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Death by Request A TREATMENT FOR A FEATURE FILM SCREENPLAY by CITIZEN FILM October, 2010 The Present. PeepKonect Headquarters in California. Day. LUKE RUCKER, a twenty-something founder of a social networking site called PeepKonect.com appears enraged as he argues with a Senator on a potential security breach within the PeepKonect site. The Senator says he plans on introducing new privacy legislation in the senate. Rucker’s computer is open with the PeepKonect site visible on the screen. Rucker clicks the “unfriend” button under a photo of the Senator. He smiles maliciously. Scene moves into a kitchen setting. On the kitchen table is a copy of the Boston Herald. On the front page is the senator’s face followed by the headline “Senator’s Death Thought to be Caused by Unorthodox Electrocution.” ANDREA, a college-aged girl appears and picks up the paper, takes a look at the headline, and then sets it back down. Andrea runs into her room, drops her backpack and opens her computer. Her fingers fly across the keyboard as she opens the Internet and logs onto PeepKonect, the latest and most popular social networking site. She checks her notifications and waters her plants in Plant World. She scrolls through her Newsfeed and rolls her eyes at the comically out of date wall post of her mother’s old high school friend, whose invite she had accepted reluctantly. Armed with the knowledge that her mother neither used PeepKonect nor cared about it,


she went to Sharon’s home page, and unfriended her. She shrugged, shut her lap top, and proceeded to text her friend Candice. Luke Rucker’s office is a masterpiece of intimidation; his twenty-foot ceilings create an expanse of empty space, leaving those who enter feeling quite small. Rucker’s desk is large and black, the wall behind Rucker is filled with flat television screens all logged onto PeepKonect. Rucker is working fervently at his computer when JOSEPH BLANK, his internal security programmer, walks in. Rucker looks up from his work momentarily, and then turns his full attention to Blank. Blank is seated in a small four-legged chair in front of Rucker’s desk. Rucker draws himself up to his full height within his seat and looks down at Blank for a few moments before speaking. Rucker first informs Blank of the exemplary work he has done up until now, and how without his help, Rucker would not have gotten this far. Rucker then discusses with Blank, in a calm unassuming manner, how he would like all of the personal information that PeepKonectors used when they first signed up for a profile to be databased into his personal computer for research purposes. He emphasizes the necessity of this being done quickly, and quietly. Blank looks skeptical and voices his concerns. Blank stands up quickly, and his chair pushes back with a loud screech that echoes in the empty room. Blank looks horrified at Rucker’s lack of respect for his users and says that under no uncertain terms would he ever allow such a heinous security breach. Rucker, sitting at his desk, sighs, and turns back to his computer. “I didn’t wanna do this to you, Blank.” He pulls up Blank’s PeepKonect profile, and point the cursor to the unfriend button. Blank suddenly becomes distraught and urges Rucker to reconsider. Blank suddenly changes his mind on the security proposal and agrees to move forward with Rucker’s request. A few days later Andrea is sitting in the living room,


texting her friends as usual, when she overhears a slightly distraught conversation between her parents. Andrea stops texting for a moment and catches her mother say something about an old high school friend of hers having passed away a few days prior. Sharon had been sick for a few years and there was a bizarre electrical shortage in her home, and she was found dead near her computer. Andrea and what appears to be her boyfriend, Caleb, get into a fight after Andrea heard a supposed rumor that Caleb had spent the night with another girl. Andrea becomes visibly upset but decides not to confront Caleb and instead runs to the computer lab and unfriends him from her Peep Konect. She looks slightly satisfied with her revenge and wipes a tear from her face. The next morning Andrea sits up in bed. There is a knock at the door. She quickly hides the pile of used tissues as her mother enters in her bathrobe, her eyes red with worry, a phone held limply in her hand. Andrea looks at her mother with concern. Her mother tells Andrea that Caleb tragically passed away last night. Andrea gasps audibly, and although her emotions are conflicted, due to their recent break up, she appears shocked and upset. But not just because of his death. The look on her face implies something is bizarre about the coincidences of her unfriending the same two people who later died. Did she inadvertently do this to Caleb? Back in California, Blank and Rucker go at it again over the privacy breaches on PeepKonect. Rucker appears to have finally had enough and open his computer to unfriend Blank. Blank struggles to keep Rucker from doing this but it is too late. Rucker has unfriended Blank on PeepKonect. To Rucker’s surprise Blank shows up for work on Monday. But how could this be? He had most certainly confirmed Blank’s death sentence by unfriending the traitor on PeepKonect.


Death by Request By Citizen Film Productions


1 INT. PEEPKONECT HEADQUARTERS- DAY

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LUKE RUCKER sits behind his desk talking softly to his associate, HANK SHROUD, as California Senator ROBERT HANSON walks into the room looking outraged. HANSON I won’t stand for it Luke. RUCKER I’m sure you won’t. HANSON This is a breach of the user’s security contracts. What you’re doing is incredibly immoral! RUCKER But not illegal mister senator. HANSON If I had my way it would. SHROUD And what, exactly, do you mean by that? HANSON Mr. Rucker, I’m coming forward tomorrow. I’ve let too much of what you wanted to happen, happen. Not anymore. I’m no ones puppet. I... SHROUD (interrupting) Cut your own strings, haven’t you? Think you’re going to be your own man? You’re in too deep Hanson. If you try to take us down you’ll go down with us. Shroud pauses momentarily SHROUD Your Senate seat is up for grabs in the next election, is it not? And from what I’ve heard, the voters may not be too happy with a man who so routinely cheats on his wife, that he makes Bill Clinton look like the Pope.

