Workshop 2: The Script

The Day – Script from Bold Creative Work-in-Progress on Vimeo.

It’s been a real challenge deciding which story to take forwards, they are all so honest, raw and moving. But decide we must and we have chosen Rex’s (not his real name).

It centre’s on his affection for a girl when he was 15, but being in the confusing and frustrating position of not being able to tell her. Does he disclose his status at the start and watch her run a mile, or does he start going out with her then tell her and see how she reacts?

With no one to talk to he turns to his friend and musters the courage to say… “I have been diagnosed with HIV”

Powerful stuff. We’re focusing on the idea of turning the story into a graphic novel so it can be used as a tool to help other young people to experience and learn from Rex’s experience. If you’re a young person and HIV positive there’s a good chance you’re going to have to deal with this at some point in your life, and hopefully this comic will help you prepare for it.

We took Rex’s interview and turned it into a script and got the group to read it through together like a play. It was mostly there but everyone had their own bits to contribute.

Hopefully we’re almost there as time is short and we need to start drawing!

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