After 40 years John found the family that had abandoned him as a child. At first he was elated to discover he had a brother and sister and that his parents were happy to see him. What he could not have known was that his sister was holding a dark secret which John's reappearance triggered. This leads in short order to the death of his parents, brother, and finally him, as his sister strolled away with the family dog still holding the secret that had destroyed the entire family.
NB: Three cars stopped to ask if I was OK during this shoot. It's good to have concerned neighbors.
It's the last scene of your movie, just before the credit roll, what shot are you leaving your audience with? Relax! This is much easier than it sounds. This challenge may seem more elaborate than others, but it really doesn't have to be. You can show a hand on a doorknob, or a couple walking into the sunset. You can create a scene of celebration, or a scene of despair. A smile from a loved one, or piece of broken glass on the ground. Or even a dimly lit room with nothing much going on. It's your "movie", and you can do as little, or as much, as you want with it. This is a creative EXERCISE. The whole point is to get those creative gears spinning in your brain, this is the muscle we are working out over here. The scene is yours to create, and you can make it as simple or as complex as you wish. The point of this challenge is to simply CREATE A STORY.