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Csa President Matthew Lessall Talks What You Should Know About Casting in the U.S. and U.K.

Last week, Backstage published an interview with Csa president Matthew Lessall and interim chair of the Csa London board Nancy Bishop. In part two of their interview, they discussed differences and similarities between U.S. and U.K. casting, the benefits of being a Csa member, diversity in casting, and how Csa London can expand networks for both CDs and actors. Do you see differences between CDs and the industry in Europe vs. the U.S.?Matthew Lessall: I’m told there are many differences, beginning with the number of actors, there are so many more in the U.S. The U.K. and European CDs say they have more time to give to actors in the room. I also think CDs in London have the opportunity to pare down their options. When you have five producers who you’re working with and they all want to see options,
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Csa President Matthew Lessall Has Big Plans for the New London Chapter

The Casting Society of America has been an institution in casting since their beginnings in 1982, but with Matthew Lessall as the organisation’s President, it has grown into more of a culture of ‘doers’ rather than ‘talkers.’ They have important initiatives in casting recognition, actor support and opportunity, diversity, and inclusivity along with charitable work. The London chapter for U.K. and European members could mean a lot for the way casting directors work, work together, and ultimately have an impact on casting on an international scale. Backstage spoke with Lessall and Nancy Bishop, London’s interim Board chair, to find out more. Why has the Csa decided to base their European operation in London, and why now?Matthew Lessall: We have the highest concentration of international members here in London. It’s good to service members like those who want to organise events, have support, and get help in a timely manner.
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Casting Society of America Launches London Branch as European Headquarters

The Casting Society of America is officially expanding across the pond. The organization has announced the launch of their new, London-based branch that will act as European headquarters. As a presence in the U.K. and Europe as a whole, Csa aims to do what they’ve been doing in the U.S. since 1982—encourage professional practice while growing membership in the region. “We are thrilled to be expanding our presence and deepening our commitment to producers, directors, and actors in Europe,” said Matthew Lessall, president of Csa. Csa has a membership of over 800 casting directors and associates who live and work both in the U.S. and internationally. “With members of the casting community all over the world, our London-based branch will serve as a valuable resource in widening the impacts of our mission in a powerful marketplace,” said Lessall. Nancy Bishop, a London- and Prague-based casting director and
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Screen, British Council celebrate 2016 Stars of Tomorrow

Screen International and British Council present Screen’s Stars Of Tomorrow tonight at an intimate industry dinner.

Following the unveiling last week of Screen International’s 2016 Stars of Tomorrow, presented for the second year running as part of the BFI London Film Festival’s programme of events, Screen is joining with the British Council to celebrate the Stars tonight at an invitation-only international industry dinner at 34 Mayfair in London. The evening is supported by the British Council and the Casting Society of America (Csa).

Fionnuala Halligan, Screen International reviews editor and curator of Stars of Tomorrow, said: “Many of the actors featured in 2016 will inevitably become internationally recognised, and that is also the goal for the producers, writers and directors in today’s global marketplace. It is so wonderful of British Council to support them at this early stage and their consistent encouragement over the last three years has been much appreciated and incredibly helpful.”

Briony Hanson
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The Csa Forms Workshop Committee to Combat Pay-For-Play Culture

In the wake of an in-depth investigation by the Hollywood Reporter into casting director workshop practices in Los Angeles, the Casting Society of America has announced the creation of the Csa Workshop Committee, a five-person group tasked with ensuring that educational opportunities are offered by CDs, and that they are abiding by California state law. Committee members include co-Csa presidents Richard Hicks and Matthew Lessall, “Black-ish” CD Amanda Lenker Doyle, Backstage contributor Marci Liroff, and Kim Marie Swanson. “Csa Casting Directors and Associates are among the industry’s foremost authorities on the alchemic aspects of casting and acting,” said Hicks in a statement. “It’s an expertise which they generously share in various educational settings. “This newly established Workshop Committee intends to ensure that all Csa members fully understand and abide by the Casting Workshop Guidelines wherever they happen to teach. We have begun to explore the creation of new,
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Screen, British Council celebrate Stars of Tomorrow

Screen International and British Council present Screen’s Stars Of Tomorrow tonight at an intimate industry dinner.

