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Ryan Kazinski, 16, is in juvenile detention in Fort Myers, Florida. He gets away one day, and the world is all before him: where should he go... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Lynn Boyd ... Kwanzaa Woman
Jon Daugherty
Ryan Daugherty ... Ryan Kazinski
Stephanie Davis ... Boston Cream Girl

Edge ... Bus Station Manager (as Edge Edgerton)
Michael Gulnac
Justin Lakes
Glenn Papp ... Downtown Kid
Jeremiah Robinson
Elijah Smith
Trevor Thomas
Charles Walker

Directed by
Julian Goldberger 
Writing credits
Julian Goldberger (story) &
Michael A. Robinson (story) &
Martin Garner (story)

Julian Goldberger (writer)

Produced by
Martin Garner .... associate producer
Joe Monteleone .... associate producer
Michael A. Robinson .... producer
Original Music by
Fat Mama & Her Trans World Orchestra 
Jonathan Goldberger 
Cinematography by
Jesse Rosen 
Film Editing by
Affonso Gonçalves 
Production Design by
Sarah Wagoner 
Sound Department
Tom Efinger .... sound re-recording mixer
Jonathan Goldberger .... sound
Damian Volpe .... sound editor
Camera and Electrical Department
Gen Max .... photographer

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Julian Goldberger takes flight with Ryan Daugherty, 28 December 2009
Author: wes-connors from Earth

With one month to serve out a Fort Myers, Florida juvenile prison term, teenager Ryan Daugherty (as Ryan Kazinski) joins two fellow inmates as they spontaneously escape from a road cleaning crew. After enjoying some fresh freedom, the other two lads desert young Mr. Daugherty. Left to his own devices, he is unable to cope. Daugherty can't differentiate between those who try to help him and those who would get him in deeper trouble. After visiting little brother Jon, he becomes determined to visit their long lost mother.

Julian Goldberger's "Trans" is a semi-documentary, film festival friendly effort. The story's beginning is very good, with Daugherty's boredom and alienation nicely visualized. His natural and convincing narration gives the film a voice, and would have been welcome throughout the film. Although "Kazinski" presents as a rather ordinary, confused, and probably unintelligent soul, his plight elicits sympathy. However, a series of unspectacular and/or improvised events squanders much of film's initial appeal. An uplifting ending helps.

***** Trans (9/11/98) Julian Goldberger ~ Ryan Daugherty, Justin Lakes, Jon Daugherty, Michael Gulnac

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