Will vs. The Future

Synopsis: A sci-fi action comedy about middle-schooler Will, who is visited by a time-traveling, rebel warrior named Athena. Athena shocks Will when she tells him that he grows up to destroy the world.
Genre: Family, Sci-Fi
24 min





- Did you see that?

- No.

- Yes.

- Really, Darren?

What? I saw killer robots

from the future,

I'm not gonna lie.

That was the future,


- Stop asking her questions.

- I want to know.

It was the future.

I told you.

[electronic blips]

Darren Katz and

Heather Ellison.

- What?

- That's my name.

Choice one:

Tell people what you saw

and have no one believe you,

which leads you to an obsession with

proving it happened

until each of your lives


and you, Darren,

end up a laughing stock,

and you, Heather,

move back in with your step mom.

Choice two:

Never mention this,

grow closer because of your secret bond,

fall in love,

get married,

and raise two

chocolate labs.

Golden labs.

- Choice two.

- Choice two, please.

[electronic blips]

[clears throat] Um, so I kind of want to

sleep in a real bed tonight.

- Yeah, let's pack up.

- Yeah.

- Mom--

- Almost got you.

All right, I'm working another

double tonight,

so there's leftover lasagna

or, um,

- chicken fingers for dinner.

- Got it.

Are you wearing the same outfit

as you were yesterday?

Einstein wore the same thing

every day.

Yeah, and look what

happened to him.


The water got

shut off again?

Yeah, but I'll get it

turned back on, okay? Don't worry.

I'm gonna pick up

more shifts next month,

and we'll have

more money--

- This is everything?

- Yes, but babe, don't worry about it,

just get your homework


I'm gonna

figure it out tonight.

120, 98... 71.

Okay. I got this.

These bills aren't due

'til next month.

Pay this, push this,


This one is due Friday, but

they'll take a payment plan.

Give them 80 and

offer to pay 30 every month.

Okay, here's a bank offering 50 bucks

to open a checking account.

Take that.

And this check I got for my article

on tech trends to pay the water bill.

And the money that's left

is our food budget.

It'll be tight

but-- [exhales]

that gets us to

next month.

Honey, you're incredible.

No, I'm late.


So, where do we land

on my plan to empower the students

by encouraging

open borders

and individual

freedom of movement?

What? Oh, right, your plan to sell

fake hall passes.

You say it like I'm

doing something illegal.

Hailey, it--

it is illegal.

Until it isn't, and maybe then

it is again.

I don't have time

for their games.

I'm confident I'm on the right side

of history here.

So, are you in or--

- I'm out.

- I'm gonna need an answer.

I just answered you.

It was very clear.

Okay, this might

look bad at first,

but I really thought

you'd come around.

Hailey, you're gonna

get me suspended.

That's the school's paper.

I had to.

They search my locker now.

Can you believe that?

Where's the trust?

I just need you to get me

the teacher's signatures,

the school logo,

the bar code,

the stamp for the dates,

and cut it.

That's not

almost finished.

You leave me

to do everything.

Feels like we're basically

on the same page here.


Quick. There's Principal Rhodes.

Shut it.

William Jin.

You like running recklessly

through the halls?

I wasn't.

Should have been.

Heck of a time saver.

I also get dressed

while driving.

Knocked seven minutes off

my morning routine.

So, how's that

science fair entry coming?

Uh, okay.

Okay? No, no, no, no.

No, okay is, uh--

is, uh, Glenn Furg.

You're okay, Furg.

Hey, ho!

You, Will,

are exceptional.

Let me see

what you got.

I'm still fine tuning.

Come on.

It's this idea I had

for a battery,

but it, like,

never runs out.

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