The Barbecue by Tina Balli | Script Revolution

The Barbecue

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A dysfunctional family move to the suburbs and invite all their neighbours to a barbecue to get to know them, while all their kids plan to expose the cannabis growing vegan hippies next door.
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Eren and Jenny, with their teen daughter, Flower move to 'Hilltop - the safest place to be.' Eren works for a company, designing technical gadgets, and invents a mobile phone with extras, including infra red, night vision camera, and heat sensors. The neighbours seem nice...a cop and his twin son and daughter, a couple of harmless hippies, and a couple whose son loves gadgets. Eren lets him try out his prototype phone on trial.
..Thing is, Flower, the twins and Travis the gadget boy, are suspicious that Hilltop is not so law abiding as dad cop thinks. eren and Jenny plan a summer barbecue to get to know their neighbours better, but the kids have other plans. They use the time to break into the hippieshouse using the camera phone to discover their secret plants growing.
Meanwhile the meat fest party goes with a bang, with an unsuspecting work colleague who has a punk rock tribute band, playing not quite the music eren thought, to an audience of vegan hippies, jehovah's witness walk ins, and goes with a bang with a science project experiment from one of the twins. Who knows how the night will end?!
FULL SCRIPT STILL IN PROGRESS, BUT SET IN ONE LOCATION IN THE SUBURBS, TO MAKE A FUN BUDGET COMEDY MOVIE!

Submitted: June 10, 2019
Last Updated: July 13, 2019

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The Writer: Tina Balli

Studied at LCCA, creative media, where I wrote 'Spotted Dick, the Musical,' a comedy short, in song! Check it on my YouTube channel, LEMONADE BUDGET, where I also have crafty tutorials.. . I attended a script course with 'Raindance', many years ago...Yes, I''m no spring chicken. . I self published 4 novels, am creator of 'the demon realm' tarot deck and book. all available to buy online. I've studied occult for 40 years, so my writing reflects this. Trust me when I say I have seen and done more supernatural stuff than any movie, and know what I'm talking about! I concentrate fully on script writing now, as it has become my first love, but I am an artist, and occasionally get time to paint... Go to bio

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