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6:45 (short film)
by Robert Diersing (rdiersing@gmail.com)

Rated: PG-13   Genre: Science Fiction/Fantasy   User Review:
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A fast paced sci-fi film about two people Louis and Jamie getting sent into the post apocalyptic future that they haft to prevent from happening.


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6:45 (SHORT FILM)

FADE IN:

EXT. SCHOOL BEHIND BUILDING 1 MID FUTURE - DAY
                                                            
The camera shows Jamie looking down the scope of a sniper
rifle and the camera is slowly zooming in...
                                                            
 
EXT. LOOKING DOWN THE SCOPE OF THE SNIPER RIFLE - DAY
                                                            
The cross-hairs of the sniper rifle are pointed at the door
of building 2.
                                                            
 
INT. IPHONE SCREEN - DAY
                                                            
The loading bar is at 99%.
                                                            
 
EXT. SCHOOL BEHIND BUILDING 1 MID FUTURE - DAY
                                                            
The camera zooms in on Jamie slowly who is still aiming the
gun.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO BLACK
                                                            
 
INT. INSIDE LOUIS'S ROOM - DAY
                                                            
Alarm rings. Time is 6:45.
                                                            
                       LOUIS
ughhhhhh
                                                            
Louis gets up and turns off his alarm clock. He walks
downstairs, grabs his backpack, and heads out the door.
                                                            
 
EXT. TRAIL TO SCHOOL - DAY
                                                            
Louis is walking to school and pulls out his phone. The time
reads 6:45. Louis sighs and puts the phone in his pocket.
                                                            
                       LOUIS
Yah, this is what I get for
dropping this stupid thing.
                                                            
 

2.

EXT. SCHOOL BUILDING H - DAY
                                                            
The camera shows a wide shot of the school campus, and Louis
walking off the trail onto the campus meeting Jamie.
                                                            
                       LOUIS
Hey, where is everybody?
                                                            
                       JAMIE
I dunno. I really hope I didn't
come here on a holiday again.
                                                            
                       LOUIS
Wait, you've done that before!?
                                                            
                       JAMIE
Only once
                                                            
                       LOUIS
Wow. Well I'm pretty sure it
wasn't a three day weekend so lets
look around to see if we can find
anyone.
                                                            
Jennie and Louis walk off into the distance, and the camera
focuses on leaves in midair frozen in time. Then there is a
close up of them leaving the H building area to go to the
lunch tables.
                                                            
 
EXT. SCHOOL LUNCH TABLES - DAY
                                                            
Louis and Jamie suddenly stop. The camera then shows a milk
carton frozen in midair. The camera cuts to include Louis
and Jamie blurred out in the background and then focuses in
on them. The camera cuts to a dramatic zoom on Louis. (The
camera zooms in on the background 5X more than it does on
Louis)
                                                            
                                         CUT TO BLACK
                                                            
 
EXT. SCHOOL - DAY
                                                            
                                         SLOWLY FADE IN FROM
BLACK
                                                            
Louis and Jamie are sitting at a lunch table. Louis has a
blank and still shocked expression on his face, and he is
still staring at his phone screen that says 6:45. Suddenly
Jamie notices a small beeping sound in the background. She
lifts her head up off the table.
                                                            

3.

                       JAMIE
Do you hear that?
                                                            
                       LOUIS
Hear what?
                                                            
                       JAMIE
That beep.
                                                            
                       LOUIS
... Yah what about it?
                                                            
                       JAMIE
How can there even be a sound
besides us- if time is really
frozen?
                                                            
                       LOUIS
... well I dunno.
                                                            
                       JAMIE
I say we go check it out.
                                                            
                       LOUIS
Well.. I dunno, I don't really
think...
                                                            
                       JAMIE
Well, what the hell else are we
supposed to do, just sit here all
day!?
                                                            
                       LOUIS
... Alright whatever lets go.
                                                            
Jamie and Louis walk out of the scene.
                                                            
 
INT. SCHOOL BUILDING H - DAY
                                                            
Louis and Jamie walk into a hallway. The beeping sound is
getting louder.
                                                            
                       JAMIE
I think it's in here.
                                                            
They both walk into a small room filled with computers and a
small weird technological box sitting on a table in the
middle of the room. The box reads 6:45 on a small LED
screen.
                                                            
                       JAMIE
You think this is it?
                                                            

4.

