INT. APARTMENT - EVENING

ALYSSA is On the phone with MOM.

                       ALYSSA
          Mom, I'm doing fine. You don't have
          to worry about me. No, I haven't
          met a boy, and no, I don't have a
          real job yet, but I'm not coming
          back right now. I'm a college
          graduate as of last week, but we
          don't need to go through this
          exposition right now. No, I'm not
          filming this conversation. And it's
          not a video diary; it's called a
          vlog. Mom, I have to go. Just
          remember that I went to college to
          escape Ixonia, not to come back and
          work at Loppy's.

                      SHANIQUALANDA
          Girl, your moms be crazy.

                      ALYSSA
          If she knew I had a Black roommate
          in Riverwest and majored in English
          instead of business, she'd be even
          crazier.

                      SHANIQUALANDA
          What she think when I answer the
          phone, that I's your maid and you
          livin at the Phister?

                      ALYSSA
          No, I said you're from Green Bay
          and just watch too much MTV. And
          that I still live on the East Side
          a block from campus. Trust me, it's
          better this way.

                      SHANIQUALANDA
          Don't you talk about it in that
          video diary?

                      ALYSSA
          It's a vlog, and it's not about my
          personal life. It's about my
          research into the paranormal.

                      SHANIQUALANDA
          It's the devil! That research be
          whack. Ghosts and all that. You
          best don't have no Ouija board in
          this here apartment. I'd burn that
          and evict yo ass.

                      ALYSSA
          No, I don't have that game, but I
          do have Twister, and that's
          probably just as sinful in a
          college apartment.

                      SHANIQUALANDA
          Not ours, baby-girl. You ain't had
          one man over here in two years.

                      ALYSSA
          There was Robert.

                      SHANIQUALANDA
          He was a married, returning student
          wif two kids. Not that he did, but
          if he woulda tried somethin, you
          shoulda punched him in the mouth.
          He was here to work on a project,
          not you. So that don't count.

                      ALYSSA
          There was a guy named Ben in a few
          of my English classes, but I told
          him I had a boyfriend who was
          studying abroad in Mexico.

                      SHANIQUALANDA
          Why on earth did you do that?

                      ALYSSA
          He stared at me, a lot, and it was
          kind of creepy. I figured if he
          liked me enough, he would have
          asked me out, even with a boyfriend
          in Mexico.

                      SHANIQUALANDA
          They all creepy. The ones that be
          starin just imaginin you naked. He
          probably thought your boyfriend was
          some kinda drug lord. You the one
          that's creepy. I guess it be water
          under the bridge now, cause it
          ain't no stud under your skirt.

                      ALYSSA
          Seriously? You're as bad as my mom
          in the complete opposite way. I
          need to get working on this
          project.

                      SHANIQUALANDA
          You need me out the room so's you
          can vlogerbate?

                      ALYSSA
          No, I'm deciding on a domain name.
          I thought maybe something centered
          on Wisconsin, like wisaga.com or
          strangewi.com. Then again, if this
          gets big, I like
          storiesoftheunknown.com,
          fairyreport.com, or
          epicfolktale.com. Thoughts?

                      SHANIQUALANDA
          Well, I'd say Fairy Report seems
          like something gay folks would
          like. And stories of the what what?
          That one kinda long, and website
          names ain't like men. Epic Folktale
          be like that Epic Fail website.
          That ain't bad, 'specially since it
          gonna fail, and then you gotsta go
          back to Podunk, Wisconsin and live
          on your farm and milk you some
          cows. Jus playin. Epic Folktale be
          tight.

                      ALYSSA
          I can never be sure, but I think
          your vote is for epicfolktale.com.

                      SHANIQUALANDA
          Yeah, I likes it, but you ain't no
          web designer.

                      ALYSSA
          Not a problem. Remember that guy
          Ben I mentioned. He builds
          websites. I just have to grab the
          domain name and he'll plug it in.

                      SHANIQUALANDA
          Ooh, that sound hot! Invite him
          over. Tonight! I gots a date and
          might not be home, but you will be,
          as usual.

                      ALYSSA
          But I thought we were watching
          Remington Steele tonight.

                      SHANIQUALANDA
          I'm not shaking my head at you
          because it's sad, but time travel
          sex don't exist, and that man is
          older than the married man you
          brought over here. Ben sounds like
          a nice, corn-fed white boy, so give
          him a call. And show some cleavage.
          Time to shower.

Shaniqualanda exits, leaving Alyssa to consider her present
quest.

