Elevator Pitch

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FADE IN

INT OFFICE BUILDING LOBBY - DAY

MARK ZUCKERBERG is getting on an elevator. He tells his security detail to wait in the lobby. Just as the doors are closing ALADER (wearing a baseball-style hat with a glittery rhinestone D on it ) rushes past the security and onto the elevator. The doors close. It is just Mark and Alader on the elevator.

ALADER :

Mark, so glad we have a few seconds to talk.

Mark is wearing smart glasses that are jacked into the global Facebook graph intelligence unit. He receives the feed and looks at Alader.

MARK :

You are Alader. I see you like Florida, can I tell you about a time share opportunity?

ALADER :

No Mark! I like "Florida Man." It's a funny meme on Reddit?!?! Never mind, listen.

MARK (whispering to the global graph intelligence unit) :

He said something about Reddit. Should I tell him that thing we made up about how Reddit is poisoning people's drinking water?

ALADER (interupting) :

Mark, dude, listen. I can save you from yourself. I mean, the governments of the world are coming for you. The people of the world are coming for you. The investors of the world are coming for you. But what keeps you up at night is the little voice, deep inside, that knows that what you've done is wrong. Evil and wrong.

MARK (brave for a beat and then he takes the glasses off and breaks down) :

Oh my god, how do you know that? It's so true! (sobbing) They won't let me leave. They make me wear these glasses... and they monitor my every move and everything I say.

ALADER (cooly) :

Like I said. I can save you. Have you heard of DeSo?

MARK :

I have, but they keep telling me it is fake news.

ALADER :

It is not fake news. It's a platform that gives individuals the freedom to craft their own presence online. It gives creators the tools to connect with their audiences. It gives entrepreneurs an economic system within which innovation is rewarded. It gives developers the opportunity to build the next generation of the internet.

MARK :

It's real?

ALADER :

Oh, it's real.

MARK :

That sounds so much better than Facebook.

ALADER :

It is.

MARK :

I wish I could tell everyone to leave Facebook and go find DeSo.

ALADER :

You can. (Alader moves a section of rhinestone on the hat to reveal a camera). We are streaming now on the DeSo network, and being relayed across the internet.

MARK (Realizing the elevator has stopped and the doors are about to open, looks directly into Alader's camera) :

Free yourselves. Free! Your! Selves! Go find this DeSo thing. (turning to Alader). How do they find DeSo?

ALADER :

Well there are many sites. GiftClout.com or Diamondapp.com are two good places to start.

The elevator doors open. Security rushes in. They try to grab Mark and Alader...

MARK :

Free yourselves. Go DeSo. Do it now.

HARD CUT TO BLACK

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