IMDb > Keith (2008/I)
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany credits
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratingsparents guidemessage board
Plot & Quotes
plot summarysynopsisplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

Keith (2008/I) More at IMDbPro »

Photos (See all 3 | slideshow) Videos (see all 2)
Keith -- Smart and popular high school senior Natalie thinks she has her life figured out, but everything changes when she meets a mysterious boy with nothing to lose.
Keith -- A smart and popular teenage girl falls for a boy with a dark secret in this psychological drama


User Rating:
7.5/10   30,531 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
Popularity: ?
Down 1% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
Writers (WGA):
David Zabel (screenplay) and
Todd Kessler (screenplay) ...
View company contact information for Keith on IMDbPro.
Release Date:
13 September 2008 (USA) See more »
Love is a force you can't control.
Natalie has it all: yearbook editor, scholarship to college, star athlete, reigning social queen. Then Keith enters her life... See more » | Full synopsis »
User Reviews:
Excellent little gem of a film. See more (112 total) »


  (in credits order)

Elisabeth Harnois ... Natalie

Jesse McCartney ... Keith

Margo Harshman ... Brooke

Ignacio Serricchio ... Raff

Michael McGrady ... Pete

Jennifer Grey ... Caroline

Michael O'Keefe ... Alan Ascher

Ethan Phillips ... Mr. Miles

Eric Parker ... Travis

Jessy Schram ... Courtney

Micah Henson ... Shane

Ian Nelson ... Brian

Tabitha Brownstone ... Cynthia

Sam Murphy ... Zach

Sarah Zinsser ... Office Lady
Ron Carlson ... English Teacher

Megan Hubbell ... Officious Girl

Courtney Halverson ... Junior Girl

Janice Kent ... Woman

Zack Rockefeller ... Billy (as Zach Rockefeller)

Jan Devereaux ... Secretary

Rachel Thorp ... Girl

Tim Halligan ... Father

Michael Bryan French ... Principal Sassen

Gareth Williams ... Henry
Lee Turner ... Joe
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

James Applebury ... Andy (uncredited)

Victoria Chalaya ... Lea (uncredited)

Dennis Cockrum ... Assistant Principal (uncredited)

Jordan Lindsay Hamm ... Sexy Freshman (uncredited)

Jesse Heiman ... Chemistry Class Student (uncredited)

Rance Howard ... Old Man (uncredited)

Directed by
Todd Kessler 
Writing credits
David Zabel (screenplay) and
Todd Kessler (screenplay)

Ron Carlson (story)

