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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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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Changes your opinions about everything!, 15 November 2009
Author: mcwhammer from United States

Official Rejection is the true story of a group of filmmakers from all parts who are trying to accomplish a single goal: To get their film in a festival. The focused stars of this documentary find themselves quickly rejected by certain big-name fests, despite the effort required to even be considered for them. Disheartened, but not easily broken, the filmmakers keep sending out their films, to smaller screenings across the U.S.

The journey of this film achieves something big that is a rarity in the documentary genre. It's smirk-out-loud funny from beginning to end. With hilarious animated cut-scenes, to the visible struggles of average Joe directors, to astute observations from the front lines and the flashbacks of everyone involved; every piece of this film makes you grin from ear to ear.

So, it's strange that this same film is also one that tells the horrifying story of self-publicizing, penniless movie creators. O.R. is eye-opening, and easily bests all other attempts at revealing an inside view of the movie industry (notably This Film Is Not Yet Rated). It's one of the only films I know of that even mentions the independent film industry in a truthful light.

Painful it may be, but if your head stops shaking at the absurdity of the festival industry long enough to hear the story being presented, it will completely change your opinions on how you absorb and critique films.

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