INTERIOR: Trendy Cafe
A young barista tops off the perfect foamy-pour. She
slides the brimming cup across the bar without spilling a drop.
A customer lost in his tablet now
‘bump grabs’ the cup – splattering the bar.
A voice rises from the line-up behind him.
Peter turns to see his hipster friend, Dante – just
as he side-steps the line.
Dante. How goes it buddy?
Fine until I had to stare at the back of yer melon.
Ya looked like yer into that tablet somethin’ fierce.
Naw, new website.
Peter looks around.
Dante thumbs over his shoulder.
She got her license …finally.
Now wants to show her Mom.
She’s in the lot now bangin’ innocent
cars while I grab these for the road.
Her mom? Wait, you guys heading out to Niagara?
Dante nods while breaking into a grin. They both
break into a laugh from a long running insider-joke.
Dan …uh … yeta?
Dante retrieves two full coffee cups and turns with an eye roll.
I’ll fall over she ever gets the name right.
They make their way to the door. Dodging customers and misplaced chairs.
EXTERIOR: Trendy Cafe – Patio
So your site ….what’s it about?
Movie news, TV, films, movie stuff, lots of video.
Peter sets his coffee down on a patio table.
and swings his backpack off his shoulder.
Rich brats gone wild?
Peter withdraws a tablet from his backpack – hands it over to Dante.
(staring into tablet)
CineFind, good name.
Peter sips his coffee.
Open it up. Check it out.
Dante thumbs the screen.
Movie news …videos …LOTS of videos …
…and bloopers. Man this looks good.
Fully responsive too. Desktop, tablet or your smart phone.
Lots of content.
Yeah and more on the way. Articles and thinking blog, maybe podcast.
Well they do say write what you know. You’ve seen your share of movie sets.
Handing back the tablet Dante retrieves his own cell.
How long you been been working on set?
Must be twenty five, thirty years.
Dante raises his cell phone.
I’ll watch it some more on the way …to N-i-a-g-a-r-a.
Another mutual snicker.
(stifling his laugh)
Twenty eight maybe nine.
Dante focuses on his cell phone.
What is it again? …I’ll save.
Cine …Find …dot com …CineFind.
Dante thumbs his cell phone one more time.
– a car horn beep –
Dante looks up in the direction of the horn
That’ll be me.
Peter glances over as well – smiles.
Say hi to Soph’.
They share a well-practiced secret handshake.
Good to see you amigo.
You too brother.
Good luck with your site.
Good luck with your road trip.
Dante exits – Peter watches.
(O.S. sound F/X)
– double car horn beep –
Peter smiles – nods the air.
(quietly to himself)
He smiles – exits.
More About Me:
My name is Peter Skoda.
I’m a writer specializing in content online.
I also have a long history with Film and Television.
This site is an extension of that relationship.
While it keeps me in touch with an industry that represents almost the entire planet. It’s also a way to share and connect with anyone else who may have an interest in movies, film and TV.
Enjoy the site.