- [Announcer] Film School Shorts is made possible by a grant from Maurice Kanbar celebrating the vitality and power of the moving image.
(upbeat music) (bangs) - [Green Rectangle] Oh, hello, CJ, you're early.
- [CJ] Mark?
- [Mark] Hey, wait, CJ?
- [Green Rectangle] Let's begin the tour.
So, here's the office space.
We're currently in the process of a new, huge project both of you will be working on.
We've already started on the base structure, but we think it's going to look pretty cool.
You'll both be working hard together.
(banging) - [CJ] No.
- [Mark] Hey.
- [CJ] Sure.
Time for Plan 1.
- [Mark] Did you just say something?
- [CJ] Uh, potatoes are fun.
(laughs) - [Mark] I didn't know you moved out here.
It's nice to see a familiar face.
- [CJ] Oh, it's only for this job.
I'm renting a place downtown.
How 'bout you?
I thought you were back on Earth.
- [Mark] Yeah, I was considering it after graduation, but this was so close to home without being home, plus the work is pretty cool and pays well.
Ooh, ah, sorry.
(banging) (booms) (laughs) Oh, by the way, we should swap numbers.
- [CJ] So, how do you like living in the asteroid belt?
- [Mark] Well, I grew up not too far from here and worked here several summers before, so it's not all that new for me.
- [CJ] Oh cool, me too.
I used to live near the rings and commuted to the fields, which, you know, kinda sucked, but I read a lot.
- [Mark] Wow, that's crazy.
- [CJ] I know.
I took, like, an hour one way.
- [Mark] No, I didn't know you could read.
(laughs) - [CJ] Whoa, Man, rude.
(dings) - [Mark] Oh, mind if I take this?
It's my girlfriend.
(gasps) (sad music) Hey, what's up?
Good, we just started the project, so not much to complain yet.
No, I'm not at the studio.
(sad music) - [Green Rectangle] Hey Markus, do you have a minute?
Can I talk to you briefly outside?
- [Mark] Sure, I'm good now.
Man, I don't work as hard as I could just because I don't stay overtime.
How's that fair?
I physically can't stay past seven because of train times, and we don't even get paid when we do.
None of the other robots stay overtime either.
- [CJ] Dude, I'm sorry you got the talk.
- [Mark] I don't wanna be a disposable thing.
I value my work, and I hope they did too.
I didn't even wanna come back to this city again.
- [CJ] Oh, really?
- [Mark] Postgrad life is hard, Man.
I miss my friends and girlfriend so much.
I only took this job because I thought the studio would be a nice fit.
(squeaking) - [CJ] Hmm, hmm, hmm?
- [Mark] Lunch?
- [CJ] Ah!
(laughing) - [Mark] So, I'm quitting.
- [CJ] Wait, what?
- [Mark] Yeah, I know I'm technically contracted for the full year, but I don't think I can handle staying at the studio for much longer.
I already have another job ready, and I have 'til the end of the week.
- [CJ] Whoa, whoa, big decisions.
Well, I'm happy for you.
What, you didn't wanna stay when I leave?
I didn't think you'd miss me that much.
- [Mark] That was a fact, Dear.
Who would eat lunches with me when you leave.
(laughs) I won't get any free food any more.
- [CJ] Oh, my God, stop.
- [Mark] I'll miss you.
- [CJ] Oh, my God.
- [Mark] I move you, may.
- [CJ] Oh, my God, Dude.
- [Mark] I'll miss you.
(laughs) - [CJ] God, stop, stop, stop right there.
(jazzy music) (disco music) (upbeat music) - [Announcer] Film School Shorts is made possible by a grant from Maurice Kanbar celebrating the vitality and power of the moving image.