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Driftwood -- Riddled with guilt over the loss of his rock star older brother, 16-year-old David Forrester becomes obsessed with death, leading his misguided parents to send him to Driftwood, an attitude-adjustment Camp for troubled youths run by the sadistic Captain Doug Kennedy and his brutal young henchman, Yates. Once there, David becomes haunted by the spirit of Jonathan, a former inmate who met a mysterious end, and a mystery whose resolution could very well be David's only way out.


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Release Date:
23 December 2010 (South Korea) See more »
"Haunted by Death. Beaten by Life. No one escapes the Pain."
Riddled with guilt over the loss of his rock star older brother, 16-year-old David Forrester becomes obsessed with death... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Raviv Ullman ... David Forrester

Dallas Page ... Captain Kennedy (as Diamond Dallas Page)

Talan Torriero ... Yates

David Eigenberg ... Norris

Jeremy Lelliott ... Noah

Baelyn Neff ... Myra
Frankie Levangie ... Boyle

Connor Ross ... Jonathan

Cory Hardrict ... Darryl

David Skyler ... K.C.

Shahine Ezell ... Cobey

John Walcutt ... Quails
Lou Beatty Jr. ... Doc

Kim Morgan Greene ... Mrs. Sherman

Russell Sams ... Dean Forrester

Lin Shaye ... Nancy Forrester

Marc McClure ... Rich Forrester
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Nick Rey Angelus ... Inmate (uncredited)
Rick Bolander ... Inmate (uncredited)
Corey Browne ... Mess Hall Bully (uncredited)
Jacob Hair ... Officer Joe (uncredited)

Jesse Heiman ... Inmate (uncredited)
Chad Hudson ... Squirrel (uncredited)

Chris Kerner ... Inmate (uncredited)

Thomas Livezey ... Inmate (uncredited)
Nikko Ruvolo ... Anthony (uncredited)

Tim Sullivan ... Van Driver (uncredited)
Chris Tongue ... Guard (uncredited)

Directed by
Tim Sullivan 
Writing credits
Chris Kobin (written by) and
Tim Sullivan (written by)