                       LOUIS
What else could it be?
                                                            
                       JAMIE
Well, what do we do?
                                                            
                       LOUIS
Let's try this.
                                                            
Louis starts trying to figure out what button to press to
unfreeze time then he accidentally hits another button with
his shirt. The time machine reads "Time located" it stops
beeping and vanishes.
                                                            
                       JAMIE
Where do you think it...
                                                            
There is a half second white flash that blinks at the
screen.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO WIGHT
                                                            
 
EXT. FUTURE SCHOOL BUILDING H - DAY
                                                            
POV: Louis is running now outside near small collapsed
buildings towards another standing building. The camera has
a faded white stunned effect (similar to the one in Call of
Duty).
                                                            
 
INT. FUTURE SCHOOL BUILDING H - DAY
                                                            
Louis and Jamie burst thought the door.
                                                            
                       DERIK
What the!?!?! Who are... Get away
from the door!
                                                            
                       LOUIS
Who are you?!?!
                                                            
                       DERIK
Your the one who just burst
through MY door. Who are you!?!?!
                                                            
                       LOUIS
I'm Louis and this is my friend
Jamie... now do you mind
explaining...
                                                            
                       DERIK
What were you doing outside!?!?!
                                                            

5.

                       JAMIE
We weren't even-
                                                            
                       DERIK
How long were you out there!?!?!?!
                                                            
                       JAMIE
only like 30 seconds
                                                            
                       DERIK
You can't take risks like that.
You could have easily died. Where
did you come from...
                                                            
                       LOUIS
risks???
                                                            
                       JAMIE
we came from the other building
right ove-
                                                            
                       DERIK
what other building
                                                            
                       LOUIS
the one right over...
                                                            
Louis and Jamie both look over to the window only to find
that it is destroyed.
                                                            
                       LOUIS
Where are we...
                                                            
                       DERIK
Somewhere in California why do you
ask?
                                                            
                       JAMIE
When are we...
                                                            
                       DERIK
... whats that with you
                                                            
Louis looks at his hand. He hadn't noticed he was carrying
                                                            
                       LOUIS
umm.. we think its some sort of-
                                                            
                       DERIK
Time machine?
                                                            
                       LOUIS
... yes
                                                            

6.

                       JAMIE
What year is this
                                                            
                       DERIK
2046
                                                            
                       LOUIS
What the hell happened here?
                                                            
                       DERIK
It's hard to explain... It's about
the time machine. You see the
inventor
                                                            
While Derik explains the story, the screen shows the time
machine inventor working on the time machine pressing
buttons, cutting wires, etc.
                                                            
                       DERIK
When the time machine was
invented, the inventor couldn't
figure out how to program it to
teleport people so he programed it
to teleport itself back in time.
                                                            
The camera shows Derik.
                                                            
                       DERIK
But he knew it was at risk of
freezing time so he programmed the
time machine so that if it did
freeze time then it wouldn't
freeze the two people that he knew
he could trust to unfreeze time.
                                                            
Louis gives the time machine to Derik. Derik takes it and
starts pressing random buttons.
                                                            
                       DERIK
This inventor must have known you
really well. You two are the only
people programmed into the time
machine.
                                                            
                       DERIK
Anyways, as I was saying, the
inventor was eventually able to
transport people and she uploaded
the blueprints to the time machine
online where terrorists were able
to find them and build a time
machine of their own... And well
you can guess what happened next.
                                                            

7.

                       LOUIS
Well if we're the only people
programed in the time machine,
then would it be possible that we
could go back in time and...
                                                            
                       DERIK
It's possible but... well actually
I can look up the exact place
where the blueprints were
uploaded, and I can even get the
exact time and coordinates.
                                                            
                       LOUIS
Well how could we stop it
                                                            
                       DERIK
Kill the inventor
                                                            
                       LOUIS
... well how
                                                            
Derik hands Louis a sniper rifle.
                                                            
                       DERIK
Always be prepared...
                                                            
                       JAMIE
... alright lets do it
                                                            
                       LOUIS
But we can't just kill someone
                                                            
                       JAMIE
Well it's either do that or
billions of people will die...
                                                            
                       LOUIS
...
                                                            
                       DERIK
she has a point you know
                                                            
                       LOUIS
alright lets do it
                                                            
Derik pulls out the time machine and starts pressing buttons
etc.
                                                            

8.

