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ARE WE ALONE?
Written by
Bruce W. Durbin
Bruce W. Durbin
copyright 2009

 

Copyright Page
All Rights Reserved. Copyright © 2009
Bruce W. Durbin

No part of this book may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means,
graphic, electronic, or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, taping or by any
information storage or retrieval system, without the permission in writing from the
publisher.

The characters and events in this book are fictitious. Any similarity to real persons, living
or dead, and/or organizations is coincidental and not intended by the author.
WARNING: THIS BOOK CONTAINS GRAPHIC VIOLENCE, PROFANITY, AND SEXUAL
SITUATIONS.
NOT RECOMMENDED FOR YOUNG ADULTS.

 

OPENING CREDITS: BEGIN

AS OPENING CREDITS ROLL, various images of ALIENS (Hideous
and scary), ALIEN INVASIONS (spaceships landing, killing
humans), and NEWSPAPER CLIPPINGS (detailing UFO, ALIEN
sightings, and MISSING PERSON FLYERS) are FLASHED across the
screen.

OPENING CREDITS: END
FADE IN:
EXT. HOUSE - DAY
The shapely buttocks of GINA (19) fill the screen of a video
camera, as she seductively moves her buttocks back and forth.
CHAZ (O.S.)
It’s never gonna fit, Gina.

Gina moves, looking back at the camera, as the VIEW EXPANDS
OUT, showing Gina putting bags into a CAR. Gina is wearing
low cut T-shirt (NO NECKLACE AND NO PENDANT AROUND HER NECK)
and tight fitting cargo shorts. She’s very attractive, but
seems to be unaware of her attractiveness, displaying a more
business minded attitude.

Several more bags of equipment and a couple of sleeping bags
come into view, next to the CAR. Gina searches for
something, then bends down and picks up a camera. She
mischievously smiles, as she raises the camera up towards her
face.

GINA
That’s strange. Breanna told me
that you had a problem...

CHAZ (O.S.)
Breanna?

GINA
A SMALL problem. Something about
you could make IT fit...

Gina flicks the camera on, with POV switching, showing CHAZ
(20), holding a video camera. Chaz has something of a geeky
look and is wearing a BLACK T-shirt, with the words, “TAKE ME
TO YOUR LEADER”, emblazoned on the front. Chaz turns around,
looking down the street, with the back of the T-shirt,
emblazoned with the words, “I AM YOUR LEADER.”

GINA (CONT’D)
Anywhere.
Chaz lowers the camera.

CHAZ
Uh, Breanna, we...Listen, I’m the
principle cameraman, meaning that
instead of insulting me, you should
be flattering me, because if I
don’t go, then...

SFX: HORN HONK

Chaz raises his camera and turns towards the curb, as a CAR
pulls up to the curb, with CHRISTINA (20), ANTHONY (20), and
YASMINE (19), getting out of the car. Christina is wearing a
silk blouse, which is tied just below her breasts, revealing
a bare stomach and then a pleated mini skirt. Yasmine is
wearing a short shorts and a tank top. Anthony is handsome
and athletic, but has a care-free attitude.

They wave, as they begin to take bags out of the car and move
towards Chaz. Christina struggles, pulling out a FLORALcolored carry-on. As she drops the carry-on to the ground,
she bends over to pick it up, displaying ample cleavage,
which begins to fill the video screen.

CHAZ (CONT’D)
Hey, Christina...

Christina looks up and offers a smile, then starts to wheel
the carry-on. She struggles at the curb, turning her back to
the camera. SLOW PAN from her feet up her shapely legs and
then her buttocks. She gives the carry-on a pull, getting it
over the curb. She then turns back around and clumsily
starts towards Chaz.

CHAZ (CONT’D)
This is a road trip, not a cruise.

Christina sticks her tongue out at Chaz. Chaz then focuses
on Yasmine, who is bending over, picking up a bag, displaying
ample cleavage. Yasmine looks up, seeing that Chaz is
filming her.

Yasmine smiles and then takes her hands, cupping her breasts,
seductively running her hands over her breasts. She takes
one hand and runs her fingers down her cleavage and then
takes the other hand, moving it down her tight stomach,
moving towards the top of her shorts. She slips two fingers
into the top of her shorts, as she slightly arches her head,
giving a slight MOAN.

CHAZ (CONT’D)
(softly)
Holy...shit. Yasmine, you’re...
Yasmine instantly stops, bends down, and picks up her bag.
YASMINE
Taken.

Yasmine starts to walk over to Gina. She suddenly stops and
looks back at Chaz, offering a smile, as she flashes her
eyes.

YASMINE (CONT’D)
But, who knows. Anything can
happen.

Yasmine turns back around and continues walking. Suddenly,
Anthony’s face jumps in front of the camera.
ANTHONY
Outta your league.
Chaz moves the camera, focusing on Yasmine and the others, as
they begin putting items into the car.
CHAZ
Says who?
ANTHONY
Breanna.
CHAZ
That bitch. She lied and...

