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Continuing Serial:

Scott Builds a Tent

written by Brent Falcontooth
directed by JJ Mayes

A family drama.

Next Time: Episode 5
Began 10/20/18

Episode One (10/20/18)

Summary: On a camping trip, Scott attempts to build a tent, and is failing miserably, tripping over himself and the pieces of the tent. He is visited by the unhelpful Rodney, who recognizes the type of tent but offers no help, just going on and on about his life. Rodney then fetches his friend Randy, and the two simply watch Scott struggle for a while before leaving. Scott's wife Claire then arrives, saying she's going to drive into town to take the kids to Arby's and does he want anything? Scott doesn't answer her repeated and increasingly wearied entreaties, and also ignores her when she asks if she should help with the tent. Is there anything Scott wants from her, she wants to know? Anything at all? When Scott continues to ignore her, steadfastly remaining absorbed in his Sisyphean task, Claire sighs and, with deliberation, and unseen by Scott, takes off her wedding ring...

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Episode Two (10/27/18)

Summary: As Scott continues to silently build his tent, his daughter Astrid brings him the Arby's Claire got him. When she hears that Rodney has wifi in his camper, she goes off with him. An older couple, Zachary and Estelle, wander through, following a map. Zachary is as silent as Scott, intent of following the map without any help. As he walks off, Estelle chuckles that he should really ask for help, as she has the other half of the map. She darts off after her husband as burnout drug addict Zeke arrives, talking about the pleasures of divorcing yourself from reality. Scott ignores him too - as well as Zeke and Astrid heading back to Rodney's camper to do drugs.

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Episode Three (11/03/18)

Summary: The Roundtree family arrives to set up camp next to Scott - Boy Scout troop leader Andy-with-a-"y," his equally relentlessly chirpy wife Andi-with-an-"i," and their bored, phone-addicted son Andrew Jr. Claire returns with her and Scott's son Cash in tow; Cash is genuinely excited to start doing camping things. However, when Cash and Andrew Jr. learn that Rodney's camper is a wifi hotspot, they leg it on over there to join Astrid.

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Episode Four (11/10/18)

Summary: At another campsite, Jason and Cassie have some to pay respects to their deceased friend and lover Matt, whose remains Cassie is carrying in an urn. As they talk, we learn that Jason had a threesome with Matt and Cassie in college - his only homosexual experience, but one that he has allowed to define his life to this day. Cassie becomes upset with him, as neither she nor Matt had even seen Jason in years; still, she presents Jason with the urn despite being upset that he thinks he has more of a claim to Matt than she does. As all this goes on, Scott drags his still-unbuilt tent and sleeping bag to the campsite. While he goes off to get more of the pieces of the tent, a young woman, Heather, who is possibly a bit drunk, wanders through. She sees Scott's sleeping bag, crawls inside, and falls asleep. Scott returns and just as he discovers Heather in his sleeping bag, Claire arrives and sees the two of them. "WHAT the FUCK!?", she demands to know.

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Photos by Jessie Bias

Cast

Rebecca Larsen Claire (Eps. 1 & 3-4)
Henry Dittman Randy (Eps. 1-4)
Scott Leggett Rodney (Eps. 1-4)
Scott Golden Scott (Eps. 1-4)
Kim Dalton Astrid (Ep. 2)
Leon Russom Zachary (Ep. 2)
Ruth Silveira Estelle (Ep. 2)
Pat Towne Zeke (Ep. 2)
Ryan Gowland Andy (Ep. 3)
Dagney Kerr Andi (Ep. 3)
Ryan Rickard Andrew Jr. (Ep. 3)
Murphy Towne Cash (Ep. 3)
Peter Fluet Jason (Ep. 4)
Amanda Blake Davis Cassie (Ep. 4)
Madeleine Heil Heather (Ep. 4)