Zac’s Cooking Show Script

BLACK SCREEN - TEXT

Fade-in clapping

NARRATOR

Ladies and gentlemen, welcome back to Zac’s Cooking Show!

INT. Fade in shot of kitchen with ZAC

ZAC

We have something very special in store for you today.

INT. Shot looking down on the plate

ZAC

Today we’re going to be making sushi with freshly caught fish off the San Diego coast.

INT. Zooming in on the microplastics within the fish

ZAC

Let’s start by taking out those pesky pieces of plastic! And, Oh shoot, I almost forgot. How are we going to cook with all this oil?!

ZAC begins to squeeze fish to ring oil off of fish

INT. Jumping ahead to fish already cooked and on plate

ZAC

Alright, now that we have our fish cooked, lets go ahead and try it.

INT. Takes a piece. Chewing with discomfort, puts down fork and reaches in his mouth. Takes out long piece of plastic, look of calm surprise on face

ZAC

Oops, looks like I forgot one piece. Remember folks, you’ll try your hardest, but you can’t get them all. Join me next time when we hopefully start to make a difference in our oceans and we are able to cook fish without trash!

FADE INTO BLACK SCREEN

Microplastics, 8 billion new little piece of trash enter our oceans each day

NARRATOR (reading text on screen)

EXT. Fish swimming around in ocean. All fish have a red dot on their scales.

Fish eats another fish and gains another red dot.

Fish is caught on hook and reeled up to pier.

FADE INTO NEXT SLIDE (BLACK SCREEN)

These microplastics can take over 600 years to fully decompose. In the meantime, many marine life are consuming these microplastics which is leading to the rapid development of biomagnification. When marine life consumes microplastics or toxic chemicals that are introduced to the ocean from human impact, the toxins are carried over to its predators and up the food chain. This results in higher concentrations of toxins in apex predators.

CHANGE SCREEN TO “CALL TO ACTION”

The more that you

We have something very special in store for you today.

Today we’re going to be making sushi with freshly caught fish off the San Diego coast.

Let’s start by taking out those pesky pieces of plastic! And, Oh shoot, I almost forgot. How are we going to cook with all this oil?!

Alright, now that we have our sushi made, lets go ahead and try it.

Oops, looks like I forgot one piece. Remember folks, you’ll try your hardest, but you can’t get them all. Join me next time when we hopefully start to make a difference in our oceans and we are able to cook fish without trash!