Idyll Isles (Sample)        By Justin O’Hanley
INT. ALEX’S OFFICE - DAYThe door to the office bursts open, John is in the doorway.Alex doesn’t even glance away from the ...
2.                    JOHN          Look. I know you think-Alex leaps to his feet.                    ALEX          You kn...
3.                    MISS MIMINEGASH          Love it? You’re the reason I get          out of bed every-                ...
4.A crowd has formed.                       ALEX             They’re ready! Ok gang, to those             who say we’ve be...
5.                      ALEX          Alberton.                    JOHN          Mr. Albert-He stops suddenly. Marcus bris...
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John Elmsdale's life would have been just fine, if not for the mysterious, demonic man in black robes that is starting to spread despair in his pastoral island community. Forming a team that includes his totally platonic best friend and a shady corporate executive, John sets out to track and battle the evil supernatural forces that threaten to consume the entire island.

This is one scene of a spec screenplay, full script available upon request.

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  1. 1. Idyll Isles (Sample) By Justin O’Hanley
  2. 2. INT. ALEX’S OFFICE - DAYThe door to the office bursts open, John is in the doorway.Alex doesn’t even glance away from the Magic Eye Puzzle onhis computer screen. ALEX No I insist, come in.John slowly crosses the room to the desk. JOHN It was you. You paid Vinnie to dress up like a demon, then had him attack me last night to see if I’d reveal any hidden abilities. ALEX I did. JOHN Don’t deny- ok. ALEX I know, rather a startlingly reprehensible and drastic action. Vile, even. I hope it demonstrates just how committed I am to making you realize your potential. JOHN Why can’t you talk to me without looking at a picture of a pirate ship?Startled, Alex ends his staring contest with the computer. ALEX You got that this is a pirate ship just from one look? We DEFINITELY need you around here. JOHN Mr. Boyle.Alex swivels in his chair to face him. ALEX Sorry John. You have my undivided attention.
  3. 3. 2. JOHN Look. I know you think-Alex leaps to his feet. ALEX You know John, you’re right. It was wrong to coerce a man into attacking you in exchange for a middle management position and unlimited hair care products. Why don’t I abandon my Machiavellian ways and just give you a proper orientation? JOHN Just let me- ALEX Right this way!Alex places his arm around John’s shoulder and forciblysteers him into the...INT. OUTER OFFICE - CONTINUOUSAlex leads an unwilling John over to Marcus. ALEX We take great pains to create a relaxing atmosphere around here. Wouldn’t you agree, Marcus? MARCUS (stilted) Inrim presents a number of invaluable opportunities for clientele and employees alike... ALEX Marcus, stop. I told you to say that with more spontaneity, we worked on it all morning.He turns to Miss Miminegash, bent over at a filing cabinet. ALEX Miss Minimegash! You love working for me, don’t you?
  4. 4. 3. MISS MIMINEGASH Love it? You’re the reason I get out of bed every- ALEX And you Craig? Do you like it here?CRAIG, a nearby employee, gazes at Miss Miminegash’s tush. CRAIG Oh GOD yes. JOHN Mr. Boyle, I really do have something to say. ALEX Don’t interrupt me, John.INT. LOBBY - DAYAlex leads John out into the crowded Inrim lobby. ALEX I didn’t construct an industrial complex in the middle of your island willy-nilly. You’ll find there’s a method to my madness. JOHN Actually, I won’t, because- ALEX You still have some concerns about working here, John? Your soon to be co-workers felt the same way, but now they have this to say.He sees that everyone in the lobby is milling about. ALEX I just have to organize them first.Marcus and Miss Miminegash head to either end of the lobbyand start to organize employees into groups. JOHN Look. This whole legend? I’m still getting my head around it. And if you’re resorting to desperate measures because you really are scared, then ok, I get that.
  5. 5. 4.A crowd has formed. ALEX They’re ready! Ok gang, to those who say we’ve become corporate shills, what do we tell them? EMPLOYEES "It’s more fun to be a sell-out!" ALEX Ooh yes. Again!Miss Miminegash enthusiastically leads her group’s chant.Marcus, considerably less so. EMPLOYEES "It’s more fun to be a sell-out. It’s more fun to be a sell out." ALEX It’s a truth I can’t deny!He is handed a book. ALEX Here’s the Orientation handbook! When can you start?He tosses the book to John, who makes no move to catch it.It flies past him and lands noisily on the floor. JOHN Alex. I’ve been trying to tell you, I can be reasonable. I may have been willing to hear you out. But that was before you scared and threatened someone I care about.He glares. JOHN So I’ll never be your employee. You got that?He starts to head towards the exit, pointing at Marcus. JOHN Make sure he takes me off the call sheet, Mr... Uh...
  6. 6. 5. ALEX Alberton. JOHN Mr. Albert-He stops suddenly. Marcus bristles. JOHN Mr... Mr. Marcus Alberton, is it? That’s your name?Marcus looks inscrutable. Alex looks sheepish.Slowly, John begins to walk back towards him. JOHN All right. What exactly is going-TZZ. A tazor is suddenly pressed to his neck.John goes limp and falls unconscious into the arms of asecurity guard. ALEX Provoked! There was provocation. He was attacking. You all saw it.He looks around to make sure the employees are mollified. ALEX Nice one, Roy. Please, take him to the involuntary waiting room.Roy picks up John and carries him off. Alex smiles at hisemployees, vaguely sinister. ALEX Get back to work.

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