“Antarctica” with Hamish Blake/
- 2 October 2020
Hamish Blake joins us for this week’s table read! We hear about his table read experiences, clear the air with last week’s episode, read through GB’s script titled “Antarctica” and hear a few format suggestions from Hamish.
On this episode, we discuss:
- Hamish’s table read experiences
- Making sure we have fun
- Why Tommy isn’t on the show
- GB’s industry facts
- Jess’s script last week
- Guessing the premise
- A read through of “Antarctica” by George Martin
- Format suggestions from Hamish
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[00:00:00] hello, everyone. Welcome to screenplay Sunday. We're back again. If you can believe it. What we do is we write a script and we get a bunch of randoms to read it. We're joined by a big media company, producers and special guest Jaime supply. Thank you so much honored to be around him.
[00:00:30] You're welcome. Uh, so, uh, what was the last table read that you ever did? Amy Smith, correct. Uh, last table read. Um, I mean we do, I don't do a lot of scripted stuff, but I. Like sometimes I probably, I hear you actually, probably a super boring answer and then vaguely interesting. It's like super boring answer is like sometimes main Andy Fred puck us have to do, um, uh, well, we don't have to, we [00:01:00] love making small videos for our whoever's sponsoring the podcast.
[00:01:03] And the last one we did was like an Amy video, but because it's an insurance company, You have to kind of loosely script it and show them what you're going to say. Just so it's not us running around the streets, just smashing windows. Amy will pay for it or something that they just don't want to be associated with.
[00:01:21] So you do have to loosely script something, um, in, in pharma draft, which is the program that we're using here. And that's a pretty boring one. But then probably before that, the last table read, I would have done would have been back when we're making our show true story where. We would have had to sit down and, you know, we tell me, write an episode.
[00:01:40] We'd, we'd go through and make sure it was roughly about long enough actually the final table rates. You're pretty much just going through cutting out things that seem expensive. That's the final stage of making any drama in Australia, where you go, here's the script we wrote and then they go, great.
[00:01:58] Great. That's got 31 [00:02:00] locations in it. How did we do it with six and here? Okay. Alright. We can condense that a bit. And that's probably the last energy. How much energy do you bring to a table? Read people. No one really trains you how to do it. I'm sure you do. If you go to drama, school and stuff, but you know, it never really trains you how to do a table read and you.
[00:02:20] It can always be a bit of a tricky one. I don't think I've done a table read for a part that I was actually going to play. So, you know, like a true story, you do a table read, but I'm not playing any of those characters. So I'm just reading the pots for time, essentially. So it doesn't really matter what you're doing, but.
[00:02:37] I remember my first time I ever did a table read for a part that I was legitimately going to be playing on a different day, because a lot of the time you turn up to sit and if you've got a small part on someone's show or whatever, if you're doing a character, you hopefully know your lines. I usually was just like furiously, trying to learn them in the makeup chair.
[00:02:57] But then on set, you might do a quick [00:03:00] read. You might do a quick run through of the scene before you do it, but. That's not really a title. Right? So the first time I ever did a table read for a part that I would have actually applied was for a pilot that Sean McAuliffe was doing, I reckon 15 years ago, like 12, 15 years ago.
[00:03:16] And it was a really funny show, but it never happened. It was called McAuliffe 24 seven or maybe 23 seven. And it was about it's way my played a version of himself as like a. Um, you know, it was probably a bit Partridge, like in a sense that he was like a retired or like a washed up talk show host. So I had a talk show, maybe a bit Larry Sanders S like he had it, had a talk show, but.
[00:03:39] His life was sort of falling apart and said in a, in a bid to rejig interest in him, like route, like in a reality show, cameras were following him around. And so there some super funny people at the table raid because it was like for channel 10 and that was a thing to go, like, here's what the episode would be like.
[00:03:56] If you commissioned it. So that was the first time I was ever. And I had like [00:04:00] two, I might have even had one line. I played a, like a production assistant on these tonight show. So I actually think for the scenes that we read at the table read. In that episode, there was a few episodes. I had some good stuff later on in episode two, but we only read episode one.
[00:04:16] And I think all I said was traveling. I want to say like, like I sat there the whole time, but I'm glad I didn't have much to do because I could say, I think Steve Kerry was there and you know, like experienced actors. I could see them doing their table read and, and, and, and like, Following along. And then someone reads the big print and just all the stuff I didn't, I didn't think I'd even really say the script.
