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Short Side of Nothing (2005)

Unrated | | Drama | Video 19 July 2005
When the subject of a documentary is found murdered, the documentarian shifts the focus of her picture to finding out who is responsible.

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Talia Baca (as Brooke 'Mikey' Anderson)
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Melena
Meredith Basinger ...
JJeane Andazola
Nikki Bohannon ...
Ann Marie
Chad Brokaw ...
Billy
Raymond Carrion ...
Jacob Arnot
Tristin Coffey ...
Robby Baca
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Brian Sessions
Sandy Durko ...
Herman Garcia ...
Rex Allen's Aid
Phil Garcia ...
Mike Corrin
Jeremy Longoria ...
Super Dave
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Gale Baca
Bob Peterson ...
Detective Robert Rettig
Carre Provance ...
Rebecca Aparks
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When the subject of a documentary turns up murdered, the documentarian shifts the focus of her movie to try and figure out what happened and why. Talia is a survivor. Kicked out of the house at fifteen, she's had to do whatever it takes pay her bills and make it through the day. She is far from perfect, but she is steadfastly trying to better herself and regain custody of her son. It is easy to see why documentarian Anna Corrin would be drawn to her as a subject for a movie. Anna films Talia as she moves from working as a prostitute on the streets to getting involved with an Internet porn company, and she slowly moves from being an objective observer to actively being involved in Talia's life. Everything is forever altered when Talia is found murdered. From this point on, Anna changes the focus of her movie to attempting to figure out what happened to her friend and why. She will soon discover that even under the impartial eye of the camera lens, there was a lot to Talia that remained... Written by Anonymous

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Between reality and the truth.

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This is what all independent film making should be like.
26 October 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is one movie that will keep you guessing. It is not what you think it is when it starts. The acting is very good, and visually it is dead on. The acting is unforced and natural. Despite the fact that is all scripted. I have watched the film five times now and I am still finding things in this film that I didn't see before. Hollywood should take note that it doesn't take 100 million dollars to make a great film.

It would be easy to lump this movie in with title such and the Blair Witch Project but to be honest that is not doing this movie justice. While the viewer may be shocked by the actions of the characters, they will also see themselves inside each of them. Garcia has captured a part of life the most of us will never see, nor want too. The feel of the movie will make you forget you are watching a scripted plot and make you set up and watch what happens next to them very real characters.

Overall an amazing First picture from the writer/director Phil Garcia.


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