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Tracy


FADE IN:

INT.SWIMMING POOL - DAY

As he goes down a stack of escalators, PETER sees a WOMAN in her early 40s going up. He keeps her eyes on her.

PETER (V.O.)

A familiar face. Oh, she

resembles a former

secretary in the office.

FLASHBACK

INT. PETER'S OFFICE - DAY (2000s)

Peter focuses on working on his computer. We hear two knocks at the door.

SECRETARY

(Bowing a little)

Mr Cheung, are you

available now? My boss

wants to see you.

Peter nods.

INT. OPEN OFFICE - NIGHT

Peter walks around and sees the secretary still working.

SECRETARY

She's very good. I

know her job isn't

an easy one.

INT. PETER'S OFFICE - DAY

Having read a note, Peter looks surprised.

PETER (V.O.)

She resigns? I don't

think there 'll be a

better substitute than

her.

INT. OPEN OFFICE - DAY

Peter walks around noticing the secretary beginning to pack.

PETER

(Gently)

Why do you resign?

The secretary responds with a difficult facial expression, and keeps her mouth shut.

PETER (V.O.)

(Sadly)

I believe I understand. Her

workplace isn't friendly,

although she's already

very tolerant. Even now,

she doesn't say how she

feels. I'm accountable.

END FLASHBACK

PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd)

(Pondering)

I haven't heard or seen

her since then...nearly

10 years now...It's good

that she goes swimming.

What's her name?

Peter looks disturbed.

EXT. ROAD - NIGHT

Peter suddenly looks very different.

PETER (V.O.)

(Happily)

Yes! Her name is Tracy!

I can still remember!

How can I reinforce my

memory?

Pausing.

PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd)

Wasn't there a song from

the 60s called "Tracy"?

It was my favourite number!

Peter hums: Ba, Ba, Ba-ba-Ba-ba...

INT. STUDY - DAY

Connecting his phone to a computer, Peter clicks here and there, trying to back up his phone contents.

PETER (V.O.)

Before retirement, I focused

on substantive matters and

left all secretarial matters to

my secretary.

Pausing.

PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd)

Upon retirement, my first

challenge was to be my own

secretary. It's not easy

to make things move in

an orderly fashion. I don't

even have a boss to serve.

Peter creates a new folder on an external drive and attempts to move some contents to it.

PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd)

(Frustrated)

It still doesn't work. Just

the technical matters

are already tough!

Peter picks up a pad and types: "Tracy the song from the 60s" and taps the video clip depicting a studio setting. We hear the opening drum riffs and then "Ba, Ba, Ba-ba-Ba-ba, Ba-ba-Ba-ba..." Immediately, Peter looks upbeat.

PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd) I just hope that people

would build a world filled

with love everywhere!

Peter taps the replay key again.

FADE OUT. The End

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