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Writers:
Lisa Chang (written by) &
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Plot:
A bittersweet tale of Alice, her vagina and the infinite nature of the tundra. | Full synopsis »
Awards:
2 wins See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Selma Blair ... Alice

Elias Koteas ... The Specialist

Richard Kind ... Talk Show Host

Gabriel Mann ... The Thoughtful Man
Simon Cole ... Arctic Explorer

Richmond Arquette ... Gynecologist

Ezra Buzzington ... Cartographer

Linda Bisesti ... Nurse
David Doumeng ... Anchorman

Rita Taggart ... Bookstore Co-Worker

Bob Stephenson ... Doctor #1 (as Robert J. Stephenson)

DeForest Mapp ... Doctor #2

Mobin Khan ... Doctor #3

Grant Heslov ... Doctor #4

Hugh Laurie ... Doctor #5

William Stanford Davis ... Doctor #6
Michael Bulander ... Doctor #7
Robert Isaac Lee ... Eskimo
Dinah Lee ... Production Assistant

David Lee Smith ... Mayor

Candy Clark ... Mother

Parvesh Cheena ... Sports Fan
Dan Harris ... Twisted Teenager

Michael Dougherty ... Off Kilter Teenager

Haskell Wexler ... Bookstore Customer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Katrina-Jovan Howard ... Audience Member (uncredited)

Larry Varanelli ... Meteorologist (uncredited)

Directed by
Lisa Chang  (as J. Lisa Chang)
Newton Thomas Sigel 
 
Writing credits
Lisa Chang (written by) (as J. Lisa Chang) &
Newton Thomas Sigel (written by)

Alison Smith (short story "The Specialist")

Produced by
Erika Armin .... executive producer
Jason Blumenfeld .... producer
Lisa Chang .... producer (as J. Lisa Chang)
George Clooney .... executive producer
Daniel Dubiecki .... producer
Stephanie Mayes .... line producer
Newton Thomas Sigel .... producer
Steven Soderbergh .... executive producer
 
Cinematography by
Newton Thomas Sigel (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Maureen O'Keefe 
 
Casting by
Laray Mayfield 
 
Production Design by
Maia Javan 
 
Art Direction by
Gary Warshaw 
 
Set Decoration by
Angela Carroll 
 
Costume Design by
Danny Glicker 
 
Makeup Department
Julie Armstrong .... hairdresser (as Julie Champnella)
Julie Armstrong .... makeup artist (as Julie Champnella)
Heather Borah .... hairdresser
Heather Borah .... makeup artist
Anny Kim .... key hair stylist
Anny Kim .... key makeup artist
Linda Whang .... hairdresser
Linda Whang .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Kelly Studer .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jason Blumenfeld .... first assistant director
Elizabeth Miles .... second assistant director (as Liz Miles)
 
Art Department
Nicole Balzarini .... assistant set decorator
Kimberly Barros .... assistant art director
Roxanne Brooks .... property master
Lawson Brown .... property master
Diana Goodwin .... assistant art director
Eddie Lin .... storyboard artist
Greg Young .... construction coordinator
 
Sound Department
Jay Golden .... production sound mixer
John Hennessey .... production sound mixer
Chris Hixon .... boom operator
Matt Lewkowicz .... sound designer
Matt Lewkowicz .... sound mixer
 
Special Effects by
Larry Fioritto .... special effects coordinator
Roland Hathaway .... snow effects
Virgil Sanchez .... special effects technician
 
Visual Effects by
Christine Albers .... 2D lead: Frantic Films
Chris Bond .... visual effects supervisor
Jason Booth .... 2D compositor: Frantic Films
Matt Broeska .... lead matchmove artist: Frantic Films
Shane Davidson .... 2D supervisor: Frantic Films
Conrad Dueck .... 3D supervisor: Frantic Films
Kert Gartner .... 2D compositor: Frantic Films
Chris Harvey .... technical director: Frantic Films
Adam Holmes .... 3D artist: Frantic Films
Jen Huber .... visual effects production assistant: Frantic Films
Anne Kim .... digital compositor
Cathy Kim .... matte painter: Frantic Films
Sean Konrad .... 2D compositor: Frantic Films
Tom Leckie .... 2D compositor: Frantic Films
Allan McKay .... 3D artist: Frantic Films
Eddie Robison .... digital compositor: Eden FX
Mike Shand .... cg supervisor: Frantic Films
Jane Sharvina .... 2D compositor: Frantic Films
Randal Shore .... visual effects producer: Frantic Films
David Stump .... motion control effects (as Dave Stump)
George Taylor .... 2D compositor: Frantic Films
Allen Tracy .... visual effects production coordinator: Frantic Films
Yves Tremblay .... digital compositor
Dan Walker .... 2D compositor: Frantic Films
Shawn Wallbridge .... systems administrator
Ken Zorniak .... visual effects executive producer: Frantic Films
 
