“The Secret” with Ryan Shelton/
- 24 September 2020
Ryan Shelton joins us for the first episode of Screenplay Sunday, the show where each week we bring together a different cast to read through part of an original screenplay. The writer will change week to week and the story will evolve. This week’s script was written by Josh Janssen and is titled “The Secret”.
On today’s episode we discuss:
- Ryan’s last table read
- Josh’s Final Draft purchase
- Guessing the premise
- A read through of “The Secret” by Josh Janssen
- Feedback on the script
- Continuing on with the story
- Screenplay Sunday signature item
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This podcast is produced by BIG MEDIA COMPANY
BIG MEDIA COMPANY 0:00
What? Odessa Hagen, Tucson Hi, my name is Ryan Shelton Ryan show from the television.
Unknown Speaker 0:05
Okay. Hi, my name is Ryan Shelton from the television and the radio and the internet and I'm going to be on screenplay sunday.com
BIG MEDIA COMPANY 0:25
My name is Josh Johnson and welcome to screenplay Sunday each week wow pre written especially for the show and invite a bunch of mates to do a table read. Today I'm joined by host of one trick Tony Tony lunch. My co host of The Daily talk show Tommy jacket. The producer of too much Telly Jess Lucas Hump Day replace dad Georgie boy and television writer, producer and co host of the Resilience Project podcast Ryan Shelton. Make them welcome
Unknown Speaker 1:00
is amazing. It's amazing how you can add live these days. Josh Jensen, crazy.
BIG MEDIA COMPANY 1:08
Trying to script a podcast How did it feel natural? It was great. I love
natural, real natural.
I hate Russia slightly high
BIG MEDIA COMPANY 1:19
but it's okay. I think it was the anxiety to be honest.
Unknown Speaker 1:24
It sounds good done. Really good. Okay, good.
BIG MEDIA COMPANY 1:28
The last table read that you're involved in Ryan, what was it?
Unknown Speaker 1:32
I did one actually last week zoom one for a show called Metro sexual which is the which I've, which I did a season and one of it and that was on. It was on like, nine now and something but it's like a it's like a well they describe it as like Parks and Rec but said in a sexual health clinic. So that's the vibe of the riding season two. So we did this race. Yeah,
I mean, at this point I can say that I was on a table raid last weekend and that was where the idea for this podcast started. But I feel like I've you know, sort of, you know, bone in this fight you can you just explain to us and what this this setting of a writers room like a table read what the vibe is not on zoom so not in the modern day in lockdown. What does it look like normally? Yeah,
Unknown Speaker 2:27
well the most I haven't done hate to them, but the most impressive one I did was for the wrong girl, which was that channel 10 show that lasted a couple of seasons. And that was because that was like a proper big channel 10 show that they had network execs that they you know, they need to make it impressive and there's so many people there. So it was one of the it was like it was like I would say in a film about this. It was like this massive like horseshoe table setup and everyone had like the screen printed out and laid out in front of them and then your name and a bottle of water and it was like very Hollywood you know
BIG MEDIA COMPANY 3:08
what it was a
Unknown Speaker 3:10
no no no I don't think so. I think it would have been novia
cool ridge. Cool. Rich actually
Unknown Speaker 3:20
BIG MEDIA COMPANY 3:22
you a big index card guy. Right.
Unknown Speaker 3:26
I definitely buy them, but I don't use them.
guys use So similarly, you and Ryan, john.
Unknown Speaker 3:35
I reckon we have a lot of similarities like that. Yeah, we got the same that we think will make us. Yeah, I can't. Oh, that's all we need to say. Yeah.
Ryan's is a few levels up from Yes.
BIG MEDIA COMPANY 3:46
Yes. It's a bit long ago. Yes. It's part of a kick six levels. Yeah. Yeah, it's got a number of you got like the number pad thing on yours. Now it might take a while.
Unknown Speaker 3:58
Take your shake ale for those Hey, no, it's 10 k less. So you check. Yeah. Anyway.
Josh so how are we how are we playing the screenplay Sunday podcast episodes?
