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The Big Bad Swim -- A group of Connecticut locals enroll in an adult-education beginner's swim class.


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  (in credits order)

Paget Brewster ... Amy Pierson

Jeff Branson ... Noah Owens

Jess Weixler ... Jordan Gallagher

Raviv Ullman ... Hunter McCarthy (as Ricky Ullman)
Avi Setton ... David Gallagher

Todd Susman ... Martin Webber

Kevin Porter Young ... Carl
Darla Hill ... Joanna Webber

Terria Joseph ... Norah

Liza Lapira ... Paula
Crystal Bock ... Mary Beth
Emma Adele Galvin ... Jaime (as Emma Galvin)
Judy Cole ... Rosy
Ostaro ... Efram

Michael Mosley ... Shawn

Matt Servitto ... Principal Miwaski
Grant Aleksander ... Paul Pierson

Joanna Adler ... Dr. Gaskill (as Joanna P. Adler)
Elizabeth N. Hart ... Elyse
Richard Sheridan Willis ... Jim Douglas

Tori Davis ... Diane

Tim Hayes ... Scott

Tamar Kummel ... Donna Boyd
Franca Vercelloni ... Waitress
Kip Hashagen ... Kenny
Scott Winters ... Gambler #1

Christopher Larkin ... Cashier
Danielle Simone ... Camp Counselor
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Joe Dolan ... Bar patron
Alexander Fagan ... Teenager
Kasie Fagan ... Bounce House Girl

Charles Karel ... Israeli Gambler
Christine Perkins ... Julia

Allegra De Vita ... Student (uncredited)

Paul T. Gosselin ... Waiter (uncredited)
Zoe Hartman ... Swim Student (uncredited)
Amy LaBossiere ... Blackjack dealer, bar patron (uncredited)

Kathleen O'Neil ... Blackjack Dealer (uncredited)

Directed by
Ishai Setton 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Daniel Schechter 

Produced by
Adam Gaines .... associate producer
Lani Ireland .... associate producer
Ryan Kampe .... co-producer
Christina Mathena .... line producer
Heather Merriken .... associate producer
Elana Pianko .... co-producer
David Raymond .... executive producer
Daniel Schechter .... executive producer
Ishai Setton .... producer
Chandra Simon .... producer
Emily Ting .... associate producer
Sylvain Tron .... co-producer
Original Music by
Chad Kelly 
Cinematography by
Josh Silfen 
Film Editing by
Ian B. Wile 
Casting by
Kelli Lerner 
Production Design by
Valerie Green 
Costume Design by
Cara Liedlich 
Makeup Department
Audie Metcalf .... makeup artist
Production Management
Robert J. Lyons .... post-production manager
Nicholas Watson .... production manager
Andy Williams .... post-production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Kella Kokkinos .... second assistant director
Tony Phillippe .... first assistant director
Art Department
Jen Cone .... assistant art director
Sound Department
Claire Bell .... sound re-recording mixer (as Brian Scibinico)
Claire Bell .... supervising sound editor (as Brian Scibinico)
Shaun Brennan .... foley artist
Dustin Cook .... sound editor
Tammy Douglas .... sound mixer
Guillermo Pena-Tapia .... boom operator
Camera and Electrical Department
Joe Belschner .... best boy grip
Tim Duff .... grip
Rebecca Heller .... camera intern
T.J. Hellmuth .... key grip
Wesley Hodges .... second assistant camera
Adam Lukens .... electric swing
Richard P. Ulivella .... chief lighting technician
Casey Wooden .... additional best boy electric
Casey Wooden .... additional best boy grip
Michael Yetter .... best boy electric
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Lisa Hennessy .... co-wardrobe supervisor
Editorial Department
Robert Lovejoy .... digital film colorist
Robert Pyle .... post-production engineer
John-Michael Trojan .... post-production coordinator
Mark Wawrzenski .... editorial assistant
Andy Williams .... digital intermediate producer
Other crew
Olenka Denysenko .... script supervisor
Tim Duff .... assistant office manager
Janet Falcon .... senior datacine operator
Jonathan Gray .... production counsel
Thomas Evan Jones .... conforming fire editor
Steven Slater .... key production assistant
Angela Trevino .... production coordinator
Matt Wolford .... datacine operator
Patrick M. Wood .... production assistant
Jeffrey Abramson .... special thanks
Adam Der Aris .... special thanks
Tamar Kummel .... thanks
Ryan Piotrowicz .... special thanks
Elizabeth Turk .... special thanks
Adrian Wattenmaker .... special thanks

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11 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
one of the best Indy films i have ever seen, 23 October 2006
Author: qtieboi777 from United States

this independent film was one of the best films at the tall grass film festival that i have ever seen there i loved it there are so many things that was great about the film on top of all that the cast and crew that i had the opportunity to meet were absolutely phenomenal.I thought that Avi did a great job in his role. and Ricky Ullman was absolutely true to his role for a Disney actor i was amazed at his talent to be able to go from cheesy teen comedy to such an adult role with no problems the talent in the film was just amazing the cinematography was just great if you want to see an independent film this is one really that you should see.I think that Mr Gruver would have been so proud to have such a submission in his festival and his parents loved the movie so much when it won the audience favorite they went and saw it again. this truly was a great film it was dark and funny and sad and truly emotional it was just fabulous. I am honestly just so enthused by this film and i really don't want to spoil it for any one just see it and truly be amazed at it i think that these film makers really have what it takes to go places and I hope to see more work from them in the future.

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