Imaginary Travel, Revised Act 1

I re-wrote the first act of Imaginary Travel to flesh out the characters and circumstances a bit more. Again, let me know what you think.

INT. TYLER’S

APARTMENT -- DAY

TYLER UNGAR sits on the sofa in his upscale bachelor pad

common room. The doors behind him on either side of the sofa lead to the two

bedrooms in the apartment. Above the sofa hangs a picture of the Flying

Spaghetti Monster touching Adam with His noodley appendage. The door on the

right opens as his roommate GARRET bounds into the room.

GARRET

Tyler?

(sheepishly)

TYLER

What’s up?

(he pauses the TV and turns to Garret)

GARRET

Don’t hate me.

TYLER

What did you do this time?

(playfully irritated)

GARRET

Kyle asked me to move in with him, and I said yes!

TYLER

Wait, I thought Kyle was moving to Portland?

GARRET

He is.

TYLER

So you’ll be moving with him?

GARRET

It’s so exciting!

TYLER

I’m happy for you, I think! But that means you’ll be moving

out...

GARRET

That’s the don’t hate me part... I’m going to have to move

out by the end of the month.

TYLER

Shit.

GARRET

I’ll help you find a new roommate.

INT. DAVID’S

APARTMENT -- DAY

DAVID MADISON, holding his mail, stands in an apartment

hallway talking with his LANDLADY.

LANDLADY

David! I have some good news, and some bad news...

david

What’s up Mrs. G?

LANDLADY

Ben’s finally coming home!

DAVID

That’s great! He’s been deployed for a long time now.

LANDLADY

That’s the good news...

DAVID

It means I can’t renew my lease at the end of the month

doesn’t it?

LANDLADY

I feel really bad about it.

DAVID

Don’t Mrs. G. I totally understand. Besides, its time for me

to move a little closer to work.

INT. TYLER’S

apartment -- EVENING

(The beginning of a montage following the adventures

of Tyler looking for a roommate and David looking for a place to live.)

Tyler sits on the sofa and Garret enters the room with a

potential roommate in tow. POTENTIAL ROOMMATE 1 leads a lizard on a leash into

the room. Garret proudly shows off his potential replacement. Tyler warily eyes

the lizard and shakes his head in disbelief.

ext.

apartment stoop -- day

David bounds up the steps toward a large wooden door with a

For Rent sign on it. He gets to the top of the stairs, pauses a moment to

gather his courage, and opens the door. Thick black smoke billows out of the

door. Quickly, David shuts the door and heads back down the steps.

int. coffee

shop -- day

Tyler sits at a table in the center of the coffee shop at a

small table across from POTENTIAL ROOMMATE 2. PR2 has a briefcase handcuffed to

him, sitting next to him on the table. Tyler looks worried.

INT.

apartment -- day

David stands in the middle of an empty room. Above him a bare

light bulb hanging from the ceiling is bouncing around. The camera pans up to

reveal a band practicing upstairs in a professional looking studio.

INT. TYLER’S

APARTMENT -- DAY

Tyler sits on the couch as Garret leads POTENTIAL ROOMMATE 3

into the room. PR3 is carrying a large wooden stake, a Bible, and is wearing a

garland of garlic. Tyler looks at Garret as if he’s crazy.

INT.

apartment hallway -- day

David walks down a hallway of doors until he reaches one with

a For Rent sign posted on it. He opens it up, revealing what appears to be a

small janitor’s closet with a hammock strung across it. He closes the door and

walks away dejectedly.

INT.

elevator -- Day

Tyler is standing in an empty elevator. David enters just as

the doors start to close.

David

Morning

(flatly)

Tyler

Mornin’

(flatly)

Fade out.

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