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Ramona (Lead)

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Casting "Gavage." Synopsis: A cult holds a teenage girl against her will. But is there more to her captors than meets the eye?

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Female, ages 18-25, Caucasian

Role Description

Ramona: (Lead) to play 15, brave, determined, serious--even when she's making light of things. Ramona is girl who has already seen way too much darkness for a teenager. She is imbued with defiance and is much stronger than her emaciated frame suggests. Her goal: escape her captors, or die trying.

Auditions

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Ramona Sides

GAVAGE CHARACTER SIDES - RAMONA - 01/22/14

Written by Matt Reynolds

SCENE ONE - KIRSTEN

INT. SOUP KITCHEN - DAY

Kirsten (15) and Francis (16) are behind a counter. Both are

dressed in aprons, handing out bread and soup to a line of

homeless men and women.

KIRSTEN

You should really be careful what

you say to my father.

FRANCIS

Why?

KIRSTEN

He told me why you come here,

Francis.

He says nothing.

KIRSTEN

Play dumb if you like. My Dad tells

me everything.

FRANCIS

Everything?

KIRSTEN

When it comes to you. Yeah. I know

all about your meeting outside 7-

11. Why else would you volunteer

your time? You don’t strike me as

the religious type, Francis.

FRANCIS

Really.

KIRSTEN

Not at all.

FRANCIS

And what type are you?

KIRSTEN

I’m a good Christian girl. A

successful career as a doctor or

lawyer already mapped out for me by

my loving Pastor father.

FRANCIS

So, this straight-laced exterior is

all an act.

KIRSTEN

I’m just smarter than you. I see

the futility of rebelling. Your

type piss everyone off and then you

fail. Appearances are everything.

This way, I get to do what I want.

FRANCIS

If that’s really true you won’t

mind joining me out back for a hit

of ice then.

KIRSTEN

All right. I’ll see you out back in

two minutes.

Francis pulls off his apron and throws it down to the floor.

FRANCIS

I’ll be waiting.

Kirsten gives a homeless guy a winning smile. She serves him

a bowl of soup.

KIRSTEN

God bless you.

EXT. LOADING DOCK - DAY

Francis, zones out, smoking a cigarette.

KIRSTEN

(O.S.)

So, where is it?

Francis takes a drag on a cigarette, turns to greet Kirsten,

who looks a little apprehensive.

KIRSTEN

I’m ready.

FRANCIS

You really want to do this?

KIRSTEN

Yeah. You think I didn’t do ice

before?

FRANCIS

You’re okay with doing it here?

Kirsten turns back to the loading dock.

FRANCIS

Do you even know what ice is?

KIRSTEN

Yes.

FRANCIS

So you know that it’s the same

thing as crack?

KIRSTEN

Yeah. What did I just say? I’ve

done it before.

FRANCIS

You’re full of shit.

Francis takes a few steps closer to her.

KIRSTEN

Where’s the ice?

Francis leans in and kisses her. She doesn’t resist.

SCENE TWO - RAMONA

INT. LIVING ROOM - NIGHT

Playing on a toy xylophone, Ramona (15) sits crossed-legged

on the carpet, transformed, her hair tied back

She smiles as Jo (30s) crosses the room, closes the window

and draws the drapes together.

JO

It’ll be light soon. We have to

keep them closed.

RAMONA

It’s hot in here.

JO

It’s normal. Soon you’ll feel

cold... Until we do it again. You

want me to run you bath?

RAMONA

No, I can do it.

Jo sits on the sofa. She brushes Ramona’s hair to one side to

reveal -

A BANDAGE on Ramona’s neck.

RAMONA

What was your first time like?

JO

Painful. After it was done though,

I was grateful. In time, you’ll

feel grateful too.

RAMONA

I’m sorry.

JO

There’s nothing to be sorry for,

sweetheart.

RAMONA

I don’t want to disappoint you. I

don’t want to disappoint Him.

Jo peels the bandage off to show a HEALING BITE MARK BENEATH.

Ramona winces as Jo touches it. Jo takes some ointment and

rubs it into the BITE MARK, then applies a fresh bandage.

JO

You’re special to me. You know

that, right?

RAMONA

You’re special to me too.

Jo kisses her on the forehead.

JO

Shutter the windows. Then come

upstairs.

Jo gets up and leaves the room.

RAMONA

Goodnight, Jo.

JO

Goodnight.

The smile fading from her face, Ramona crosses to the window.

She looks at the high wall at the back of the ratty backyard,

opening her palm to reveal -

THE LONG RUSTY NAIL.

Her face betraying nothing, she begins to shutter the

windows, enveloping herself in pitch black darkness.