Produced by
Robert Engelman .... producer (as Bob Engelman)
Chris Kobin .... producer
Barry Levine .... producer
Mike Richardson .... producer
Bud S. Smith .... producer (as Bud Smith)
Chris Tongue .... associate producer
Original Music by
William Ross 
Cinematography by
Steve Adcock 
Film Editing by
M. Scott Smith 
Casting by
Aaron Griffith 
Production Design by
John Mott  (as John R. Mott)
Set Decoration by
Mickey Siggins 
Costume Design by
Glenn Gregory Krah  (as Glenn Krah)
Makeup Department
Nicchi Battaglino .... makeup artist
Jason Bonham .... additional on-set makeup
Jason Bonham .... special makeup artist
Ben Bornstein .... foam supervisor
Nicholas Dennis .... lead sculptor
Christopher Dooly .... head technician (as Christopher Dooley)
Vincent J. Guastini .... special makeup effects designer and supervisor (as Vincent Guastini)
Rufus Hearn .... dental technician
Jennifer Lee .... key makeup artist (as Jennifer Alfa-Lee)
Natalie Webb .... makeup artist
Monica Alvarez .... assistant makeup artist (uncredited)
Alex Bytnar .... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
Bob Smithson .... contact lens technician (uncredited)
Production Management
Charles Arthur Berg .... production manager
Susan Sherayko .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jason C. Brown .... second second assistant director
Richard A. Cooper .... first assistant director
John Libby .... second second assistant director
Shannyn K. Marlen .... second assistant director
Michael Musteric .... key second assistant director
Bud S. Smith .... second unit director (uncredited)
Art Department
Frederick Agnew .... lead scenic painter
Michael Belfer .... scenic painter
Michael Costanza .... swing
Veronica C. Daniel .... prop assistant (as Veronica Daniel)
Nicholas Dennis .... character designer: ghost (as Nicolas Dennis)
Nathan Eckelbarger .... property master
Jacob Hair .... character designer: ghost
Jacob Hair .... storyboard artist
Dallas Richard Hallam .... on-set dresser (as Dallas Hallam)
Joseph Hernandez .... art department production assistant
Tommy Herrera .... construction coordinator (as Thomas Herrera)
Derek G. Riley .... carpenter (as Derek Riley)
Blake Sherman .... art department production assistant
Jeremy Spring .... carpenter
Jeremy Spring .... swing
Ryan Steckloff .... swing
Tomas Urbano .... swing
Craig A. McDaniel .... specialty props (uncredited)
Sound Department
Kelly Cabral .... adr editor
Kelly Cabral .... dialogue editor
Kelly Cabral .... supervising sound editor
Paul Timothy Carden .... sound effects editor (as Paul Carden)
Gary Coppola .... foley supervisor (as Gary J. Coppola)
Gary Coppola .... sound re-recording mixer (as Gary J. Coppola)
Melissa A. Corns .... sound effects editor (as Melissa Corns)
Saravoot Kaitkalang .... boom operator
Michael Krikorian .... sound mixer
Edward M. Steidele .... foley artist (as Edward Steidele)
Chris Trent .... foley mixer
Jerry Trent .... foley artist
David Warburton .... sound recordist
Don Weldon .... adr mixer
Special Effects by
Wayne Beauchamp .... special effects coordinator (as Wayne Beechum)
Kevin Beauchamp .... special effects foreman (uncredited)
Alex Bytnar .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Torrence Hall .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Jennifer Lee .... special effects assistant (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Brian Gibson .... additional visual effects photographer
Jake Crawford .... stunt coordinator
Freddie Joe Farnsworth .... stunt player (as Fred Farnsworth)
Camera and Electrical Department
Michael Akman .... best boy electric
Tarin Anderson .... electrician
Nick Bartzen .... still photographer
David Chung .... gaffer: second unit
Adam Genzink .... electrician
Jeff Girard .... epk videographer
Joe Guzman .... grip
Derek Hackett .... second assistant camera
Katie Hawkins .... epk videographer
G. Barak Humphrey .... grip
Andy Jagerson .... electrician
Brianne Klugiewicz .... pre-rigger
Roy Kwalk .... best boy grip
Gerald Lee .... electrician
Gabriel Lewis .... electrician
Gerardo Merino .... grip
Darin Necessary .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Justin Pagel .... grip
Jason Puliti .... electrician
Andre Ramirez .... dolly grip
Steve Redondo .... key grip
William A. Reid .... electrician
Mike Reyes .... grip (as Michael Reyes)
Kara Rittenhouse .... camera loader
Elliott Schackne .... camera loader
Brian Silva .... electrician
Pat Swovelin .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Sean Tanner .... gaffer
Harold Taylor .... grip
Stephan K. Taylor .... electrician (as Stephan Taylor)
Dave Thurlow .... electrician (as David Thurlow)
Jason Valdez .... pre-rigger
Gregory White .... camera operator
Matt Zschoche .... best boy electric
Michael Akman .... lighting technician (uncredited)
Jason Puliti .... lighting technician (uncredited)
Gregory White .... director of photography: additional photography (uncredited)
Casting Department
LaVonne Rae Andrews .... extras casting
Carmen Betancourt .... extras casting
Lana Ford .... casting assistant (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ubaldo Boido .... lead costumer
Marc Fehse .... assistant costume designer
Sonja Langhorst .... wardrobe assistant
Arjen van Eijmeren .... assistant costume designer (as Arjen Van Eijmerenq)
Editorial Department
Jeff Alexander .... epk editor
Michael Berge .... apprentice editor
Jason Bretz .... assistant editor
Music Department
Tom Kramer .... supervising music editor
Yvonne McDonald .... music clearance
Jonathan McHugh .... music supervisor
William Ross .... conductor
Robert ToTeras .... music mixer
Transportation Department
Matthew Ballard .... transportation coordinator (as Matt Ballard)
James Fraijo .... transportation captain
Rene Fresquez .... driver
Theodore Giapapas .... driver (as Ted Giapapas)
Anton Petreccia .... transportation co-captain
Chris Schimmel .... driver (as Chris Schimel)
Shay Morgan Brook .... driver (uncredited)
Kanan Gubins .... driver (uncredited)
Other crew
Paul Almond .... production attorney
Nick Bartzen .... production assistant
Noel Bastien .... set production assistant
Christina Brooks .... assistant accountant
Alberto J. Chamorro .... set production assistant (as Alberto Chamorro)
George Clark .... security
Elisa Forni .... script supervisor
M. Scott Gallagher .... security
Isabel Garchitorena .... head animal handler: Brocketts
Henry L. Grover .... security
Susan Hernandez .... craft service
Susan Hernandez .... first aid
Chad Hudson .... assistant to director (as Chad Anthony Hudson)
Shira Lazar .... epk: host
David A. Marchand .... production assistant
Robert Sanchez .... epk producer
Katherine Swanson .... production accountant
Ohson Tschoi .... assistant to producer: Barry Levine
Eric Wiler .... assistant to producer: Mike Richardson
Rick Williamson .... armorer
Roxy Ziapour .... epk: host
Rick Bolander .... production assistant (uncredited)

