Diamond Rose

Log Line
Out of work actress goes to a horse ranch to learn how to love again. 

Script Info
Script Type: Feature
Genre: Family Romance
Est. Budget: Less than $1M

Screenplay Synopsis
Out of work actress Sophia can't seem to catch a break until her manager announces he's sending her to a New Mexico horse ranch to learn how to rope and ride for an upcoming Western that his director friend is casting.  Sophia has recently been dumped by her fiancĂ©.  When she arrives at the ranch Sophia is surprised to learn the ranch owners are three single brothers.

Older brother Owen, the ranch manager, level headed and accommodating.  Youngest brother Jesse, free spirited and aloof.  Middle brother Clay is reasonable and grounded.  He's the firm hand of the group, he works with the horses and everything has a reason to be where it is.  Clay is tough, but fair, he starts working with Sophia and at once they are at odds -- the city girl and the cowboy.  Sophia begs her manager to let her come back home, he tells her to stay put, she needs the acting job.

We learn Clay once had a chance to be a singer, he chose the ranch and his family over a music career.  Sophia catches him at night working on a song he has been writing, a love ballad.  She goes with Jesse to karaoke night and Clay shows up.  The brothers duel over a Clay Walker fun stomping song, Sophia is stunned that hard-nosed Clay can be so much fun.  Sophia assumes Clay has a girlfriend in town, now curious she follows him a few nights later and finds him at a resident care facility -- his mother's room.  She is suffering from advanced Alzheimer's.  This is also a different side of Clay that Sophia has not seen.   Confused about her feelings for Clay, Sophia calls her best friend Mary Beth for advice, whom shows up with a suitcase full of sexy cowgirl clothes.  She wants Sophia back in the dating game.

Clay tells Sophia he is putting together a charity event at the ranch to raise money for Alzheimer’s Awareness.  Sophia wants to help and promises to be there, as just before the event, Sophia's manager calls and tells her to fly back home immediately, the director has decided to hire her.  Mary Beth sent the manager a video of Sophia riding and shooting.

Sophia is torn.  She has no choice but to leave.  Clay is hurt, he turns inward, becoming angry, the brothers see his pain.  The day of the charity event arrives and Clay sits by himself finishing the love song he has been writing -- Sophia walks through the door.   She turned down the acting job.  Clay tells her the love song is for her.  A gift of hope.

Clay’s mother is at the event, as he climbs on stage and begins to sing the new song, capturing everyone’s attention, the audience erupts with excitement -- the song is a hit.  Sophia’s manager and the film director arrive, they want Sophia for the movie.  Owen and Jesse join Clay on stage, the three brothers kick into the fun stomping Clay Walker karaoke song driving the film toward the closing credits.  Sophia and Clay finish the moment in each other’s arms.