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HANSON (looking at Rucker) You can’t intimidate me you bastard! RUCKER I didn’t think we could, but Shroud found a way. HANSON The Internet User Security Act will pass Rucker, it’s being introduced tomorrow, and there’s nothing you can do to stop it, I... RUCKER (interrupting) ...will completely fall on my fat fucking face. Hanson, you’re a weak man with weak morals who doesn’t know how to stand for anything, and even if you did, you still wouldn’t be able to make up your mind. If you really thought what we were doing was wrong, then you should have backed out years ago. You wouldn’t have helped us re-word our terms of agreement so that we could sell user’s profile pictures to advertisers. You had qualms about me then. Oh yes, I knew, but you did what you were told, because you’re weak. And weak men... HANSON (Interrupting) At least I’ve found my strength, unlike others. RUCKER (looking amused) You remember, I’m sure, that you yourself, still have a PeepKonect account? HANSON No I don’t. I deleted it. RUCKER Deleted your access to it, yes. But it can’t be destroyed completely without approval from (MORE) (CONTINUED)


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3. RUCKER (cont’d) me. I’m guessing you still know what I built in to it, correct? HANSON (Scared) Wh-what? RUCKER (pulling up Hanson’s profile) Oh yes, that deffense contract you won for us a few years back. I’m pretty sure you remember what it was for and did, do you? HANSON I...please, don’t. RUCKER Don’t dance around the issue, Senator. It makes you look like a snail dipped in salt.

Hanson jumps from his seat and runs out of the room SHROUD Should take him out? RUCKER No, I’ve got him from here Mark, but thanks for the offer. Rucker clicks the the mouse on his desk as he smiles maliciously 2 INT. HOUSE IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA- DAY

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We see ANDREA SIMON walk into her house from the back door where she is greeted by her overly cheerful mother, MRS. SIMON. MRS. SIMON Hello honey, how was your day? ANDREA Fine, nothing special ANDREA pulls up a stool and sits down at the kitchen counter and thumbs though the newspapers and mail on the counter. As she flips though the papers she comes across the headline “SENATOR DEAD AT PEEPKONECT HEADQUARTERS” Her mother notices this.

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4. MRS. SIMON It’s the big news of today Senator Hanson died of a heart attack or something at a meeting. It’s going to have a big affect on the election this year, of course you would probably know all about that if you would have taken that AP politics class like I wanted you to do. ANDREA Mom, I told you, politics aren’t my thing and I wanted to focus on my AP math class this semester. MRS. SIMON Well there’s nothing wrong with spreading your wings a bit, try doing something new every once in a while. ANDREA (Rolls her eyes) I’m going upstairs .

ANDREA opens the door to her room, its neat, organized and colorfully decorated. She sits at her desk and opens her laptop and goes to PEEPKONECT.COM. She scans her profile, notifications and messages. She rolls her eyes as she sees that one her mom’s friends, CARLY HAMMONS, wrote an embarrassing comment on her wall. MRS. SIMON stands in the open door frame. MRS. SIMON I just do not see why you kids like the Peeptalk thing so much. ANDREA Peepkonect mom.Sometimes I feel the same way Mom. Complete strangers can look at all my personal info. MRS. SIMON Maybe I need to get on to see whats its like. Oh my gosh, we can be “peeps” Andrea! MRS. SIMON leaves the scene laughing. ANDREA (Angrily) Jesus Christ Mom, I have enough problems as it is with every (MORE) (CONTINUED)


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ANDREA (cont’d) potential rapist and serial killer in California exploring my page, and I also don’t need my moms friends embarrassing me online. We see Andrea’s computer screen, she quickly moves her mouse over the picture of CARLY HAMMONS, her mother’s friend. She then clicks the "unfriend" button over the picture. 3 INT. ANDREA’S ROOM - DAY

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Andrea and her boyfriend, CALEB, are having a heated discussion over Andrea’s cell phone. ANDREA (Emotionally) Caleb, listen. Damn it Caleb, would you just listen to me for a second. (Pauses) Okay, I’ve been feeling really hurt. You have not been paying any attention to me and it makes me feel vulnerable and worthless. It’s almost like you see me as your own personal whore. You seem to drop off the face of the earth for days at a time, and I just don’t understand. CALEB (Sighs) I really don’t understand what more you want from me. It’s like everything I’ve tried hasn’t been good enough for you. I’m starting to think it’ll be better in the long run just to end it now. Andrea loses control and starts to cry. CALEB We gave it a good run you know. Andie, you know I will always care about you. Caleb pauses for several seconds as Andrea cries softly. CALEB I just think it would be better to just take some time and figure things out for ourselves.

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ANDREA (Angrily sobbing) So basically what I’m hearing is that I’m not worth one fucking shit. You’ve made your point pretty clear Caleb. Two fucking years of my life and this is how you want things to end. Well, you know what that’s fine by me. Really Goddamn fine by me. I thought you were different from the other jerks I’ve been with, but I guess I was wrong. Have a nice fucking day, Caleb. Andrea clicks end on her cell phone to hang up on the call. Andrea continues to cry until she finally gets up, opens her computer and unfriends her former lover from PeepKonect. The moment she clicks the button Andrea starts crying again. She continues crying until she hears someone elses cries coming from downstairs. She wipes her eyes as she stands up and walks out of her room. She goes to the top of the stairs where she sees her mother and father, MR. SIMON having a conversation downstairs. Her mother is seen crying as Mr. Simon is seen trying to comfort her. MRS. SIMON (Crying) NO! This can’t be, Tom! God no! I can’t believe Carly is gone! MR. SIMON (In shock) Honey, I, I don’t even know what to say I’m, I’m so sorry. Did they say how it happened? MRS. SIMON (Sniffling) Her daughter wasn’t very clear. Carly was found on the floor beside her computer. They think maybe the computer was struck by lightning while she was on it or something. I don’t know. Mrs. Simon starts to cry again. Mr. Simon tries to comfort her. The scene moves back upstairs to Andrea. She slowly walks back to her room and closes the door. Still distraught over her breakup she lays face down on the bed and cries into her pillow.

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ANDREA (Mumbling) The whole worlds going to shit. 4 INT. PEEPKONECT HEADQUARTERS DAY Rucker sits at his desk, frowning at IVAN THOMAS, his head programmer, who is standing in front of him. RUCKER I can’t have you going public about this Thomas. THOMAS I don’t want to have to do anything. Everyone’s heard the rumors. People are disappearing and they all seem to be people who’ve gotten on your bad side. RUCKER Rumors Thomas! You’re a man who is above such trifles. Are you not? THOMAS They can be hard to ignore. RUCKER Try not to worry about it, I don’t need my head programmer bothered by such nonsense. THOMAS I just want to know if it’s true. RUCKER Of course it’s not! Have you ever heard of anything more ridiculous than computers killing people? THOMAS I don’t know. (Shroud enters the room) RUCKER You’ll have to excuse me, Thomas. Thomas looks hesitant, and then leaves the room. Shroud looks inquisitively at Rucker, who shakes his head, and proceeds to unfriend Thomas on Peepkonect.

