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Nanette Burstein (writer)
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Release Date:
11 October 2008 (Japan) See more »
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Tagline:
Remember high school? It's gotten worse.
Plot:
A documentary on seniors at a high school in a small Indiana town and their various cliques. | Full synopsis »
Awards:
3 wins & 2 nominations See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Jake Tusing ... Himself

Megan Krizmanich ... Herself
Colin Clemens ... Himself
Mitch Reinholt ... Himself

Hannah Bailey ... Herself
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Geoff Haase ... Himself
Jennifer Lucht ... Herself
Jennifer Sheopherd ... Herself
Ali Wikalinska ... Herself

Directed by
Nanette Burstein 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Nanette Burstein  writer

Produced by
Sharon Barnes .... associate producer
Nanette Burstein .... producer
Nancy Dubuc .... executive producer
Eli Gonda .... producer
Ryan Harrington .... co-producer
Chris Huddleston .... producer
Owen Katz .... producer: animation (segment "Fight") (segment "Jocks - BBall") (segment "Love") (segment "Nerd") (segment "Notre Dame")
Karen Lawler .... producer: animation (segment "Nerd") (segment "Notre Dame")
Anna Molund .... producer: animation, againstallodds (segment "Fight") (segment "Love")
Patrick R. Morris .... executive producer (as Patrick Morris)
Elisa Pugliese .... executive producer
Jordan Roberts .... producer
Steve Rosenbaum .... co-producer
Adina Sales .... executive producer: animation (segment "Fight") (segment "Hannah's Depression") (segment "Jocks - BBall") (segment "Kiss") (segment "Love") (segment "Nerd") (segment "Notre Dame")
Adina Sales .... executive producer: animation, Blacklist
Rob Sharenow .... executive producer
Molly Thompson .... executive producer
Josh Thorne .... executive producer: againstallodds (segment "Love")
Josh Thorne .... executive producer: animation, againstallodds (segment "Fight")
Rebecca Cammisa .... field producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Michael Penn 
 
Cinematography by
Robert Hanna 
Wolfgang Held 
Laela Kilbourn 
 
Film Editing by
Nanette Burstein 
Thomas Haneke  (as Tom Haneke)
Mary Manhardt 
 
Casting by
Tamra Barcinas 
 
Production Management
Greg Orselli .... production supervisor
 
Art Department
Junko Shimizu .... sets/props: animation (segment "Hannah's Depression")
Mäns Swanberg .... art director: animation (segment "Kiss")
Paige Travis .... sets/props: animation (segment "Hannah's Depression")
 
Sound Department
Mark Binder .... sound editor
Mark Binder .... sound re-recording mixer
Mike Chock .... sound designer (as Michael Chock)
Mike Chock .... supervising sound editor (as Michael Chock)
Ken Dabek .... additional sound mixer
Stefan Fraticelli .... foley artist
Mark A. Mangini .... sound editor (as Mark Mangini)
Mark A. Mangini .... sound re-recording mixer (as Mark Mangini)
Dave Plowman .... foley assistant
Matthew Reale .... sound mix technician
Anna Rieke .... sound mixer
John Sievert .... foley artist
J. Byron Smith .... additional sound mixer (as Byron Smith)
Randy Wilson .... foley mixer
Rebecca Cammisa .... sound recordist (uncredited)
Mark Coffey .... first assistant sound editor (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Micha Boström .... CG artist (segment "Love")
Micha Boström .... cg artist (segment "Fight")
Cecilia Chien .... additional flame artist (segment "Nerd")
Wyeth Hansen .... additional motion graphics artist (as Wyeth Hanson)
Matthew W. Johnson .... smoke artist
David Kelley .... motion graphics artist
Stefan Lagerstam .... lighting and rendering (segment "Fight") (segment "Love")
Kristian Rydberg .... CG artist (segment "Love")
Kristian Rydberg .... cg artist (segment "Fight")
Adam Sackett .... motion graphics assistant
Lutz Vogel .... 3D animator (segment "Nerd")
Lutz Vogel .... flame artist (segment "Nerd")
Roger P. Wasson .... motion graphics assistant
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Tamas Bojtor .... additional photography
Axel Bowman .... additional photography
Rebecca Cammisa .... additional photography
Sam Henriques .... additional photography (as Samson Hanriques)
David Lobser .... cinematographer: animation (segment "Hannah's Derpression")
Ed Marritz .... additional photography (as Edward Morritz)
Vasco Nunes .... additional photography
James Rexroad .... still photographer
Eliot Rockett .... additional photography (as Elliot Rockett)
Brett Wiley .... additional photography
 
