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IN THE THUMBNAIL FOR THE VIDEO BELOW, DAKOTA IS ON THE LEFT AND ELIAS IS ON THE RIGHT.

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EXT - HIGH SCHOOL QUAD - DAY

DAKOTA and ELIAS walk over to a rectangular picnic table where MARCO, ROBERTO, COREY, and KENNY and two other teammates are sitting.

KENNY
Damn, it makes my day when they serve up this circle pizza.

COREY
You good? I can barely finish this.
Fake ass pepperoni.

DAKOTA
Why you eatin’ it then?

COREY
You know I’m cheap as hell.

ELIAS
Can’t argue with that.

MARCO
Man, we work too hard at practice to be feeding our body these crappy lunches. Gotta get this A+ chicken sandwich.

ELIAS
Can’t afford those food carts everyday, man.

DAKOTA
It’s not that bad. I think it’s worth it.

COREY
Like, would you rather pay four bucks just to eat something slightly better than the free lunch?

DAKOTA
Slightly?! Your taste palette is non-existent.
That’s slightly better than prison food… maybe.  

KENNY
Anybody else notice the sky just got hella dark.

COREY
I’m just gonna throw this pizza out. I can’t.

ELIAS
I might just sprint down to Jimmy’s real quick and get a bagel.

It slowly starts to drizzle but quickly turns into pouring rain. They all run under the awning and it gets packed with everyone out on the Quad all scrunched together under the covered area. KENNY is on the edge of the barrier, taking his final bites of the pizza.

ELIAS
Hopefully practice gets cancelled today.

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EXT - TRAIN TRACKS - DUSK

DAKOTA and ELIAS walk alongside train tracks on the way home from school as it continues to drizzle.

DAKOTA
You bought tickets to that Tame Impala show on the 30th yet?

ELIAS
Yeah. I almost didn’t, but I couldn’t miss Currents live.

DAKOTA
(laughs) Nice. That venue’s pretty chill, too.

DAKOTA
Yeah, I had some money after I sold those Jordan’s I never wear.

DAKOTA
Word.

They continue walking in silence for a moment.

ELIAS
Bro, I think days should be like at least 30 hours long.

We don’t get enough time to do things outside of school.

DAKOTA
Yeah 30 wouldn’t be bad. I’d even be cool with like 27.

ELIAS
That wouldn’t be bad at all.

DAKOTA
Damn, COACH really made us practice in the rain again.

ELIAS
Man you know unless it was a thunderstorm he wouldn’t stop.
And even then, only ‘cause he wouldn’t wanna get sued.

DAKOTA
True story.

ELIAS
You saw KENNY’s cleats after he fell in the mud pit though?

DAKOTA
Oh man. Those are probably going in the trash…

ELIAS
Word. Speaking of trash…

You tryna go see that new Fast and Furious movie soon?

DAKOTA
(laughs) Nah, you know I only like French New Wave films.

ELIAS
Bro, the only movies I've ever seen you watch are the Transformers.

DAKOTA
Aye, the ones with Shia and Megan Fox are fire.

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EXT - BASEBALL FIELD - DAY

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EXT - OUTFIELD - DAY

ELIAS is sitting in center field, changing into his chancletas. His iPhone and water bottle are also sitting in-between his legs. As he switches, DAKOTA walks over to him.

DAKOTA
Dude, look at this. MARCO just showed me.

DAKOTA reaches down to hand him the phone. It shows a YouTube clip of SANDERSON, the star athlete of their rivals East Palo Alto. He's standing with one of his teammates, LEONARD, on another baseball field after a game they've just finished. A local news reporter is also next to him, and she asks him a question.

REPORTER
Hey SANDERSON, congrats on the 5-2 win against Sacred Heart. I know we’re only into a few games into the season, but how are you feeling about the big rivalry game in a few weeks against Carlmont?

SANDERSON
I mean you see we just handled Sacred Heart, last year’s champions. Dealing with a team led by those rookies DAKOTA and ELIAS… shouldn’t be a problem.

ELIAS and DAKOTA look at each other and start cracking up.

DAKOTA
What is he, a sophomore? Callin us rookies..

ELIAS
I’m finna hit him up on Twitter right now and make this game a little more interesting.

DAKOTA
Word? Don’t forget his handle.

ELIAS
I can only imagine what it is...

DAKOTA
@therealSanderson

ELIAS
(laughs) Of course. What a tool.

DAKOTA
So what’s the bet gonna be?

ELIAS
Losers team has to jump into Lake Topango.

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EXT - PARK - NIGHT

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INT - TAQUERIA - NIGHT

DAKOTA orders some tacos while ELIAS gets a quesadilla. They sit down and wait for their order.

ELIAS
Feels so good to get out of those uniforms every day, man.
I mean, not always “uniforms” (makes an air quote gesture). But even the practice clothes feel like they’re own sort of uniform, you know?

DAKOTA
Yeah. I mean I don’t mind the gear too much. But it does always feel great to get out of them and take a shower and put on new shit.
Well, not “new” (makes air quote gesture) but “fresh.” (laughs)

ELIAS grabs a piece of DAKOTA’s shirt as he starts to comment.

ELIAS
I don’t know if I’d say it was “fresh” (he lets go of the shirt and makes one final air quotes gesture), but word.

They both laugh.

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EXT - MARCO’S POOL - NIGHT

KENNY, MARCO, ROBERTO, COREY, and a few other players are about to attempt a seven man pool dunk. There are several other friends of the team hanging out: JUNIOR, REMI, and MARIA.

MARCO starts with the basketball on the opposite end of the basket. He jumps in the pool, and in mid-air passes the ball to ROBERTO, who catches the ball and does a 360 spin while jumping in the pool. At the same time, he passes it to KENNY - who dives for the ball inside the pool and isn’t able to catch it. DAKOTA and ELIAS walk in as they see KENNY dive for the ball and fail.

MARCO
Ah you fucked it up again.

DAKOTA
Yeah that was a terrible dive man.

COREY
Ayeee look who’s here, the royal couple.

DAKOTA
Ayeee look it’s the benchwarmer.

COREY
Why you coming at me foul, bruh?

DAKOTA
Nah but forreal, let me get KENNY’S part.
I think I can do that on the first try.

Some of the friends hanging out chip in on the conversation.

JUNIOR
Why are y’all even doing this. End up injured before the big game. The school would not let you live that down…

MARIA
Even COACH alone would never let you hear the end of it.

