Bamboo: I-You

Man with outstretched arms looking towards sky, image for 'I-You', song by Bamboo, music video script by The Flash Fiction Ponder.

Man with outstretched arms looking towards sky, image for 'I-You', song by Bamboo, music video script by The Flash Fiction Ponder.

Music Video Concept/Script

By

Rico Lamoureux

Song

By

Bamboo

All Rights Reserved

FADE IN:

EXT. DESERT – DAY (DIRT ROAD)

Series of Shots DURING GUITAR INTRO

Young guy ‘who has it all’ type in his casual suit uses a handkerchief to lift the hood of his overpriced sports car. As soon as it’s opened smoke rises out with a rush.

  1. Pissed off and knowing nothing about manual labor, he slams the hood down.
  1. After raising his cell phone towards the sky in hopes for a signal the young man looks at it.

Nothing.

He screams at it.

  1. Leaning down in his car, the young man looks over the thick bundle of cash in his wallet. He closes it, puts it in his inside coat pocket and grabs a bottle of water on the passenger seat.

He shuts the car door and activates his car alarm.

END INTRO

The young man walks down the deserted dirt road, his car in the background.

LYRICS

Pain leads to freedom

It’s everyone’s opinion

Not my own

Above him, we pull out to a wide Birds-Eye-View shot, showing the dismal conditions of the open desert.

LYRICS

Fame Crystal Kingdom

It’s everyone’s mission

Not my own

DISSOLVE TO:

NOTE: Every time we dissolve to and from the band and the young man the dissolve will be like that of heat dancing on the surface of the desert.

EXT. DESERT – DAY

The band.

LYRICS

(singing)

Not too young

Not that old

Neither better

Neither cold

Just an optimist

who’s turned a little cynical

DISSOLVE TO:

EXT. DESERT – DAY (DIRT ROAD)

The young man walks the dirt road, every so often checking behind him. Wipes away sweat.

LYRICS

Under gloom

don’t be afraid

love is stronger than it all

Stronger than this soul divided

DISSOLVE TO:

EXT. DESERT – DAY

The band.

LYRICS

(singing)

All these years

I never really knew

what love is

‘til I found you

Found you

DISSOLVE TO:

No battery, no signal, the young man slams his phone to the ground, causing it to break into pieces.

LYRICS

All these years

I never really knew

what love is

‘til I found you

Found you

EXT. DESERT – LATER

Already showing signs of being stranded for a while the young man swallows the last few drops from his bottle of water.

He tosses the empty bottle away.

The open desert below his feet catching his eye, he realizes he has veered off the road and is now deeper in the middle of nowhere.

DISSOLVE TO:

EXT.  – DESERT – DAY

The band.

LYRICS

(singing)

This new faith

where the altar is the bed

Where the church feels

like a hotel room

Where gold turns to lead

DISSOLVE TO:

EXT. DESERT – DAY

Sitting in the dirt with head hanging down the young man looks up…

LYRICS

Hello

To what appears to be a puddle of water.

LYRICS

Do you believe?

He hurries to his feet and over to his discovery.

LYRICS

Love is stronger

than us all

He looks down into the puddle at his reflection. Only his reflection is wearing different clothes. Simple clothes, and he looks complete. Enlightened.

LYRICS

Stronger than

two souls colliding

DISSOLVE TO:

EXT. DESERT – DAY

The band.

LYRICS

(singing)

I – You

Burn like fire from below

sears the flesh

feeds the soul’s desire

DISSOLVE TO:

EXT. DESERT – DAY

The young man places his hand into the puddle. It’s deep, as his forearm goes in too.

LYRICS

I –

You

Each holding onto one another’s forearm, the young man slowly pulls himself back, causing his reflection to rise out of the puddle. (Puddle being absorbed, no water left behind)

LYRICS

Stronger than before

Rising through the dust

like a Phoenix

DISSOLVE TO:

EXT. DESERT – DAY

The band.

LYRICS

(singing)

All these years

I never really knew

what love is

‘til I found you

Found you

DISSOLVE TO:

EXT. DESERT – DAY

Not wanting to believe it, the young man walks away, trying to distance himself from his other half, his other half calmly following him.

LYRICS

All these years

I never really knew

what love is

‘til I found you

Found you

MONTAGE – DURING INSTRUMENTAL SECTION – The young man and his other half get acquainted.

Still trailing behind his counterpart, the young man’s other half points out a cactus not that far ahead of them.

As the young man approaches the cactus his other half is already there.

Being coached from his other half yet still somewhat trying to ignore him the young man carefully breaks open the cactus and drinks drops of water dripping from it. He offers some to his other half, but his other half declines with a smile.

(NIGHT)

The young man, fiercely rubbing two sticks together while his counterpart is squatted by his side, tries to make fire.

Smoke is produced.

A flame.

Fire is created. The young man and his other half jump to their feet in excitement.

The young man roasts cactus on a stick. Tastes pretty good, considering the situation.

The fire is getting low. The other half points to the young man’s inside coat pocket.

The young man takes a few bills from his wallet and uses them to rekindle the fire.

His other half looks at him. A little hesitant, the young man burns a few more.

His other half smiles.

So does he.

He starts to burn more…

And more.

The young man and his counterpart dance around the fire, sometimes in Slo-Mo, bills burning all around them.

DISSOLVE TO:

EXT. DESERT – DAY

The band.

LYRICS

(singing)

I –

You

Burn like fire from below

sears the flesh

feeds the soul’s desires

DISSOLVE TO:

EXT. DESERT – MORNING

Lying by the fire, the young man wakes.

Seated nearby, his other half watching over him.

LYRICS

I –

You

Stronger than before

Rising through the dust

like a Phoenix

DISSOLVE TO:

EXT. DESERT – DAY

(Slo-Mo)

The young man and his other half run through the desert together, having fun trying to get ahead of one another.

LYRICS

All these years

I never really knew

what love is

‘til I found you

Found you

DISSOLVE TO:

EXT. DESERT – DAY

The band.

LYRICS

(singing)

All these years

I never really knew

what love is

‘til I found you

Found you

DISSOLVE TO:

INT. DESERT – DAY

Back-to-back, with arms outstretched and heads tilted up to the sky with eyes closed the young man and his counterpart enjoy the sun pouring down upon them.

LYRICS

All these years

I never really knew

what love is

‘til I found you

Found you

DISSOLVE TO:

EXT. DESERT – DIRT ROAD – DAY

The young man and his other half walk and talk, their arms slung over one another’s shoulder as they walk down the dirt road.

LYRICS

All these years

I never really knew

what love is

‘til I found you

A shot from their back, as they’re walking away they merge together as one.

LYRICS

Found you

FADE OUT:

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