IMDb > Broken (2005/I)
Broken
Quicklinks
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
Overview
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
Promotional
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

Broken (2005/I) More at IMDbPro »

Photos (See all 2 | slideshow) Videos (see all 6)
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

Overview

User Rating:
4.7/10   191 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
MOVIEmeter: ?
Down 21% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
Director:
Writers:
Alex Ferrari (story)
Jorge F. Rodriguez (screenplay)
Contact:
View company contact information for Broken on IMDbPro.
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)

User Reviews:
A Mans' Got To Know His Limitations... See more (26 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Samantha Jane Polay ... Bonnie
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
Create a character page for: ?

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
 

Production CompaniesDistributorsOther Companies
Create a character page for: ?

Additional Details

Country:
Language:
Color:
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Won "Best Experimental Short Film" at the Evil City Film Festival 2006See more »
Quotes:
Duncan:You know my therapist says the exact same thing... can't let go of the past, can't move on. I need closure.See more »
Movie Connections:

FAQ

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
A Mans' Got To Know His Limitations..., 23 October 2007
Author: afimiami from United States

Before we continue to point out all the limitations of "Broken" or any of Mr. Ferrari's (is that his real name?) productions, we must understand the limitations of said video- grapher. First, Mr. Ferrari never attended a real film school where they teach content, story, history or originality. He went to a technical film school called "Full Sail" in Florida, know as the APEX Tec of film schools. His films have a juvenile fascination with technical feats and special effects. Stories, characters and ideas never rise past a 10th grade comic book reading level. Like some one pointed out "Broken' would be cool if a 18 -19 year old made it. Having a lack of education in film and literary history allows him to fall into every cliché and stereotype with out knowing it's already been done. Like a teenager he gravitates to violent action with no story. Everything is a stereotype, nothing is deep. He sites his hero's as Tarrintino and Robert Rodriquez, two supposedly self taught filmmaker. Well, Tarrintino is a film scholar in his own right, and a gifted artist. Mr. Rodriquez did go to film school in Austin and has a sense of humor which Ferrari has none. All Mr. Ferrari and his collaborators do is make inferior hack versions of movies they like. When looking at his reel it feels like a bunch of stunted 30 something year old males got together and made home movies like they are 12 years old. He's more excited about a muzzle flash or squibs then the story. The other thing that is annoying about Ferrari is that he calls himself a filmmaker. The guy has only shot a few feet of film for that abortive film trailer, and a spec spot or two. Now that video is available to everyone, we have to deal with a high volume of garbage. Real film has become the currency of serious filmmakers. Robert Rodriquez makes HD films now, after shooting miles of real film. Ferrari and company should keep their money on shooting a 35mm short that has a story, real actors, a brain, and no cheesy childish gags or gimmicks. Mr. Ferrari's ego dose not allow him to be anything but a "director". But his talents indicate he should be a special effects supervisor. Alex, please leave the directing to those with vision, originality and talent.

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (26 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for Broken (2005)
Recent Posts (updated daily)User
BROKEN as a feature film...what's the deal? What should be changed? Jaktenor
B R O K E N hits Sundance ftp-3
See more »

Recommendations

If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
Batman Returns Elektra The Animatrix Catwoman: Copycat Catwoman
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 Short 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.