ANTHONY
Don’t matter, dude. Chicks stick
together.

Anthony comes into view, as he moves towards the car. Chaz
turns the camera, focusing on Gina, who is directing the
others on putting the bags and equipment into the Car.

GINA
Careful...
Gina turns slightly, seeing Chaz filming her.

GINA (CONT’D)
Come on Chaz, get the tripod set
up, so we can do the intro...

CHAZ
Yes, el capy-e-tan.
SCENE CUTS TO
BLACK:
GINA (V.O.)
Are you sure it’s filming?
CHAZ (V.O.)
See that little red light?
FADE IN:
EXT. HOUSE - DAY

The STUDENTS come into view, standing next to the now loaded
CAR. From the left, Anthony, Christina, Gina, Chaz, and
Yasmine.

GINA
Yes.

CHAZ
Well, when it stops flashing, then
it means...Today is June ----. I’m
Chaz ----, from U-N, uh, University
of Nevada, Las Vegas. This is a
class project for Professor
Simmons’ course on ------.

CHRISTINA
(slight wave)
Hey, Professor Simmons.
She’s nudged by Gina.

CHAZ
Our class project is aimed at
focusing on the book, “UFO’S
THE PAWN OF HIS CREATOR EARLY
CONTACTEES OF INTERPLANETARY
VISITATIONS”, by Henry Dohan and
published, posthumously by David R.
Kammerer.

(pause)
I’m the principle cameraman and
editor.

GINA
(slight step forward)
I'm Gina ---, Executive Producer--ANTHONY
(slight step forward)

I'm Anthony ---. Lead Researcher.
(slight step forward)
I'm Yasmine ----. In charge of
budget and makeup.

PAUSE.
They look towards Christina.

CHRISTINA
Oh, I'm Christina ---. I'm doing,
doing...

(wrinkles her brow, then
smiles)
Oh yeah, the audio and other stuff.
CHAZ

(moving towards the
camera)
Captain’s Log, star date 2012,
going where no man has gone before.
Let the adventure begin.

Chaz disappears from view, as he moves behind the camera.

GINA
You can edit that out, can’t you?
Captain’s Log? Because it really
sounds stupid and...

Chaz starts to turn the camera off.

CHAZ
No. This is reality, baby, no
editing allowed.

Slight focus on Gina’s frown.
SCENE CUTS TO
BLACK:

YASMINE (V.O.)
I liken us and our lives to the
pawns in a game of chess...

FADE IN:
EXT. CAR - DAY

Scenic views of the roadside come into view, as Chaz films
from inside the car. Yasmine is reading from a book.
Where as pawns, we are guided by an
intellect greater than ours, to do
tasks which by ourselves we could
never achieve. So as pawns we
live and gather knowledge for our
subconscious minds while we serve
Our Supreme Master.

INT. CAR

Chaz moves the camera, with Gina coming into view, as she
drives. On the dash is a BOBBLE HEAD of a GREEN ALIEN.
Chaz moves the camera, with Yasmine coming into view, as she
reads from a book. As the students talk, periodic views of
the roadside detail the car moving into a more desolate area.

YASMINE
Then, as the game is over and we
lay our bodies to dust, we resume
our duties within another body-a
new game with increased
experience...

Chaz moves the camera, with Anthony coming into view, sitting
in the front passenger seat, as he looks at an old paper map.

YASMINE (CONT’D)
Yet still at the service of the
same Intellect that has always
guided us...

Anthony gives the paper map a violent shake, trying to unfold
if further.
ANTHONY
We should have brought a G-P-S.
GINA
(looking at the map)

This isn't a low budget film--(pause)
It's a NO budget film.

CHAZ
Which explains why we couldn’t
afford a REAL researcher.

GINA
You gonna take that Anthony?
Anthony moves, picking up a video camera, with POV switching.
Chaz, seated between Yasmine, who has closed the book, and a
dosing Christina, comes into view, as he holds a video
camera. Chaz lowers the camera.

ANTHONY
I don’t have to take it...I have a
video camera and...I’m not afraid
to use it.

Chaz slightly smiles. POV switches to Yasmine, with the
screen showing Chaz’ ear.

YASMINE
Gross. Don’t you ever trim the
hairs in your ear?

POV switches to Anthony, who sees Yasmine also holding a
video camera, as Chaz turns slightly, looking at Yasmine.
POV switches to Yasmine.

CHAZ
Girls like it.
ZOOM ON CHAZ’ head, showing a slightly balding spot.
CHRISTINA
Like guys, who are going bald?

Chaz turns, looking at Christina. POV switches to Anthony,
with Christina now holding a camera. Chaz reaches up and
touches the bald spot.

CHAZ
I’m not going bald. It’s a scar.
When I was five...