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8. 5 INT - ANDREAS ROOM

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Andrea is shown sleeping. There are tissues all over the bed and a few on the floor. The scene moves inside of Andrea’s dream. She is walking down her street. Suddenly you get the sense Andrea feels someone to following her. There are black cars parked at each corner she turns onto. She starts running. The black cars start to follow her. She turns quickly and jumps over a bush and into a house. ANDREA Caleeeb! (Panting) Caleeeeb! They’re after me! Andrea runs into Caleb’s room to find him passed out on the floor, barely breathing. The cracked screen on his computer is shown beside Caleb’s motionless body with the logo of PeepKonect jumbled across it. ANDREA Caleb! NOOO! CALEEEB! Andrea awakens, startled from the nightmare. She slowly rolls over and collects a few of the tissues and throws them into the waste basket beside her bed. She slowly gets out of bed and gets dressed. ANDREA What shall the lonely, single girl wear today? (To herself) (Ringtone sounds) Andrea finishes putting on the sweater and walks over to check her phone. ANDREA Fourteen missed calls? Andrea answers the phone. Hello?

ANDREA

VOICE Andrea, it’s Matt. Listen I’ve been trying to get ahold of you all night. Something happened with Caleb’s computer last night and he got electrocuted pretty bad. He’s in the Norville hospital right now and the doctors aren’t sure what is up. I’m sure he would want his girlfriend beside him right now so will you come? (CONTINUED)


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ANDREA (Speechless and in shock) VOICE Andrea? ... Hello? ANDREA Um.. yeah I’m here. I’ll be right there. Thanks for calling Matt. 6 INT HOSPITAL ROOM

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Andrea is sitting in a chair beside a hospital bed where Caleb is laying unconscious and unresponsive. Andrea’s face is tear stained as she talks quietly to Caleb’s parents. Upon hearing the news of the circumstances of Caleb’s accident, Andrea pales, and quickly excuses herself from the room. 7 INT CORRIDOR OF PEEPKONECT HEADQUARTERS

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Rucker and Shroud are walking quickly down the hallyway unimpeded by other people, until they turn the corner and Rucker comes face to face with Ivan Thomas. RUCKER (alarmed) Thomas! Hello sir.

THOMAS

RUCKER What are you doing here? THOMAS I’m just finishing up those reports you wanted. RUCKER I...yes, very well. Rucker abruptly turns on his heel and leaves a confused Thomas in his wake. (RUCKER cont’d) What is he doing here?! SHROUD I...I have no idea.

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RUCKER He should be DEAD! Rucker storms down the hallway back to his office where he turns on his computer. His fingers fly across the keys as he checks various settings, and finally he logs onto his Peepkonect account to check his administrator status, which he finds is no longer active. RUCKER You! Fix this, fix this now, or I swear to God I will have your neck for this! SHROUD I’ll...I’ll call Thomas, I’ll make him fix this. RUCKER Make him fix it, and if he refuses, put a gun to his head. 8 INT IVAN THOMAS’ OFFICE

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Shroud storms into Thomas’ office looking livid. SHROUD I need you to do something for me. THOMAS Why should I do anything for you? Shroud pulls a gun out from the waistband of his pants, and points it at Thomas’ head. SHROUD This is why. THOMAS Going to try and kill me again? Didn’t work so well the first time, did it? SHROUD Technical difficulties won’t get you out of this one. (cocks the gun) THOMAS What do you want?

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SHROUD I need you to find out why Rucker no longer has his administrator status. It’s gone, and seeing as you’re the last person to complain about it, and you designed the website, naturally we came to you first. THOMAS (defensively) I don’t know anything about that. SHROUD We’ll see how much you know. Shroud pushes the loaded gun against Thomas’ head. I’ll try.

THOMAS

Thomas clicks around on his computer looking for the problem. Suddenly his hands stop moving and he looks nervously up at Shroud. SHROUD What? What did you find? THOMAS Someone else had the admin status. Who?! A girl.

SHROUD THOMAS Andrea Simon.

SHROUD How is that possible? THOMAS I don’t know. A virus perhaps, that thunderstorm the other day knocked out our power. Shroud turns his back on Thomas and pulls out his cell phone to relay the news back to Rucker. RUCKER (over the phone) Where is this girl?

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12. SHROUD Profile says 7493 Crescent Grove. RUCKER Ok, I’m on my way, you stay with Thomas, and let me know the second anything else develops. SHROUD What are you going to do? RUCKER Introduce myself to this Andrea Simon, and see if we can’t reach an agreement.

9 INT HOSPITAL COMPUTER LAB

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Andrea’s face is shown, her eyes moving back and forth across the computer screen. She types into the search..."PeepKonect history" The search engine produces millions of search options. Andrea scrolls though several and then hovers over a popular blog site titled, "PeepKonect scandals and conspriacies. Social Networking Kills!" She clicks the link. Andrea reads some of the article to herself. While silently reading the rest. Seen in print is the title: PeepKonect’s Founder Luke Rucker killed my uncle, Senator Hanson. (Subheading) Delete Luke Rucker from your account before he gets YOU too! ANDREA Founder of PeepKonect, Lucas Rucker, may very well possess a superior administrative status to his highly successful social networking site, PeepKonect. Unknown and to the general public, this technology was originally designed as a military tactic that provides an electrical shock through the central nervous system, halting neurotransmittance in the body, and thus killing its victims almost immediately. ANDREA (Anxiously panting and wide-eyed) This is insane! But how could I? Andrea continues to read the blog entry. (CONTINUED)


