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Picnic Area 11


RUSS: Morning.
JAMES: Hey. RUSS: What’s up? You got work tonight?
JAMES: Uh, yah. I think so. But not till later. How about you? I noticed you got in pretty
late again last night. You still working on that big meeting?
RUSS: it’s a business proposal man, and yeah, I have been working on it for weeks. But…It’s
finally going to be all over with today. 9am man. 9am proposal and then….well, depending
on how it goes…we’ll see. All this work…but, this is determining my future in the company
and hell, maybe the next twenty years of my life.
JAMES: Wow, good luck dude. Beers tonight? RUSS: HELL YES! Hopefully we’ll be celebrating,
but either way, I’m finally going to be able to relax…so yes, plan on it, we are definitely
grabbing beers tonight! [they clink their mugs]
JAMES: Great! Oh, we should check out Pistols, I heard they have a hot happy hour, Peter
said we should check them out. Oh my god! Peter, that reminds me, I had the strangest
dream last night! RUSS: Uh, I have to get ready for work, um,
I don’t have a lot of time, so… JAMES: No, no, no, it’s not that long of a
dream, but you HAVE to hear what happens. So much crazy stuff happened in it. Oh, You
were in it! RUSS: I don’t know James. You know I don’t
really like hearing about dreams. I mean, they never make sense unless I actually HAD
them. JAMES: Yeah, I know, but this one was just
like a movie, yah, no honestly man you have to hear what happens. So much crazy stuff!
Crazy because your ex Danielle was in it! Honestly man, just like a movie!! That’s how
it started actually yea, you know, now I remember, you and Danielle were at a party, I think
it was some kind of masquerade party because y’all were like wearing masks. Yah, yah. Oh
and Peter was there. But Danielle was wearing a football helmet. Well, I’m not sure why?
Well anyway, I arrived at the party, and then I have to step over all these slimy, weird
corpses to get to you. And they were steaming, but it wasn’t cold so-
RUSS: Steaming Corpses? What the hell man? I’m trying to eat!
JAMES: Sorry. So anyway, I finally get to you-
RUSS: Uh, I’m sorry, how long is this dream man? Like I said, I need to get going, I need
to get ready for work. JAMES: No, no. It’s not long at all, but honestly
man, you have to hear what happens because I was blown away! So I finally get to you
from across all the corpses, and then I realize that the party is in our old apartment. Yah,
remember the one on Morrison Street? Yah, yah well but I mean but obviously this place
was much bigger because it looked like a mansion, yah, and there were tons of people…
[PHONE MAKES A CHIME] JAMES: Well and, all the corpses on the floor.
And then there were also all these red flags…But somehow I just knew it was that old apartment…
RUSS: SHIT! I, I, I got to go! JAMES: Wait, I’m almost done…honestly man,
you have got to hear this! JAMES: I didn’t really understand why, but
the Chinese woman that looked like my old boss at the brewery said that we couldn’t
eat in the area we were in. That we had to eat in picnic area 11 with everyone else.
even though I, I had section 4. And you were still wearing that weird sequined coat, I
mean, I don’t know why…but somethings telling me, you liked it…
JAMES: So Peter is now bleeding, and you’re out because of that thing… and Danielle
can’t even help him. I mean, I’m not even sure if she really wanted to help him, you
know how sometimes you can just tell that someone isn’t really passionate about what
they are doing. It’s one of those things. Well, so Danielle goes flying down the stairs
to get to that wax figure…. JAMES: Weird, I know! But we had to kiss in
order to save the kids in the mousetrap. I mean, don’t think this is weird, but I didn’t
mind it, you know, in the dream, to save the kids….it was totally worth it!
JAMES: So there were all these stairs. And Beth says, “NO WAY”, she won’t take the monkey.
But she was with my Dad, and even though she looks and talks like Beth, I really think,
she’s Erin from Vegas. Yah! RUSS: Really?
JAMES: Sorry. She gave you crabs or something, right? Well anyway, you know how it is? Someone
seems different then they really are, happens to me all the time in my dreams, but I know
what’s really going on… JAMES: This is the best part, no it’s almost
to the the end it’s almost done, it’s almost to the end, but you have to hear-
RUSS: James finish the story! I have to go!! I’m going to be late!
JAMES: OK, OK, well, we’re back at the mansion. Um, and I don’t know how we got there, but
well, the Monkey is there and uh it smells like cinnamon, so, now I’m thinking, um, well,
the monkey is there…. RUSS: Uh-huh….
JAMES: And I’m worried, but I don’t know why, so-
RUSS: Just tell me the end! JAMES: OK.
RUSS: Tell me what happened! JAMES: OK! Uh, well after the mansion, uh.
God, this is so weird. RUSS: What?
JAMES: Well, with all your chaos this morning, I forgot the end! But if I remember I’m gonna
give you a call at work. Have a good meeting. RUSS: AHHHHHHH…
[Russ breathes heavily] DANIELLE: Hey baby. You OK? You have a bad
dream? RUSS: Something like that…
DANIELLE: Well, it’s over now. There must be something in the air, oh, because I had
the strangest dream last night! [End Credit Music Starts]

