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'Patient Zero'

Casting notice expires: December 31, 2013

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Company

Vessel 7 Films
Rob Sholty, dir.

Production Description

Casting "Patient Zero," a "realistic take" on the first individual who gets infected with the zombie virus.

Rehearsal and Production Dates & Locations

Shoots late Dec. 2013-early Feb. 2014 in CA and NV.

Compensation & Union Contract Details

Pays: $100/day, plus meals and housing provided.

Auditions

Seeking submissions from: Las Vegas, NV; Los Angeles, CA Sign up or Log In to apply.

Elliot Sides--MATURE LANGUAGE

EXT. AIRPORT SIDEWALK - DAY

Brandon and Elliot hug. Brandon throws luggage into the trunk. They drive.

BRANDON

So what are you doing out here?

ELLIOT

A buddy of mine, Adrien, does a lot of nightclub videography out here. One of his guys took some time off to shoot in Europe. He asked me if I could fill in for him.

BRANDON

Nice. What do you have to do?

ELLIOT

Just film people partying. People making drinks. Pretty easy shit.

BRANDON

Not a bad gig.

ELLIOT

Yeah for sure.

BRANDON

So what's up with LA then? I thought things were good.

ELLIOT

Eh. It's alright. I'm getting by. So what's up with you? You're spinning fucking signs now.

BRANDON

I lost my job at the bank firm four months back. Now I'm waiting tables and spinning signs.

ELLIOT

Wow. It's come to that uh?

BRANDON

And to make things worse I just received confirmation on getting my house foreclosed on.

ELLIOT

Man, I told you not to buy that house man.

BRANDON

Seriously not right now man.

ELLIOT

Where is that humorous side of Brandon? Is he hiding in there? So, I have a small favor to ask.

BRAnDON

What is it now?

ELLIOT

I need a place to crash for a couple months. Can you help a brother out?

BRANDON

So you insult me now you need a place to stay. I don't hear from you for months , you call me on the phone out of nowhere and now you need a place to stay, all while I'm having the shittiest week of my life.

ELLIOT

Yeah that about sums it up.

BRANDON

Unbelievable. You son of a bitch.

ELLIOT

You know you love me. Come on man relax. We can hang, smoke a couple of j's . Just chill. You look super stressed.

BRANDON

Well I wonder why.

ELLIOT

So how's Alexa doing? She gonna be cool with everything.

BRANDON

She's good. In class right now. She'll be fine with it. Just don't mention anything about the house situation. She doesn't really know what's going on right now.

ELLIOT

I'll mail her a foreclosure letter.

BRANDON

You are the gayest person alive.

Elliot and Brandon smile at each other.

Alexa Sides---MATURE LANGUAGE

INT. BEdROOM - DAy

Laundry. Alexa folds some clothes. Brandon enters.

BRANDON

Hey.

ALEXA

Hey.

Brandon

Do you have a minute?

ALEXA

Yeah, what's up?

Brandon

I signed up for a medical trial.

ALEXA

A what?

BRANDON

A medical trial. Where they test drugs on people.

ALEXA

And why are you doing that?

BRANDON

If I don't we're gonna lose the house.

ALEXA

Oh my god. I fucking knew it. Why did you keep this from me? How long have you known?

BRANDON

The bank has been on me for a couple of months.

ALEXA

A couple of months. Brandon!

BRANDON

I wanted to tell you but I didn't want you freaking out about everything. I'm going to take care of it.

ALEXA

By testing some experimental drug?

BRANDON

What else can I do? I'm stuck Alexa.

ALEXA

Why do you hide shit like this from me? I just don't understand.

BRANDON

I wasn't trying to hide it.

ALEXA

Then what were you trying to do.

BRANDON

I was trying to figure out a solution.

ALEXA

And keep me completely in the dark.

BRANDON

I'm trying to keep us in this fucking house, okay.

ALEXA

You never tell me anything. We barely ever see each other. You make things so frustrating!

BRANDON

Listen, I know. Things have been bad lately and I'm sorry.

ALEXA

That's all you ever say. I don't think you are.

BRANDON

Yes, I am, but listen. We are fucked Alexa. If I do this trial I can make seven grand. We keep the house. It buys us some time. I find a better job. At this point I'm running out of options.

ALEXA

We can walk away from the house. Maybe we can get a lawyer. We can get a small apartment.

BRANDON

You have no clue. If we walk away from this house I'm fucked. Not you, Elliot, anyone else. Just me. My credit shattered. I won't be able to do anything. Buy a car, rent an apartment, anything. You act like it has no impact. I'll be financially ruined.

ALEXA

We can figure something else out.

BRANDON

Like what? Where am I going to get the money? My parents don't have shit. You don't have shit. Tell me.

ALEXA

I don't know.

BRANDON

Listen it's not like you can do anything to help us out of this mess.

ALEXa

How dare you. I give you all the money I can. How can you say something like that? You act like I contribute nothing.

BRANDON

Who the hell maxed out credit cards to help you get books? To fix your car?

ALEXA

Yeah and I've been paying you back. You always hold that against me.

BRANDON

Do you know what it feels like to stand out in the street spinning a fucking sign? I feel like a complete loser Alexa. I can't get a descent job, I'm losing my house, you and me are falling apart. I need this. I can get away, get my head together, and make some money.

ALEXA

You need to get away from me to get your head together. Real fucking great. Fine. Fine, Brandon. Do what you want. I don't care anymore.

BRANDON

Listen if you want out of this, just tell me. I don't want you to be upset anymore.

Alexa

I can't believe you.

Alexa hands him some clothes.

ALEXA

Here.

Alexa leaves. Brandon holds the clothes.

Patient Zero Journal

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Patient Zero Journal