A Nation Divided: Synopsis
We open on a shot of Spooner sitting in her house waiting for Forkie to arrive. She’s looking at pictures of shiny spoons on her phone, having a good time representing her brand. Then Forkie comes over and brings mac n cheese. They have a good time making said mac and cheese. Then all of a sudden… they realize that they use different utensils! A giant rift forms between them as they realise this. They begin to angrily munch on the mac n cheese until Forkie leaves Spooner’s house, dropping her fork onto the table. The rift continues to divide more and more people as this infiltrates a family which results in the family being divorced, and the Spooner’s birthday is ruined by the fork vs spoon divide. Ouch. We see a lot of people at the party choosing sides and ultimately walking away from each other signifying that the fork and spoon divide is tearing apart friendships. A montage breaks out where people are handing out flyers that say YOU’RE ON THE PRONG SIDE (other sayings to be determined), hanging up propaganda posters all around town, wearing fork and spoon shirts, etc. ultimately this rift gets so big and so important to the entire city that there are designated fork and spoon neighborhoods that we see in some sick drone shots. Spooner walks home one day, and sees a picture of Forkie and her hanging out, and we see her getting nostalgic. Poor Spooner, all she wants is her friend back and she sees how all of this got out of control. She suddenly… has a plan. She takes out pens, rulers, paper, and gets to work sketching out a reconciliation gift to win back her friend. Ultimately she comes out with a welded fork-spoon doll thing that looks really weird but should be heartwarming for the audience to see. She sets out to the fork neighborhoods to try and find forkie. As she walks through the fork neighborhood, she’s leered at by Fork Gangs. She sees forkie sitting along on a bench and walks over, extending the reconciliation gift. Forkie sees her efforts, but WHAM! She pelts Spooner with forks. Spooner runs away from the fork neighborhood and goes home, throwing the gift aside and getting ready for battle. The battle has arrived now and we get more sick drone shots of the fight. There’s a lot of people there and it’s looking pretty intense. Forkie and Spooner are really going at it with their utensils when all of a sudden, a small child walks out of a house holding a bowl of mac n cheese and a spork. A spork? Forkie and Spooner look at each other, completely baffled. Everyone freezes mid-battle. The child slowly lifts their spork into the mac n cheese, out, and then into their mouth. Everyone’s frozen watching this revolutionary event. It’s pretty amazing. Cut to a party where people are all mingling together, a SPORK FOREVER! Banner is flying out above everyone’s head to show that the conflict is resolved. There are only sporks here and there’s a ton of food that people are eating with sporks. We see forkie and spooner eating some mac n cheese with a spork, along with the picture of them together and the reconciliation gift side by side. The end.
Below are screenshots from my film.