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ANDREA My uncle, Senator Hanson ordered me, only hours before he died, to unfriend Luke Rucker from my PeepKonect. He claimed that Rucker, who by default becomes friends with anyone who has an account, had the power to kill anyone he saw fit to harm by simply unfriending them from his PeepKonect account. He warned me that if anything happened to him to go public with this information so to stop Rucker from continuing these murderous cyber crimes. Andrea scrolls through the comments of the blog. She highlights one that read: "This kid is fucking crazy! Who ever heard of a computer virus that actually kills not only the computer but the user as well? I get the dude is sad his uncle bit the dust but stop telling lies about Luke Rucker. Man is my homeboi!" Andrea falls silent. She turns away from the computer. Her hand over her mouth in fright as she sheds a quick tear. (Pause) Suddenly it seems an idea has come to her. She turns back to the computer. Slowly with one eye closed, she logs onto her PeepKonect account. 10 INT. RUCKER’S TOWNCAR

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A black towncar driven by a chauffeur is seen speeding down the highway, inside Rucker argues loudly on his cell phone in the backseat. RUCKER What’s going on?! SHROUD (over the phone) We’re working on it sir. RUCKER Work harder Goddamnit! My life is in the hands of a fucking teenager! SHROUD (shouting at Thomas) Are you sure?!

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RUCKER What is it? SHROUD (still addressing Thomas) I need to know...yes? Ok. (finally replying to Rucker) We’ve got a bit of a problem, sir. We’ve managed to get your administrator status back, but we can’t take away the girl’s. RUCKER Why the fuck not? SHROUD We don’t have the authority to eliminate an administrator status, only you do. You’ll have to find a comp---. (the phone goes dead) Rucker stares incredulously at his phone, presses the buttons and tries to restart it. In anger he punches the car seat and throws the phone out of the window. RUCKER (to the driver) I need to find a computer. Now! 11 INT HOSPITAL COMPUTER LAB

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Andrea stares blankly at the computer as a warning flashes upon the page. "REQUEST DENIED- account cannot be deleted". ANDREA Oh God, oh God, what do I do? Andrea combs through her privacy settings looking for a loophole so that she can delete her account. She scrolls through several pages until she gets to her general information page. Andrea notices something odd. Below her name in red text is one word, "Admin". She looks at the red word, bewildered, until her eyes flash in recognition. 12 EXT ON THE ROAD

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Rucker’s town car is seen speeding down suburban roads, running stop signs, until it screeches into the parking lot of a local library. Rucker runs out of the car and races into the library.


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13 INT HOSPITAL COMPUTER LAB

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Andrea is clicking through Peepkonect as fast as she can looking for the page where she can unfriend Rucker. ANDREA Where is it? Where is it? 14 INT LIBRARY

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Rucker races into the library, pushing past a teenage girl knocking her books to the ground, he races to the end of the aisle of computers where he pushes a man out of it. MAN Hey buddy, what’s your deal? RUCKER (grips the man’s arm tightly) This is my seat now. The man walks off looking angry, while Rucker logs onto the Internet, eyes flashing dangerously. 15 INT HOSPITAL COMPUTER LAB

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Andrea frantically navigates to Rucker’s profile looking for the correct link. Her heart races. 16 INT LIBRARY

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Rucker types in the IP address, and gets to the Peepkonect login page. He looks frantic as he types. He types his username in and types in his password. 17 INT HOSPITAL LIBRARY Andrea finds the unfriend link at the very bottom of Rucker’s expansive page, she clicks it, and a notification pops up, "Are you sure you want to unfriend LUKE RUCKER?" Andrea pauses, and clicks "YES".

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18 INT LIBRARY

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A moment later Rucker successfully logs onto his Peepkonect page, and he smiles triumphantly, he grabs the mouse to find Andrea’s page, and an electric shock rips through his body, causing a power surge which makes the entire library go dark. 19 INT HOSPITAL LIBRARY

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Andrea pauses, unsure if there was any effect. She goes back to her settings page, and tries to delete her account again. A notification pops up "Are you sure you want to delete your account?" Without hesitating she presses "YES". And the screen goes to a blank Peepkonect login page. She sighs in relief and goes back to Caleb’s hospital room. 20 INT CALEB’S HOSPITAL ROOM

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The next day Andrea goes back to visit Caleb in the hospital. She is sitting in a chair next to Caleb, who woke up overnight. CALEB I’m so sorry baby. I didn’t mean it. Thanks.

ANDREA

In the background the TV is on, and a news report is playing. REPORTER Last night Luke Rucker, CEO of popular social networking site, Peepkonect, was pronounced dead after being rushed to a hospital after being electrocuted in a local library. Officials... Andrea glances at the TV, listening to the report. smiles to herself, and turns back to Caleb.

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Low angle Mid-shot of Hanson

CH: Hanson BG: Rucker’s office Props: Desk, Chair, Office Supplies

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CH: Hanson, Rucker BG:Rucker’s office  Props: Desk, Chairs, Coat hook, Framed pictures of Rucker

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Low angle Mid-shot of Rucker

CH: Rucker BG:Rucker’s office  Props: Desk, Chairs, Coat hook, Framed pictures of Rucker

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CH: Hanson, Rucker, Shroud BG:Rucker’s office  Props: Desk, Chairs, Coat hook, Framed pictures of Rucker

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CH: Hanson, BG:Rucker’s office  Props: Desk, Chairs, Coat hook, Framed pictures of Rucker

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CH:Shroud BG:Rucker’s office  Props: Desk, Chairs, Coat hook, Framed pictures of Rucker


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Mid Close up of Hanson

CH: Hanson, Rucker, Shroud BG:Rucker’s office  Props: Desk, Chairs, Coat hook, Framed pictures of Rucker

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CH: Hanson, Rucker, Shroud BG:Rucker’s office  Props: Desk, Chairs, Coat hook, Framed pictures of Rucker

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Mid Shot of Rucker

CH: Hanson, Rucker, Shroud BG:Rucker’s office  Props: Desk, Chairs, Coat hook, Framed pictures of Rucker

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CH: Hanson BG: Rucker’s office Props: Desk, Chair, Office Supplies

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CH: Hanson, Rucker, Shroud BG:Rucker’s office  Props: Desk, Chairs, Coat hook, Framed pictures of Rucker

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CH: Hanson BG: Rucker’s office Props: Desk, Chair, Office Supplies


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CH: Rucker BG:Rucker’s office  Props: Desk, Chairs, Coat hook, Framed pictures of Rucker

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Mid Shot of Hanson and Shroud

CH:Hanson, Shroud BG:Rucker’s office  Props: Desk, Chairs, Coat hook, Framed pictures of Rucker

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Low Angle Mid Close up of Rucker

CH: Hanson, Rucker BG:Rucker’s office  Props: Desk, Chairs, Coat hook, Framed pictures of Rucker

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Close up of Hanson.