Animation Department
Ariadne Binderl .... paints and textures (segment "Jocks - BBall")
Aaron Bjork .... animator (segment "Notre Dame")
Cecilia Carlstedt .... illustrator: animation (segment "Kiss")
Matthew Encinas .... animator (segment "Notre Dame")
Paul Hwang .... creative lead (segment "Notre Dame")
Diogo Kalil .... animator (segment "Jocks - BBall)
Diogo Kalil .... creative lead (segment "Jocks - BBall)
George Katz .... animator (segment "Notre Dame")
Ben Lee .... creative lead (segment "Notre Dame")
Shu-Chen Lin .... modeler (segment "Hannah's Depression")
Alex Lins .... character designer (segment "Jocks - BBall")
Alex Lins .... modeler (segment "Jocks - BBall")
David Lobser .... animator (segment "Hannah's Depression")
David Lobser .... creative lead (segment "Hannah's Depression")
Derek Picken .... creative lead (segment "Fight") (segment "Love")
Alli Sadegiani .... animator (segment "Fight"_) (segment "Love")
Cecilia Skedinger .... animator (segment "Fight") (segment "Love")
Sean Starkweather .... animator (segment "Notre Dame")
Mäns Swanberg .... creative lead (segment "Kiss")
Lutz Vogel .... 2D animator (segment "Nerd")
Lutz Vogel .... animation designer (segment "Nerd")
Lutz Vogel .... creative lead (segment "Nerd")
Andreas Westin .... animator
Zoe Wishart .... 2D animator (segment "Nerd")
Zoe Wishart .... animation designer (segment "Nerd")
Zoe Wishart .... creative lead (segment "Nerd")
Steve Woodruff .... animator (segment "Fight") (segment "Love")
Aron Ögren .... animator (segment "Fight") (segment "Love")
 
Editorial Department
Doug Delaney .... digital intermediate colorist
Katie Dellamaggiore .... post-production coordinator (as Katie Schultz)
Jonathan Giraldo .... assistant editor
Jason M. Harvey .... assistant editor (as Jason Harvey)
Matthew W. Johnson .... smoke artist
Jennifer Lee .... assistant editor (as Jenny Lee)
Timothy Lozada .... assistant editor (as Tim Lozada)
Gregory Maratea .... digital intermediate producer: Post Logic Studios
Rebecca Merle .... post-production coordinator
Kris Santa Cruz .... colorist: high definition
William Lehman .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Cyril Merle .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Jaron White .... contributing editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Amjad Albasel .... composer: additional music
Jay Bellerose .... musician: drums and percussion (as Jay Belrose)
Caroline Buckman .... musician: viola
Matthew Cooker .... musician: cello (as Matt Cooker)
Marcy Dicterow-Vaj .... musician: violin (as Marcy Vaj)
Richard Dodd .... musician: cello
Chris Douridas .... music supervisor
Ryan Freeland .... music recording engineer: The Pass
Terry Glenny .... musician: violin
Eric Gorfain .... musician: violin
Leah Katz .... musician: viola
James King .... musician: saxophone
John Krovoza .... musician: cello
Marisa Kuney .... musician: violin
Joe Lisanti .... music editor
Bruce MacFarlane .... music recording engineer: Mimeograph (as Bruce Macfarlane)
Craig MacIntyre .... musician: drums and percussikon
Peter Nevil .... musician: clarinet
Dan Ostermann .... musician: trombone
Dan Ostermann .... musician: tuba
Alyssa Park .... musician: violin
Michael Penn .... musician: keyboards, guitar, bass, various and sundry
Nic Rainer .... music editor
Melissa Reiner .... musician: violin
Jim Schultz .... music editor
The Section Quartet .... musicians: quartet
Niko Toubia .... assistant music supervisor
Patrick Warren .... musician: keyboards
Patrick Warren .... orchestrator
Amy Wickman .... musician: violin
Alwyn Wright .... musician: violin
 
