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The Plight of Clownana (2004)

 -  Comedy | Short  -  17 April 2004 (USA)
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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 ... 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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23 November 2004 | by (Hollywood, CA) – See all my reviews

Funny as hell. Extremely original. Certainly an independent film. For a film done with no dialogue, but all voice over, the pacing is right on. Early on in the film, the are slight lulls, but it gives you time to love The Clownana, and it pays off at the end. The acting is fine. The characters come to life without uttering a single word. The two leads are very expressive and capable. The dancing is funny and professional. The script and delivery are perfect. Clownana's deadpan narrative sets the tone from the very beginning. I definitely recommend watching this short with a group of friends or a whole theater as I did in Atlanta. As a whole, this thing is great...and prepare yourself for the dance-off.


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