Practice Storyworld – Allison Kapps

Characters:

  • Galileo (Leo)
  • Mom (Tilly)
  • Assigned Space Partner  (Jeremy)
  • Space Mate (Sasha)
  • Space Travel Trainer
  • Director of Space Program

Important Technology:

  • Living Pod
  • Anti Gravity Belts
  • Spacesuits
  • Communication devices
  • Food on mars (All food looks grey and boring, but you wear AR device to make it look yummy)

Genre:

Sci-Fi, near future

Method:

  • Movie
  • Need certain actors to provide context
  • Space gear
  • Video editing to create the AR experience

SCRIPT FOR NUTRIENT PACKS ON MARS STORY:

INT – MARS POD

We see Leo in his room sleeping next to Sasha. Through the window, the viewer can see light red dusty surfaces, but not much else. The scene is intercut with shots of the pod, empty and quiet. Suddenly a sharp alarm pieces through the silence.

ALARM SOUNDING

“Attention all residence of quarter 52, this is your 6am wake up call for the day. Please get dressed and ready to begin your work day.”

Sasha groggily shifts, and nudges Leo behind her.

SASHA

“Leo… its your turn…” She grumbles.

Leo shifts restlessly.

SASHA

“Leo! Come on,” Sasha says more loudly, and shoves him more intensely.

Leo shoots up in bed, startled

LEO

“What!” He gasps, and then looks around him, perturbed. “Oh…” he says, when he notices the alarm blaring. He pulls the covers back, steps out of bed and moves over to the window near his bed.  He hits the “Acknowledge Dispatch” button, on his side of the room. “I hate that alarm,” he mumbles.

SASHA

“Tell me about it…I’ll go set up the gear for breakfast. Can you bring up some more nutrient packs? We ran out yesterday night.” Sasha asks.

LEO

“Sure. Maybe I’ll bring up jam, we haven’t had any in ages,” Leo proposes.

Sasha stops at the door, considering.

SASHA

“I’m not sure…I think we should save it for special occasions. We still have 6 months until the next ration.”

LEO

“This is a special occasion, new job!”

SASHA

“Fine…” Sasha sighs, “I guess we can have a bit today.”

IN THE KITCHEN

There are two headsets sitting on the kitchen table, alongside plates and spoons. Leo comes in the kitchen with plastic packets of a gooey grey substance.

SASHA

“Still can’t get used to this stuff, can’t believe they couldn’t have at least made it a better color.” She grumbles

LEO

“Would you have prefered bright green?” Leo grins, “It is your favorite color!”

SASHA

“Somehow that would be worse, I think,” Sasha grimaces

Leo opens the plastic packets and tips them over the two plates. The grey thick goo slowly oozes out of the packets. The two watch, slightly disturbed.

LEO

“Okay,” Leo sighs, “Let’s put on the gear and get this over with”

They two put on their VR kits and they immediately see something very un-grey. Leo sees that the gooey substance has transformed into delicious looking leek soup.

LEO

“I’ve got soup today! What have you got?” Leo asked excitedly.

SASHA

“Leek soup? It’s breakfast. Your settings are so weird. I have porridge, like normal breakfast.” Sasha rolls her eyes.

LEO

“Who are you to judge, you like to simulate carrots for desert,” Leo cringes

SASHA

“I like to see healthy foods, makes me feel better.”

ALARM SOUNDS

“Please prepare for your first work set, it will begin in 10 minutes”

SASHA

“Crap! Gotta run!” She runs up to leo and kisses him on the cheek. “Have a good day, see you soon!”

LEO

“Bye!” Leo exclaims, “Good luck with everything!”

SASHA

“Thanks!” Sasha’s voice carries out the door, as she runs out.

END

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