Other crew
Claire L. Chandler .... intern/logger (as Claire Chandler)
Kelsey Coleman .... intern/logger
Vincent J. Cook III .... intern/logger (as Vincent James Cook III)
Alfred DeGrand .... intern/logger
Jacqueline Eckhouse .... legal services: Sloss Eckhouse Brennan
Andrew Esterly .... intern/logger
Nicholas Feitel .... office intern
John B. Finn .... accountant: JFA (as John Finn)
Ryan Garrett .... intern/logger
Ted Gesing .... production coordinator
Brian Hayashi .... intern/logger
Pete Hayes .... accountant: JFA
Alex J. Johnson .... production assistant (as Alex Johnson)
David Kelley .... title designer
Paul Kresge .... intern/logger
Daniel Manco .... production assistant (as Dan Manco)
Adam Mandel .... legal services: Sloss Eckhouse Brennan
Adam Messenger .... intern/logger
Bernard Moor-Jankowski .... intern/logger (as Bernard Moor Jankowski)
Chris Ohlson .... production coordinator
Keith Overton .... intern/logger
Erin Owens .... production assistant
Emily Radecki .... production assistant
Adam Sackett .... title design assistant
Jared Sales .... intern/logger
German R. Sanchez .... intern/logger
Michael Smith .... intern/logger
Melody Storm .... intern/logger
Roger P. Wasson .... title design assistant
A.M. Peters .... assistant to director (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Hannah Bailey .... special thanks
Colin Clemens .... special thanks
Geoff Haase .... special thanks
Megan Krizmanich .... special thanks
Jennifer Lucht .... special thanks
Mitch Reinholt .... special thanks
Jennifer Shepherd .... special thanks
Jake Tusing .... special thanks
Ali Wikalinska .... special thanks
 

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Rated PG-13 for some strong language, sexual material, some drinking and brief smoking-all involving teens
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95 min
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Audio/visual unsynchronized: When Jake is playing Zelda, the TV shows the trailer to Twilight Princess, meaning he isn't actually playing the game. The sound effects that can be heard actually come from Windwaker.See more »
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References Mortal Kombat (1992) (VG)See more »
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27 out of 41 people found the following review useful.
You want to stay with these kids forever, 13 March 2008
Author: larry-411 from United States

In the documentary "American Teen," which had its Regional Premiere here at the 2008 SXSW Film Festival on the heels of an auspicious Sundance debut, filmmaker Nanette Burstein chronicles a year in the life of a group of high school students from Warsaw, Indiana.

On the face of it, it seems like we've seen this before -- the popular girl, All-American jock, shy pimply geek, and wild child -- growing up and dealing with the overwrought, overblown, magnified time of life that is adolescence in rural America. But this is 2008, and issues that were never raised in the past, or were overlooked -- mental health, self-acceptance, peer pressure and the need to fit in -- take on a new, frightening reality in this day of Columbines and nooses and hatred taken to unheard of levels. The consequences of ignoring what our teens are saying are more frightening than ever before.

Yet Burstein's subjects are a refreshing dose of a reality we don't see on television -- yes, these kids are troubled and in need of support, but they also demonstrate an impressive capacity to heal themselves. They are smart, streetwise, and comfortable in their own skin. They are smart, funny, and adorable. They have more to teach us about the importance of being able to laugh at ourselves than we may be willing to admit.

Ultimately, they grow on us because we've all been there, if not one then a combination. There are more awww moments than one can count and, in the end, we want to stay there in Warsaw, Indiana.

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