Following Friday night’s unveiling of Screen International’s 2015 Stars of Tomorrow, presented for the first time as part of the BFI London Film Festival’s programme of events, Screen is joining with British Council to present the Stars tonight at an invitation-only international industry dinner at Kettner’s. The event is supported by the British Council and the Casting Society of America (Csa).

Briony Hanson, Director of Film at the British Council, said: “Creating opportunities for film-makers by connecting them with international counterparts is a core part of the British Council’s film programme, so we’re delighted to be partnering with Screen International and the Lff for a second year on an event designed to do just that. We firmly believe that Stars of Tomorrow is a really important initiative and we’re glad to do our bit
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Toronto: Little Film Company adds three titles

Toronto: Little Film Company adds three titles
Acquisitions include Kyle Ham’s Reparation.

London/La-based The Little Film Company has added three titles to its international sales slate for this year’s Toronto International Film Festival (Sept 10-20).

The first title is Reparation, a psychological thriller that marks the debut feature for director Kyle Ham.

Starring Jon Huertas (The Objective) and Marc Menchaca (She’s Lost Control), Ham co-wrote the screenplay with debutant Steve Timm and produced alongside Timm and Matthew Lessall.

The film’s plot follows a man with a three-year gap in his memory who tries to protect his family from his mysterious, forgotten past.

The company has also acquired Blink, Michael Medeiros’ dark, comic thriller set in small town New England, starring Tom Pelphrey, Ilvi Dulack and Karen Chamberlain.

The third title is Bad Blood, a suspense thriller from director David Pulbook (Last Dance). Produced by Anthony I. Ginnane (Patrick), the film will star Xavier Samuel (Fury) and Dennis Haysbert ([link
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Cannes American Pavilion Panels are Stellar!!

The American Pavilion has an amazing line up of panels this year at Cannes in the Roger Ebert Concert Center. Seating for all panels is first come, first served for Standard Members. Reserved seating is available for Red Carpet members which will be held until 10 minutes prior to start time, at which point they will be released.

Please arrive early!

Here is a detailed look at the events taking place ar the Pavilion starting Friday May 15.

Friday May 15

10:00–2:00 Pm

Industry in Focus:

How Advanced Imaging Techniques Should Impact the 3D Movie Experience

Workshop and reception sponsored by 3D Stereo Media, with participation of the Advanced Imaging Society, and the support of UP3D and Xpand 3D.

Walk-ins accepted if seats are available.

2:00 Pm

Industry in Focus:

The Casting Process

How can producers and directors collaborate with casting directors to secure the best possible cast?

-Nancy Bishop, "Snowpiercer," "Mission Impossible IV"

-Luci Lenox: "Traces of Sandalwood," "Vicky Christina Barcelona"

-Susan Shopmaker: Shortbus, "Martha Marcy May Marlene"

-Matthew Lessall: "Chronic"

Moderated by Keith Simanton, Senior Film Editor, IMDb/IMDb Pro

Saturday, May 16

2:00 Pm

Industry in Focus:

State of the Industry

-Rena Ronson, UTA

-John Sloss, Cinetic Media

-Linda Lichter, Attorney

-Jean Prewitt, Independent Film & Television Alliance (Ifta)

-Tom Quinn, RADiUS-twc

Moderated by Matt Belloni, The Hollywood Reporter

3:00–4:00 Pm

TimeTalks:

Sony Pictures Classic's Tom Bernard & Michael Barker

The New York Times presents the co-presidents and co-founders of Sony Pictures Classics, Tom Bernard and Michael Barker in conversation with Times contributor Logan Hill. They will discuss Woody Allen’s new film “Irrational Man,” which screened at the festival, the importance of film festivals like Cannes and the state of the movie industry, on screen and behind the scene

Sunday, May 17

12:00 Pm

TimeTalks:

Salma Hayek

The New York Times presents Oscar-nominated actress-producer Salma Hayek - "Tale of Tales," "Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet" - in conversation with Times contributor Logan Hill.

1:00 Pm

Industry in Focus:

American Producers at Cannes

Ram Bergman," A Tale of Love and Darkness," upcoming "Star Wars: Episode VIII" and IX, "Looper"

Justin Chan and Wilson Smith, "Krisha"

Carly Hugo, "Share," "Bachelorette"

Ryan Zacarias, "Mediterranea"

Moderated by Eric Kohn, Indiewire

3:00 Pm

Industry in Focus:

What Does Empathy Looks Like on the Big Screen?

