INT. A STUDIO IN LEO'S FILM SCHOOL – DAY
Sitting behind a table are Leo, Ramona, Simon, and Kenny, who agreed to fund the film on the condition that he gets to cameo.
Ramona leans over to Simon.
RAMONA: (whisper) Where is Kenny getting the money to fund this?
SIMON: (whisper) His parents, probably. They're crazy loaded.
Ramona's eyes widen.
SIMON: (whisper) You know how people have beach houses to vacation in? (pause) His family has an island.
RAMONA: Geez... Well, at least it's benefitting us somehow.
Simon shrugs again.
LEO: Alright, so, the first one up is Haley, auditioning for the role of Ruby. (to Haley) Haley, you're up.
After hours have passed, a BLONDE GIRL enters and takes the last seat in the audition line. Simon visibly stiffens.
RAMONA: (whisper) Where did Leo find all these people?
Simon's attention snaps away from the blonde girl. He looks at Ramona.
SIMON: Huh? Oh. Leo's something of a big deal in his school. Won a couple awards and stuff, so people take him pretty seriously.
RAMONA: (shocked) What? Why didn't you tell me?
LEO: (to Simon and Ramona) Pay attention, please. (to the BOY auditioning) Could you do that again, please? Thanks.
Simon sighs. He looks at the blonde girl again.
SIMON: I don't know. Didn't think it was important I guess.
RAMONA: Didn't think it was important! Christ!
Leo gives them a chastisting look. She looks back at him apologetically.
LEO: Alright. Our last audition for the day. Amelia? Please come up.
The blonde girl, revealed to be AMELIA, smiles as she walks towards the makeshift stage.
AMELIA: Sorry I'm late.
She lifts her hand and wiggles her fingers. A smirk is on her face.
AMELIA: Hi, Simon. You look well.
Simon looks at Leo. His jaw is clenched.
LEO: (mouths) Sorry.
Ramona furrows her brows.
RAMONA: (to Simon) Who's that?
SIMON: (gruffly) My ex.
LEO: So, Amelia. What have you prepared for us today?
AMELIA: I was hoping I could do this scene from one of your old films, Leo. wWth Simon. For old time's sake.
Ramona's head whips to face Simon, then back to Amelia.
RAMONA: What? No. Read from the script on the table.
Amelia furrows her brows.
LEO: You can read with Simon.
SIMON: What? No. You read with her. You read for everyone else.
LEO: Come on, man. You're just reading.
Simon glares at him. Ramona's mouth is agape as she watches the scene unfold before her.
AMELIA: Come on, Simon. It's just for old time's sake.
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Ramona & The Silver Screen | ✔︎Teen Fiction
In which Ramona Ramirez tries to make a movie and discovers more about herself and the people around her than she would have ever hoped to. Extended summary inside.