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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 »
Awards:
6 wins See more »
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(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
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BROKEN is a great testament to what can be achieved in independent film-making. 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 "Best Film in Florida" at the Melborne Independent Film Festival 2006 - Present by The Space Coast Film CommissionSee 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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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
BROKEN is a great testament to what can be achieved in independent film-making., 18 April 2006
Author: Film Geek Lover from United States

PRICING ====== I have to take issue with those who have a gripe with the price of the DVD ($20 plus shipping and handling?!?!). While I understand getting the most for your dollars concept, a perspective must be used.

An indie filmmaker that puts up his own (and friends) money would like to recover SOME cost in their production. They will charge what they feel and want. How many movies have you seen at the theater in your lifetime that you wish you got your money back as well as the 2 hours you spent watching pure trash? If you look at the $20 for a 20 minute film, then yes, it is a higher cost. But to me, the 3 hours of behind he scenes and how-to-make-your-own- flick was worth the money. Heck, I would have paid $30!

You really can't compare indie films and Hollywood produced films. They are 2 different animals. Shorts like BROKEN have a smaller amount of time to show their story compared to a 2 hour feature. I'm not saying that the story has something to be desired, I'm just saying that their needs to be some leeway.

REVIEW ===== BROKEN is a great testament to what can be achieved in independent film-making. Any of the software editing programs and computers can do the job of larger productions. That is clearly evident in this film.

Wardrobe and props gave this film some great production value (love the wheelchair), and the visual effects were very... effective.

As far as the story, I feel confused about it probably because I felt like I wanted to know more about the characters (thus, one downfall of a short film). That aside, I am happy for these filmmakers that seem to be getting a shot at a feature version.

I would draw similarities to BROKEN like FIREFLY to SERENITY (not in terms of story, but more what the potential is). FIREFLY ended way too soon, but fan support got 1 feature length movie out of it after cancellation of their TV series. I don't know what other show has gotten that kind of push after only one season.

Personally BROKEN is inspiring and engaging. Could the story be better? Sure. Is it a victim of eye candy? Maybe. But that's not what I bought it for. I bought it as a fan, and want to be able to say "I was with them from the beginning."

--Darren

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