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It's morning in Blue City. Amidst a bleak industrial landscape, a boy, a suicidal man, and two car thieves continually cross paths. In the end, the most unlikely candidate emerges unscathed. | Add synopsis »
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An Atmospheric Short, Well Made and Interesting See more (5 total) »


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Dennis McMorrow ... Blue Man
Terin Jackson ... Boy
David Whiting ... Apprentice Thief
Dave White ... Head Thief

Directed by
David Birdsell 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
David Birdsell 

Produced by
David Birdsell .... producer
Lisa Fragner .... co-producer
Cinematography by
Thomas Meyer 
Film Editing by
David Birdsell 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Martin Hynes .... assistant director
Sound Department
David Birdsell .... sound editor
Kathleen Kim .... sound editor
Steve Ralsten .... sound re-recording mixer
Ray Vecchiola .... production sound
Camera and Electrical Department
Bill Fitzgerald .... assistant camera
Bruce Hsiao .... additional assistant camera
Aaron Kirsch .... assistant camera
Kevin Mullins .... assistant camera
Chad Wilson .... Steadicam operator
Cathy Yellowhawk .... additional assistant camera
Patrick Yu .... assistant camera
Other crew
Sabine El Chamaa .... production assistant
Trevor Greenwood .... advisor
Tamar Halpern .... production assistant
Ali Ilter .... production assistant
David Loy .... production assistant
Paul Martinez .... production assistant
Ryan McCoy .... production assistant
Mike Schwab .... production assistant
Matt Thomas .... production assistant
Kennedy Wheatley .... production assistant
O.J. Yellowhawk .... production assistant
Crew believed to be complete

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12 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »

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Student-produced at the School of Cinema-Television, University of Southern California.See more »
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Featured in Short Insanity 6 (2000) (V)See more »


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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
An Atmospheric Short, Well Made and Interesting, 5 July 2004
Author: scotty-37 from Berkeley, CA USA

I rented a DVD of shorts called "Insanity" and Blue City was the best of the short pieces on the disk. As you can see from the summary, it's about a suicidal man, 2 car thieves and a boy with a basketball. Essentially, the characters keep running into each other over the course of the story and the results are unexpected.

This 12.5 minute film works since it keeps the audience engaged by showing the emotions and motivations of the characters without dialog. It's fun to see the interactions of the characters since the interactions are unexpected, yet humorous and pleasing.

It's probably not a film that will change your life, but it at least makes the audience think and feel. The look is appropriate and it's certainly a very good film for the budget (probably a student film). None of the actors deliver dialog, but they do a good job expressing the emotions and motivations of the characters. The casting is good, and nothing sticks out as being cheap, inappropriate, or particularly pretentious as happens in some student films.

I give this short an 8/10. I hope the people behind this film have created some other things since they have talent that should be used.

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