CH: Hanson, BG:Rucker’s office  Props: Desk, Chairs, Coat hook, Framed pictures of Rucker

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Mid Shot of Rucker

CH: Rucker BG:Rucker’s office  Props: Desk, Chairs, Coat hook, Framed pictures of Rucker

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CH: Hanson, BG:Rucker’s office  Props: Desk, Chairs, Coat hook, Framed pictures of Rucker


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CH:Shroud BG:Rucker’s office  Props: Desk, Chairs, Coat hook, Framed pictures of Rucker

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Mid Shot of Rucker

CH: Rucker BG:Rucker’s office  Props: Desk, Chairs, Coat hook, Framed pictures of Rucker

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CH: Mrs. Simon BG: The kitchen of a suburban home Props: News papers, Cook ware, Kitchen accessories.

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CH: Andrea BG: The kitchen of a suburban home Props: News papers, Cook ware, Kitchen accessories.

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CH: Andrea BG: The kitchen of a suburban home Props: News papers, Cook ware, Kitchen accessories.


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CH: Mrs. Simon BG: The kitchen of a suburban home Props: News papers, Cook ware, Kitchen accessories.

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CH: Andrea, Mrs. Simon BG: The kitchen of a suburban home Props: News papers, Cook ware, Kitchen accessories.

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CH: Andrea BG: Andrea’s  room. Props: Laptop, desk, bed

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CH: Andrea, Mrs. Simon BG: The kitchen of a suburban home Props: News papers, Cook ware, Kitchen accessories.

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CH: Andrea, Mrs. Simon BG: The kitchen of a suburban home Props: News papers, Cook ware, Kitchen accessories.

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CH: Mrs. Simon BG: The door way of Andrea room


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CH: Andrea BG: Andrea’s  room. Props: Laptop, desk, bed

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CH: Andrea BG: Andrea’s  room. Props: Laptop, desk, bed

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BG: Computer Screen Props: Computer

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CH: Andrea BG: Andrea’s  room. Props: Laptop, desk, bed, phone

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CH: Andrea BG: Andrea’s  room. Props: Laptop, desk, bed, phone

3

3

Low angle Mid-shot of Caleb

CH: Caleb BG: Caleb’s Room Props: Bed, computer, football posters, phone

3

4

Mid Close Up Shot of Andrea

CH: Andrea BG: Andrea’s  room. Props: Laptop, desk, bed, phone

3

5

Full length shot of Andrea

CH: Andrea BG: Andrea’s  room. Props: Laptop, desk, bed


Scene

Shot

Description

Elements

3

6

Tracking shot of Andrea walking to her computer.

CH: Andrea BG: Andrea’s  room. Props: Laptop, desk, bed

3

7

Over the Shoulder Shot behind Andrea as she sits at her desk.

CH: Andrea BG: Andrea’s  room. Props: Laptop, desk, bed

3

8

Close up of Andrea’s computer  screen

BG: Computer Screen Props: Computer

3

9

Close up of Andrea

CH: Andrea BG: Andrea’s  room. Props: Laptop, desk, bed

3

10

Pan Shot of Andrea walking out of her room

CH: Andrea BG: Andrea’s  room. Props: Laptop, desk, bed

3

11

Mid Shot of Andrea

CH: Andrea BG: Hall way, door Props: Family Photo

3

12

Tracking shot of Andrea walking down the stairs.

CH: Andrea BG: Stairs, banister book self Props: books

3

13

Point of View from Andrea looking into family

CH: Mrs. Simon, Tom Simon BG: The living room Props: Love seat, couch, coffee table


Scene

Shot

Description

Elements

3

14

Mid Shot of Mrs. and Mr. Simon

CH: Mrs. Simon, Tom Simon BG: The living room Props: Love seat, couch, coffee table

3

15

Mid Shot of Andrea

CH: Andrea BG: Family room, love seat, coffee table. Props: books

3

16

Low angle Mid-shot of Mr. Simon

CH: Mrs. Mr. Simon BG: The living room Props: Love seat, couch, coffee table

3

17

High angle shot of Mrs. Simon

CH: Mrs. Simon, Mr. Simon BG: The living room Props: Love seat, couch, coffee table

3

18

Mid Shot of Andrea

CH: Andrea BG: Stairs, banister book self Props: books

3

19

Full length shot of Andrea walking to her door.

CH: Andrea BG: Hall way, door Props: Family Photo

3

20

Low angle Full length shot of Andrea from inside her home walking to her bed

CH: Andrea BG: Andrea’s  room. Props: Laptop, desk, bed


Scene

Shot

Description

Elements

3

21

Full length shot of Andrea.

CH: Andrea BG: Andrea’s  room. Props: Laptop, desk, bed

3

22

Mid Shot of Andrea from the celling

CH: Andrea BG: Andrea’s  room. Props: Laptop, desk, bed

3

23

Mid Close Up Shot of Andrea

CH: Andrea BG: Andrea’s  room. Props: Laptop, desk, bed

4

1

Low angle Mid-shot of Rucker

CH: Rucker BG:Rucker’s office  Props: Desk, Chairs, Coat hook, Framed pictures of Rucker

4

2

Mid Shot of Thomas

CH: Thomas BG:Rucker’s office  Props: Desk, Chairs, Coat hook, Framed pictures of Rucker

4

3

Mid Shot of Rucker

CH: Rucker BG:Rucker’s office  Props: Desk, Chairs, Coat hook, Framed pictures of Rucker


Scene

Shot

Description

Elements

4

4

Mid Shot of Thomas

CH: Thomas BG:Rucker’s office  Props: Desk, Chairs, Coat hook, Framed pictures of Rucker

4

5

Low angle Mid-shot of Rucker

CH: Rucker BG:Rucker’s office  Props: Desk, Chairs, Coat hook, Framed pictures of Rucker

4

6

Over the Shoulder Shot behind Rucker

CH: Rucker BG:Rucker’s office  Props: Desk, Chairs, Coat hook, Framed pictures of Rucker

4

7

Low angle Mid-shot of Rucker

CH: Rucker BG:Rucker’s office  Props: Desk, Chairs, Coat hook, Framed pictures of Rucker

4

8

Mid Shot of Thomas

CH: Thomas BG:Rucker’s office  Props: Desk, Chairs, Coat hook, Framed pictures of Rucker

4

9

Full length shot of Shroud entering the room.