REM
Doesn’t matter if you’re on a team or not, this shit is dumb.
Crack your head open just for a few Vine loops.

KENNY
A few hundred thousand Vine loops.

ROBERTO
A FEW HUNDRED MILLION VINE LOOPS!!!!

COREY
That’s not even possible, man.

DAKOTA
Look, we’re not gonna get injured. This is over water, we’ll be aight. Y’all tryna do this or what?

They get ready in their positions to do it again. ELIAS sits down with KENNY on the side with the others.

KENNY
Everything I do, I gotta think “How does this affect baseball” -
it’s annoying man.

ELIAS
Bro. It’s ridiculous. All my life, especially the past few years.
I couldn’t even hit up a concert the other night because even though we didn’t have a game I was just so dead from practice all week and games last weekend that I couldn’t do it.

KENNY
Happens all the time. I just feel dead.

The boys try out the dunk but fail on the first try. They get ready to attempt it again.

MARIA
You guys did Ms. Ramano’s essay yet?

KENNY
Yeah, did it last night.

MARIA
Really? She just assigned it yesterday…

ELIAS
We’re actually lowkey some of the best students in school.

MARIA
Yeah, right. (laughs)

KENNY
Nah, seriously. COACH won’t let us play with anything less than a B.

ELIAS
In every class. We gotta stay on top of it.
But damn bro, that paper isn't due until Monday.

KENNY
I know, I just like my weekends to be free you know.
Sunday is my Netflix day after practice and games all week.

The boys doing the dunk start to try again but REMI yells out that the phone froze and wasn’t recording.

ELIAS
Bro, I don’t even have time for Netflix that much. I wish. Sunday is usually just with my fam and they like to be out the house.

MARIA
You guys see that email poll for the senior hoodie designs yet?
It’s like they got a fourth grader to design them.

ELIAS
(laughs) Word? Nah, not yet.

MARIA
They’re not final, it’s just mockups, but they need someone to --

All of a sudden the boys try the pool dunk again. MARCO passes it mid air to ROBERTO, who does his spin while jumping but the ball slips out of his hands as he falls into the water.

DAKOTA
Alright one more time, we got this.

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EXT - HIGH SCHOOL - DAY

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EXT - BASEBALL FIELD - AFTERNOON

The team is stretching on the field before they begin workouts. ELIAS is sitting on the grass in his usual spot, in center field, stretching his legs. COREY and DAKOTA are sitting to his right doing the same stretch. After a few minutes of stretching they get up and begin their conditioning workouts. ELIAS, DAKOTA, COREY, MARCO and ROBERTO stand next to each other in a line and begin to do suicides. After about seven repetitions, ELIAS starts to fall behind the group. He then stops after he finishes the lap, and catches his breath and looks around at everyone working out while wiping the sweat off of his forehead with his T- shirt. After about 30 seconds, when the group gets back to the line as they begin another lap, ELIAS joins back in, but does it at a much slower pace than his group. DAKOTA looks back and sees ELIAS behind speed, so he stops and starts to jog backwards. ELIAS looks at him and shakes his head with a smirk, and then starts to run faster than everyone.

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INT - ELIAS’ LIVING ROOM - NIGHT

ELIAS walks in the door of his house after the team has driven over to East Palo Alto to taunt the other team before their big matchup soon in a couple games. He plops his bag of gear on the floor and collapses on the couch. He shuts his eyes for a few minutes and then turns on the TV. His sister, JEANETTE, and her friend, MICAELA, come down the stairs after a moment.

JEANETTE
How was practice?

ELIAS looks back and shrugs.

ELIAS
It was fine. The usual.

MICAELEA
You're just getting back now?

ELIAS
Yeah. We stayed a little extra.

JEANETTE
You got an away game tomorrow, right?

ELIAS
Yeah, Santa Cruz.

MICAELA
(looking down at phone) LEZ said she’ll meet us there.

JEANETTE
Alright we’re gonna dip to St. James. You probably gonna be knocked out by when I come back so I’ll see you tomorrow night after the game.

ELIAS
Alright. Save me a few onion rings if you guys get.

JEANETTE
Probably not but ok. Mom and Dad went to that spot on Camino.

The door shuts from JEANETTE and MICAELA leaving. ELIAS goes and checks the fridge for leftovers. His phone gets a notification from the team’s group iMessage. He opens it up and sees a meme of the crying Jordan face photoshopped over SANDERSON’s face. ELIAS shoots a “lmaooo” back. He’s about to put his phone down when he sees DAKOTA chip in with a comment. “First SC, then EPA 🙏” he says.

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EXT - ELIAS’ ROOM - MORNING

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INT - COACH’S OFFICE, LOCKER ROOM - DAY

COACH is sitting at his desk, sipping coffee. The door is open. ELIAS knocks before entering.

COACH
ELIAS! Damn you look tired. I keep telling you guys to get your sleep. I know you need to stay up to watch Pretty Little Liars but you gotta turn the lights off after that and get some shut eye.

ELIAS
I knew I shouldn’t have tweeted about that…

COACH
But no, then you have to go online and go on forums and argue about what just happened in the show.

ELIAS
Alright, alright.  

COACH starts to get up and take a few steps over to a whiteboard on the side of his desk.

COACH
On a more serious note… I got some ideas after practice yesterday. Wanted to run them by you.

COACH looks at the board and starts to draw as he talks.

COACH
So I was thinking for today’s game that we move KRIS from left to third and then bring in MARCO from right to catcher. And then --

ELIAS
And then COREY to shortstop…

COACH
Huh? Where would you go?

ELIAS
Home.

COACH
Home plate? I didn’t know you wanted to catch.
OK sure why not, I’ll move MARCO to second instead and GARY to --

ELIAS
No. I mean like.. 4520 Oakhill Drive.

COACH looks down and his voice starts to trail off as he finishes what he was saying.

COACH
-- right field. And we have the shift on against WILLIAMS..

COACH puts the cap back on the marker slowly and goes back to his chair, which is turned the opposite direction of ELIAS from when he got up. He sits down, sitting with his back to him for a moment. They’re silent.

COACH
Can’t say I even saw the first two strikes.

ELIAS
It’s nothing on you. I’m pretty good at hiding things, I guess.

COACH swivels back around in his chair to face ELIAS. He opens his mouth like he’s about to say something and then stops.

ELIAS
My bad that this is a surprise.
Just… can’t do it anymore.

COACH
But.. senior year? It’s two more months, kid.

