In for a Penny

INT. KEEP, FORTRESS MAMEA – DAY

Our WRITER takes a PHONE CALL:

VOICE

(V.O.; filter)

Hey ol’ buddy, ol’ pal, ol’ friend!

WRITER

(into phone)

Who is this?

VOICE

(V.O.; filter)

Don’t be like that! I’m in a jam, matey.

WRITER

(into phone)

Yeah?

VOICE

(V.O.; filter)

I’m in the middle of pre-production and one of our creatives has dropped out and I was sorta wondering/hoping/praying that you could do me a solid.

Our writer looks up at his WALL PLANNER. It’s very colourful.

WRITER

(into phone)

Uhm -

VOICE

(V.O.; filter)

Puh-leeease? For me? For your fellow man? For your country?

WRITER

(into phone)

Sure.

CUT TO:

INT. KEEP, FORTRESS MAMEA – DAY

TITLE: “One Week Later”.

Our Writer is noodling through the New Zealand Herald website, talking on his HEADSET, when he pauses:

WRITER

(into headset)

Excuse me?

VOICE

(V.O.; filter)

- what?

WRITER

(into headset)

You said something just then -

VOICE

(V.O.; filter)

What -, oh yeah, I was just saying that since we gave you this opportunity -

WRITER

(into headset)

You gave me this opportunity?

VOICE

(V.O.; filter)

There something wrong with this line?

WRITER

(into headset)

Are you saying you’re doing me a favour?

VOICE

(V.O.; filter)

That’s what I’m saying, buddy – don’t get me wrong, it’s okay, together we’ll make something of this.

Our Writer looks up at his wall planner, our earlier colour scheme a little interrupted by a short, brutal injection of black.

VOICE

(cont’d; V.O.; filter)

Now as I was saying,...

PULL BACK as our Writer sits back in his seat, a rueful smile forming, the noise from his headset fading.

TO BE CONTINUED.

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