BIG MEDIA COMPANY 4:10
Okay, so what's going to happen is every single week, there's going to be a new script, there'll be a different lineup, we might keep, you know, TJ, you'll stay GB you'll stay. But then we'll have a bit of a rotation of Jess, tiny Ryan, they'll be different guests in those spots. And so what I still need to work out is I called Ryan yesterday and I said, Now, can you write a script? What should I do? And Ryan was like, Mike, you just asked me to come on the podcast. I didn't realise I was producing a thing. And so Ryan,
Unknown Speaker 4:47
I think Josh it's it's like, I mean, the probably the way that it's kind of like, and not that I wouldn't do this, but it's like how some if someone just said to you Hey, can you quickly edit a video Yeah.
Unknown Speaker 5:02
Yes, yeah, you know how you edit videos? Can you just edit the video?
Unknown Speaker 5:09
BIG MEDIA COMPANY 5:09
Or it's even like they invited to a wedding and then saying, Hey, Mike, do you mind bringing your camera and filming the whole ceremony? Exactly. Exactly. Yeah. So anyway, I realised that when I asked you, I sort of said, Look, you can put a 45 minute limit on it. Which I don't know if I like that.
Unknown Speaker 5:27
Yeah, no, I think that's a good idea. I mean, I can't I think that would be fun. Okay, but then the audience would have to know the problem with doing that though. Even if the audience know that. You only had 45 minutes to write it. This doesn't mean that they're more forgiving if it's shit. Like they still don't like it. If it's, even though it only took 45 minutes. It's still
BIG MEDIA COMPANY 5:48
you still want to be good. Tony, have you been in any play? Did you like in school? Did you do any sort of performance?
Toni Lodge 5:54
Yeah, I did. I did a couple of Shakespeare's but obviously this is like a More elite level. We're playing with the big dogs here.
BIG MEDIA COMPANY 6:05
We're talking about big dogs. We've got Jess who is dressed as a hot dog. Just Why are you dressed as a hot dog?
Unknown Speaker 6:13
So I've just come from a trivia night. So I just thought I'd bring my costume over, because I hear it's relevant. Okay, cool.
BIG MEDIA COMPANY 6:21
Yeah, that's it's sort of true. I've made it relevant. So what we decided was that for today's episode, I will write the script. But then after it, depending on how this goes, how you guys feel, we can then work out what the mechanism can be every single week in regards to generating a script. So if you go to your inboxes, now you'll find a PDF. And I didn't use the BCC function. So Ryan, you have Tony's email address and vice versa. So feel free to reply all and sort of get into a bit of banter afterwards.
Unknown Speaker 6:56
This is great. Okay. So good. So good network.
BIG MEDIA COMPANY 7:04
And so, okay, you you'll you'll see the script that let me know when you've got it up.
Toni Lodge 7:11
BIG MEDIA COMPANY 7:13
Yes. I mean, so I tend to say
yes. First first page first bit of feedback, address and phone number are on there but there isn't they're not filled out. So
Unknown Speaker 7:23
BIG MEDIA COMPANY 7:26
I mean, that was that was definitely an oversight. I did panic. So I wrote this two hours before we're recording this and got right off at the shitty programme. So I did do the investment of $230 on Final Draft, which this is well, I've I have made the purchase on my personal credit card. And what I'm hoping is that we can get enough advertising dollars on screenplay Sunday that any money can go towards paying for my licence is that Yeah,
yes, as a director of the company, I say that's appropriate, okay. But anything beyond that pays for Jessica's outfits that we're going to put her in every single way. Turning
Toni Lodge 8:12
our head out, though, if that doesn't work out, though, you're gonna do a whip round and like all of us
BIG MEDIA COMPANY 8:19
100% but I think would give us like, even if it's just $5 a week, you know, that's all it takes. And I'm happy to sort of where the interest on
Toni Lodge 8:28
asking us to sponsor a child.
Unknown Speaker 8:32
It's very similar.
Unknown Speaker 8:33
And like, it's worth. It's worth saying, though, that there are free programmes that are pretty much exactly the same as
BIG MEDIA COMPANY 8:39
well. Yeah, I mean, the thing with final draft specifically, is when you press into and being able to press the C key and bring up character like it's, it's very, very need that and so to speak.
It's worth about I think, 30 bucks.
Yep. I think each week, there should be sort of some rules around whether we're giving feedback before we've even read through the screen. Like when you're in a table raid, is there feedback happening, Ryan before you've even got to the script, or is that a bit taboo?
