The Troll Who Cried Wolf

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The Troll Who Cried Wolf 
A revisionism on the boy cries wolf tale about a nerdy kid who uses tape recording of himself shouting help to trick a passerby into his own D&D style basement dungeon, the man he tricks however manages to escape his traps and obstacles and the kid ends up being stuck in the basement for real while the man manages to escape.

This will be a 3D animated short. the direction and movement of the animation will be greatly influenced by the voice acting. 
2013-02-05 13:05:43 GMT
2013-02-16 18:00:00 (GMT -05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada) 
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Project Parameters

The Voice Actor should be located in:
Student or Non-for-profit student project - GBP 10
TV shows and movies
2 mins 30 Seconds
English - British
Teenage Boy OR Young Adult Male
• Audio files must be delivered via FTP/Dropbox/Google Drive/cloud
• Provide voice direction
Not defined
The voice seeker is willing to hire either union or non-union talents for this project

Script Details

***custom demo required*** 
The Troll Who Cried Wolf

Written By

Billy Mpetha

Billy Mpetha

EXT. Street - Daytime

A sunny day, an average young man (let’s call him Average Joe) is walking down the street, past a worn down looking house.

Kids voice

“Help! Please Help”

Man startled jumps back.

Kids Voice

“Help me!”

Average Joe


“Anyone there?”

Joe Walks over to rail to investigate, the sound is coming from down the side of the building from what seems to be the basement.

Average Joe


“Grab on!”

“I'll get you out.”

A Mysterious hand pushes the plant pot resting on the window, hitting Joe on the head who is leaning over the railing causing him to fall into the basement

Average Joe


INT. Basement - Dimly lit

Joe wakes upside down, dazed from his fall. He can hear radio static. The area surrounding him looks like an old school dungeon with torches attached to makeshift walls.

Radio - Voice of the kid

“Help! Please Help!”

Realizing the tape recorder is on repeat and that he has be tricked Joe smacks the radio aside and silently stews looking around.

Average Joe


(Mumbles under breath)

“What the hell?”

He hears a nerdy far away sounding voice

Mysterious Voice



Joe looks up to see a shadowy figure

Mysterious Voice

(Dramatic, loud)


Cuts to shot of a raised platform the figure is standing on. the figure walks over to a light switch and turns it on then swings around theatrically introducing himself.

Dungeon Master

(Pompous, delusions of grandeur)

“I am the Dungeon Master.”

Gestures to the air as if lost in his own world. He then makes a fist and looks down.

(Sad, contemplative)

“Many have come before you”

He spins around.


“All have failed!”

Looks upwards

(Quietly to himself)

“Will you make it to the end?”

Cuts to Joe scaling one of the makeshift walls towards the exit

Average Joe

(Grunts as he climbs)

(Still grunting as he speaks)

“I’m getting out of here”

Gets onto wall

Cut to the Dungeon master who is shocked then back to joe.

(Half jokingly)

“but..Good luck with that”

Cuts to dungeon master, holding a rope attached to a mechanism

Dungeon Master


“Not so fast!”

The dungeon master pulls on the rope causing a series of levies to be pulled.

Joe notices this rope is attached to the wall hes on

Average Joe

(Sudden realisation)

“Ooh shhi”

Before he has the chance to jump off, the wall is pulled by the rope into an adjacent wall which sends Joe flying into yet another dungeon set up

Average Joe



The wall Joe was flung into knocks over, exposing a secret shrine to Princess Leia (or another well-known female nerd fantasy) This room is named the princess chambers.

Average Joe

(Confused and overwhelmed)

“What IS THIS?”

Cut to the dungeon master

Dungeon Master

(Angry and insulted)

“You have broken the rules of the game! No climbing over walls!”

Stamps his feet

(Anger boiling over)

“Bring forth the DRAGON!!”

The kid trots over to the rope system again pulling on one of them.

Cut to main characters perspective, a cardboard cut-out dragon slowly emerges, rolling on wheels and squeaking.

Average Joe

(Breaks into laughter, cannot contain himself)


A hole in the dragon produces a spark; A stream of fire is released from a hose poking out the dragons mouth which is attached to a gas container hidden behind the dragon.

Joe’s feet are lit ablaze.

There is a silence
Average Joe



Joe stands up screams again then runs into the secret princess chambers.

Hitting the ground hard then resting breathing heavily.

Average Joe

(Under his breath, quietly and manically)

“I’m sick, sick”

(Shouting, Joe breaks tameness goes crazy)


Pulling himself up Joe staggering walks up to the princess cut out.

(Grunting and in pain)

Joe grabs hold of the cut out and snaps it off from the fixture in the ground, then walks back round the corner.

Cut to Dungeon Master who notices he has the princess cut out in his hand.

Dungeon Master

(Worried and Panicked)

“Wait no”

Cut to Average Joe

Average Joe

(Manically happy)

“heh heheh”

Dungeon Master

(Screaming in Panic)

“No don’t! No please!”

Joe Runs at dragon using the princess cut out to avoid the flames and then chopping the rope with the cut out.

Average Joe



This causes the ropes to unravel everywhere and tie the dungeon master up.

Cut to the dungeon master tied up

Dungeon master

(Delusional and astonished almost whispering)


“You did it”

He bows down and offers a prize

(Defeated and in awe)

“Please take my dungeon master power glove as reward”

Cut to black *door Slams*

EXT. Street - Daytime

Dungeon Master


“Help! Please I’m trapped down here! for real this time! please!”

Pan up

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