“Going To Bendigo” with Tully Smyth/
- 16 October 2020
Tully Smyth joins us for Screenplay Sunday! Josh has written this week’s script, titled “Going To Bendigo”. We also chat about getting our driver licenses and it’s Tully’s birthday today!
On this episode, we discuss:
- GB’s industry facts
- Guess the premise
- A read through of “Going To Bendigo” by Josh Janssen
- Feedback on the script
- Getting our driver licenses
- Happy birthday Tully!
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[00:00:00] Josh Janssen: [00:00:00] welcome back to screenplay Sunday. Uh, we take a bunch of randoms each wait, can we have a script that one of us writes today? We have special guests, Tali smile from too much Tali. The podcast. Welcome.
[00:00:23] Tully Smyth: [00:00:23] Thanks so much for having me, Josh and so excited to be here.
[00:00:26] Josh Janssen: [00:00:26] Um, no, thank you. Uh, have you ever auditioned or being part of a show where you've acted?
[00:00:35] Tully Smyth: [00:00:35] I have, I was, I've been offered a role in home and away three times.
[00:00:40] Josh Janssen: [00:00:40] And then what happened?
[00:00:43] Tully Smyth: [00:00:43] I said, no, HTA. I am no, I, well, when you're, when you do modeling, sometimes we'll send you to costings and you, you don't really know what you're going in for. You just get sort of set a time and a place. And quite often you'd rock up thinking you're going to go for us and kind of fashion-y modeling [00:01:00] job.
[00:01:00] And it's a TV say or it's for a show and they don't give you any pre-warning. So you rock up and he's sitting in his wedding room with. Actual actors and you'll there with no acting experience, not wanting to be an actor, but I guess they want, you know, attractive people on these shows that I'm attractive, but you know what I mean?
[00:01:18] And yeah, so I just like sort of slipped and fell. I fell into auditioning for this role in home and away. And then I just kept getting through the audition rounds. And they're like, Hey, we'd love you to just show her. And I was like, wait, I'm still in school. I don't want to what
[00:01:30] GB: [00:01:30] I'm confused. So they, they asked you to go on home in a way, and you just somehow slipped through
[00:01:34] Tully Smyth: [00:01:34] the cracks.
[00:01:35] So they send, they send a cost and Cole to, I guess, um, both acting and modeling agencies. And they're looking for say, you know, five foot, 10 blonde, beachy looking girl or whatever. And then both acting and modeling agencies send people that are appropriate or that fit the bill. And then it goes from there.
[00:01:53] I'm going a lot of models tend to act as, and I mean, having a white doesn't really require a whole lot of. [00:02:00] Talent does it?
[00:02:02] Josh Janssen: [00:02:02] Well, you do on screenplays. No, I get it. And so, um, uh, and so, uh, it was my job today to write the script each week. GB has an exciting bit of industry, knowledge of fact, Jay Bay. What is it
[00:02:19] GB: [00:02:19] today?
[00:02:20] Just to get us pumped up? Well, last week, speaking of home, in a way it was by Brady's birthday. So. Happy birthday again, bow. But, uh, for the last,
[00:02:28] Tully Smyth: [00:02:28] this week,
[00:02:30] GB: [00:02:30] really don't have to wait until like 2004, but somehow still, still remember the name.
[00:02:37] Tully Smyth: [00:02:37] He was once engaged to BEC Hewitt. Wasn't he?
[00:02:40] Josh Janssen: [00:02:40] Oh, it's a good fact.
[00:02:41] Come on, George.
[00:02:43] GB: [00:02:43] That's a good fat Peter Boyles.
[00:02:48] Josh Janssen: [00:02:48] Yeah, sure. Who's paid a Boyle.
[00:02:50] GB: [00:02:50] It's paid to Boyle's birthday. Does anyone know who Peter Boyle is?
[00:02:53] Mr. 97: [00:02:53] The hope
[00:02:53] Jess Lucas: [00:02:53] Susan's brother
[00:02:55] GB: [00:02:55] didn't even know he
[00:02:56] Josh Janssen: [00:02:56] was
[00:02:59] GB: [00:02:59] very
[00:02:59] Mr. 97: [00:02:59] old.
[00:03:01] [00:03:00] GB: [00:03:01] He was known for playing Frank in. Everybody loves Raymond. Uh, but he did die in 2006. So
[00:03:08] Tully Smyth: [00:03:08] why is Frank, the brother or the dad?
[00:03:11] GB: [00:03:11] I think he was the dad.
[00:03:12] Tully Smyth: [00:03:12] You didn't even know your interior
[00:03:14] Jess Lucas: [00:03:14] actually. Can I he's yeah. The dad imagine having a last name called Boyle. Well, I
[00:03:20] Josh Janssen: [00:03:20] know
[00:03:21] Mr. 97: [00:03:21] what's wrong with the last name.
[00:03:22] Tully Smyth: [00:03:22] I'm assuming it's B R Y L a like a fucking
[00:03:25] GB: [00:03:25] like when you're
[00:03:26] Jess Lucas: [00:03:26] leaving
[00:03:27] Josh Janssen: [00:03:27] Alicia, why me your last name? Lesions not great for this it's
[00:03:33] Mr. 97: [00:03:33] George
[00:03:36] GB: [00:03:36] Yeah.
