I'm writing a script for a short film so I'm trying to keep the things that are kind of dispendable, away.
The story of the script starts at a bar, with the friend of the main character, a boy, having a small talk with a random girl. Only after that, the main character, a girl, appears on the story. She's kidnapped not long after and now we barely see him until close to the end.
The main character is only introduced to the story after a couple of minutes and it's on a conversation with her friend so there's not much focus on her.
Does this mean that the audience might start to like him from the beginning and want to see him, but after she is kidnapped he clearly isn't going to appear much, leading to a less loved, or less appreciated, main character due to favoritism of a secondary character?
Any other useful advice is always welcome.