If, as Roger Ebert has said, movies are a giant machine that generates empathy, what does it look like on the big screen and how do you encourage it in emerging writers and filmmakers? What implications would this have for the filmmaking industry amid a sea change in production deals and distribution? How does it affect the critical writing about films? What influences will it have for society as a whole? And is it tilting at windmills or who has done it successfully?

Chaz Ebert from The Roger Ebert Center and RogerEbert.com joins Jeff Skoll of Participant Media, a leader in telling important stories that matter; Ann Thompson of Indiewire, Thompson on Hollywood; John Sloss of Cinetic Media and Cameron Bailey, Artistic Director of the Toronto International Film Festival in a discussion moderated by Nate Kohn, Vice President of the Peabody Awards, and Festival Director of Ebertfest.

-Chaz Ebert (The Roger Ebert Center)

-John Sloss (Cinetic Media)

- Cameron Bailey (Artistic Director, The Toronto International Film Festival)

-Anne Thompson (Indiewire)

Moderated by: Nate Kohn, Vice President, The Peabody Awards

4:30–6:30 Pm

Emerging Filmmaker Showcase/ Lgbtq Showcase

Presented by American Express

10:00 Pm

Queer Night

With guest DJ John Cameron Mitchell

Monday, May 18

10:00–12:30 Pm

Student Filmmaker Showcase

Presented by American Express

1:00–3:00 Pm

Emerging Filmmaker Showcase

Presented by American Express

Tuesday, May 19

10:00–11:00 Am

TimeTalks:

Disney• Pixar’s "Inside Out"

New York Times contributor Logan Hill interviews director Pete Docter, producer Jonas Rivera, and actors Amy Poehler, Mindy Kaling, Lewis Black and Phyllis Smith, who provide the voices of Joy, Disgust, Anger and Sadness in this original new movie.

11:00 Am

Industry in Focus:

Film Acquisitions

-Jeremy Boxer, Head of acquisitions at Vimeo On Demand

-Ben Browning, Co-President of Production and Acquisitions, FilmNation Entertainment

-Matt Brodlie, Evp Acquisitions, Relativity

-Bill Bromiley, Saban Films

Moderated by Pamela McClintock, The Hollywood Reporter

1:00 Pm

Industry in Focus:

American Directors at Cannes

Pippa Bianco, "Share" - Cinéfondation Competition

Jeremy Saulnier, "Green Room" - Directors’ Fortnight

Trey Edward Shults, "Krisha" - Critics’ Week

Moderated by Aaron Hillis

4:00 Pm

TimeTalks:

John C. Reilly

The New York Times presents one of the most versatile actors in movies today - John C. Reilly, who appears in three films at the festival - "The Lobster," "Tale of Tales" and "Les Cowboys."

Wednesday, May 20

10:00 Am

Oculus Story Studio

Virtual Reality Filmmaking

-With filmmakers like Spike Jonze, Robert Stromberg and Guillermo Del Toro embracing virtual reality as a filmmaking medium, meet the founding team of Oculus’ own film studio - ‘Oculus Story Studio’. Having premiered their first Vr movie at Sundance 2015 they are at Cannes to talk about learnings on Vr storytelling.

-Saschka Unseld, Creative Director Oculus Story Studio (Director Pixar’s Blue Umbrella)

-Max Planck, Cto, Oculus Story Studio

-Edward Saatchi, Executive Producer, Oculus Story Studio

1:00 Pm

Industry in Focus:

Genre Film

Jeremy Saulnier, Director, Green Room

Mette Marie Katz, Xyz Films

Tom Quinn, RADiUS-twc

Jenny Jacobi, Drafthouse Media

Moderated by Jarod Neece, SXSW

2:00 Pm

Film Panel:

"Krisha"

Hear from the "Krisha" filmmakers that won the 2015 SXSW Jury Award and playing in Critics Week. Director Trey Edward Shults, Krisha Fairchild and other key cast and crew

Moderated by Claudette Godfrey, SXSW

Thursday, May 21

2:00 Pm

Indiewire's Screen Talk Podcast Live from Cannes with Eric Kohn and Anne Thompson