ELIAS
You know, adults always tell you that high school is to be this magical time of your life and to fully enjoy it but then they also tell you - no offense - things like “sticking it out two more months.”

COACH
Adults give some good advice and some not so good advice, but one thing that’s undeniable is that everything has its ups and downs - even the stuff you love the most.

ELIAS
But then people push it too far and fall out of love. Which has already kinda happened with me. I don’t wanna completely lose my love for baseball. Everyone’s always too scared of losing what they know and seeing what else there is. I’m done waiting.

COACH
Hmm… damn.
I mean, I thought you guys were riled up for the EPA game at least.

ELIAS
It would’ve been cool to play and crush them..
But I really don’t care anymore.

COACH
You know, that’s a selfish attitude.

ELIAS
(laughs) I’ve only been staying on the team for the past year for my teammates. They’ve been my family. But sometimes you have to be “selfish” and do what’s right for you. And that’s what I’m doing.

ELIAS walks out and closes the door behind him.

He walks over to the baseball lockers and looks back at COACH’s door one time. He reaches into his locker and takes all his things and stuffs it in his backpack.

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EXT - KAREN'S CAFE - MORNING

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EXT - FRONT OF HIGH SCHOOL - MORNING

DAKOTA is sitting in the back of the bus by the window. He’s on his phone choosing music for the ride to the game at the other school. He goes through a few different playlists but before he can decide on a song, the bus starts moving. DAKOTA is startled. He looks around confused. He puts his headphones around his neck and walks towards the front of the bus. He looks at the seats as he goes. ELIAS is known to have K.O’d early on the bus a few times, so maybe he had just picked a random seat and fell asleep. But there’s no sign of him. DAKOTA reaches the front, where COACH is sitting.

DAKOTA
Uhh, COACH..

COACH
Yeah I know, just go sit down.

DAKOTA
🤔

He looks around one last time as he walks back to his seat. DAKOTA sits down and pulls out his iPhone and checks the time. He puts his headphones on and looks through his limited offline music selection. He settles on Death Grips. He then opens up iMessage and sees that ELIAS never replied to his last text half an hour ago. “broski want me to scoop you some sunflower seeds for the game?” Too stubborn to send another text after being ignored, he closes the app.

Knowing they have a somewhat long drive to the opposing team’s school for the game, DAKOTA opens up his Snapchat and sees a Featured Story. “Kylie prepares to drop her R&B album before her North American tour.” DAKOTA shakes his head. He sees ELIAS updated his Story ten minutes ago. He opens the snap. The first one is a selfie in the car with the text reading “Coffee coffee coffee coffee” against a thin black bar. The next one is a video of him at Karen’s Cafe, which starts out on the line he’s waiting on and then quickly and comically zooms in on the donuts in the back behind the counter. The third one shows ELIAS from a first-person perspective get out of his car and starts walking. At the end of the clip, he pans up the camera and reveals a movie theater. The final one shows a poster of American Honey.

DAKOTA finishes watching the Story, confused. He opens up iMessage again and decides to hit up ELIAS now. He types out “wait you got a third strike on the dress code?” and is about to press send when he realizes that ELIAS is in the movie so probably won’t respond. He deletes the words, turns off his phone, and looks out the window.

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EXT - SANTA CRUZ HIGH SCHOOL - DAY

The bleachers are packed with students and parents from the home team. Hardly anyone from Carlmont has made the hour trek down state from their turf up north. The home team runs in the field to start warmups and the crowd goes wild.

DAKOTA finishes stretching and heads into the dugout as the game is about to start. He takes some Big League Chew out of his bag and then takes a bat and takes a few steps over to the batter’s circle. He practices his swing. COREY, one of his teammate’s, walks over to COACH - who is at home plate talking with the umpire. DAKOTA can overhear the conversation.

COREY
Wait, COACH, um -

COACH
It’s right, don’t worry.

COREY
You mean I’m really starting?

COACH
That’s what it says, ain’t it?

COREY
Let’s goooooooooo.

COREY starts to sprint away. DAKOTA raises his eyebrow.

COACH
And get used to it.

COREY
Huh?

COACH
You heard me. Gonna be like this for the rest of the season.

DAKOTA lowers his bat and walks over to COACH, who has just started to walk out back to the dugout.

DAKOTA
Hey, whatever he did - I’m sure it’s not that serious, COACH.

COACH
Son, it wasn’t my decision..

DAKOTA
To what?

COACH
Quit.

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EXT - ELIAS’ BACKYARD - AFTERNOON

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INT - HIGH SCHOOL AUDITORIUM - NIGHT

ELIAS is sitting in the school’s large auditorium, which is packed for a Model UN event. He’s there to see his sister, JEANETTE, who’s part of the club. Her turn isn’t for another few minutes, so ELIAS is just sitting there waiting. He gets a text on his phone.

COREY
“Bro, you good?”

ELIAS sees the three iMessage bubbles continue COREY’s still writing.

COREY
“COACH told me you out for the rest of the year.. Not gonna lie, I was kinda hype. But also worried too you know, haha. You aight?”

ELIAS laughs and waits a second to reply, leaving some suspense.

ELIAS
“Hey Core, I’m… not doing… So well”

COREY
“😰”

ELIAS
“My leg man… Doc said I might not walk again”

All of a sudden, ELIAS’ phone lights up with a call from COREY. He steps outside of the auditorium. The call was already missed but COREY calls back again, right on cue. ELIAS answers and puts on a fake sick voice.

ELIAS
Hey man…

COREY
YO ARE YOU GOOD BRO WHAT THE HELL YOU MEAN YOU WON’T BE ABLE TO WALK AGAIN WHAT HOSPITAL YOU AT IMA COME THROUGH --

ELIAS
Uh.. it’s this one in Daly City. Had to see a special doctor.

COREY
Wait, what’s wrong with your voice though?
Thought it was your legs.

ELIAS
Oh, yeah they gave me these pills.. Got me a little loopy.

COREY
Ayeeeee. I see you.

ELIAS’ voice goes back to normal.

ELIAS
Nah man, I was just messin with you.
I’m actually fine.

COREY
Oh, no pills?

ELIAS
Nah, nothing at all. My legs are good money.

COREY
Bruh....

ELIAS
😂😂😂

COREY
Damn, you really had me.

ELIAS
My final prank as a team member.

ELIAS finishes the call and heads back into the auditorium, his sister is in the middle of her part.

