Kalkin Revelation: The Story

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They all leave the room. Go out of the building along a street where there is the butterfly installation of ping (the very first one) when they walk by it it changes shortly showing Kalkins presence. The turn into the familiar alleyway and come to the [[sliding door]]. They all leave the room. Go out of the building along a street where there is the butterfly installation of ping (the very first one) when they walk by it it changes shortly showing Kalkins presence. The turn into the familiar alleyway and come to the [[sliding door]].
-They get closer to the door and Big Fish places a sensor by it. When they move away from the door it strangely opens and closes on its own. They all look amazed and puzzled. Big Fish goes and picks up the sensor. They all leave the scene with the door together. +They get closer to the door and Big Fish places a sensor by it. When they move away from the door it strangely opens and closes on its own. They all look amazed and puzzled. Big Fish goes and picks up the sensor. They all leave the scene with the door together.
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- He then reassures them with a look that the data is collected and returns to the lab to research it, and contact his hacker friend. Ping and Azrael go off and have a conversation in some shady underground bar. On the way, two or three street sign change to a "Hello! I am here!". One of the two trips over a Kalkin installation but still isn´t recognizing it as such. They go through the city and go to the park and then a hello appears in her eyes. +
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-They all go back to the lab and they call a hacker who says he does not know anything and that he would call them back. Big Fish analyzing the signal they picked up sees the connection extend everywhere on the vast network. +
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-Az's view-+
-(When Big Fish's checking the data from the door and speaking to the hacker.)+
-They walk to a shady bar. Az and Ping have an unusual drink. Strange coloured cocktails. Register their 'bought' drinks into a computer and leave. Saying goodbye, Az walks to the container ship that he has for a home. A revelation happens on the way.+
===Big Fish's point of view=== ===Big Fish's point of view===

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Act 0 - Title and Establishing Scene

We are opening the movie with a flight from way above into the divided city of Berlin (in a map/3D style) in the year 2028. One half is very green while the other is white and only has sparse green spots here and there. All the surrounding land is absolutely green with white spots resembling corporate greenhouses here and there (that are huge). We then see the "white" side - its huge clean structures blink up and the text "Bayeonia" comes into view. Scenes of futuristic surveillence cameras/robots, Clean white glassy architecture and people in corporate dress working like robots show up (maybe intercut with robots). We cut back to the top view of the city this time the "Berlin" (so the anarchic) side blinks. The picture freezes gets a little noisier and zooms out to reveal that it is a video shown on a floating screen.

Act 1 - Protagonist Introduction

Ping's point of view

Going further backward with the camera moving away from the beginning poster performance we see Pings arm providing some kind of device that makes the screen float. Camera moving more backward and slightly sideward shows Ping. Looking away from the screen to her right she gets distracted by a beautiful butterfly sitting on a flower just in front of her (she is sitting in the gras). She watches it for a couple of seconds as it then flies off into the sky. Ping looks after it until dissapears. With her thumb she is fiddling with a tattooed interface on her arm (stroking it upward downward) we see the butterfly and the flower as it would be seen from Pings point of view on the floating screen. Then she rubs her finger to the left over her arm and we see the last bit of the poster sequence of the beginning. At the end of that "loop" she pushed her thumb down and the butterfly appears. She smiles satisfied, pushes another time on a different part of her arm - her signature appears "PING for a happy world" (or such I have to find a better slogan or a good logo (banksy comes to mind)!!!). She then rubs her thumb (closeup) again and we see the whole sequence play from the part where the anarchic side blinks to the butterfly to her signature. Happy with her work she turns off the screen (again touch her tattooed interface) and gets up.

Az's point of view

Closeup on Azraels Feet with Azraels Shoes which are on some kind of elevation (concrete block or a railing or such) with a blurry street in the background. He slides his finger over the side of the shoes and while he rubs his finger along in one direction the shoe"laces" are tying closer making the shoes fit better. Then he stretches (left right loop) and does other warm ups (decided on location like jumping up and down a little etc etc). Then he practices a jump over a railing or some other obstacle a couple of times. Then jogs off into some alleyway.

Big Fish's point of view

We see a swarm of nanobots assembling themself into some kind of iris lookalike structure. The structure slowly zooms out until we see that the nanobots where visible on a floating screen and that the screen is attached to some strange structure that resembles a electron microscope thingy. The outline of Big Fish backlit by the screen comes into view.

His hands fiddle with his nanobot collecting pen which he places on the glowing bit of the tunnel microscope. The pen fills up (visible by a transparent part of the pen that starts glowing more and more).

