Host… Alex Moffat
Andrew… Kyle Mooney
Kenan Thompson[Starts with Host speaking on the stage]
Host: Hello. Welcome to the 16th Annual AnnArbor Short Film Festival. Um, so tonight we’ve got a really special one for you. I think you’re gonna love it. Also, stick around after the screening for a Q&A with the cast and crew. And now, without any further due, I present Qua.[The movie starts] [Emily is looking herself at the mirror. She looks sad.] [Cut to Emily running from something. She falls and looks back. It turns out she is running away from herself.]
Emily: [scared] It’s me.[Cut to Host clapping on the stage]
Host: Now, please help me welcome the cast and crew of Qua.[Cut to the audience. All of them except one stands up and walk to the stage.]
Come on up, guys. Yeah, awesome. Very cool. Excellent. Yeah, congrats guys. Cool. Thank you all for being here. Alright. And um, I gotta say, truly stunning work. Okay, let’s just jump right in and get some audience questions.[Cut to Vanessa sitting alone at the audience. There is a mic.]
Vanessa: Oh. I guess I’ll go. Um, good job everybody. Um, what was that all about?
Andrew: Um, for me I guess it’s sort of about just the holocaust.[Cecily takes the mic]
Cecily: Oh, yeah, sorry. Um, and just a piggy back off of what Andrew said, it’s also about like, “Yeah, why do we wear make up?”[Beck takes the mic]
Beck: Yeah, right. But at the end of the day, it’s also comedy.
Host: Okay, great. Um, let’s take another question.[Cut to Vanessa sitting alone at the audience.]
Vanessa: Okay. Um, I’ll go again. Um, for the actress I guess, did you get to do any improv on set?[Cut to the stage]
Emily: Oh. [she takes the mic] Yeah, that was a great question. There wasn’t a ton of improv coz you know, it was such a great script. But I did get to improv a few little things like, you know, the part where I said, “It’s me.” You know, that was improvised. And then you know that part where I was running and I fell down, that was also improvised. And then, the part where I was in the bathroom, that was all improv. But other than that, it was really, really scripted.
Host: Okay. Let’s take one more question.[Cut to Vanessa sitting alone at the audience.]
Vanessa: Dammit. Oh, um, what were some of your influences for this movie?[Cut to the stage. Mikey gets the mic.]
Mikey: Um, I guess for me, I’d say Richard Linklater and Charlie Kaufman.
Beck: Yeah, for me I definitely say Charlie Kaufman and Richard Linklater. Yeah.
Kate: I guess for me it was sort of the combination of Richard Linklater and also Charlie Kaufman.
Aidy: And for me, it was the British Office.
Host: Okay. So, we have time for 10 to 15 more questions. Yes, miss.[Cut to Vanessa sitting alone at the audience.]
Vanessa: I guess, can you tell me about the music. And also, you don’t need to pass the mic if that will make this go faster.
Kenan: No, we don’t mind.
Emily: Um, this is actually a really cool story. The music was supposed to be an original song by Alicia Keys.
Host: Oh, that’s cool.
Emily: Yeah, yeah. But then, um, right before we started shooting we realized that none of us had Alicia’s email or anything. So, we couldn’t do that.
Host: Now, I gotta jump in here. Um, obviously there was a lot of symbolism in the movie.
Host: Does anyone have any questions about the symbolism? Um, yes you, putting on your coat and purse.
Vanessa: Oh! Yes, um, can you talk about the number 3s that were all over the woods.[Cut to the stage]
Kenan: [gets the mic] Thanks a lot. I’m sorry, what 3s?[Cut to Vanessa]
Vanessa: There were huge number 3s all over the woods in that woods scene?[Cut to the stage. All the members are looking at each other’s faces confused.]
Kenan: I have no idea what you are talking about.
Host: Okay. We’re almost out of time. But real quick, why don’t we go down the line and just say what you’re working on now.
Kenan: Nothing for me.
Kate: I’m doing some grocery shopping later today.
Mikey: Um, I’m doing nothing.
Beck: Nothing for me.
Cecily: Um, I’m going camping. Not this weekend but next.
Andrew: Um, I’m also doing nothing.
Emily: Um, I’m in ‘the Girl On the Train’ which is out in threatres right now.
Host: Oh, fun. Cool.[The End]