ANTHONY
Chaz, you should keep a copy of
this film for yourself.

Chaz looks at Anthony, as Yasmine and Christina both film
Chaz, with both girls smiling.

CHAZ
Why? To remember the misery of a
class project?

ANTHONY
No, so you can prove to your dates
that you’ve been with other girls.

Everyone, except Chaz, LAUGHS.
POV ALTERNATES BETWEEN THE STUDENTS.

CHAZ
Great, just great. Give someone a
camera and they instantly become an
all knowing commentator on the
lives of other people. As far as
chicks, let me assure you, Breanna
did not experience the real...

YASMINE
Chaz? Explain how you’re going to
make this an A project. Wouldn’t
it make more sense to have just one
cameraman?

CHRISTINA
Or camera-WOMAN.
YASMINE
Yes, exactly. Camera-woman.
CHAZ
Do you want to know or not?

YASMINE
Sorry. Please, Professor Chaz,
explain the film-making process.

CHAZ
The other groups will rely on the
perspective of just one cameraman.
Our project will have four
different perspectives, which
translates into a single event
being filmed from four different
perspectives. Taking the video
files from the four cameras, I’ll
be able to edit the five different
perspectives into a single film.

CHRISTINA
Wow, that sounds way cool. You can
really do that? I mean, I’ve heard
that you...

CHAZ
(slight SIGH)
I’ve done it a hundred times
before.

CHRISTINA
But, uh, a small question.
CHAZ
(slight SIGH)
Yes, Christina?

CHRISTINA
Uh, there’s five us, wouldn’t it be
even cooler to have FIVE different
perspectives?

GINA
The interviewer can’t be filming.
Christina swings her camera towards Gina, who looks in the
rearview mirror at Christina.
CHRISTINA
Huh?

GINA
I’ll be conducting the interview of
the author, while you four are
filming.

POV switches to Chaz, who looks at Christina filming.

CHAZ
Four cameramen and one interviewer,
that equates to four different
perspectives.

Christina turns towards Chaz.

CHRISTINA
If us four are filming, then why
are you the PRINCIPLE cameraman?

Chaz drops his head to the back of the seat, closing his
eyes.

CHAZ
I have a headache. Are we there
yet?

YASMINE
Enough about the project. Chaz?
What do you want to be, when you
grow up?

CHRISTINA
Like that'll ever happen.
SLIGHT LAUGHTER.

CHAZ
Yeah, well, at least I have
options.

Instant silence.
CHRISTINA
(hard stare at Chaz)
What do you mean? Options?

CHAZ
(nervously)
Uh, I mean, uh...I have too many
options. I could become a famous
movie star...

CHRISTINA
Or not...
Chaz slightly frowns, with Christina grabbing his arm,
smiling, then gives him a quick peck on the cheek.

CHRISTINA (CONT'D)
I'm kidding. Just kidding. I
could totally see you playing one
of those geeky nerd types, who
can’t get girls, because...

Everyone, except Chaz, lightly LAUGHS.
CHRISTINA (CONT’D)
Kidding, just kidding.
Chaz turns back to the camera.

CHAZ
Actually, I want to be a
screenwriter.

YASMINE
Your major is Sociology.

CHAZ
Exactly. The study of society.
What better way to understand
people and what they want to see.

CHRISTINA
I can see that.

(to Yasmine)
What about you? A high priced
attorney?
YASMINE

Definitely an attorney, but not
some ambulance chaser. I'm
thinking of starting my own
practice, go after those big
corporations that scare people,
which will cause my dad to disown

me. (to Gina)
Gina?

GINA
Oh, I'm going to be the C-E-O of
one those big companies that you’re
going to go after.

Gina slightly looks at Yasmine and smiles.

GINA (CONT’D)
See you in court. Anthony? What
about you?

ANTHONY
A producer.
YASMINE
TV or big screen?

ANTHONY
Both. Do documentaries for TV and
then films for the big screen.

CHAZ
Let me guess, horror?

ANTHONY
Yes, horrors for the documentaries.
Expose the myths, reduce the
nightmares. Thrillers for the big
screen. Make people afraid, really
afraid of real things, not some
unrealistic maniac running around
with a chainsaw. Okay, Christina,
your turn.

CHRISTINA
I don't know what I want to be,
when I grow up. When I was
younger, I wanted to be an
astronaut, then a cop, then a
teacher.

(pause)
I'm hoping that college gives me
some direction.
CHAZ

I think I know what you're going to
be.
Christina looks at Chaz, with an almost hard look.
CHRISTINA
What?

CHAZ
A professional student. Enough of
the questions that my folks ask.
Let's move onto real, substantive,
and thought provoking questions.

Chaz turns the camera towards Yasmine.
CHAZ (CONT’D)
What do you want in a man?
Yasmine says nothing.

CHAZ (CONT'D)
Obviously Yasmine is into chicks.
Christina, what do you want in a
man?

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