Chapter 6:

Drunk

Enharmonic


FADE IN:Bookmark here

INT. FILM CLUB ROOM - DAYBookmark here

ERICBookmark here

Everyone, meet Yuuki and Asami! Yuuki will be our composer and Asami will be storyboarding!Bookmark here

MONICABookmark here

Thank you so much for finding new members!Bookmark here

ERICBookmark here

No Problem!Bookmark here

The group settles down at a table to prepare for the club meeting. Bookmark here

MONICABookmark here

Well now that everyone’s here, we can formally start this project! So as most of us know, this short film will be submitted to the LA Film Festival and we’ll have all of spring semester to complete the film.Bookmark here

ASAMIBookmark here

Will the festival be in May?Bookmark here

MONICABookmark here

In July actually, but we’ll have to submit the film by the end of May. So for the first month, we’ll be focusing on solidifying our concept, story, and characters for the film and for today’s meeting, I was thinking we could brainstorm some ideas and just get to know each other.Bookmark here

ERICBookmark here

Sounds good! Does anyone have any ideas right now?Bookmark here

All of the members are silent, having no idea where to start. Maya clears her throat and decides to speak up.Bookmark here

MAYABookmark here

I have some screenplays I worked on before, so maybe we can start there.Bookmark here

MONICABookmark here

Okay! If anyone else has previous works they would like to reference, go ahead.Bookmark here

Yuuki leans back at the table, listening to the conversation, but not knowing how to contribute. He looks over at Asami and their eyes meet. She smiles.Bookmark here

FADE:

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A significant amount of time has passed and the team has decided on their theme for the film.Bookmark here

MONICABookmark here

Our theme for the film will be loss and we’ll be going with a more realistic approach, so our short will fit into the “Shorts” category. Since we’re filming in LA, we can also submit to the “LA Muse” category.Bookmark here

ERICBookmark here

Time to bring out my k-drama acting skills.Bookmark here

CLUB MEMBERBookmark here

Yooo and we’ll include those repetitive replays of dramatic scenes that they use in k-dramas!Bookmark here

ERICBookmark here

Yeah!Bookmark here

MONICABookmark here

Please don’t… Well now that we have our theme, maybe we can break out into smaller groups depending on our majors and work on specific parts of the project. So for actors, we’ve got Eric, Hana, etc… And for music, Yuuki, Celia, etc… can go meet. For art direction, Asami, Nathan, Megan, etc… And finally for writing, Maya, Katherine, and I’ll group up.Bookmark here

The groups split apart and go to different tables for their assigned roles.Bookmark here

FADE:Bookmark here

The sky outside is beginning to darken and it’s nearing dinner time. The meeting finally ends, but some members linger around to get to know each other.Bookmark here

ASAMIBookmark here

Wow I didn’t realize it was this late already. No wonder I’m hungry.Bookmark here

YUUKIBookmark here

Oh now that you’ve mentioned it, I’m kind of hungry too.Bookmark here

ERICBookmark here

I’ve been starving for the past hour! We should go get food!Bookmark here

MAYABookmark here

I’ll join! Where do you guys wanna go?Bookmark here

ERICBookmark here

Let’s go to the KBBQ place down the street! Drinks are on me!! Anyone else want to go to KBBQ?Bookmark here

Eric looks expectantly around the room, but everyone else seems to be occupied with their own conversations.Bookmark here

ERIC (CONT’D)Bookmark here

Well, I guess it’s the 4 of us! Let’s go.Bookmark here

INT. KBBQ Restaurant - NIGHTBookmark here

They make their way down the street to the KBBQ place and grab a table right before the dinner rush enters. They order bulgogi, galbi, and pork belly to start off. The soju arrives and Eric immediately starts mixing Somaek for everyone.Bookmark here