                      ALYSSA
          I guess he's not bad looking. And
          he likes movies. More importantly,
          he's the only guy I know who knows
          how to build a website. I suppose I
          should call him. English notebook.
          Here he is.

Alyssa dials Ben, who answers on the first ring, hoping
against conventional wisdom that a girl might be calling.
He's in his parents' basement "office" on the computer.

                      BEN
          Yallo!

                      ALYSSA
          Hello, is this Ben?

                      BEN
          Oh, I, yeah.

                      ALYSSA
          Hey, this is Alyssa. We had three
          English classes together this year.

                      BEN
          Alyssa, good to hear from you.
          What's up?

                      ALYSSA
          I remember you talking about
          knowing how to build websites, and
          I've been working on this project.

                      BEN
          Yeah, I've seen your video diaries
          on Youtube. That's such a cool idea
          to research local weird events. And
          you have a pretty good list of
          stories.

                      ALYSSA
          Yeah, well the vlog isn't enough to
          really get people interested, so
          I'm going to need a website, and I
          was wondering if you could come
          over some time to help set one up.

                      BEN
          Totally. When?

                      ALYSSA
          Just one other thing, I can't
          exactly pay anything, at least not
          until I start producing films on
          the subject matter and it gets
          picked up by a network or
          something.

                      BEN
          Hey, I can wait, and I accept all
          forms of payment.

                      ALYSSA
          Uh, well, that's good. I'll give
          you my address.

                      BEN
          Is it on Pierce?

                      ALYSSA
          Yeah, but how?

                      BEN
          I just looked you up in the student
          database. You can do a search by
          first name. There are only
          twenty-three Alyssa's enrolled.
          Only one with the phone number
          calling me right now.

                      ALYSSA
          That database so should not exist,
          but whatever. So, I'll see you,
          what, tonight?

                      BEN
          Half-hour, tops.

Twenty minutes have passed. SHANIQUALANDA is not around, but
Alyssa does have her portable pepper spray keychain near the
couch in case Ben wants to get too fresh, like way too
fresh. A knock on the door is heard. Alyssa answers it, but
no one is there. She closes the door, fills a glass of
water, and then hears a scratching sound from the shaded
window. As she's about to open it up, there's another knock
at the door. Grabbing her pepper spray, she heads over.

                      ALYSSA
          Who's there? I have a gun.

                      BEN
          Alyssa? It's me, Ben. And I do not
          have a gun.

Alyssa opens the door and Ben comes in.

                      ALYSSA
          Did you see anyone else out there?

                      BEN
          This is Riverwest. I saw a few
          people on bikes, a homeless-looking
          guy, someone selling flowers, and a
          white girl with dreads on a
          skateboard.

                      ALYSSA
          I mean anyone suspicious.

                      BEN
          To be honest, a white girl with
          dreads is always suspicious to me,
          but not really. Wait, I did see a
          shadow in the alley right before
          you opened the door. Are you
          researching Shadow People? Maybe I
          saw one!

                      ALYSSA
          No, I just heard a knock on the
          door and something by the window
          before you showed up. You weren't
          messing with me or anything?

                      BEN
          You mean like creating a brand-new
          mystery right as we begin work on
          this one, so that you can be all
          concerned with who you can trust?
          Nope. Is that your gun?

                      ALYSSA
          It's pepper spray, meant for guys
          who step out of line. I'm just glad
          you're here and I won't have to use
          it. I won't, right?

                      BEN
          No way. I'm just here to build a
          website and go home, but I am
          totally digging this mysteries of
          the unknown idea.

                      ALYSSA
          Well, that exact domain is taken,
          and it's really kind of redundant.
          I bought epicfolktale.com.

                      BEN
          Not bad. I hope you registered it
          anonymously.

                      ALYSSA
          No, I was hoping this whole website
          thing was going to help me get
          noticed.

                      BEN
          Most people don't notice who owns
          domains, but the real spammers,
          scammers, and stalkers certainly
          do, especially if she's already
          known as a pretty girl from a
          Youtube channel who flashes her
          underwear while talking about
          paranormal activity.

                      ALYSSA
          Flash my underwear? You must have
          me mistaken for one of those
          vloggers in bikinis who talk about
          makeup.

                      BEN
          Didn't you ever wonder why your
          third video has twenty times the
          hits of your other video?

                      ALYSSA
          I thought it was because of the
          subject matter.

