Film: Short Films

'Divine Animals: The Rules Don't Apply'

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Company

Storyworld.tv
Sasha Santiago, dir.

Production Description

Casting "Divine Animals: The Rules Don't Apply," a short crime/thriller. Director states: "This is an experimental six-part web series that will serve as a pilot for a slate of interconnected cross-genre movies made for a direct-to-viewer experience. 'The Rules Don't Apply' will be followed up with but not limited to one feature length prequel and three unique character driven, multilingual serial spin-offs."

Rehearsal and Production Dates & Locations

Rehearsals begin in April; shoots May in lower Manhattan and in Croton/Hudson, NY.

Compensation & Union Contract Details

No pay. Dir. states: "No initial pay, but things could change with the project structured out to be a continuing series and feature film."

Auditions

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Script Sides, Chet

A steel cable prevents cars from crossing the one lane bridge. CHET, mid 20s, looks at the vast surroundings. He walks back to the car and leans into the open window to talk with JOLENE, mid 20s.

CHET
We can’t drive over the bridge.

JOLENE
What are we going to do? Is there another
way across?

CHET
We walk across. The border is about 12 klicks
into those woods.

JOLENE
What’s a klick?

CHET
A kilometer.

JOLENE
What do we do with the car?

Jolene looks in the backseat. TRUE, age 10, is asleep. Jolene touches her RED NECKLACE.

CHET
You two stay here by the side of the road and I’ll drive the
car back up about a mile and find a place to hide it.

JOLENE
We’re really going to do this?

CHET
You want to go back?

The thought crosses Jolene’s mind for a moment. They both know there’s no way they can go back to the ways things were.

JOLENE
Come on Sweetie. We’re going on an
adventure. Put your shoes on.

CUT TO:

Chet takes the last backpack out of the trunk and places it near a pile of hiking gear behind a bush a few feet away from the road.

CHET
There’s a slight chance border patrol could
still drive by. It’s unlikely, but maybe it’s a good idea
if you and True lay low until I get back.

Script Sides, Kent

KENT
Can I ask you what made you
want to become a Foster parent in the first place?

KIP
My wife grew up in Foster homes. She’s got a big heart.
We both felt opening up our home was the right thing to do.

KENT
Why do I have a feeling you know something, Mr. Davis?

KIP
You saying I’m a suspect?

KENT
Well, if there is reason for me to believe you’re using
this missing girl for your own personal agenda...

KIP
What agenda?

KENT
Recon Angel. It’s your company, right? Did you tag or
implant one of your tracking chips in True?

KIP
Let me ask you something detective, are you
saying if I did, it would be helpful to you in locating
her because you don’t know where to start looking?

KENT
I prefer you give me a straight answer.

McAVODY walks in. He’s on the phone with the Diving Team. Whispers in Kent’s ear.

McAVOY
PSD just found a kid’s body in the east river in Washington Heights.

Everyone remains silent as McAVOY waits for confirmation on the discovery.

McAVOY
It’s a boy’s body. It’s not True. It may be Antwan,
he’s wearing the same sneakers.

KIP
Whose body was found?

KENT
It’s a boy. We won’t know who exactly until DNA tests are performed.
Mr. Davis, I’ve got over a 100 cops looking for True.
If you’re screwing around with me, I’m gonna
take you down. You feel me? So, let’s work together.
Are you leaving?

KIP
I am. My wife knows how to get a hold of me.

Script Sides, Marisol

6E - INT. MARISOL’S TOWNHOUSE– DAY

Marisol, Hispanic woman in her mid 30s, invites Maldonado into her home. She looks down the hallway and sees a girl in a wheelchair facing a window.

MARISOL
Thank you for coming to visit us.
I’m Marisol. That’s my daughter, Luz.

Maldonado notices the colorful crayon drawings of people pinned on the wall.

MALDONADO
Did your daughter make all these drawings?

MARISOL
Yes, she has visions of people she’ll meet
one day in her life. It’s a special gift. I believe
this might be you, if I’m not mistaking.

When Maldonado looks at the drawing, the likeness surprises her.

MALDONADO
She drew this? Wow, this is really fascinating.

MARISOL
Yes, it was earlier this year. Would you like
to meet Luz now?

MALDONADO
Should I tell her the whole truth about, Rex?

MARISOL
Yes, tell her the story just how you remember
it. It’s important she has closure.

Maldonado follows Marisol into where Luz’s sits. As she walks by the drawings she notices one that resembles, TRUE DARLING. She stops and exams it closely.

MARISOL
She has cerebral palsy.

MALDONADO
Excuse me?

MARISOL
My daughter, she has cerebral palsy.
That’s why she’s in a wheel chair.

MALDONADO
Right, I was actually wondering if your
daughter also drew this picture, right here?

MARISOL
She drew them all, Detective. She’s an artist.

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