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The Plight of Clownana (2004)

Ishamel is the Clownana, a dancing half-clown, half-banana store mascot. Life is great until the nearby porn store gets its own mascot and Ishamel is left wondering what his life is all ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Danny Adams ...
Clownana
Al 'Boogie' Lewis ...
Dildo Man
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Katie Rosenbaum
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DildoMan's Fan (as Danneel Graul)
Susan Lay
Michael Ray Clark
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Testicle
Steve Babiar ...
Testicle
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Jensen
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Riley
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Kris
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Christian
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Ishamel is the Clownana, a dancing half-clown, half-banana store mascot. Life is great until the nearby porn store gets its own mascot and Ishamel is left wondering what his life is all about - oh, that and there is a not-to-be-missed dance-off. Written by Matt Foster

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Winner of Newport Beach Film Festival's Audience Award for Best Short Film -2004 See more »

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Narrator: We all have a calling in life. A certain gift that not only directs one's path, but actually becomes our very being. We are it. It is us. My name is Ismael, and I am the Clownana.
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References Flashdance (1983) See more »

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Amazing
4 April 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This is a genius piece of short-film-making. Narrated by the writer and director of this film, Chris Dowling's voice is the only one we hear, the two 'leads' never saying a word but conveying all their emotions via the medium of dance.

On the surface the idea of a film about a man dressed as a clown/banana is a bit odd...but when you see what's been done with it, how an apparently absurd film can reveal to us so much about the way we deal with problems in our lives, with change and bigotry, it makes us (well me anyway) stop and think, and it's a cracking piece of entertainment too.


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