Berlin, Alexanderplatz. Midday. Old peoples sitting on the streets. Old women are knitting and old men are listening to the radio while drinking beer. The people look exhausted and dissapointed. Between the high buildings in the background and the television tower the people look lost and not fitting in this modern world anymore. Few joung people are passing which don’t realize the old people anymore.In the front there is one young woman reading an article in the newspaper with the headliner : Where to go with the old people?
TEXT BOX 1
Berlin, April 6, 2021
Mrs. Bundeskanzlerin we need real help!
The office of the Bundekanzlerin. In the backgound the silhouette of Berlin. The Bundeskanzlerin is sitting on a chair behind her table. She looks worried and deep in thoughts.One assistant is standing in front of the window looking down on the street,where old people are protesting. They have signs in their hands: Old people not wanted anymore!50 years working for nothing!
We can’t pay enough pensions to the old people,because we don’t get enough revenues from the working part of our population.We don’t have enough young people and we also can’t let them work their wh*** life long.
Mrs. Bundeskanzlerin if there will be a economical recession we are in danger of more people who are dependable on the government. It could lead to more hungry people. And it is not only in Berlin, also Hamburg, Frankfurt and Cologne have serious problems.
I cannot let this happen. I will not. Not in my city.
Same location. The Bundeskanzlerin got up of her chair. Her assistant is standing closer to the desk and is looking to the Bundeskanzlerin.
I will ask for their help!
But who are they? It’s said the network was responsible for saving Bejing during the big people flood which came into the city and wasn’t handable anymore in 2018. But they’ve never taken credit. They never do.
So, if they’re real, I need to get in touch with them.I have to send an EVOKE to them!It has to come from me!
We see the message sent on the private, encrypted short message network. It is surrounded by a texture of ambient data, and layered on top of a map of Germany and a red locator dot over Berlin.
MESSAGE TEXT: This is an EVOKE from Berlin. Urgently require tactical social innovation deployment. Category: demographical change
TEXT BOX 1
A high-tech surveillance room. Computer and video screens relay news and images from all over the world. The star display is a digital world map, covered with data. We can see that the message from the previous panel is a small part of this map. In the foreground is ALCHEMY, in silhouette, sitting at a desk with a keyboard, a laptop, and a pencil and paper in front of him. He wears a wireless headset.
INSET PANEL C
ALCHEMY 1 (to himself – he should have a kind of smile when saying this line. He’s looking forward to the challenge.)
On one screen we see a picture of Ember, captioned with EVOKE MEMBER CODENAME: EMBER.On another screen there is a picture of Eureka, captioned with EVOKE MEMBER CODENAME EUREKA and on the third screen there is a picture of Quinn, captioned with EVOKE MEMBER CODENAME QUINN. A touch-screen button underneath their dossier says “ACTIVATE”. Alchemy is pushing it. (this could be broken into three panels, or a main panel and an inset of the action).
(This should be a main panel and an inset of the actions) Three different locations. In the first part of the picture is Ember on her mobile. In the background is a classroom with students.
TEXT BOX: University of Legon, Ghana.
In the second part of the picture is Eureka. She is carrying a big backpack and has a mobile in her hand. In the background small cottages and the start of an rain forest.
TEXT BOX: Punan, small village in the rainforest of Malaysia.
On the right side of the splittet picture is Quinn. In front of him is his laptop;he is wearing a headset. Behind him is a big bookshelf full of folders and different books ;maps are hanging on the wall.
TEXT BOX: Office in Bejing
It’s Alchemy. There’s a problem in Berlin.They can’t handle the consequences of the demographical change in Germany. I’m sending you in.
EMBER1: I’m on my way. I’ll be there as fast as I can.
EUREKA 1: First we fix Berlin and then the other towns of Germany!
QUINN: That will be a lot of of work, but I will think about solutions on my way to get there!
Berlin,The Bundeskanzler office.
A big-screen TV is flashing “INCOMING CALL.”
It’s for you, madame. It’s him.
So he really does exist.
ALCHEMY appears on the screen. That is, Alchemy’s digital avatar appears.
Mrs. Bundeskanzler, this is Alchemy. You are EVOKE number 018967. Are you aware of how we work?
I’ve only heard the same legends as everyone else.
INSET PANEL B
Let’s see Alchemy’s face for this line.
And that’s what you’ll keep telling people.
Officially, we don’t exist.
EUREKA ,EUREKA and QUINN walking trough Berlin, making notes and talking to the people.
OFF-PANEL (text box, quotes?)
Our specialists will handle your demographical change, but everything is off the books.
A wide shot of Berlin, looking down from the television tower.
OFF-PANEL 1 (text box? But make clear that this is the Bundeskanzlerin speaking, not Alchemy)
When does the team arrive?
OFF-PANEL 2 (text box? This is Alchemy speaking .)
Mrs. Bundeskanzlerin we don’t waste time. My team is already there.
To Be Continued …