RoxE15: A TECHNO-thriller
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Mid-21st century, NYC. Virtual Reality programmer Roxë Jones is a high-strung prodigy who bets her future on a corporate research project that promises to transform her life. But when a digital virus infects her prized software and then comes after her, saving her life’s work also means saving herself.
MARCH 27. 2020
Living in the surreal, jarring world of the Covid-19 pandemic brought one particular scene from my script to mind. I wrote this script over 10 years ago, and looking at it today, my reaction is 'Wow'. This is not a humble brag. This is me honestly taken aback by my former self's wake-up call.
I am sharing the scene below. Enjoy.
RoxE15 SCENE: "CHANGE IS OUR ONLY CONSTANT"
SCENE SET UP
NYC, 2051. Just when the deadline for Roxë's corporate VR project is pulled WAY back, she gets sick (really sick), something that never happens. She tried to ride it out, but the bug is much too much. She has scraped money together and finally goes to a doctor.
Excerpt from ROXË15© (All rights reserved.) by Celia C. Peters
WGA REG. NO. I16315-00