Produced by
Jeff Geoffray .... associate producer
David Grace .... co-producer
Rebecca Hobbs .... producer
Walter Josten .... associate producer (as Walter Joston)
Todd Kessler .... producer
Original Music by
Tree Adams 
Cinematography by
Darko Suvak (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Christopher Kroll 
Cara Silverman 
Casting by
Nancy Foy 
Billy Hopkins 
Production Design by
Kristan Andrews 
Art Direction by
Kristan Andrews 
Set Decoration by
Bryan Venegas  (as Bryan John Venegas)
Costume Design by
Rachel Sage Kunin 
Makeup Department
Jennifer Gerber .... assistant makeup artist
Yuko T. Koach .... assistant hair stylist (as Yuko Tokunaga)
Keleigh Lippert .... key makeup artist
Jaime Rogan .... key hair stylist
Jamie Escarra .... head stylist (uncredited)
Yesim 'Shimmy' Osman .... hair stylist: reshoots (uncredited)
Production Management
Valerie Bleth Sharp .... unit production manager
Gregg L. Daniel .... post-production supervisor (uncredited)
Larry Rodriguez .... post production executive (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Marie Frick .... second second assistant director
Michael Shea .... first assistant director
John Vanover .... second assistant director
Art Department
Alysia Allen .... art department coordinator
Joseph P. 'Slo' Benetiz .... head laborer
Holly Brand .... assistant property master
Steve Degroodt .... painter
Nicole Eldredge .... assistant property master
John Gallaher .... construction foreman
Steve Garcia .... propmaker
Matthew Haney .... laborer
Andrea Harrell .... art production assistant
Philip C. Hurst .... general foreman (as Phillip C. Hurst)
Dominique James .... swing (as D. James)
Bret Kane .... leadman (as Bret W.M. Kane)
Christopher Kelly .... lead painter
Mark Knightley .... construction coordinator
Phil Kramer .... swing (as Philip Kramer)
Rick Kyker .... property master
Peter Mathus .... swing
David Orscag .... painter
Charles Price .... propmaker
Rebecca Rosenthal .... on-set dresser
Matt J. Trollope .... laborer
John Warner .... gang boss
John Warner .... leadman
Dan Wilkerson .... swing
James R. York .... painter (as Jim York)
Jen Fiedler .... on-set dresser: second unit (uncredited)
Mark Finer .... art production assistant (uncredited)
Tim Woodruff .... set dresser (uncredited)
Sound Department
Christopher S. Aud .... sound supervisor
Jessy Bender .... utility sound (as Jessica Bender)
Kirtan Chris Carignan .... foley mixer (as Kirtan Carignan)
Bridget Farrington .... foley artist
David Lee Fein .... foley artist (as David Fein)
Kenny Fewell .... sound assistant
Eric Gotthelf .... adr mixer
Chuck Hamilton .... sound recordist: dub stage
Dan Hiland .... dialogue re-recording mixer
David Jobe .... foley mixer
Adam Johnston .... sound effects editor
Lisa J. Levine .... adr supervisor
Mark L. Mangino .... dialogue editor
Derek Marcil .... sound re-recording mixer
Mark Morrell .... sound librarian
Walter New .... sound re-recording mixer
Ed Novick .... sound mixer
Kurt Peterson .... boom operator
Bob Redpath .... co-sound supervisor
Special Effects by
Rene Diamante .... special effects technician
Andre G. Ellingson .... special effects supervisor (as Andre Ellingson)
Steven Enstace .... special effects technician
Ian O'Connor .... special effects technician
Visual Effects by
Myla Bareng .... data technician
Mike Canterbruy .... digital conform
Bruce Ferris .... imaging technician
Derry Frost .... visual effects head of production: Amalgamated Pixels
Spence Fuller .... compositor: Amalgamated Pixels
Doug Gibbs .... imaging technician
Robin Scott Graham .... compositor: Amalgamated Pixels (as Robin GHraham)
Michael Morreale .... visual effects executive producer: Amalgamated Pixels (as Michael J. Morreale)
Patrick Mulane .... compositor: Amalgamated Pixels
Jeremy Oddo .... visual effects senior animator: Amalgamated Pixels
Phillip Palousek .... visual effects coordinator: Amalgamated Pixels
Jeff Sargent .... compositor: Amalgamated Pixels (as Jeffrey Sargent)
Paul Gentry .... visual effects supervisor (uncredited)
Christopher Doyle .... stunt coordinator (as Chris Doyle)
Paul Eliopoulos .... stunt performer
Donna Evans .... stunt performer (as Donna Evans Merlo)
Rob King .... stunt performer
Shannon Kingston .... stunt performer
Wayne Webb .... driving stunt double (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Chris Brow .... key grip (as Christopher N. Brown)
Adam Castro .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Frits De Jong .... chief lighting technician
Stefan Duschaine .... electrician
Josh Ellis .... camera loader
Bruce Frye .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Mark Garrett .... generator operator
