Bee Games and How to Make Them

Doug Hawthorn

EXT. “TOMORROW I’LL BEGONIA” FLOWER SHOP. SPRING.
<b>BEE #1 (JOE?)</b>
<b>(heard but not seen)</b>
<i>"I just don’t understand it. Where is everybody? Business should be booming this time of year."</i>
Cut to a close-up of two bees inside, revealing that the characters aren’t human. We discover that the business they are talking about isn’t the flower shop, but the business of pollination.
<b>BEE #2 (BILL?)</b>
<i>"It’s the pesticides and intensive farming, man. We’re gonna die next if we don’t do something. We need to raise awareness, man."</i>
<b>BEE #1 (JOE?)</b>
<i>"Us? We’re bees. Humans won’t listen to us. They don’t even understand us. What could we possibly do?"</i>
<b>BEE #2 (BILL?)</b>
<i>"Whenever Sarah needs to looks something up, she goes over to that thing over there and touches that pad with the letters on it. We could give that a try, man."</i>
<b>BEE #1 (JOE?)</b>
<i>"I suppose it’s worth a shot."</i>
The bees fly over to Sarah’s computer, land on the desk and stare up at it in star-struck awe.
<b>BEE #1 (JOE?)</b>
<i>"I’m starting to have second thoughts about this. We don’t even know how it works. What if we get electrocuted or something?"</i>
<b>BEE #2 (BILL?)</b>
<i>"I’d rather die for a cause than by poison, man."</i>
Bee #1 shrugs in agreement and they begin frantically flying around the keyboard, landing on one key at a time slowly spelling out “H…o…w…t…o…s…a…v…e…t…h…e…b…e…e…s…” After grueling minutes of effort, they both land on the enter key and press with all their might. Three options appear in glowing boxes on the screen.
MAKE A GAME
START AN INDIEGOGO CAMPAIGN
WRITE YOUR LOCAL CONGRESSMAN