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    TRETT FILMS

    Pandemic

    Josh Trett

    [email protected]

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    FADE IN.

    EXT. WOODS. DAY

    The camera work is shaky as we see our main character , DON,

    running through the woods. He is young, around 17, with

    grazes, cuts and mud on his face. He is breathing heavily

    and scraping against twigs from trees. He holds his hands in

    front of him, guarding his face from the twigs. He

    eventually hides behind a tree to catch his breath.

    The camera pans to the right and we see aninfected-like

    creature searching for DON. Hepulls a knife from his jacket

    and waits for the infected creature to come closer.The

    infected creature sniffs out DON and heads towards his

    direction.As he reaches him DONquickly lunges out to the

    creature making him fall to the ground. He plunges the knife

    rapidly with anger until the creature is lifeless. He stands

    up, wipes the blood from his knife against his leg and

    replaces it back in his jacket .

    He kneels down and checks the pockets of the infected

    creature. He pulls out a mobile phone (useless) so chucks itaside, he then pulls out a wallet and checks the ID. He

    sighs, drops it to the floor and stands back up. He stands

    for a second or two and then hears distant growls of more

    creatures. He looks around and decides to leave.

    CUE TITLE.

    We see a montage of DON walking around deserted areas as the

    titles fade in/out.

    EXT. EMPTY STREET.DAY.

    DONis walking along an empty road; there is little sign of

    life. He spots a bird and stops to look at it. Heconcentrates on it until it flies away and then he walks on.

    EXT. OUTSIDE OF HOUSE. DAY

    He comes to the front of a house. He looks at it for a few

    seconds and slowly approaches the door. He places his hand

    on the handle and opens the door as quietly as he can. DON

    opens it alittle bit and moves his head in slightly.

    INT. HOUSE HALLWAY. DAY

    DON

    Hello?

    He opens the door fully but doesnt go in.

    DON

    Is anybody in?

    He steps in slightly.

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    DON

    (to himself)

    Apparently not.

    INT. HOUSE LIVING ROOM. DAY

    He is searching around the house looking for any supplies

    such as food and clothing. He heads into the kitchen.

    INT. HOUSE KITCHEN. DAY

    He kneels down to the fridge and looks around. He puts some

    of it in his bag. He opens a jar, smells the contents, loo ks

    disgusted and quickly puts the lid back on and puts it back

    in the fridge. He stands back up and looks around and

    notices some rifle bullets on the work top. DON walks over

    to the work top and picks up a bullet, studies it for a

    second before shrugging his shoulders and putting it back

    down. As DONwalks out of the kitchen the bullet rolls off

    the work top and onto the floor. DON sees it fall but ignores

    it.

    INT. UNKNOWN ROOM. DAYWe see an ECU of somebodys eyes quickly opening; reacting

    to the noise of the bullet dropping.

    INT. BATHROOM. DAY

    DON sorts his hair out in the mirror.

    INT. UNKNOWN ROOM. DAY

    A gun is loaded.

    INT. BATHROOM.DAY.

    DONdoes up his fliesand flushes the toilet. A sound of a

    pump is heard.

    INT. BEDROOM.DAY.

    He enters the bedroom and a gun is a fired at him from

    somebody on the bed. DON quickly jumps back out of the

    bedroom and takes out his knife .More shots are fired and

    then we hear the gun is empty.

    DON

    Stop shooting!

    The guy on the bed stands up and checks his gun. He is

    scruffy and unshaven and looks around the same age as DON.

    His name is RALPH.

    RALPH

    You dead?

    DON looks annoyed and angry.

    DON

    No!

    He stands up and faces RALPH .

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    DON

    What the hell are you playing at?

    DONputs his knife away.

    RALPH

    Sorry. I thought you were one of them.

    DON

    Did you not hear me say stop?

    RALPH

    Nope.

    There is a pause.

    RALPH

    (contd)

    Sorry.

    DON

    (Sighs)

    You hear by yourself?

    RALPH

    Yeah.

    DON

    Village looked dead to me.

    RALPH

    It is, apart from me...and a few of them obviously.Im RALPH

    by the way.

    DON

    Im DON. You want your food back?

    He holds out the bag of food and supplies.

    RALPH

    Nah, you keep it. Where you stayin anyway?

    DON

    Nowhere.

    RALPHNowhere?

    DON

    I just travelfrom place to place.

    RALPH

    So youre not from round here?

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    DON

    Not really.