[00:04:38] And so when it, yeah, I was glad that I didn't have much to it. It was the same with something along the lines of like, um, the executive producer came in and was signed to Makala flock, you know, last night at 10 Oh six. That's where our writings spiked, like what doing at 10 Oh six on the show. And someone's like, well, we'd have [00:05:00] to check the type.
[00:05:01] And then someone looks at me and I go traveling and I'm off to get the tape and they haven't bothered to actually have you on the table for like at the table. For that, I drove all the way into the Como center, channel 10, like got there early, hanging out, had a security pass, sitting down and got my water.
[00:05:17] Got my peanuts. My MnMs sitting there. Yeah. If you've got a line, you have to be at the table. Read, just practicing, just like walking around, traveling. Yeah. Traveling. I want a drink. Yeah. Traveling. And what's the general vibe in that room. Was it fun? Because I loved him for this show. Okay. Because I felt well at that stage, I felt like a bit of a competition winner because I'm like, Oh my God, it's McAuliffe.
[00:05:39] And Steve Perry, I'm like, I honestly felt like that thing where they get local voice talent to do one. Seen in like a Pixar movie or something. So like, you can just win a roll. Like you can be the, you can be a Teddy bear in toy story six. And like, if you win these competitions, do you think that that's [00:06:00] yeah.
[00:06:00] That's just, yeah. That's not really when he competition, man, that's real. That's global. That was, I mean, that was, that was huge Fallon and Justin Timberlake did those ads in America. So when they came to Australia, they like. Get me, Australia's Justin Timberlake. And so JB, you bring this up because you have some audio that you've given.
[00:06:20] So, so we've done two episodes of this time, which the first episode we had Ryan Shelton on, which was great industry tips and that sort of thing. And it was a really fun vibe. Then the next week, uh, we had pretty much this cast plus Tommy jacket and it was all good, but, um, but there was a little bit of tension that happened before the show.
[00:06:41] Uh, with Tommy kind of trying to hurry this thing up. And, um, and so I talked about this on Humpday replay, and so I just wanted to clear the air just to, so we can set the intention for this show that we're going to have fun. Okay. So this is audio. So you've given me some audio from the daily talk show, the [00:07:00] Sunday episode.
[00:07:01] After we did screenplay Sunday. So I would just apply that night now for context, we had screenplay Sunday that we recorded and I'm in a conundrum because I don't think it was a very good episode. Yeah. Hang on, hang on. Jessie's in here. The defender script, right? I feel like you were blocking me like con everyone.
[00:07:20] Let's fucking hurry up. Let's go. And then we're fucking making jokes and you're like fucking telling us off about it. I don't know. I've been kicked off the show. That's what's happened to you guys. Yeah. The spirit of it is it's meant to be fun. And I didn't feel like I had fun. Well, that's how no arguing with feelings, feelings, uh, what you're experiencing, sorry.
[00:07:39] I'm sorry. You felt like that might sound like a real big stoner. I mean, it's, that sounds like, I don't know what else Tommy could say that, but, um, it's, it's a problem, but it's a problem that, um, obviously you need to address, they just, I mean, this is. I mean, I feel like I've kind of had a real pivotal point here because at the [00:08:00] moment it's one, all in terms of did Josh have fun?
[00:08:02] Did Josh not have fun? And whatever happens today will, will be the tip tipping point and there'll be the winning team. And it will be trainable. I going to be training in a good direction or, or they're the only episode you have, fab will become an anomaly. And then this will be known as scrape. I sat as the time that just doesn't have any fun, but this is a pivotal moment JB and I talked about after doing.
[00:08:26] Episode two. And it was one of those things where it's like a finished episode two. Wasn't very good. And then you messaged me and said, Hey, Matt, we'd love to count on episode three. I'm art. This is fucked. You know, we've got, we've gone, Ryan shouted. Then we've got Hamish Blake episode three, and episode two is Jess not knowing who plays, what character and Tommy saying, let's hurry up.
[00:08:48] I've got to go. It was an absolute nightmare. I was probably more like, as you reckon, like a table rate of like neighbors these days, I imagine whether it was just bickering going, who cares? Like he cares. Let's just. [00:09:00] Do it on the day. I mean, I doubt I do table rates for Davis. I mean, yeah, unless I'm.
[00:09:08] Mistaken. They wouldn't listen. I mean, it would just be like, here's, you know, here's eight episodes that we're shooting today and he'd be like, yep, no worries. And you just flick through it, learn your lines. And do you think, I mean, it's tricky. I mean, I'm not taking anything away from the acting prowess of the actors that are on neighbors, but I just don't think there's time for a table read.
