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Official Rejection -- A documentary following the exploits of a group of filmmakers as they take their independent feature, Ten 'til Noon, along the film festival circuit, and the politics, pitfalls, triumphs and comic tragedies they encounter along the way.


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When the shooting stops, the war begins.
A documentary following the exploits of a group of filmmakers as they take their independent feature, Ten 'til Noon (2006), along the film festival circuit, and the politics, pitfalls, triumphs and comic tragedies they encounter along the way. Full of interviews with important players in the indie world, this is a must see for young filmmakers on the what happens when the shooting stops. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Scott Storm ... Himself

Paul Osborne ... Himself
Brian Osborne ... Himself
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Paul J. Alessi ... Himself

Brandon Barrera ... Himself
Charlotte Bell ... Herself

Leslie Blackburn-Harlow ... Herself
Anna Boling ... Herself
Adam Carl ... Himself
Jason Carney ... Himself

Marshall Cook ... Himself
Harkeerat Dhillon ... Himself

Andy Dick ... Himself

Troy Duffy ... Himself

Joe Eckardt ... Himself

Patrick Ewald ... Himself

David Faustino ... Himself

Jenna Fischer ... Herself

Don Franken ... Himself

Cecily Gambrell ... Herself

John Daniel Gavin ... Himself

Chris Gore ... Himself
Gregory Hall ... Himself

Mark Hefti ... Himself
Karl T. Hirsch ... Himself

Lloyd Kaufman ... Himself

Chris LaMont ... Himself

Monty Lapica ... Himself
Dean Lennert ... Himself

Traci Lords ... Herself

Jerri Manthey ... Herself
Jason Marsh ... Himself

Bob Nuchow ... Himself
Damon O'Steen ... Himself

Daniel F. Scherl ... Himself
Jon Schroder ... Himself

Bryan Singer ... Himself

Kevin Smith ... Himself

Jacques Thelemaque ... Himself

Jennifer Tilly ... Herself

Danny Trejo ... Himself

Blayne Weaver ... Himself

Gary Weeks ... Himself

Aaron Ginn-Forsberg ... Himself (uncredited)
Alex N Gonzalez ... Himself (uncredited)

Directed by
Paul Osborne 
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(in alphabetical order)
Paul Osborne  writer

Produced by
Paul J. Alessi .... producer
Leslie Wimmer Osborne .... producer (as Leslie Wimmer)
Paul Osborne .... producer
Alex Ranarivelo .... co-producer
Scott Storm .... producer
Original Music by
Joe Kraemer 
Film Editing by
Paul Osborne 
Visual Effects by
Mark Rakocy .... title designer
Camera and Electrical Department
Shane Free .... additional camera
Maria Storm .... camera babes
Animation Department
Scott Storm .... animator
Editorial Department
Scott Storm .... second editor
Jason Yanuzzi .... colorist
Music Department
Tony Weeks .... composer: song "Official Rejection"
Tony Weeks .... music supervisor
Other crew
Paul J. Alessi .... segment director
Timothy Juvet .... location liaison
David A. Cosgrove .... special thanks
Shane Free .... special thanks
Lamar Sulaka .... special thanks

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a MUST SEE for EVERY indie filmmaker!, 5 October 2009
Author: GormanBechard from New Haven, CT

Just caught this amazing and brutally honest doc at the Hell's Half Mile Film Fest in Bay City, Michigan. And having worked the fest circuit with two features now, I can say this film rings so true that's it's almost painful to watch in places (and I mean that in a good way).

This is the indie filmmaker's life, this is our humiliation, this is our reward, this is our freakin' angst! OFFICIAL REJECTION plays like the film companion to Chris Gore's Film Festival Guide. It covers the life (and sometimes death) of mainly one feature as it aims for Sundance, then reevaluates. As it aims for Slamdamn, then reevaluates. As it aims for SXSW, then...well you get the picture. And it's not all doom and gloom. (Well, OK, there is a film fest meltdown that has to be one of the most uncomfortable moments I've ever seen on film.) But...there is a (somewhat) happy ending here.

If you have any plans to make a film, watch this movie! Learn from it. These are the rules of film festivals. Realize that you will not be the exception.

I love OFFICIAL REJECTION. It is my life. If you are a filmmaker (or are close to any filmmakers), it is your life too!

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