The Road to Fame

by Sofia Vaccaro, age 10
The Road to Fame

“April c’mon don’t be nervous. You can do this. You are a great actress. It’s not wrong that you called in sick, right? Because you were pretty sick of work anyway.”

 

INT. Restaurant – DAY

APRIL, 20 years old, waitress, is telling the specials of the day to some customers.

April’s boss, GEORGE, 45 years old, starts walking near April and grabs her arm and tells her he needs to talk to her.

GEORGE

You’ve been doing really good work lately, so I’m giving you a promotion as Co-Assistant.

April’s face freezes.

APRIL

(squeaky)

Oh, that’s really great, thank you. But that’s a lot of responsibility, are you sure you want to give me that responsibility?

April goes back to working, turns to the table. George gets a phone call and takes it.

CUT TO:

INT. APRIL’S APARTMENT – NIGHT

April’s best friend and roommate, NAOMI, 20 years old, who wants to be a model, is sitting on the couch watching Pretty Little Liars. April walks through the door and plops on the couch next to Naomi.

APRIL

I had the worst day at work today! I got promoted to co-assistant.

NAOMI

April, that’s great! I don’t get what is so bad about that.

APRIL

It is longer hours and then I don’t  have as much time to get to audition, I just wanted it to be a job ‘til I get my big acting break.

April stands up to go to bed.

FADE TO:

INT. April’s bedroom – Day

April wakes up and falls off her bed. She looks at her alarm clock and realizes she’s late for work. April stands up and rushes to get ready.

CUT TO:

INT. BUS – DAY

JULIA, 23 years old, works with April, friend.

Julia walks into work.

April calls Julia.

APRIL

I need you to do a favor for me.

JULIA

Sure, what is it?

APRIL

Can you stall George until I get to work?

JULIA

Okay I will try. Bye.

APRIL

Bye, thanks.

April hangs up.    

CUT TO:

INT. RESTAURANT – DAY

April walks in to the work. Julia is talking to George near the cashier because she was stalling him for April. Julia walks away towards April.

JULIA

Thank god you are here, I have been stalling George by telling him about the boundary of hygiene.

APRIL

Sorry, my alarm clock broke and I overslept. Thank you so much.

JULIA

You’re welcome.

Julia and April go do their work.

FADE TO:

INT. APRIL’S APARTMENT – NIGHT

April’s phone rings and she picks it up. It’s a MOVIE PRODUCER, 46, black hair, in a suit. April squeals and then she answers.

THEATRE PRODUCER

Hello, is this April Sousa?

APRIL

Um, yes this is April Sousa.

THEATRE PRODUCER

Yes I’m calling to tell you that there is an audition tomorrow for a new movie and I think that you would be great for the part, so I’m inviting you to come.  

APRIL

Yes, I would love to come tomorrow to the audition.

THEATRE PRODUCER

So I will see you there.

APRIL

Yes, you will definitely see me there. Thanks so much for calling.

THEATRE PRODUCER

Bye now.

APRIL

Bye!

April hangs up and turns on the T.V.

FADE TO:

INT. -APRIL’S APARTMENT – NIGHT

Naomi walks in. April is sitting on the couch.

APRIL

I have just the greatest news.

NAOMI

Really, what is it?

APRIL

A movie producer called me and asked  me to come to an audition. He said that he thinks I’m great for the part.

NAOMI

Wow, thats great, but…

APRIL

But what?

NAOMI

But what about work?

APRIL

I will just call in sick. He will never know that I wasn’t sick. It’s not like he’s going be at the audition.

Naomi walks away with a nervous look on her face.

CUT TO:

EXT. sidewalk- day

April is walking to her audition.

APRIL

(speaking to herself)

April c’mon don’t be nervous. You can do this. You are a great actress. It’s not wrong that I called in sick, right? Because I was pretty sick of work anyway.

FADE TO:

INT. theater- day

April walks into the theater.

THEATRE PRODUCER

Oh I am so glad you are here, you are next to audition.

APRIL

That’s great I will just go get my costume, and I am glad to be here.

It is all my pleasure.

April walks to her dressing room to put on her costume.

FADE TO:

INT.theater- day

As April steps out of her dressing room her eyes get big as bowling balls. She sees her boss standing right there talking to his son and he looks over at her. She tilts her hat over her face and looks away. But he sees her anyway.

GEORGE

What are you doing here? I thought you were sick!

APRIL

Well funny story, I got this audition that I really wanted so I just called in sick. Ha ha ha funny right?

GEORGE

That’s not funny. That’s lying.

APRIL

Are you going to fire me?

GEORGE

No, I’m not going to fire you, because I love you!

APRIL

Say what in the who now?

George leans in to kiss April. She slaps him right across the face.

GEORGE

Hey what did you do that for?

APRIL

Because you’re a idiot and why the heck in the world did you do that?

GEORGE

Because I love you!

APRIL

I QUIT!!!

April walks into the audition stomping

 

CUT TO:

INT.April’s apartment- Day

One month later. April is sitting at the table looking through her mail when she sees there is a letter from the producer.

She opens it. It says, “Congratulations, you did not get the role”

 

APRIL

(speaking to herself)

How is that congratulations?

April sees on her computer that there’s an email from the producer. It says, “Sorry about our letter, it got cut off. What it is supposed to say is: congratulations you did not get the role you auditioned for but there’s an even better role for a different movie that we decided to give you.” April does a quick squeal and smiles and then closes the email.

End CREDITS

 

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