                      BEN
          While the subject matter is
          probably decent, the fact that you
          are sitting in your bed with a
          nightgown on and
          nearly-distinguishable underwear is
          what makes it an instant classic at
          about the 2:37 mark.

                      ALYSSA
          How embarrassing! I have to pull
          that video right away. I want to be
          taken seriously as a journalist.

                      BEN
          I really wouldn't. Not if you want
          to continue to get hits.

                      ALYSSA
          But that's awful to objectify
          myself when I've written papers
          about how Hollywood and even local
          news objectifies women.

                      BEN
          It's also awful to have a video on
          Youtube about how to replace a hard
          drive in an Asus laptop that only
          has three hits and a thumbs down.
          Intentional or not, object or
          subject, you win. Honestly, with
          the crowd that's into what you're
          selling, I'd stick with an
          "accidental" sexy video diary to
          promote the project. That is, as
          long as your boyfriend in Mexico
          approves. And as long as you don't
          have your real contact information
          on any linked accounts.

                      ALYSSA
          Let's say the boyfriend is not a
          problem, but the linked account
          thing is maybe an issue. I made my
          Facebook totally public to try to
          promote this, and I think that
          includes my email address and maybe
          my phone number. I saw an interview
          with Deborah Norville once, and she
          said she answers all her viewers'
          emails.

                      BEN
          Good for her, but I'd take those
          down if you're going to wear
          underwear and talk about
          werewolves, or even wear a long
          skirt and talk about
          religion...like right this second.
          And your domain name registration?
          Make that private.

                      ALYSSA
          But as a reporter, I didn't think I
          minded having my name associated
          with my project.

                      BEN
          Every sweat shop web design firm
          from Beijing to Calcutta will be
          contacting you. And then the
          vampires you write about will come
          hunting for you, too. Like that one
          from West Allis. If he's real, you
          might want to make him at least put
          some effort into finding you.

                      ALYSSA
          But I don't really believe this
          stuff. I mean, it's interesting,
          but there is not a real vampire
          living in West Allis, Wisconsin.
          You do realize I'm a skeptic,
          right?

                      BEN
          We're all skeptics until something
          sinister comes knocking at our
          doors.

                      ALYSSA
          So it was you?

                      BEN
          It was not me, but eventually, it
          will be someone. Your list of
          potential stories I saw on Youtube
          is pretty extensive. Whether you
          believe it or not, someone believes
          and might even want to hide
          something.

The door begins to make noise. Alyssa is obviously
frightened as she grabs Ben's arm. It's Shaniqualanda.

                      ALYSSA
          Thank God, it's just my roommate.

                      SHANIQUALANDA
          Why you lookin at me like that? I
          can be home early. I ain't no slut
          till I wanna be. Hey, white boy,
          you lookin good.  I'm Shania,
          Alyssa's roommate.

                      ALYSSA
          Her full name's Shaniqualanda, she
          thinks white people are boring, and
          she says the supernatural is the
          devil.

                      SHANIQUALANDA
          You can put them claws up,
          baby-cakes. I ain't no triflin ho.

                      ALYSSA
          And I can barely make out what she
          says half the time. Sha-ne-ne, this
          is Ben; Ben, Sha-ne-ne.

                      SHANIQUALANDA
          You funsta build her a website for
          her little project?

                      BEN
          That is the plan. I was just
          telling Alyssa to tighten up her
          privacy a little so others don't
          uncover her domicile.

                      SHANIQUALANDA
          You was right Lyssa, he be nasty!
          Anyhowsa, I gots some stuff to do
          over here, in my bedroom, which I
          won't exit for the rest of the
          night.

                      BEN
          I like your roommate. She'd
          probably be a good on-air
          personality for your videos. By the
          way, you probably could invest in a
          digital SLR if you want to have a
          more professional video appearance.
          I have one, and they can produce
          video that's really quite close to
          broadcast-quality.

                      ALYSSA
          Great, you're hired! I mean, if you
          want to help me film my interviews
          and vlogs and  whatnot, I'd love to
          use your equipment. Camera. We can
          work together.

                      BEN
          Like Scully and Mulder.

                      ALYSSA
          Not sure who that is. I was
          thinking like Cronkite and whoever
          his cameraman was.

                      BEN
          You want to do a project about
          mysteries of the unknown, and you
          don't know the X-Files?

                      ALYSSA
          Oh, it's a TV show, right? This
          isn't a TV show about pretending
          made up stuff is real. It's an
          investigative report about people
          who think made up stuff is real.
          And a vlog and a website. This is
          real, and I'm going to show none of
          it is real. Except this, and us.

