INT. INCHEON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, KOREA
Various shots of around the airport. Shots of families
saying goodbye to their love ones as they depart on a new
journey, flight attendants getting ready to go to work,
people buying souvenirs last minuet at airport duty free
A.J, a long blond haired girl with freckles stands beside
her father, a tall dark brown haired man. A single suitcase
on the ground and a guitar case standing leaning next to it.
Ah sure am gonna miss ya dad.
A.J's father holds onto his daughters shoulders, looking
into her dark brown eyes. Tears begin to form in his own
eyes, his face filled with pride.
Dammit Julia, yer gonna make me
cry. C'mere you.
Joshua pulls his daughter in close, a few tears escaping his
eyes. A.J's eyes dart around to all the onlookers.
Dad, people are starin'.
Flight A103 to Toronto, Canada, is
now boarding. All passengers please
proceed to gate 3.
A.J pulls away from her father.
Mkay. Well. Ah'll call when ah
She smiles, pushing a strand of her blond hair out of her
face, her facial expressions soft and loving.
Ah love ya dad.
Shot of A.J walking away, leaving her father behind.
EXT. OVER AN OCEAN SOMEWHERE
Shot of the plane, Korean Air.
The name's Anna-Julia White. But ah
hate my full name. Only my mom
call's me that, but then again, we
don' exactly get along at the best
Various shots of around the plane: flight attendants taking
care of the passengers needs, meals being served, A.J
looking out the window.
But that's behind me. My life in
Korea, heck, before Korea, it's
over. But for the better y'know.
CU of A.J looking out the plane window.
It's time to start the School of
EXT. TORONTO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Aerial shot of the airport, with planes lading & taking off,
INT. TORONTO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Full body shot of A.J walking around the airport, a guitar
case strapped to her back, dragging her luggage in one hand,
holding a paper in the other.
Take bus 3 at the exit, subway line
4 & walk 20KM and turn... right Ah
got this. IAU here Ah come!
Various shots of A.J taking the bus, subway & walking.
During these scenes, there is a 'voice over narrative
(Internal Monologue 1)
International Art University, AKA
School of Dreams' is a top notch
art school in Canada dedicated to
all thing's art, and Ah mean
(Internal Monologue 2)
Anyone who want's ta be anyone in
any form of art is goin' ta be at
that school. Photographers,
dancers, sculptors, ya name it,
(Internal Monologue 3)
And at the end of every year, the
graduatin' classes all work
together an make one massive
Shot of A.J walking down a crowded street, the International
Art University can be slightly seen in the distance.
(Internal Monologue 4)
But only the best of the best get
chosen to do the feature roles.
CU of A.J with a big grin.
(Internal Monologue 5)
An' Ah'm gonna be the writer whose
song is chosen.
EXT. INTERNATIONAL ART UNIVERSITY
Panoramic shot of the massive school, A.J standing at its
gates. LABEL: SCHOOL OF DREAMS.
Shots of around the school. A.J walks into the courtyard.
The court yard is filled with students; some playing with
their instruments, others talking amongst themselves, some
even sleeping under the bright sunny sky. Some students are
like A.J, just arriving with their baggage still in hand,
looking for their dorm.
Mid shot of A.J, whose face is in a big grin as she looks
around. In the BG a spiked blond hair boy is seen about to
trip. The boy wears his shirt untucked, his jeans ripped in
various places and faded.
School of Dreams! Here at-
A.J is cut off as the blond hair boy falls over, taking A.J
The boy gets up, dusts himself off and holds out an empty
hand towards A.J.
My bad! Haha.
A.J accepts the help offered and picks herself up.
Nah, it's alright'. Was in the way
Nice accent you got there.
Yeah, uh, Louisiana.
A.J gives the boy a quizzical look. The young man then
proceeds to pick up the papers A.J was once holding in her
hand and hands them back to her.
Thanks. Say, would y'all happen ta
know where the girls dorm is would
The boy rubs his hand in his hair.
There's a path at the end of this
courtyard. Take a left and it's the
first building you see. Can't miss
Thank ya kindly.
She turns to leave and begins to walk in the direction she
was told. The boy looks at her in the BG, waving his arm.
Hey, what program you in?
A.J turns around and proudly responds.
Awesome! Maybe you'll be writing my
songs! I'm in the vocal program!