[00:09:28] I think it's pump it out, pump it out, keep it, keep the United Kingdom happy. No, I got it. And so we want, we want this to be fun, but we also want it to be professional as well, which is, you know, why you're here at JB. Like, so we had a bunch of discussions around what we need to do. And so JB, you're going to bring an industry fact each, uh, each week so that people feel like they're actually learning something.
[00:09:52] What's the. What's the industry factor this way. That's kind of more of an industry shout out, I guess. And if the fact this can be a bit of a workshop. If these [00:10:00] facts aren't good enough, then I can come back with better ones next week, but basically happy birthday to Susan Surandon. She was born in 1946, a good American actress from dead man walking the client, also known for her social and political activism.
[00:10:15] She was born in Queens, New York. Right. And. A happy wedding anniversary to Gregory Peck who got married in 1942. Uh, although he did, he did die in 2003 Gregory Peck of course, known for his role in tequila Mockingbird. Sure. There's a couple of facts there. It's more of an on this day, I suppose. Yeah. Why don't we say he's probably had more enjoyable wedding anniversaries than today.
[00:10:43] What do you think? Like, is there any feedback to George GB on how he can be. Spitting out that sort of bringing some into that script. I don't know. No, I don't want to, I don't want to speak for the whole group here, but I found that actually by thinking of people like Susan Sarandon and Gregory Peck, you do get it more into [00:11:00] the actor's mindset.
[00:11:00] Don't you? And you start to realize that simply by. Stepping into this script and over the brink, you are joining, um, your brothers and sisters in Fest pianism and that's a great thing. It helps us reminds you this sacred pact that you taking, which is to give your role and your character. Everything you've got and have fun as well.
[00:11:24] If that's the kind of thing that you enjoy, but maybe at the end of today, you might just find that acting is not what you don't enjoy it. Then. Maybe that's why you're not having anything fun. Like this is where I want. Like, this is the thing I haven't done a table read before. And so I have to be fun. I mean, if you're into acting, it's fun, but I mean, like if just getting mauled by a bear on set, wouldn't be fun for everyone, but it's fun for Leo.
[00:11:46] Cause he loves acting and he wanted to be mold they wanted to do is, well, I just saw, like I saw behind the scenes of shits Creek and they looked like they were having heaps of fun. And then I went out and Emmy award winning comedy [00:12:00] and they've acted their whole life and have literally summited the pinnacle of the industry.
[00:12:06] So that surely we can like create some of that today. You know, that's where I'm going. The you're right. The compass is internal though. We're not looking for external validation. You gotta be happy with, if this matches your hopes and dreams for fulfillment, then it will. Okay. Uh, so JB you've written the script this week.
[00:12:24] I've written this. Could I just ask, does it go round? Does it, we take it in turn. So yeah, this is what I decided, but yeah, go on Jess. I feel like you're unfairly, uh, slandered before. Would that be fair thing to say? Yeah, especially because it's the first time that he's actually voiced that concern from last week.
[00:12:40] You never actually called me out as being part of the problem for episode two, it was always just homies. Um, Rushed the parts to what we will. Yeah. If I may just, I thought I, in my mind, I thought I had everyone's characters down Pat, because I, the way I wrote it was [00:13:00] that I wanted everyone to play a really, um, important role and they all needed like, um, talking scripts and that kind of thing.
[00:13:06] Um, equal parts and. I stuffed up, I got in front of the camera and I kind of got nervous and I I've misplaced everyone. And I apologize for that job. She also didn't replace all the characters names. So I was switching between the character name and my name, Josh, which is very confusing when you're reading a script to bring this up.
[00:13:27] So this is the first you've heard of this, Jess. I mean, I internalized it because I. Took that as a learning away from last week's episode was I should've been more prepared, but, and just went to nada. Didn't you, did you go to nada or what's the what'd you say she didn't want to wake up nada, which was the show?
[00:13:43] I can't teach you everything in one week. They probably, probably ever all the kids probably consistent character naming is week two or something like that. Isn't that just word processing. Just command F replace all anyway. So what we [00:14:00] decided on. Was that J B and I would be in charge of the script writing just to take the pressure off everyone.
[00:14:07] So you've taken it away from just so it's not rotated or anymore just as. That's it. Yeah. One mistake. Yeah. Yeah, we just, can we, can we just, can we just say Josh, you haven't written a script in the first three episodes. Did I not write the first one? Or you write the first one? I wrote the first one. Yeah.
[00:14:23] Thank you. I'm really sorry. It was so good. Okay. Well that's something you're doing next week. Yes. Yeah, yeah. And so what we're planning on doing? Oh, I think I say what's happening here. I don't know if, I don't know if, I mean, I feel like there might need to be a little bit more collaboration going on here.