He then moves over to his experimentation table where an eyball like white substance/object is in a casing. He puts his pen over it and pushes the button with his thumb. Instantly the same kind of iris lookalike structure that we have just seen under the microscope is forming on the eyeball. It starts glowing, closing and opening like a aperture of a photocamera, rotating and then desintegrating somehow eating into the eyball which turns black and starts smoking.

Face of Big Fish -> He looks worried.

Act 2

Ping's point of view

Ping grabs her spray paint belt that lies next to her and gets up. She walks out of the park into the city. Along a couple of streets where at one point we see AZ in the background training. A little further down she briefly talks to someone on the way. She also spots an old MoPic Shoe Poster (from a earlier version of Azraels Shoes that shows some functionality of Azraels Shoes) and she prise off the chip that sits inside the old poster - making it defunct. Then she pulls out a chip of her belt and puts it into the poster in place of the older chip. Instantly her butterfly sighting appears on the posterscreen.

After another street she passes she finally arrives at a spot where she decides it would be a good place to put up the full installation. She wipes off dust and dirt with her hand. Then she pulls out a a roll and a spray can. The roll unfolds into a flowery ornamental mask which she puts on the ground. She takes the spray can and starts painting the wall with some white glittery stuff in a horizontal rectangular longish shape. When the nearly perfect rectangle is done she picks up the mask and spray-paints the right edge with the mask.

She would need to wait shortly for the paint to dry. A good time to pre-roll a spliff.

Once her mural dried she pulls out a chip from her belt pulls off the protection paper and then places it into the round whole of the mask shape on the wall.

Slowly a picture is (half naturally half electronically looking) assembling, showing Pings signature. Then her whole clip that we have seen in the intro sequence is shown on the spray painted motion picture canvas. Just when we are entering the part that shows the anarchic site blinking the signal drops and some strange binary numbers flash onto the screen ('LIFE' in binary code).

Looking puzzled she turns on the interface on her arm "rewinds" the installation with her thumbs. Looking at it again there seems nothing wrong with it.

Happy that she has done her job so well and being in peace with her artistic self she stumbles back through the city which gets into sunset mood.

somewhere she enters an abondened looking building and climbs up the stairs to the roof. up there she smokes the prerolled joint and chills with a nice view over the city.

Az's point of view

We see AZ jogging down a couple of streets (could be the same ones that Pings just walked down different sides or such). He then arrives at the parkour start point where the other three parkour runners are already stand on the registration point talking to the registration man. Azrael goes to them and tells the registrar who he is. The man puts down a checkmark next to his name on the electronic paper he is holding.

Azrael gives the registrar his small rucksack

The registrar is then calling the bunch of runners to attention and they get ready on their position marks on the street. A list of rules rolls through the screen (no physical harm to the other runners, points for best route, best jumps and first to get to the goal).

A group of people cheers from the sidewalk.

The laser line in front of the runners starts flashing faster and faster until it goes out. The race starts and the runners run off down the street. They hop over obstacles (benches, trashcans whatever there is) and push and shove each other, two (not AZ) even have a little fight where one falls down. ( it is supposed to be a rough race)

In the distance they start running down different alleyways and streets and split up.

Big Fish's point of view

The put down man who just had a failed experiment is going to his communication desk where he makes some handmovement on the table interface that closely resembles the interface Ping has on her arm. On one of his floating screens a list of "emails" or better "avatar mails" is showing up. With his thumb on his finger he scrolls through them and the topics are all a bunch of "help me! Need cure for my limb leg! my plants are loosing leaves" etc etc Some of the other screens show a "network error" and general flickering. A connection attempt with one of the avatar mails also fails - Big Fish shakes his head in disapointment.

Act 3

Ping's point of view

Dreamy looking around she also looks down from the roof. The shes AZ running by on on edge. She follows him with her eyes around the corner of the building she sits on and sees him running towards an old slide open door. The door opens way before AZ reaches it but just when he actually arrives and wants to enter the building it slams close resulting in Azrael running into it. Ping laughs a bit, Az moves back it reopens just to close again when Az is trying to run through it again. One two more tries Az looks at Ping who is laughing loud, she instantly hides on the roof so she can´t see her. Feeling caught redhanded - even though she is innocent of manipulating the door - she grabs her stuff and runs off.

Still laughing she is running down the stairs and checking over her shoulder that Azrael is not following her.

