The Egg Cracked…

An award winning short film script written by Jamie Rhodes. This script won the IdeasTap Shorts award in 2015, chosen from over 430 entries.

This short film script uses visual metaphor and folklore to explore the emotional complexity of a simple moment in a parent’s life; a child leaving home. A moment all the more powerful for the father’s isolation and widower status.

The script received development notes from Keith Dando, course leader of MA Filmmaking at the Northern Film School.

A widower struggling to contain an adder infestation on his farm must take his only daughter to university on the day she leaves home.