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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 2 people found the following review useful.
Intelligent film-making in search of an intelligent audience, 17 March 2006
Author: Lisa Lias from Washington DC

What is the difference between a movie that is "okay" and a movie that stays with you long after you have seen it?

It boils down to the ability of the film-maker to make the elements he has at his disposal work together to tell a story. Does he turn the camera on and point it at the actors, or does he compose his shot to give the audience information about the characters and the story? Does the mood created by the words on the page of the script work with the visual elements to create a world within the film that we believe in? Have the actors been brought into the process in such a way that their performances make us interested in that world?

In the case of "Cast in Gray," the answer to all of the questions above is a definitive "yes." We are taken to a world that, though not specifically unrealistic, somehow exists in that part of the mind where the rules may have been suspended. That, or the character called "The Man" is in such a strange state of mind that it is he who has gone to that part of the mind. In the role of "The Man with the Dog," (a different person than "The Man") Stephen Angus creates an utterly mysterious character with an effortlessness that is in such contrast to the tempest he creates in his scene partner, (the besieged Tim Burke,) that it is impossible to look away from his face. The considerable power of this performance lies in the absolute calm with which it is executed. Is he a puppeteer, a madman, a messenger or something else altogether?

Don't blink, viewer, if you want to make your own case for what is going on.

Intelligent film-making in search of an intelligent audience. Thanks, "Cast in Gray."

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