Tim Herrman .... grip
Nicholas Kirsten .... grip (as Nicholar Kristen)
Nicholas Gerard Klein .... grip
Reed Koppen .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Jennifer Lai .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Grg Magidow .... first assistant camera: "b" camera (as Greg Magidow)
Bill Mamches .... electrician
Adam Meltzer .... balloon operator (as Adam David Meltzer)
Danel P.S. Miller .... dolly grip
Matt Perry .... grip
Marcia Reed .... still photographer
Kosta Rigopoulos .... grip
Paul Sanchez .... camera operator: "b" camera
Ralph Sanders .... electrician
Bruce Sharp .... rigging chief lighting technician
Laurent Soriano .... camera operator: "b" camera
Jessica Spuehler .... grip
Darryl St. Juste .... best boy grip
Justin S. Steele .... grip (as Justin Steele)
Michael Stumpf .... Steadicam operator
Michael Stumpf .... camera operator: "a" camera
Miguel Sánchez .... best boy electrician
Rachel Wells .... electrician
Stefan Wilking .... electrician
Quinn Yancey .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Neil Young .... balloon operator (as Neil Young II)
Sean Piper .... grip (uncredited)
Tim van der Linden .... electrician (uncredited)
Casting Department
Bryan Riley .... casting associate
Debe Waisman .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jennifer Kouba .... costume supervisor
Tim Wilson .... costumer
Editorial Department
Mo Henry .... negative cutter
Andy Kaplan .... digital intermediate producer
Mike Mertens .... color timer
John Persichetti .... digital colorist
Tim Gould .... assistant to post-production supervisor (uncredited)
Location Management
Lee David Lee .... key assistant location manager
Chris Munday .... location manager
Music Department
Kyle Clausen .... music editor
Desha Dunnahoe .... music copyist
Dan Hiland .... music re-recording mixer
Sujin Nam .... orchestrator
Walter New .... music scoring mixer
Mary Ramos .... music supervisor
Kasey Truman .... music coordinator
Michael Bizar .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
David Janik .... music editor (uncredited)
Transportation Department
John Baker .... driver/mechanic (as John J. Baker)
Andre Brandes .... driver
Al Burton .... transportation captain
Marc Burton .... driver
Dennis Coleman .... driver
Mark Garrett .... driver: honeywagon
Jimmy Kaminsky .... driver
Joseph Lauth .... driver: set dressing
Elie Littauer .... driver (as Elie 'Cheese' Littauer)
Michael Locke .... transportation coordinator
Hugo Ocana .... driver (as Hugo R. Ocana)
Vicki Sousa .... driver
Ted Joneson .... driver (uncredited)
John Ober .... driver (uncredited)
Other crew
Kathy Abbott .... studio teacher
Susan Bannout .... medic: construction
Jill Becker .... production coordinator
Jennifer Bihr .... set production assistant
Luis Brito .... chef assistant (as Luis B. Brito)
Maxine Brooks .... studio teacher
Jason Carro .... set production assistant
Pamela Chizema .... assistant accountant (as Pamela N. Chizema)
James Cluster .... office production assistant
Andrew Cone .... assistant location
Hugo Cortez .... chef
Sharon L. Craig .... production accountant (as Sharon Craig)
Don Downes .... set production assistant
Phil Eisenhower .... studio teacher
Julie Ann Grasso .... office production assistant
Brandon Greenwood .... assistant production coordinator
Tracey Grimes .... account executive
William Hall .... medic: water safety
Ryan Harvie .... office production assistant
Iwona Kanclerz .... script supervisor
Shannon Kingston .... tennis double: Natalie (as Shannon Schlussel)
Emmanuel Leon .... chef assistant
Kristin Olmo .... set production assistant (as Kristen 'K.O.' Olmo)
Jacqueline Phillips .... assistant: Todd Kessler
Jeremy Pierce-Sunia .... set production assistant
Virginia Powers Hendry .... assistant to the producers (as Gina Powers)
Alba Rivera .... assistant craft service
Jose Rivera .... craft service assistant (as Jose B. Rivera)
Joe Rystrom .... set medic
Dea Shandera .... electronic press kit (as Dea Shandrea)
Sonya Joy Sims .... stand-in: Natalie (as Sonya Sims)
Susan J. Spohr .... lab contact
Saurabh Surendra .... office production assistant
Apolinario Urruita .... chef assistant
Jennifer Vecchiarello .... titles
Alan Weischedel .... stand-in: Keith
Jonathan Berkey .... set production assistant (uncredited)
Eric Ernst .... production assistant (uncredited)
Lesley Hansen .... tennis double (uncredited)
Jesse Heiman .... stand-in (uncredited)
Dana Merwin .... production assistant (uncredited)
Matthew E. Pado .... production assistant (uncredited)
Lance Ripka .... production assistant (uncredited)
Wayne Webb .... stand-in (uncredited)
Travis Quentin Young .... adr voice (uncredited)