CH:Shroud BG:Rucker’s office  Props: Desk, Chairs, Coat hook, Framed pictures of Rucker


Scene

Shot

Description

Elements

4

10

Full length shot of Shroud walking to Rucker’s desk.

CH: Thomas, Rucker, Shroud BG:Rucker’s office  Props: Desk, Chairs, Coat hook, Framed pictures of Rucker

4

11

High angle shot of Thomas

CH: Thomas, Rucker, Shroud BG:Rucker’s office  Props: Desk, Chairs, Coat hook, Framed pictures of Rucker

4

12

Low angle Mid-shot of Rucker

CH: Rucker, Thomas, Shoroud BG:Rucker’s office  Props: Desk, Chairs, Coat hook, Framed pictures of Rucker

4

13

Full length shot of Thomas leaving the room.

CH: Thomas, Rucker, Shroud BG:Rucker’s office  Props: Desk, Chairs, Coat hook, Framed pictures of Rucker

4

14

Mid Shot of Shroud

CH: Shroud BG:Rucker’s office  Props: Desk, Chairs, Coat hook, Framed pictures of Rucker


Scene

Shot

Description

Elements

4

15

Low angle Mid-shot of Rucker

CH: Rucker BG:Rucker’s office  Props: Desk, Chairs, Coat hook, Framed pictures of Rucker

4

16

Close up of Rucker’s computer  screen

BG: Computer Screen Props: Computer

5

1

Mid Shot of Andrea lying in bed.

CH: Andrea BG: The kitchen of a suburban home Props: News papers, Cook ware, Kitchen accessories.

5

2

Over the Shoulder Shot behind Andrea

CH: Andrea BG: City streets in dream Props: Black car

5

3

Mid Shot of Andrea , with a black car fallowing her

CH: Andrea BG: City streets in dream Props: black car

5

4

Tracking shot of Andrea walking, with black car fallowing her.

CH: Andrea BG: City streets in dream Props: black car

5

5

Mid Shot of Andrea , with a black car fallowing her

CH: Andrea BG: City streets in dream Props: black car

5

6

Long Shot of Andrea turning the conner, still being fallowed

CH: Andrea BG: City streets in dream Props: black car


Scene

Shot

Description

Elements

5

7

Over the Shoulder Shot behind Andrea while she is running

CH: Andrea BG: City streets in dream Props: black car

5

8

Long Shot of Andrea running to a house

CH: Andrea BG: City streets in dream, House Props: black car

5

9

High angle shot of Andrea on the front steps of her house

CH: Andrea BG: City streets in dream, House Props: black car

5

10

High angle shot of Andrea

CH: Andrea BG: A House Props: House decorations

5

11

Tracking shot of Andrea running though the house

CH: Andrea BG: A House Props: House decorations

5

12

Tracking shot of Andrea running up the stairs.

CH: Andrea BG: A House Props: House decorations

5

13

Over the Shoulder Shot behind Andrea opening Caleb’s  door

CH: Andrea BG: A hall in the house Props: House decorations

5

14

Full length shot of Andrea walking into Caleb’s room.

CH: Andrea, Caleb BG: Caleb’s room  Props: Desk, Bed, Football posters

5

15

Low angle Mid-shot of Andrea.

CH: Andrea, Caleb BG: Caleb’s room  Props: Desk, Bed, Football posters


Scene

Shot

Description

Elements

5

16

Mid Shot of Andrea and Caleb

CH: Andrea, Caleb BG: Caleb’s room  Props: Desk, Bed, Football posters

5

17

Close up of Caleb’s  computer screen

BG: Computer Screen Props: Computer

5

18

Close up of Andrea

CH: Andrea, BG: Caleb’s room  Props: Desk, Bed, Football posters

5

19

Mid Shot of Andrea and Caleb

CH: Andrea, Caleb BG: Caleb’s room  Props: Desk, Bed, Football posters

5

20

Mid Shot of Andrea from the celling

CH: Andrea BG: Andrea’s  room. Props: Laptop, desk, bed

5

21

Mid Shot of Andrea from the side

CH: Andrea BG: Andrea’s  room. Props: Laptop, desk, bed

5

22

Full length shot of Andrea

CH: Andrea BG: Andrea’s  room. Props: Laptop, desk, bed

5

23

Mid Close Up Shot of Andrea

CH: Andrea BG: Andrea’s  room. Props: Laptop, desk, bed, phnoe

5

24

Close up of Andrea’s phone

BG: Phone Screen Props: Phone


Scene

Shot

Description

Elements

5

25

Mid Shot of Andrea on the phone.

CH: Andrea BG: Andrea’s  room. Props: Laptop, desk, bed

5

26

Full length shot of Andrea on the phone.

CH: Andrea BG: Andrea’s  room. Props: Laptop, desk, bed

5

27

Full length shot of Andrea on the phone.

CH: Andrea BG: Andrea’s  room. Props: Laptop, desk, bed

5

28

Mid Shot of Andrea on the phone.

CH: Andrea BG: Andrea’s  room. Props: Laptop, desk, bed

6

1

Long Shot of Andrea, Caleb, Caleb’s parents 

CH: Andrea, Caleb, Caleb’s parents BG: Hospital Room Props: Hospital bed, medical equipment.