After running a bit and then feeling save from being followed she enters another old fucked up building. She opens a crack the door to Big Fishs laboratory to say "Hi" to Big Fish who is still trying to figure out whats wrong with his communication devices and looking grumpy as he had a bad day and nothing works as expected. Then we see her entering an amazing bright green house full of plants and flowers. Breaking off some old leaves here and there, talking to the flowers and picking a tomato that she eats instantly we generally see her tending the plants for a while. Big Fish is entering the Green House and Ping gives him a warm hug - his face brightens up. Ping activates her implanted interface and her floating screen shows up before her. She then presses another button and the loop of Azrael slamming into the door shows up (showing AZ only from Pings Point of View without ever showing his face). Both crack up laughing loud for a while. Big Fish then gives her another hug and leaves the green house. Ping quite happy sits down on something in the greenhouse reactivates the screen. Pulling out another stored typography loop that reads something like "Technology You Trust" she puts it over the loop and adds her signature to it. Then gets up and out of the greenhouse.

On the streets again she either spraypaint another MoPic Poster on a wall or reuses another old poster to plop in her new made loop of Azreal running into the door. A last time she cracks up and moves on down the street, enters another old building goes up some stairs enters her apartment/bedroom.

There she turn on her walls by way of an old lightswitch which get very white bright and through her activated interface she chooses a calm nighly loop. We see her go to bed and close her eyes.

Az's point of view

Everyone splits off in different directions (camera runs with Az). There are shots of him jumping over railings and walls (and the camera). Then he goes to the door below Ping. Runs into the door a number of times. Hits and kicks the door - tries to open it. Noticing Ping laughing, he pauses, giving her a furious look. Checks his tracker and takes a new route.

A shot of the tracker changing route.

He runs really fast, pushing himself really hard. Sweaty head, Running feet, Wall, Jumping running, sweating looking concerned.

We see on the tracker that he overtakes two other runners but when he reaches the finish line he just looses barely to the first runner coming in in front of him. People on the sidewalk are cheering and the other runners come through as well. The winner is celebrating with the cheering people and Azrael just gets a certificate and grabs the bag from the registrar and with his head hanging down he slowly moves away from the after race celebration. We see him going to a spot on the river - perhaps an old long abandoned port facility. He then lights a fire with a futuristic looking lighter and rosts some corn out of his bag. Looking defeated, wistful and deflated.

Then he goes in the direction of home, walking past the loop Ping made of him running into the door.

He types "Ping" into the tracker search function and the tracker immediately blinks up with Ping's location. he furiously rips chip off wall. He looks pissed off, and sets off at a run. His tracker guiding him to her house. He goes inside up the stairs and finally knocks on the her door.

Big Fish's point of view

He shuts off his screen and moves over to a different desk where he puts in seeds into some seed growing containers. He also looks at some just sprouted seeds and pours some drops of liquid over them (they would glitter in the artificial lights.

Then Ping comes in, saying Hi, and closes the door again. Big Fish finishes to put some more drops of liquid on some more sprouted seeds and then goes out the door holding a baby plant in his hands. Entering the Green House he gives Ping the baby plant that he carried along - she smiles and puts into "her corner". Ping then shows Big fish the loop of Azrael running into the door. They laugh. He then says goodbye to Ping and goes back to his laboratory. Pleased of seeing Ping he goes Picks up a Bottle of Wine and places it on a table near a very comfortable chair. Then he goes over to a jar and puts his nanobot pen in it which fills up then he goes to the bookshelf and picks out a Book from Christopher G. Langton "Computation at the Edge of Chaos" sits down in the chair pours some wine into a glass then lets the nanobots into the wine takes a zip opens the book - we see his faces reading and then he closes his eyes falling asleep from the long night.

He then has a lucid dream where the Game of Life appears and slowly morphs into a pixalated face. Cut black out.

Act 4

Pings and Azraels point of view

Pings gets woken up by a knock on the door and kind of sleepwalks over to the door, and dreamingly opens it. The enraged Azrael pushes in and they have a quite violent fight. Somehow her eyes get covered (by t-shirt being pulled) and she freaks out and pulls out a small spraycan with sleeping potion from her pocket and sprays it into his face. He immediately falls asleep.

Feeling a bit sorry she drags him over to her bed and puts some liquid on his mouth that comes out of the same bottle (other end perhaps).

Shortly later he wakes up and she is looking at him, maybe having just fed him some sort of cure. He opens his eyes blinking and with a knocked out feeling. They both sit there and look at each other for a brief moment. then he gets up and she invited him over to a table thats in front of a wall.

They sit down and converse. Converstation sequence with scripted words on the wall...

  • Az: "I lost the race because of you!"
  • Ping: "Why me?"
  • Az: "You were fucking around with those doors!"

Az gives Ping the chip he pulled from her installation and gives it to Ping. She plugs it into her wall and it shows Az running into the door.

  • Az: "Who if not you?"

