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This is your first scene. Last edited by FSonda5, two years ago. 0 comments. More scene info.

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INT. GUEST HOUSE - NIGHT

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A young man by the name of TRAVIS is playing Call of Duty in a small, one room guest house. His MOTHER cooks in the area behind him.

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mother

Dinner's ready!

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travis

Oh my God you made me die! Just be quiet!

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mother

Hey! I'm sick and tired of you talking to me like that when all I do is cook for you day and night!

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Travis doesn't bother turning around.

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travis

Why do you never stop talking? Your voice is so annoying just please stop. It's that easy, just don't move your lips.

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mother

I'm not gonna stop talking because this is MY house!

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travis

This isn't even a house.

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mother

And I want you to turn off that game off because it's making you aggressive and show some respect for your mother who's killing herself just to keep you fed and clothed.

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travis

The only thing making me aggressive is how you never shut up no matter how many times I tell you to be quiet. Just stop.

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Mother grows quiet and scornfully hands Travis his dinner. He doesn't touch it until the time limit on his game is up.

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int. school office - the next day

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Travis enters a small office and sits at a desk opposite of his boss, KATHY.

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Kathy

Hi Travis how are you?

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travis

Hi, I'm doing well. How's your day been?

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kathy

Oh it's been alright, a few students came in with their papers to file for graduation so I'll need you to put those where they belong. Also it's time to send out the monthly news letter so I'd like you to research what film festivals are happening soon. And if you could check IMDB to see what movies are in pre-production, you could make a few calls today to see if there are any open jobs to post to the school's Facebook.

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ext. school building - continuous

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Travis is on the phone with his mother.

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mother (v.o.)

Hello?

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travis

Yeah hi, you wanna tell me why the school is taking 80% of my paycheck to go towards my tuition because no one has made a payment on it since I started here?

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mother (V.O.)

They're doing what?

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travis

My paycheck! The school is now taking 80% of my paycheck to compensate for the unpaid balance on my tuition! Why haven't you been making payments?!

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mother (v.o.)

Travis you have financial aid.

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travis

Financial aid isn't going to pay the whole thing! There is an overdue balance of $2000 because you haven't been making payments!

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mother (v.o.)

Travis, college is your responsibility! I came out here with you to help support you in living so you could go to that film school, and you knew how much it would cost to go there! Your student loans are not going to be under my name.

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travis

I never wanted you to come out here with me! Going to college was supposed to be my way of finally getting away from you so I can be my own person, and you just decided to tag along because living where there's palm trees sounds nice to you! I literally just got paid gas money to come to work, just to get more gas money! How am I supposed to make a living on this?!

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mother (v.o.)

Travis I'm trying to do all I can to support you.

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travis

Then try harder!

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Travis hangs up the phone and storms back inside.

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int. guest house - days later

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Travis is asleep on an air mattress. He is accompanied by a gratuitous amount of cats. A knock at the door startles the cats and wakes him up. He gets up to answer the door. It's the LANDLORD

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landlord

Hi Travis good afternoon. You were sleeping?

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travis

I guess 2:30 is a reasonable time to stop.

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landlord

Right... Is your mother home?

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travis

No she's at work.

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Landlord

Okay well tell her I stopped by. Aren't you supposed to be back on campus for the week?

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travis

My first class is at four and once I'm over there I stay for the week.

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landlord

You know Travis, it's okay if you live here too. You and your mother don't have to hide it. I have no problem with you staying on my property, I just have to up the rent by $200 and everything is fine.

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Travis

I'm really on campus.

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landlord

Okay then. Just tell your mother she needs to pay me.

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The landlord walks away from the door.

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int. guest house - later that night

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Travis' Mother is just getting home. She opens the door with her key and multiple cats are heard meowing. Travis remains focused on his game.

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mother (O.s.)

Hi kitties! Mama's home! Who wants their nummies?

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Travis (to himself)

Good God the moment she comes home is the moment I lose all peace and quiet.

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mother

Hi Travis.

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travis

Hi. The Landlord stopped by today. Says you need to pay him.

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mother

Well he's not getting anything this month because we're moving out as soon as possible.

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travis

You said that two months ago and we're still here, but you still haven't payed him.

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