                       DERIK
Ok you need to stay perfectly
still for this to work and let me
give you the coordinates to where
the blueprints are uploaded.
                                                            
Derik pulls out an ipodlike device with the current
coordinates and the target coordinates.
                                                            
                       DERIK
Ok follow this until the numbers
on top match the ones on the
bottom, then once you get there
you will have till 10:45 to
complete the assassination.
However, if you fail you will not
have enough energy in the time
machine to travel back in time.
                                                            
Derik pulls out a sniper rifle and hands it to Jamie and
hands the ipod to Louis.
                                                            
                       LOUIS
Wait a sec. What if the time
machine doesn't have enough power
to send us back if we fail. How
are we supposed to get home?
Couldn't it even cause a paradox?
                                                            
                       DERIK
Well if im correct, you can't
logically create a paradox within
this universe. The universe will
always stabilize itself... It
might not always be what we need
exactly but it should just work
everything out, and you should
just be back in your normal time
like none of this ever happened...
                                                            
                       LOUIS
Probably!?!?
                                                            
                       DERIK
Well its really complicated and
its really hard to tell exactally
what will happen but its worth a
shot...
                                                            
                       JAMIE
wait so your saying-
                                                            

9.

Before Jamie can finish talking, Derik pushes a button and a
white flash goes off and the screen blanks out.
                                                            
 
EXT. SCHOOL MID-FUTURE - DAY
                                                            
                                         FADE IN FROM WHITE
                                                            
                       JAMIE
woe our school looks like a
college now...
                                                            
                       LOUIS
yah, they really improved on it...
maybe it is a college now...
                                                            
                       JAMIE
ok so how far away are we
                                                            
                       LOUIS
umm it says o go north for 200yds
                                                            
                       JAMIE
Oh ok well lets hurry, its like
10:40 and...
                                                            
                       COP #1
Is that a gun!?!?
                                                            
Louis and Jamie turn around to see a unrecognizable person
in the background. Jamie looks at the gun.
                                                            
                       COP #1
Hey!!! Stop!! Is that a gun???
                                                            
                       LOUIS
Go!!! Get to the building!!
                                                            
Jamie and Louis burst through the door of building 1
                                                            
 
INT. SCHOOL BUILDING 1 MID FUTURE - DAY
                                                            
                       LOUIS
Ok you should be able to see the
place from behind the building.
I'll distract the cops.
                                                            
                       JAMIE
But-
                                                            
Before Jamie can say anything, Louis runs out the door.
                                                            

10.

                       JAMIE
Is it really that impossible to
let me finish my sentence?
                                                            
 
EXT. SCHOOL FUTURE BEHIND BUILDING 1 - DAY
                                                            
Jamie walks out the door to the building and pulls out the
sniper rifle and looks at the ipod.
                                                            
 
EXT. SCHOOL BEHIND BUILDING 1 MID FUTURE - DAY
                                                            
 
INT. IPHONE SCREEN - DAY
                                                            
The loading bar for the blueprints is at 97%
                                                            
 
EXT. SCHOOL BEHIND BUILDING 1 MID FUTURE - DAY
                                                            
Jamie looks at the coordinates and then positions the sniper
rifle at the area. She aims the sniper rifle.
                                                            
 
INT. IPHONE SCREEN - DAY
                                                            
The loading bar is at 98%
                                                            
 
INT. LOOKING DOWN THE SCOPE OF THE SNIPER RIFLE - DAY
                                                            
The sight (crosshairs) line up perfectly with the door.
                                                            
 
EXT. SCHOOL BEHIND BUILDING 1 MID FUTURE - DAY
                                                            
Jamie is still aiming, and the camera zooms in slowly.
                                                            
 
INT. IPHONE SCREEN - DAY
                                                            
The Loading bar is at 99%
                                                            
 
EXT. SCHOOL BEHIND BUILDING 1 MID FUTURE - DAY
                                                            
The camera continues to zoom in as Jamie fires a shot.
                                                            
 

11.

EXT. SCHOOL IN FRONT OF BUILDING 2 - DAY
                                                            
The camera shows the ipod screen at 99% then a bullet hole
appears in it and the camera cuts to the back of the ipod.
Jamie drops the ipod to reveal her face.
                                                            
 
EXT. SCHOOL BEHIND BUILDING 1 MID FUTURE - DAY
                                                            
Jamie then realizes (by the expression on her face) that she
shot herself in the future. Then she starts to fade away and
5 seconds later disappears. The camera focuses on Louis who
after geting rid of the cops had walked back over behind
Jamie. Then the camera pans over him and lifts up- then the
camera zooms out until the whole world is in view (google
earth). It continues to zoom out past stars, galaxies, etc.
until it shows the title 6:45 which then changes to 6:46.
                                                            
 
INT. INSIDE LOUIS'S ROOM - DAY
                                                            
The camera then zooms out to show Louis's alarm clock and
louis turns it off. Then the camera cuts to show a paper
with a heart and Jamie's name written over and over again on
it. Then, the camera cuts to Louis from a different angle.
The camera slowly zooms out, and Louis puts his head down
and cries.
                                                            
                                         FADE TO BLACK
                                                            
(CREDITS)
                                                            


THE END


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