Throwback Thursday: Sunshine’s Night of Darkness, Scene 6, 7, 8, 9
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.
Notes: All work is registered with the WGC & the WGA.
– Scene Six, Seven, Eight, Nine –
INT. SPA, TREAMENT ROOM, P.U.R.E CORPORATION – LATER
A WOMAN, swathed in plastic, gets a facial.
INT. SPA, MUD ROOM – CONTINUOUS
A MAN soaks in a mud-filled, marble soaker tub.
INT. SPA, SUN BED ROOM – CONTINUOUS
A YOUNGER WOMAN lies tanning in a U.V. tube-filled coffin.
INT. FOYER, SPA – CONTINUOUS
A waterfall runs down one granite wall and over a grouping of river rocks. The group follows Irma, who acknowledges the pretty girl, MIKI, behind the granite front desk.
Hi, Irma. Hello new people. Callie.
Yes. We are the top rated spa in the country. This is P.U.R.E’s most public face and its soul. Each client is treated like royalty in their own home. P.U.R.E Prompts the Ultimate Revitalization of Energy with its pristine spa.
Huxley offers Sunshine a mini eye roll and grin at Irma’s continual use of acronyms, but Sunshine has her nose buried in her orientation folder. Irma gestures and moves towards a set of ornate double doors. Rashid follows.
Through here we –
A sign-clad PROTESTOR bursts in through the main doors. His signage screams of P.U.R.E’S animal testing, shady morality, and promotion of unnecessary plastic surgery, and he screams as BUZZ, a security officer, yanks him back by his hair. BUZZ is closely followed by another security officer, PHIL.
P.U.R.E promotes pernicious, obsequiously risky, engineered, arggg –
Phil hits the Protestor with a stun gun and he falls. Sunshine, hoping to help, steps forward.
BUZZ (to Phil)
Watch it with that.
Hello, darling. Lost?
I thought… you might need help?
Phil hauls the rather limp Protestor to his feet and turns back towards the door.
Right! You’re the Sunny everyone’s talking about. A little girl in security. Well, it’ll be a hell of a ride … for us.
He turns his back on Sunshine and exits. Rashid and Callie look a little put off by the Protestor while Huxley glares after Buzz.
(concerned, to Sunshine)
Hey, I think you –
Irma, imperturbable through out the incident, prompts:
Irma continues further into the spa. They all follow.
What was that?
You read his sign.
Why do you think they need so much security?
Their high-end clients –
Ask Rashid. If he’ll talk about it. He knows what they really do here.
What we need to do here is our jobs, nothing less.
Huxley and Callie look a little chastised. Irma looks back and raises her voice to prompt the others to focus/follow.
The treatment rooms are luxury personified, and the sun beds –
Are just the thing if you want to forgo your leather jackets and just wear your own skin.
Sunshine snorts and Callie giggles, glad to have broken through Sunshine’s ice. Irma is not pleased.
SUNSHINE’S NIGHT OF DARKNESS – a screenplay by Meghan Ciana Doidge
SCENE SIX, SEVEN, EIGHT, NINE (above)