[00:03:38] Mr. 97: [00:03:38] Y L E I think it's B O Y L E.
[00:03:41] GB: [00:03:41] Oh, really?
[00:03:48] Mr. 97: [00:03:48] here we go.
[00:03:49] Jess Lucas: [00:03:49] Well, it's not really a fact, but, um, our inspiration, I guess, for this Aaron Sorkin is bringing out a new episode of the West wing.
[00:03:57] Josh Janssen: [00:03:57] Oh, that's very exciting.
[00:03:59] GB: [00:03:59] That's
[00:03:59] Josh Janssen: [00:03:59] a [00:04:00] very good fact
[00:04:01] Jess Lucas: [00:04:01] HBR tonight, and it's all about, you know, voting and why people should vote.
[00:04:06] Josh Janssen: [00:04:06] Oh, that's great. That's okay. Aaron Sorkin.
[00:04:08] He did the master class on screenwriting, which inspired JB and I to create screenplay Sunday. So thank you, Aaron.
[00:04:16] GB: [00:04:16] And as another benchmark that we do, it's a divorce of interest, uh, in the year 2000 Demi Moore divorced Bruce Willis. After 13 years of marriage.
[00:04:26] Josh Janssen: [00:04:26] That's why they're still
[00:04:27] Tully Smyth: [00:04:27] so close that they are isolated together during covert quarantine.
[00:04:31] We'd like all 75 of their children
[00:04:34] Josh Janssen: [00:04:34] is Ashton with nowadays
[00:04:38] Tully Smyth: [00:04:38] first love he's first love. They fell in love on the set of that seventies show. I should really just come on and do the trivia every week.
[00:04:44] Josh Janssen: [00:04:44] That would be good. And so, um, so I've, uh, I've put together the script. You all have it, you haven't read it yet.
[00:04:53] Uh, the title. Of today's script is called, going to Bendigo. [00:05:00] Uh, we normally have a bit of a segment where we say, what do you think the premise is? Uh, we'll start with you, Jess. What do you think of the premise of going to Bendigo is,
[00:05:09] Tully Smyth: [00:05:09] um,
[00:05:11] Jess Lucas: [00:05:11] like on to Bendigo?
[00:05:12] Mr. 97: [00:05:12] Well, she's already read it so
[00:05:15] Jess Lucas: [00:05:15] I haven't read it. I haven't seen it.
[00:05:17] Um, alright. Nowhere going to, um, maybe like gold rush. Are we going to go uncover some gold? Like leftover from the gold rush.
[00:05:25] Josh Janssen: [00:05:25] That's a good one. Grace, what do you think?
[00:05:28] Jess Lucas: [00:05:28] Um, it's like a work trip, a work trip kind of vibe,
[00:05:34] Josh Janssen: [00:05:34] depending on what, what do you think? Well,
[00:05:37] Tully Smyth: [00:05:37] obviously Jess is from Bendigo, so I'm assuming this is an ode to Jess, or just as hometown in some regard,
[00:05:49] Mr. 97: [00:05:49] w w there was the discussion of a. A Mertz drop at a festival in Bendigo. Just, I think Jess mentioned that to Josh, so that's something, but then there's [00:06:00] also,
[00:06:03] Jess Lucas: [00:06:03] I can barely remember that fucking conversation.
[00:06:06] Mr. 97: [00:06:06] There's also, um, like potentially local PR because Jess mentioned your sister was on the front cover of what?
[00:06:14] The Bendigo
[00:06:16] Jess Lucas: [00:06:16] advertise
[00:06:17] GB: [00:06:17] arms.
[00:06:17] Josh Janssen: [00:06:17] Yeah. Yeah. That's a good guest. J and J mate. What do you, what do you think the premise is?
[00:06:22] GB: [00:06:22] Uh, well, uh, yeah, going to Bendigo there. I don't know why they're going there, but I reckon there's going to be a car accident on the way.
[00:06:30] Josh Janssen: [00:06:30] No lots of traffic. Okay. So, um, to give you, um, uh, from a character perspective, uh, this is the first time.
[00:06:42] That we have people playing themselves and that that's how high profile a tele and Jessa.
[00:06:48] Tully Smyth: [00:06:48] She didn't, what's really funny is that when people, when people ask me and I get asked a lot, why I don't go into acting, like, why don't you want him in a way, why don't you do neighbors? And my response is always that I feel like my [00:07:00] personality is so strong that I couldn't possibly play another character.
[00:07:04] Cause it would just, the Tali would come through and like rear its ugly head. So I think it's funny that you've let me find myself.
[00:07:10] Josh Janssen: [00:07:10] And so, yes, you were, you were playing tally. Uh, Jess you're playing Jess GB. You are the traffic report, right? Uh, when dealing with Wendy is grace, Dale is serves
[00:07:27] Mr. 97: [00:07:27] again.
[00:07:27] Josh Janssen: [00:07:27] Okay.
[00:07:28] And, uh, with the, with the accent and then, um, uh, Tim will be played by George. Sam will be played by me.
[00:07:41] Mr. 97: [00:07:41] Oh my
[00:07:41] GB: [00:07:41] God. So many lots of characters right there.
