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Headspace -- What if your worst nightmare followed you home. Menaced from all sides by the forces of evil, 25-year-old Alex must overcome his past and discover what the demons want with his life.  And his soul.
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25-year-old Alex Borden is handsome, charming, and intelligent. In fact, he may be too smart for his... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Christopher Denham ... Alex

Sean Young ... Mother

Larry Fessenden ... Father
Daniel Manche ... Young Harry
Quinn Lujan ... Young Alex
Jennifer Mekalonis ... Nude Model in Painting
Tatiana Vidus ... Nude Model
Erick Kastel ... Harry

Patrick Wang ... Sammy
James Spruill ... Lloyd

Paul Sparks ... Jason
Mark von Kreuter ... Mark, Ambulance Orderly

Andrew van den Houten ... Charlie, Ambulance EMS
Paula Kelly ... Alice, Ambulance Driver

William Atherton ... Dr. Ira Gold

Dee Wallace ... Dr. Denise Bell (as Dee Wallace Stone)
John Bradford ... CT Scan Operator

Pollyanna McIntosh ... Stacy

India Eisley ... Martha

Olivia Hussey ... Dr. Karen Murphy
Teodorina Bello ... Hospital Cleaning Lady
David Austin ... Anchorman Brian Harvey / Female Creature

Mercedes Renard ... Reporter Connie Sanchez
Raymond Gutierrez ... Boat Basin Witness

Stephen Benson ... Social Worker
Michael Locascio ... Jason's Father
Robert Tonino ... Stacy's Boss / Homeless Outside Church
Regis Schultis Jr. ... Man In Church

Udo Kier ... Rev. Karl Hartman

Mark Margolis ... Boris Pavlovsky
Paul Boritzer ... Police Officer #1
Justin Wheeler ... Police Officer #2

Matthew Biancaniello ... Male Creature (as Matt Biancaniello)
Todd Walker ... Game Spectator

Abe Shainberg ... Game Spectator
Santo Silvestro ... Game Spectator
Sigmund Cranmore ... Additional Park Background
Steve Klausner ... Additional Park Background
Vassily Kolganov ... Additional Park Background (as Vassiliy Kolganov)
Johnny Egan ... Additional Park Background (as John J. Egan III)
James Morance ... Additional Park Background
Nat Gelfinbein ... Additional Park Background
Irwin Nayman ... Additional Park Background
Raphael Gelfinbein ... Additional Park Background
Josh Shainberg ... Additional Park Background (as Joshua Shainberg)

Morris Katz ... Additional Park Background
Craig Tollin ... Additional Park Background
Alexandra Klausner ... Additional Park Background
Robert Tollin ... Additional Park Background
Brandon Xuereb ... Additional Park Background
Elwaldo Baptiste ... Highwater, Guard #1
Richard Blauvelt ... Slattery, Guard #2
David Glen Eisley ... Janitor (as David Eisley)
David Denham ... Orderly
R.D. Bowers ... Doctor #1 (as Dr. R.D. Bowers)
Marc A. Thomas ... Doctor #2
Karen Anderson ... Desk Nurse
Romy Marqvardt ... Nurse
Timo Wild ... Resident
Agata Bowman ... Wheel Chair Patient
Paul Kurzeja ... Patient #1
Carl Peters ... Patient #2
Troy McCombs ... Homeless Outside Church
Laura Minch ... Homeless Outside Church
Eli de Mir ... Scientist
Cornelia Szustka ... Lab Technician
Giuseppe Cataldo ... Guard #1 (KGB Lab) (as Guiseppe Cataldo)
Leo Shvedsky ... Guard #2 (KGB Lab) (as Leonid Shvedsky)
Matthew Wolinski ... Guard #3 (KGB Lab)
Jeanette Arnone ... Mother (KGB Lab)
Tamas Lassu ... Link #1
Yan Vizinberg ... Link #2
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alexander Dake ... Additional Park Background (as Alexander Drake)
Carola van den Houten ... Bag Lady (scenes deleted)
Todd Walker ... Obsever
Holly Wilson Miller ... Attending Nurse (scenes deleted)

Directed by
Andrew van den Houten 
 
Writing credits
Troy McCombs (story)

Steve Klausner (screenplay) and
William M. Miller (screenplay)

Produced by
John Anctil .... associate producer
William Atherton .... co-producer
Elwaldo Baptiste .... associate producer
Marius Kerdel .... executive producer
William M. Miller .... producer
Abe Shainberg .... associate producer
Robert Tonino .... line producer
Andrew van den Houten .... producer
 
