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Production: 'Run' (See all 5 roles)

Enzo Robenga (Lead)

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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 yo...more

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Seeking

Male, ages 18-30, African Descent, Ethnically Ambiguous / Mixed Race, African American, Hispanic, Native American, South Asian, Southeast Asian / Pacific Islander, Middle Eastern

Role Description

Enzo Robenga: (Lead) born Sept. 5, 1984, into the gang life, being exposed to the violence of the streets as early as the age of 7, witnessing the murder of his best friend who was hit by a stray bullet in a drive by. His mother was one of the original 9 members of the 3rd Street Psychos, guaranteeing and obligating him to a position the moment he was able to throw up his the 3rd Street Psychos signs. Whether it’s what he wanted or not, his life was decided for him before he was born. His mother would read to him as a child, rooting a deep love for books in him at an early age; he began reading at the age of 3, writing at the age of 5. Besides books, all he knows is the gang life. Being in a gang allowed Enzo to live out the life of a desperado, living for the thrill of the moment and the taste of money. He became a recognized as an official gang member at the age of 10 when he committed his first and initiative murder with the guidance of the leader of the gang’s leader, Luis. Being able to have the power of being able to end another human’s life at any moment was greater than any high a drug, woman, or book could give him, so he became addicted to it. As the years went by and Enzo’s behavior and violent tendencies grew more outrages and out of control, there seemed to be no end to it. Enzo had almost no boundaries or limits to what he would do, except two: no innocent people were to be hurt on purpose, keeping in mind that there is always collateral, and no harming of children. He had a stroke and went into a coma on Jan. 21, 2061, and passed on Apr. 30, 2061 at the age of 76.

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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?