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Production: 'Almost Eight'

Brian (Supporting)

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Casting "Almost Eight," a student film for NYU. Synopsis: A dysfunctional family is trying to make it's way out of the house in the morning without being late, but each family memb...more

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Male, ages 12-15, All Ethnicities

Role Description

Brian: (Supporting) the boy who lives next door to the family. He is also blind. He doesn't know it, but the youngest daughter of the family is in love with him.

"Brian" Sides

EXT. BRIAN’S FRONT YARD - 7:41 AM
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Suddenly, Jade is surprised by Brian, the blind boy who is her neighbor, behind her.
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JADE
Oh! Brian!
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BRIAN
Jade!? What are you - How did you
get here? You smell...not good.
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JADE
Oh I was just coming over to say
hi, I...I... saw you from my house.
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BRIAN
OH.. Wait. I didn’t hear you come
up. Why were you on the ground?
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JADE
I love you Brian!
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BRIAN
Umm…
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JADE
I know you’re blind and I’m not,
but I think we could be really good
you know! I think we could like,
totally have like a life together!
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BRIAN
But... we’re 12…
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Jade looks crestfallen. Jade and Brian stand in silence. Tears roll down Jade’s cheeks.
She sniffles. Brian perks up at the sound. He looks concerned.
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JADE
Umm... I have to go.
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BRIAN
Wait! Uh.. My stick. You kinda knocked it
out of my hand…
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Jade looks at his stick on the ground. She bursts into
tears.
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JADE
(in between sobs/
unintelligible)
I’m so sorry... I’m so stupid... I
should just leave... I knew you
could never love me. I wish I was
blind too. Why is this happening.
Oh my god, I’m so dumb. It’s
pathetic. I just.. I. Just. I -
!
Brian looks all together confused, as well as a bit
frightened. Jade manages to pick up his stick, and place it
in his hand, despite her emotional state. Sobbing, she
begins to walk back to her house.
!
BRIAN
Wait... Wait!
!
Brian is steps behind Jade as she marches towards her house.
By now Jade has nearly reached her porch. She is so absorbed
in her sobbing that she has failed to notice Brian behind
her. Desperate, Brian reaches out with his stick. He lifts
it high as if to tap her, but instead hits her hard in the
back. Shrieking in pain, she turns around, finally noticing
him.
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JADE
Ahh!! Brian! What was - why did you
hit me!?
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BRIAN
I’m sorry! I was just trying to tap
you, you started walking so fast. I
just -
!
He reaches out for her. She grabs his shoulder, steadying
him. He lets go of his stick, putting both hands on her
shoulders.
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BRIAN
I don’t know if I’m in love with
you. I mean. I don’t think I really
get that. But. You are, um. I like
your voice. Your voice is very
pretty.
!
With this, Jade is beaming.
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JADE
You like my voice! You do! Oh my
gosh. I don’t even. That’s so -
wait. You like my voice like you
like my voice or you like like my
voice? Cuz I don’t know if I can
take any more heartbreak Brian, I
really don’t think I could live -
!
Suddenly Brian lunges forward. He smashes his lips into
Jade’s left eye. Jade pulls back. She clutches her eye in
pain, but at the same time she is smiling from ear to ear.
!
BRIAN
Oh my gosh. Are you okay? Was that.
Your? Eye?
!
Jade reaches down and picks up his stick, she puts it in his
hand and kisses him on the cheek, turning him back towards
his house.