Production CompaniesDistributorsSpecial EffectsOther Companies

Additional Details

Also Known As:
Rated PG-13 for brief sexuality and language
USA:93 min (Regal Cinemas)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

Elisabeth Harnois is eight years older than Jesse McCartneySee more »
Factual errors: Keith gives Natalie an American-made 4-barrel carburetor to rebuild. Later we see it being install on the engine of Keith's 1962 Chevrolet C-10 pickup truck. However, the accompanying overhaul instruction sheet is clearly shown to be for a single barrel Solex PICT-3 carburetor. The sheet even says it is for a 1968-72 Type 1 or a 1968-71 Type 2. These are, respectively, a Volkswagen Beetle or Karmann Ghia, and a Volkswagen Microbus.See more »
Natalie:I don't... I don't care where you're gonna be next year. I don't care if you're crazy. God, I just know I wanna be with you. I don't understand what you're doing. It seems so pointless, I mean everything... It just seems pointless but when I'm with you it's different. I don't know why.See more »
Movie Connections:
References Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec (2001) (VG)See more »
Your SoSee more »


This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
38 out of 50 people found the following review useful.
Excellent little gem of a film., 11 December 2008
Author: cemk-2 from Ankara, Turkey

I must admit after its release was so much delayed, I had a bad feeling about "Keith." I was also afraid to see Jesse McCartney trying to be himself and failing miserably as he did when he guest-starred in Hannah Montana. I was so much surprised...

The subject is familiar, so there are no great surprises there. Opposites attract, and as we are in the 21st century, there must be a twist in the storyline. However, it's a generally well put-together script and the dialogs aren't to make you run away. The tension between the lead characters is well balanced, so no problem there either. The storyline with the South American student who looked older than some parents there was a bit too pushy, too in-your-face, but one has to tell a story somehow, right? Direction and photography were well adequate and better than some such films, so that too is a plus.

However, the main standing point of this film is its acting. Jesse McCartney is back in form, i.e. as good as he was nominated for Emmy awards. His phrasing, accent, facial gestures, pacing are spot on. He really shows how good an actor he is (actually, as good as, if not better than, Aaron Johnson or Sean Biggerstaff from the other side of the Atlantic) and it's a good thing that he finally is there not trying to hide his imperfect skin, feeling no problem with the bush that he has to wear as his hair, and really involved and involving as an actor. Elisabeth Harnois is also showing great talent, at times overacting or underacting, but she's a really well-thought lead.

All in all, it's a touching, beautifully told film based on a great short story by Ron Carlson. I am most glad it's finally out and I am very much pleased to see this little gem of a film. I recommend it without any doubt; go see/rent it.

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (112 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for Keith (2008)
Recent Posts (updated daily)User
Okay, did he remind anyone else of... Lexacoricofallapatorius
Any similar movies ? bol_jalil
Music that plays in the beginning and in the end? bombayboyz_90491
Keith vs. A Walk to Remember hiramunawar
when does keith start actually caring for natalie? roxybaby130
More films like this one (and Teenage Dirtbag)? mklinsao
See more »


If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
The Notebook Prefontaine Carrie A Home at the End of the World I Love You, I Love You Not
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
News articles IMDb Drama section IMDb USA section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.