SCRIPT: PILOT PART 1 / ACT 1 "Happy New Year 2020"

 

 

The Next Generation of Music + Style

 

PILOT EPISODE PART 1

ACT 1

"Happy New Year 2020"

 
 
Written + Directed by Annie Elizabeth
Draft 01: 07/13/19

 

JANUARY 1, 2020

  1. EXT: SOMEWHERE IN THE PACIFIC OCEAN 1

The sun begins to rise as light flickers over the Pacific Ocean.

(Song begins playing: Calm Symphony by Boo Seeka. Lyrics)

 

A 70-foot sailboat rolls over the waves unattended. The sails are flapping angelically in the wind as the boom swings back and forth. The camera sits low at sea level and pans up the back of the boat named Trainwreckto the deck where we see confetti, gold glitter, champagne bottles, glasses, cupcakes, New Year's Eve party favors for 2020, evening bags, high heels, costume jewelry,costume masks and an iPhone buzzing with 25 text messages.

{MM SHOP}

 

FROM CASSANDRA FORD

SOS. Alexandra! Where are you?! It’s an emergency!

 

Music gets louder. Vocals begin. The boat rocks back and forth flowing to the beat of the music of Calm Symphony. Champagne bottles roll back and forth. Bottle rolls out of view then rolls back into view with a trail of blood dragging gold glitter along with it.

The camera pans up towards the cabin door where a trail of bloody footprints coming from the bow of the wooden deck leads to the closed cabin door.

 

 

  1. INT: BOAT CABIN 2

Inside two women are passed out in lingerie on the sofa beds with bottles of booze and clothing and jewelry strewn everywhere. The luxury brand labels are clearly visible.

Two cats wearing rhinestone collars are wondering around on the countertop eating seafood off a fancy silver platter with gorgeous martini glasses and barware displayed at the fully stocked bar.

The camera enters the main cabin bedroom where a female is beginning to wake up in the luxury bed linens with her phone buzzing on the wooden end table. She picks it up, the camera cuts to iPhone screen with 156 unanswered text messages, mostly from a group chat.

{MM SHOP}

 

 

 

 

MACKENZIE MITCHELL'S iPHONE

(First text sent at 3:37 am to The Seapunk residents)

WAKEUP EVRYONE! A car just crashed into the pool!

(01/01/20: 10:34 am)

SOS! Mackenzie! Where are you and Scott! We haven't heard from you yet! Please answer me!

 

 

 CASSANDRA FORD'S iPHONE

(01/01/20: 10:35 am)

I just woke up. There are like 150 messages I haven't read yet. How many people did you copy? (Annoyed Emoji) I think I'm on Maxwell Martin's boat. 

 

The camera cuts back and forth between Mackenzie on the boat and Cassandra in her apartment texting feverishly. Out Cassandra’s window is a view of the pool with a car sunken to the bottom. Police cars are surrounding it and the scene is cordoned off with police tape.

 

 

MACKENZIE MITCHELL'S iPHONE

(01/01/20: 0:36 am)

Oh, thank god you're alive. (Prayer Emoji) Read your text messages.

 

 

CASSANDRA FORD'S iPHONE

(01/01/20: 10:37 am)

I don't remember what happened. I must have fallen asleep but I had the craziest dream. Freddy and I fell off the deck of Maxwell’s boat out in the marina during the fireworks and men in scuba gear pulled us into a dingy. Then we were on The Seapunk Submarine…

 

 

MACKENZIE MITCHELL'S iPHONE

Wait, you know where Freddy is? Is he with you?

 

 

CASSANDRA FORD'S iPHONE

I don't know. I haven't gotten out of bed yet. I’m in Maxwell’s bedroom.

 

 

 

MACKENZIE MITCHELL'S iPHONE

Max and Jamie are missing too! There are 8 missing people from The Seapunk and Freddy's Maserati is in the swimming pool.

 

 

CASSANDRA FORD'S iPHONE

Fuck. For real? What the fuck happened last night? (Shocked Emoji)

 

 

MACKENZIE MITCHELL'S iPHONE

I don't know but there are search helicopters everywhere in the marina and Maxwell's boat is not at the dock.

 

 

CASSANDRA FORD'S iPHONE

What do you mean? I'm on Max's boat!

 

 

MACKENZIE MITCHELL'S iPHONE

(01/01/20: 10:40 am)

 

Go look around! Things are crazy here right now. Jimmy has called in his LA County Sheriff friends. He was at The Whaler before Freddy’s car crashed.

 

 

Mackenzie Mitchell pulls off the covers to realize she's not clothed. She sees a rose gold silk robe hanging on the back of the door and puts it on. Willa West’s logo is printed on the back. 

{MM Shop}

She starts calling out her husband Scott’s name but nobody answers. 

MACKENZIE MITCHELL

(Visibly rattled)

Scott! Where are you? Max? Jamie? Are you out there?

 

There’s no answer as she pushes the bedroom cabin door open. She looks out in the living room of the main cabin and sees Alexandra Martiniqué and Jackie Lee passed out. The women are beginning to stir at the sound of her voice.