[00:14:37] If I may. Like I'm ready to do this. You can spot patterns at a year four level, which is week one. Josh writes the script justice happy week two. Just doesn't write the script. He's not happy. Week three. He's back writing the script he bought the Abbey. GB is writing the script. Well, you did say you guys were co owning it.
[00:14:57] Yeah. And so we are owning it. And so the idea is that we [00:15:00] want this to be a feature film by the end of it. And so it needs some cohesion. I think Jess did a fantastic. Job. Can I just say that? Just like, it was actually very good. It was funny. It was compelling and lots of think, but Tommy ruined my mood.
[00:15:16] And so, but I'm taking responsibility for this now. Uh, and what I'm going to say is that, which we're trying to take control of control of it, not controlling the way that you were saying Haim, where it's overbearing or overpowering. I just want everyone to have fun. And so are you having fun? Are we all having fun?
[00:15:36] Uh, 97. You're having fun. Maybe. We'll see. Give me another sounds. 15 minutes. Yeah. Sounds a little bit like, man. Okay. Well, um, I suppose the real challenge would be by the end of this, can you have fun whilst relinquishing? Um, oversight, you know, can you allow yourself to have fun with in someone else's whole [00:16:00] script, which I CA I think I can, I think, uh, GBS passionate, he's excited about it.
[00:16:07] And, uh, the first thing that we do is, uh, JB, you're going to say the title of the script. If everyone can grab their script, you're going to have the title. And, uh, Hey, you've got to guess the premise based on what the title is, uh, JB, what is the title of today's script? So the title is Antarctica. And can I just say Jess, your script from last week, isn't completely ruled out that there are links.
[00:16:33] I reckon the first three episodes, including this one, there is a link between them all and the feature film. We'll still go ahead with the same characters and that sort of. Every week, the script name is different, but then like Vultron, it will all connect together into one major script that will then I assume have its own name.
[00:16:53] Yeah. Yes. Once all the parts connect kind of scenes, I guess. So the scene is called Antarctica. I've [00:17:00] seen it in films. I suppose you can get that. I don't need that, but, but is, um, same characters from last week? Is it, is it like a, there's the story, the character story, the story, yeah. Continues in a way that it all relates.
[00:17:16] So is the same characters because GB Ryan Shelton played Dale on F1 and decided that he would have an English accent. Will that continue? I can say that, Hey, Michelle will be playing Dale. Okay. Alright mate. Looking forward, sewer busting out Leo chutney. Well, it's like Dale's back. Yeah, I think you've got it.
[00:17:42] It's just, it's way more fun to do than a past one. And my brother-in-law, I'm just saying, essentially told you like my brother in law, Andy. Um, um, so I've got practice and so the title is GB. Antarctica. So I want to guess, or should we just, yeah. Yeah. [00:18:00] You, I I'm vibing the hidden base. There's like a hidden science base, possibly Russian.
[00:18:07] Now that I'm feel like I'm John Edwards, like, why am I, why am I getting Russian? Yeah. It wasn't Russian mean to you? Uh, yeah, there's a Russian base in this for sure. Somewhere. And Jess, what do you think the premise would be. I think Dale's taken is a lotto win from last week to travel to Antarctica. Okay.
[00:18:28] That's great, grace. Hmm. I think, um, Dale and Wendy's relationship might be going cold. Oh, that's great. And mr. before we ask you, you haven't gone South. That's good. Grace. That's really good relationships gone. Deep South. Yeah. Yeah. I think, I think similar to Jess potentially like an expedition across Antarctica.
[00:18:56] Yeah. How much did they, I mean, I, now I'm just learning the dials [00:19:00] had a big windfall. How much did he win in the lottery? In 60 bill, I think you want 16 mil milli with bill he's buying Antarctica. What do you reckon and talk to you is worth, uh, I don't know if it's for sale, but I actually would say, um, Just due to its importance to the, to the planet.
[00:19:23] I'd say you really wouldn't want to be selling it for any less than a trail, to be honest, Antarctica it's internationally agreed upon you can't own it. That's the whole vibe. Oh, okay. Did we all know that? I think you get specific parts you get there was like, there's the international Antarctic treaty.
[00:19:44] Yeah. We've got the Ross ice shelf, mate. Everyone knows that
[00:19:50] explorers. There's, you know, there's a bit of Molson. There's a bit of Ross down there. There's a bit of, you know, everything sort of like named after the early explorers, but yeah, it's kind of like a national park. It's like, you can [00:20:00] have sections of it, right. Under like an international treaty to do site.