[00:07:43] Josh Janssen: [00:07:43] And, and the big print will be. Mason. And so
[00:07:52] Mr. 97: [00:07:52] I'm Dale and big print. Is that right?
[00:07:55] Josh Janssen: [00:07:55] Yep. That's
[00:07:56] GB: [00:07:56] a big acting challenge for you, my side.
[00:07:57] Josh Janssen: [00:07:57] And so the thing is, I would like to [00:08:00] say that one of the issues with final draft of the screenwriting software, it doesn't do a great job of on the fly, a spell check.
[00:08:08] Stuff. So if there's any errors, like normally I'm so pedantic and great with this stuff, but there might be just some really obvious spelling errors because I spent 45 minutes writing, writing this before the shark. But, um, with that, uh, I wrote it an hour ago. I finished it 15 minutes ago. Uh,
[00:08:29] GB: [00:08:29] as I Sam or Tim I've forgotten,
[00:08:31] Josh Janssen: [00:08:31] uh, you are Tim.
[00:08:33] Mr. 97: [00:08:33] Okay. Well, so D D don't blame me if the big print has. A British accent.
[00:08:38] Josh Janssen: [00:08:38] Oh no, you can't be doing that. Big printing. Collecting
[00:08:41] GB: [00:08:41] challenge.
[00:08:42] Josh Janssen: [00:08:42] Yeah. Alrighty. And, uh, any, any questions? No. Okay, great. Well, welcome to the table. Read over to you. Big print. Nice.
[00:08:54] Mr. 97: [00:08:54] Going to Bendigo written by Josh Janssen based on if any pair [00:09:00] box 400 Abbotsford Victoria, three to six seven, Josh big media company, interior Jesse's car day, just as driving with Tali in the passenger seat.
[00:09:11] The car is full with podcast, merchandise and snacks. The traffic report is on the radio.
[00:09:18] Josh Janssen: [00:09:18] Looking for something fun to do today?
[00:09:19] GB: [00:09:19] The Bendigo Easter fair is one of Australia's longest running community events, which celebrates it's a hundred and 50th year today. Get your firstname.lastname@example.org, Donahue I'm Simon in the traffic controller for mixed one-on-one one.
[00:09:34] Tully Smyth: [00:09:34] Have you gone to the posters,
[00:09:36] Jess Lucas: [00:09:36] posters check Sharpies chest
[00:09:39] Tully Smyth: [00:09:39] PA system. That'll
[00:09:42] Jess Lucas: [00:09:42] be on site. I need to speak with a guy named Jeff at the gate.
[00:09:46] Mr. 97: [00:09:46] Exterior Bendigo Mainstreet day, Wendy and Dale walk along the main street in Bendigo eating corn dogs at the festival.
[00:09:57] Jess Lucas: [00:09:57] Did you hear the news?
[00:10:00] [00:09:59] Mr. 97: [00:09:59] Which news?
[00:10:02] Jess Lucas: [00:10:02] Talia
[00:10:03] Josh Janssen: [00:10:03] and Jess from too much tell you, well,
[00:10:04] Jess Lucas: [00:10:04] we'll be doing a live recording at 1:00 PM right next to the showback stand.
[00:10:09] Josh Janssen: [00:10:09] But I want to see
[00:10:10] Mr. 97: [00:10:10] pay the hitch in a, from non-use at the petting zoo at 1:00 PM.
[00:10:14] Josh Janssen: [00:10:14] Dale,
[00:10:15] Jess Lucas: [00:10:15] you know that telly is my favorite podcaster. Can you at least do something for
[00:10:19] Josh Janssen: [00:10:19] me?
[00:10:21] Mr. 97: [00:10:21] Okay. Okay. I do love them too. We should get to the stage early though. I don't shit seats.
[00:10:27] Jess Lucas: [00:10:27] Well, it's 1215, so let's finish these dogs and make our way there.
[00:10:31] Mr. 97: [00:10:31] Interior justice car day, tally and Jess sit in traffic.
[00:10:37] Jess Lucas: [00:10:37] I'm worried that we might be late.
[00:10:39] Tully Smyth: [00:10:39] What do you mean
[00:10:41] Jess Lucas: [00:10:41] JPS has us arriving at 1:00 PM on the dot, but we need to be going live by then.
[00:10:46] Tully Smyth: [00:10:46] Oh, this isn't something that I wanted to hear. Telly.
[00:10:49] Jess Lucas: [00:10:49] I told you that we shouldn't have stopped for KFC that added an extra half an hour to this trip.
[00:10:54] Tully Smyth: [00:10:54] Yeah, it should just stopped instead.
[00:10:58] Jess Lucas: [00:10:58] Okay.
[00:11:00] [00:10:59] Tully Smyth: [00:10:59] Um,
[00:11:02] Jess Lucas: [00:11:02] Well, this is the biggest live event we've ever had. So try and act happy.
[00:11:06] Tully Smyth: [00:11:06] How
[00:11:07] Jess Lucas: [00:11:07] pretend that you've just told the sake. You've just been told the sacred herbs and spices
[00:11:12] Mr. 97: [00:11:12] tele gives a peek grin.
