Will nods. The plane lurches. The file falls to the floor
and the photographs scatter. The pilot catches a glimpse of
them. Looks at Will.
EXT. BUSH PLANE - CONTINUOUS
The small yellow plane veers left. Clears a mountain top and
gives view to the spectacular Alaskan coastline. The green
of the Bering sea, the blanket of pine trees, the jagged rock
of the beaches. Enormous.
EXT. LANDING STRIP - OUTSIDE NIGHTMUTE - DAY
A SIGN swinging in the wind: Nightmute, Alaska. Halibut
Fishing Capital of the World!
PULL BACK to reveal it hanging from the eave of a small,
corrugated building. The "airport." Nothing else for miles
A mud-splattered Jeep Cherokee pulls up next to it. Brakes
SCREECHING. A YOUNG WOMAN hops out. About 23. Petite with
short, brown hair.
Peers up at the sky. Brightens at the sight of the BUSH
PLANE coming in for landing. Smooths down her down vest.
Making sure the GOLD SHIELD on her belt's visible. Nervous.
OLD MAN (O.S.)
ELLIE BURR turns. Shields her eyes from the sun. An OLD MAN
hosing down the side of the building.
Hey, Mr. Angstrom!
What're you doing here?
Ellie puffs up.