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The Darkroom -- A teenage boy befriends an escapee from a mental institution who sees visions of horrible murders being committed.

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Director:
Writers:
Michael Hurst (written by) &
Mark A. Altman (written by)
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Plot:
A teenage boy befriends an escapee from a mental institution who sees visions of horrible murders being committed. | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Shawn Pyfrom ... Stanley

Reed Diamond ... The Man

Greg Grunberg ... Bob

Lucy Lawless ... Cheryl

Erin Foster ... Kimberly

Jesse James ... J-Dawg

Kyle Swann ... Kid #2

Ellie Cornell ... Dr. Allen

Damian Young ... Dr. Freeman

Melissa Marsala ... Kristy

Richard Riehle ... Emilio
Cristin Michele ... Janet (as Cristin Michelle)

Julian Berlin ... Loretta

Chris Ellis ... Jackson
David Reynolds ... Shaven Headed Patient
R.C. Shivers ... Driver

Jimmy Shubert ... Sheriff Lobo

James Parks ... Dwayne (as James Dean Parks)
Bix Barnaba ... Elderly Hobo

Jacob Chambers ... Mud Monster
Cheryl Dooley ... Homeless Woman

Troy Bellinghausen ... Small Homeless Man
Jamie Derrick ... Dead Girl
Chuck Speed ... Crazy Man
Mark Gottwald ... Short Order Cook
Dorit Hurst ... Woman In Love (as Dorit Oberman)
Michael Hurst ... Man In Love (as Mike Hurst)
Steven Kriozere ... Hill

H. Charles Parrish ... Hecht (as Charlie Parrish)

Jill Montgomery ... Bartender
Jim Whitworth ... Man Entering A Bar
Raymond Stella ... Bar Patron (as Ray Stella)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Kathleen LaGue ... Voices

David Reiner ... Homeless Dumpster Diver
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Directed by
Michael Hurst 
 
Writing credits
Michael Hurst (written by) (as Mike Hurst) &
Mark A. Altman (written by)

Produced by
Mark A. Altman .... producer
Morris Berger .... executive producer
Stephen R. Brown .... executive producer (as Steve Brown)
John Duffy .... producer: post-production, IDT Entertainment
Mark Gottwald .... producer
John W. Hyde .... executive producer
Kyle Dean Jackson .... post-production producer
Alan Pao .... post-production producer
Chuck Speed .... producer
Nicholas Stamos .... line producer
Danny Wayne .... co-producer (as Danny W. Stallcup)
 
Original Music by
Joe Kraemer 
 
Cinematography by
Raymond Stella 
 
Film Editing by
Christopher Cibelli 
Alan Pao 
 
Casting by
Christine Sheaks 
 
Production Design by
Denise Pizzini 
 
Set Decoration by
Dorit Hurst  (as Dorit Oberman)
 
Costume Design by
Jennifer L. Soulages 
 
Makeup Department
Autumn Butler .... makeup department head
Jason Collins .... supervisor: Almost Human
Denise Goldberg .... makeup artist
Robert Hall .... special makeup designer
Elvis Jones .... special makeup effects artist: Almost Human, Inc
Debbie Mezera .... office manager: Almost Human, Inc.
James Ojala .... special makeup effects technician: Almost Human
Traci E. Smithe .... hair department head
 
Production Management
Judith Black .... post-production supervisor
Margo Coughlin Zimmerman .... production manager (as Margo Zimmerman)
Aaron Rattner .... post-production supervisor
Stacey Jade Smart .... executive in charge of production
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Shelly Heyward .... second second assistant director
Ryan Ramos .... second second assistant director
Joseph Suarez .... second assistant director
Jim Whitworth .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
A.J. Chatem .... carpenter
Paul Chatem .... carpenter
Chris Clark .... set dresser
Nikki Giovacchini .... assistant property master
Jim Motyl .... leadman
Antonia Nunez .... on-set dresser
Mark Richardson .... property master
Mark Richardson .... property master
Annie Spitz .... art production assistant
Jim Tsvetkofski .... swing
 
Sound Department
Andy Hay .... sound re-recording mixer
Jackie Johnson .... dialogue editor
Rod O'Brien .... sound effects editor
Jesse Pomeroy .... supervising sound editor
Geordy Sincavage .... foley mixer
Neil Spritz .... sound mixer
Paul Stanley .... supervising sound editor
Jack Wheatley .... boom operator
 
Special Effects by
Richard Dragin .... special effects coordinator
 
Visual Effects by
Kenneth Armstrong .... digital artist
Tim Carras .... visual effects supervisor
 
Stunts
Tsuyoshi Abe .... stunts
Nick Allen .... stunts
Troy Bellinghausen .... stunts
Jacob Chambers .... stunts
Liisa Cohen .... stunts
Danny Downey .... stunts
Kim Robert Koscki .... stunts
H. Charles Parrish .... stunts
H. Charles Parrish .... utility stunts
Danny Wayne .... stunt coordinator
Lee Whittaker .... stunts
Thom Williams .... stunt double: Greg Grunberg
Thom Williams .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jon Berry .... digital video assistant
Gary Breckel .... electrician
Danielle C. Carroll .... camera loader
Mark J. Coyne .... Steadicam operator
Mark J. Coyne .... camera operator: "a" camera
Steve Crawford .... gaffer
Peter N. Green .... first assistant camera
Todd Helsley .... best boy electric
Mike James .... best boy grip
John Keefer .... grip
Tom Keefer .... key grip
Stephen MacDougall .... second assistant camera
Al Ortega .... still photographer
Michael Shaw .... grip (as Mike Shaw)
Owen Simmons .... electrician
Michael Stewart .... grip (as Mike Stewart)
 
Casting Department
Rebecca Gushin .... casting associate
Kathleen LaGue .... adr voice casting
Pete Sutton .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Stephanie Erwin .... key costumer
Robert 'Jake' Jacobs .... costume supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Andrew Huebscher .... colorist
Jeff Williams .... assistant editor
 
Transportation Department
Neil Chisholm .... driver
Brian Eastveld .... driver
Robert Leos .... transportation captain
Jeremiah Vaughn .... production driver
Harry Zabounian .... transportation coordinator
 
Other crew
Phillip Broste .... title designer
Eunice Choi .... extras wrangler
Adriana De La Cruz .... set medic
Rob Fegen .... production coordinator
Richter Hartig .... production accountant
Pablo C. Herrera .... craft service
Sean Jordan .... unit publicist
Peter Sands .... location manager
Veda Semarne .... script supervisor
Ian Weinreich .... office production assistant
Jason Woodruff .... production assistant
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Darkroom" - USA (DVD title)
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Runtime:
83 min
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Goofs:
Continuity: In the final scenes, the blood on the boys hand shifts from left to right and back to left again.See more »
Movie Connections:
References Goldfinger (1964)See more »

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12 out of 25 people found the following review useful.
Good idea, poorly executed, 10 March 2007
Author: paulswm from Florida, United States

The story idea is excellent. Unfortunately, the execution lets it down.

The movie lacks pace, for one thing. It should be an exciting ride, but it is slow and more than a little boring.

I think the problem's mainly in the screenplay and editing. There aren't enough obstacles and reversals to ratchet up suspense, and there are scenes which don't really move the story along very effectively.

The producers should have seen this in the screenplay and insisted upon a major rewrite. Unfortunately, when the producer is also the writer and the director, this evidently ain't gonna happen.

Much of the acting seems kind of flat, and that is down to the director - all the actors have been quite competent in other projects.

It's a shame, because with better writing, editing and direction, this could have been a really good thriller.

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