JEANETTE
-- needs to decline to about 4.8 billion metric tons annually by 2025 if our country is to meet its pledges under the Paris accord, according to The New York Times.

BARRON (OPPONENT)
Yeah, but look at all the jobs being lost.
Do you want to keep seeing unemployment rise?
We have to walk a careful line of balancing this.
Our obligations fall to our citizens over other countries.

JEANETTE
Do I like to see people lose their jobs? Of course not.
But do you want to see our whole planet eliminated?

BARRON (OPPONENT)
Fine. Let’s say climate change is a real thing --

ELIAS gets a notification on his phone. It's a text message from COACH telling him not to forget to clear out his locker.

JEANETTE
-- this may be a debate, but whether “it’s real or not” is not what we're here to argue about. It's a fact.

BARRON (OPPONENT)
Whatever. I don't know what you're so paranoid about,
it's not like our government isn't helping out at all.
They just gave a billion in tax incentives to the solar industry.

JEANETTE
Yes, but that's going to be phased out between 2019 and 2022.

BARRON (OPPONENT)
Look, between this and automation - we're losing jobs left and right.
What is your solution then?

JEANETTE
We can still create jobs and be eco-conscious! Look at the gigantic Tesla factory expected to employ --

ELIAS looks at his phone and sees another text from COACH.

COACH
Nevermind, I see you already handled it.

A second message quickly comes in right after.

COACH
COREY wasn't quite prepared to take your spot. But if he turns out to be halfway a decent player as you.. at least on the field.. I'll take it. If you change your mind before the EPA game, just say the word.

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INT - DINER - NIGHT

ELIAS and his sister JEANETTE drive to their local diner after the event. They sit in a corner booth, which has the only working jukebox still left in the restaurant. They put on “Hey Ya!” By Outkast.

ELIAS
That part in the debate right before you went up - talking about the cows and the methane levels - that was wild…

JEANETTE
It’s so messed up.

ELIAS
It got me thinking… I think I’m gonna finally go vegan.

JEANETTE
Yeah, right.

ELIAS
Nah, seriously. Between that talk and this scene I saw in American Honey, I’m really over it.

JEANETTE
I wish I believed you.

ELIAS
They gotta add that new Beiber to the jukebox.

The waitress walks up to the table, with a note pad and a pen ready to write in the order.

WAITRESS
Evening, kids.

JEANETTE
Hi! I’ll have a double stack of chocolate chip pancakes with berries.

WAITRESS
Ew.

JEANETTE
What?

WAITRESS
Anything else?

JEANETTE
Um.. some water. Ice. No lemons.

ELIAS
I’ll take the caesar salad.

WAITRESS
Ok great, thanks. I’ll be back your drinks.

JEANETTE
Damn, you really growing up.

ELIAS
I gotta piss though, I’ll be right back.

ELIAS walks over to the bathroom. JEANETTE takes her phone out and sees a text notification. On the way to the bathroom, ELIAS talks with the WAITRESS briefly.

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EXT - REDWOOD CITY BOARDWALK - NIGHT

The baseball team decided to go to the boardwalk for a couple hours before heading back home. COACH thought after a tough game that they needed to blow off some steam. DAKOTA is playing High Striker, using his frustration as strength to try to hit the base hard enough to ring the bell and win the prize - or really just to get his anger out. The team lost against Santa Cruz, blowing a lead in the 5th when a grounder went through COREY’s legs (who was, admittedly, nervous) when there were men on second and third. Santa Cruz went on to score three more that inning and Carlmont never had the strength to come back.

Some of the team comes over and ROBERTO offers DAKOTA a piece of their funnel cake.

COREY
Bro, wanna get in on this go kart race?
We need a fifth for this round.

DAKOTA’s silent for a second. He takes one last big swing at the game and puts the hammer down.

DAKOTA
Yeah, let’s go.

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INT - DINER - NIGHT

ELIAS comes back from the bathroom. JEANETTE’s already put her phone down on the table and is looking through the jukebox again.

ELIAS
You tryna make it back in time to finallyyy watch another episode of The Wire?

JEANETTE
I’m not sure if I’m gonna crash right away after this meal and the event, but maybe.

ELIAS
Cool. Did you notice that one kid representing… I think it was Germany… he looked like Bodie.

JEANETTE
Yooooooooo! Oh my god I thought the same.

ELIAS
(laughs)
So how’d you think it went by the way?
Like your part..

The WAITRESS brings over the water’s.

JEANETTE
Um, it was pretty good.
I was happy with how I did.

ELIAS
Word, I thought it was solid.

JEANETTE
The only thing is like.. even though I know it’s fake in a sense, in terms of people HAVING to stick to a certain stance / position, I still sometimes get so annoyed that people can be so blind to some of the most basic issues. Like how anyone can deny climate change and want to continue destroy our Earth is beyond me…

ELIAS
I know you just said it yourself, but remember that he was just saying a position. He might actually believe it’s real like you, but there are people that don’t - so he’s just representing them.

JEANETTE
I know, I’m the one in Model UN. It just gets annoying.

ELIAS
Isn’t that kinda the point? To fight about everything?

JEANETTE
Not exactly.. But touche.

ELIAS
Well if we don’t watch The Wire tonight, I’m gonna have mad time to now…

JEANETTE
Huh? You still got two months, boy. Nice try.

ELIAS
You ever get tired of being on Model UN?

Like having that commitment and having to be around the same people all the time?

JEANETTE
Eh, not really. Sometimes they get annoying but overall I like it. Pushes me to be more on top of my shit.

ELIAS
Word.

JEANETTE
And I want to be up to date and knowledgeable on everything going on anyway, so it’s a good excuse for me to not slack.

ELIAS mumbles something as he looks away.

JEANETTE
What?

ELIAS
I.. quit today.

JEANETTE
The team? Did you even go on the bus to Santa Cruz?

ELIAS
Nah

JEANETTE
Wow. I did think it was kinda weird that you were back so early from it but I thought maybe it had been one of those --

The WAITRESS brings their food over and sets it down. She hands ELIAS a cheeseburger with mad toppings on it.

JEANETTE
(laughs) Of course you switched it to the burger.
Um, but yeah one really early morning games.
I swear I heard the door close from your room a few times at the usual marks, too? And you were gone when I woke up.

ELIAS
Yeah, that was just to talk to COACH.

JEANETTE
Oh damn.

ELIAS
That was a fun conversation.

JEANETTE
(laughs) I bet he was thrilled to lose one of his captains.
The week before the big rivalry, too.