[00:11:15] Jess Lucas: [00:11:15] Great.
[00:11:16] Tully Smyth: [00:11:16] When I know what they are, what the seeker has, the spices
[00:11:22] Mr. 97: [00:11:22] tele and just laugh as the camera moves from inside the car to a fast paced.
[00:11:27] Pace bird's eye view, zooming over the traffic, back to the festival exterior festival backstage day, Tim and aggressive festival manager is patient
[00:11:42] Josh Janssen: [00:11:42] the fuck. Are they sorry, Tim? I've tried calling Jess and she's not picking up the phone. This we'll leave or die based on this life. Put cast,
[00:11:52] GB: [00:11:52] where are they?
[00:11:53] Josh Janssen: [00:11:53] I'm pissed off.
[00:11:55] Mr. 97: [00:11:55] Exterior front of stage day, Wendy and Dale sit on a [00:12:00] stack of hay.
[00:12:01] Josh Janssen: [00:12:01] Oh, not long. Now.
[00:12:03] Mr. 97: [00:12:03] Dial looks at us. Watch the time says 1255. I'm surprised there isn't a support act. I think I'm getting burnt by the way.
[00:12:13] Jess Lucas: [00:12:13] You just put sunscreen on.
[00:12:16] Mr. 97: [00:12:16] I think I missed my nose. Dale adds a thick grain zinc to his nose.
[00:12:22] Interior just as car day one Oh one appears on the card dash clock.
[00:12:28] Tully Smyth: [00:12:28] Marie Barbie, you idiots. I told you get into the emergency lane.
[00:12:33] Jess Lucas: [00:12:33] I don't have any points left to lose.
[00:12:35] Tully Smyth: [00:12:35] You know, I'd take the fight if I had the points.
[00:12:38] Jess Lucas: [00:12:38] Well, that's not happening. Is it
[00:12:40] Mr. 97: [00:12:40] just as phone rings? It's Tim exterior festival backstage day.
[00:12:47] GB: [00:12:47] Jessica it's Tim from the Bendigo Easter festival.
[00:12:52] Jess Lucas: [00:12:52] Hi, Tim
[00:12:53] Mr. 97: [00:12:53] telly raises her eyebrow, our eyebrows,
[00:12:56] Josh Janssen: [00:12:56] brows,
[00:13:00] [00:13:00] Mr. 97: [00:13:00] eyebrows, chest looking
[00:13:02] Josh Janssen: [00:13:02] concern.
[00:13:05] GB: [00:13:05] We, uh, five minutes away from a ruined festival and you're up two minutes. And you're up two minutes away from losing any chance of getting your drink cards.
[00:13:16] Mr. 97: [00:13:16] Interior justice car tele is listening in on loudspeaker. She's not happy.
[00:13:22] Tully Smyth: [00:13:22] I beg your pardon, Tim. No drink hard equals no show.
[00:13:25] Be careful what you say.
[00:13:28] GB: [00:13:28] Oh, I didn't realize you were there. Tally. I want to deliver that one again. I'm really sorry.
[00:13:36] Oh, I didn't realize you were there telly. Okay. Yes. I know the traffic is bad. Just get here as soon as possible. We have all of the newspaper photographers here waiting
[00:13:46] Mr. 97: [00:13:46] exterior Bendigo main street, one 15 on the big Bendigo main street clock. Sam is on the stage. There's a huge crowd.
[00:13:56] Josh Janssen: [00:13:56] Introducing the dynamic jewelry from too [00:14:00] much tele make some noise for tele Smyth and yes, Luca,
[00:14:09] Mr. 97: [00:14:09] Wendy jumps off. Jumps up off her high seat,
[00:14:13] Josh Janssen: [00:14:13] TMT you're dynamite. We love you. Girls
[00:14:21] Tali, smiles and points
[00:14:22] Mr. 97: [00:14:22] at Wendy and dial. As she walks past Sam, she whispers into his ear.
[00:14:26] Josh Janssen: [00:14:26] Where are
[00:14:27] Tully Smyth: [00:14:27] these
[00:14:27] Josh Janssen: [00:14:27] fucking drink?
[00:14:30] Mr. 97: [00:14:30] Just winks a Tali, like a boss. And they both take a seat.
[00:14:35] Tully Smyth: [00:14:35] Welcome to too much, Sally.
[00:14:38] Jess Lucas: [00:14:38] Thanks for having us Bendigo.
[00:14:40] Mr. 97: [00:14:40] If I had to black,
[00:14:43] GB: [00:14:43] really good, JJ,
[00:14:44] Mr. 97: [00:14:44] that's great.
[00:14:46] Josh Janssen: [00:14:46] There's wrong? Yours. I spelt site.
[00:14:49] Tully Smyth: [00:14:49] All I'm gonna say is, um, Jess, like maybe don't quit your day job. Really? You really weren't giving me much. I feel like I was giving you a lot and I wasn't [00:15:00] receiving it in return.
[00:15:01] Josh Janssen: [00:15:01] Look, Jess is very sensitive about all screenplay, Sunday stuff.
[00:15:05] Tully Smyth: [00:15:05] Take you five minutes to read your lines.
[00:15:11] One of the flow of a natural conversation. And you're like, yes, it is. You are right.
