Bank Statement

by Alex Sarris

Short Film
Email: landfocus229@gmail.com

Just how far will a bank go to get your business?

 

 

 

 

Bank Statement By
Alex Sarris

 

 

 

 

Revisions by
Alex Sarris 19 June 2012
Alex Sarris 28 June 2012

 

Current Revisions by Alex Sarris 28 June 2012

 

 

 

 

ALEX SARRIS
PO Box 325 Mount Hawthorn Perth WA Australia 6915 Email: landfocus229@gmail.com

Copyright (c) 2012 This screenplay may not be used or reproduced without the express written permission of the author.

FADE IN:

INT. OFFICE - MORNING
A busy office. Staff carry out their duties.
Corner office door name plate, “STEVE WILSON - DIRECTOR”. The door swings open and STEVE WILSON (39) sits at his desk.

INT. STEVE’S OFFICE - MORNING
He wears a partially open shirt with a thick gold chain covering his carpeted chest.

Steve has pen to paper and frantically writes. Steam rises from his coffee mug.
The phone rings.

STEVE
(Into phone)
Trust Insurance Brokers, Steve Wilson speaking.

INT. BANK - MORNING (INTERCUT)
WILLIAM HARRIGAN (55) with a comb over, sits at his desk.

WILLIAM
(Into phone)
Good morning Steve, my name is William Harrigan, I’m the relationship manager at the Bank of Newcastle.

STEVE
(Into phone)
I am extremely busy at the moment.

WILLIAM
I won’t take much of your time.
Steve shakes his head.

STEVE
(Angry)
Which part of I am busy don’t you understand?

Steve slams the phone down.
William holds the phone away from his head and looks at it.

Moments later the phone rings.

STEVE (CONT’D)
(Into phone)
Trust Insurance Brokers, Steve Wilson speaking

WILLIAM
Hello Mr. Wilson, it seems that we got cut off.

Steve shakes his head.

STEVE
(Smirks)
Is that what happened?

WILLIAM
As I was mentioning, our bank has been established for some 80 years and we are contacting potential clients to advise them of our services.

STEVE
(Forcefully)
Look lets cut to the chase, we are happy with our current bank and I see no reason to change.

WILLIAM
Can you give me 20 minutes of your time? I can come to you and discuss our services and what we have to offer you.

STEVE
(Angry)
As I said I am really busy and I don’t see the need.

WILLIAM
Believe me, once you see what we have to offer you...

STEVE
(Interrupting)
So you’re the relationship manager.
WILLIAM
Yes that's correct.
STEVE
How about you take me to lunch and we discuss this further.

WILLIAM
I, well, err, OK I can do that.

STEVE
I assume your bank gives you a budget for entertaining potential clients.

WILLIAM
(Proudly)
That's no problem, I can access the banks credit card for entertaining clients.

STEVE
Great, say if I make a booking for next Monday, 12 noon at Montereys on the Bay.

WILLIAM
That’s fine, we can discuss your banking needs then.

STEVE
Please forward me your contact details.

WILLIAM
I will and look forward to meeting you.

STEVE
OK see you then.
WILLIAM
Goodbye.
Steve hangs up the phone, raises his eyebrows.

INT. BANK - DAY
William Harrigan (55) sits at his desk,
A desk name-tag: “William Harrigan Relationship Manager”. The telephone rings.

WILLIAM
(Into phone)
Hello William Harrigan speaking.

WENDY (V.O.)
Hello Mr. Harrigan this is Wendy from Montereys on the Bay.

 

WILLIAM
Yes Hello.

WENDY
I am phoning to confirm the booking that Mr. Wilson made for Monday at 12.

WILLIAM
Yes that’s correct.

WENDY (V.O.)
Just to let you know we require your credit card details up front as we are fully booked and do not accept cancellations.

WILLIAM
That’s fine, just a moment and I will get it.

William pulls open the top draw and removes a shiny new Bank of Newcastle credit card.

WILLIAM (CONT’D)
The card is a Visa. The number is 2356-33.....

WENDY
What’s the expiry date?

WILLIAM
June 2014

WENDY (V.O.)
Thank you Mr. Harrigan we look forward to seeing you on Monday at 12.

WILLIAM
Thank you.

Mr. Harrigan hangs up the phone.

INT. STEVE’S OFFICE - DAY
Steve picks up the phone and dials

WENDY
Hello Montereys on the bay, Wendy speaking.

STEVE
(Into phone)
Hello Wendy, It’s Steve Wilson.

WENDY (V.O.)
Hello Mr. Wilson

STEVE
I was wanting to reschedule my booking for Monday from 12 noon to 10.30am So we can get a few drinks in before lunch.

WENDY (V.O.)
That’s fine Mr. Wilson, we will see you at 10.30.

STEVE
Thanks Wendy, Bye.

WENDY (V.O.)
Goodbye Mr. Wilson

EXT. STREET - MIDDAY ON MONDAY
William Harrigan carefully drives his shiny black Mercedes along the road adjacent to the bay and pulls into a crowded car park.

He parks, gets out of his car, checks his top shirt pocket for the credit card.

William throws on his suit jacket, runs his fingers through his comb over.

He closes his car door and presses the alarm FOB as he walks away.

INT. MONTEREYS ON THE BAY - MIDDAY
William walks in the restaurant lobby and a sign says “Private Function”, he looks confused.

He proceeds into the restaurant, stops suddenly and his jaw drops.

There is a sign on the far wall “Happy 40th Birthday Steve”.
Some 40 party guests are noisily drinking, cheering and pulling party poppers.

FADE OUT:

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