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RIZE

  • TITLE: RIZE
  • LENGTH: 30 SECONDS
  • PRODUCT: POLITICAL ENDORSEMENT
  • WRITER: HAR+NEW

This is a dual column screenplay where the description of the action would be on the left and the dialogue on the right, but since I don’t have that feature (some plug-in) in my post editor I’m going to utilize the horizontal line.

 

AUDIO

A poet recites the National Anthem.


VIDEO

A man bows his head and closes his eyes, kneeling on one knee. The word CHURCH is at bottom left corner.

A child is on one knee trying to tie his shoes. The word SCHOOL is at bottom left corner.

A woman is on both knees looking in a pocket-mirror, putting on lip gloss. The word CONCERT is at bottom left corner.

When the 3 hear footsteps approaching they look up and stand still with a frighten facial expression. The barrel of a gun appears on screen. The off-screen gunman says, “BANG!” All 3 put their right hand over their chest and fall flat on their back. The camera pans from their motionless bodies to a United States flag hanging out the barrel of the gun. The final scene shows the mysterious gunman (from the back) walking off putting his hoodie back over his orange hair.


AUDIO

Rise.

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9 Places Where The Season Is Always Summer

Aren’t you tired of people breaking the ice with you with, “Nice weather we’re having, eh?” Don’t you want someone to leave a lasting first impression on you by just getting to the doggone point? “I wanna woohoo with you.” “I want your simoleons.” “I want to drown you in a swimming pool.” “I want to get far as away from you as humanely possible without encountering a loading screen.”  Well, maybe you need to move somewhere it’s one season all year-long. Sure, you’ve heard about places like Saudi Arabia or Africa  where the weather for the most part is sunny year-round, but here are 9 places you probably haven’t heard about where the season is always June 21st to September 22nd:

 

Magnolia Promenade

A world made just for entrepreneurs. Just don’t come here wearing a turtleneck or you will fall out from heat exhaustion and put a dent in the universe.

Forgotten Hollow

Although, this place is just as hot as Magnolia Promenade you definitely want to wear a turtleneck here.

Sand My Shoe, No?

No, you do not see fog when you look out your window in the morning. Remember those loud neighbors from last night? Yeah, them! They’re awake and “blowing bubbles.”

Newcrest

You want to build a house or restaurant without construction being delayed by rain sleet snow or hail? This is the place for you.

Willow Creek

You will see Bigfoot here before you see leaves change colors.

Windenburg

It’s so hot here they installed fans outside.

Oasis Springs

Don’t let the last name fool you. It’s so hot here it should be called Oasis Summers. It’s the desert for crying out-loud. Oooh, yeah, cry ’cause the Caliente household could use the water and some tears that don’t belong to Katrina when Don flirts with Dina or Nina.

Granite Falls

Remember those loud neighbors? This is where they found those herbs. Shhshhshh.

Brindleton Bay

When it does rain it rains cats and dogs.

And one more thing … I know you spent a lot of money re-locating here and I hate to ask you to spend another penny, but if you truly want to get the best out of these places you need to spend $10 for ice cream, $10 for a waterslide, $10 for a hot tub and $10 for a climbing wall to work off that ice cream, okay?

 

Vin Vin Vending Machine

FADE IN

INT. BREAKROOM – DAY

Man walks into breakroom, shaking coins in his hand.  He stops in front of the vending machine.

$1.75 for a small bag of chips?

He opens his hand, revealing 30 cents then shakes head in disgust. He walks away (2 feet) then stops. 

MAN

I can’t leave the property on my break. And lunch is 4 hours away.

He sighs and steps back in front of the machine. He puts the coins in his pocket then snaps off his arm. Looking where to insert it the lid on the vending machine lifts back by itself. 

MAN

*inserts arm*

The machine eats the arm. The man then snaps off his leg and feeds it to the machine the same way. The vending machine begins to shake violently and the man steps back in fear of it falling. A bag of chips fall. With a smile on his face, the man reaches to open the lid before realizing what may happen. 

MAN

Uhh … can you just spit it out? I kind of need this hand.

The vending machine flaps the lid 3 times. 

MAN

You promise not to bite me?

It flaps the lid once. Closing his eyes, sucking his lips in, scrunching up his face, the man reaches to open the lid. Someone else walks into the break room. 

MAN

Hey, hey, Riley, can you pick my chips up for me? It’s at the bottom.

RILEY

You know I don’t like you, right?

MAN

 … yeah, but I also know you’re a very kind person. I saw you hold the door open for Ms. Curry when she was 50 feet away.

RILEY

MAN

Can we just put our differences to the side for 2 seconds?

RILEY

Al-alright!

Riley opens the lid, reaches inside and the machine clamps down on his arm.

MAN

Oh snap! Was that your arm or the bag going all crunchy crunch?

While the machine’s lid is wide open chewing on Riley’s arm the man uses it as an opportunity to sneak his chips out of its grasp. 

RILEY

What you doing?! Help me! Ahhh!

MAN

I said 2 seconds. Your time’s up buddy! Glad I wore my watch on the left today.

The man hops out while Riley screams in pain. 

FADE OUT

Simmer Simmer (Teaser Trailer)

FADE IN

EXT. SIDEWALK – DAY

VOICEOVER

I speak 4 different languages.

The camera gets a close-up of the American flag outside the jewelry store a man enters.

VOICEOVER

Spanish.

Close-up of Spanish employee smiling. You can hear him greeting her in Spanish underneath the voiceover.

VOICEOVER

Chinese.

Close-up of General Tso chicken. The man taps the glass counter. The jeweler takes out a piece. 

VOICEOVER

Annnnnnnnd (as this is being said a blur effect comes into focus revealing a green crystal) Simlish.

INT. BOARDROOM – DAY

The man greets another person, shaking their hand.

PROTAGONIST

Sul Sul. I’m Harnew and I’m a Simmer.

INT. LIVING ROOM – DAY

PROTAGONIST

In the real world, I’m a nobody, but to the Sims, I am a God!

Small clips showing the man smiling and laughing at his computer.

PROTAGONIST

Until one day they decided they wanted to get from under my control.

The man shakes his computer monitor. 

PROTAGONIST

All the households are unplayable. Newcrest, Windenburg, Brindleton Bay, all the maps, all the worlds are grayed out.

The man repeatedly taps the keyboard before finally smashing it on his desk. 

PROTAGONIST

Fuck!

WOMAN

Baby, what’s wrong?

PROTAGONIST

The Sims … the Sims have taken back the game.

FADE OUT