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The Interview Lenny Henry


I have spent a lot of time trying to contact people regarding my scripts to no avail so I hatched a plan to not send a script i have written but try something they call META. I decided to write a script that involved an interview with the person I was sending the script to. Sort of an interpretation of what Charlie Brooker would write. I even referenced Mr Brooker. As I was physically posting the script to two people to whom I respected there was a reference to them both within the same script. Sort of Meta within Meta.

I enjoyed writing it and finally printed out the 10 pages ready to send to the production office but took a step back and thought ‘maybe this is too weird’. If this was done a few years ago it would have probably been received with good humour (or chucked in the bin) but in the current climate if the person starts reading the script it would come across as if it was written by Travis Bickle. If I sat in an office and received this rather invasive script I would be rather freaked out hence having a last minute reality check.

I can’t throw the script away as i enjoyed the process of the surrealness so i have pasted it below for anyone that cares to read. I have even included the cover page EXPLICITLY stating this isn’t a spec script but a fictional interview. Also the aspect that this was written in good humour and not in some creepy way (which it would have been if i did post it) I can better explain the thought process here.


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