[00:15:17] Josh Janssen: [00:15:17] It sounds like in the script, this is not saying this is a good scene. Um, what did, what did everyone think GB starting with you as the car writer? Uh, what's your thoughts?
[00:15:29] GB: [00:15:29] Really good. Um, well, yeah, I mean, it was a great Saint.
[00:15:33] It did it, did it finish just at the start? Yeah. It started finished at the start of their show. Right.
[00:15:40] Josh Janssen: [00:15:40] So it's sort of, it sort of did a bit, I did a little bit of sort of playing around with time, so it was sort of a welcome to too much Tali and then it sort of.
[00:15:49] GB: [00:15:49] Yeah. Yeah. Then it's like
[00:15:50] Josh Janssen: [00:15:50] chefs to like, it's the end, you know, thanks for having us Bendigo.
[00:15:53] Um, essentially there was the need for something more dramatic at the end to actually happen, but I [00:16:00] was just enjoying the characters the same. Yeah. I was just enjoying the characters, interacting.
[00:16:05] GB: [00:16:05] It was really good. I think it was believable. It sounds like a conversation I probably would have on the way to a show
[00:16:11] Tully Smyth: [00:16:11] festival festival.
[00:16:12] I wouldn't be driving. There's no way I'm letting her drive the car. And we would never be late because I would be driving the KFC pot was very, very believable. That was the method acting for me, that
[00:16:21] Jess Lucas: [00:16:21] already a candidate for that.
[00:16:24] Josh Janssen: [00:16:24] Uh, and any other, any other thoughts?
[00:16:28] Mr. 97: [00:16:28] Print
[00:16:28] Jess Lucas: [00:16:28] Jackson?
[00:16:30] Mr. 97: [00:16:30] Yeah,
[00:16:31] Jess Lucas: [00:16:31] I really liked your characters.
[00:16:33] Tully Smyth: [00:16:33] grace, grace, you go natural. If you ask me, you've been given your role.
[00:16:38] Josh Janssen: [00:16:38] Yeah. Grace, I mean, yeah. Grace, uh, has always been, have you always been Wendy outside of Tony being Wendy? I think that you've played Wendy for most nothing, getting to nowhere combo with me earlier in the week saying, Hey, can I be Wendy?
[00:16:56] Jess Lucas: [00:16:56] Sorry,
[00:16:56] Josh Janssen: [00:16:56] Jess.
[00:16:58] Jess Lucas: [00:16:58] I just thought we needed to [00:17:00] give her a bit more for it.
[00:17:04] Like Dale has been played by multiple people. I just feel like Wendy needs an injection of other characters, but apparently wanting to tell a young veteran am I wrong? So maybe
[00:17:16] Tully Smyth: [00:17:16] some of us
[00:17:17] GB: [00:17:17] what's the, um, what's the story behind the traffic? It feels like an injector.
[00:17:22] Josh Janssen: [00:17:22] No. Well, I think that, so, um, uh, on Thursday I went for a walk with Jess and she was complaining about the traffic and I just felt like it was, uh, the first thing that I wrote in the dialogue was the traffic chopper.
[00:17:37] Cause I remember, um, like, uh, in radio, I always loved the track, the traffic reporters. I just thought it was such a weird job. And that, that was like a thing. And do you know, like there's a, there's a company. That paid at something like a hundred million dollars to the radio network to, uh, to put it, uh, traffic [00:18:00] on the station.
[00:18:00] So the, the, the traffic people actually pay the radio stations because then they get that little spot where they say it's brought to you by the Bendigo festival or whatever. And so they're basically like buying ad spots. I always thought it was an interesting industry when there is Google maps. Yeah.
[00:18:18] GB: [00:18:18] And so Bendigo
[00:18:19] Jess Lucas: [00:18:19] has their own
[00:18:20] Mr. 97: [00:18:20] also not lie, I guess. Like
[00:18:23] Josh Janssen: [00:18:23] what do you mean you don't have, if you're going somewhere that's more than half an hour away
[00:18:27] Tully Smyth: [00:18:27] in the same route you always do. For instance, the commute to and from work, you're not, you don't have a Google maps on you. Listen to the radio. Oh, I see the traffic.
[00:18:34] Josh Janssen: [00:18:34] Yeah. I like having Google maps on, I mean, I haven't
[00:18:37] Tully Smyth: [00:18:37] driven the chewing, your daughter and everything else. You battery,
[00:18:41] Josh Janssen: [00:18:41] you want prepaid what's a Wednesday. Are they in an issue now?
[00:18:44] Tully Smyth: [00:18:44] Yeah, Matt
[00:18:47] Josh Janssen: [00:18:47] no, but I just, I find it funny that you're, um, you know, you hear people,
[00:18:51] Tully Smyth: [00:18:51] well, my battery it's my battery. I'm worried about it to be fair.
[00:18:54] Josh Janssen: [00:18:54] Um, so yeah,
[00:18:55] GB: [00:18:55] go on. Sorry, Jessica.
[00:18:57] Josh Janssen: [00:18:57] It was literally just going to say how you. Could you plug it [00:19:00] into USB? It was probably
[00:19:05] It would have, I mean, tele you car, you would have, have you got like a car play or anything? Oh
[00:19:12] Tully Smyth: [00:19:12] yeah. Apple play, but I'm listening to podcasts.
