Ninja Girl: The Lightning Orb

Synopsis: An Action-Adventure Tokusatsu tale about a female superhero named Ninja Girl that fights her evil demigod brother, Zarg.
Genre: Fantasy, Short
Director(s): Chris Garza
6 min

I've got an idea for the love

scene, where the two heads

will start apart and then

gradually come together.

A quick pan, do you see,

from one face to the other,

whipping the camera.

The love scenes aren't really

your problem, are they?

Not if the morons are still asking,

"Why do the birds attack?"


I like her smile.

Call her in?

Good morning, ma'am.


Right over there.

You do want

it scary?

I don't want a dry seat

in the house.

Gonna need

some bigger birds.

Evan, tell me

the story so far.

So we're on

the coast, Bodega Bay,

beautiful but kind of


the kind of place where

folks notice a stranger.

A woman arrives, new in town,

and when the birds attack,

it's her fault.

And that's when we reveal

it's her first day

teaching the local kids.


The birds

attack the kids.

Who pays our wages,


The studio.

The audience.

Who wants someone

to identify with.

Who want glamour.

We just got going,

and he threw me out.

Stroke of noon.

You'll get used to it.

Next, please.

Right now,

every blonde in town

can get a lunch.

Miss Tippi Hedren.

How do you do,

Mr. Hitchcock?

Won't you call me


You're privileged.

Peggy, everyone

calls me Hitch.

They do not.

They wouldn't dare.

Miss Hedren...

Not married?



We were very young...

and I guess, well, Peter should

have dated a few more girls

before we were married.

Not sure about

those pearls.

Too large for the afternoon

color of your clothes.

Would you join me

for lunch?

I'd be delighted.

Are you a natural blonde?

My family is


And you move well.

I've been modeling since

I was 19 years old.

Now you fancy yourself

an actress?

Your people called

me, Mr... Hitch.

Yes, well, they

bring me lots of women.

Many are called,

you see, but few are chosen.

Now, this is a very

fine Californian

pinot noir.

It's called

the "Heartbreak Grape."

Do you know why?

Of all the grapes

used to make wine,

these are the most


It has a very thin skin,

prone to disease,

mold, every kind of

rot and virus

known to the vintner's art.

So growing pinot noir is a

bit like making a movie...

heartbreak guaranteed.

Nobody would tell me

who I was coming to see.

I just got this call, and...

but I'm just so thrilled

that it's you.

"There was a young

lady of Trent,

"who said she knew

what it meant.

"When he asked her to dine,

private room, lots of wine,

"she knew,

oh, she knew,

"but she went."

Heartbreak guaranteed.

Hey, Tippi!

Hi, honey.


So, what was

it like?

What do you think

of Mommy's new hair?

It's nice.

Tippi, tell me.

It was hell.

Oh, Lord.

I knew it.

Ah, wine for lunch,

a tour of the studio, a bunch

of people coming to make a fuss

about my new hair.

Oh, you minx.

Mr. Hitchcock was a perfect

English gentleman.

Come on, Mom.


Just no shower

scenes, OK?


Lift your head up.

Head up.

That's it.

Now in profile.

Head up.



what is that?

It's a Swedish name.

Oh, really?

What for?

For "Tupsa."

Would you say that

again, please?



It's an anatomical

term, is it?

Meaning what?

"Little girl,"

in Swedish.

All right.

Move up to the fireplace.

That's it. All the way

to the fireplace.

Back again.

Come back, my dear.

Good. Let's see

a bit more shoulder.

Drop the stole.

That's good.

Move over to Martin

on the sofa.

Bit of a sway

to your hips.

A bit more.

That's it.


Now drape yourself

around him.

Go on. You've draped

yourself around a man before.

Kiss him.


Go on,

kiss him properly.

Cut it.

Print it.

Thank you,


Let's get

this cam out of here.

No, I never

established a room.

You use a short focus

lens, 100 mill,

you fall short.

Now look

at the girl.

Where would you cut

her with a 50?


Got it?

Yeah, got it.

Thank you,


All right.



If you need me

to work more hours,

you just have to


No, all I'll be doing

is standing in line

with a bunch of

other blondes.

Understudy to the second

nonspeaking corpse

on the right.

She's not all

out there on a plate.

That's what I like

about her.

A little bit of mystery.

A challenge.

A volcano waiting

to go off.

The camera loves her.

Green eyes.

I see her in a simple

green suit.


You like her?

Allow me.

Thank you.

You're welcome.

Mr. Hitchcock?

They're expecting you.

This way, please.

Thank you.

Tippi, my dear.

May I present

my wife.

Mrs. Hitchcock,

how lovely.

Alma, dear.

Always Alma.

Just as pretty in person

as on the screen.

Look at me.

I'm a Minnesota country girl

who thinks it never rains

in Hollywood.

You may serve

the champagne.

Now, Tippi, my dear,

don't pretend you

haven't seen our small gift.

You shouldn't have.

It's a clue to what

you're going to be doing

for the next year.

"The Birds" is coming.

My follow-up to "Psycho."

It's going to be bigger,

better, scarier.

My most ambitious

movie ever,

and we want you

to star in it.


Every actress

on the planet

wants to play

Melanie Daniels.

Ah, well,

we don't want them.

We want you.

Oh, thank you.

Thank you.

No one ever believed in

me that much before.

Oh, where's my hanky?

Now look what you've

gone and done.

I'll make you

so proud of me.

I'll be putty

in your hands.

You won't regret it,


Now all we've got to do

is hire some birds.

Jim, this side.


Come on, birds!

Some free food!

Come and get it!

Come on!

Free food!


Ha ha ha.


Oh, oh, oh.

Never did meet

a gull I liked.

Vulgar kind of bird.

Is it true the old

fool has hired some girl

nobody's ever heard of?

Well, the birds

are the stars.

Anyway, he'll get another

blonde for the next one.

Is he in?

Evan, you can't


A 7-year contract?

Her inexperience

is an asset.

She has nothing

to unlearn.


Also, she's


so she won't get pregnant.

I do hate it when

actresses get pregnant.

See, I thought

you were kidding.

As is well known, I have

no sense of humor whatsoever.

She's a model,

for Christ's sake!

And you're a novelist

writing a screenplay.

So you've given me a lot

of scenes that don't work.

Fundamentally undramatic,

and we still

don't have an ending.


I get it.

Tippi Hedren isn't

the only dumb blonde

on this picture.

Those finches came down

that chimney in fury,

as if they wanted everyone

in the house dead.

Those finches

came down that chimney...

Those finches came down

that chimney in fury,

as if they wanted everyone

in the house dead.

So the camera

finds Melanie Daniels

behind the birdcage.

With a mischievous

grin on her face.

Now, the trick of it is,

you stand there,

I point a camera at you,

I cut the shots


and then the audience

does the work...

in here.

Do less?

Do nothing.

So let's try scene

The camera

holds her face.


Those finches came down

that chimney in fury,

as if they wanted

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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