Ampersands by Steve Garry | Script Revolution

Ampersands

A race of super-advanced but diminutive aliens crash lands inside a sprawling department store and can't get out.

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Subtitle: The Strange Little Creatures Living at Big Jay's Superstore

While exploring the Milky Way, a race of itsy-bitsy, fun-loving aliens called Ampersands decide to visit Earth. The problem is, their spaceships plunk down a ventilation shaft right into a huge retail supercenter!

"Well, I guess this is Earth! Not much to it, is there?"

When the itsy-bitsy humanoids realize that this isn't all our planet has to offer, they have to figure out how to escape, maybe with the help of a couple of teen Earthlings who work the night shift there. Otherwise, they risk living the rest of their days pilfering fish food from the Pet Department and dodging Earthlings trying to squash them like bugs or buy them for toys.

If you'd like to view this fun story, which includes a serious message about honesty and friendship mixed in with the humour (and the numerous product placement opportunities), I look forward to sending it to you. (Also available as Pilot + Episode One)

Producers: Please contact me for the full script/synopsis, or buy the Kindle version at
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007UIA5XC

Note: Official Selection (The Children’s International Film Festival of Wales 2022)

Submitted: February 21, 2017
Last Updated: September 10, 2022

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The Writer: Steve Garry

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