ELIAS
Oh yeah, he loved it…
Funny thing, that wasn’t even the hardest conversation I had today.

JEANETTE
Lemme guess: DAKOTA.

ELIAS
Bingo.

JEANETTE
Damn. He didn’t take it well I assume?

ELIAS
Let’s just say I’m gonna have to find a new ride to school.

JEANETTE
Damn, so no more of the morning Snapchat post’s from DAKOTA of you dancing on the way to the car. That might be the biggest loss of all…

ELIAS
(laughs) Yeah, probably not.

JEANETTE
Slow ass bus, here you come.

ELIAS
Word. He’s pretty annoyed.
Doesn’t really understand.

ELIAS starts to look at his phone, while they continue to talk, to check his last text with DAKOTA.

JEANETTE
Not sure I do either.

ELIAS
I don't know.

While checking his phone, ELIAS notices he's been removed from the team's group iMessage thread.

ELIAS
I just felt it in my stomach.

CUTS TO:

EXT - NEIGHBORHOOD - DAY

CUTS TO:

INT - SCHOOL WEIGHT ROOM - MORNING

DAKOTA is sitting on a bench with his headphones in. He puts his hands on the bar and adjusts to have a balanced grip. He closes his eyes and takes a deep breath right before lifting the bar. He flashes back to a memory of ELIAS and him on their first team together in Little League.

He quickly lifts the bar and holds it over his face for one second and then starts his repetitions, every time he brings the bar back up, he lets out a grunt as he’s getting tired after each rep. After 12 reps he starts to struggle bringing the bar back up to the safety stand. He he holds his breath and pushes with all he’s got until he finally gets the bar up on the stand. He drops his hands to his chest as he breathes heavily.

CUTS TO:

INT - ELIAS’ LIVING ROOM - MORNING

ELIAS sits on the couch holding his cousin’s electric guitar. He attempts to play a few notes on his own and then turns to his laptop and opens up some YouTube tutorials.

YOUTUBER
“Hi, this is Henry from sickmuziktricks595 and I’m here to teach you how to shred like The Grateful Dead in just five minutes with these easy-to-learn tricks. Alright, let’s go!!”

ELIAS follows along as it goes, getting frustrated but sticking with it. After the video ends, he tries to play back what he learned a few times but can’t quite get it. He puts the guitar down on the couch and goes to make some nachos.

He comes back after his snack and goes on Twitter. As he scrolls, he sees a link to an article about a big ice deposit discovered on Mars that’s apparently the size of New Mexico. He stumbles into a Reddit thread about Mars through the comment section and then falls into a rabbit hole of space posts. An hour later, he finishes looking at that and is still kind of hungry. He looks up some quick appetizer recipes to try out himself.

CUTS TO:

INT - LOCKER ROOM - MORNING

DAKOTA is in the team locker room, drinking some Gatorade. A group of the teammates walk in, middle of discussing something.

KENNY
You buzzin…

ROBERTO
What the hell does that even mean?

KENNY
How you gon’ say that Kershaw is Top 5 All Time…

ROBERTO
Bro. How is he not. You put anyone besides Nolan Ryan and Sandy Koufax up next to him and no one would stand a chance.

KENNY
What?!

DAKOTA chips in as they walk closer towards him and the rest of the lockers.

DAKOTA
How you leaving out Tom Seaver, Greg Maddux, Randy Johnson?

KENNY
Yeah, and like Mariano.

ROBERTO
Relievers don’t count.

DAKOTA
Man, Giants beating the Dodgers this year anyway.

KENNY
Oh my god, here we go again.

The rest of the team who came continues getting shit out of their lockers.

ROBERTO
Aye DK, how come you got here mad early?

KENNY
We thought you had quit like ELIAS after you didn’t show up at breakfast earlier.

DAKOTA
Nah man, I’m not gonna abandon y’all like that.
Can’t lose both your captains.

ROBERTO
Y’all good though?

DAKOTA looks down and shrugs his shoulders. ROBERTO realizes it might not have been the best thing to ask yet.

KENNY
I’m so ready to crush EPA.

CUTS TO:

INT - ELIAS’ ROOM - NIGHT

CUTS TO:

EXT - ELIAS’ HOUSE - MORNING

JD, who went to highschool with ELIAS’ father at Carlmont, picks up ELIAS in a black Tesla Model S out front of his place.

JD works at Google as a developer. ELIAS has known JD through his dad for years from going to baseball games together for the Giants - which JD always got tickets from his job for, right along the first base line.

With having more time, ELIAS asked him to see the campus. It’s a little over twenty minutes away. JD fiddles with the radio as they start to pull off. A few blocks later at a stoplight, he finally settles on a jazz station.

JD
Ah man, nothing like Miles Davis in the car.

ELIAS
Yeah, he’s not bad.

JD
Not bad?!

ELIAS
Relax, it’s a compliment. (laughs)

JD
I mean… not bad… I guess Google is just a “not bad” company then?

ELIAS
…yeah, I’d say that.

JD
(laughs) Damn.

ELIAS
How’d you work there anyway? I always thought it was kinda crazy my Dad just happened to know someone who worked there.

JD
I mean, it is exclusive.. But the company's pretty big. 
We have like 60,000 employees.

ELIAS
What? No way.

ELIAS takes out his phone and looks it up as they continue talking. He laughs at the irony of searching it through Google itself.

JD
So why the sudden interest in seeing the campus?

ELIAS
Damn, you were right. 60K, that’s a lot.

JD
Feels like a family, though.

ELIAS
That’s a big ass family.
Not even Spanish families have that many heads.

CUTS TO:

INT - GOOGLEPLEX CAMPUS BUILDING - DAY

ELIAS and JD walk through the halls.

JD
And this is where we play ping pong on Friday afternoons.

ELIAS
Do you guys ever work?

JD
Yeah, the ping pong season is only 40 weeks of the year so we have a good 12 weeks of free time to do work.

ELIAS
(laughs) Not mad at that.

JD
So what have you been trying to do with all that new free time that you have? Your season’s down to zero weeks now.

ELIAS
Yeah, it’s cool. Honestly, I don’t even know.
Still trying to figure a lot of things out.

JD
We all go through this at some point, man.
Usually multiple times throughout your life really.
Or like me, every other week.

ELIAS
Really?

JD
Yeah. Some people have mid-life crises’ or teenage ones.. But mine is life-long, baby.  

