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Rick (Supporting)

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Casting "Madam Sarina's," a student film for New York Film Academy about Issy, a promising high school senior in the running for a full ride academic scholarship to the college of ...more

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Male, ages 41-52, Caucasian

Role Description

Rick: (Supporting) the head of the scholarship committee. Rick is very conservative and narrow minded. Rick’s world revolves around the bureaucracy of the educational administration. He doesn’t like things that are different or disrupt the order of his strictly structured world. such as a whore, a violent drunk, and a fortune teller.

Rick Sides

RICK Well Isabella, on paper you seem to
have all the qualities that we look for in candidates for this scholarship. However, we do like to know that our students have a background encouraging strong moral fiber and traditional family values. So Isabella, can you tell me a little about your family?
ISSY Oh, actually it’s just Issy.
RICK Okay, Issy, your family?
ISSY My Family, well, we’re pretty
average. My mom and I are very close. She’s a great role model. Kind, honest, wise. I’m very lucky to have her.
RICK And what exactly does she do?
ISSY Oh,... well...
RICK Okay Issy, this all looks pretty
good. Just one concern. I don’t see anything here about your father.
ISSY Oh yeah, right, well...
SARINA’S. We move across a shelve with several photos of Sarina with different men, then we pass one of Lexi’s vibrators, the last photo is of Sarina Alone with her hands up and shoulders shrugged.
OFFICE.
ISSY He’s dead, yeah, he died a long
time ago.
(CONTINUED)
CONTINUED:
2.
Issy eyes
RICK Single parent household. Hmmm.
That’s what I was afraid of. You see Isabella...
ISSY Oh, well actually, my mom, she got
re-married, a few years ago. Yeah, my step dad, yeah.
RICK Okay Isabella, just one more thing.
In certain cases, like to meet the family’s of the candidates prior to making my decision. Could I stop by tonight?
widen, her face turns white.
ISSY Actually tonight’s not a great
night.
RICK Isabella tomorrow is the deadline.
In order to make an informed decision, I need to see how the family dynamic works. Especially in your particular, situation. Is there a problem?
ISSY No, no problem.
Sarina places a plate of food in front of Rick. Syd spreads overly generous portions of butter on a dinner role.
SYD That’s why I’m trying to get Issy
to focus on the medical field. Doctors today. I don’t need you to nit-pick my lifestyle doc. I need medical advice. I mean I can hardly hold down a meal. I lost most of my taste buds Rick. There’s just gotta be some connection, some medical explanation for all these health problems. Honey, do I have time to step out for a smoke?
SARINA Syd please we’re about to eat.
(CONTINUED)
CONTINUED:
3.
RICK It’s true, the medical system in
this country is deteriorating. What do you think Issy, is the medical field something you’re interested in?
ISSY Well, I kinda want to keep my
options open. There’s so much to learn out there, I don’t wanna limit myself.
RICK I like that answer Issy.
Would
Can I Issy?
ISSY anyone like anything else?
SYD get my coffee topped off
SARINA Well dig in guys, this is one of
Issy’s favorites. It’s some kinda Meat and canned soup. Gramma makes it, so, there might be booze in it.
Issy walks out of the room but stands where she can hear.
RICK You know, I didn’t know what to
expect coming over here, I mean with Issy’s unique background n all. But you two are a real pleasant surprise.
SARINA That’s so nice of you to say. You
know, Issy’s really depending on this scholarship.
SYD So what of it Rick? You gonna pick
Issy?
RICK Well, it’ll be a difficult
decision, but, at this point, I can’t imagine why not.