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Life is anything but black and white
In this sumptuously shot short film from writer-director I. Michael Toth, a disillusioned man's chance encounter with a hitchhiker and his dog forces him to reconsider the possibilities of his life. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Timothy Burke ... The Man
Stephen Angus ... The Man with the Dog
Bibo ... The Dog
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Matt Amore ... Emergency Medical Technician
Dusan Lubarda ... Truck Driver
Laurence Nosbaum ... Patrolman
Greg Sosnowski ... Emergency Medical Technician

Directed by
I. Michael Toth 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
I. Michael Toth 

Produced by
Christopher Gentry .... producer
Frank T. Herbert .... co-producer
Predrag Konstantinovic .... executive producer
Siro Pieri .... co-executive producer
Charles Renslow .... executive producer
Mladen Selak .... co-executive producer
I. Michael Toth .... producer
Steve Weiss .... co-executive producer
Cinematography by
Sasha Rendulic 
Film Editing by
I. Michael Toth 
Production Design by
Slobodan Radovanovic 
Costume Design by
Natasha Vuchurovich Djukich 
Makeup Department
Erin Plumlee .... hair stylist
Erin Plumlee .... makeup artist
Production Management
Christopher Gentry .... production manager
Vanessa Hickey .... production manager
I. Michael Toth .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Daniel Rucci .... first assistant director
Art Department
Rae Deslich .... set dresser
Beth Gatza .... scenic artist
Sound Department
Tom Beach .... sound mixer
Tom Beach .... sound recordist
Jeff Finney .... foley artist
Jeff Finney .... sound effects editor
Adam Mohundro .... boom operator
I. Michael Toth .... sound designer
Patrick Yacono .... sound re-recording mixer
Patrick Yacono .... supervising sound editor
Special Effects by
Mike Bloom .... special effects technician
Timothy B. Campbell .... special effects crew
Ryan M. Hotz .... special effects crew
Tom Linneman .... special effects technician
Daniel W. Meyer .... special effects crew
Adam L. Rhoades .... special effects crew
Ward Weber .... special effects technician
Camera and Electrical Department
Jim Andre .... gaffer
Michael Bové .... second assistant camera (as Mike Bove)
Kurt Branstetter .... additional cinematographer
Mike Cavanaugh .... grip
Joey Domaracki .... best boy electric
Oto Ekres .... still photographer
Oto Ekres .... videographer
Joseph Farris .... camera operator
Amanda Gunderson .... second assistant camera
Doug Hall .... grip intern
Jennifer Hellwig .... grip
Tim Lynn .... grip
Dave McGuire .... key grip
Tony Santiago .... first assistant camera
Rick Unsbee .... grip
Justin Watson .... Steadicam operator
Justin Watson .... first assistant camera
Dave Wightman .... camera operator
Dave Wightman .... first assistant camera
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Erin Plumlee .... assistant costumer
Music Department
Dimitry Golemovich .... musical score
Other crew
Stephen Angus .... creative consultant
Makkida Asfaw .... production coordinator
Michael Baumann .... production assistant
Mike Dahlinghaus .... production assistant
Nathan Lock .... key production assistant
Ratko Momcilovic .... script supervisor
Janis Pieri Toth .... creative consultant
Christine Walker .... production assistant

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Additional Details

USA:39 min
Aspect Ratio:
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1 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Good Film - edit down, 9 June 2005
Author: rus-14 from United States

I saw this film last night at the Midwest Indy Film Fest in Chicago. I commend the filmmakers on a beautiful and challenging story and wonderful execution. I strongly disagreed with the length and labored approach in the final edit. I agree with the director that languor and easy films are needed in our fast pace world, yet, here the length is doing your film a disservice. The film lover next to me fell asleep! I struggled to keep interested.

As filmmakers you need to take a stand with your beliefs, but you need to realize the risks. Does this particular film need to be 39 minutes, 37, 22? Is that worth endearing the film to this part of the audience, while, this part of the audience falls asleep? I bring this up because I feel the film will lose nothing, and gain so much more, if it was tighter. The idea that you need a labored approach for this heavy theme is not a valid argument. Roman Polanski's "Two Men and a Wardrobe" is soaked with rich themes and is 15 minutes. Marcell Ivanyi's "Wind" is spell binding in the themes it introduces at 6 minutes.

Ultimately, the short film is a unique artform, complex and ever changing. There is a certain social contract that exists between filmmaker and audience on what that artform is. What is the general public perception on the range of length of the short film artform? Do you feel the labored edit of your story is justified by the power of the third act and the direction of the characters arc? Why do some people enjoy the pace of "Lost in Translation" but fall asleep here? You can break those conditions whenever you like, and I hope you do, just recognize the risk.

To end on a good note, I like your effort now; I'll love your film after a tighter edit.

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