Imagine a paradise gone wrong
Opening Scene from
JACKEL ISLAND, the MOVIE

BLACK SCREEN

Seagulls call.


EXT. OCEAN SHORE - DAY


BEGIN CREDITS


The CAMERA TRACKS slowly as crashing waves hit sand and eerie MUSIC plays.  Items are scattered on shore a tortoise shell, arrowheads, a snake skin, butterfly wings, dead reptiles, fossils, and broken bird eggs.



INT. GIRL’S BEDROOM


A small modest bedroom (dark and. 
spartan), with a poster of a horse

on the wall, and a “Colby College,
Maine” pennant above the bed.  Items
are tossed into a suitcase that lays

open on a bed shampoo, toothpaste,
a light-weight blouse, sandals,
suntan lotion, books...

EXT. OCEAN WITH SHIP - DAY


A research ship labeled “Jao Institute”

in the distance travels along the
ocean.


END CREDITS

           JAMIE (V.O.) (narrating)


I had no idea what was going to happen to me the next several months.  I only knew that I was going to be working with strangers on a distant island far from home.  It was my first time leaving Maine.  I didn’t know where I was, or where I was going.  They only told me that I would be stationed on an island east of India.

EXT. SHIP DECK - DAY


JAMIE, (22), tentative and biting lip, stands on deck, holding the railing tightly and kneads the rail nervously.  She looks out into the ocean.  Heavy winds, her hair blows.

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