Original Music by
Ryan Shore 
 
Cinematography by
William M. Miller (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Elwaldo Baptiste 
 
Casting by
Cindi Rush 
 
Production Design by
Krista Gall 
Jeff Subik 
 
Costume Design by
Michael Bevins 
Aimee Schlectman 
 
Makeup Department
Jill Astmann .... makeup artist
Timothy Considine .... special makeup effects crew: The Kelman Studio (as Tim Considine)
Rick Crane .... special makeup effects crew: The Kelman Studio
Evan Kaltman .... special makeup effects crew: The Kelman Studio
Paula Kelly .... makeup department head
Jamie Kelman .... special makeup effects supervisor
Natasha Kelman .... special makeup effects crew: The Kelman Studio
Michael Marino .... special makeup effects crew: The Kelman Studio (as Mike Marino)
Stephanie Pasicov .... special makeup effects crew: The Kelman Studio
Justin Stafford .... special effects contact lens maker
 
Production Management
Elwaldo Baptiste .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Johnny Egan .... first assistant director (as John J. Egan III)
Dawn Leuchter .... second assistant director (as Dawn Leuchter Malka)
Oak Porcelli .... first assistant director
John D. Webster .... additional first assistant director
 
Art Department
Casson Demmon .... designer: opening title
Talia Gavish .... logo: Channel 6 News
Tamara Luzeckyj .... art production assistant
John T. Miller .... designer: opening title
Khalid Mills .... graphics: Channel 6 News
Daniel Rasa .... art production assistant
Yuqi Wang .... art work: opening title
Yuqi Wang .... paintings: Harry Jellenik's
 
Sound Department
Bucky Carr .... boom operator
Tom Efinger .... sound re-recording mixer
Tom Efinger .... sound supervisor
Frank Egan .... sound designer
John Moros .... foley recordist
Paul Sacco .... dolby sound consultant
Nicholas Schenck .... assistant sound editor (as Nicholas J. Schenck)
Eric Thomas .... sound mixer
Brian Vancho .... foley artist
Leslie Bloome .... foley artist (uncredited)
Frank Egan .... dialogue editor (uncredited)
Frank Egan .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Phillip Beck .... pyrotechnician (as Philip Beck Jr.)
Nina Binder .... pyrotechnician
Elvis Jones .... animatronics
Jamie Kelman .... special makeup effects designer
 
Visual Effects by
Ted Pishko .... additional smoke editor
Joe Zito .... smoke artist
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Dan Abram .... behind-the-scenes videographer
Hugo Aleman .... grip
John Anctil .... lighting equipment
Elwaldo Baptiste .... behind-the-scenes videographer
Buck Berk .... camera trainee
Charlie Beyer .... camera operator: "b" camera
George Bianchini .... Steadicam operator
Paul Brown .... behind-the-scenes videographer
Tada Chae .... behind-the-scenes videographer
Daniel Christiansen .... behind-the-scenes videographer
Chris Clarke .... chief lighting technician
John Coots .... additional best boy electrician
René Crout .... first assistant camera
David George Ellis .... additional steadicam
David George Ellis .... best boy grip
Jesse Fleming .... camera trainee
Jay Goichman .... behind-the-scenes videographer
Harry Greenberger .... additional first assistant camera
Adam Hall .... grip
William S. Hays .... steadicam operator (as William Hays)
Josh Heller .... camera operator: Channel 6 News
Wesley Hodges .... additional second assistant camera
Steve Huber .... best boy electrician
Kurt Hyman .... grip
Mike Jackson .... grip
Alec Jarnagin .... Steadicam operator
Meg Kettell .... additional second assistant camera
Phaedra Kolias .... key grip
Tim Marotto .... grip
William M. Miller .... camera operator: "a" camera
Mike Morini .... grip
Niel Murphy .... camera operator
Coke Wisdom O'Neal .... on set photographer (as Coke O'Neal)
Lisa Origlieri .... second assistant camera
Michael P. Prisco Jr. .... grip (as Michael P. Prisco)
Sam Somwaru .... camera operator: Channel 6 News
Jonathan Stern .... key grip
Jonathan Vendetti .... best boy grip (as Jon Vendetti)
Joy Weber .... grip
Michael Yetter .... best boy electrician
S. Craig Zahler .... camera operator: "b" camera
 
