Mitosis – Act 1, Scene 16

This scene is part of the first draft of a screenplay I’ve written as part of my Masters. See past days to catch up on the rest of the story. Happy reading.

EXT. RIO DE JANEIRO AIRPORT – DAY

Daniel has barely walked through the doors when a TAXI DRIVER dressed simply, with a few days stubble on his face runs up to him.

TAXI DRIVER
Taxi?

DANIEL
Taxi? Oh yes, but-

The taxi driver grabs Daniel’s backpack out of his hands and runs toward the carpark.

Daniel is shocked for a moment and then starts to jog after him.

The taxi driver leads him to a beat up old car that looks like it should have been put down years ago, with no actual indication of it actually being a taxi. He puts Daniel’s backpack into the boot and then ushers for him to get in. The taxi driver jumps into the drivers seat. Daniel looks at the car warily.

DANIEL (CONT’D)
I hate to do this but do you have a licence I could see?

The taxi driver jumps out of the car and hurriedly opens the door for Daniel and continues to usher him in.

TAXI DRIVER
In. In.

DANIEL
Well, I’m not sure, I-

The taxi driver gets Daniel into the car and jumps once more into the drivers seat.

DANIEL (CONT’D)
Excuse me sir, I’m having trouble locating my seat bel-

The car roars off loudly.

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