Sci-Fi Short Film “CC” | Starring Jewel Staite | DUST Exclusive

Sci-Fi Short Film “CC” | Starring Jewel Staite | DUST Exclusive


(intense electronic music) (siren wailing) (helicopter blades whirring) (rustling) – [Woman] This can be
disastrous for our plan. Head office is coming any minute. Let me see her. – [Man] This the best programmer we have. She’s doing a scan right now. I don’t know. This has never happened
before, so we’re just– – Is this it? If this isn’t sorted out
by the time my phone rings, we are pulling our investments. – Scan’s done. No anomalies in the aid code. It wasn’t a program misfire. – See? Now can I please see Addy? – Hang in there CC. This is just so … Our nanny’s aren’t violent. It couldn’t have been her fault. – You mean your fault? – I was protecting Addy! – These things record footage, yeah? – Yeah. (computer beeping) – Earlier, I need to see the lead up. Stop! Start there. ♪ Darkness cannot get here fast enough ♪ ♪ La luna ♪ ♪ My moon-a ♪ ♪ Come down come down ♪ ♪ My moon ♪ (emotional electronic music) – I love you, CC. – I love you too, my little one. Night night. (thumping) (electronic whirring) (door opening and closing) (foot steps) (glasses clinking) (sighs) – Lena, please keep the noise down. – [Lena] Shit! – Addy’s sleeping. – Sorry, I … She’s asleep already? I wanted to give her a kiss goodnight. – Her bedtime’s 7:30. – Well, it’s just passed. I’ll pop in quick. – Lena … Addy needs her sleep. And you’ve been drinking. It’s best if you don’t go in. – I’ve had a rough … Okay, just show me the
highlights then, please. – Of course. (electronic chirping) (soft electronic music) – [CC] Good morning. (laughing) You can’t sleep. – Are you okay? What happened today? – I got fired. Replaced by an aid. – Oh. I’m sorry, Lena. I know how hard you were working. – Fuck them. I was keeping up. – [CC] Your favorite, isn’t it? – [Addy] Thank you. (speaking foreign language) – [CC] Good. (laughing) Who’s that in the picture? – [Addy] Me and you. – [CC] That’s me and you? Wow! Good job! – There’s nothing more
you could have done. Aide workers are better
suited to some jobs, and when they are … it’s just best to let them take over. ♪ My moon-a ♪ ♪ Come down come down my moon ♪ – I love you, CC. – [CC] I love you too, my little one. Night night. (emotional electronic music) (chopping) – Is that Adelaide’s snack for tomorrow? I’ll do that. – No need. I know how she likes them. – It’s carrots, I can do it. – I’m quicker too. You get some sleep. You need your rest. – It’s fine, just let me do it. They’re already done. – You bought Prosper juice? That’s way too expensive. – Prosper’s the best. Addy deserves the best. – Well she’ll survive
on something cheaper. – Lena, is this about you losing your job? There’s no need to
sacrifice Addy’s wellbeing. – I am not! Just no more Prosper juice. Okay? – Lena, please put down the knife. You’re not in a stable frame– – I’m fine! (uneasy electronic music) – [CC] Yes, why? – What? Well I have more free time, so I can look after Adelaide myself. – No. You can’t. – Excuse me? – Addy needs me. – I may not be the best mom, but I’m okay. She’ll be fine without you. – Are you sure? Do you know what she’s most afraid of? – The dark. – Jellyfish. But it’s not the sting
she’s most afraid of. It’s the slime. I remember everything she’s every said. I have knowledge that would
take you lifetimes to learn. I can identify a sickness
and stop it in its tracks. If she runs out in front of a car, are you quick enough
to get to her in time? Strong enough to keep
it from crushing her? Okay is not good enough. Not when Addy can have the best. I know how to keep Addy
happy, healthy, and safe. You don’t even know the best juice to buy. – I’m her mom. She’s my child! And I know what’s best for my child. – Where are you going? – To kiss my daughter goodnight. – I can’t let you do that. (thumps) Lena. Lena, please try to calm down. (groaning) (shouts) – Call Clover Hill Nanny Agency! – I can’t let you do this to Addy. – This is Lena Howard. I would like to shut down my aid. Yes, I’m sure. Her registration number? It’s um … AID … (grunts) AIDCC280– (gasps) – Addy will be better off with me. (breathing heavily) – [Addy] CC? – Addy, honey. We have to go now. (somber electronic music) (phone ringing) – What did I just see? – She’s programmed to make
the best choice for the child. She thought she was the best choice. – We all know that the best can be programmed and reprogrammed. A shortsighted mistake in programming doesn’t have to cost us. Does it? You can fix this, right? – Yeah. – No, it … It wasn’t a mistake! – The mother? Well, if she survives, we can offer her compensation
to keep her quiet. And we can always turn this
thing on her if we have to. – You found what you needed! I get to see Addy now! Please! You promised! Let me see Addy. – Oliver. Showing emotion is just a tool for her. She’ll be fine. (clicks) (gentle piano music) – Where’s CC? – Hey, Adelaide! Don’t worry, I’m gonna be okay. We’re gonna be okay. (gentle guitar music) ♪ Darkness cannot get here fast enough ♪ ♪ La luna ♪ ♪ My moon-a ♪ ♪ I’ll stay asleep til dawn ♪ ♪ La luna ♪ ♪ La luna ♪ ♪ My moon-a ♪ ♪ Come down from there my moon ♪ ♪ La luna ♪ ♪ My moon-a ♪ ♪ I’ll stay asleep til dawn ♪ ♪ La luna ♪ ♪ My moon-a ♪ ♪ Darkness cannot get her fast enough ♪ ♪ La luna ♪ ♪ My moon-a ♪ ♪ I’ll stay asleep til dawn ♪

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