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Story Editor & Production Manager: C. Neil Davenport and Producers, Cameron Logan & Drew Thomas, present a short film crime comedy about two deadbeats who commit grand theft auto in broad day-light and quickly strive to rid themselves of the vehicle after discovering why the keys were left inside.

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FOOTSTEPS draw nearer.

EXT. CITY STREET – DAY

JESSE, (20’s), plops his face on the CAR’s windshield: Robby look! The keys are still inside!

ROBBY, (20’s), runs up and looks.

ROBBY: Who leaves their keys on the dash? (Looks around the area)

Jesse pulls a COAT HANGER from the inside of his JACKET.

ROBBY: Jesse, where’d you get a hanger?

Jesse bends the coat hanger into a tool.

JESSE: Come on, baby.

Robby sees the door lock, nudges Jesse and opens the door.

JESSE: Totally took the fun out of it.

Jesse drops the hanger, jumps inside the car, sits in the driver’s seat, picks up the keys on the dash and starts the engine.

JESSE: It’s our lucky day!

ROBBY: (Crosses his arms) Yeah, maybe a little too lucky.

JESSE: Ah, come on dude. You’re just being paranoid. Pop a squat! (Hits the passenger seat) How can you deny a beauty like this?

ROBBY: (Walks around the car) All right, all right. The sooner we get out of here the –

INT. CAR – DAY

Jesse opens every lid he can find and sees a pair of SUNGLASSES in the GLOVE COMPARTMENT.

JESSE: This guy left everything! (Puts sunglasses on) Time for a montage.

Jesse adjusts the REAR-VIEW MIRROR and sees Robby.

JESSE: Lets go dude, lets bounce! (Bounces like a toddler)

EXT. CITY STREET – REAR OF CAR – DAY

Robby notes a FLAT TIRE on the rear driver’s side.

ROBBY: (Hits the trunk) We got a flat!

INT. CAR – DAY

Jesse sings a made-up action adventure song while plays air drums all over the car’s interior.

EXT. CITY STREET – REAR OF CAR – DAY

Robby hits the trunk again.

ROBBY: Hey, you hear me!?

Robby sees Jesse dancing in the car.

ROBBY: (Lifts the TRUNK LID) No, don’t get up. I’ll just change the tire of your stolen car while you act like a – (Sees something) Fuck!

Robby closes the lid and jolts back.

The car bounces up and down as a result of Jesse dancing.
Robby shakes his head, pops the lid just a crack and peeks inside.

ROBBY: Hey dude… (Beat. Opens the lid a bit more and sniffs)

INT. CAR – DAY

Jesse hits a high note and notices Robby gagging in the mirror. He exits.

EXT. CITY STREET – REAR OF CAR – DAY

JESSE: Dude, what’s up?

Robby, gags and points at the trunk.
Jesse looks inside.

JESSE: (Gags) Must be some bad milk, right?

ROBBY: Yeah, the dude forgot to take the groceries out of the trunk before he died in it!

Jesse gets a closer look.

JESSE: What do we do?

ROBBY: Walk away and never look back.

JESSE: (Looks at the car and back at Robby) I touched it though. Like all over.
ROBBY: And?

JESSE: My prints are all over this thing! We can’t just leave it here now.

ROBBY: You’ve seen way too many movies.

JESSE: Let’s burn it.

ROBBY: With what? And don’t tell me you have a bottle of gasoline and lighter in there too.(Gesture at jacket)

JESSE: No, but the gas station’s right down the –

ROBBY: Forget the fire! They wipe it down in the movies, right? So, lets just do that.

JESSE: Okay. (Looks around) With what though?

ROBBY: I don’t know. Your shirt.

JESSE: What?
ROBBY: Use your it to clean the car. Your prints, your shirt!

JESSE: But this is my favorite one.

JOGGER (O.S.): Is it dead?

Across the street, a JOGGER jogs in place looking at them. Jesse and Robby freeze.

JESSE (WHISPERS TO ROBBY): Do we acknowledge his existence?

ROBBY: (Frowns at Jesse)Shut up!

JOGGER: Is the car dead? I’m about to make the circle. My car’s right around the corner.

Robby stands there in fear.

Jesse goes to the trunk and pulls out JUMPER CABLES.

JESSE: (To the Jogger) No thanks, we’re good!

Jogger continues on his way.

ROBBY: (Noticing the jogger gone) Where did you get those? (Gestures to cables)

JESSE: They were tied around the dude’s feet.

Robby leans over and gets sick. Jesses pats Robby on the back.

JESSE: I have stuff we can clean it with, but it’s all at my mom’s house.

ROBBY: That’s across town and I’m not leaving this here. Get the spare.

Jesse goes back to the trunk.

INT. BACK SEAT – DAY

On one side of the car, Jesse pulls the DEAD MAN’s LEG and on the other side Robby pushes the body in to the back seat.

JESSE: Why are we putting it in the car
again?

April 09, 2021, 4:41 PM EDT

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