[00:19:16] GB: [00:19:16] That's got to be
[00:19:21] Josh Janssen: [00:19:21] Yeah. Very true.
[00:19:22] GB: [00:19:22] So Simon, the history of Simon is interesting. Uh, Cause he works at the bowling alley. Oh no, he didn't. No, that was a script that didn't make it in. Yeah. Yeah.
[00:19:35] He worked at the lottery.
[00:19:38] Josh Janssen: [00:19:38] No, no.
[00:19:39] Mr. 97: [00:19:39] Simon was the one who thought he won, but he didn't win. Cause dad,
[00:19:44] Tully Smyth: [00:19:44] I was ready for, I was getting into that character. I was really .
[00:19:48] Josh Janssen: [00:19:48] Yeah. W I don't think Simon's it.
[00:19:50] Mr. 97: [00:19:50] Wasn't a junkie.
[00:19:51] Josh Janssen: [00:19:51] Yeah. What would you like to see tele, like if you look at sort of this theme,
[00:19:56] Tully Smyth: [00:19:56] If someone's going to else be playing me.
[00:19:57] I don't know if I'm down for someone else to play
[00:19:59] Josh Janssen: [00:19:59] me [00:20:00] that we move. I think that this was just a moment in time. This is a scene. It's really a story about Dale and Wendy and all of this right. Sort of bringing in different characters to enable. Getting to know those characters. Um, and so I liked that.
[00:20:15] Yeah, I did a tally of, yeah, whenever we get you one, if you were to come back and say a few months, a few weeks, whenever next week, um, we could include, we could include you into the script. I think that it makes sense to always have you playing yourself.
[00:20:31] Tully Smyth: [00:20:31] Okay. Sure. I mean, I, you know, I do have the ability to play all the characters, but I'm also happy to yeah.
[00:20:37] Josh Janssen: [00:20:37] Are you finding for Wendy as well? Cause it feels like there's a lot of tension there. It's really
[00:20:40] Tully Smyth: [00:20:40] getting into that. And I just ended too soon.
[00:20:43] GB: [00:20:43] We literally just said that you can't play out the characters on,
[00:20:48] Josh Janssen: [00:20:48] well,
[00:20:48] Tully Smyth: [00:20:48] maybe, maybe I, maybe I forgot that I actually quite enjoyed it. I was really getting into that.
[00:20:52] I was enjoying it.
[00:20:53] Josh Janssen: [00:20:53] It was great. You were playing yourself though, so I think I'm okay. Fair feedback. [00:21:00] So, Jess, how are you feeling? You've been slammed, appraise it previously on screenplay Sunday about cause Jess wrote a script once. Um, which was great. It was actually really good. It was a good script. It was a really good script, but just a couple of
[00:21:14] Jess Lucas: [00:21:14] just to bring in like more dialogue into the scripts.
[00:21:17] So I feel like we've taken. Yeah, it's a, not all of the scripts that have been a bit of
[00:21:23] GB: [00:21:23] it last week. It was a great script, but very action. Heavy
[00:21:27] Josh Janssen: [00:21:27] so a little interesting fact about how I wrote this script. There was no, I added no scene headings or action until the very end. So it was all dialogue. And then I just went back and inserted it.
[00:21:39] What have you got to say, Jess? I feel like you have, I have something to say 45 minutes. Not bad. Hey. Yeah.
[00:21:46] GB: [00:21:46] Is that a technique that you learned or just Jason?
[00:21:49] Josh Janssen: [00:21:49] I think Aaron Sorkin actually said to do it that way. Like just as a way of getting through, they will cause Aaron Sorkin, he, um, he wrote, you're
[00:21:56] Mr. 97: [00:21:56] very tiring if you're writing a whole movie and you just go [00:22:00] through at the very end of it.
[00:22:03] Josh Janssen: [00:22:03] I think the idea is, so he wrote the social network, uh, tally, which is like very dialogue heavy, if you can remember that or the Steve jobs film as well. Um, but yeah, no, I think, um, I enjoy the character development. I enjoyed the dialogue, uh, and I think, you know, there was some, I really enjoyed a shout out to grace for the TMT, your dynamite.
[00:22:27] I was a bit worried that that would get lost. I think you've nailed it. T T dynamic. I think, I think you almost did
[00:22:43] a little parody. Um, okay, great.
[00:22:45] GB: [00:22:45] That's really good. I, what I loved as well, Josh is clear intention at the star and, uh, and,
[00:22:52] Josh Janssen: [00:22:52] and then call as well. The traffic,
[00:22:55] GB: [00:22:55] the traffic and the festival had an obstacle, the intention of putting on this great show [00:23:00] and the festivals obstacle was. The Gail's not turning up on time, which is really good.
[00:23:05] Tully Smyth: [00:23:05] Not that my alcoholism made it into the script.
[00:23:09] Josh Janssen: [00:23:09] Well, if you were driving, you'd have to blow into one of those things. Before you
[00:23:13] Tully Smyth: [00:23:13] start the car drinking and driving, obviously
[00:23:17] Josh Janssen: [00:23:17] didn't have a
[00:23:17] Tully Smyth: [00:23:17] drink, then Jess would be driving me.
