A writing challenge... / by Jason Nunes

...to my writer and actor friends out there. I shot this video while riding the Staten Island Ferry on Wednesday on the way to my shoot:

Untitled from Jason Nunes on Vimeo.

What do you think these 2 people are saying? To me this is a 30 second story. Drama? Comedy? That's up to you. Send, or post your scripts (or VO tracks) to the comments and I will cast, record the VO, edit the final piece, and post my favorite here.

Here's a sample script to get you started:

SHE ...ever clean these windows? I guess you get what you pay for--

HE Shhhh.

SHE Shushing me? Over the window comment? I know the ferry is free. I don't think it's too ungrateful to--

HE (whispering) SHHH! Ixnay, on the alkingtay...

SHE (whispering) Why are we whispering?

HE Don't look now, but we're being filmed.

SHE Huh? Where?

HE DON'T turn around. He's right behind us. Big. Bald. Suspect.

SHE Wait. What? A suspect in a crime or something? How do you know?

HE (exasperated) No. He looks suspect. You know? Dubious?

SHE Dubie-what? Suspicious?

HE Yeah. Suspicious.

SHE Why didn't you just say that?

Annnnd... you get the idea. What do you think? Fun little exercise?  What story can you tell? In 30 seconds? Between a man and a woman? On the Staten Island Ferry?