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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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Well done, but nothing we didn't already know, 15 November 2013
Author: jfa42 from LA CA

I was impressed w/ what Paul Osborne and his team were able to do w/ this film. Of course, if you've been involved in the Indie film scene for any period of time, the idea that the fest circuit is a bit of a scam has been pretty well known for a long time. Never the less, makes for a fun and engaging watch still.

I was astounded and flabbergasted at some of the absurd naiveté (and stupidity) of some of the filmmakers, in particular Blayne Weaver.... Seriously bro? Why would you even bother flying from LA to Chicago to attend the 2nd annual Chicago Indiefest? Chicago Int FF, yes, Chicago Underground (CUFF) maybe, but some mickey mouse fest no one's ever heard of? Chicago's a great town but talk about walking around blind w/o a cane, not to mention emails like 'your film may be pulled if you don't sell it out..." I may love, and have roots, in the NY Metropolitan area but ask me if I'd fly from LA to NY to attend the Ozone Park film festival, come on:) What that whole scene in Chicago speaks to, as well as the festival circuit in general, is this self aggrandizing, ego stroke that many Indie filmmakers are looking for. Something the OR filmmakers seemed unaware of is the fact that so many of these scam, mediocre festivals exist because there's an endless supply of self serving, ego maniacal saps who want to get in on the circle jerk of saying, "hey, I made a film, check it out." At a certain point filmmakers have to look in the mirror and be realistic about their place in the Industry, if any at all.

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