[00:23:22] Josh Janssen: [00:23:22] No, no, no, no. The ones were actually, I remember I did a video with Mike, my old PE teacher, and he's like, so am I I'm I'm going to head off. And he's like,
[00:23:34] Mr. 97: [00:23:34] Have
[00:23:35] Josh Janssen: [00:23:35] you ever had an interlock deli? What
[00:23:44] everyone said no so far,
[00:23:46] Tully Smyth: [00:23:46] I don't even trust myself to drive after having, you know, when you allowed to have the one or two wines, when you're on your full license. I don't even drive after that. If I've had one, one, I won't be driving your car.
[00:23:54] Josh Janssen: [00:23:54] Okay. Yeah.
[00:23:55] Tully Smyth: [00:23:55] Also, cause it's with me.
[00:23:58] Josh Janssen: [00:23:58] What to go home. Go home.
[00:24:01] [00:24:00] GB: [00:24:01] Yeah. Then if you're, if you're a desert. You know if like you're going with a friend, like, Oh, I've had my one, you know, I don't drive after one
[00:24:10] Josh Janssen: [00:24:10] nice
[00:24:11] Tully Smyth: [00:24:11] thing
[00:24:11] Josh Janssen: [00:24:11] to get his license. He
[00:24:12] Jess Lucas: [00:24:12] can be my desert.
[00:24:13] Josh Janssen: [00:24:13] Oh, that'd be nice.
[00:24:14] Tully Smyth: [00:24:14] You have nothing better to be doing right now than teaching them how to drive a car.
[00:24:19] Jess Lucas: [00:24:19] You don't want a job at the moment?
[00:24:20] Josh Janssen: [00:24:20] What does he want to go too stressful? I mean, I remember, um, so I got my license in Dandenong, but there were a bunch of people who would go out to Warrigal because it was an easier.
[00:24:34] Tully Smyth: [00:24:34] Yeah, we
[00:24:34] Josh Janssen: [00:24:34] did that. We had
[00:24:35] Tully Smyth: [00:24:35] a similar situation. Yeah. There was like, we knew that there was a suburb of few across that had like wider roads and like less roundabouts and say, if I would go and get that license,
[00:24:44] Josh Janssen: [00:24:44] it's so scary. Isn't it? Cause then it's like, Oh, yay. I didn't have to go on the freeway. It's just like, what are you going to do?
[00:24:49] Like trying to change lanes. I mean, like, I like the idea of. You know, make it difficult. I didn't get my license the [00:25:00] first time around. I was in the, the point that they were transitioning to a harder, um, sort of license. And I got stuck up in that, but, uh, they asked me to turn right. At the roundabout. And I was in the left lane at the time and I left it too late and tried to get from the left to the right lane in the roundabout.
[00:25:20] And they said, Hey, Josh, just pull over. And Dennis, my, my driving instructor, I knew what was happening. We've seen it.
[00:25:30] Tully Smyth: [00:25:30] Friends who have failed before they even left. They've they've not stopped at the stop sign on the way out.
[00:25:36] Josh Janssen: [00:25:36] It's a classic, isn't it? Like I just remembered.
[00:25:39] Tully Smyth: [00:25:39] Just turn around, buddy. You've just failed already.
[00:25:41] Josh Janssen: [00:25:41] Oh gosh, I have
[00:25:43] Tully Smyth: [00:25:43] another friend rocked up, um, from a bender wearing no shoes. And they wouldn't let her drive the car.
[00:25:49] Josh Janssen: [00:25:49] That makes sense. I do. I remember my favorite bit being the, um, uh, I was told now be very obvious about checking your mirrors [00:26:00] before you get started. And so I would just do like real pantomime.
[00:26:03] Like I saw it as a bit of a performance, just like, just looking around there is look good. Alright, then fucked it because I, um, It was too busy, acting out the mirror scene. And didn't think about turning right on the roundabout when somebody looser. Uh,
[00:26:22] GB: [00:26:22] I've got mine on my 17th birthday
[00:26:24] Josh Janssen: [00:26:24] Canberra
[00:26:24] GB: [00:26:24] boy, really test.
[00:26:25] Yeah, it did the test on my 17th birthday. I think the guy that instruct must've been in a rush or something, cause it only took like 15, 20 minutes when it was meant to take longer pulled in. So under the thing gave me that looked up and he was already walking back to the opposite.
[00:26:37] Josh Janssen: [00:26:37] Right?
[00:26:39] Tully Smyth: [00:26:39] Maybe you just earned big Dick energy, George, maybe you just it's like he knew what you were doing.
[00:26:44] GB: [00:26:44] I think so, because then later that day I dropped school in the, uh, in the Citron C3 with the windows down.
[00:26:58] Josh Janssen: [00:26:58] thank you, everyone. For coming on spring, [00:27:00] play Sunday. I'm feeling good about how, uh, how it's gone. Yeah. Did you have fun telling?
[00:27:05] Tully Smyth: [00:27:05] Yeah, I did. I've told you I'm devastated. It's all over. I was ready to keep scrolling, but that was it. Seven pages of pure gold. And we're done.
