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Pope Dreams -- In the vein of Good Will Hunting and Garden State, POPE DREAMS is a coming of age tale about a young man at a crossroads in life...


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He's dealing with love... fighting with his dad... caring for mom... and making music. What's that got to do with the Pope? See more »
A young boy tries to make his dying mother's dream come true while navigating through his love life. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Phillip Vaden ... Andy Venable

Marnette Patterson ... Brady Rossman

Julie Hagerty ... Kristina Venable

Stephen Tobolowsky ... Carl Venable

Noel Fisher ... Pete
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Samantha Anderson ... Heather
Casey Barclay ... Eric

Jordan Belfi ... Lucas Bowman
Naleah Dey ... Juanita Steinberg

Michael Edwin ... Case Officer

Chris Foreman ... Zane

Rif Hutton ... Riff Malloy (as Riff Hutton)

Barbara Lettieri ... Italian Phone Operator (voice)
Steve Loh ... Paramedic
Albert-James Motil ... Priest

Mandy Musgrave ... Virginia Venable

Larisa Oleynik ... Maggie Venable
Curtis Porterfield ... Customer

David Shatraw ... Joel Rossman

Rex Smith ... Don Merchant
Robert Stio ... Store Clerk

Stuart Stone ... Fox

Sarah Tareen ... Hannah (as Sarah Foret)

Karen Zumsteg ... Janet Venable

Directed by
Patrick Hogan 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Patrick Hogan 

Produced by
Steve Loh .... executive producer
Steve Loh .... producer
Ryan Mintz .... line producer
Curtis Porterfield .... associate producer
Original Music by
Joel J. Richard 
Cinematography by
John Ealer 
Film Editing by
Mae Edwards 
Casting by
Carey DiPietro 
Production Design by
Nicolas Plotquin 
Art Direction by
Chris Minkel 
Set Decoration by
Kristina Parsons  (as Kristina Fuangkasae)
Costume Design by
Carol H. Beule 
Makeup Department
Donna Cohen .... assistant makeup artist
Kristy Gomes .... assistant makeup artist
Kiera Hansen .... key makeup artist
Hanako Izuoka .... makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ted Campbell .... first assistant director
Reagan Hartman .... second second assistant director
Keith Jones .... additional second second assistant director (as Keith C.A. Jones)
Steve Loh .... second unit director
Adriana Cebada Mora .... second assistant director (as Adriana Cebadamora)
Art Department
Leo Rodriguez .... leadman
Peggy Wang .... set dresser
Sound Department
Dicken Berglund .... adr mixer
Joey Bilger .... sound assistant
Tom Bognar .... assistant sound editor
Kenneth R. Burton .... re-recording mixer
Mark Cookson .... sound effects editor
Nathan Hankins .... assistant sound editor
Brian Hawlk .... sound mixer
Mark Kaim .... stage recordist
Jason Krane .... adr editor
Jason Krane .... dialogue editor
Jimmy Kuehn .... sound recordist
Stuart Martin .... sound effects editor
Gus Medina .... foley mixer
Todd Murakami .... sound effects editor
Andre Perreault .... re-recording mixer
Dale W. Perry .... foley artist (as Dale Perry)
Robert Ramirez .... sound effects editor
Camera and Electrical Department
Eduardo Barraza .... grip
Chris Burgon .... gaffer
Brett Carleton .... best boy electric
Shannon Davis .... electrician (as Shannon Phillip Davis)
Ryan DeGrazzio .... second assistant camera
Michael Desmond .... still photographer
Craig Gleason .... grip
Kevin M. Graves .... camera operator: "b" camera
Kevin M. Graves .... director of photography: second unit
Craig Jennette .... first assistant camera
Nicolas Martin .... Steadicam operator
Kris Michael .... electrician
Yen P. Nguyen .... first assistant camera
Jon Peter .... second assistant camera
Rafael Ramirez .... additional second assistant camera
Rocky Rodriguez .... grip
Eric Rohde .... still photographer
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Brittany Trusler .... assistant costume designer
Brittany Trusler .... set costumer
Editorial Department
Joe Cook .... colorist
Arika Yanaka .... assistant editor
Other crew
Debbie Gonzalez .... production assistant
Sherry Gunderman .... script supervisor
Kimberly James .... production assistant
Jaehi Jung .... title designer
Mark Litwak .... producer's representative
Callie Miller .... key set production assistant
Christopher Pizzo .... sales agent
Edward Shen .... production assistant
Joni Smith .... production assistant
Victoria Wong .... production coordinator
Robert C. Yu .... acquisitions executive

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Also Known As:
"Music for My Mother" - USA (TV title)
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The video that Andy and Brady watch on their first date Not Too Tart, Not Too Sweet (2003) is an earlier film made by producer 'Steve Loh'.See more »


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7 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Well developed characters, 9 May 2006
Author: screeningroom from Dallas

Saw this film at the USA Film Festival in Dallas. It's a very well developed script, with believable characters, behaving in natural ways. In other words, it's an interesting story that's easy and enjoyable to watch. What more could one ask for in a world filled with mediocre writing, poorly directed and acted? The film has a terrific cast of newcomers and veterans, and is technically well made. The title can be a little misleading. It only refers to the fact the the son wants to send his ailing mom on a trip to Italy to see The Pope in-person. This is by no means a "religious" film. It's currently playing the festival circuit.I highly recommend it. Go see it, if it's showing near you...

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