This is a attack ad I wrote to make an emotional argument for the social safety net. The words are unimportant, it’s all about the visuals and the subtle use of threatening audio: The sounds of turbulent water, breathing becoming deeper, the thump of a pulse. Nothing loud enough that a viewer would remember it. I don’t think anyone will use it, so I offer it here.
Written By: Trevor Davis
Script Last Updated: 14-DEC-11 8:22:03 PM
Seniors in bathing caps and swimsuits getting into the pool for a swim class. Camera lingers on WOMAN.
Some things work better when we work together.
Camera focused on WOMAN doing swim aerobics.
It’s our values, it’s also common sense.
WOMAN seems to be struggling a bit, treading water. We hear her breathing getting heavier.
But with Republican plans to cut Social Security…
“Social Security was unconstitutional” - Rick Perry
“Paul Ryan’s plan to replace Medicare with coupons” – Some Newspaper
You may find you are on your own.
Camera pulls back. WOMAN is all by herself in an ocean, treading water.