ELIAS
Good to know I’m not alone. But yeah, I guess I just want to discover things I don’t know much about. Even like if I’m doing something I’ll look up the history of a random thing I see - like when light posts were first used and why they glow orange at night.

JD
Nice. That’s the key, man. Can’t ever lose that curiosity.
Whatever you do, that’ll be valuable.

JD
Enough of this for now… you hungry?

ELIAS
I could eat.. like.. 24 hours a day.

JD
Hah!
Alright let’s walk over here first then.

JD and ELIAS walk over to the cafeteria, and stand looking around for their options.

ELIAS
Not going to lie, I thought this place would be a little bit fancier.

JD
Yeah, probably not the nicest place on campus.
But the food isn’t bad at all.

ELIAS
Hmmm
Food an A?
Decor, about a C+

JD
Oh so you’re thinking of doing interior design?

ELIAS
Oh no no.
I’m more of a digital/ graphic design person.

JD
Interior design is a lot harder than it looks.  

ELIAS
Yeah aight, I could make this shit 10x better in a day.

JD
Word? Alright I’ll take you to the bossman right now.

ELIAS
What?

JD
Yeah let’s go, he’s a friend of man. The head of interiors.

ELIAS
Oh, I mean.. But we still gotta check out that other building, I don’t know if we’ll have enough time…

JD
(laughs) I guess you’re right.
Too bad, we could really use your help.

CUTS TO:

EXT - CARLMONT VS. EAST PALO ALTO GAME - DAY

CUTS TO:

INT - GOOGLEPLEX - AFTERNOON

JD and ELIAS are walking down the hallways and ELIAS notices a wide open office with about 40 people in it. He stops and steps closer to the glass doors to get a better view. Most of the workers are on their own space throughout the office, except for a group of four and a group of five that are standing opposite of eachother.

ELIAS
What is going on here?

JD
This is the the mobile app development team offices.

ELIAS
So like they literally develop apps from scratch, and like design them?

JD
Something like that, a lot of brainstorming and planning, discussing, strategizing and all that stuff. You interested?

ELIAS keeps looking around the office, mentally lost in the space.

CUTS TO:

EXT - DAKOTA’S HOUSE - DUSK

DAKOTA is sitting in his room. The sun is leaking in through his skylight as he sits on his light green bed, listening to music with his headphones on. KENNY and ROBERTO pull up outside of the house and come to a stop. They knock on the front door, but no one answers. They walk across the lawn to the side of the house where DAKOTA’s room is and are about to lift the latch on the back fence when they hear a dog growling at them.

KENNY
What the --

ROBERTO
When this boy get a Rottweiler?

ROBERTO
Iono. Not sure I want to find out right now if it’s trained though.

KENNY and ROBERTO take a few steps back away from the fence and think of what to do. KENNY looks around on the ground.

ROBERTO
Looking to see if you stepped in the dog's shit?

KENNY
Nah, for a rock.

ROBERTO
For what? Dogs don’t play fetch with stones.

KENNY
To throw at his skylight.

ROBERTO
Oh word, yeah. Here’s one that might work.

They throw a couple little pebbles but don’t hear any doors opening after a few minutes.

KENNY
Maybe we gotta use one a little bigger?

ROBERTO
Yeah I guess it’s not working.

The next one they throw ends with a loud shatter.

ROBERTO
That couldn’t have been good…

KENNY
Fuck dude.

DAKOTA gets up and takes his headphones off. He storms out of his room and walks outside and doesn’t see anybody. KENNY and ROBERTO are hiding in the bushes in front of DAKOTA’S house.

ROBERTO
Ah, damn, ahh.

This shit got thorns or something?

KENNY
You so loud, bro.

DAKOTA can overhear them whispering in the bushes, he walks over.

DAKOTA
Which one of you fucking idiots thought it was a good idea to throw a stone at a glass window?

KENNY and ROBERTO look at eachother and don’t say anything.

DAKOTA
Like, ya know I own a cellphone right?

KENNY
We were just trying to be cute you know?
Like in the movies, when the guy tries to get the girl to look out the window.

DAKOTA
Dude, my window is on the roof, who the fuck am I going to look at?

KENNY
It sounded like a good idea at the time.

DAKOTA
Ya two better come here later when my parents are here and tell them your cute story.

KENNY
Well, that can wait for now. Ya shit’s broken anyway, fam, just throw a tarp over that for right now.

ROBERTO
Yeah, we gotta hit up Lake Topango remember?

DAKOTA
I don’t know, man.

ROBERTO
C’mon man. Is this about ELIAS? That’s why you left early?

DAKOTA looks at the ground, kind of annoyed.

KENNY
Look man, it sucks and I know ya were like "BFF’s" and shit but you gonna let his decisions completely affect the ones you make?

CUTS TO:

EXT - NEIGHBORHOOD - AFTERNOON

CUTS TO:

EXT - IN-N-OUT DRIVE THRU - DUSK / NIGHT

The employee passes JD their order, and JD passes it to ELIAS who looks inside to make sure everything is in there, and quickly grabs a fry and eats it.

ELIAS
I think we’re good.

JD
(to employee) Perfect. Thank you!

ELIAS
Ah, finally some good food for the soul.

JD
What do you mean, the food at the Google cafeteria is curated from twenty of the finest culinary institutions around the world.

ELIAS
Eh.. doesn’t hold up to In-N-Out though.

JD
I mean, if you say so… Just pass my chocolate shake please.

JD grabs his shake, stabs the straw into the cup and starts to sip it. The shake is so thick that as he sips, his face starts to become red. ELIAS can't help but laugh.

ELIAS
Man, you should’ve gotten a spoon instead.

JD
You’re just like your dad huh, always with the little remarks.

ELIAS
Guess it runs in my veins… which don’t pop from milkshakes.

JD
Ok I take it back, you’re worse than him.

ELIAS takes out his phone to Snapchat the meal.

JD
You know, I consider myself to be one of the more progressive adults about technology. And, obviously, you know where I work.
But I don’t really get Snapchat…

ELIAS
It’s not made for you.

JD
Damn, it’s like that…

ELIAS
Nah, it’s not even a diss. I know when I get older there’s gonna be some stuff I won’t understand either. It’s cool.

JD
I guess. Would this, like a social app or network, be a type of thing you’d wanna try to work on? Or a company to work at?

ELIAS
Um… maybe. I like the idea of working on something that a lot of people use daily. And as you know I like the phone as a device. But I don’t know. It’s a little overwhelming.

