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You're Invested [Skit for 'You're in' series part 4]

Performance: Castle Hill Seventh-day Adventist Church Online service - Postponed


Ian and Sam sit, side by side. In the center half of the camera view.

Ian and Sam take out an Up&Go and shake it, fairly synchronized.

An arm comes into frame on Ian’s side of the camera view, with ‘church’ written/stuck to the forearm. The hand is opened, as if asking specifically for the Up&Go.

Ian shakes the hand cautiously, and gives his Up&Go (having not opened it), and the hand takes it promptly out of shot, then reappears quickly and briefly with a thumbs up.

A hand now appears on Sam’s side, again with ‘Church’ written/stuck to the forearm. The hand is opened, as if asking specifically for the Up&Go.

Sam holds the drink tighter, slightly twisting away, a childish ‘mine’ kind of gesture, and drinks it.

The hand goes a little sad/limp, for a moment, then half leaves the shot, pauses for a second in disappointment, then completely leaves.

Sam looks energized after his drink. Ian does not in comparison.



Ian and Sam take out watches and prepare to put them on.

The arm returns to Ian, open and asking for the watch.

Ian shakes the hand, in a more complicated ‘cool’ sequence this time, then happily gives his watch, and the hand takes it promptly out of shot, then reappears briefly with a thumbs up.

A hand now re-appears on Sam’s side. The hand is opened, as if asking specifically for the watch.

Sam turns slightly and puts it on his own wrist.

The hand goes a little sad/limp, for a moment, then half leaves the shot, pauses for a second in disappointment, then completely leaves.

Sam looks at his watch smugly. Ian looks over to see the time on Sam’s watch, who does allow him to, but shakes their head and thinks Ian’s an idiot.



Ian and Sam take out a hand full of ten or so monopoly $20 notes each

The arm returns to Ian, open and asking for the cash.

Ian does a rather groovy hand shake sequence with the hand, and then gives all but a few of the notes and the hand takes it promptly out of shot, then reappears briefly with a thumbs up.

A hand now re-appears on Sam’s side. The hand is opened, as if asking specifically for the cash.

Sam hits the hand to shoo it away.

The hand slowly backs away and out of shot in one smooth retreating motion.

Sam puts the cash in his pocket. And grins. Ian, looks a little anxious, biting his lip, looking at his left over cash.



A single rising trumpet call is heard, “doo doo dee”, and both look surprised and alert.

Ian’s side hand comes back into frame, no longer with ‘’church’ label, and hands over two six packs of Up&Go’s, and once the drinks are taken leaves.

Sam looks on a little in shock.

Ian’s hand comes back into frame, and hands over a large wall clock and leaves.

Sam still looks on in disbelief.

Ian’s hand comes back into frame, and hands over an oversized Piggy bank with $500 notes poking out the top.

Sam is in total shock/amazement.

Ian’s hand comes back one more time, stretches out, a scar in the hand is now clearly visible to the camera, and it ‘asks’ to take him away, and holding hands, does so. Ian leaves out to the side.

Sam is left there for a moment, still in shock, and looking around to where Ian’s gone.

Then Sam’s side hand comes in, with no label but a Scar, asking for Sam’s hand, but Sam’s, given a little fright to see the hand, Sam’s impulse is to clutch his money and turns away again.

Jesus, hand leaves slowly, looking more open-tense-desperate the further out of shot it gets, twisting slightly – pleading to be grasped before it’s too late.

Sam too busy, with himself misses the invitation. Then moments later, looks at the watch, listens to it, shakes it, taps it, then looks up, straight at the camera scared. Sams time is up.

Fade.

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