Rough Diamonds script
Synopsis: ROUGH DIAMONDS centres on the relationship between city girl ex-pop star Chrissie Bright and her 13-year-old daughter Lisa. When Chrissie decides to ‘get out’ of Brisbane and heads towards Queensland’s outback, she meets Mike Tyrell, a cattleman who drives trucks to keep the bank at bay. He is single and lives with his 13-year-old sister Sam. Mike’s dream is to be a successful cattle breeder, Chrissie is seeking to find her ‘true self’. When Mike’s road train sideswipes Chrissie’s car, Mike’s moment of inattention changes both their lives.


Good morning, my name is Kristen

Richards. I'm an officer for the Miami

juvenile parole board, as some of you

already know...

Quick glance at Elena who rolls her eyes...


But that's not what brings me here today.

When I heard about Principal Mosster's

sex education program I thought I'd

volunteer my own personal story, in hopes

that you might learn from the mistakes I

made. Back in High school all I wanted to

do was get drunk, stoned and laid...

The students roar their approval.


By my junior year, my life was a blur of

cheap beer, anonymous sex, partying every

night of the week...

Elena covers her mouth, as if to cough...


(through fake coughs)


Kristen ignores the slur.

"Wild Things 3" 03/22/2004 5.


And then, one night at some pathetic frat

party, someone slipped a roofie in my

drink...and raped me.

This quiets the auditorium.


There isn't a day goes by my skin doesn't

crawl when I think of the violation and

humiliation I endured. I can promise you

that if you make the same kind of wrongheaded

choices I did, you'll be seeing

Dr. Borman...

Chad steps to the podium.


Thank you, Miss Richards. My name's Dr.

Chad Borman. I run the forensics lab at

the police department, where my work has

helped convict hundreds of sex offenders.

Most teens like Ms. Richards never get

their lives together. The physical scars

may go away, but the emotional damage

stays forever.

While Chad drones on, MUDDY, a Gremlin-eyed drooler, sitting in

front of Elena, looks back at her shapely legs as she puts them up

on the back of the chair. He spots the ugly plastic bracelet

locked around one of her ankles.

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Donald Crombie

Donald Crombie is an Australian film and television director. He was educated at the Anglican Church Grammar School and studied at National Institute of Dramatic Art. Crombie started work at the Commonwealth Film Unit in 1963. more…

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