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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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Director:
Writers:
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 »
Awards:
6 wins See more »
NewsDesk:
(2 articles)
Alex Ferrari Brings Action To The iPhone With Red Princess Blues
 (From Twitch. 6 August 2010, 12:02 PM, PDT)

Dead Wood Poster & Trailer
 (From MoviesOnline. 30 March 2009, 8:00 PM, PDT)

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Yeah I felt Broken, after sitting through this dud. 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
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Latanya Taylor ... Mental Patient

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 the "Best Thriller" at the Buffalo Niagara Film Festival 2007See more »
Quotes:
Duncan:Where was I? Ah yes. Everyone here, even the fellow wearing that ridiculous little hat, came here for a reason and one reason only, to kill you.See more »
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Featured in The Making of 'Broken' (2005) (V)See more »

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6 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Yeah I felt Broken, after sitting through this dud., 25 February 2006
Author: Roderick Holt from Oregon

Wow-- now allow me to introduce you to the truth. I don't know if the guy that posted the last comment is related to this Alex Ferarri hack, or maybe is the hack himself, whatever. It was as if he was reading the press sound-bytes off the back of the DVD--- all bull$#!t if you ask me, and a few others on this board with any common sense will agree.

Broken does not look like Sin City. I don't know where that vicious rumor started up, but it is nothing more than that-- a hyped up rumor probably brought about by the film-makers themselves.

As an indy filmmaker, I have seen countless short films that cost far less than this and looked far better. Of course-- Broken did get a fairly wide DVD distribution deal here, which I will take my hat off to. These guys are great business men, I'll give them that. They got lucky. VERY LUCKY!! But they should take this and run the other way with it, never rearing their ugly wannabe-film-making head again.

Lets start with the image quality, of what some have compared to HD. It looks like garbage!! I have shot with the Panasonic DVX myself and managed to produce a far better result with a much more film-like look to it on the 24p setting. I don't know if they forgot to turn this feature on or what-- but to me, it looks like 30fps dv. The cinematography itself is formula and gets old quick. There is nothing new here in terms of image.

I don't know where all this Sixth Sense....Sin City....Matrix crap is coming from. I'm not crazy about either of the three, but the opening credit sequence of either of them is far better than this 20 minutes of bland, constipation inducing torture.

I'm tired of the hype folks. The stupid muzzle flash gunshot effects look so damn hokey-- my seven year old son pointed them out to me and asked if they were real shots. I said no, just very very bad store-bought animation. And that explosion effect when the girl is thrown back!! Holy God!! Who would put that into a final film?! I would've reshot it and just done the effect practical with a little smoke and fake debris. The animation was on par with first year students at art school.

I would not have so many complaints if these guys were a bit younger. If some 18-19-20 year old showed me this film, I would say, "Oh cool. Good job." But not these 30+ year olds, smacking their faces all over the special features just to go on and on and on about how great they are. And 8,000.00?!!! Where the hell did that go?! I hope they had really good catering or something.

My point is, this film is not great. It is actually on the verge of being horrible. There are so many short indy films out there miles ahead of this. Maybe not packed with all the visual effects and corny tension music-- maybe something with an actual story, some depth to the characters, something to like?!! Is that asking too much. This Ferrari guy has seen his 15 minutes of fame smolder into muddy ash. I just want him to go away and shut up, and I want to urge people to stop buying this movie and contributing to bad independent film. By all means!! Rent it first!! PLEASE!!!

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