    RALPH

    Look, Im gonna have some brea kfast. You want some?

    DON

    No thanks, Ive eaten.

    RALPH

    Suit yourself.

    INT. KITCHEN.DAY.

    DON and RALPH are standing in the kitchen. RALPH is eating

    some cereal and DON is drinking a glass of water.

    RALPH

    Well (swallows cereal) my mum was wiped out from the start

    and then my dad was...changed by one of them.

    DONOh.

    RALPH

    (mouth full of food)

    So I shot him.

    DON uncomfortably sips his water.

    DON

    Where do you get your electric and that?

    RALPH

    Well the house is running on an old car battery but I... errtry to use it as little as possible because, well eventually

    it will just run out, the water seems fine for now.

    DON

    Whats with the gun?

    RALPH

    Me and my dad used to hunt. This is just what we had in the

    house but I got a good amount of bullets. You have any

    weapons?

    DON pulls the knife from his jacket.

    RALPH

    (laughing)

    Thats it? How many have you killed with that tooth pick?

    DON

    Enough. Im getting it down to a talent.

    DONspins the knife and motions an attack.

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    RALPH

    Youre gonna get yourself killed using that!

    DON

    It does the job.

    RALPH

    For filing your nails maybe.

    They hear a loud bang from outside.

    DON

    What was that?

    RALPH

    I dont know.

    RALPHputs his bowl down, grabs his gun from the side and

    check it is loaded.They slowly head towards the door and

    slow down even more when they become close to it.DON opens

    the door as RALPH points his gun, covering him. Nothing isthere.DON shrugs his shoulders.

    DON

    (whisper)

    Looks clear.

    There is a long pause as the s treet looks empty. A quiet

    sound of the wind and birds is heard.

    RALPH

    Wait here.

    RALPH steps out into the street.

    EXT. STREET.DAY.

    DON

    (whisper)

    RALPH! What are you doing?

    RALPH ignores DONand steps into the middle of the road.D ON

    looks confused. There is the quiet noise of a

    growl.RALPHturns his head to the direction of the growl.

    Aninfected jumps out from behind a car. RALPH looks at it.

    The infected runs towards him.RALPH fires and the bullet

    hits the infected straight in the middle of his forehead,causing him to fall down dead. He casually turns back to

    the house.

    RALPH

    Let me see you do that with a knife.

    He enters the house and locks the door shut.

    CUT TO BLACK.

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    FADE INTO.

    EXT. COLLEGE. DAY

    DON enters the college. There are two people talk ing and

    looking at a TV screen. A news report talking about a meteor

    is playing. DON shakes his head, thinking it is all

    nonsense.

    INT. HOUSE.NIGHT.

    DON and RALPH are in the living room. All lights are off,

    they are using candle light. DON is sitting, rather

    uncomfortably, holding his knife. RALPH is anxiously pacing

    round the room. DON looks from his knife to RALPH several

    times. RALPH looks out of the window. We hear a distant

    growl.

    RALPH

    I swear that every day there is more and more of them! It

    wont be long before were over run.

    There is a long uncomfortable silence.

    DON

    Do you think there are many survivors?

    RALPH

    (Oblivious to DONs question)

    I mean sure, I got a few bullets but th ey arent gonna last

    forever.

    DON

    RALPH.

    RALPH

    And what about food? Going to get supplies will just mean

    they will attack me! Every-fucking-time!

    DON

    RALPH!

    RALPH

    Sorry. (small cough) Im sorry. Its just difficult you

    know?

    DON

    Look, why dont you travel with me. Think about it, we canlast longer together and well try and find any other

    survivors.

    RALPH

    Yeah, yeah ok.

    EXT. STRET. DAY

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    DON and RALPH are walking along the road. Both with a

    backpack/satchel.

    We see a small montage of them walking.

    EXT. FIELD.DAY.

    DON stops walking and so does RALPH but confused why DON has

    stopped.RALPH

    What you stoppin for?

    DON

    Look.

    He points up to a bird.

    RALPH

    (sarcastic)

    Wow.

    DONIts amazing.

    RALPH

    Its a fucking bird.

    DONignores RALPHS comment and continues to stare at the

    bird. All of a sudden there is a loud bang of a gunshot.The

    bird falls to the ground. We see RALPH pointing the gun. DON

    looks horrified. He looks from the dead bird to the RALPH.

    RALPH is pointing the gun still, smiling to himself.

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