Casting Department
Dan Abram .... talent supervisor
Dyann Griego .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sunny Corrao .... wardrobe assistant
Laura Minch .... wardrobe supervisor
Tamara Luzeckyj .... wardrobe assistant (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Haven Cousins .... film transfer coordinator
Jim Finn .... negative supervisor
Robert Luttrell .... film timer
Robert Luttrell .... film transfer supervisor
Carlos Rodriguez .... colorist
Corey Michael Lincoln .... post-production assistant (uncredited)
Matt Woo .... digital intermediate technician (uncredited)
Joe Zito .... on-line editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Bradley Bright Heikes .... assistant to composer
Vaclav Frkal .... assistant engineer
Peter Fuchs .... recording engineer
Rita Jurczyk .... music supervisor
Joshua Klausner .... music supervisor
Lawrence Manchester .... mixing engineer
Lawrence Manchester .... recording engineer
Dan Pratt .... music preparation
Martin Roller .... assistant engineer
Ryan Shore .... electronic programming by
Ryan Shore .... score conductor
Ryan Shore .... score orchestrator
The Slovak National Symphony Orchestra .... score performer (as Slovak National Symphony Orchestra)
Paul Talkington .... contractor
Marian Turner .... orchestra manager
Mikael Carlsson .... executive soundtrack producer (uncredited)
CMDess .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Sean Harris .... talent driver
David George Ellis .... swing driver (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Karen Anderson .... production assistant
Greg Andersson .... production assistant
David Bell .... poster designer: Modernciné
John Bowman .... production assistant
Creel Brown .... production assistant
Rachel Connors .... script supervisor (as Rachel E. Connors)
Mike Dill .... key production assistant
Shari Felsenfeld .... web design: Modernciné
Halli Erin Gomberg .... production assistant
Lukus Grace .... production assistant
Jonathan Gray .... production legal: Spinak & Gray
Sabrina Gruneberg .... production assistant
Jeffrey Hurm .... end titles
Robert Jean .... production assistant
Zorinah Juan .... script supervisor
Daniel Kelley .... key production assistant
Matt Kerr .... production assistant
Margaret Koschik .... production assistant (as Meg Koschik)
Evan Krauss .... production legal: Spinak & Gray
Mary Beth Lavender .... production assistant
Jessica Lustgarten .... production assistant
Josh Lynn .... poster designer: Modernciné
Matt Maisto .... production assistant
Tony Marin .... production assistant
Joseph B. Mauceri .... unit publicist: Modernciné
Thomas Maxwell .... key production assistant
Paul C. McKenna .... production assistant (as Paul McKenna)
John T. Miller .... poster designer: Modernciné
Jessie Nieuwenhuis .... production assistant
Reyther Ortega .... additional script supervisor
Aubrey Plaza .... production assistant
Mark Preston .... location security
Camille Rookwood .... production assistant
Loren Semmens .... production coordinator: Los Angeles
Leo Shvedsky .... production assistant
Ian M. Stratford .... production legal: Spinak & Gray (as Ian Stratford)
Liza Tresser .... assistant chef
Ygael Tresser .... chef
Yuval Tresser .... executive planner
Justin Whitacre .... production assistant
Timo Wild .... production assistant
Jon Mikel Zeigler .... location scout
 
