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Growing Out -- To a troubled songwriter like Tom (Michael Hampton), cleaning an old house in exchange for free room and board seems like a great deal. But Tom's about to get way more than he bargained for...


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  (in credits order)
Michael Hampton ... Tom
Ryan Sterling ... Archie
Devon Iott ... Veronica

Chase Hemphill ... Philip
Ben Williams ... Vernon (as Ben Bowden)

Davis Jaye ... Man In Black

Bill Devlin ... Manager

Eric Toms ... Young Man

Stephanie Skewes ... Young Woman

Directed by
Graham Ratliff 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Garett Ratliff  writer

Produced by
Donna Ratliff .... producer
Garett Ratliff .... producer
Graham Ratliff .... producer
Jerimac Ratliff .... producer
Original Music by
Jason De Meo 
Garett Ratliff 
Cinematography by
Kate Sobol 
Production Design by
Shari Ratliff 
Art Direction by
Marc Graiser 
Katriel Rotramel 
Costume Design by
Lyssa Myska Allen 
Makeup Department
Melanie Deforrest .... makeup department head
Kim Green .... makeup artist
Production Management
Andrew J. Wahlquist .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Robert Ferguson .... second assistant director
Vicki Goldsmith .... first assistant director
Travis D. Martin .... additional first assistant director
Art Department
Sarah Contant .... set designer
Ashley Nicolaides .... art department intern
Megan Romero .... graphic designer
Sound Department
Casey A. Fife .... sound effects editor
Ted Hamer .... supervising sound editor
Sam C. Lewis .... foley editor
Sam C. Lewis .... foley recordist
Michael J. McDonald .... sound re-recording mixer (as Michael McDonald)
Michael J. McDonald .... supervising sound editor (as Michael McDonald)
G.W. Pope III .... sound editor
G.W. Pope .... sound effects editor
Alex Ullrich .... foley artist
Brad Whitcanack .... sound effects editor
Special Effects by
Melanie Deforrest .... special effects director
Jeff Scott .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Melissa Cobb .... assistant camera
Nikki Gray .... first assistant camera
Andy Jagerson .... first assistant camera
Thomas McCarty .... Steadicam operator
Thomas McCarty .... first assistant camera
Matthias Schubert .... gaffer
Dwight Elliott Stone .... key grip
Nathan Udall .... digital imaging technician
Christopher S. Walters .... best boy electric
Jake Werner .... grip
Editorial Department
Matthias Schubert .... additional editor
Kate Sobol .... additional editor
Jerry M. Ratliff .... in memory of
Mike Villarino .... special thanks

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5 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Clever. artistic and offbeat, 11 June 2009
Author: Jon Death from United States

Stumbled across this film online and decided to give it a chance since I'm a musicians and was very happy once I did. This film is filled with abstract messages as well as some that are very direct yet none are overbearing or preachy. It's weird but in a good a way that it should appeal to artists and musicians or at least budding artists and musicians.

The hurdle some may find impassable with enjoying this film is simply that they don't get the abstract qualities to the events that take place as well as the abstract qualities given to the characters.

Aside from the artistic qualities, the music is in fact very good. If you like oddball or offbeat films and of course, like music, there's a good chance you will still enjoy this film even if you don't "get it".

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