Film: Short Films

'Broken Flowerpot Robot Girl'

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Company

Postie Productions
Steven Heinig, writer-dir.

Production Description

Casting "Broken Flowerpot Robot Girl," a short quirky comedy about a robot girl who falls to Earth and befriends three New Yorkers. The film is similar in tone to my last short "Sleepwalkers" or "Napoleon Dynamite" meets "Spaceballs."

Rehearsal and Production Dates & Locations

Rehearses TBD; shoots late March-early April 2014 in NYC. Director states: "I'd like to try it Mike Leigh style. Again this is a short film 10-20 minutes with only one major scene. I doubt we will need more than three shoot days at most, each of which will be half days."

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Excerpt

INT. VANESSA AND KIM'S APARTMENT - KITCHEN TABLE - EVENING

Kim and M are seated at the kitchen table. Vanessa is taking out silverware from a drawer and placing it on a large dinner plate.

Vanessa brings the plate over to M and sets it down in front of her.

KIM

(smiles)

Dinner is served.

M immediately starts chomping down on the plate of "food". Vanessa takes a seat at the table. Both girls are infinitely curious about their new mechanical friend.

VANESSA

I wish we could find out more about her.

KIM

Like who-what she is... what her name is, where she's from.

VANESSA

Do you think she's from Japan?

M swallows an entire boning knife in one gulp.

Kim

I don't think so.

VANESSA

I remember when I was super sick with the flu when I was a kid and I couldn't speak for weeks. I had to communicate everything using a pencil and paper pad. I wonder if she can write?

KIM

Maybe she could at least tell us her name and where she came from.



M pauses from eating and looks at the two women.

VANESSA

Let me get a pen and some paper.

Vanessa quickly returns with a pad and pen and sets them in front of M.

M immediately begins scribbling something at an incredible speed.

Vanessa and Kim peer over her shoulder curious as to what she is writing. M hands the paper to Kim.

KIM

(reading)

"My name is M. I am a service droid in the Palace of Princess Gonandra. I come from a parallel dimension of this universe. My world is caught in the midst of a devastating and deadly war. I am a refugee.

(to Vanessa)

Do you think we should call someone?

VANESSA

Unfortunately, I don't think there's an embassy for alien robots from the Palace of Princess... what was her name?

KIM

(looks at paper)

Gonandra. Hmmm.

VANESSA

M, how did you get here?



M pulls out the pocket-sized jump device and sets it on the table.

KIM

Is that your spaceship?



M shakes her head. She presses a button on the device. WE HEAR an odd whirling sound that quickly falls flat.

VANESSA

'Sleepwalkers'