4:30 Pm

Film Panel:

"Dope"

A 2015 Sundance favorite, and playing in Cannes Directors’ Fortnight. Director Rick Famuyiwa, producer Nina Yang Bongiovi and key cast Zoe Kravitz, Chanel Iman, Toni Revolori, Quincy Brown, Kiersey Clemens, Shameik Moore , A$AP Rocky

Moderated by Jada Yuan, New York Magazine

8:00 Pm

Karaoke Night
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Todd Lincoln on his surprise 'V/H/S: Viral' segment and how the 'powers-that-be' ruined 'The Apparition'

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Todd Lincoln on his surprise 'V/H/S: Viral' segment and how the 'powers-that-be' ruined 'The Apparition'
Think you've seen "V/H/S: Viral"? Not all of it, as it turns out. Though the theatrical and VOD release of the third chapter in Magnet's horror anthology series featured segments by directors Nacho Vigalondo, Marcel Sarmiento, Gregg Bishop, Justin Benson and Aaron Scott Moorhead, fans who buy the DVD or Blu-ray will be treated to a surprise sixth segment directed by Todd Lincoln ("The Apparition"). Titled "Gorgeous Vortex," the visually-dazzling short was inspired by "avante-garde video artists, fashion photography, old Italian Horror movies, George Lucas’s early experimental films, and the writings of J.G. Ballard and Jean Baudrillard" -- quite a mashup of influences! Lincoln spoke with HitFix recently about the film, which journeys into a cryptic, sensual world of murder, the occult and, yes, fashion models. Curious? Here's a teaser: In addition to an in-depth discussion of the short, Lincoln also provided more insight into his 2012 feature film "The Apparition,
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Hollywood’s Top Casting Directors Celebrate Artios Nominations at Sur (Exclusive)

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Hollywood’s Top Casting Directors Celebrate Artios Nominations at Sur (Exclusive)
TheWrap was inside the Artios Awards nominee party to mingle with contenders at Lisa Vanderpump’s West Hollywood lounge

Hollywood’s most acclaimed casting directors came together at the 2015 Artios Nominee Party on Tuesday at Sur in West Hollywood, in a joint production between the Casting Society of America and Breakdown Services.

As casting directors still strive for recognition — it may just be the last branch not to have its own category at the Academy Awards — the tight-knit community gathered to celebrate each other’s achievements over the past year ahead of the official Artios Awards ceremony on Thursday, Jan.
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Screen, British Council celebrate UK Stars at Lff

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Screen International is working with British Council to present Screen’s UK Stars of Tomorrow tonight at an intimate industry dinner during the BFI London Film Festival.

A select group of the 2014 stars, and several alumni from past years, will be celebrated at an invitation-only international industry dinner tonight at Kettners.

This is the first time that Screen’s Stars of Tomorrow have been presented at Lff. The event is supported by British Council and Casting Society of America (Csa), and will be held in association with We Are UK Film.

Briony Hanson, Director of Film, British Council, said: “Connecting the brightest and best filmmakers, both established and up-and-coming, to international audiences and counterparts is absolutely at the heart of what we do at British Council Film. So we are thrilled to be partnering on this event which will give the UK Stars of Tomorrow a focused opportunity to meet and greet key players from the international
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Casting Society of America to Honor Rob Marshall, Ellen Lewis

Casting Society of America to Honor Rob Marshall, Ellen Lewis
Rob Marshall and Ellen Lewis will be honored at this year’s Artios Awards, the Casting Society of America has announced.

Marshall, who received award recognition for his direction of films “Chicago,” “Memoirs of a Geisha” and “Nine,” as well as his 1998 Broadway revival of “Cabaret,” will receive the New York Apple Award. It honors New Yorkers who have made significant contributions with casting directors.

Lewis will receive the Hoyt Bowers award, which recognizes unique spirit, ideals and creativity in casting. Lewis has casted movies such as “Goodfellas,” “Forrest Gump” and “The Wolf of Wall Street,” and is known for her work with Martin Scorsese.

