INT. SHOPPING CENTRE – EVENING
HUNDREDS OF SHOPPERS pour through a packed centre.
Tinsel and flashing lights hang from every possible surface. Cliff Richard and Shakin’ Stevens blare out. An animatronic Santa waves eerily from a nativity display.
People barge around in a frenzy, armed with bag upon bag of shopping, sharp elbows and aggressive glares.
INT. COFFEE SHOP – CONTINUOUS
Ducking away from this into a plush coffee shop is ALFIE (19), 6 feet 5 inches of gangly awkwardness. He tries to recover himself.