We open with the natural sounds of birds chirping in an established Nashville neighborhood.
Kevin, slightly disheveled and ruggedly handsome, tries to compose himself while stepping on the porch.
Brooke answers the door wearing casual attire. ( with a natural beauty look )
He starts right away -
“Brooke, I know you told me not to come over but I feel like I just just need to see you and say..."
Brooke is quick to interrupt -
"The next time you feel like coming over - act like you don't"
The music starts - Title cards over glistening abstract visuals -
Act Like You Don't
cut to Brooke getting ready for a night out - detail shots of lip stick, and smokey eye's. Pieces of a room thats full of soft beauty light - Brooke is glowing with confidence. (think Beyonce - Irreplaceable)
A knock-em-dead star performance directly to camera. Beauty mies en scene similar to the 2:25 mark in "Irreplaceable"
With Brooke in full glamour makeup - I would love to shoot a mirror performance - or possibly multiple mirrors - I find mirrors and reflections literally and metaphorically fascinating. I would like to set up several mirrors where alll we can see is Brooke an light reflecting for infinity. The idea being that focus on yourself is not only healthy but necessary for rebuilding after a relationship turned sour.
Brooke preforms to camera (no one else ever acknowledging it) the mood is celebratory. Smiles and libations. Its like Brooke's closes girl friends put on an elaborate party because she dumped Kevin. Time to celebrate a new chapter in her life! drinks are flowing and confetti can even be thrown. (any excuse to shoot in slow motion) Its like a Doir's diamonds advertisement was mashed up with Kid Cudis "presuit of happiness" video. Its one high-class party.
When the song builds and the chorus repeats at the end we enter another solo performance - but this time instead of reflections its wide open rooftop with the city lights twinkling below.
As the song draws to a close we end up back at Brooke's house. Kevin, even more disheveled than has walked all the way back. The lights are on. is she home? is she alone? he walks to the door.
After a pause it looks like the message sunk in. He decides not to knock on the door and walks away.
We cut back to the party - Brooke Smiles to the camera from the bar.
Fade to black.