Thanks
Rebecca Alston .... the producers would like to thank
John Anctil .... the producers would like to thank: Fastlights.com
Bob Balaban .... the producers would like to thank
Danton S. Bankay .... the producers would like to thank: Church of St. Paul & St. Andrew United Methodist
Karen Barrett .... the producers would like to thank: Moving Images
Marisa Bellis .... the producers would like to thank: American Humane
Peter Belsito .... the producers would like to thank
Richard Blauvelt .... the producers would like to thank: Rockland Psychiatric Center
Bill Bungarz .... the producers would like to thank: Midwood Ambulance Services
John Connolly .... the producers would like to thank: Buckingham Hotel
Albert Copland .... the producers would like to thank
Burr Dodd .... the producers would like to thank: Brooklyn Fire Proof
Neil A. Dolgin .... the producers would like to thank: Richfield Properties
Lynne C. Gailey .... the producers would like to thank: GE Centricity
Stuart Gordon .... the producers would like to thank
Jonathan Gray .... the producers would like to thank: Spinak & Gray
Bill Gross .... the producers would like to thank: Convergence
Anne Hubbell .... the producers would like to thank: Eastman Kodak
Susan Jackson .... the producers would like to thank: Turtles Crossing
Marta Michaud .... the producers would like to thank: Wilhelmina Modeling Agency
Tracy Nichols .... the producers would like to thank: Manhattan Diagnostic Radiology
Michael O'Neal .... the producers would like to thank: Boat Basin Cafe
Andries Odendaal .... the producers would like to thank: AAA Communications
Yani Orozco .... the producers would like to thank: Edgewise Media
Rick Rosenbaum .... the producers would like to thank: Convergence (as Richard Rosenbaum)
Mike Santarsiero .... the producers would like to thank: Ventura Insurance Brokerage
Oren Sarch .... the producers would like to thank: Convergence
Ian Stratford .... the producers would like to thank: Spinak & Gray
Gus Swinkels .... the producers would like to thank: Bavaria USA
Tony Tamberelli Jr. .... the producers would like to thank: Tamberelli Video
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for strong horror violence/gore, sexuality and language
Runtime:
89 min | 84 min (Director's Cut) | 95 min (International version)
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Certification:
Australia:MA | Germany:18 (unrated version) | Portugal:M/16 | Spain:18 | UK:15 | USA:R (certificate #41524)
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Goofs:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): (at around 1h 28 mins) When Alex is shot in the arm, the police officer's slide on his pistol locks in the rear position indicating his gun is out of ammunition though he fired a single shot. This means the cop responded to a 911 emergency with one bullet in his gun.See more »
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37 out of 49 people found the following review useful.
Headspace is one of the best monster movies you haven't seen!, 8 May 2006

I first became aware of the film Headspace back in early 2006 after reading a featured article in Fangoria, one of my favorite horror mags. The article was interesting, as they usually are, but what enticed me most about this little, independent gem was the insanely original storyline, which we'll get to shortly. I was also attracted to the filmmakers themselves and the producers, writer and director all seemed very self motivated, intelligent and determined to make an awesome film. So, you could say I was expecting a little more than usual going into Headspace.

Let me fill you in on the plot. We see a young, troubled guy known to the world as Alex Borden, played by Christopher Denham. By troubled, I mean a pretty rough childhood which, at one point, involves him and his brother viewing their dad blow their mom's face to smithereens with a shotgun. Serves her right for getting too far away from the kitchen… Alex has been a smart guy all his life but, at the age of twenty-five, his intelligence begins increasing by the minute. This dude reads books in minutes, learns how to master chess in a day's time and can even understand women. Actually, I'm kidding… Nobody's that smart. Eventually, Alex learns that he can see events that have taken place in the past and, towards the end of the film, can even see into other dimensions, which is where the crap really hits the fan.

This Good Will Hunting Gone Wild tale could have easily been a disaster if it were not for the TLC given by the people involved. The look of the film really enhanced the quality for me. Headspace looks like it cost five to ten million to make and I would bet my dead rabbit Penny's water bottle that the budget was nowhere near that amount. Headpsace recently took home the Best Cinematography Award at the New York Horror Film Festival and with good reason. The film is colorful, shot well and looks magnificent over all.

Another element that boosted the quality of the film for me was the casting. It seemed like every five minutes, some blast from the past was popping up. We have Olivia Hussey from Black Christmas, William Atherton from Ghostbusters, Sean Young from Bladerunner and Dee Wallace-Stone from The Hills Have Eyes. I could keep going but I think you get the idea. These seasoned vets not only make the film more fun because of that, "Oh I remember them!" factor but, they also bring some serious acting chops to the table. Newcomer Christopher Denham definitely holds his own as well and he's interesting to watch as he manages to find a balance between the nice guy next-door and the freak with the expanding brain. I mean, I liked the guy throughout the entire movie but I wasn't sure if someone should spend time scouring the Earth for the best doctor available or just drag him in the back yard behind the shed and put him down Ol' Yeller style! It was a nice dynamic.

With all this being said, the bottom line is that I really respect the filmmakers of Headspace for truly caring about the material. They set out to make one of those B rated monster movies that we all remember as kids and they nailed it. It was like watching USA's Creature Double Feature night with the only difference being that it was Tuesday and there was only one featured Creature Feature as apposed to two featured Double Creature Features. Huh? Anyway, those films were never this well done. Bravo!

Overall, I really enjoyed Headspace and feel very comfortable recommending it to everyone, even the casual fans of the genre. One thing to the gore lovers though; these characters spend a lot more time talking than chopping so, if you're looking for a blood bath, try something else. I highly suggest watching the film in the dark on a Saturday night with a big fat bowl of popped corn floating in butter. It's that kind of film!

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