JD
Oh yeah, totally. I mean last week you only had to think about beating East Palo Alto.

ELIAS
Word. I think that game was this afternoon.

CUTS TO:

EXT - LAKE TOPANGO - NIGHT

Over by the lake, East Palo Alto’s players take turns one by one jumping into the freezing water after losing the rivalry game and the bet. COREY announces them each as if he was announcing a lineup.

COREY
And now #9, Leonard Paisleyyyyyyy

A couple more players jump in. DAKOTA takes over announcing duties. ROBERTO makes a fake trumpet announcement noise.

DAKOTA
And last but not least, our favorite… #5, Sandersonnnnnn Tershawwwww

The rest of the players finish jumping in and one by one gather around a fire that some of the Carlmont players started. Both teams get hot dogs out and start grilling them over the fire.

CUTS TO:

EXT - ELIAS - NIGHT

ELIAS heads up the stairs in his house and is about to walk towards his room when he sees his sister’s door open. He walks over and knocks as he enters, not waiting for an OK to come in. JEANETTE is doodling in her notebook next to her homework while the TV plays The Office in the background.

JEANETTE
There’s leftovers in the fridge if you want.

ELIAS
Nah I’m good, I had some In-N-Out.

JEANETTE
Double double animal style with fries and a Vanilla shake?

ELIAS
Meal of the Gods.

JEANETTE
I’m jealous. You went with DAKOTA? Ya cool again?

ELIAS
Nah… I went with JD.

JEANETTE
Oh, were the Giants playing?

ELIAS
Nah, still Spring Training right now.
We actually went to the Google offices.
I don’t know if you remember, he works there.

JEANETTE
Damn, how was that?
Is it like that movie The Internship?

ELIAS
It was aight.. I mean, it’s better than a traditional office.
And they do cooler things obviously.
But still feels like a job you know.

JEANETTE
Duh. You expected a giant ball pit or something?

ELIAS
I don’t know. It’s just not as magical I guess.
But I did meet these app developer guys who were chill.
Might actually hit one of them up next week about trying out helping him on a project or something. But I don’t know.

JEANETTE
Shit. You never mentioned that before. Like that you were interested in that kinda stuff.

ELIAS
I didn’t even realize I was either. I just knew I liked it but I never really thought about the possibility even of doing it myself.

CUTS TO:

EXT - LAKE TOPANGO - NIGHT

DAKOTA, ROBERTO, and KENNY pull up to the parking lot on the lake. They see the bonfire going in the distance. By the time they’ve arrived, some players have already moved on to heating up s’mores over the fire now. They’re all talking about the game.

COREY
Man, I gunned your ass out Michael. Off-balanced, too.

DAKOTA
Yeah, but then you almost lost the game for us with that throw to first. You were only off by about 10 feet.

KENNY
Seriously, luckily it was EARL’s slow ass running, anyone else would’ve scored.

COREY
Man, it was my second game starting, give me a break.

LEONARD
What happened to ELIAS, wasn’t he the shortstop last year?

SANDERSON
He’s their captain, dumbass. Or was, at least.
Well, one of them.

COREY
Yeah...

The boys kinda act like they don’t want to talk about it.

LEONARD
Oh, you guys good?

SANDERSON
Man why you being so sensitive, acting like a therapist.

COREY
Probably not the best time to talk about it anyway.

LEONARD
(puts on a girl voice) Aw no, drama in the clubhouseee!

SANDERSON
You finna be thrown out of our clubhouse at this rate.

Everyone laughs.

DAKOTA
Yeah, he’s no longer with us.
That’s all you need to know.

LEONARD
Damn, making it sound like he’s dead.

DAKOTA
Nah, it’s not like that.
But you know, his decision.

EARL
Shit, that’s good for us I guess.

DAKOTA
Relax, ya still took the L.

SANDERSON
Yeah, but we winning the championship babyyyyy.

The entire Carlmont team collectively rolls their eyes.

EARL
Ain't like a third of your school from East anyway?
So even if y'all beat us in the playoffs --

LEONARD
Which they won't.

EARL
-- either way though, it's all cause of East Palo Altoooo.

COREY
Nahhh. We got some kids from your hood, but we also got a bunch of kids from Belmont, San Carlos, Redwood City, and San Mateo.

MARCO
We roll deep out here.

SANDERSON
Yeah, but Belmont and San Carlos kids can't play for shit.
Then Redwood and San Mateo hogs them all for their school.

KENNY
Whatchu mean? I'm from San Carlos and look at me.

SANDERSON
My point exactly.

Both teams laugh. Even KENNY can't help and smile.

CUTS TO:

EXT - HIGH SCHOOL - DAY

CUTS TO:

INT - HALLWAY, HIGH SCHOOL - AFTERNOON

ELIAS is standing at his locker, he puts some books in and goes on his phone for a moment. DAKOTA walks over after a few seconds.

DAKOTA
Hey man.

ELIAS
Sup big head.

DAKOTA
(laughs) Always with the jokes.

ELIAS
What’s good fam.

DAKOTA
So, uh, I just wanted to let you know.
I got into Menlo.

ELIAS
Word?

DAKOTA
Yeah man, just found out yesterday afternoon.

ELIAS
Oh damn, congrats.
I know that’s where you’ve wanted to go since middle school.

DAKOTA
Thanks man, I felt like I wanted to let you know after you helped me with the essay and everything last Fall. I don’t always write as well as I speak.

ELIAS
It was all you, fam.

DAKOTA
What about you? Decided yet?

ELIAS
I have it narrowed down to two, still making the final decision.

COREY and some of the other teammates are coming down the hallway.

ELIAS
But I’ll probably pick by the end of the week.

DAKOTA
Word. Is the deadline --

COREY slaps DAKOTA on the side of the face as he walks by. DAKOTA laughs and shakes his head.

COREY
How’s that leg, ELIAS?

ELIAS
(laughs) Doc said it’s a miracle I’m even standing.

DAKOTA looks confused. COREY hasn’t stopped walking down the hallway with the other teammates.

COREY
DK you coming or what?

ELIAS
DK? You Donkey Kong out here?

DAKOTA laughs and starts running away beating his chest like an ape.

CUTS TO:

EXT - BEACH - DAY

ELIAS rides his bike over to the pier and ties it up next to a light post. He swings his backpack to the front of his body and puts the key in a small pocket. He walks over to a food cart and gets a hot dog. He puts on some ketchup and a little bit of mustard.