[00:20:04] I think it's basically all the countries that are closest to it. So like, you've got to, you know, you get, I think you get more of a climb if you kind of near it. That's why we've got quite a large, I mean, you've done some strange traveling, like going to like war zones and things like that. Have you ever been to Antarctica?
[00:20:20] Never have always wanted to it's on the list. Um, we looked at for what, at one stage we were looking at perhaps going to do the radio show down there and doing it for the scientists, which would have been a lot of fun, but yeah, there's, I got that. We got the vibe that like, if you're going to all that effort to go, there has to be sort of stuff to do.
[00:20:40] And I think a lot of Antarctica was just, you know, you just get it, like just hanging out and surviving. In a small hot, so I think after it was just like, you know, getting across how cold it was outside, it just seemed like there might not be enough to fill a week, but on a personal level, certainly I've got to do my sites.
[00:20:59] Okay, great. [00:21:00] Okay. JB, do you want to tell us who's playing who today? So say like Josh didn't wake one as the script writer for the week. I've actually written myself out of this script. Okay. And I'm just, wow, you guys. Yeah. I'm just going to watch and see how this script comes to life. So, Hey, miss you be playing Dale.
[00:21:18] Alright, mate. Josh, you'll be playing Brian Mason. You are Bush ranger, Steve. Okay. Grace you're Wendy. Okay. And Jesse, you can read the big print. Okay, great. And so do we, uh, You've given me a sound effect, GB. Oh yeah. What do you want me to do with it? So with the sound effect, you just have to pick the right moment to play it out.
[00:21:45] We've got one sound effect and you just have to guess when, okay. Just feel it out basically. Do you actually have it in the script? Does it side where I actually need to guess it now he's got a guess. Okay. All right. It's pretty. I mean, there are a few moments when it could work to be honest, [00:22:00] right? Uh, any, any questions before we get going?
[00:22:04] No, I think I'm pretty good. Um, yeah, I mean, I will keep up the tradition that rise started. I'll, I'll play Dale as a caucus, but I will give a family. I didn't hear where I play in, but I'm going to give you more of a sense of wonder today as well. Like he's like he's. He's thinking deeply. Okay. Great. All right.
[00:22:24] Very good. Everyone doesn't have to do that. I'm just trying to go from the, from the top and talk DECA written by George Martin. Alright, ext. Just the copyright stuff too, please. Oh, okay. Um, copyright seat, 2020 big media company, draft number 17 story. Pretty much looked off George at big media company, right?
[00:22:53] Yeah. Um, ext rainforest morning. Yeah. Sorry. I was just gonna say, we usually do say [00:23:00] exterior. Yeah. And can we just start? So we still have the printed with demonstration version of fading, GB. I've smoothed out my read all that draft. Yeah, I know, but I just, it'd be nice if he's taking this shit seriously.
[00:23:10] If we're doing it together, we need to one be on the same ecosystem and two, we need to actually pay for the, for the license. Um, so exterior interior, well, you actually would, you actually would say fighting. Okay. Yes. You gotta say the fight fighting. Yeah. You would set a faded. You don't read the watermarks on the page that relate to the copyright or the license.
[00:23:31] Issues with your software, but anything that, any of that helps paint the picture for someone listening? You're not like a failure or exterior rainforest yet. Okay. Site in exterior rainforest in the morning, the year is 2010. We fly through a beautifully lit rainforest. The sun shines through the trays the morning, Dew glistens on the ground, where you rate your group of three hiking in a single file.
[00:23:57] Dale's leading the charge. [00:24:00] Okay. Oh, these are some finger, but pine trees is they grow on every continent except one anyway. Guess what? It is probably Antarctica. Yeah. Yeah. You've got it. The group continues. Walking in silence. Dale begins whistling. The tune of kookaburra sits in the old Gumtree. Can anyone guess this tune?
[00:24:22] Can we not? I think we're happy just walking in silence. It was down on the minute work. I was a bit of a legal issue with that melody with the cook of our sits, the elk Gumtree song. And to be honest, fair enough. They are a little bit similar. Diet is interrupted by Brian. Everyone be quiet. I think they're here.
[00:24:42] The group pauses and listens intently dial slowly pulled his backpack to the front of his chest and unzips his bag. It makes a really loud zip sound. Oh, sorry about that. Forgot. Sorry. Forgot about that. You get the idea. I forgot about zips [00:25:00] Brian maps, the woods. Shut up. Dale reaches into his bag and pulls out a hammer.
