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The Creative Process (Scrapped Draft)

The Creative Process (Scrapped Draft)

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An old, now scrapped early draft for my short, "The Creative Process" Enjoy.
An old, now scrapped early draft for my short, "The Creative Process" Enjoy.

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Published by: Joseph William Black on Apr 21, 2010
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INT. OFFICEIn an average, dull apartment. JOE walks around the room,hands clutched over his head. Muttering to himself.JOE (V.O.)Another day.JOE (V.O.) (CONT’D)Another word.JOE (V.O.) (CONT’D)Another sentence.JOE (V.O.) (CONT’D)You get the drift.JOE (V.O.) (CONT’D)That’s my profession. Thescreenwriter. I write the shit yousee. On screen.JOE (V.O.) (CONT’D)Action. Joe sits at his computer...and doesn't have any fucking idea what to do...JOE (V.O.) (CONT’D)He stares at a coffee cup inhorrible defeat.But he smiles as he sees a plate at the edge of his deskJOE (CONT’D)Fortunately for me. I haveinspiration.JOE grabs a plate full of cocaine on his desk.JOE (CONT’D)Come to papa.JOE snorts the plate and is taken into a world of many colorsand other pretty things, like ponies and cookies.EXT. PARKING LOTJOE is sitting Indian style in a parking lot in front of atea set. Across from him is AMANDA, his drug induced friend.To his left is a teddy bear named Mrs. Nesbit.Joe clears his nose.
JOEAmanda.AMANDA flashes a big smile at JOE.AMANDA What’s goinon Joe?JOE points at the tea kettle.JOEWhat’s this?AMANDA Tea party.AMANDA (CONT’D)Uh... tea?JOE looks around the parking lot in sheer confusion.JOEWhat is this place?AMANDA Don’t ask me. It’s YOUR cocaineinduced hallucination. I just livein it.JOEYou got any ideas for me?AMANDA Don’t I always? Isn’t that rightMrs. Nesbit?Silence.AMANDA (CONT’D)Tea?JOEYes please.AMANDA You wanna make something bad don’tyou?JOEYeah.2.
AMANDA Your nose can only take so much ofthat shit at a time you know.JOEYou preach to me inside my mind to?Why don’t you get that stick out ofyour ass?AMANDA hands him a stick.JOE (CONT’D)You still have jokes I see. Don’tever change.AMANDA You want ideas?JOEYeah damn it.JOE notices AMANDA continues to pour tea. But the cup neverfills.AMANDA Well, you’re trying to write a movie. Why not write about that.JOEBecause it’s a dumb idea.AMANDA Have I ever steered you wrong?JOEYou’re a hallucination.AMANDA Dude. Listen to me. I know thesethings. I’m you.JOEI think I’ll go with my dream project.AMANDA What’s that.JOEFuck, I’m starting to sober up.AMANDA Under next time then.3.

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