6

2

Mid Close Up Shot of Andrea

CH: Andrea, Caleb, Caleb’s parents BG: Hospital Room Props: Hospital bed, medical equipment.

6

3

Mid Shot of Caleb’s  parents

CH: Caleb’s  parents BG: Hospital Room Props: Hospital bed, medical equipment.


Scene

Shot

Description

Elements

6

4

Mid Shot of Caleb in CH: Caleb the bed BG: Hospital Room Props: Hospital bed, medical equipment.

6

5

Low angle Mid-shot of Andrea from the bed.

CH: Andrea BG: Hospital Room Props: Hospital bed, medical equipment.

6

6

Full length shot of Andrea leaving the room

CH: Andrea, Caleb, Caleb’s parents BG: Hospital Room Props: Hospital bed, medical equipment.

7

1

Mid-range, low angle, 2 shot, CH shot of Shroud and Rucker walking through office

BG: Office lobby CH Shroud, Rucker, office workers FX: None

7

2

Over the shoulder medium 2 shot of Rucker and Shroud looking at Thomas

BG: Office lobby CH Shroud, Rucker, office workers, Thomas FX: None

7

3

Vertigo shot of Rucker’s face

BG: Office lobby CH: Rucker, office workers FX: None


Scene

Shot

Description

Elements

7

4

Medium shot of Thomas

BG: Office lobby CH: Thomas, office workers FX: None

7

5

Medium Shot of Rucker

BG: Office lobby CH: Rucker, office workers FX: None

7

6

Medium shot of Thomas

BG: Office lobby CH: Thomas, office workers FX: None

7

7

Medium to Long Shot of Thomas and Rucker talking

BG: Office lobby CH Shroud, Rucker, office workers, Thomas FX: None

7

8

Close to medium two CH shot of Rucker, Shroud leaving Thomas

BG: Office lobbby CH Shroud, Rucker, office workers, Thomas FX: None

7

9

Long shot of Rucker leaving Shroud

BG: Office CH Shroud, Rucker, office workers FX None


Scene

Shot

Description

Elements

7

10

Medium CH shot of Rucker entering private office

BG: Rucker’s office CH: Rucker, Shroud

7

11

Medium over the shoulder 2 shot of Rucker and Shroud

BG: Rucker’s office CH: Rucker, Shroud Props: Computer

8

1

Medium long shot of Shroud opening door

BG: Thomas’s office  CH: Shroud

8

2

Medium shot of Thomas at desk

BG: Thomas’s office  CH: Thomas

8

3

Close shot of Shroud pointing gun at Thomas

BG: Thomas’s office  CH: Thomas, Shroud Props: Gun

8

4

Close Over the barrel shot of gun to Thomas’s forehead

BG: Thomas’s office  CH: Thomas, Shroud Props: Gun


Scene

Shot

Description

Elements

8

5

Low angle shot of Shroud cocking gun

BG: Thomas’s office  CH: Thomas, Shroud Props: Gun

8

6

Close Over the barrel shot of gun to Thomas’s forehead

BG: Thomas’s office  CH: Thomas, Shroud Props: Gun

8

7

Low angle shot of Shroud with gun to Thomas

BG: Thomas’s office  CH: Thomas, Shroud Props: Gun

8

8

Medium Shot of BG: Thomas’s office  Shroud pushing gun CH: Thomas, Shroud (very hard) to the Props: Gun side of Thomas’s head 

8

9

Shot of Thomas’s  Computer screen

BG: Thomas’s  computer screen

8

10

Medium two Shot of Shroud holstering gun, Thomas on computer

BG: Thomas’s office  CH: Thomas, Shroud Props: Gun


Scene

Shot

Description

Elements

8

11

Medium shot of Shroud holding gun

BG: Thomas’s office  CH: Shroud Props: Gun

8

12

Over the shoulder shot of Thomas on computer

BG: Thomas’s office  CH: Thomas Props: Computer screen

8

13

Medium shot of Shroud putting away gun, taking out cell phone, Thomas in BG

BG: Thomas’s office  CH: Shroud, Thomas Props: Gun, cell phone

8

14

Close shot of Shroud on phone

BG: Thomas’s office  CH: Shroud, Props: Cell phone

8

15

Over the shoulder tracking shot of Shroud walking to Thomas’s computer

BG: Thomas’s office  CH: Shroud, Thomas Props: Cell phone, computer screen

8

16

Shot of Andrea’s  profile page

BG: Thomas’s  computer screen


Scene

Shot

Description

Elements

9

1

Extreme Close up of BG: Hospital’s  Andrea’s eyes moving computer lab CH: Andrea

9

2

Shot of Andrea’s  screen Googling Peep Konect

9

3

Extreme Close up of BG: Hospital’s  Andrea’s eyes moving computer lab CH: Andrea

9

4

Shot of Andrea’s   screen scrolling through search results

BG: Computer screen

9

5

Upper Torso Vertigo shot of Andrea reading page aloud

BG: Hospital’s  computer lab CH: Andrea

9

6

Over the shoulder shot of Andrea reading blog posting

BG: Hospital’s  computer lab CH: Andrea Props: Computer screen

BG: Computer screen


Scene

Shot

Description

Elements

9

7

Screen shot of Andrea BG: Computer screen highlighting certain VFX: Highlighting of blog responses as she certain responses scrolls

9

8

Medium shot of Andrea standing up from computer

BG: Hospital’s  computer lab CH: Andrea Props: Computer screen

9

9

Close shot of Andrea putting hand over mouth

BG: Hospital’s  computer lab CH: Andrea Props: Computer screen

9

10

Extreme close up of BG: Hospital’s  Andrea’s eyes tearing  computer lab up CH: Andrea