[00:25:07] Well, what the hell are you doing? Self defense. This is bird watching. We're not about to be killed my low aren't they guys. I think I hear footsteps. Steve, an old Bush ranger type guy walks out from behind a tree with a giant Eagle chain to his leather glove. Key for the bird watching Dale subtly puts away his hammer.
[00:25:35] Oh yeah, we are mate. Ah, that'd be 10 bucks each. I thought it was more of a public space thing where it's free for anyone. Is there no ticket booth for anything? Who are you anyway? I'm Steve, but everyone calls me Bush. Right? Ranger. Steve. Now give me 10 bucks. H I'll let this Eagle poke out your bloody eyes.
[00:25:53] Wow. Well, cashless mate, give me your watch then that's a little more than 10 bucks. Dale. [00:26:00] Just give him the watch. Are you kidding me? No. All right then goes away here. Yeah, boyfriend does Steve walks the Eagle close to Dale's face and hold these arm out. Gesturing for the Eagle to pack at his eyes. The Eagle sits there and does nothing go on Peck?
[00:26:17] Peck, Gregory Peck. Ouch. Sorry.
[00:26:25] Hold on. Sorry. Okay. So the Eagle Gregory gently Peck day on the arm and he draws blood. Sorry guys. Ouch. All right, come on. Through Bush range, saved gestures for the group to hold down the path and around the corner, they agreed to buy three magpies on the ground. Magnificent. Aren't they? This is it. This is what.
[00:26:52] The birdwatching? Well, the birds aren't they, to be honest, I'm starting to feel one with the birds. I [00:27:00] reckon I could do a perfect magpie call. Go on then. That's all right. Per se, to do a magpie. Cool.
[00:27:11] Oh, it's rubbish. It's rubbish. Let me show you. They will proceed to do a magpie call within seconds, 10 to 15 magpies flying down to here. Yeah. It's not scripted.
[00:27:27] not bad. First time I ever tried it. I obviously work on it before we roll camera, but yeah, Jesus, that's actually quite impressive. Want to know the secret. So a good mag Baikal nah, carry out chips for maybe your local fish and chip chaperone. Nando's I could smell it from a mile away, mate. Dale pulls out a hot chip and goes to eat it.
[00:27:52] A bird comes flying towards him to grab it, but ends up picking him on the nipple, tearing a hole in his G-Star raw tee shirt, [00:28:00] specific to Brandon depression. Go along. Gosh, I appreciate it. Look forward to the swag. Oh, for God's sake. That'd be J sta honey. That's your favorite shirt? I know if I've left it just jeans as well.
[00:28:17] Well, let's just, let's just try and enjoy the rest of adventure. And when we get back to town, a bio, a new shirt, and maybe even get you a lottery ticket for being the best boyfriend. Know my numbers. Of course I do. 69, three 21, one 1124. And the lucky number seven. Yeah, you've nailed it. And before we finish up a question for the group, do you know why?
[00:28:43] I think seven is a lucky number. Why is that, is that dial that's always together. Yeah, because there's seven continents. And as I mentioned at the start it's around the sales is around this house out nicely. [00:29:00] Only one of them doesn't grow pine trees. Now remind you which continent that is, but it will be the last time I say it.
[00:29:07] It was the Antarctica, Antarctica. Yeah. Dale turns to Wendy and grabs her hands. Honey. We didn't come out here to go bird watching the burger was a flute and the Peck on the nipple was unfortunate. What what's going on? Bush. Save walks over to Dale and hold daddy's arm with the Eagle. Dale opens up a little box, uh, sorry.
[00:29:29] A little pocket on the Eagles, leather Cape and pulls out a ring. Dale gets down on one day, Wendy Smith. Oh, you marry me. Of course. Yes. It's the ring on his finger and stands back up. You know, you've always wanted to go to Antarctica. Yes. Well, get your ice skates on baby. I've booked us tickets to celebrate.
[00:29:58] I cried. I [00:30:00] don't know if Dale fully understands the Antarctic continent. We are skating better. Woo. She, that had everything. GB twists turns. Nipple Peck, Gregory Peck references, and a proposal. So I don't know where to take. I don't know where to right from here, GB, like is this once they had backed the rotting Judy's sense of where this fits on the first, uh, the first episode, uh, Dale bought a jet ski, uh, and he, because he was getting attacks.
[00:30:41] Uh, is getting tax back. He was getting $1,700 tax back and he bought a jet ski. And then episode two, uh, what happened in episode digests? He won the lottery. This story here really is about, it kind of seems like it's mostly [00:31:00] about Dale and I, and a really crazy time in his life where he's, I mean, it's wild, he's getting engaged.
