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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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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:
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Student-produced at the School of Cinema-Television, University of Southern California.See more »
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Melon-numbing atmosphere, 12 October 1998

David Birdsell's student film "Blue City" contains more atmosphere than a thousand Hollywood films directed by apt filmmakers and shot by trained professionals. From start to finish, the film maintains a broad, brooding sense of impending "blue" (hence; the title). While a fat man contemplates suicide, two car thieves inevitably steal his car, hit a boy who runs off with the fat man's hat and redemption seems to be obtained. While this may seem kind of hard to grasp, seeing the film will erase that idea. I suppose I felt like a truck hit me. Think of the impact of one of the more powerful films you've seen in your lifetime and imagine it compressed into 12 minutes. A modern mini-masterpiece of subtle intentions and pleasant surprises.

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