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Jonathan Vandermark is a music teacher with a weakness for young men with great aspirations and without a pot to piss in. When Sebastian enters his life and takes advantage of John's charity, his life and afterlife will be changed forever. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Alan Cumming ... John Vandermark

David Boreanaz ... Sebastian St. Germain

Anne Heche ... Helen Jacobsen

Karen Black ... Renee

Carrie Fisher ... Reporter

Henry Thomas ... Eric Rykell

Maria-Elena Laas ... Liliana

Rachelle Lefevre ... Elaine

Jane Lynch ... Ingrid Sorensen

Ermahn Ospina ... Pedro
Alison Guh ... Evelyn
Clay Allen ... Max

Susie Park ... Max's Wife

Desean Terry ... Young Caterer

Whitney Allen ... Blonde Girl In Bar
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nik Wilcox ... Party guest introduced to John

Monique La Barr ... Dinner Guest (uncredited)

Kevin Paul ... Waiter (uncredited)

Tom Poole ... Party Guest (uncredited)

Brandon Stacy ... Photographer (uncredited)

Directed by
Alan Cumming 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Thomas Gallagher  written by

Produced by
Alan Cumming .... executive producer
Thomas Gallagher .... co-producer
David Gorder .... co-producer
David Matthews .... executive producer
D.J. Paul .... producer
Jeremy Rubin .... co-producer
Craig Snider .... producer
Inman Young .... line producer
Donald Zuckerman .... producer
Original Music by
Paul Cantelon 
Cinematography by
Alex Vendler 
Film Editing by
Keith Reamer 
Casting by
Rachel Tenner 
Production Design by
Michael Krantz 
Set Decoration by
Robin Mohilewsky 
Costume Design by
Christopher Lawrence 
Makeup Department
Ermahn Ospina .... makeup designer
Joe Rivera .... assistant makeup artist
Production Management
Michael Toji .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Johnny Flanagan .... second second assistant director
Louis Paul Tocchet .... first assistant director
Art Department
Kim L. Boten .... leadperson
Frank-Joseph Frelier .... art department production assistant
Kristina Fuangkasae .... property master
Jessie May Murray .... art dog
Hillel Chaim Smith .... assistant property master
Sound Department
Coll Anderson .... supervising sound re-recording mixer
Stephen Barden .... sound re-recording mixer
Stephen Barden .... supervising sound editor
Brian Bowles .... adr editor
Steve Copley .... foley mixer
Mark Filip .... sound effects editor
Stefan Fraticelli .... foley artist
Matthew Harrold .... additional sound re-recording mixer
Erik H. Magnus .... production sound mixer (as Erik Magnus)
Paul Shubat .... foley recordist
John Sievert .... foley artist
Matt Snedecor .... assistant sound editor
Eric Thompson .... adr mixer
Tyler Whitham .... first assistant sound editor
Brad Havens .... stunt rigger (as Brad Haight)
Chip Mefford .... stunt double: David Boreanaz
Chip Mefford .... stunts
Nick Plantico .... stunt coordinator
Daniel Stevens .... stunt double: Alan Cumming
Michael J. Sarna .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Sid Abbazi .... still photographer
Richard W. Botchlet .... assistant chief lighting technician
Eric Forand .... chief lighting technician
Owen Foye .... rigging gaffer
Stephen Furry .... key rigging grip
Jonathan Goldfisher .... second assistant camera
Erik Gonzales .... electrician
Chris Heinrich .... first assistant camera
Joshua A. Hicks .... electrician
Dan Kanes .... rigging electrician
Sabyn Mayfield .... key grip
David Newbert .... best boy grip
R. Dustin Sanchez .... electrician
Sam Stewart .... grip
Travis Stewart .... rigging electrician
Victoria Tidmarch .... second assistant camera
Jim West .... grip
Wade Whitley .... assistant camera
Matt Whitted .... grip
Casting Department
Sara Cozolino .... extras casting assistant (as Sara Mannes)
Kendra Patterson .... casting assistant
Michael Schiavone .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Lisa Marie Harris .... assistant costume designer
Editorial Department
Joe Fineman .... post-production consultant
Alexis Hanawalt .... assistant editor: Los Angeles
Ali Muney .... assistant editor
Matt Small .... on-line editor
Nick Wenger .... post-production coordinator
Music Department
Fabrice Dumont .... orchestrator
Susan Jacobs .... music supervisor
Alan Wilkis .... music coordinator
Transportation Department
John L. Grissom .... transportation captain (as John Grissom)
Geno Hart .... transportation coordinator
Jay Krueger .... driver
Other crew
Melanie Adelberg .... production assistant
Brandon Brush .... office production assistant
Kristal Burch .... office runner
Bethany Cerrona .... assistant production coordinator
Jeff Crocker .... production assistant
Sandi Fredlin .... production coordinator
Joey Galvin .... assistant to director
Genevieve Gilson .... production intern
Sarah Holzgraf .... assistant to producers
Jason Hoodak .... production assistant
Hoss McCooter .... production accountant
Candice Muller .... production assistant
Stefanie Perez .... production medic
Elsa Ramo .... production legal
Anthony J. Saenz .... location manager
Matt G. Sheets .... production consultant
Bryan Sundstrom .... script supervisor
Margaret Tapia .... location assistant
Katharine Trask .... key set production assistant
Peter Addison Webb .... production legal associate

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Ghost Writer" - International (English title) (DVD title)
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USA:93 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:

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John Vandermark:He's my cross to bear. Sadly, he still owes me for the wood and the nails.See more »
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15 out of 37 people found the following review useful.
overacting for script just looks like overacting, 11 April 2007
Author: memfree

This film needed some combination of the following : a separate director that was NOT starring in the film, sympathetic characters, multi-dimensional characters, less overacting, a bigger budget, more people involved in the creation, and/or FILM source with good image quality. Any of the listed items could be overcome in different circumstances, but here they are all piled on.

I appreciate that the main character was meant to be someone who acts out his own life in overblown, dramatic excess. I appreciate that this character is intentionally not a likable person. Such things are valid and interesting choices to try, but they are challenges that require a LOT of feedback and careful planning to make a film that works. That seemed absent.

Instead, what we have here is a piece which leaves the impression that the actor (and director), Alan Cumming, does not know how to tone it down.

We only see one side of each character, and none seem to progress or change in any meaningful way. And no, changing address or circumstance does not count -- the characters never seem to learn anything.

All the audience gets is nasty people who never get better as they do things we can not care much about, and doing them in a somewhat absurdist way. Yes, there are some amusing scenarios, but all the negatives overwhelm occasional positives.

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