Neil Flambe Trailer Video Script
Narrator: all kids take turns reading the text for each screen
Screen 1 Text: Someone is killing the great chefs of Vancouver.
(Emily Almond, Lionel Perch, Paul LeBoeuf, Gaston Ungava, Johann Gruff and Ginger Naan)
Action: Have a few chefs fake death, show them one after the other falling down clutching pieces of paper and yelling out a few words as they fall, such as, "Oh, Why me?", "This masala chai tastes funny", "A culinary genius is dying…", "I can't die, I make the most delicious soufflé in the world!"
Screen 2 Text: Police Inspector Sean Nakamura is on the case with Sergeant Stromboli!
Action: Show Nakamura (Ryan) in a dramatic pose, saying "The killer must be caught!" show Stromboli (Teddy bear) in policeman's hat next to Nakamura reading a Marco Polo book. !"
Screen 3 Text: Neil Flambe, aka "The Nose" is helping with the case.
Action: Phone rings with Batman ringtone. Neil says," Inspector Nakamura? I'll be right there!" Show Neil (Matthew) while kneeling down taking a big theatrical sniff around one of the chefs on the floor, saying, "I can smell black tea with cardamom, nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves and there's some sort of cumin which is very odd", pan over to the 2 girls having tea at a small table nearby. One of them says, "Oh, I'm sorry, would you like a cup of tea?" Neil looks back at the camera puzzled, one eyebrow raised dramatically. !
Screen 4 Text: But first Neil has a restaurant to run, Chez Flambé, with the help of his cousin Larry, and twin waitresses Zoï and Amber. !"
Action: Show Larry (Patrick) in an apron and hat at the sink complaining about having to wash dishes again, saying "I shouldn't have to work, my name is on the door! (point to the Chez Flambé sign on the door) I hate washing dishes, it doesn't suit my laziness".
Show the 2 girls with trays and dishes rushing around back and forth, saying in unison "I can't believe how hard we have to work for Neil Flambé". Then show Neil next to a Julia Childs shrine, reading her biography, with a hand out to his ear saying, "Are they clapping for me yet?"
Screen 5 Text: Neil Flambé can sometimes be a very demanding boss… and a bit eccentric!
Action: 2 scenes in the restaurant:
1. Neil with Larry (Patrick)
Neil smells something and says, "This is off!! I can't serve this to my customers! Larry: "Here we go again with the whole ‘extra powerful sense of smell' stuff. What are you, a warlock? Harry Pots and Pans?" Larry laughs at his own joke. Neil shoots Larry a disapproving look, and says, "Get back to work!
2. Neil with Amber (Dominika) Neil: "Where is Zoï?" Amber: "She is not here today, she's sick." Neil: "There is no sickness in the restaurant business! Get back to work!"Amber: "Oh, whatever!" and runs away. !"
Screen 6 Text: All the evidence points to an unexpected suspect! Neil Flambé!
Action: Scene with Sumia Saffron (Gabriela) in hospital bed saying: "Flambé! Flambé! Flambé! Flambé!" Next to her Inspector Nakamura is holding the two evidence bags and says dramatically, "The Nose! The Nose! The Nose!"
Show Neil looking worried, says "Oh, croissants!"
Screen 7 Text:Read "Neil Flambé and the Marco Polo Murders" by Kevin Sylvester to find out who the real killer is!