                      BEN
          So, I guess I should get to work on
          the website. What are the
          categories?

                      ALYSSA
          Oh, the clicky things on top.
          Ghosts, Animals, UFOs, Mysteries,
          Crime, and, maybe that's it for
          now.

                      BEN
          Monsters?

                      ALYSSA
          Why not. Will the West Allis
          vampire be offended by being in
          that category? Actually, let's skip
          animals and just do monsters. Oh,
          and Forgotten History. I found some
          cool stories from Milwaukee's past
          while doing some research, even
          though they don't fit the other
          categories.

                      BEN
          Got it. I'll set it up as a blog
          for each category with tags. It'll
          work real nice, and it can be
          expanded to other locales, too,
          just in case you want to travel to
          the Pacific Northwest to debunk
          Big Foot. Or to Roswell.

                      ALYSSA
          I should really clear something up:
          my goal is to investigate, not to
          judge. The audience can judge.

                      BEN
          You know, we should get some
          professionals to help us with some
          of the filming stuff. I'm a member
          of a filmmakers group, and we have
          a meeting this Thursday. Let's
          pitch the idea to them and see if
          they want in.

                      ALYSSA
          Will they work free?

                      BEN
          Maybe for experience and credits on
          our TV series.

INT. BAR - EVENING

Ben and Alyssa are sitting at a table with several members
of the filmmakers group. MORGAN is the facilitator. KENNETH
is an encyclopedia of film knowledge. RAJIT is a former
teacher who wants to make it as a writer. STU is a burnout
rocker who wants to make a documentary about himself. HANK
is Stu's semi-conscious friend.

                      MORGAN
          I see we have some new faces here
          tonight. I know Kenneth, Rajit, and
          Ben. Could the rest of you tell us
          a little about yourselves?

                      ALYSSA
          My name's Alyssa and I'm a recent
          graduate of UWM. Right now, I'm
          working with Ben on a project.
          We're going to investigate local
          mysteries, like ghost stories and
          monsters, and create a TV series
          about it. We're hoping someone here
          could help out.

                      STU
          Hey, I'm Stu and this here is Hank.
          I want to make a documentary about
          rock n roll. I have all these
          ideas, you know? It's going to be
          great. I was part of a band about
          twenty years ago, and we almost
          made it big.

                      MORGAN
          Hank, what about you?

                      HANK
          I'm here because of Stu. I don't
          really have nothin to say.

                      MORGAN
          OK, then let's just do some
          writing, and after a while, we can
          talk more about your projects.

                      STU
          What are we supposed to write
          about?

                      MORGAN
          Well, since you have an idea for a
          documentary, how about you write
          some ideas for interviews or
          narration?

                      HANK
          I'm a get another drink.

Hank leaves, nearly falling as he goes.

                      STU
          I can try writing, but Hank's
          really the one with writing and
          filming skills. I'm just the
          subject of the movie.

                      MORGAN
          Remember, you can write about
          anything. It just helps to get the
          creativity going. I'll set the
          timer for 30 minutes.

Camera pans as the writers begin writing. Stu is drawing.
Hank returns. TERREL shows up as the others are starting to
get settled into writing.

                      TERREL
          Is this the film group thing?

                      MORGAN
          Yes. And you are?

                      TERREL
          I'm Terrel. I wrote a horror movie
          and I just don't know how to get it
          made.

                      MORGAN
          Nice to meet you. Right now, we're
          writing for the next half-hour, and
          then we'll talk about your project
          more.

                      TERREL
          What am I supposed to write about?

                      MORGAN
          Maybe you could revise your movie
          or work on a query letter.

                      TERREL
          I don't know what a query letter
          is. I just want someone to make my
          movie.

                      HANK
          No offense, but most people in
          Hollywood are queers, man. Queers!

                      MORGAN
          We are open to all people in our
          group.
          

                      HANK
          Yeah, I am, too. What are we doing?
          There's too much fruitiness in this
          drink.

                      TERREL
          I don't know what to write. I want
          to talk about my movie. Can't we
          just do that?

                      MORGAN
          Just twenty more minutes, guys.

Fifteen minutes have passed.

                      HANK
          Are you ready, Stu?

                      STU
          Yeah, we gotta go. We have this
          party to go to. Nice meeting all of
          you.

The group says goodbye. Hank and Stu leave with Stu having
to help Hank as he walks.

                      TERREL
          I still don't have anything to
          write. This sucks.

