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Dopamine -- A San Franciscan computer animator (Livingston) falls in love with one his creations in the days after the dot.com boom.

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Director:
Writers:
Timothy Breitbach (writer)
Mark Decena (writer)
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Plot:
A San Franciscan computer programmer falls in love with one his creations in the days after the dot.com boom. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
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A sweet exploration of the questions of love in the scientifically aware post-modern era. See more (24 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

John Livingston ... Rand

Sabrina Lloyd ... Sarah McCaulley

Bruno Campos ... Winston

Rueben Grundy ... Johnson

Kathleen Antonia ... Tammy
Nicole Wilder ... Machiko
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ian Berzon ... Moving man
Timothy Breitbach ... Mike the bartender
Ivan Kraljevic ... Sleazy Guy
Wanda McCaddon ... Margie

Marcus J. Oliver ... Richard

William Windom ... Rand's father
Dennis Yen ... Toru

Christa Bella ... Bar Patron (uncredited)

Alan Draven ... Straggler (uncredited)

Donn Andrew Simmons ... Guy on Date at Museum (uncredited)
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Directed by
Mark Decena 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Timothy Breitbach  writer
Mark Decena  writer

Produced by
Brian Benson .... co-producer
Timothy Breitbach .... co-producer
Debbie Brubaker .... producer
Liz Decena .... co-producer
Tad Fettig .... producer
Christopher James Hall .... line producer
Eric Koivisto .... executive producer
Chris Miller .... post-production producer: Visionbox Media Group
Andrew Jon Thomson .... producer: behind the scenes
 
Original Music by
Eric Holland 
 
Cinematography by
Robert Humphreys 
 
Film Editing by
Jessica Congdon 
 
Casting by
Gillian O'Neill 
 
Production Design by
S. Quinn 
 
Art Direction by
Joe Schlick 
 
Set Decoration by
Lisa Clark 
 
Costume Design by
Jennifer Power 
Deirdre Scully 
 
Makeup Department
Gretchen Davis .... key makeup artist
Gretchen Davis .... makeup supervisor
Nicole Sofios .... makeup assistant
Lisa Zomer .... hair department head
Lisa Zomer .... makeup department head
 
Production Management
Christopher James Hall .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
D. Cole Berry .... second assistant director
Gino Caputi .... second assistant director
Kiran Gonsalves .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Tanem Davidson .... storyboard artist
Sean House .... specialty props
Patrick Ludden .... property master
Annie Mueller .... assistant property master
Alfred Leslie Pollard .... construction coordinator
 
Sound Department
Michael Colomby .... sound re-recording mixer
Bob Gitzen .... sound
Scott G.G. Haller .... sound editor
Eric Holland .... sound design supervisor
Etina Hom .... boom operator
Howard London .... adr mixer
Brad North .... sound effects editor
Peter Persaud .... foley recordist
 
Visual Effects by
Christopher Batty .... digital artist
David Brandt .... animator: Koy Koy
Derek Fisher .... digital artist
John Hays .... animation supervisor: Koy Koy sequences
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Rebecca Bauscher .... still photographer
Mike Booth .... additional electrician
Joe Bourguignon .... electrician
Chris Lindsay .... gaffer
Andrea Miraglia .... assistant camera
Rob Muthamia .... first assistant camera
Sean Prichard .... best boy grip
Kerry Sweeney .... best boy electric
Marc Wall .... grip
 
Casting Department
Kiki Goshay .... extras casting
Nina Henninger .... location casting
Sarah Kliban .... location casting associate
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Joslyn Lawrence .... costume supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Sam Dlugach .... final colorist
Jonathan Miller .... post-production services (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Mads Heldtberg .... musician
Eric Holland .... music supervisor
Jonathan McHugh .... music supervisor
Mike Morasky .... musician: guitar
 
Transportation Department
Bundy Chanock .... transportation coordinator
Adam M. Dunne-De'Coligny .... transportation captain
Stephanie Olliffe .... driver
 
Other crew
Bundy Chanock .... set medic
Jeff Dowd .... producer's representative (as Jeff 'The Dude' Dowd)
Terry L. James .... digital film transfer
Nancy Ellen Jones .... location manager
Heather McCann .... additional production coordinator
Angela Mixan .... production coordinator
Roger Udwin .... assistant production coordinator
 
Thanks
Curtiss Clayton .... special thanks
Jennifer Sanderson .... special thanks
 

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Additional Details

MPAA:
Rated R for language, sexuality and brief drug use
Runtime:
79 min | 85 min (Sundance Channel Library Print) (dvd release)
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Quotes:
Rand:No one will ever live up to what you and Sam had.
Sarah McCaulley:Why?
Rand:I think you're judging people on the wrong scale.
Sarah McCaulley:Why can't it be like that?
Rand:[ponders] ... you're only born perfect?
Sarah McCaulley:...and it's all downhill from there. Why me Rand?
Rand:What do you mean?
Rand:Why am I not some chemical reaction that will run out on you one day, what makes me special?
Sarah McCaulley:I don't know.
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Soundtrack:
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18 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
A sweet exploration of the questions of love in the scientifically aware post-modern era., 12 February 2003

I saw Dopamine at Sundance and I loved it. It was the first movie, to my knowlege that delved into how all humans are chemically programmed from birth, and how awareness of this can take the magic out of life and of love. The question is: Can we overcome our programming. Should we even try? The pitfall for this kind of topic, is usually the story gets bogged down with details and science, but that is not the case here. The characters are all extremely believable. You care for them and they make you laugh as well. Mark Decena did a wonderful job of creating a very good cast to deal with the script and the production value is very good. I was really blown away by the use of the High Definition video format because it looked beautiful. There are no explosions, no huge crane shots, just a tight, unique story that poses new questions about a classic topic, love. Ryan

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