CUTS TO:

INT - LORENZO’S SANDWICH SHOP - AFTERNOON

DAKOTA and his teammates are sitting inside the shop eating their sandwiches.

COREY
Man… I can seriously eat one of these meatball subs before every game.

DAKOTA
If we keep winning every time you eat one of these, you better believe we’ll be in here every day.

ROBERTO
Damn, they look too good.

DAKOTA
Why are you looking at me eat, bro?

ROBERTO
My bad, I just don’t have any cash.

DAKOTA
C’mon man.. COREY got you.
Order whatever you want under 20 dollars.

COREY
Yeah, just Venmo me bro.

CUTS TO:

EXT - BEACH - AFTERNOON

ELIAS is sitting on the sand, looking out at the water. He notices the tide is unusually high today. At least compared to when he’s been here in the past, which isn’t too often. Suddenly he feels a tap on his shoulder. He looks behind and there’s MARIA.

ELIAS
Oh shit. Where’d you come from?

MARIA
(laughs) Good to see you, too.

ELIAS
My bad, I just --

MARIA
Nah, I’m just messing with you.
I work here a couple days a week, giving swimming lessons to kids.

ELIAS
Oh word? I didn’t realize.
Since when?

MARIA
Like the beginning of last September.

ELIAS
Oh wow.

MARIA
Yeah. I’m actually on break right now for like fifteen more minutes in-between groups.

CUTS TO:

INT - LORENZO’S SANDWICH SHOP - AFTERNOON

The boys are finishing up their meal.

COREY
Y’all done or y’all done?

ROBERTO
Just a few more bites.

COREY
Man, if you hadn’t waited twenty minutes to order..

DAKOTA
Shit, we’re already late.

ROBERTO
Man, he can’t bench all of us. We’re good.

KENNY
Who else tryna leave this dude behind here..

DAKOTA
I would say take it in the car, but I know MARCO keeps that minivan crispy clean.

KENNY
You mean the soccer mom mobile?

MARCO
Now you finna pick up the tip or I’ll leave you here with ROBERTO.

ROBERTO
Alright last bite.

DAKOTA grabs his jacket and brings the check to the counter and walks out the door. The rest of the team quickly follows suit behind him.

CUTS TO:

EXT - BEACH - DAY

MARIA is now sitting down next to ELIAS.

MARIA
So you don’t listen to any of those old bands?
Like Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Pink Floyd…

ELIAS
Nah, not really. I don’t know, just don’t get it. The appeal.

MARIA
You’re missing out dude.

ELIAS
Eh, I’m good with Frank Ocean.

MARIA
What about the Pacific Ocean?

MARIA points out to the water in front of them to show it off.

ELIAS
(laughs) That was terrible.

MARIA
My little sister thinks I’m funny.

ELIAS
Well, that explains a lot…

They laugh.

ELIAS
Nah but yeah, I have been trying to catch up on old movies now though.

MARIA
Word? My dad’s a big movie buff so I’ve seen a bunch.
What have you seen so far?

ELIAS
Um. Let’s see… North by Northwest, A Clockwork Orange, Blue Velvet, Dazed and Confused, Pulp Fiction, and Taxi Driver.

MARIA
Oh nice! Good picks. I love Kubrick and Scorsese.

ELIAS
Yeah and a few others. And DAKOTA made a joke recently about French New Wave, so I ended up looking into that and watching some of this guy Jean Luc Godard’s work. And Truffaut.

MARIA
Damn, going foreign. Those were always a little bit too abstract for me. But y’all cool again?

 

ELIAS

Nah, it was before all this happened. Oh and I started on some TV shows, too.

MARIA
Ah, damn. I mean not the TV stuff - that’s cool.
But you guys seemed like such good friends.

ELIAS
Yeah, it’s been such a rollercoaster ever since that morning.

MARIA
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.

ELIAS
Who said that again?

MARIA
What do you mean, I just made it up right now.

ELIAS
Oh. I thought I --

MARIA
Charles Dickens.

ELIAS
Word, I knew that. I was just testing you…
But yeah, at least I get to go dip in the water today instead of being on that scorching hot field.

MARIA
Not a bad switch.
Speaking of, I gotta head back to give the next lesson.

ELIAS
Aight. I’m expecting one of them to become the next Michael Phelps.

MARIA
(laughs) It’s just the basics.

ELIAS
That’s how it all begins..

MARIA
True. Or how they end up quitting in high school.

ELIAS
Shieeeeeeet.

MARIA
Oh, and you should watch The Big Lebowski next. I noticed you didn’t have any Coen Brothers on your list.

ELIAS
Aight. It better not have below a 85% on Rotten Tomatoes.

CUTS TO:

EXT - BASEBALL FIELD - DAY

The team is in the middle of a game. DAKOTA has only given up one run so far in five innings pitched but has put a man on first and third.

He looks down at MARCO catching behind home plate and shakes off two pitch options. Again on the third, he says no. Finally, MARCO picks the pitch DAKOTA is looking to throw. He drills a fastball in and the batter pops it up high beyond the pitcher's mound. COREY calls for it but DAKOTA is still walking to it, head up to the sky at the ball.

DAKOTA
It's mine.

DAKOTA looks like he's in position to catch it but loses the ball in the sun at the very end. He missteps, but COREY has been waiting nearby and swoops in at the last minute. Unfortunately, he's too late and the runner from third manages to score during the confusion.

Before the next batter, COACH comes out to the pitcher's mound and has a brief word with DAKOTA but keeps him in the game. The next run from the opposing team would tie it. DAKOTA pitches a two-seamer and the hitter drills it to right field. It goes into the corner, running just left of the foul line. ROBERTO scoops it up into his glove and hurls a throw home. It beats the runner by a mile and Carlmont gets out of the inning still holding onto the lead. For now.
 

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INT - ELIAS’ ROOM - NIGHT


ORIGINAL CONCEPT
JACK SOMMER

WRITING
JACK SOMMER + KEVIN DE LOS SANTOS


DIRECTION
JACK SOMMER

CAMERA OPERATION

KEVIN DE LOS SANTOS

CINEMATOGRAPHY

JACK SOMMER + KEVIN DE LOS SANTOS

ACTING
PEDRO PINCAY ("ELIAS")
ANDREW "DREW" WHITE ("DAKOTA")

WEBSITE DESIGN
JACK SOMMER

AUDIO ASSISTANCE
ALBERTO DE LOS SANTOS