ASAMIBookmark here

Oh I can’t drink. I’m still 19. Bookmark here

ERICBookmark here

Just one drink can’t hurt! Cheers!Bookmark here

They all clink their glasses and down a shot.Bookmark here

MAYABookmark here

It seems like we have a good start to this project! Bookmark here

ASAMIBookmark here

Yeah! I’ve never done anything like this, so this is exciting!Bookmark here

MAYABookmark here

I’m so glad you joined the club! It’ll be more fun with you around too.Bookmark here

ERICBookmark here

Yuuki, how was the first meeting?Bookmark here

YUUKIBookmark here

It was alright. We couldn’t get much done since it’s just the first meeting, which is fine, but, we’re trying to figure out what instrument to use as the main lead, because that’ll totally shift the mood of the film and-Bookmark here

ERICBookmark here

Don’t rush it. We’ll be meeting every week for the next few months, so we have more than enough time! Bookmark here

MAYABookmark here

Yuuki, Eric. You guys are roommates right? How did you meet?Bookmark here

Yuuki and Eric exchange a glance and break out into laughter.Bookmark here

YUUKIBookmark here

This dude bribed me into becoming his roommate!Bookmark here

ERICBookmark here

Not true!! I gave you an amazing deal!Bookmark here

ASAMIBookmark here

A deal… for what?Bookmark here

ERICBookmark here

Rent!Bookmark here

YUUKIBookmark here

This dumbass posted a listing for a luxury apartment for only $800. Literally everyone in that facebook group thought it was a scam, cause there’s no way an apartment on the top floor in West LA could be that cheap.Bookmark here

MAYABookmark here

It’s not actually that cheap, right?Bookmark here

YUUKIBookmark here

Nope. Eric pays for most of the rent.Bookmark here

MAYABookmark here

Ah makes sense. Cause you're a rich-boy. Right, Eric?Bookmark here

ERICBookmark here

Whaaaaaat? Noooooo.Bookmark here

YUUKIBookmark here

Riiiiight. Says the son of a banking firm CFO. You're out here flexing your boujee streetwear everywhere you go.Bookmark here

Eric sinks into the chair, looking ashamed.Bookmark here

ERICBookmark here

I’m not flexing! I’m just wearing it… Bookmark here

ASAMIBookmark here

So Yuuki, did you end up reaching out to him?Bookmark here

YUUKIBookmark here

Yup and honestly I didn’t think we were gonna bond at first, because Eric’s so… loud to say the least.Bookmark here

ERICBookmark here

But it ended up working out! And we’re best friends now haha!Bookmark here

ASAMIBookmark here

That’s good! Well, now that you’ve mentioned your fancy apartment, I need to go check it out haha!Bookmark here

YUUKIBookmark here

Totally! You and Maya should come over sometime. By the way, how did you guys meet?Bookmark here

ASAMIBookmark here

Oh, we just ended up having 3 classes together during our freshman year, so naturally we had more opportunities to talk!Bookmark here

YUUKIBookmark here

Nice!Bookmark here

The conversation continues and they bond over their shared interests. They leave the restaurant and decide to go back to Yuuki and Eric’s apartment for more drinks and karaoke.Bookmark here

EXT. LOS ANGELES STREET - NIGHTBookmark here

YUUKIBookmark here

Hey, I forgot my jacket at work, so I’ll quickly stop by there and then meet you guys back at the apartment.Bookmark here

ERICBookmark here

Ok! See you later.Bookmark here

Asami and Maya leave with Eric. Yuuki makes a quick stop at the cafe. Unfortunately on the way back, he gets caught up in traffic, making his ride back home three times longer than usual.Bookmark here

YUUKI (V.O.)Bookmark here

Geez LA traffic is never on my side.Bookmark here

He finally parks in the structure and briskly walks back to his unit. He opens the front door and is greeted by silence.Bookmark here

INT. ERIC AND YUUKI'S LIVING ROOM - NIGHTBookmark here

YUUKIBookmark here

Huh? I thought you guys were doing karaoke-Bookmark here

Somehow in the span of time Yuuki was gone, Maya and Eric had managed to pass out on the couch. Asami is the only one awake. She’s out on the balcony, looking out at the view of the city.Bookmark here


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