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Rated R for violence, language and sexual references
Greece:90 min
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The youth prison location was discovered by Tim when he watched an AFI Conservatory's cycle film entitled "Mateo", directed by Aaron King, which involved a Latino youth coming of age in a 'youth shelter' camp.See more »
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3 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Great Indie Horror meets Social Commentary!, 21 September 2008
Author: Renee Moody from Maine, United States

I wasn't sure what to expect from Driftwood. There were no trailers to go by and I resisted reading reviews as they are usually biased against real horror. All I really knew is that it was directed by Tim Sullivan and starred Raviv Ullman. I should start by saying that I've been a fan of Raviv's since he was still Ricky. I used to watch Phil of the Future, even though I was 19 when it premiered. I know that isn't a reason to like a movie, but it does help.

The main reason I like Driftwood is the story. Ullman plays David, a 16 year old boy who is sent to an "attitude adjustment" camp after the death of his older brother. It is soon evident that the camp is more about punishment than reform. As David struggles to adjust to the harsh conditions, he is haunted by visions of a former Driftwood resident. He soon discovers that the boy's death was not an accident, and that solving the mystery may be his only way out. I was in middle school when Columbine happened and in high school for 9/11. I'm a part of the generation that had their world crumble down around them and then tried to build it back up. Our school had bomb threats that lead to metal detectors and security cameras. I knew kids like the residents of Driftwood, I was even friends with some of them, and I can tell you that most of them were just confused, adolescence does that. I've grown past that part of my life but I'm still close enough to remember what it was like. I have a nephew who is 16, he reminds me of David in a lot of ways. His parents freaked out when he started painting his nails black, dyed his hair blue and got his ear pierced, they weren't sure how to handle it. I knew it was just a sign he was a teenager. Last winter, in a fit of anger, he punched a wall and broke his hand. It scared me and his parents; luckily they are handling his issues in a better way, better than sending him away anyway. Driftwood is unique in that it takes on a real issue, the fact that teenage angst has become a problem to be solved not by love and understanding, but by punishment. The idea that a child should be sent away from something as simple as the clothes they wear or the gender they are attracted to, is a concept that should have gone out of style with the poodle skirt.

Back to Driftwood, this film is better than almost any studio film out there. The writing is outstanding, the performances are superb, the set isn't even a set, it was filmed at a closed down juvenile prison that was supposed to stay that way but didn't. Another sign of how important this film's message really is. Driftwood is so chilling because it rings true to how we all felt in our adolescence; lost, alone, trying to sort things out when everyone seemed to be against us. Driftwood isn't a big budget movie, it doesn't claim to be. It doesn't have dozens of big name stars, it doesn't need them. Driftwood has what few films today have, it has heart. I love this film and if you give it a chance I'm sure you will too.

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