Film: Student Films

Production: 'Late for a Funeral' (See all 5 roles)

George (Lead)

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Casting a domestic drama, "Late for a Funeral," in which a middle-aged man facing the end of his life tries to reconnect with the daughter he lost contact with, and find redemption...more

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Male, ages 40-53, Caucasian

Role Description

George: (Lead) a washed-up alcoholic that lives his life by running away from it, he is of little words and has a face that shows his age and heartbreak, lives in a messy house on the Jersey Shore and makes little attempt at keeping things in order; must have a beard to be shaved off.

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Ending Dialogue

Mary takes a breath.

MARY (CONT’D)
Are you serious? Start over? You’ve been gone so long... and you just want to start over?

GEORGE
Yea, I was thinking about the...

MARY
Where have you been?
(beat)
GEORGE
Fucking up.

Mary looks at her father.

GEORGE (CONT’D)

Seems to be the only thing I’m good at.
(beat)

I don’t know what your mother saw in me. I never saw myself as a father.

They stop walking and face each other.

MARY
You weren’t much of one.

GEORGE
I never saw that you being alive is the only redeeming thing I have in my life.

Mary breaks eye contact and looks away. She crosses her arms.

MARY
Well why, why now?

She looks at him.

MARY (CONT’D)
What’s different?

GEORGE
I had an incident. I’m not doing so well in my health and it made me realize some things. But I’m here now. I want to spend the last of my life with my daughter. I want to be a father.

MARY
No...

GEORGE
But I...

George reaches for Mary’s arm. She pulls away.

MARY
No. Listen. This isn’t just some game you can start over whenever you’re losing. You come to me after years of never reaching out to me, not even a phone call. Now you start feeling sorry for yourself and you ask to spend the end of your miserable life with me? What? So I can take care of you? So I can open up and then get destroyed again when you die?

George looks around. They are in a graveyard.

MARY (CONT’D)
I have to go. I hope you’ve realized where we are now.

George looks down at the grave they are standing in front of.
Mary walks away.