Unknown Speaker 9:08
No. Well, well, there's a lot more what would you get feedback on the
right address and phone number? Let's try that. All right. Hey, new girl, was it What was it and you go, you get wrong. Wrong girl. Sorry, sorry, sorry, I got it wrong. got it wrong. You wouldn't give the wrong girl writers just a bit of feedback at the table. So let's give Josh more respect George, that for you had it. And so
BIG MEDIA COMPANY 9:34
just to explain, so everyone has a role. I don't have a role. I decided to just remove my ego from the whole thing. And so the character,
Unknown Speaker 9:45
although the front page says written by
Unknown Speaker 9:52
the same type setting as the title itself,
Unknown Speaker 9:57
and you've done the dramatic, you've made the dramatic moves. Putting a space between written by and your name. That's a conscious decision. It's written by drum roll.
BIG MEDIA COMPANY 10:11
And so today, the characters Dale will be played by Ryan Shelton. Wendy will be played by Tony Lodge. Samantha will be played by Jess Lucas. The Busker that spell Busker right we will find out is played by Georgie boy and Tommy jacket will be playing the role of Simon. And the big print will be read by Georgie boy. And yeah, just why not you Josh? Well, we didn't get many lines
Unknown Speaker 10:54
BIG MEDIA COMPANY 10:56
Yeah, and I just tell you honestly the anxiety of writing it out. I can What do you think? Should I be reading the big print?
Unknown Speaker 11:03
I know totally up to you.
BIG MEDIA COMPANY 11:06
What do you think judge?
BIG MEDIA COMPANY 11:17
How would they normally decide Ryan who rates the big print?
Unknown Speaker 11:22
I mean, in the professional ones, they'll hire an actor to come in specifically to write the big print. Okay, so I've hired
BIG MEDIA COMPANY 11:31
I mean, imagine getting that wrong. Just
Unknown Speaker 11:34
just yeah, that's a bit of a kick in the teeth.
Can we one one way Get someone we've never met before and we're just paying. Oh, I'm happy to put some money into that. Right once the
BIG MEDIA COMPANY 11:44
final draft. Yeah. Okay. And George, any questions?
Unknown Speaker 11:50
Oh, can I can I suggest a format point? Yeah, we can trial even even if we don't trial today like it can be. It can be considered for future screenplay Sandoz. That based solely on the title, we could guess what the premise is. I love
BIG MEDIA COMPANY 12:07
that. You can do that. And so Tony, let's start with you, Tony, what do you think the premise is based on the title, which is the secret? Um,
Toni Lodge 12:18
it's got to be someone sitting somewhere with a bat plugin.
And I've just, I'm gonna lock that straight in. I think there's just no way that it's not that
BIG MEDIA COMPANY 12:33
Just based on the characters, I haven't read what they actually say. I think this is quite an aesthetic script for Josh Jensen because there was a kid named Dale who used to smell and this is sort of like Fast Forward 30 years and now Dale's a grown up.
BIG MEDIA COMPANY 12:53
Well, Dell didn't smoke no there was it we went on a flight once there's a certain smell which is smells like a The Dirty Bomb. And there was a boy that we met going to Thailand. And the boy was going on his first big holiday with his mom. And yeah, and there was just him sitting so long on the plane, there was a certain smell and so bringing a label that smells like that, but now it's got nothing to do with that. Now that you bring it up, Jess, what do you think the secrets about?
Unknown Speaker 13:24
I'm gonna say it has something to do with maybe like Chinese whispers and maybe like a schoolyard or something. Okay.
BIG MEDIA COMPANY 13:31
I think Dale is in a relationship with whatever Jesse's character is. Well,
Unknown Speaker 13:40
we, we shouldn't know the character names. Sure.
Unknown Speaker 13:44
Like, you know what I mean? Like, what do you mean?
So before we guess we should know
BIG MEDIA COMPANY 13:48
nothing. So I should have told you at the time. Okay. Sorry.
Unknown Speaker 13:51
For next time in future screenplays. Yes. Yeah, maybe, you know, I don't know.
I think Dale's been feeding Jess. Made sausages when she's actually a vegan or something. Okay. And it was not a great story, but
Unknown Speaker 14:08
I reckon I reckon it it's it's gonna be a fictionalised version of a truth that Josh you're revealing to someone? What is that it's raining. So I reckon something's happened. And there's a secret and you're using fake character names to come.
BIG MEDIA COMPANY 14:28
Right? Okay perfect and great. Any Any questions before we get started guys So, George get straight into it.