Semi CU of A.J with a smirk and a wink.
Yer's an' everyone else too!
Shot of the blond haired boy, a goofy grin upon his face.
Ahh I can see myself going for a
girl like her.
A slightly taller male walks up next to blond hair boy and
puts his hand on the other males shoulder. The brown-haired
boys well kept up appearance a contrast to the boy with the
blond hair and messy clothing.
I might have only seen the back of
her, but I'm sure she's out of your
Mark shoots the new boy a dirty look.
Shut up Derek!
INT. UNIVERSITY GIRLS DORMS
A.J is walking down the hallway, pausing every now and then
to look at the papers in her hand.
South dorm, room 25.
She looks and to her right, noticing the number 19 and going
Down the hall it is!
INT. UNIVERSITY GIRLS DORMS
A.J comes to a corner dorm room, the wooden door proudly
bearing the number 25. The door is slightly ajar and a soft
humming can be hear on the other side. With a look of
curiosity, A.J knocks on the door before slowly opening it
and looking inside.
Over the shoulder shot of A.J, revealing the room. The room
was a fairly sized room, with two basic twin beds, one on
the left and one on the right wall. There was two desks at
the back of the room & a private bathroom in the back of the
room. To right side of the room was occupied. A Japanese
girl with dyed red hair and a scar on her face sat on the
right bed holding a small box, humming quietly to herself.
Startled by A.J's hello, she jumped slightly. She then
looked up at A.J with a curious look on her face. Softly,
she smiled, her head slightly tilting to the left. She
speaks with a thick Japanese accent.
Hello?! Can I help yo-?
Hey. Boy Ah sure am tired.
A.J drops her bags at the bottom of the empty bed and the
face plants with the soft mattress. The Asian girl looks
slightly confused. She places the box on her bed and leans
forward to talk to A.J.
Um... I take it you're my new room
A.J replies with a muffled voice, for her head is still
buried in her new pillow.
If this is yer room, then yup!
She turns on her side and looks at her new room mate.
Whoo whee this bed is super soft
compared ta my bed back home! Say,
ya'll wouldn' happen to be Korean
No, I'm Japanese actually.
Ahh. Too bad. Ah dunno any
Japanese, 'cept sayonara.
The other girl smiles.
It's OK, most people think I'm
Chinese anyway. My name is Minami
by the way.
Minami holds out a hand.
Nice to meet you roomie!
A.J sits up to face her new room mate. She leans forward to
take Minami's hand.
Nice ta meetcha. Name's A.J.
A.J get's up off the bed & looks around the room.
Well. Best way ta get used to the
new timezone is ta go an' get
registered early. Yup.
Minami tilts her head curiously.
Time zone? Where do you come from?
And she leaves the room as Minami speaks.
Korea? But your accent-?
She looks at the empty doorway her new room mate had just
Well, that was rude.
EXT. UNIVERSALITY COURT YARD
A.J stands in the middle of the courtyard looking in all
direction, lost in finding her destination.
Ah think Ah shoulda taken a map
with me or sumthin'.
A well-set girl approaches A.J from behind. She has black
hair and red streaks, up in a messy ponytail and wears
You look lost, did you just arrive?
A.J turns to face the new girl.
Yeah, Ah just got here an' Ah have
not the slightest idea on where-
Just got here? I bet you need to
Yeah I do. Do ya-?
Come with me! I can show you where
to go! Name's Mandy Finnegan by the
way. You should come hang out
sometime, you look like you like to
Ah, uh, k?
Mandy proceeds to drag A.J away from the courtyard.
C'mon this is the School of Dreams!
You look way too lonely. I don't
want you to feel alone, so lets get
you some friends! I want you to
meet my boyfriend Tyler first
though, he's in the photography
program. He's waiting in line to
register, so we can meet him there.
Mandy continues to drag a confused A.J along, dodging other
students as they walk.
What program are you in by the way?
I'm in the literature program on a
scholarship. So watch out, I'm
going to get that top spot in the
year end performance.
Ah, uh, wha-? Um, Ah mean,
Literature eh? You sure sound
literate. We'll work on that.
Slight aerial shot of the courtyard with Mandy leading A.J
towards the registration office.
It was then Ah knew, it was gonna
be one heck of an interesting time
here in Toronto. An this was only
----END CHAPTER 1----