Something Real and Good

Synopsis: A young man and woman meet by chance in an airport while waiting for a delayed flight. When the plane is rerouted, they decide to make the best of it, and over the course of one night, ...
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Luke Rivett
Production: Rivetting Productions
82 min

Renee Johns, please

come to your party at gate 33.

Renee Johns, please

come to your party at gate 33.

Passengers on flight 435,

service to Chicago,

the flight has been delayed

due to severe weather

and is now scheduled

to depart at 11:

Once again, flight 435 service to Chicago

will now depart at 11:35pm.



No, really.


I should be the one

saying what.

You were watching me.

Was I?



While I was reading my book, I thought if I gave you a sort of a glance and looked amused

you might be impressed.


With a glance?

Well, I tried to make it charming

or coy or maybe both.

I'm not really sure

at this point.

What more do you want?

Do you know any tricks?

What kind of tricks

are you looking for?

I don't know.

Like carney tricks or...

slight of hand, something like that.

Maybe juggling.

Would it really matter

if I knew carney tricks?

Glad we had this talk.






Then what is it?

You know, stuff.


Well, now I know.


It's got all your secrets.

Why do you rub the lining

of your jacket?

I noticed you

over in the ticketing line

rubbing the lining of your jacket.

Guess I could ask you why

you feel the need to talk to strangers?

It's a human need I suppose.

So that's what you do

when you're pretending to read?

Come up with things to say

that might sound profound and...

wait for someone to say them to?



when I'm not reading,

but pretending to be.

All right, listen.

I have a little black notebook

that I write them down in and...

I find strangers to test them out on.

How's that working out

for you?

Usually better.

But see, there was this girl

down there earlier,

she just would not get onboard.

It's a tough nut to crack.

Not that I'm into nuts or anything

as I'm extremely allergic to peanuts.

You're crazy.

Crazy good or crazy bad?

Crazy ba... good.

But good?


The jury's still out.

I'll let you know when they

come back with a verdict.

All right.

I can work with that.

You know what else

I can work with?



Yeah, let's get some.



With you?



All right, listen.

I am desperate for

human contact.

I've spent the last two years

mining for precious metals

in the Western hills of Sierra Leone

with my mute companion named Becky.

It is a pleasure to meet you

This is where you reciprocate.

I usually tell people I'm a drummer

in an all girl punk band.

But I'm not.

I love travel-sized

accouterments and...

I'm a wizard at parallel parking.

Oh, and I'm not jaded.

I'm depressed.


Strangers no more.

Let's go get some coffee.

It's just the mixture

of me and coffee.


I get really, uh...

I have this sense of immediacy that all of the

spaces in my mind have got to be filled,

but all the world is there for me

to consume and envelop.

It's mine to crack open and

spill into my hands,

but if I don't do it now

nothing will ever be mine.

What I want, what I need,

all I see, now, now, now.

I see I've momentarily

forgotten how to function.


maybe I should go.

What were you saying earlier?

I don't know.


Something about the

immediate need for Self-fulfillment.

How's it working out for you?

Kind of feels like it's not.

Welcome to your 20's.

How old are you?

So what you're saying is when I turn 27,

I can get smug and all knowing?

I don't claim to know


You act like you do.

It's a common misconception.

How old are you?

You're just a little niblet.

A niblet?



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Erin Carroll

Erin Carroll (born 4 April 1986 in Nhill, Victoria) is an Australian badminton player from Ballarat, Victoria. more…

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