SOLIPSISM CREED SCREENPLAY
DANFORTH only wears one color of clothing. All other
characters wear the others colors, but not the color
which DANFORTH always wears. That color is "blue".
Production will be shot in three main locations, with
four other singular scenes: the airport, the college,
and the place overlooking the highway.
OPENING SCENE WITH DANFORTH ARRIVING AT THE AIRPORT
DANFORTH is in the airport, looking at everybody and the
layout of the place.
DANFORTH LOADING INTO HIS VEHICLE AT THE AIRPORT PARKING LOT
DANFORTH drives in his vehicle, returning home. Talking to
himself. He is the driver, as well as the passenger.
FIZZGIG is not there, pet did not go on the trip.
DANFORTH AT HOME
DANFORTH is in a room in his house
(looking at himself in
I am what I am. The only one that
DANFORTH IS VISITING HIS COUSIN'S FAMILY HOUSE TO PICK UP
DANFORTH arrives at the house, walking up, knocking at front
I can't wait to see the Gig again.
Because I can talk to him.
(opens the door, children
running around in
Well hello, DANFORTH. How was your
trip? You get back on a Saturday,
when you should still be on
Oh Yeah. I got things to do the
weekend. But that vacation was
long enough. I've seen it all.
(motions for him to enter
house, then closes door)
Come on in, make yourself at home.
JUMP CUT TO:
THE FOYER OF THE HOUSE, INTO THE SITTING ROOM
MATILDA and DANFORTH walk into the sitting room. [camera
So how you been? What did you see
out there in wide wide world? Where
all did you go?
It's been exciting, I guess you
could say. I've been doing alright.
How are you doing, Matilda?
I've been well, we've all been
well, the kids are active as usual!
Thank you for asking. Let me pour
you some tea.
Sure I don't mind that.
Two kids come running in, it's Ramses and Osiris.
Hey how you all doing?
Children, say Hello to your Uncle
Hi Uncle Danforth.
Hi Uncle Danforth.
I'm doing well.
He hit me, Mommy!
That's not nice, RAMSES. You
apologize to OSIRIS. (pause) Right
I guess you better do what your
I'm sorry, OSIRIS.
RAMSES and OSIRIS run out of the sitting room. MATILDA gets
up to leave the room.
Let me bring that tea.
DANFORTH talking to himself.
DANFORTH IN CHAIR
MATILDA returns to the room with a tray of tea cups.
Do tell me what went on in your
travels. Where did you go, what
did you do?
I've seen many countries. The
world is my oyster. ..
The children run back into the room.
Well, children, your Uncle is here
to retreive his little doggie. Go
fetch Gig for us please.
The children run out of the room and go upstairs.
RAMSES AND OSIRIS IN THE ROOM WITH GIG.
RAMSES and OSIRIS enter the room where GIG is staying. They
run in and play with the dog.
Fetch the ball, Gig!
Come with us, Gig.
RAMSES picks up the dog to carry him downstairs to DANFORTH.
DANFORTH AND MATILDA IN THE SITTING ROOM
RAMSES and OSIRIS with GIG enter the room
Here's the captain! It's so good
to see you, Gig!
(happy to see his owner)
DANFORTH AT HOME AGAIN IN ANOTHER ROOM WITH MIRROR
DANFORTH is in another room, with another mirror, talking
(looking in mirror)
Mirror mirror, who's the only one
of them all? (pause) Yes, it's me.
DANFORTH TAKES WALK WITH DOG
He is taking a walk down his neighborhood street, with his
dog, Fizzgig. He stops over at one of his neighbors houses,
down a long driveway. His neighbor is there, Gus, the
(knocking at the door,
from the porch, talks to
Gus will be home, it's his day off.
Oh hey, DANFORTH. Boy, is it great
to see you this morning. How you
Hi, Gus. I've been existing, as I
always do. And how would you say
you've been? (TO HIMSELF: not that
you exist. And you wouldn't really
know how you've been)
I'm doing alright. Life is going
good, as far as I can tell. I
can't complain. You wanna come in?
Sure, if you got some time.
Come on in. Let's get around all
this trash I'm sorting out. We'll
go back here to the man cave.
DANFORTH IS IN GUS'S PLACE
DANFORTH and GUS are sitting in the man cave, next to the
woodstove. GUS is stoking up the fire, adding more
It makes me think of this guy who
was trying to blow smoke up my rear
DANFORTH IS ON THE COUCH, WAKING UP FROM A NAP
DANFORTH lays in the couch and sits up, rubbing his eyes. He
just had a nap with a vivid dream he recollects.
.. It's all just a dream. hmmm All
just, all just, all all all, just
just just. Just all. (laughs out
DANFORTH MEETS WITH MOLLY ON COLLEGE CAMPUS
DANFORTH walks up to MOLLY, who is reading the Holy Bible.
