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Behind The Curtain Last edited by FordSeeuws, on 11/30/2011. 0 comments. More scene info.

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EXT. PARKING LOT - LATE NIGHT

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Brandon, Jeremy, Jim, Gary and Sara are engaged in a discussion as they make last minute tweaks for the shoot.

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jeremy

Look, I was being a douche, I got it. But I've paid...some of my dues, okay?

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jim

I think the kid really tries hard, though. He hustles, right?

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jeremy

Yeah, he does.

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jim

Well, cut him some slack.

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sara

I think it's great what he does personally.

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Brandon

You want him.

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sara

No way.

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Jeremy

Whatever happened to that one guy in the last flick we were on together?

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sara

Can we not talk about that?

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brandon

Oh, yeah. The Golden Boy.

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jeremy

You were on that one?

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jim

We all were Jeremy.

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Jeremy doesn't appreciate this comment.

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sara

We went out. He was like a cliche of what you expect an actor to act like. I almost got the feeling he was like in character working on his role, and I was just extended method acting practice fodder or something. It was weird.

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brandon

So did you turn on his mic, or what?

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sara

Seriously Brandon?

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brandon

Look-you're always asking to be treated like one of the guys, but when I do you get all up-tight.

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sara

I was 10 on our first shoot. You're like my godfather or something. I don't care if I was a guy. You're like family, and that kind of comment-not normal at least for my family.

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brandon

Are you calling me old?

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Steven walks up, his hands in his pockets.

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He nods deferentially to Jeremy.

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Jeremy acknowledges him.

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jim

Were you a child actor?

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sara

Yeah, it was a commercial. I thought I wanted to be in movies.

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gary

Wait, wait-you actually remembered a key grip from one commercial in your child-acting days?

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sara

You never heard about what happened?

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Everyone stares at her blankly except Brandon who shuffles nervously.

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sara (CONT'D)

You never told anyone about it? Not even Gary?

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brandon

Not exactly every day conversation.

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Doc and Rosalyn are discussing some final points of order with Pat and Radika.

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ryan

Wouldn't you like another light in the background to kind of make it pop?

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doc

Yeah, I think the background is a little bland, but...

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Rosalyn

Doc, look, me and Radika agree that this line needs to go.

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Doc slowly turns to her. It could be called a glare.

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Rosalyn cringes slightly.

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Sara is telling her story.

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sara

I was supposed to be like a supergirl flying. I was on a line. We had to go through all this legal rigamarole. Tons of permissions.

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brandon

The director was an idiot. He wanted her to be high enough so they could dolly from behind and below her and then boom up to her.

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Jeremy

They okay'ed this?

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brandon

Idiots. So I was up on this catwalk as a safety to walk alongside her. Some idiot, forgive me youtube, PA didn't sandbag the Blonde properly, and it was full up. Tipped. Hit her counterweight, and the grip holding it. Knocked him out clean, liked to kill him. She falls. Headfirst, no padding because the idiot had the track going right under her.

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sara

He didn't even have his trusty gloves on. He grabbed the line with his bare hands.

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Everyone cringes.

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jeremy

Tell me the guy never got another job...

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Brandon

He's still in the biz. Makin' porn.

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DOC

Ryan, I just don't think it's that big of a deal, man.

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Doc's phone rings, and he begins to reach for it.

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A girl hurries up to Doc and taps his arm slightly.

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extra

Hey I'm sorry to bother you. I'm really excited to be here, and I'm just wondering what my motivation should be.

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Doc stares at her blankly. He is about to answer his phone, but pauses momentarily.

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doc

[To EXTRA] You have one line that's one word. If you need direction for that maybe you need to look into another career. [To PHONE}: Hey Marcus.

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Music at the adjacent bar, which seems to be serving as a base of operations begins blaring.

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doc (CONT'D)

Excuse me...[to no one and everyone in particular] HEY! Keep it down! What is this?! Ros-tell them to shut up!

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Rosalyn exchanges an almost frightened look with Radika as she runs off.

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The extra fidgets with her sleeve and looks around nervously as she tries to make her exit look natural.

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DOC (CONT'D)

Yeah, I'm sorry, Marcus. Just in the thick of things.

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A long pause as the music lowers significantly, and everyone turns to look at Doc.

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doc (CONT'D)

Well, that would be great. You guys come right on. No, no, no, it wouldn't be problem. He knows his way around a set. He won't be in the way at all. Great. Look forward to it.

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Doc hangs up the phone as Rosalyn returns.

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He looks at Radika.

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doc

Ditch all the changes. Keep it the way we had it please. This isn't Casablanca. We just need to get through it. I need all of you to put on your game faces, and let's just do this thing.

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ryan

The light?

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doc

Whatever you want.

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Doc whirls around and motions to Rosalyn to follow him.

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Ryan hurries over to the grip crew.

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ryan

Yeah we'd like a light over there in the background to look like a street light.

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brandon

Uh, what about the street light?

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ryan

It's too yellow for the scene. If you want to shimmy up to gel it then be my guest.

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Ryan walks away, and Brandon shakes his head.

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Jeremy grins.

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jeremy

So that's what it looks like, huh?

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Brandon

What?

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Jeremy

A directorial decision that takes a ton of work and makes very little sense.

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brandon

Well, we're all just learning something today aren't we? Come on Youtube. We have a mission.

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As Brandon starts to walk off, Doc approaches with the rest of the crew.

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doc (CONT'D)

One second everyone. Guys, I need you all to do me a favor. Let's cut the crap for a second. This film is not going to look good on your demo reel. This film is not going to win any awards. Not going to make any money, and is probably going to be seen by less people than one of wonderboy's videos gets. Good impersonation of me in the last one by the way. We can ask the existential questions all day about why we're here, but let's be honest- We're here for the work and the possibility of more work. And the "more work" me and Ros are dedicated to at this point is a pet project that has very little chance of seeing its day, and that's what we're doing here, making this film as a favor in exchange for a few opportunities to shop our dream film. If this film gets a nod from the powers that be, then all you are welcome to join us on it even you Katherine. Apologies for my outburst just a minute ago. If there's one thing you trust me on in the course of this shoot or defer to me on, is that you believe me that our next project has legs, I promise you. It may not change the filmmaking world, but it will change our careers, I guarantee it. So tonight I need you just to do your jobs with all the presence you can muster, without second-guessing, without looking for ways to advance your career, just keep the place safe and running like clockwork. Put your nose to the grindstone and do the work. If we work as a group and start gelling maybe we can advance our collective careers here. Tonight we get an audience with a man whose ear will go a long way towards seeing out film get made. So twenty minutes tonight may be worth more than the sum total of the rest of this project. So are you guys with me?

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jeremy

Who is it?

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doc

Joss Whedon.

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brandon (CONT'D)

Let's get to work.

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