[00:31:08] She's winning the lottery. He's going to Antarctica. It's getting paid the way I saw it. Like this, this scene was set in 2010. So Wendy and Dale were just boyfriend and girlfriend. And this is how he proposed to her.
[00:31:25] yeah, you're right. That's good. That's smart. That's great. But he still had the sun, it had the kind of cash where he could fly people to Antarctica. For celebration, what a champagne is more detail than meets the eye. Let's find out to discover. I will say locations for filming. This is going to be an absolute nightmare.
[00:31:46] This is the joy of script writing script writing versus producing. That's not the script. That's not the script writer's job he must, or she must honor the story and see where it takes them. We could green screen this whole thing. [00:32:00] Yeah, I think it should be fine. And so what has everyone had fun?
[00:32:23] And then it's up to you to give me some boundary that wherever you fall, then Alex, how do we do love? That's their engagement party. Yeah, that could be, yeah. Yeah. Too many sort of celebrate time with time too much. I'm just worried that this is like, I had to watch eternal sunshine of the spotless mind in year 12.
[00:32:48] I didn't understand it. All because of the jumping back and forth. Yeah, it was just a bit, I should watch it again. What if we use these scripts as index cards and we kind of. They gave them her right on. Does [00:33:00] that love to use my index cones? But I reckon I th I think the, I think the idea of just going like one suggestion at the end of a script, um, it doesn't have to be bowling alley, but then, and then that's it cause otherwise it will become a bit like, um, like a fetus sports challenge where it's like bowling alley, 10 cats, um, two bells, a suit, a German.
[00:33:22] Um, which sort of became in the end, didn't it by all? I guess they always had their, uh, they just had their signature item because just to stop you submitting a film you'd done two years ago, it could just. When did you ever enter into Trop Fest? I remember you hosted it back at the Sidney Myer music bowl in LA.
[00:33:40] Yeah. We hosted a few times, never entered. I think I appeared in a few people's films from time to time, but never a guy that a guy from my old school. I think I've got a bit of face blindness. I never quite remember people, but I think a guy called Matt from the first high school I went to was a finalist and was [00:34:00] onstage.
[00:34:02] Cause I was like, Oh, I think that's Matt that I like from year seven. And then he was on stage in the Sydney bit. So we did that. There was a grainy link to his, I couldn't really no evidence that I wouldn't spent a lot of people waiting to Trop Festo. Did you actually know Matt? Wasn't mad? Hi. Hi.
[00:34:25] I'm happy. I'm happy for that map. Whether went to school with him or not. Cause he made the final. Yeah, no, no, I got it. Okay. Well I had heaps of fun. I think it's a back. Are you back? Yeah. Yeah. I feel really good about it. Yeah. I think there's nothing else really to, um, Someone's gotta, someone's gotta break it to Tommy that he appears to be the jinx.
[00:34:46] Well, yeah, I mean, I think that I definitely came with it with, uh, we, we were, we were amateurs last week. We had, there was no structure, no one knew what they were doing. And so I've taken responsibility. I think that we're on [00:35:00] track. Is there anything that you would suggest in regards to future episodes, people we should get on or just things to make sure that this.
[00:35:08] This does. Okay. The fun kid. No, this is, yeah, this is great. I think having a quick recap at the start of each, one's probably not a bad idea to go here are characters and here's where they're up to. Sure. Um, would you like a trailer? Like if GB edited up like a 32nd bit where it cuts dialogue and things like that, it will be tricky giving GB a lot of work, but, um, yeah.
[00:35:31] Try it, but it's not, it's not that if you, if that noisy JV, I give you full permission. Well, JB, what do you think? I mean, we've, we've thought about this idea. I love the idea. I think I've just been kind of putting it off, wait to week, but maybe I'll do it for this week. And next week I'll have a, I'll have a little, some sort of previous, previously, previously on there was, and there was two other, Oh yes, Jess.
[00:35:55] Um, I think Dale's accent. It comes in and out like. [00:36:00] Specifically on the accent that Ryan had compared to the accident that Mason had. And now Hamish, it's kind of a little bit skewing and mine was Scottish. So you were Scottish accent. What are you trying to do? American as well at one point? Yeah, no, I did.
[00:36:17] To be honest because that character seems to be jumping around dial. Um, I don't want to, I don't want to direct the screen writing in any way, but. Maybe there's something to that, that there's this cat, this is character that whose accent just seems to be a little bit off. Oh, that's a good, maybe went to an international school.
