When his home is invaded by a shadowy intruder, Micheal is is thrust into an extra-mundane experience of self-discovery, in which he finds power, grace and forgiveness.

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Matt Coughlan ...
Micheal
Andrew Sellen ...
Timothy
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Eric
Mark Franzen ...
Caller
Marc Northcott ...
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Micheal is an obsessive-compulsive agoraphobic whose fear is so great that he dares not admit it, even to himself. The seclusion and apparent sanctuary of his home is shared with two people. His house mates are Timothy, a spirited freelance photographer, and Eric, a conflicted businessman on the verge of cynicism. Micheal spends most of his time keeping up the house and watching TV, until he receives an anonymous threatening phone call that coincides with bizarre cable problems. Instead of addressing this mysterious threat, he decides it might be best to ignore it and let it resolve itself. In a moment of vulnerability, an ominous life-or-death encounter forces Micheal to either act or resign himself to fatalism. In an encounter with a shadowy intruder, Michael is thrust beyond the mundane and material, beyond creed and ideology, into a direct experience of transformation and self-discovery. Illuminated in his darkest hour, he finds his own personal power and the meaning of grace and ... Written by Karolyn Hanna

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Do all problems resolve themselves?

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11 November 2005 (USA)  »

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Director Andrew Juncker discussed the script and its ideas so much with actor Matt Coughlan that he cast him as Micheal, knowing that they had already communicated so much. Coughlan was the last actor cast. See more »

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After Micheal receives the last phone call, he sets a table cloth. A few shots later, it disappears and then reappears after the thunder storm begins. See more »

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One of the worst I have ever seen
1 March 2008 | by (Sacramento, CA) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie when it came out with two other independent films including a great documentary called "Code of Silence" by a smart and talented film student named Amy Happ. This movie seemed to involve some kind of bizarre problems with the television cable of this house and vague threatening phone calls. The main character seems completely weird, boring, and gives us no reason to like him or care about him. The movie was confusing including the ending which made no sense. The material I have seen written about the movie seems to think it is about self discovery and forgiveness. If Micheal learned something I wish he had shared it with his perplexed audience. Forgiveness; I think the producer of this film should be asking forgiveness from those who were cursed to have suffered through it. I've sat through cat food commercials that gave me more enjoyment that this movie. A pretentious film that tries to make you feel you are not as enlightened as it is. I say a film that does not have the slightest idea of what a "plot" is !Thank God this movie only wasted 21 minutes of my life.


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