56 Comments

  • Jeanette LaRue

    Please tell me the story will continue! I have to know what happened! Great job all the way around…and where did you find milk in a glass bottle….way cool!

  • Paul Howard

    My short Picnic Area 11, is now over 300 views, and it's been just over 24 hours since it's premiere!  So cool!

    If you haven't check it out yet, see it here:
    http://youtu.be/iJFv1zfffiY

  • JOSEPH DE CROSS

    Not too bad Paul. I suggest to switch the chick with the obnoxious male friend. That would be a great ending. Well, just a suggestion, ya know? The dialogues are right on, but I was waiting for the climax. Great Job!

  • TJ H Art Studio

    Don't you hate it when they forget the ending or screw it up? I expected the woman turn into the guy and bolts up from that nightmare too. Great job though.

  • Paul Howard

    Time to do another radio show to promote Picnic Area 11 then off to the movies for a little TREKING!!

    http://youtu.be/iJFv1zfffiY

  • NormaJeanComedy

    Paul, you're so hot in those boxers, I forgot to watch the film. Sorry. Seriously, the part where you yell at him at the door made me spit out my coffee…so funny! LOL Bravo, my friend, you done a good'un here!

  • Paul Howard

    HOLY CRAP!  My short, Picnic Area 11 now has over 900 views on youtube!! Amazing!!  Truly Amazing!
    Let's get Picnic Area 11 to over a 1000 views this holiday weekend!!  I think we can do it, easy!
    Thanks to everyone for the support!!

    http://youtu.be/iJFv1zfffiY

  • Paul Howard

    We are so close to a 1000 views on youtube!! I honestly think that with your help, Picnic Area 11 can hit over a 1000 views on youtube… TODAY!!

    Please take a few minutes out of your Monday Holiday and check it out: http://youtu.be/iJFv1zfffiY

  • holy fool

    ha!, pretty funny. the shot when the gay roommate is on the toilet yapping away and paul is showering: well done.
    – i dig the house and the hot babe at the end.

  • Paul Howard

    My film, Picnic Area 11 now has over 1300 views!!! Very cool!
    If you haven't yet, please take 6.5 minutes to view it! Let me know what you think!
    And don't forget to enter the Picnic Area 11 contest, happening now till June 11! More info at the fanpage!

    http://youtu.be/iJFv1zfffiY

  • Michael McCoy

    Very good… The writing puts me in mind of a Jarmusch kind of thing…with the camera work being better constructed…The pace was great…keen insight in the imagery…

  • Paul Howard

    OK, Picnic Area 11 now has 1551 views on You Tube….but since I have a fair amount of friends and followers here on Google + I KNOW not all of you have seen it yet….so…
    Please take 6.5 minutes to check out the hard work done by my amazing team and if you like it, PLEASE share it and pass it along!! Thanks!

    http://youtu.be/iJFv1zfffiY

  • Paul Howard

    WOW! My film, Picnic Area 11 has over 1700 views!!
    And today, June 11th, we are asking that people PLEASE share the link to Picnic Area 11 with their various networks! Post to your walls, share, update, like!
    Thanks in advance for sharing!!

    HERE'S THE LINK TO THE FILM:
    http://youtu.be/iJFv1zfffiY

  • Paul Howard

    A big THANK YOU to everyone supporting Picnic Area 11 on it's ONE MONTH ANNIVERSARY!! By showing your support, and posting the link to your wall, you have really amazed me and truly made my day!! I appreciate you all, and humbly THANK YOU for your support!

    Please join them, and help celebrate this JUNE 11, Picnic Style, by watching & posting Picnic Area 11 too!! THANKS IN ADVANCE!