Stunts
Hank Amos .... stunt double: The Specialist
Dan Bradley .... stunt coordinator
Kevin Scott .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Glenn Brown .... first assistant camera
Henry Cantor .... electrician
Chris Centrella .... key grip
Joey Domaracki .... best boy electric
Mike Duarte .... best boy grip
Philip Hallford .... crane technician
Rich Hampton .... grip
Simon Jayes .... camera operator: "b" camera
Ian Kincaid .... gaffer
John Luker .... still photographer
Russell Miller .... camera loader
Anthony G. Nakonechnyj .... gaffer (as Tony Nako)
Elmar Pohl .... second assistant camera
Alex Rodriguez .... camera production assistant
Jeff Samuelson .... second assistant camera
Hugh Scott .... electrician
Bill Summers .... key grip
Allen Sutton .... electrician
Kelly Uchimura .... camera operator: "b" camera
Kelly Uchimura .... first assistant camera
Tom Vanasse .... vtr
Steve Welch .... crane technician
Robert Witherspoon .... gaffer (as Bob Wotherspoon)
 
Casting Department
Meagan Lewis .... casting assistant (as Meg Lewis)
Tony Salthazar .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Anita Arze .... wardrobe assistant
Erika Kellogg .... wardrobe intern
Marta Villalobos .... set costumer
 
Editorial Department
Stephen P. Arkle .... colorist (as Sparkle)
Jeff Berger .... assistant editor
Christian Prejza .... digital intermediate producer
 
Location Management
Errol Reichow .... location manager
 
Music Department
Carlton DeWoody .... music supervisor (as James Carlton DeWoody III)
 
Transportation Department
John Loveless .... crane driver
David D.B. Wilson .... driver: honeywagon (as D.B. Wilson)
 
Other crew
Tamir Ardon .... production assistant
Mindy Chuha .... production assistant
Khalil Davis .... production assistant
Kate Eggert .... production assistant
Zack Godshall .... production assistant
Julie Hovvins .... catering/craft service
Jesse David Ing .... production assistant (as Jesse Ing)
Kerry Johnson .... production assistant
Kerry Johnson .... production assistant
Balazs Justz .... production assistant
Balazs Juszt .... production assistant
Scott Lindsey .... production assistant
Nathan J. McCoy .... key production assistant (as Nate McCoy)
Trish Peebles .... animal trainer
Stephanie Purdy .... animal trainer
Nathaniel Riley .... production assistant
Ulrich Schwarz .... production assistant
Joe Suffredini .... animal trainer
Kate Sullivan-Green .... production assistant (as Kate Sullivan)
Bryan Sundstrom .... script supervisor
Vivian Umino .... production assistant
 
Thanks
Armando Alvarez .... special thanks: E.R.
Dylan Ashbrook .... special thanks
Marco Bario .... special thanks: Technicolor Creative Services
Tobey Bays .... special thanks: E.R. (as Toby Bays)
Ali Blacker .... special thanks
Chris Bond .... special thanks: Frantic Films
Tommy Burns .... special thanks: E.R.
Tim Colohan .... special thanks: E.R.
Ben Cosgrove .... special thanks: Section Eight
Andrea D'Amico .... special thanks: Eden FX
Betsy Dennis .... special thanks
Marry Ellen Diprisco .... special thanks: Soap Talk
Tara Duncan .... special thanks
Manie Ellis .... special thanks: Prospect Studios
James Feldman .... special thanks: Lichter, Grossman, Nichols & Adler
Josie Freedman .... special thanks: ICM
Jagene Funk .... special thanks: Soap Talk
Evan Green .... special thanks: Paskal Lighting
Kerry Holmwood .... special thanks: Soap Talk
Paul Hook .... special thanks: ICM
Susan Kirson .... special thanks: Sandwick Films
Charles M. Lagola .... special thanks: E.R. (as Charlie Lagola)
Jay Lieberman .... special thanks: Quixote
Michael McCarthy .... special thanks: ICM
Rob O'Neill .... special thanks: Soap Talk
Phil Radin .... special thanks: Panavision
Michael Raimondi .... special thanks: Union Editorial
Bill Sandwick .... special thanks: Sandwick Films
Malissa Strong .... special thanks: Soap Talk
Howard Suber .... special thanks
Diane Upson .... special thanks: Kodak
Carolyn White .... special thanks: Warner Bros
Beverly Wood .... special thanks: Deluxe Laboratories (as Beverly Woods)
 

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USA:20 min
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Trivia:
Shot on sets from "ER" (1994).See more »
Soundtrack:
Coming in from the ColdSee more »

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9 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
The vast wasteland that can be the lonely person's soul until otherwise engaged., 31 December 2005
Author: ebbtide37 from United States

Lisa Chang and Newton Thomas Sigel's "The Big Empty" is without a doubt the best short that I have ever seen. The cinematography is beautiful and thoughtful, and the story is as well, if a little (humorously) twisted. Selma Blair gives a rather touching and witty performance as "Alice" that affects the audience, which is often rare for such a short film. Even Garbriel Mann's aptly named "The Thoughtful Man" makes one a little weak in the knees, with but only a few mere minutes on screen. I fell in love with this film, and I highly recommend this to anyone possessing an ability to properly suspend disbelief long enough to become absolutely enraptured.

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