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{EXT. SEA – DAY}

The surface of the sea is smooth and calm.

NARRATOR (V.O)
My name is Papu, travelling on the sea was an interesting journey I was desperate about. Luckily, for me, my dad was an angler.

{BODO-TOWN}

The sky THUNDERS as the rain showers upon the small town. A town full of short houses linked together.

NARRATOR (V.O)
He hunts the biggest fishes in his time; I saw him as the greatest fisherman in history. The man of the sea.

{INT. HUT – NIGHT}

An old woman; GRANDMA, is squatting before a twelve-year-old boy; PAPU.

GRANDMA
Papu,

NARRATOR (V.O)
My grandmother loves horror stories.

PAPU
Yes, Grandma!

NARRATOR (V.O)
I thought it’s one of the reasons my Dad never takes her stories serious.

GRANDMA
Don’t go fishing in the mid-sea on Sundays. A long time ago, two young-looking brothers disobeyed our traditions and went on fishing in the mid-sea on a Sunday.

{EXT. MANGROVE/CANOE, SEA}

TWO YOUNG MEN in their twenties are pulling a long gill net out of the water. The gill net is very long that they stand at the two ends of the net from a distance.

MAN ONE
(something heavy is pulling the net from his hand back into the water)
Brother! Are you pulling the net?
(suddenly falls inside the water with the net. After a while of struggles, silence befalls and he sinks very fast into the water)

MAN TWO
(pulls the net out)
Brother! Did you cut the net?
(suddenly sees a gigantic dark creature coming very fast out of the water towards him)
No!
(runs on the branches of the mangroves, the creature approaches, he jumps behind the leaves of the mangroves, the creature falls into the water and disappears. He runs towards a canoe, enters and paddles it very fast. Suddenly, the cloud THUNDERS, STORMS and RAINFALL begin to occur around him. And, something hits the canoe from beneath the sea, the canoe goes up into the air and tumbles into the water with him)

{INT. HUT}

The BOLT OF LIGHTNING flashes through the window and the sky THUNDERS, then Papu shivers.

GRANDMA
History has it that the gods were angry with them.

PAPU
Were they able to return?

GRANDMA
No! They vanished away into the middle of the sea. No one has seen their bodies. The gods took them away so that others will learn to obey our tradition.
(looks at the door)
My son, DERICK, why stand by the door?

DERICK
(a tall man in his forties)
It’s late, mum, Papu needs to sleep because we have a journey to embark on in the morning.

PAPU
Come on, Dad, grandma is telling me interesting stories.

NARRATOR (V.O)
I loved Grandma’s stories. They’re what keep me awake at night because they’re scary!

DERICK
(to Papu)
Get up, go to your room and sleep.

GRANDMA
Go on, sweetheart.
(Papu leaves)
Sundays are…

DERICK
(interrupts)
Mum, how many times will I tell you that I’ll be fine?

GRANDMA
Son, tomorrow is a Sunday, I wouldn’t want you to go on fishing in the mid-sea.

DERICK
(sighs)
Mum, I think you should go and get some sleep, it’s almost 10 pm.
(walks to the door and faces Grandma)
It’s his first time to go fishing with me, I won’t take him there, I promise.

NARRATOR (V.O)
My Dad was fed up with ancient tales. It was my holiday anyway.

END OF TEASER

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