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  (in credits order)

Directed by
Damion Dietz 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Damion Dietz 

Produced by
Damion Dietz .... producer
Stephanie Kirchen .... producer (as Stephanie Orff)
Elyse Rogers .... line producer
Original Music by
Jeffery Alan Jones 
Cinematography by
Derek Dale 
Film Editing by
Scott Baldyga 
Costume Design by
Mary Kelly 
Makeup Department
Cheri Law .... assistant makeup artist
Oscar Loya .... makeup artist
Chip Swalley .... assistant makeup artist
Anne Wheaton .... hair stylist
Production Management
Vince Filippone .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Dave Jackson .... first assistant director
Art Department
Kenneth Bryson .... set builder
Gary Dennis .... set builder
Mary Ellen .... set builder
Richard Kelloway .... dressing prop
Adrian Start .... paint supervisor
Nic Stubbings .... dressing props: dailies
Gene Tewksbury .... set builder
Sound Department
Peter Gleaves .... adr mixer
Jeffery Alan Jones .... sound designer
Jeffery Alan Jones .... sound re-recording mixer
Jeffery Alan Jones .... supervising sound editor
Patrick Mattison .... assistant sound editor
Patrick Mattison .... boom operator
Scott Parker .... assistant sound editor
Camera and Electrical Department
Scott Alcala .... assistant camera
Saadia Billman .... still photographer
Hollywood Heard .... electrician
Hollywood Heard .... grip
Shuji Kobayashi .... still photographer
Terence Pratt .... gaffer (as Terry Pratt)
Terence Pratt .... still photographer (as Terry Pratt)
Darryl St. Juste .... best boy
Darryl St. Juste .... electrician
Darryl St. Juste .... grip
Brad Wallace .... assistant camera
Casting Department
Elena Fabri .... casting assistant
Bowie Sims .... casting assistant (as Joanna Sims)
Music Department
Pablo Mathiason .... music supervisor
Elyse Rogers .... music supervisor
Transportation Department
Michael McMullen .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Stephanie Anne .... craft service
Scott Baldyga .... script supervisor
Stephen Bealey .... production assistant
Saadia Billman .... unit publicist
Joe Constantino .... production assistant
Kristin Cronin .... production assistant
Alan Johnson .... choreographer
Patrick Kirchen .... courier
Kurt Koehler .... production assistant
Mistress Simone .... technical advisor

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USA:83 min

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7 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Great Idea!! What happened???, 30 October 2004
Author: justicebot1975 from Kansas City

I'll skip the plot summary, since we all know the story, don't we?

A great idea. I was excited as soon as I held the box.

Then the film started. A long, long, agonizingly long title sequence (consisting of someone taking random, wildly unplanned shots of a neon sign spelling the film's title) begs the mental image of the director saying "yeah, but when we cut it together it will look great".

Then we see the actors.!!! Patronize your local high school's drama club, it'll be on that level. Peter tries, as does Wendy, to act, and the effort is admirable. They at least believe what they are doing. That doesn't make them talented unfortunately.

The show screeches to a halt at Neverland, with Captain Hook coming off like Uncle Ernie from Tommy, and a poorly written and executed musical number by Tiger Lily.

You have to lay this one at the director's feet. He BLEW a great idea.

I don't mind digital video, its a great way to introduce new talent who can't find the budgets other filmmakers can. But this? Blech. So many shots have poorly chosen color schemes meant to pass for style, and often it looks like someone smudged grit on the lens before rolling the tape.

Thank God Tinkerbell knows what she's doing as an actress. The bright spot in this wonderfully conceived but horribly executed mess. And Hook channelled Vincent Price to some effect, but somebody decided to mangle his performance in the editing room.

Having an ethnically and sexually diverse cast does NOT equal social commentary. I only say that, because the film does give off a "superior" air, indicating it was meant to mean something. Instead, it merely repeats the themes of the original text.

I do mind paying the rental premium for what comes off as someone's high school video project.

In short, great idea, horrid acting (save for Tink), awfully self conscious style, nice sets, terrible writing, inconsistent tone, some decent music.

The good things cannot overcome the three biggest flaws...horrid acting, mind crashingly bad acting (save one), and ridiculously amateurish direction.

2 out of 10

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