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American Teen -- Popularity is everything; breakups and missed jump-shots are the end of the world; a college acceptance is a dream come true; and an email forwarded to the wrong person is your worst nightmare. Now experience senior year of high school through the eyes of five real-life Indiana teenagers: the Prom Queen, the Heartthrob, the Jock, the Rebel and the Geek.
American Teen -- This is the theatrical trailer for American Teen, directed by Nanette Burstein.


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15 August 2008 (USA) See more »
Remember high school? It's gotten worse.
A documentary on seniors at a high school in a small Indiana town and their various cliques. | Full synopsis »
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  (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

Skye Scott ... Himself
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")
Måns Swanberg .... art director: animation (segment "Kiss") (as Mäns Swanberg)
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")
Måns Swanberg .... creative lead (segment "Kiss") (as Mäns Swanberg)
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: Post Logic Studios
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
Jonathan Palmer .... soundtrack executive
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)
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
95 min
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18 out of 30 people found the following review useful.
Required viewing for parents., 3 March 2008
Author: meads from United States

We saw "American Teen" twice over the weekend at the True/False (documentary) film festival in Columbia, Missouri. It was an amazing, in-depth look at today's teenager. My 14 year old went with us to see it and her comment? "It was very accurate." One of the top films of the festival. Shows the pressures teens face today in a very honest way, full of raw emotion and real tears. Every teenager and every parent of a teenager should see it. It is eye-opening and thought provoking. The director was here for Q & A afterward and she confirmed for us that one of the teens, after getting a job on the west coast, decided it wasn't for her and moved to the east coast (!) where she is now attending a less expensive film school!! The others are still doing what they were doing at the end of the film (i.e.-attending college).

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