The moment she shrugs somethings happens - A binary code rifts through the loop - "IT WAS ME!!!!" (un-readable as in binary)

They both look really puzzled.

She has a brainwave then turns on her implanted interface . She looks through her recording database (bits of loops played fast backward) are played on the wall. Finally she finds the point where she recorded the installation from the beginning of the film (butterfly loop) with the code appearing shortly.

Ping turns on her floating nano-screen and a keyboard that is glowing on the table. She puts in the binary code that is then translated into ASCII characters that spell out "LIFE" and "IT WAS ME!!!!". They look puzzled.

  • Azrael: "Lets Go see Professor Big Fish and ask him whats going on!"
  • Ping: "Big Fish? You know him?"

Azrael nods.

Both looking puzzled again.

  • Ping : "OK, good idea!"

nodding, they leave.

Big Fish's point of view

Sweaty and tired Big Fish wakes up from his lucid dream. Dazed he walkes to a water boiling machine that probably has been boiling water for him the last 40 years. He turns it on (steam blubber steam) he takes a cup that he is using every day without washing up and put some loose tea in a tea egg. He then pours the water over the tea. He dazes around while the tea is brewing. Morning sunlight shining through some slits in the otherwise darkened lab. After while he has a couple of zips.

Act 5

Ping, Azrael and Big Fish

Ping and Azrael arrive at Big Fish Laboratory. He looks shocked and surprised to see them together. Ping just waves her hand as to say "its a long story don´t even ask". Then Big Fish asks them in. Ping shows him the loops she recorded with the binary code in them. She gives him the chips. Azrael and Ping wonder around in the laboratory while Big Fish takes the Chips and puts them on a plate that has wires coming out in all directions. Some circuitry visuals etc cutting in. the plate starts to glow a little.

Then all of the sudden the power cuts out. Picture black for some time then we see some strange-looking floating nano-lights brightning up the room a tid and floating off Big Fishs hands. (He pulled them out his pant pocket).

The all look a little terrorized and puzzled.

Big Fish crouches under a table and fiddles with something looking like an old school generator or such. The power comes back on visible by the screens all in reset mode and the light flickering on.

Big Fish looks at the plate where we see black plastic drops smoldering - the chips are fried because of the power cut.

All three look disappointed.

Ping has another Brainwave blink blink she shows with her hands sliding doors movement (in the background we see the Azrael runs into door clip.

The other two nod.

They all leave the room. Go out of the building along a street where there is the butterfly installation of ping (the very first one) when they walk by it it changes shortly showing Kalkins presence. The turn into the familiar alleyway and come to the sliding door.

They get closer to the door and Big Fish places a sensor by it. When they move away from the door it strangely opens and closes on its own. They all look amazed and puzzled. Big Fish goes and picks up the sensor. They all leave the scene with the door together.

Big Fish's point of view

The professor nods in amazement. He takes the chips from Ping and inspects them closely.


They all go to a commons room (bar, meeting place or such maybe open air) and get all a big bowl of self made cider out of the big barrel that in the middle of the place and have some laugh and talk and stupid little table games until the sun sets. They then get up and say farewell to each other and leave the place in different directions.

Ping's point of view

Ping goes back to the park from the beginning which shimmers in the moonshine. She sits down and looks at the stars. (Maybe she smokes again). We see her sitting there in amazement looking at the star (open mouth really amazed and happy). After a while she scratches her head. She turns on her interface and floating screen for a last time rewinds what she has just seen and there the stars are forming into a butterfly which flies off into the black universe. Her eyes widen....................

Az's point of view

On his way home (walks along one two streets that are familar) Azrael checks his tracker to see the way home (he is still not accustomed to his surrounding) and when he looks he sees a different part where the park is located strangely glowing then the map picture disintegrated and there is just a message on his screen that says "Network Busy"..........................

Big Fish's point of view

Big Fish back in his laboratory puts the analysing sensor from the door on the chip analysing plate. One of his floating screens shows a vast network of connections pulsating rythmicly and organic like a brainscan. He then turns to his other floating screen and calls a hacker guy tim on the webcam. He sends him the data. Tim looks at it, shrugs, shakes his head and sends him two other files. Firstly a connection from one computer to the door - when a normal person would remotely control that door(typo overlay: normal remote control connection), then secondly a disguised connection (typo: disguised connection) showing multiple connections ending at the doorpoint but still just a fraction of what has been going on. Then Big Fishs nods shaken and in thoughts and raises hands to say thanks, switches off connection to hacker and switches back to the screen with the connection analyses. Cut back to Big Fish Face close up frowning and thinking - Big Fishs End.