Script Files

How Did We Get Here?

Francis, a pessimist, and Chester, a happy go lucky pot head, struggle with two jobs they hate, all while Chester bounces his insane ideas off of Francis on how to get themselves out of their jobs. The only problem? One lacks motivation, and the other is almost always stoned. Francis drives a septic truck, and Chester works at a second hand sex toy store. How could it get any worse?

  • Travis Darkow
    Writer
    Jakob's Cove (TV Pilot) How Did We Get Here? (TV Pilot) Elizabeth (Short Film) Synapse (Short Film) Servile(?) (Short Film) Caged (Short Film) Retail Therapy (Short Film) Voyeur (Short Film)
  • Chris Isaacson
    Writer
  • Script Type:
    Television Script, Other
  • Number of Pages:
    30
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Script Language:
    English
  • First-time Screenwriter:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Atlanta Comedy Film Festival
    1459 Chamirey Dr SW Marietta, GA 30008
    June 15, 2018
    Official Selection
  • Olympus Film Festival Los Angeles
    3940 laurel canyon blvd PMB1562 Studio City, CA 91604
    January 21, 2019
    Official Selection
  • Olympus Film Festival Los Angeles
    3940 laurel canyon blvd PMB1562 Studio City, CA 91604
    January 22, 2019
    Semi-Finalist
  • The Laugh or Die Comedy Fest
    559 Parkway Gatlinburg, Tennessee 37738 United States
    January 30, 2019
    Finalist
  • Olympus Film Festival Los Angeles
    3940 laurel canyon blvd PMB1562 Studio City, CA 91604
    February 1, 2019
    Winner - Best Comedy Screenplay
  • Georgia Shorts Film Festival
    Atlanta, Georgia
    June 19, 2019
    Official Selection
Writer Biography - Travis Darkow, Chris Isaacson

My name is Travis Darkow, I am 26 years old from Bremerton Washington where I currently live with my wife and our dog Jax. I have had a passion for writing and creating since I was very young. I was always writing stories, usually about aliens or monsters, or making my own little comic books. As I got older I never stopped writing, all through school I took as many writing courses as I could and my passion only grew over the years. I enjoy all aspects of writing. I write poetry, I love writing and playing music, and have written fifty to a hundred original songs. I have about a dozen or so children's books that I have written as well. My greatest passion though is film. I absolutely fell in love with movies when I was a kid, and found that my absolute favorite thing in the world is writing and directing films. I've written, directed and edited around two dozen short films since the seventh grade, and in June 2019 I completed my first feature length horror/sci-fi film called Goodbye Tomorrow. I am currently writing and directing short and feature length original films, as well as developing an ever expanding list of original pilots and feature length screenplays that I have been hard at work writing. Crafting stories and creating whole new worlds that didn't exist before has always brought me much joy. It is truly my favorite thing in the world and I will never stop creating.

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Writer Statement

Horror and science fiction has been my passion for as much of my life as I remember. I recall watching the original House on Haunted Hill and Humanoids From the Deep with my grandpa when I was about 7 years old, and something clicked in my young brain at that point. A feeling that I had found something that spoke to me on a different level than anything else has ever done since. Creating horror, to me, is creating a terrifying environment where you can run around this disturbing playground, and by the end of it, feel relieved. Maybe relieved to just be done with the creepy visuals and sounds of a horror film. But also relief from releasing fears you have built up inside yourself, in a safe and engaging way. My favorite horror films are the ones that straddle the line between horror/science fiction, and psychological thriller or mystery. I love nothing more than leaving a theater, or sitting through the credits of a movie at home, and not being able to get what you just saw out of your head. Movies that make you think deeply about the world, and our relationships to the horrors and tragedies that occur here I find to be absolutely fascinating. These are the types of films I hope to craft as I continue my journey of writing and directing horror based films. I put a lot of thought and energy into crafting worlds full of foreshadowing and blink and you'll miss it details, and I strive to keep growing and pushing forward in my pursuit of my true passion.