“Marshall and Lewis have defined excellence in their respective fields, and each has played a vital role in the advancement of the casting industry,” said Richard Hicks, president of the Casting Society of America. “Throughout their careers, the honorees and nominees have been instrumental in
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Casting Society of America to Honor Rob Marshall, Ellen Lewis

Casting Society of America to Honor Rob Marshall, Ellen Lewis
Rob Marshall and Ellen Lewis will be honored at this year’s Artios Awards, the Casting Society of America has announced.

Marshall, who received award recognition for his direction of films “Chicago,” “Memoirs of a Geisha” and “Nine,” as well as his 1998 Broadway revival of “Cabaret,” will receive the New York Apple Award. It honors New Yorkers who have made significant contributions with casting directors.

Lewis will receive the Hoyt Bowers award, which recognizes unique spirit, ideals and creativity in casting. Lewis has casted movies such as “Goodfellas,” “Forrest Gump” and “The Wolf of Wall Street,” and is known for her work with Martin Scorsese.

“Marshall and Lewis have defined excellence in their respective fields, and each has played a vital role in the advancement of the casting industry,” said Richard Hicks, president of the Casting Society of America. “Throughout their careers, the honorees and nominees have been instrumental in
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Casting Society to honor 'Into the Woods' director Rob Marshall at Artios Awards

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Casting Society to honor 'Into the Woods' director Rob Marshall at Artios Awards
While the Oscars have yet to make room for casting directors — a pivotal part of the Best Picture equation — the oversight isn't stopping the Casting Society of America from readying its third decade of picking up the Academy's slack. Csa announced Monday morning that the 30th Annual Artios Awards will honor Academy Award-nominated and Emmy Award-winning director Rob Marshall and Emmy Award-winning casting director Ellen Lewis for their individual work in the world of casting. The news arrives with nominations in categories of television, theater, new media and short film, and on the heels of the ceremony's move from November to Jan. 22, the thick of the awards season. Feature film nominations will be announced closer to the show date. Marshall, whose adaptation of Stephen Sondheim's "Into the Woods" bows Dec. 25, will receive the New York Apple Award, "recognizing individuals who have made special contributions to the New York entertainment
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Great Expectations

Today's modern woman is expected to balance a successful career, a healthy family life, and a thrilling social agenda, all while looking fabulous—at least, that's what the magazine covers would like us to believe. In reality, balancing work, family, and social obligations is much more of a harried juggling act. The decision to start a family while pursuing a career as an actor can be doubly tricky. Unlike other professions, an actor's work is often contingent on physical appearance. After years of paying dues, many actors may be hesitant to begin a family while holding out for greater success and the financial security it could bring. But it's a Catch-22. When the big break arrives, there may not be time to start a family. How does the modern actor have her cake and eat it too while preparing for a new addition to the family? Los Angeles actor Michelle Gunn faced this very dilemma.
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Actresses Casting Directors Love: Part 3

Pamela Guest on Julia RobertsIn 1985 or '86, I was hired to cast "Blood Red," an independent film starring Eric Roberts and directed by Peter Masterson, thanks to my mentor and friend Ellen Chenoweth. I had to go to New York to cast, and because Pete had connections at the Actors Studio, we held our auditions there. In Eric's contract was a clause that we had to either cast or audition his younger sister for a part in the film—I can't remember which. She'd been in New York a short time, and Eric wanted to help her get a start. The producer asked me to meet her, read her, and decide whether including her in the cast would ruin the movie. I spoke to her manager, Bob McGowan, about setting up a time, and he convinced me to just meet her that night. I agreed to a quick meet-and-greet at
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Find Interview: Philip G. Flores on The Wheeler Boys

It's been a busy year for The Wheeler Boys writer/director Philip G. Flores. Since winning Film Independent's Netflix Find Your Voice competition last year, Flores has been on quite a ride going from script to screen in less than 12 months.  Flores, an alumni of Film Independent's Screenwriters Lab, sat down with Film Independent Director of Talent Development Josh Welsh to talk about The Wheeler Boys and its upcoming world premiere later this month at the Los Angeles Film Festival.

 

By Josh Welsh 

 

 

 

You've been extremely busy since we last interviewed you, just before the Screenwriters Lab began.  It's a broad question, but how have these last months been for you?