[00:36:33] Yeah. There could be that there could be more than that. Yeah, that could be, it could be that we could have multiple personalities. It's just 10 years before Mason played Dale. So. Where did I cause 2020. Okay. Yeah. Sure. All right. Well, yeah, I think this is good, but you just got to ask yourself, I mean, how much do we know about this guy?
[00:36:53] Is he even British or is this just some sort of shy stuff? Well, so GB and I, uh, watched, uh, the masterclass [00:37:00] of, um, Aaron Sorkin, uh, has, who wrote, uh, the social network. And, um, what else? Steve jobs. Yeah. Yeah. Uh, we watched the masterclass and Aaron talks about not doing the whole back. Character stuff like building it is like, don't worry about that.
[00:37:18] It's all what's on screen. Just write that. What's your take. Do you think that we should do it that way? Or should we go and create a whole, uh, world, uh, for Dale, should Dale have his own Instagram account? And like, this is who we, what he would eat for dinner. I mean, that's that wouldn't be my, um, natural inkling, but, um, yeah.
[00:37:40] I mean, yeah. I always favored the school of just going, Hey, the only thing that's real is really what's written. If you, if you want to imagine some stuff to flesh that character out. Yeah. And that's your take. Sure. That's why you have actors. Cause they're very good at doing that, but I don't think we need to prescribe a world for any actors coming in to Dale.
[00:37:58] Let's let them bring their own fresh [00:38:00] takes to it. Dale's a vessel and it's he simply holds each actor's new take. No, I appreciate that. How do you think that we should end? Like I was thinking it'd be nice to have some sort of ending where GB. Uh, or myself, we, we say align, which is like, you know, go out and ride or that could be, Oh, you mean like at the end of Ellen, like, uh, like, uh, what is Ellen do she tells onto each other?
[00:38:26] Oh, I thought he says
[00:38:36] dot com to you. I don't know if you've realized that. I reckon every day, there's an Ellen degenerate story. Like what's the, I'm trying to get better at my news consumption. What do you consume? I mean, I've done. Yeah. Straight to the source. Um, I like to read the news as if it was transcribed by an eight year old reading Instagram, describing the color of the color of [00:39:00] pants.
[00:39:00] Someone wore as they dared to flaunt their body at the beach. Um, I don't, I don't re I don't get to use that. Come on use. I sometimes read the guardian and that's about, but I'll, I'll try to check in just every couple of days. It doesn't matter. No one needs me to be across the news. Did you watch the debate?
[00:39:18] Like, do you get into the PR? It was a mess, but I wasn't, you know, were we expecting it to be anything, but no, it wasn't. It was never going to be two gentlemen coming out and politely allowing the other to talk. But yeah, so I would say my guess for why you start coming to doing that would just be dare I say.
[00:39:35] Um, outrage and clicks, but, uh, and so the, the end, uh, keep on writing. You said last time was great. What did I say? done. What did I say? Let me say it. That's a wrap. That's a last wrap. Oh yeah. Great. Okay. And that's a wrap. Well, uh, thank you. Would you say that a table rate, you wouldn't, you wouldn't say that at a table rate, would you probably at a tablet would be like, thanks.
[00:40:00] [00:39:59] Usually the tabloids. I mean, I was like, well, thanks for your time, everyone. Cause it's always. Um, like everyone's just always done out at the time. Like thanks to you, Tom. Everyone stick around, have a biscuit. Oh, that's probably because you're usually quite, probably going to stick around and have some food because you can never, you couldn't ever afford to pay.
[00:40:18] Act as what they're worth for their time. Sure. But you can provide sandwiches. So I would actually, yeah, usually you highlight the catering. All right. I'll do that. And I think like I can probably I'll add some realism to it. Bye. Alright, so, well, thanks everyone for coming. That was amazing. Very excited. To see this film in action.
[00:40:37] Now make sure either have a sandwich now or take them home. I can't eat that many sandwiches and they're going to go to waste. Oh, wow. Yeah, this is some really nice, uh, uh, tuna salad ones, which are very fresh. Uh, but anyway, thank you everyone. And, uh, hope to some bickies as well. Bye. Oh, wow. Becky's as well.
[00:40:58] Great. [00:41:00] Yeah, that's actually spot on. All right. Well, if you enjoy the show, subscribe to screenplay Sunday or the daily talk show hump day replay all the other podcasts we do. Alright. Uh, enjoy your Sunday. Run. Hi, lots of fun. I'll have a sandwich. All right. Thank you.