Right? I think we're good. All right. Interior a local Nando's dusk Did you just did the title? Sorry?
Yeah, no sorry make sure you emphasise is that when you say his name really give it something.
Toni Lodge 14:48
And don't forget the address and phone number.
Everyone Welcome to the table rate of the secrets written by Josh Jensen address and phone number Interior, a local Help Desk. Dale 40 and Wendy 38. Sit down at a table. Dale slides into the booth seat with Wendy taking the seat across from him.
Unknown Speaker 15:17
Bought a jet ski.
Unknown Speaker 15:21
What are you talking about?
Unknown Speaker 15:23
You know, the other day when we went to bondings burnings
Toni Lodge 15:29
Unknown Speaker 15:31
Remember I said you we should really look at getting a trailer.
Toni Lodge 15:34
I thought that was weird.
Well, that's why.
Toni Lodge 15:41
Why you bought a jetski
Unknown Speaker 15:45
now, it was looking at the trailers.
The phone rings
Unknown Speaker 15:52
Sorry, I need to get this. Yeah, like a date. Uh huh. Yeah. Astro Yes, sit down to 13 Do GTI yep yep. Make your fucking kid like yeah I'm just happy to be part of it now
Toni Lodge 16:04
Yep. Dial if you don't explain what's going on I'm gonna lose my shit.
Dial cups the phone as if he's trying to block his phone microphone from his from his mate on the other end.
Unknown Speaker 16:21
I don't make a saying right get excited. All right. Can you count grab some Perry Perry please.
Toni Lodge 16:27
No I cannot.
Wendy and rage, grabs her purse and walks out of the Nando's. She takes two steps out of the restaurant before being greeted by a salesperson dressed as a hot dog. Area shopping strip. Magic Hour. The hot dog is 30 year old Samantha. Samantha holds a stack of pamphlets.
Unknown Speaker 16:52
How about a free hot dog?
Toni Lodge 16:54
Not today hot dog. When sorry.
Sorry, can we just go back a little Oh,
Toni Lodge 16:59
I'm sorry. Sorry.
picking that up from How about a free hot dog? Samantha is right. In Wendy's face.
Toni Lodge 17:07
Not today hot dog.
Unknown Speaker 17:09
They're free and we're in a recession. Also, are you going to need all the help you can get with your hobbies new purchase? I beg your pardon?
Unknown Speaker 17:18
Toni Lodge 17:21
How do you know about the jetski way we're having a private conversation. I was
Unknown Speaker 17:26
at the charity event the other night, Dale's talk of the town.
Dale exits the Nando's walking straight into the conversation.
Unknown Speaker 17:37
Get a captain.
Unknown Speaker 17:39
Oh, hi, Samantha. I didn't realise you're working at the hotdog grill.
Unknown Speaker 17:44
Sure am. It's great fun. The costume in the costume is comfy and I get 20 bucks an hour.
Unknown Speaker 17:51
Can I speak to Wendy privately please.
Dial gently grabs wendie body I'm walking along the strip of shops efficiently Hip shop, then a real estate agency, followed by a bakery. They arrive at the corner where a busker is yodelling.
Yo, yo, yo, yo delay.
Unknown Speaker 18:11
One dude is standing there clapping
well done well done. That was mesmerising
Unknown Speaker 18:21
it was wasn't it? Sorry Wendy Give me a second. This young man deserves something.
Dale grabs out a big fat leather wallet, pulls out a stack of hundred dollar notes and proceeds to count out loud and he gives the cash to the Busker.
Unknown Speaker 18:35
123 hundred for
Unknown Speaker 18:38
being one of the most generous guys in town by the looks of things.
Unknown Speaker 18:46
It's okay, Mike navs giving back,
Toni Lodge 18:49
Dale, we have no money. What are you doing? You just lost your job and now you're burning through the last dollars to our nine.
Well, if that's true, it's a bit silly. If this isn't coming out of your splurge account, mate, you should probably reconsider.
The basket quickly puts the cash in his pocket.
Unknown Speaker 19:10
Okay, get out tomorrow. explain myself. I know I lost my job the other month, but it's not
Toni Lodge 19:16
the whole story. Dale, you're scaring me. I don't know whether to be crying with happiness or sadness.
Unknown Speaker 19:25
Oh, I haven't been completely honest with you.
