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Broken -- A gun blast, a flash of light, and a young woman awakens to the comfort of her own bed. Bonnie Clayton has it all, a great relationship, a challenging career, and the burden of a dream that grows more vivid and disturbing with each passing night. But when
Broken -- A gun blast, a flash of light, and a young woman awakens to the comfort of her own bed. Bonnie Clayton has it all, a great relationship, a challenging career, and the burden of a dream that grows more vivid and disturbing with each passing night. But when
Broken -- An interview with California based filmmaker, Alex Ferrari.

Alex Ferrari (www.alexferrari.com) first shot to fame a few years ago with his amazing short film, "Broken". In this special interview, we talk to him about his craft and about what he is up to these days including his work for Numb Robot.
Broken -- A gun blast, a flash of light, and a young woman awakens to the comfort of her own bed. Bonnie Clayton has it all, a great relationship, a challenging career, and the burden of a dream that grows more vivid and disturbing with each passing night. But when
Broken -- A gun blast, a flash of light, and a young woman awakens to the comfort of her own bed. Bonnie Clayton has it all, a great relationship, a challenging career, and the burden of a dream that grows more vivid and disturbing with each passing night. But when

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Alex Ferrari (story)
Jorge F. Rodriguez (screenplay)
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Release Date:
7 February 2005 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
What if your truth... were a lie?
Plot:
A gun blast, a flash of light, and a young woman awakens to the comfort of her own bed. Bonnie Clayton has it all... See more » | Add synopsis »
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6 wins See more »
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BROKEN is packing enough cinematic DY-NO-MITE to completely blow your ass off! See more (26 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Samantha Gurewitz ... Bonnie (as Samantha Jane Polay)
Paul Gordon ... Duncan

Amber Crawford ... Marquez

Derek Evans ... Christian

Tony Gomez ... Gabriel
Jose Luis Navas ... Snake
Danilo Begovic ... Pinball
Stephan Morris ... Shamon
Ruben Gomez ... Penance
Ken Robkin ... Ukyo
Eric Townsend ... Kangol Guy
Howard Dobinsky ... Doctor
Deidre Washington ... Nurse
Toby Burge ... Orderly #1
Jorge Carcases ... Orderly #2
Jorge F. Rodriguez ... Male Nurse
Lawrence Johansen ... Male nurse
Venezza Leon ... Mental Patient #1

Augustin Kennady ... Mental Patient
Mona Giraud ... Mental Patient
Roger Giraud ... Mental Patient
Trish Parry ... Mental Patient
Maggie Phillips ... Mental Patient
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Latanya Taylor ... Mental Patient
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Directed by
Alex Ferrari 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Alex Ferrari  story & screenplay
Jorge F. Rodriguez  screenplay

Produced by
Michelle Clayton .... executive producer
Alex Ferrari .... producer
Jorge F. Rodriguez .... producer
 
Original Music by
Mark Roumelis 
 
Cinematography by
Angel Barroeta 
 
Film Editing by
Alex Ferrari 
 
Production Design by
Alex Ferrari 
Jorge F. Rodriguez 
 
Set Decoration by
Alex Ferrari 
 
Costume Design by
Sofia Amadi 
 
Makeup Department
Alexandria Furst .... assistant makeup artist
Megan Graham .... key makeup artist
 
Production Management
Jorge F. Rodriguez .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Yaniv Fituci .... second assistant director
Caroline O'Brien .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Toby Burge .... property master
Dan Cregan .... conceptual art
Dan Cregan .... storyboard artist
Ken Robkin .... additional storyboard artist
Randy Savarese .... construction coordinator
 
Sound Department
Eric M. Moorman .... production sound mixer
Mark Roumelis .... sound designer
Tim Rousseau .... boom operator
 
Special Effects by
Jorge F. Rodriguez .... practical special effects
Randy Savarese .... practical special effects
Randy Savarese .... special effects crew
 
Visual Effects by
Dan Cregan .... digital effects artist
Dan Cregan .... storyboard artist
Sean Falcon .... visual effects supervisor
Alex Ferrari .... colorist
Jon Krummel .... modeler
 
Stunts
Alex Ferrari .... stunt coordinator
Jorge F. Rodriguez .... stunt coordinator
Toby Burge .... utility stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Rob Baker .... assistant camera
Angel Barroeta .... camera operator
Dan Cregan .... set videographer
Alex Ferrari .... camera operator
Mike L. Germaine .... key grip
Carlos Gomez .... gaffer
Chris Hill .... grip
Juan Linares .... gaffer
Nick Monaco .... still photographer
Jorge Parra .... gaffer
Randy Savarese .... set videographer
Carla Sosa .... first assistant camera
Matthew Thiemann .... best boy electric
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ken Robkin .... wardrobe designer
 