9

11

Over the shoulder shot of Andrea logging off account

BG: Hospital’s  computer lab CH: Andrea Props: Computer screen, mouse

10

1

Medium shot of Rucker in car on phone

BG: Car CH: Rucker Props: Cell phone


Scene

Shot

Description

Elements

10

2

Close shot of Rucker on phone

BG: Car CH: Rucker Props: Cell phone

10

3

Tracking shot of car driving on high way

BG: Highway Props: Car

10

4

Close shot of Rucker on phone

BG: Car CH: Rucker Props: Cell phone

10

5

Over the shoulder shot of Rucker shaking phone

BG: Car CH: Rucker Props: Cell phone

10

6

Medium shot of Rucker rolling down window

BG: Car CH: Rucker Props: Cell phone

10

7

Close tracking shot of phone flying through air and hitting pavement

BG: Highway Props: Cell phone VFX: Slow motion


Scene

Shot

Description

Elements

11

1

Over the shoulder shot of Andrea attempting to delete her account

BG: Hospital’s  computer lab CH: Andrea Props: Computer screen, mouse

11

2

Close shot of Andrea

BG: Hospital’s  computer lab CH: Andrea

11

3

Screen Shot of Andrea scrolling through information page

BG: Computer screen VFX: Highlighting the word Admin

11

4

Close up shot of Andrea

BG: Hospital’s  computer lab CH: Andrea

12

1

Overhead (as in helicopter) tracking shot of Rucker’s car on highway

BG: Highway Props: Car

12

2

Long shot of Rucker’s car turning off highway

BG: Highway Props: Car


Scene

Shot

Description

Elements

13

1

Screen Shot of BG: Computer screen Andrea searching through Peep Konnect

13

2

Close shot of Andrea’s face

BG: Hospital’s  computer lab CH: Andrea

13

3

Over the shoulder shot of Andrea on Computer

BG: Hospital’s  computer lab CH: Andrea Props: Computer

14

1

Medium Shot of BG: Parking lot Rucker bursting out of CH: Rucker car Props: Car

14

2

Close tracking shot of Rucker sprinting through parking lot

BG: Parking lot CH: Rucker

14

3

Medium to Shot from inside library of Rucker walking through front doors

BG: Library CH:Rucker


Scene

Shot

Description

Elements

14

4

Over the shoulder BG: Library medium vertigo CH: Rucker, library Tracking shot of patrons Rucker as he runs toward computer lab, pushes library patrons out of the way, rushes to a computer near the end of a table

14

4

Medium shot of man on computer

BG: Library CH: Man

14

5

Medium to long shot of Rucker grabbing man on computer

BG: Library CH: Man, Rucker

15

6

High angle shot of Man leaving computer, Rucker sitting down

BG: Library CH: Man, Rucker Prop: Computer

15

7

Medium low angle shot of Rucker on computer

BG: Library CH: Rucker

15

8

Over the shoulder shot of Rucker and computer screen

BG: Library CH: Rucker Props: Computer


Scene

Shot

Description

Elements

15

1

Over the shoulder shot of Andrea on Computer looking at Peep Konect

BG: Hospital’s  computer lab CH: Andrea Props: Computer

16

1

Close shot of BG: Library Rucker’s hands typing CH: Rucker Props: Keyboard

17

1

Medium shot of Andrea from Side

17

2

Screen shot of BG: Computer screen Andrea’s Peep Konect

18

1

Over the shoulder shot of Rucker and computer screen

BG: Library CH: Rucker Props: Computer

18

2

Medium shot of Computer exploding

BG: Library CH: Rucker Props: Computer VFX: Explosion from Computer

BG: Hospital’s  computer lab CH: Andrea Props: Computer


Scene

Shot

Description

Elements

18

3

Long shot of Rucker flying through library from explosion

BG: Library CH: Rucker

18

4

Medium Shot of Rucker hitting wall

BG: Library CH: Rucker

19

1

Head and shoulders shot of Andrea in Computer lab

BG: Hospital’s  computer lab CH: Andrea

19

2

Over the shoulder shot of Andrea’s Computer

BG: Hospital’s  computer lab CH: Andrea Props: Computer

20

1

Close tracking shot on BG: Hospital hallway vase of Flowers being CH: Andrea carried Props: Vase of Flowers

20

2

Medium Shot of BG: Caleb’s hospital Andrea entering room Caleb’s Hospital room CH: Andrea, Caleb Props: Vase of Flowers


Scene

Shot

Description

Elements

20

3

Medium Shot of Andrea sitting down in chair next to Caleb and putting down vase

BG: Caleb’s hospital room CH: Andrea, Caleb Props: Vase of Flowers

20

4

Close Shot of Caleb

BG: Caleb’s hospital room CH: Andrea, Caleb

20

5

Medium Close Shot of Andrea

BG: Caleb’s hospital room CH: Andrea, Caleb

20

6

Close Shot of news report on TV

BG: Caleb’s hospital room Props:TV

20

7

Medium shot of Andrea turning TV off

BG: Caleb’s hospital room CH: Andrea, Caleb Props:Remote

20

8

Medium 2 shot of Andrea and Caleb together

BG: Caleb’s hospital room CH: Andrea, Caleb


Citizen Film Preliminary Research

When we first sat down to pitch ideas we looked at ideas we wrote for ’50 Sentence Story Ideas’. We came up with a lot of leads but few stuck out as legitimate movie ideas, one of them was Lauren’s pitch about a person who when she de-friends people on facebook they go missing. We added a lot to the original idea, mainly the addition of Rucker, until we got to the final product you read now. When coming up for aesthetics, the group like the idea of have these two different worlds, of the evil corporation and high school, clashing together in the final cash scene. We learned a lot during this process and are very happy with the final product.


ANDREA


Andrea his is an intelligent and independently thinking high school girl, we reflected this in Andrea’s clothes by having her wear bright and bold colors. Giving her bright sky blue pants and a yellow shirt makes her pop out from the often homogenizes background of high school fashion choices. We chose to gave Andrea a track jacket to show that she is down to earth and not afraid to get down and dirty to beat the bad the guy as she does in the final scene.


RUCKER


Rucker’s character is a sleek and hot headed executive and his wardrobe reflects that. A black pin stripe suit with a matching black tie give the character a uniformly colored sleek and sly look. The French cuffs and wide knot of the tie show that Rucker has a taste for expensive and flashy possessions. The black color of the suite, tie and shoes also make Rucker blend in with his dark office making it seem as if him and his work are one. His numberless watch shows that when given the choice Rucker will also pick style over functionality.


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