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December 14, 2015

Central immediate concerns:

1. Attempting to finailze scheduling for practice times

-reguar work sessions

2. agreement with Robin

3. story outline work

4. workshopping story bits

5. equipment set finalize


Story notes

Draft Story Outline Notes



Act I

Inciting incident:


a. Memory/flashback:
Death of father

Playing outside, hears something break

Comes inside

-lamp is on its side

-rope sound

-horrified mother takes him away

-reaction of child bemused, unaware, perhaps smiling:

-image in background of family together


b. Conversation resumes:
-sitting with psychiatrist

‘And it wasn’t something you discussed’

‘I guess it was, but I don’t remember.

It wasn’t like we wouldn’t talk about it; we just never did.’


c. VO
‘1, 2, 3, 4, 5’
‘There is a personality to numbers.’

*add dialog form p. 4/5 book notes


d. Party invite


e. at Party
-displays his special ‘powers’

-freaks out


f. hospitalized


g. returns home

-computer is away

-pulls out

-begins to write essay on it


h. home (cont.)

-stacks book like crazy to organize

-aflls asleep


i. vision

  • –wakes up with beautiful woman / glowing

  • steps forward, opens robe/ mounts

  • transforms into old/with deep dream stylings/laughing


Act II
Magic journeys

  • given rules for experience:
    -don’t die
    -stay away from water/ocean
    -‘is it real?’
    ‘It’s real and it’s not real, just like life’

  • looks at self in mirror:
    -sees father dissolve to
    -sees deep dream image
    -passes out
    -time dissolve transition:

  • on ground
    -Toby!Toby! They look worried in reaction shot.

  • they take him away

  • she sneaks in

  • he goes on own into experience room [earlier told never to go ]

  • learns about patient Anthony:
    -where’s he now (asks doc)
    -received card earlier ‘ASK ABOUT ANTHONY’ – doesn’t mention card


  • released too early > goes to home


  • in front of Cassandra he tries to hold it together:
    ‘I left my kingdom for you’
    she smiles
    ‘you’re so weird.’
    -holds his hand
    -kisses cheek:‘see you later’


  • starts to see the images from experience room everywhere:
    -screams / parents walk in
    -nude on ground/shaking
    -‘this is to turn off:’claps hands



  • vision with angel

  • calls Cassandra [off-scene, she calls for help

  • at room
    -they bang on door
    -he climbs out window
    -they bust open door/window open/wind on curtains
    -looks down:he’s limping away

  • vision:
    -sees sperm and egg [public domain]
    -sees girl / sees nurse [they merge]

  • Doc guides him / talks with him

  • He’s in experience room again

  • Tombstone visit

  • “we’ve lost him”
    -pg 96 – book notes – intense light visions
    -wants ot stay here in the magic world

  • Cassandra finds him in the place they always go

  • TV/game vision:
    -sees self watching TV and playing game
    -with all the characters of his life (characters as stick / 8 bit figures):

[end sequence matter]

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