Jamie William's two Siamese cats are walking around eating Octopus legs from the silver platter on the counter and a small pile of cocaine is still on the glass coffee table next to Alexandra’s incoherent body as she shakes her.

 

MACKENZIE MITCHELL

Alexandra! Wake up! What happened last night? We are still on Maxwell’s boat!

 

ALEXANDRA MARTINIQUÉ

(Holding her head with a hangover)

Must have been a good party. I don’t remember anything.

 

MACKENZIE MITCHELL

Me neither but Cassandra said there are 8 of us missing and the police are looking for us.

 

ALEXANDRA MARTINIQUÉ

(Tired and dizzy)

Doesn’t surprise me. Sounds like just another party at The Seapunk. What’s the big deal? We fell asleep on the boat. I think I’m going to throw up. Why is the boat rocking so much?!

 

MACKENZIE MITCHELL

Because Freddy’s Maserati is in the pool!

 

MACKENZIE MITCHELL

(Looks out the window above Alexandra)

Holy shit! We’re in the ocean!

 

Mackenzie runs to the other side of the cabin and sees nothing but open water.

Mackenzie looks up the stairway she sees the bloody footprints. She begins to panic and tries to push the hatch open but it's locked. 

She starts pounding and screaming. Jackie begins to stir.

 

JACKIE LEE

(Covering her ears with two throw pillows {MM Shop} rocking side to side on the boat)

Shhh!! You’re giving me a headache! What happened last night?

 

Mackenzie begins to panic and runs back to her iPhone to text Cassandra.

 

CASSANDRA FORD'S iPHONE

(01/01/20: 10:46 am)

Fuck! We're locked in here! In the middle of the fucking ocean! Alexandra and Jackie are with me.

 

I don't see Scott but there's blood leading up to the deck and I can't get the hatch open!

 

 

MACKENZIE MITCHELL'S iPHONE

Oh no, this isn't good. Look at your GPS and send me your location in case you lose power or service.

 

 

CASSANDRA FORD'S iPHONE

OMG! It says 150 Miles away from Marina del Rey! How did we get so far away?! (Shocked Emoji)

 

 

MACKENZIE MITCHELL'S iPHONE

Don't panic, I'll have Jimmy send the Coast Guard. Send me your location.

 

 

As Mackenzie struggles to figure out how to find her exact location her phone dies. She tries to plug it in but the power won't work.

CUT TO: BOW OF THE BOAT

  1. EXT: BOAT BOW

The camera exits the cabin to find a luxury handbagwith the contents dumped out all over the deck. A pile of makeuplies scattered in the pool of blood as the camera pans into the rose gold lipstick case with Willa West's logo. Costumes from Willa West’s music video, City of Angeles + Demons, are torn and covered in blood. Men’s aviator sunglasses, police hats, and handcuffs are scattered on the deck. Scuba gear is draped over the railing with masks mixed in among the costumes.

A label on the studded bustier worn by Willa West reads:

"WILLA WEST City of Angels + Demons. Property of Millennial Music Global. Hollywood, CA"

The camera pans out from her crown covered in blood on the deck, several shell casings are revealed as the camera rises up the mast to a pair of white feathered angel wings dripping with blood. The female body of Willa West wearing white lingerie is hanging in the position of a crucifix.

The aerial shot reveals two male bodies lying on the deck with a message written in blood that reads:

"She belongs to me now."

 

  1. EXT: Drone Aerial Footage

The drone camera view begins heading back to Los Angeles. The camera takes a journey back towards land, down the coast of Malibu, over the Santa Monica pier and through the jetty to Marina del Rey.

 

  1. CREDIT SEQUENCE: City of Angels + Demons Music Video 

Willa West's new single City of Angels + Demons begins playing during the opening credits of Modern Material Music + Style Season 1 Pilot Episode Part 1.

Fame + Fortune: Images of Hollywood, The Hollywood Sign, DTLA, Echo Park, The Getty Center, Griffith Observatory, Beverly Hills, and quintessential LA Life begin to flash.

Heaven + Hell: An angelic Willa West in couture angel wings is seen atop the mast of the sailing ship when she is abducted from the sky and taken to dark underground tunnels. Dancers in horned masks enter the torture chamber in the underwater world of sea monsters who begin to prey on her body.

A message flashes after the music video: SHOP NOW

A selection of t-shirts, hoodies and random merchandise with photographs and graphics from the music video flash on the screen to advertise Willa West's merch store on Millennial Music Global.

FADE TO BLACK

 

  1. EXT: MARINA DEL REY, CALIFORNIA MAIN CHANNEL

The camera lifts up from the sea with a crosshair on the screen. The periscope from a submarine rises in the main jetty entering Marina del Rey, California. It is disguised by a dingy with a scuba diver who waves to the morning paddleboarders in the marina on a relatively quiet New Year’s Day morning. 6 helicopters are flying around the marina.

The periscope dinghy glides back to The Seapunk as it enters the docking station. The man steps onto the dock and presses a button on the dinghy. It detaches from the periscope which retracts back into the submarine.

 

END OF ACT 1