Throwback Thursday: Sunshine’s Night of Darkness, Scene 11, 12, 13, and 14
SUNSHINE’S NIGHT OF DARKNESS
Synopsis: It’s Sunshine’s first day of work in security at the P.U.R.E Corporation and all she wants to do is make it through orientation, but first she’s got to fill out a name tag requisition form, fit her uniform, meet a cute computer geek … oh, and save her fellow employees from genetically-mutated, blood-lusting vampires.
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This week’s excerpt opens with a montage:
– Scene Eleven, Twelve, Thirteen & Fourteen –
INT. ACCOUNTING, OFFICE LEVEL, P.U.R.E CORPORATION – LATER
DATA TRANSLATORS crunch numbers into computers.
INT. PUBLIC RELATIONS, OFFICE LEVEL – CONTINUOUS
A GRAPHIC DESIGNER mocks up a P.U.R.E magazine advertisement: with the byline: it’s young, it’s fresh, it’s the newest you.
INT. HUMAN RESOURCES, OFFICE LEVEL – CONTINUOUS
An ASSISTANT slices bundles of paper in a hefty cutter and then binds them into information booklets.
INT. HALLWAY, OFFICE LEVEL – CONTINUOUS
Irma leads the group as they pass by various administration offices filled with EMPLOYEES.
Administration is the heart of the P.U.R.E CORP, without it the facility would cease to function –
A sweet-looking man, LIONEL, 35, wanders passed with a coffee.
Lionel, from accounting. We just visited your office, Lionel.
Too bad I missed you.
He nods to the group and moves on down the hallway.
Irma pauses at a gold-brushed wooden box mounted by a door.
The suggestion box. A mainstay of human resources, we want to hear from you! Oh, but this is not to be used for payroll inquires, correspondence, or form submission. Suggestions, only.
Will there be a test? Because no one else is taking any notes and I didn’t realize –
No test, Callie. Just the accumulation of knowledge for knowledge’s sake –
Irma spins away, swipes her ID by a computer panel and, when the door opens, crosses into Human Resources. Callie, having deliberately wound Irma up, smirks.
She really shouldn’t frown like that, it mars.
People’s personalities can’t be contained within a constructed façade forever.
You think she’s had work done? No, you’re right. It’s better to radiate, be radiant, you know, see the good inside parts on the outside.
Bottle that and you’d put P.U.R.E out of business.
Can’t be done, unless we lock all the good people up and continually harvest them to medicate the bad.
And a virulent virus always overwhelms wholesome cells, unless you have huge quantities at inception.
And who would decide? Who was good enough?
SUNSHINE’S NIGHT OF DARKNESS – a screenplay by Meghan Ciana Doidge
SCENE ELEVEN, TWELVE, THIRTEEN, & FOURTEEN (above)