First Goal – Plot Point One
The first goal takes the protagonist from the beginning of the film to Plot Point One, the end of act one. The goal is normally personal – achieving a promotion, living a quiet life, making money, and getting the girl. This goal will either be interrupted or, if successfully accomplished, the celebration of success will be disrupted by the antagonist’s goal. The protagonist is on track for a promotion when the antagonist thwarts it from happening. She wants the boy when the antagonist comes along and steals him away. A man wants to live in peace when the bad guys show up and ruin his life. All of these situations prompt the protagonist to establish another goal.