has already run away.

RAHAYU’S FRIEND

(looking confused) Rahayu, wait!

Prama chases both of them.

Sakti enters out of nowhere, discovers the paper, and takes it.

SAKTI

Prama, it’s yours!

Prama looks back and approaches Sakti.

SAKTI

(glances at the paper) Is it true?

Prama seizes the paper from Sakti’s hand and walks away, leaving Sakti jaw-dropping.

Black Screen

INT. BEDROOM. NIGHT.

Prama lays on his bed as he sighs, with trepidation and guilt. His cellphone rings, and he takes it few seconds after, finding out that Sakti is the one who texts him. The text says “Hey, u awake? If what I read is true, can we meet up? You know what, I think I love you.” Prama becomes more confused and idealess of what to react.

Fade black

EXT. STREETSIDE. NOON.

Prama walks down the street side, confused and disoriented, about to encounter Sakti that day. While struggling not to cry, he looks far and finds Sakti standing on the campus corridor, waving at him. Out of sudden, Prama becomes near-sighted and eventually blurry. He keeps walking, without noticing that a car is heading fast toward him. The car, as it gets nearer, honks recklessly and beats Prama right before he rolls on the ground.

Black screen

Montage: The screen shows a ground-angle long road interspersed by some blurry sights. It then shows a close-up face of Sakti, looking with a full of anticipation and fear at the in-between fuzzy screen.

SAKTI
Prama…

Black screen

Montage: Rahayu’s face appears on the frame, fulfilling the empty left-hand side of the screen.

RAHAYU
Pra… Ma…

Fade black

Montage: The screen now shows three faces: on each side of the frame are that of Sakti’s and Rahayu’s, and on the center side is that of Rahayu’s friend’s, talking on her phone in distress. Sakti and Rahayu look at each other, bewildered.

Fade Black

The screen shows:

Directed by:
RAHMAT SATRIA HARMI

Starring:
HIMAWAN PRADIPTA
RAHMADEWI BUDININGTYAS
DEDEN KURNIA SYAM
DEMITHA RINJANI ILHAM
ZITRO ALVIOTTI
MEIS DINA SANTIKA
RIZKA CHAIRANI
MUQITA ANUBELA
MEGAH RIZKI
TUBAGUS FIRMANSYAH

Thanks to:
NADIRA DHAIFINA
RURI KARTIKA WARDHANI
ANANDA BAYU PANGESTU

Special thanks to:
The crowds at Faculty of Arts,
Universitas Padjadjaran, Jatinangor, Indonesia

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References:

1. This short film fully inspired by The Most Beautiful Thing (Short Film) by Cameron Covell (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IP8psM4LWXk).

2. Car accident from If I Stay.

Word count: 1036 words.

Link for dramatization: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f8o-B4ACBF4

13 thoughts on “LOST IN LOVE: A Short Movie

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    A very entertaining short movie, Mat. You’ve made it well. What surprises me is the part when Prama receives a text from Sakti, and in my opinion, the most epic part is when the car hits Prama. I’d love to see more of your works.

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  2. Soooo here it is, after all of our hard work it’s finally done! :’D I’m impressed in your movie-editing skill Mat, and your perfectionism during the process of making it. However, there are some advices I would suggest you:
    1. If in the future you intend to make a film again, please do make a clearer direction and/or script so the confusion from the actors of what they should do can be lessen :)
    2. I think, some of the music placing, and some of the musics themselves that you use in this short film is quite unmatched with the situation(s). Make me as your movie’s music director, maybe….? *code* hihihi.
    But anyways, GREAT JOB, RAHMAT!! I’m proud of you, you’ve been very hardworking in the making of this movie, I hope all of your hard work will be paid off in the end. Looking forward for more of your works in the future!

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  3. You have a very interesting character’s backgrounds. Also, the love story that you provide is not mainstream. I really enjoy your work. you should make a film again one day.

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  4. Rahmat,at first I just wanted to see my cameo here, however when I see the whole movie “Wih that’s a great movie actually.” The plot of this story is very interesting. I am curious about what will happen next, is Sakti a bisexual too? will Prama become “normal”? will Rahayu able to speak? I hope you make the sequel Mat, everyone will love it., you have succeed to make a great short movie. Oiya I laugh when I see Demitha run D building hallway hahaha her steps looks heavy.

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  5. Wow, it’s an amazing short movie. The love story is really… I can’t even look a word for it. I really enjoy watch this short movie. The actors and the actress act really well, the music is match with the situation, and your editing of this movie is perfect. I would like to see more of your works.

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  6. Having seen the dramatization yet, I think you did very well, Mat. You give such incredible “touch” within the scene-cut and, of course, the music. It is very possible for you to make nice soap opera taking such non-mainstream theme in like you did in this project. It would be marvelous as long as you don’t take animals name for the title. Looking forward to seeing your great works next time. Grande!

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  7. 180410130009/ C

    Rahmat! this is pretty cool short movie with a touching ending. I admire the way you made the plot of the story become so interesting. I enjoy your movie so much and I hope you can make the sequel. I could not resist to scream when Sakti finds out that Prama loves him. Besides, your movie-editing skill is adorable! Great work, Rahmat! Glad to be a part of this great film though I only said “hello” :’)

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  8. Oh, Man. This is so wonderful. I love the part when Sakti met Rahayu. That makes me chuckle hehehe. Maybe you have to make the next episode of this film. Can’t wait for the next, great job!

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  9. 180410130034/ D
    Son of bit**h…….you do such a great film editing, Mat. The cuts are so smooth as well. Btw, I’ve also watched your reference, and I do really love your effort to make a plot twist at yours. Such a good decision on choosing the casts, too.

    Now, I feel insecure about my film…..it’ll be nice if you want to teach me later, will you? :]

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  10. oh God, I really like your short movie Rahmat, it unpredictable. moreover the part when we know if Rahayu is deaf and mute it amazing!!!

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  11. Such an AMAZING SHORT MOVIE. I don’t like it. I love it! I love every details in the movie especially when Prama smiled for the first time to Sakti. You did a great job, Mat! Don’t hide your talent please :)

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  12. What an Amazingggg movie mat!! Your movie is very entertaining. You have a talent to become a director. I really really enjoy to watching your movie. I hope you can make the next episode or another short movie, mat! Great Job!!

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