Film: Student Films

'Run'

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Company

Ex'pression College for Digital Arts
Adrian Cabral, dir.

Production Description

Casting student film "Run." A high ranking gang member is given the task of watching his leader's younger brother for the night, and through their interactions, we find that the younger brother, just like our gang member does, resents the life his older brother is forcing him to live and wants to escape but is obligated by family. Our gang member chooses to help the younger brother, risking a war within his gang, only to see the younger brother become a victim of the streets.

Rehearsal and Production Dates & Locations

Rehearses Sept. 2 at 5 pm. Shoots two days between Sept. 3-5 at 2713 Coolidge Ave., Oakland, CA.

Compensation & Union Contract Details

No pay, but meals and travel provided.

Auditions

Seeking submissions from: oakland, CA; San Francisco, CA Sign up or Log In to apply.

Sides

INT. DINING ROOM BOOK SHELF - NIGHT

Diego finds Enzo’s journal and begins to read it, flipping excitedly from one page to the next.

Enzo finishes his drink.

He gets up and gets another one from the other room, walking by Diego.

DIEGO
Hey, what is this? Your journal?

Enzo lunges and snatches it, almost knocking Diego over
ENZO
Give me that!
Enzo cradles the book, shielding it from the real world.
DIEGO
Wait! I need to -

ENZO
NO! This isn’t just a book. This is
my life and everything that’s ever
happened!

DIEGO
Please! People like us can learn
from you!

ENZO
I can’t. Drop it Diego! This is
bigger than you!

DIEGO
Enzo, you don’t understand what
this book could do for me, what you
could do for me.

Diego waves his arms, motioning towards the streets and back
to Enzo.
DIEGO
You can help me escape all this! My
brother! These streets!

ENZO?
Drop it Diego! You don’t understand what could happen!
DIEGO
I know there’s more out there. Why
will no one tell me how I get
there?

ENZO
(chuckling)
Look who you brother is. That’s
why.

DIEGO
I hear the stories about you and
the things you’ve done, but I can
see who you really are Enzo.

Enzo begins to get very close to Diego.

DIEGO
Why do you stay here! Why does
anyone want to live this life!

ENZO
You tell me kid! Whats easier?
Working a nine to five for bullshit
pay, or robbing someone that’s
packing a few thousand and a pound
or two of dope?

Enzo steps towards Diego, almost in his face. Diego steps back.

ENZO
When you come from this place, you
have the world against you.

Enzo takes another step forward again in Diego’s face.

Diego steps back again.

ENZO
Some people find ways to make sure
they don’t lose their life and take what they don’t have. Some people run, run and never look back.
Diego trips backwards onto a couch. Enzo is towering over him, ready to pounce.

ENZO
That’s the only way to escape this place. You see what I chose. What are you going to do?