DANFORTH AT HOME WITH A PIECE OF PAPER
DANFORTH is sitting at a desk and writing a note
(talking to himself, with
his pen writing)
Reminder to self: everything is
just for my amusement. All the
world is entertainment for my
CAMERA IS POSITIONED OVER DANFORTH'S SHOULDER, ZOOMING IN ON
THE PAPER AS HE IS WRITING.
DANFORTH IS ON TOP OF A HILL AND DECLARES HIS CREED
DANFORTH is climbing to get to the top of this hill. He is
huffing and puffing to exert himself.
This is my creed. I am the self, I
am the only one. The only being
who exists and it is all completely
emanating from my own mind. As far
as God, I WAS God, in the very
beginning. I created all of this,
I finished the creating and then I
took my place in the midst of it
all. I wanted to get the
experience of being within my
creation. This is the way that I
can do that.
shifting his position
and looking towards a
different view of the
My creed includes the principle of
multiple lives, incarnations. Over
and over again I return to my
creation, this whole world. I can
and will continue to be
reincarnated. Just as I have been
this time, into this present life,
what's all in front of me now.
I created my mother and father. I
my relatives. I even created my
brother who died in childhood. I
created all of my teachers and
friends and co-workers along the
way. This was to have the outer
structure. It's all totally for my
amusement. I am constantly amused.
My creed is my belief, it's what
makes sense, all things considered.
The world is fundamentally "The
Construct" that I constructed in
the very beginning. Now I merely
have to project it, like a movie
projector. I am "The Projector".
And whenever I hear something from
somebody which goes against
anything in my creed, I know it's a
reminder, a mental note for me. I
know everytime I hear
contradiction, that all I have to
do is change it to the opposite. I
hear their statement and then I
convert it into the opposite.
That's automatic, turn it opposite!
It's because they are there, so I
can challenge myself! They
actually turned it opposite and I
turn it opposite right back! Those
sneaky buggers, turning my creed
For example, when Rex says he
DANFORTH DESCENDS FROM THE HILLTOP
DANFORTH is climbing down and rationalizing about ideas and
Sometimes I don't know why I set up
my reality like this. It seems I
forget, I generate confusion on
purpose. I project too much, way
too much, but I gotta admit, that
entertains me. Just contemplate
all those billions upon billions of
"others". I must have gotten
really bored when I decided to
simulate all of them! What a
fantastic parade of entertainment!
DANFORTH MEETS WITH REGINALD
DANFORTH AT HOME AGAIN IN YET ANOTHER ROOM WITH MIRROR
DANFORTH MEETS WITH MONK
DANFORTH is with MONK on a camp-out where MONK lives.
DANFORTH TALKS WITH HIS DOG, GIG
(looking intently at his
DANFORTH MEETS AGAIN WITH GUS
Because MY self is THE self, it's
the only one. I am the only one.
Here is unity in the universe.
There is no duality in the Being.
In the THING, there is
multiplicity. All kinds of things.
And that is costructed from my
perceptions and originally from my
creation. That's what I created, I
constructed the Construct.
So I have The Construct and I keep
projecting it. I am also the
Projector of the Construct! Wow,
it's amazing. It is all form my
original Construct. But remember
The Construct is an illusion.
Although it does seem to be real.
The senses tell me it's real.
However, the senses are part of the
game. Yet the senses cannot be
trusted! Ssense are just for the
DANFORTH PHILOSOPHIZING AT HOME
DANFORTH ON COUCH
(talking to himself)
If a tree falls in the forest and
nobody is there to hear it, does it
make a sound?
JUMP CUT TO:
DANFORTH IN FOREST
The answer is, NO.
JUMP CUT TO:
DANFORTH ON COUCH
Nothing makes a sound. Nothing
happens, unless I am there. Of
course not! UNLESS I get there,
everything is on HOLD. It's
JUMP CUT TO:
DANFORTH IN FRONT OF TV SCREEN
I normally don't pay much attention
to any movies, but reality is like
that movie "Dark City". (he
imitates the characters) Shut it
down! Shut it down!!
JUMP CUT TO:
DANFORTH WITH GLOBE
Totally frozen, on-hold. For
example... (points to locations on
globe) In China, I'm not there, so
nothing is going-on. It waits
until I arrive. In Europe, nothing
is going-on. In Australia, nothing
is going-on. In Brazil. Nothing.
In Russia. Nothing. (points to
all places, spinning the globe
fast) nothing, nothing, nothing.
ENDING SCENE OVERLOOKING TOWN
DANFORTH is overlooking a crowded, bustling city and
philosophizing to himself.
The sounds of traffic and machines
in the city.
Take a look. I've really outdone
myself this time! So many people,
All the hustle and bustle. They
are like countless ants, just ants.
It's merely to provide my
entertainment. But I don't want to
get too close. All that (sweeping
motion with his arm) is outside of
my mind. I'm HERE, in my mind. I
am the inner; that's the outer.
Merely a projection from within my
imagination. I am projecting it
all. I have a function like a