 

Making this film has been the most incredible experience of my life. It's been amazing to see a story you've been dreaming up in your head forever comes to life, first on set, and now during the post-production process.
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How to Guide: The Audition

How to: Audition --The Don'ts and a few Dos • Don't be late. Casting directors are on a busy schedule, and nothing gets things off to a rough start more than not respecting their time.• Don't be a jerk. To anyone—assistants, other actors. Represent yourself positively and professionally.• Don't think you don't need to practice and can just "turn it on" in the room. Spend time getting to know the scene and rehearsing in advance.• Don't dress inappropriately. Business casual is generally a safe bet for attire; don't overdo it and come in wearing a three-piece suit. It's not a bad idea to wear something suggesting the role, but don't take that as a license to come in wearing a full pirate costume.• Don't forget your headshot and résumé. Make sure they are pasted and/or stapled together; don't paper-clip them, as they could get separated. Bring extras just in case.
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How To Guide: Pre-Audition Tips

How to Get a Great HeadshotThe most critical factor in getting great headshots is to find the right photographer for you. The best place to start is to ask actor friends who they recommend, especially if you like their headshots. If you're new to town and don't know many actors yet, try asking fellow students—because of course you're taking a class. You can also visit a reputable photo lab that specializes in headshot photography and ask for a list of recommended photographers.Though it's important that you are impressed by a photographer's portfolio or website, it's more important that you feel comfortable with the person you're hiring. Always meet in person with the photographer ahead of time to make sure that you are going to get along. Nothing is worse than having your picture taken by someone who makes you uncomfortable.While there's the cliché that it's all in
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Rocket Science

Rocket Science
PARK CITY -- Rocket Science defies the gravity of generic moviemaking and spun an early-morning Sundance audience into ecstatic orbit here. Catapulted by an endearing lead performance by Reece Daniel Thompson as a stuttering high-school student, Rocket Science transcends the predictable high-school yarn and arcs into usually unexplored domains of self-discovery and personal growth in a coming-of-age film.

With a quirky, superbly-calibrated screenplay by writer/director Jeffrey Blitz, Rocket Science is grounded in the doldrums of New Jersey suburban-life. Centering on the preparation for a high-school debate championship, "Rocket Science's" dramatic thrust revolves around Hal (Reece Daniel Thompson), a stuttering student who endures more than his fair share of peer-and-parental abuse. Ridiculed by an older brother (Vincent Piazza), and left adrift by a dysfunctional family system, Hal is thrown further off personal trajectory by his inability to fathom the opposite sex. With little self-esteem, he's easy prey for the school's inordinately articulate debate queen (Anna Kendrick). She spins him around and humiliates him. In essence, Rocket Science is a story of personal survival, amplified through the micro-cosmic dark hole of high school.

Filmmaker Jeffrey Blitz is acutely observant and sympathetic with the crash-course in life that adolescents spin through. Rocket Science is brainy, quirky and splendidly unpredictable. Propelled by daft doses of humor and sardonic perspectives of high-school life, it is charged by its outstanding performances. Reece Daniel Thompson's lead performance as the stuttering student is marvelously articulate in his mannerisms and vocalizations. As the manipulative, femme fatale, Anna Kendrick's cool histrionics are aptly icy, while Nicholas D'Agosto engagingly charismatic turn as her talented nemesis/ideal nicely grounds the story's perspective.

Under filmmaker Blitz's gifted guidance, technical contributions soar, most prominently composer Eef Barzelay's smartly wacky score, which splendidly counterpoints Hal's uncertain world of New Jersey teen-life.

ROCKET SCIENCE

HBO Films and Picturehouse Present

A Duly Noted Production

A B&W Films Production

Producers: Effie T. Brown, Sean Welch; Sceenwriter/director: Jeffrey Blitz; Director of photography: Jo Willems; Production designer: Rich Butler; Editor: Yana Gorskaya; Music: Eef (cq) Barzelay; Music supervisor: Evyen Klean; Costume designer: Ernesto Martinez; Casting director: Matthew Lessall. Cast: Hal Hefner: Reece Daniel Thompson; Ginny Ryerson: Anna Kendrick; Ben Wekselbaum: Nichola D'Agosto; Earl Hefner: Vincent Piazza; Coach Lumbly: Margo Martindale; Heston: Aaron Yoo; Lewis Garrles: Josh Kay; Judge Pete: Stephen Park

No MPAA Rating; Running time -- 101 minutes

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