A Cup of Tea Travels
PROJECT TYPE: Feature Film Script
STATUS: 2nd Draft - Competition stage Nov 18
GENRE: Comedy/Light Drama
Lodged with AWG
The second most consumed drink on the planet after water is tea. Rich in culture and history the art of making and consuming tea is enjoyed globally.
Barbra McKay a woman in her twilight years and obsessive tea drinker is searching for one last adventure before her health gets the better of her. She signs up with a travel company 'A Cup of Tea Travels' which tailors in holiday packages designed for elderly people who wish to experience other cultures tea rituals. Run by the wise Indian gentleman Merwan, Barbra is paired up with the young and social media dependent nurse Hannah to travel the globe together in search of the perfect cup of tea.
After their first stop to a tea house in Tokyo, Hannah shows little enthusiasm for anything tea related and attempts to make the vacation her own. Barbra however sets out to teach and educate Hannah about the humble elements of existence and how enjoying a quiet cup of tea can put life into perspective.
Moving onward to Hong Kong, Barbra meets Lawrence, a carefree American who has a keen fondness for her. Exploring the city together they plan an escape from Hannah and set out to travel to the exotic tea fields of Sri Lanka.
Hannah having to step up to responsibilities must track Barbra down. Will Barbra's adventure be a love story or a tragedy before Hannah can find her?
A Cup of Tea Travels is a light comedy drama film which can be beautifully crafted to show the visually stunning way tea can be made and consumed around the globe