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Cast

  (in credits order)
Stephan D. Gill ... Naked Man at Auditions (as Steve Gill)
Marlon Pfeiffer ... The "Closeted" Director
Burton Rhodes ... The 'Out' Director
Gary Kelley ... Beverly Jackson
Keith Bearden ... 'Balls Out' Ben
Nathan Towry ... Barry (as Patrick Allen)

Rick Sparks ... Shane
John Marlo ... Rocco, The Masseur (as John Mario)

Jill Kocalis ... Hector (as Jill Pappas)
Brian Brooks ... Brian
Ross Graves ... Blake
Peter Valvel ... Brock
Michel LeJeune ... Bo
Matthew Herrmann ... Ray
Ian Mantha ... Jimmy, The Sketchy Hustler
Tishara ... Harley

Michael Manuel Sanders ... Marquis
Saadia Billman ... Three
Craig Lucas ... Strip

Mark Simich ... H.P. Stevens
Stephanie Kirchen ... Coral Terrazzo (as Stephanie Orff)
Blair Wells ... Man at Skate Rental Counter
Erika Mena ... Chola Skater
Meredith McClain ... Chola Skater's Girlfriend
Antonio Matabang ... Couples Skater #1
Jonathan Jimenez ... Couples Skater #2
Jules Sanchez ... Trick Skater

Leif Holt ... Hunter (as Aaron Holt)
Luke Weaver ... Tyler
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jim Pappas ... Hector

Directed by
Damion Dietz 
 
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Damion Dietz 

Produced by
Damion Dietz .... producer
Dorothea Hackenberg .... line producer
Stephanie Kirchen .... producer (as Stephanie Orff)
Elyse Rogers .... producer
 
Original Music by
Jeffery Alan Jones 
 
Cinematography by
Peter Hawkins (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Vince Filippone 
 
Production Design by
Kathleen Finch 
 
Art Direction by
Kathleen Finch 
 
Costume Design by
Hannah Ainsley 
 
Makeup Department
Lisa Carey .... makeup artist
Daniel Cosgrove .... hair stylist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Geoff Talley .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Kurt Koehler .... graphic designer
 
Sound Department
Adam Archer .... sound recordist
Joe Iemola .... sound editor
Jeffery Alan Jones .... sound designer
John Kirste .... boom operator
John Lockwood .... sound editor
Adam Nichols .... sound editor
Jeffery Alan Jones .... sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Jeffery Alan Jones .... supervising sound editor (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Bernard Cistrunk .... best boy
Bernard Cistrunk .... electrician
Bernard Cistrunk .... grip
Thomas Hurn .... gaffer
Zsolt Kadar .... camera assistant
Paul Lei .... additional still photographer
Christian Nunciato .... still photographer (as Chris Nunciato)
 
Editorial Department
Dave Jackson .... assistant editor
 
Other crew
Lexi Karriker .... script supervisor (as Lexie Karriker)
Red Savage .... choreographer (as 'Red' Savage)
 
Thanks
Paul Lei .... special thanks
 

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80 min
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11 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Beneath the Hoopla is a Lot of Parody and Metaphor, 27 June 2006
Author: gradyharp from United States

Damion Dietz (Neverland, The Virgin Larry, Fag Hag, Respect My Ass) is a director and writer who obviously has a great time putting together his genre of films. What seems to be over the top, silly, absurdly ridiculous situational comedies have a singular bite. Take the time to listen to the lines and observe the parodies and there is a lot of social comment that deserves some attention.

The plot is loose: Beverly Jackson (Gary Kelley - a buff, masculine guy in obviously absurd drag) is a wannabe actor who is denied a role in an upcoming musical at the Pride Playhouse: this sets off the idea of revenge that is supposed to be the main line of the plot but gets sidetracked by all the other antics. We encounter broken relationships, lonely guys, new relationships, arrivals to Hollywood from all over the country who long to become stars and end up being 'stand-in celebrities' for the tourists along the Hollywood Boulevard. Beverly gathers the guys and gals who have auditioned and plans a terrorist, martyrdom attack at Hollywood and Highland as a means of making a statement about the unstable way of life and irony of the promised land of dreams. Of course it all goes awry, but it does so with some very pretty people and, given the tenor of the script, some impressive introductions of talent.

The quality of acting must be judged on the requirements of the project and these folks play their roles very well indeed. There are some funny musical numbers, the requisite amount of bare skin to keep the eyes entertained, and in the short and long of it BEVERLY KILLS makes no pretense at being anything but what it is - a spoof, waaaaaay over the top independent edgy film, and actually quite a bit of fun. Relax folks, this is like a backyard summer charade. Watch it for what it is and enjoy the numerous quite fine talents, both male and female. Grady Harp, June 06

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