It's 2008. I'm 14 years old. I decide to sit down and write what will become my first honest to goodness short film. It's called ZERO G. It's 16 pages. I read it back to myself. I throw it out. Now it's 2010. I'm 15. I try again. Still pretty bad, but here we are...
This is essentially the second draft of my first official short film. It's terrible, but I want to have it up here not only as a mark of where I started. But also as a look at what the movie could have been. Some things are better, some things are way worse. There never really was a "third draft" to this movie. I more or less realized as we were shooting that actors weren't showing up, plans were falling through and I over all needed to change things. I actually wrote up new pages the night before shooting some times.
Some notable differences:
Logan has more screen time.
Rex is an asshole.
Rex has a girlfriend named Vicky. She was cut from the movie when the actor dropped out.
The electrician character (nicknamed "Voltage" in the script) is not divorced and is actually in a great relationship. This was changed for time.
There is a scene that involves an ambulance. The only reason we did not get access to one is because the characters "take the lord's name in vein". I'm not joking. That happened.
There is an extended third act that includes a showdown between Rex and Voltage. We mostly shot the whole thing for the original cut.
After credits scene to lead into the sequel that never happened.