    Picnic Area 11 on YouTube: http://youtu.be/iJFv1zfffiY

  • Paul Howard

    WOW! I had an AMAZING, SPECTACULAR, PHENOMENAL Birthday this year!
    THANK YOU to everyone here that took the time to wish me a Happy Day! I really appreciate it.
    EXTRA SPECIAL THANK YOUS to everyone that took the time to support me too by watching Picnic Area 11 and liking my various fanpages!
    YOU ALL ROCK! I am so appreciative!

    http://youtu.be/iJFv1zfffiY

  • Paul Howard

    Help my film, Picnic Area 11 reach 3000 views by July 11th!!
    We're less then 400 views away to reaching our goal….
    Please watch, like, and SHARE! Thanks for your support!!

    http://youtu.be/iJFv1zfffiY

  • Paul Howard

    Exciting stuff!!  Picnic Area 11 has less then 300 views left to hit the goal of 3000 total views!!  
    And less then a week (6 days) to reach that goal ( which is plenty of time!)
    Also, in less then a week, the announcement of the winners of the Picnic Area 11 Prepare to Play & Picnic Contest!!  LIKE the fanpage, and watch Picnic Area 11 on YouTube!!

    Movie: http://youtu.be/iJFv1zfffiY
    Fanpage here: https://www.facebook.com/PicnicArea11

  • Paul Howard

    Just over 200 views to reach our goal of 3000 views by Thursday, July 11.
     Picnic Area 11 is so close!  Please like, share, and spread the word!!

    http://youtu.be/iJFv1zfffiY

  • Paul Howard

    Been awhile… so I thought I'd bring up Picnic Area 11 again.
    It's at almost 4000 views now!  If you haven't yet, check it out now, or, if you have, check it out again!  
    AND, stay tuned for the premieres of my next two films, Everything As Is and Everything Twas….soon!
    Thanks for your support!!

  • Paul Howard

    SUCCESS!!!  
    IT'S OFFICIAL (and pretty frickin awesome)!!

    My film, Picnic Area 11 has over 4000 views on YouTube!!  So. Awesome!  Truly….
    Thank you to everyone who supports me and supports my work!!

    See Picnic Area 11:
    http://youtu.be/iJFv1zfffiY

  • Paul Howard

    So you have to wait just one more day to see Everything As Is (it comes out Saturday), BUT, you don't have to wait even one more second to see my film, Picnic Area 11 (released in May)!  Check it out now, before my next film comes out.  There are a few surprises in the new film that you JUST MIGHT benefit from more by checking out Picnic Area 11 first!!  ENJOY & BE SURE TO SEE EVERYTHING AS IS TOMORROW!

  • Paul Howard

    Apparently I should go out for beers more often with actor/model Brett Richards.  
    I have my next self produced/written project!!  Something really fun and in a similar vein as Picnic Area 11!  Stay tuned….

    To See Picnic Area 11:

  • Rick Jey

    Heh, a great piece of work and directing.  Content was so typical of a normal day in the life of many. I enjoyed the concept and humor. Rick Jey

  • Paul Howard

    My short film, Picnic Area is closing in on the 5000 views mark!  Not bad….not bad at all.  It's cool to think that people are actually viewing your work and hopefully enjoying it!
    If you haven't seen it yet, or if it's been awhile… check it out at the link below!  Don't forget to give it a thumbs up too!

  • Paul Howard

    Picnic Area 11 is so close to hitting the 5000 views mark on YouTube!!  We're so proud and excited!!
    We are currently at 4677!!  Can we make 5000 by the end of the week?  Please support us by checking out our film (for the first time or again) and by liking and sharing it!
    Thank You from the entire team and thank you for supporting indy film-making!

  • Paul Howard

    Picnic Area 11 is closing in on 5000 views on YouTube!
    Super cool… like a dream… 😉
    If you haven't yet, like the fanpage (https://www.facebook.com/PicnicArea11), and watch the film, by clicking below!
    THANKS FOR SUPPORTING ME IN MAKING FILMS!!

  • Paul Howard

    My short comedy film, Picnic Area 11 is super close to hitting another cool milestone…. 5000 views!!!

    Please help my film hit another milestone by watching and sharing our comedy short!!
    And don't forget to LIKE our facebook fanpage!!

  • Paul Howard

    WE DID IT!!
    I'm super pleased to share that my comedy short film, Picnic Area 11 has officially hit a VERY COOL milestone…. We are officially over 5000 views on YouTube!!!

    For me, a large reason I create content is so that people SEE it and enjoy it! (That's kind of the point right?) So….Thanks for watching!! Thanks to the entire cast and crew and everyone supporting our film and independent film making!!

    Please help us "push beyond" our milestone by continuing to watch and share our comedy short now!!
    **And don't forget to LIKE our facebook fanpage!!!

  • Peter Brooks

    These clips totally draw me in!!!!!!!!!! Are you making a show over time with small episodes every week? Let me know what your going for? Loving it so far! 🙂 Awesome content though!!!!! Great acting and awesome beard! 🙂

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