Unknown Speaker 19:29
Oh, yeah. Dude, me tax return the other day with our new accountants. Future advisory?
Unknown Speaker 19:36
Unknown Speaker 19:37
Well, it turns out that we aren't taking full advantage of our previous year's claims. So remember, last year, we got around 1500 quid back. Well, this year thanks to me charitable purchase of the jetski a fundraiser. We were able to get a much bigger return
Toni Lodge 20:02
what are we talking?
Unknown Speaker 20:05
Yep, probably gonna want to sit down
when he sits down at the bench where the basket is knouse sitting counting his cash.
Unknown Speaker 20:16
Wendy my tax return this year is well over 1700 dollar
Unknown Speaker 20:27
Unknown Speaker 20:32
Unknown Speaker 20:35
Wow, good one.
BIG MEDIA COMPANY 20:38
Two spelling errors wrong is wrong, you know?
That's okay. I shouldn't apply it
BIG MEDIA COMPANY 20:43
first. First impressions. What do we think?
Toni Lodge 20:47
Ryan? I loved your choice to go with the accent I think yes really set the tone straight. If
Unknown Speaker 20:52
I come through me I couldn't do
Unknown Speaker 20:55
it felt right in the moment it felt right.
Unknown Speaker 20:59
Thank you so much. Russell Brand. I think that because that's what I was envisioning the whole time.
Unknown Speaker 21:05
Yeah. Yeah. Russell brands really taking a dive.
BIG MEDIA COMPANY 21:11
So, I mean, first first thoughts, Ryan, for someone who's probably got the most amount of professional experience in this space. Does it say something that you could read at a table read?
Unknown Speaker 21:24
Yeah, I mean, it's kind of you want to know more about the characters. But I think it's an it's a nice little moment. It's it's a good you know, you got that I think I like the tension between you want to find out what's going on. Why is dial doing this? So that that's, that's, I think it's I think it's great. You know, you want to you want to have some level of mystery in a script, I guess. And you want to keep reading to find out what's going on. Why is, you know, what will Wendy think when she finds out whatever's going on? Yeah, I think I think it's All right,
BIG MEDIA COMPANY 22:00
Tony, did you have a favourite line that stood out to you in the script?
Toni Lodge 22:04
Um, I can't go past that. My tax return this year as well over 1700 dollars.
Unknown Speaker 22:13
That was such a twist.
Toni Lodge 22:17
And I was happy to know that my own screen husband is actually making that much so that for me, and also not now hot dog.
Yeah, I really, Josh, I really liked the integration of previous clients and current clients. Yeah, yep.
BIG MEDIA COMPANY 22:38
Yeah, just thought like if, you know, future advisory great accounting firm, we're on a retainer with them if they could help us out. That'd be awesome.
I mean, they might get you the jetski Josh. Yeah, I mean, it may get you a jetski and
BIG MEDIA COMPANY 22:52
you have the detail. I don't know if you guys know but that's like an actual like when he's talking about the cedar GTI and like, that's all legit sort of I did like the phaedo say they really did. I did think the jti I didn't know if that was you just heard that them talking about a golf or a Nissen anyway, yeah, I did race it like it asked good. If you mean look at this. Do you? Like if I said that was I did that in 45 minutes? Would you guys be shocked?
Unknown Speaker 23:23
No, I think that's impressive. I think that's impressive.
Unknown Speaker 23:30
I mean, well, the only
Unknown Speaker 23:31
the only thing I would say is like to do it in to do that in 45 minutes means that you, you kind of have to just trust you just have to kind of keep going, you can't really you're not gonna have much time to kind of go back and change things. You got to like, just go on the trajectory that you've chosen.
BIG MEDIA COMPANY 23:46
Well, the tax return was a decision at the end. So I was doing it as he did. He got a jetski I didn't know why he got the jetski. And yeah, and so it was just I was I'd gotten to the point where that walked out. I knew I was in trouble. Once I started saying the details about them passing the fish and chip shop the real estate agency. At that point, you'd really stop. And then I, you know, I'm also trying to work out how do I incorporate other characters. And so that's
Unknown Speaker 24:14
what I was wondering why Wendy walks out of Nando's, but then is graded by a hot dog
BIG MEDIA COMPANY 24:22
because they're at a shopping strip and like there's, you know, you've got a new hot dog grill that's just open, demonstrate and, of course, and so there's sort of putting the pressure they're putting the pressure on sort of the bigger establishments. Now this Did you consider
Unknown Speaker 24:37
other? Did you consider other hot dog restaurant names before you landed on the hot dog grill or was that?