                      MORGAN
          OK, I guess that's close enough.
          Terrel, would you like to tell us
          about your project?

                      TERREL
          Yeah, I wrote this horror movie and
          I want to get it made.

                      RAJIT
          What is it about?

                      TERREL
          It's about this guy who kills
          people.

                      RAJIT
          So it is a slasher movie?

                      TERREL
          I guess.

                      KENNETH
          What's the killer's motivation?

                      TERREL
          He wants to kill people.

                      MORGAN
          Can you tell us about one of the
          scenes?

                      TERREL
          Well, there's one scene where
          there's this girl babysitting, and
          he breaks in and kills her.

                      RAJIT
          So, perhaps he kills babysitters
          because he was mistreated by his
          mother?

                      TERREL
          No, it's because he walked by the
          house with his knife he uses to
          kill people, so he broke in to kill
          whoever was there. The movie is
          good. I just need to know how to
          get people to read it.

                      BEN
          Do you have a copy of it with you?

                      TERREL
          I have it on my computer, but I'm
          not sure about letting everyone
          read it. I just want someone to
          make it in Hollywood.

                      MORGAN
          Rajit, you've submitted work to
          Hollywood, right?

                      RAJIT
          Well, I joined a website that
          allows you  to submit query letters
          to production companies who send
          form letters back saying they are
          not interested.

                      MORGAN
          Would you recommend Terrel try
          that?

                      RAJIT
          It is a start, but you may want to
          think about something that will
          make your film unique, like the way
          in which the killings are done or
          the background of the characters
          chasing him.

                      TERREL
          He uses a knife and stabs people. I
          just want them to make the movie;
          they make all kinds of horror
          movies. I don't know how to write a
          query letter.

                      RAJIT
          Samples do exist online. You can
          start there. Then try sending them
          out.

                      TERREL
          Alright.

                      MORGAN
          Ben and Alyssa, why don't you tell
          us a little about your project?

                      BEN
          Well, Alyssa is the brains behind
          it all. I am the web guy and
          cameraman.

                      TERREL
          I gotta go.

Terrel leaves abruptly. ROBBY comes up as Terrel is leaving.

                      ROBBY
          Hey, is this the Drunk Writers
          club?

                      MORGAN
          No, they're over at that table.
          We're filmmakers.

                      ROBBY
          Oh, thanks.

Robby heads over to the table with good-looking people.

                      MORGAN
          So, this project is about mysteries
          of Milwaukee?

                      ALYSSA
          Yeah, you know, like that crazy
          lady with all the sculptures on
          Lake Michigan whose husband and kid
          died on the lake or the Beast of
          Bray Road. Those kinds of stories.

                      KENNETH
          Is this meant for PBS?

                      ALYSSA
          No, it's like Unsolved Mysteries or
          Sightings. A program about local
          mysteries, but not some pretentious
          PBS-type show.

                      BEN
          I kind of wanted it to be more like
          The X-Files. And I like PBS.

                      KENNETH
          Well, if it's not a PBS show, then
          you might want to tell it in a
          heavily serialized manner. Those
          are big right now.

                      MORGAN
          And you should really have an
          all-female production crew.

                      BEN
          But I was kind of the production
          crew.

                      ALYSSA
          No, I like it. Maybe there's an
          underlying story of some sort to
          drive the plot. And an all-female
          crew would really help the image of
          women as filmmakers. Don't worry,
          Ben, we'll still let you be part of
          it.

                      KENNETH
          I would suggest, if youâ||re
          serious about making this locally
          as a series, that you watch the
          pilot episode of It's Always Sunny
          in Philadelphia. Everything you
          need to know about creating a
          series is in that pilot.

                      BEN
          But that's a comedy. I think this
          is supposed to be a news program or
          thriller. I mean, there's nothing
          that funny about monsters.

                      RAJIT
          Actually, one of the funniest shows
          I have seen was Phil and Arthur's
          Loch Ness mockumentary. They are
          comedians who investigated the Loch
          Ness Monster.

                      BEN
          But Alyssa and I aren't funny.

                      RAJIT
          Maybe it was Arthur and Phil. It
          was British. Or you could get
          reenactments of the events that ARE
          funny because they are done by the
          actual people. Perhaps asking an
          old lady who claims to have seen a
          UFO to act it out. That is funny.

                      KENNETH
          Iâ||m trying to imagine what a
          studio executive would think of
          your project, whether it's news or
          mock news or a local version of the
          X-Files. It's all been done before,
          like Terrel's slasher film, so what
          would make your project unique?