Editorial Department
Jalapeno Humperdinck .... post production supervisor
Ricky Pierre-Louis .... post-production intern
Tim Rousseau .... assistant editor
 
Other crew
Armen Arisian .... production assistant
Ryan Carr .... production assistant
Michael Conforti .... weapons advisor
Tony Gomez .... technical advisor
Lawrence Johansen .... production assistant
Sarah Peterson .... script supervisor
 
Thanks
Maricruz Buendia .... very special thanks
Cory Dolling .... very special thanks
Robert Rodriguez .... special thanks
Steven Spielberg .... very special thanks
Quentin Tarantino .... special thanks
 

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Won "Best Visual Effects" for BROKEN at the South Jersey United Film Festival 2006See more »
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Duncan:Anyway, the reason I'm so fond of this awkward little tin-sandwich is because like you, its complexity lies within its simplicity. Dozens of little reeds working together to make the perfect note.See more »
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5 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
BROKEN is packing enough cinematic DY-NO-MITE to completely blow your ass off!, 25 June 2005
Author: LivingCorpse.com from United States

As short films go, "Broken" is a fifteen minute feature that doesn't just pack enough wallop to leave you feeling woozy—it's packing enough cinematic DY-NO-MITE to completely blow your ass off! Yes, that's right, after viewing this piece of genius (which is priceless compared to its $8,000 budget), you'll finally know what that large red splatter against the white wall behind you is all about.

"Broken" has a pace that is feverish and unrelenting, and yet maintains a style that allows it to glisten through its foreboding darkness. Watching it play out is like sliding behind the wheel of a—oh, let's say (purely for giggles, with absolutely no connection to the name of the film's Director which I will be dropping at some point in the next paragraph) a Ferrari. Sleek, sporty, and very fast, driving one isn't just fun—it's a little slice of Heaven on Earth. For experienced film fans, and short film enthusiasts, watching "Broken" is a lot like that.

So, is it any surprise that this film was co-created and directed by a Floridian named Alex Ferrari? It shouldn't be. It would, however, be a surprise if the film was co-created and directed by a Floridian named Alex Edsel, or Alex Pinto, or Alex Gremlin, or even Alex Ford Mustang II. Although, I hold out hope that someday, I will see someone with an IMDb profile with the last name, Ford Mustang II. God, make it happen!

For those of you that haven't seen this little movie yet (which I'm going to assume is the vast majority of you), here is a brief description: A young woman named Bonnie (Samantha Jane Polay) is snatched from her life, bound and gagged, and rolled into an Underworld rife with nasty characters that'll shoot you in the face without so much as a second thought. Hell, they might do it without a first thought. Who abducted her? Well, that question is never really answered, but we do meet Duncan (Paul Gordon), and his band of merry-we'll kill you dead- men. Duncan is a snappy dresser who enjoys terrifying his victims with witty monologues, and can't stand being interrupted. Thanks to Duncan's need to talk, and talk, and talk, and talk, we learn that while he's the main bad ass in the room, there is a high power at work here. We also learn that Bonnie isn't just some random target, either.

Due to budgetary constraints, "Broken" spends its time asking questions that are never answered, but that's okay, because the onus of the film is to deliver a skull-shattering array of special effects shots that equals the quality of big budgeted studio flicks, and it does. I, however, found more enjoyment in watching the acting ability of Paul Gordon (who I hope will be given the chance to do more work that I'll be able to see), and the grooving with the vibe set by Alex's brooding vision of this seedy world.

Thankfully, the positive response this little short has managed to drum up thus far has given Alex, and his producer (and "Broken" screenwriter, Jorge F. Rodriguez), a reason to pursue a feature length version of this story, which gives my face reason to be all smiles.

If you run across this little slice of brilliance, watch it. Watch it, and then talk to your friends about it. Watch it, look it up on IMDb, and then follow all of the links provided to its official website, and the websites of those responsible. Email these folks, and let them know how much they kick ass for everything they're doing. While $8,000 is just a drop in the bucket in most film budgets, to everyday people with no studio funding, that is a chunk of change. Now combine that with the time and energy required to see a project like this through, and you've got one hell of a personal sacrifice that, without people like you and I (the viewers and fans) can either be proved to be worth it, or a tragic waste of time.

Guys like Alex Ferrari and Jorge F. Rodriguez deserve our respect, and our kudos. And, for God's sake, somebody clue the casting directors in Hollywood to the talents of Paul Gordon! Please…somebody…do it for me…because I'm worth it, and so is he!

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