BIG MEDIA COMPANY 24:45
It came it came pretty naturally to be honest.
Yeah. So Ryan, when you're writing a script, are you do you have say the constraints to this, we need five characters. are you setting out the characters? Or do you start with a couple? And then you're sort of throwing ones in there?
Unknown Speaker 25:10
Yeah, you're always you know, people say, people say that you want to like story comes from character. So people often say that it's important to establish your characters first. Because if you know, if you know what sort of person Samantha is, before you put her in the script, you're going to know exactly how Samantha is going to react. And you're going to know why she's going to react like that. So, yeah, the idea usually is from the, from what I know, it's like the characters kind of choose the direction of the story. Yes, so it's like you know, so if you so if you have written the five characters, then your, your story can kind of be almost decided by them. Because, like in any second, we think of Like friends, for example, the sitcom, it's like, you know how every single one of those characters are going to react to any certain situation, because there's so defined. And that sort of is how that helps you figure out what where a story could go. So one thought I did have, though, as ongoing, and this might be too hard, because it requires it might not, I'll just say, so what you could do is you could go the next so next Sunday, Episode Two is a continuation of this story.
Yeah, that's what I was thinking to. Yeah. wanting more is a great idea. Yeah.
Unknown Speaker 26:38
Yeah. So that and someone else writes it. So it's like, you know, who it like Tommy writes an X or whoever writes an x one. And you you can use all or none of those characters, but it has to be a continuation of that story in some way.
BIG MEDIA COMPANY 26:51
Well, the good news is like I could imagine even having guest appearances. So like Jason, our accountant from future advisory, we could get to Want to play?
Unknown Speaker 27:01
Really lady on that?
BIG MEDIA COMPANY 27:05
Like, I think that that could I mean, he's, uh, I think it would be quiet quite well. But then the question becomes someone's going to someone else is going to be playing Dale. And so if I'm in
Toni Lodge 27:21
big shoes to fill
Unknown Speaker 27:22
Unknown Speaker 27:25
That's almost well that I have to do the accent that's true because he's British. Now, like, I don't but that's part of the fun thing.
could could Simon and Samantha actually being a relationship? And so yeah, I like to bask or no, no who's the best who's the best?
BIG MEDIA COMPANY 27:44
Busker his name? busca
Okay, the bus His Name box and Simon. So what was he watching the busca? Yeah.
BIG MEDIA COMPANY 27:52
Unknown Speaker 27:53
Yes. So fast.
Unknown Speaker 27:56
Yeah, so who is Simon?
BIG MEDIA COMPANY 27:58
Simon. He's just a guy. was on the street that was sort of being able to provide a level of interest in the Seine and sort of, you know, he got the splurge line, which was one of the best out of the
Yeah. link between like the link of who he was just because he came up with a name, you'd think you'd have more to him, like the bus guy felt had a clear vision of who he was. Sure.
BIG MEDIA COMPANY 28:26
Well, the Batman was like a potential big print, wasn't it? You know?
Unknown Speaker 28:31
I want to know why. Like, if I if I was thinking about future episodes, there's already so many. So many things set up. Like there's so many things that you could like, if you're writing the next episode, you could take it down so many different parts.
BIG MEDIA COMPANY 28:45
It could all be the fish and chip shop.
Unknown Speaker 28:48
Yeah, you could also you could do a flashback episode. You could watch back when I was a child and had a jetski as a child, and then he crushed it. And he's dealing with this PTSD, you know, whatever. There's so many things I can add so many different characters, it'd be so much fun. Can we have
it that Dale actually was in an accident as a kid? He was born an Australian boy. And he had an accident when he was 14 and became an English spoken. Like, no, that's what I'm saying. I love I love that. Like he became Russell Brand, Russell Brand,
BIG MEDIA COMPANY 29:24
because I'm imagining it sort of in a bit of a country town as well. So I think I pictured that Yeah,
Unknown Speaker 29:32
yeah. And so I was picturing by the beach to be completely honest.
BIG MEDIA COMPANY 29:35
Oh, that's a really good maybe it's port Melbourne. How do we feel? Now? I reckon Eric is rosy, straight but a bit further up off the water.