[00:27:12] Josh Janssen: [00:27:12] Yeah. Well, we can definitely, we should do it again, Jess.
[00:27:15] How are you feeling? Are you having fun?
[00:27:17] Jess Lucas: [00:27:17] Yeah, he's a fun. Loved it. Getting to see Teles acting
[00:27:21] Josh Janssen: [00:27:21] skills. Nice. Did you have fun?
[00:27:24] Jess Lucas: [00:27:24] I did. It's probably the highlight of my day.
[00:27:26] Josh Janssen: [00:27:26] Oh, that's good. That's what we want.
[00:27:32] I have fun.
[00:27:33] Mr. 97: [00:27:33] I did. I did. I did enjoy it. I do think the, um, I'm going to have to do some work on the action training.
[00:27:40] Josh Janssen: [00:27:40] well, there was no,
[00:27:42] Mr. 97: [00:27:42] there was no accent, but it's, it's very, it's very difficult to switch in and out, especially when you've just gone from the big print. In normal and men trying to enter into that other case.
[00:27:52] Josh Janssen: [00:27:52] I think you did a great job. Big print now, any spelling mistakes though? So I was, cause I hadn't read it. So [00:28:00] like sight
[00:28:01] Jess Lucas: [00:28:01] browse with
[00:28:03] Josh Janssen: [00:28:03] spelling sight is G H T rather than sit. That was a, that was a standard that was a wrong your eye sore as well.
[00:28:11] GB: [00:28:11] I had a line, which I wasn't happy about. It
[00:28:14] Josh Janssen: [00:28:14] would be clunky.
[00:28:15] GB: [00:28:15] It made my delivery awful. But I think that if
[00:28:17] Josh Janssen: [00:28:17] you actually read it,
[00:28:19] GB: [00:28:19] it makes sense.
[00:28:21] Josh Janssen: [00:28:21] Write it out.
[00:28:22] GB: [00:28:22] It was the other
[00:28:24] Josh Janssen: [00:28:24] one. Yeah, I take it. Yeah, there was, there was one.
[00:28:28] GB: [00:28:28] I can't find it, but it will. And you're up two minutes away from losing any chance of getting a drink cards. Right. Yeah, I think he didn't need the up in there.
[00:28:36] Mr. 97: [00:28:36] Yeah. Some sentences or some sentences.
[00:28:40] Josh Janssen: [00:28:40] Why not? You learn to speak in
[00:28:42] Mr. 97: [00:28:42] class and then I'll, and then I'll give you a feedback.
[00:28:45] Josh Janssen: [00:28:45] Alright, well, uh, it's a daily, uh, also it's not the daily talk show that screenplay Sunday, this is a problem which is having so many bloody shows. I'm sure Eddie McGuire is doing that all the time.
[00:28:57] What's Eddie doing? He wants to [00:29:00] be a million. Alright. Get a million. Uh, great. Alright, thanks everyone. Enjoy the rest of your Sunday and keep on writing and make sure you grab some sandwiches. Cause otherwise they'll go away
[00:29:13] Tully Smyth: [00:29:13] and happy birthday to me.
[00:29:14] Josh Janssen: [00:29:14] Oh, happy birthday, Tali smile today, Sunday. Okay.
[00:29:19] Mr. 97: [00:29:19] GB, you should've put that in the facts.
[00:29:21] Josh Janssen: [00:29:21] Sorry.
[00:29:22] GB: [00:29:22] That would have been a great factor. If you did home and away, you would have been an IMD baby.
[00:29:27] Josh Janssen: [00:29:27] Hang on. I
[00:29:27] Tully Smyth: [00:29:27] have a stars, a famous stars birthday page, just so really have a Wiki fate page
[00:29:33] Josh Janssen: [00:29:33] page.
[00:29:34] GB: [00:29:34] You are an IMD Bay.
[00:29:36] Mr. 97: [00:29:36] Yeah.
[00:29:38] Tully Smyth: [00:29:38] So I was, I was in a short film that was in Trump Fest.
[00:29:41] GB: [00:29:41] Yeah, she was, she's such a sexy young,
[00:29:43] Tully Smyth: [00:29:43] she's
[00:29:46] Josh Janssen: [00:29:46] a succubus, what's a succubus.
[00:29:48] Tully Smyth: [00:29:48] Um, he actually wrote the part for me. I play a girlfriend. Who's actually succubus who ends up killing my boyfriend at eighties. Hot he's hot out of his chest and I eat it.
[00:29:57] Josh Janssen: [00:29:57] Oh,
[00:29:58] Tully Smyth: [00:29:58] is it really is a far stretch for me. [00:30:00] A as, as who I am personally, it was really hard for me to get into that character,
[00:30:04] GB: [00:30:04] a horror comedy about the nature of modern love and Lich, really stealing hearts as one neurotic guy, recounts his story of forced love, which goes from bad to bloody mess.
[00:30:14] Josh Janssen: [00:30:14] This is like, um, what was the, what was the film that the, the lady from shit's Creek. That was in the film. The birds cry. Yeah. That's right. Alright, your microphones is fine. This is time to go. Thank you everyone. Enjoy your Sunday. Bye.