                      MORGAN
          It's probably ALL been done before,
          but if this project has a real
          chance, it needs to look and sound
          professional. You'll need good
          cameras, lighting, and sound.
          Probably money, too, like maybe
          crowdfunding.

                      RAJIT
          Or a clueless, wealthy uncle like
          that Mark Borchert individual from
          what I believe was called An
          American Movie. Except he was more
          famous for being the subject of a
          documentary about being a failure
          at making his movie, so that is
          also a possibility.

                      BEN
          Raj, you're suggesting we make a
          documentary film about our attempt
          to make a local television show?
          Thatâ||s could be a lot of cameras
          and editing.

                      KENNETH
          Who are your characters or
          personalities? For example, if
          you're looking at Unsolved
          Mysteries, Robert Stack was as
          important to that series as the
          stories. Of course, with The
          X-Files, you have the skeptic and
          the believer, and the sexual
          tension not present in a news
          program.

                      RAJIT
          Ah, you have not seen the lady on
          the CBS 58 nightly news? My
          goodness, she is like a beautiful
          swan with gigantic boobies!

                      ALYSSA
          But I want to be a legitimate
          investigative reporter.

                      BEN
          And she does have a legitimate
          video diary talking about ghosts in
          her underwear that has a ton of
          views.

                      RAJIT
          Let me understand this: a ghost was
          wearing Alyssa's underwear?

                      BEN
          Ah, the simple joys of misplaced
          modifiers. No, she was in her own
          underwear partially covered by a
          short, Three's Company nightgown
          while talking about ghosts. I'm not
          sure what the ghosts were wearing.

                      KENNETH
          I have to admit, it is an
          interesting marketing technique.

                      BEN
          Thatâ||s what I told her when she
          wanted to delete the video. It's
          gone semi-viral. And I started work
          on the website, which can be linked
          from the video to promote the show.

                      MORGAN
          Wait a second here. We went from
          agreeing to an all-female film crew
          to sexualizing the main character
          in two minutes.

                      RAJIT
          That is approximately how long a
          man can watch a television show or
          hang out in a bar before thinking
          of sex, I believe.

                      KENNETH
          Considering the target audience for
          shows about monsters, UFOs, and
          ghosts, I believe a little
          "unintentional" sexualization of
          the main character is probably
          warranted. If it was so awful,
          Youtube would have deleted it.

                      RAJIT
          To put this into perspective, let
          us use this group. If Morgan tells
          us she has a new video animation
          about the lack of female artists in
          Hollywood (and even sends the
          link), maybe one of us men will
          click and watch. However, all three
          of us will be going home to
          immediately search for Alyssa's
          video. And I have to awaken at five
          for work in the morning.

                      ALYSSA
          Guys, I am sitting right here,
          fully-clothed, yet very
          uncomfortable.

                      BEN
          Yeah, sorry, Alyssa. We need to
          talk about format. Alyssa was
          thinking actor portrayals and
          interviews. Do we have access to
          free local actors who would want to
          work for experience?

                      MORGAN
          I have a friend who knows of actors
          looking for this kind of thing, so
          we can probably arrange it, as long
          as they're not all reenacting ghost
          and UFO sightings in their bikinis.
          Are there really enough local
          legends to make a lot of episodes?

                      ALYSSA
          Oh, that's not a problem. My
          initial list was long enough for a
          season, and I figure the website
          and social media channels will
          collect other ideas from people who
          find us and want to participate.
          There are a lot of interesting
          people who get pretty excited about
          the unknown, including Ben.

                      KENNETH
          Have you ever seen Twin Peaks? I
          believe that if you take the
          success and reverse engineer it,
          you could have the same success
          with this project.

                      BEN
          But Twin Peaks was pretty weird.

                      KENNETH
          Well, what if the main character in
          this series has similar,
          non-linear, fantastical
          experiences?

                      ALYSSA
          You mean I could imagine the
          stories in dreams or something?

                      KENNETH
          Perhaps. The idea would be to
          create a sensation beyond the
          typical storytelling of a
          television series.

                      RAJIT
          Like Alyssa in her nightgown.

                      KENNETH
          No, like Alyssa in her nightgown
          with midgets and monsters. But the
          audience has to figure out what the
          other elements mean.

                      MORGAN
          And whether or not they're real.
          And filmed by an all-female crew,
          with a female lead.

                      BEN
          So this is happening?