Rose bad. Something like safety beach. Definitely down the coast.
Unknown Speaker 29:50
That'd be great. Yeah, but it also could be a completely fictional town. You know, man.
Unknown Speaker 29:59
Some ideas on And Brian stone.
BIG MEDIA COMPANY 30:03
Any final thoughts, guys? I mean, just this is very new to you. I don't even think you would have done sort of theatre in school. How does it I did
Unknown Speaker 30:11
it stronger all the time. I did a lot of course.
BIG MEDIA COMPANY 30:14
Yeah know how to code though. I know you wouldn't know it. We just you couldn't be more wrong.
Unknown Speaker 30:24
Yeah, I used to love drama. And then, um, I think mom talked me out of it to be honest, because I probably wasn't that or is it the jetski
Unknown Speaker 30:35
Yeah. I couldn't think of anything worse than getting up on stage.
BIG MEDIA COMPANY 30:39
Really won't because I think that there could be something, maybe screenplay Sunday, and the daily talk show could do a collab where we do. Episode 1000 we do the season finale with the Dale character and maybe Ryan, you could play Dale for the final lap.
Unknown Speaker 31:00
Yeah, but I don't have to wait till the final epic come
Unknown Speaker 31:06
back next week
Unknown Speaker 31:09
to find out what happens,
BIG MEDIA COMPANY 31:10
so I'm gonna get funnelled like the only thing is how does you know
Unknown Speaker 31:16
you know what I'm gonna say? That's why I reckon you got to get get get a final draft Arkin, this is a there's an app called Scrivener. I think that's free.
BIG MEDIA COMPANY 31:24
The Scrivener is paid as well
Unknown Speaker 31:26
as it used to be
BIG MEDIA COMPANY 31:27
Okay, I'll place this into something else.
Unknown Speaker 31:34
Okay, just liking to share the licence around or something.
Oh, yeah, we could do something like that. Can I just write and just do it in word and shoot it to you and you just input it? Because I'll spend half the time trying to perfect No,
BIG MEDIA COMPANY 31:46
it's really easy. Like, what that's what's beautiful about that, like, it gets very quick.
Unknown Speaker 31:51
I can do that only true though. It is a it is a bit of a restriction to some people that they'll have to figure out how to use the app and write the script. I think
BIG MEDIA COMPANY 32:00
there's a Google Doc plugin, like a Chrome plugin or something. I'm sure that we could use it. Let's take take that offline. I think yeah, we had an intern. And I'm feeling good about it. Oh, anything else? You've said screenplay Sunday's a couple of times, which pains me it's screenplay. sunday.com is the address we talk about a lot.
But it's also there's no such thing as I mean, Sunday's will be the collective This is screen by Sunday on the day that we're doing it. So I stand by screen by Sunday.
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Well, the other thing we talked about Josh,
oh, sorry, Jay Baker. That God I think we're gonna say the same thing.
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Well, I'll be surprised.
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I'm currently shitting myself.
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No, I was gonna suggest because Josh, we we talked about Putin doing it sort of a Trump festy thing as well where there has to be Be an item included each week there's a new item that this that the writer has to include somewhere. So if this week it was a hot dog, for example, then it would have you would have put the hot dog in like next next way it could be like a hammer, or whatever. Right and
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then write the next one.
All right. Aaron Sorkin
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Yeah. Right. But yes, I like that idea. Now that we know that you're heavily involved in the industry, either alumni Yeah, secret boss. I think that'd be great.
And so does the guests. Who have we've got on next week.
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I can it doesn't have to be an item. Can it be a dress on
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my dress that's very specific. There's something in a sound effect. I do like the idea of giving JB the responsibility of like, because you've got a soundboard there, Jay you could have one sound effect that is chosen before the day. You have to pick the right time to play. That one's just action value.
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All right. Well, that's screenplay Sunday. Thank you for joining us. If you would like to find out more, you can go to the Instagram account. It is screenplay Sunday. You can also send us an email. Hi, at screenplay sunday.com. Thank you to all of the guests for today. Thank you, Tony. Thanks, Tommy. Thanks, Jess. Thanks, JB. And thank you, Ryan. Without you guys. I think I could do it on my own, but I think it's good to having everyone involved.
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And so I've been I've been a huge fan of the podcast for a while so it's really nice to
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see you next week for screenplay Sunday. Have a good one, guys.