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Elsewhere -- After revealing to her best friend Sarah (Anna Kendrick) that she has been meeting men online, Jillian (Tania Raymonde) goes missing.  Now, the only clues to her whereabouts are her diary and a cryptic video message sent from her cell phone.
Elsewhere -- Trailer for this mystery thriller
Elsewhere -- Clip: Nightmare
Elsewhere -- A thriller set in small-town heartland America about a girl seeking the truth behind her best friend's disappearance after using the internet to meet men
Elsewhere -- Clip: Secret


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Nathan Hope (writer)
Jess Penner (writer) (segment)
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Release Date:
15 January 2009 (USA) See more »
A teen girl disappears after trying to meet men online in order to escape her small town. Apparently, only her best friend worries enough to investigate the mystery. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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For a few thousand $$$, they could have bought a decent script. See more (14 total) »


  (in credits order)

Anna Kendrick ... Sarah

Paul Wesley ... Billy

Tania Raymonde ... Jillian
Chuck Carter ... Jasper
Olivia Dawn York ... Darla Tod

Jeff Daniel Phillips ... Officer Berg (as Jeffrey Daniel Phillips)
Shannon Holt ... Patty Melville

Kinna McInroe ... Candy

Jon Gries ... Mr. Tod
Dan Flannery ... Mr. Palomino

Suzanne Lang ... Maureen
Eduardo N. Martinez ... Jonas (as Eddie Martinez)

Joshua Swanson ... Chris
Holi Tavernier ... Janet Melville
Pasquale Chase Rulli ... Billy's Customer
Derek Bontrager ... Billy's Other Customer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lucas Bishop ... Background Artist
Sandra Yoder ... Librarian
Stephen Bailey ... DJ at Party (uncredited)
Brent Waffle ... Jeremy (uncredited)

Directed by
Nathan Hope 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Nathan Hope  writer
Jess Penner  writer (segment "Seeing in Stereo")

Produced by
Elaine Ehrlich .... producer
Paul W. Hazen .... executive producer
Vince Palomino .... producer
Teresa Zales .... producer
Original Music by
Bernie Larsen 
Cinematography by
Mike Karasick 
Film Editing by
Greg Tillman 
Casting by
Monika Mikkelsen 
Production Design by
Caroline Foellmer 
Art Direction by
Caroline Foellmer 
Set Decoration by
Ann Cummings 
Costume Design by
Abigail Nieto 
Makeup Department
Sonia Alvesdias .... key makeup artist
Rudolfo Icezalaya Hernandez .... key hair stylist
Production Management
Daniela Roth .... production supervisor
Teresa Zales .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Craig Borden .... first assistant director
Carlos Reza .... second second assistant director
Aaron Stewart .... first assistant director: second unit
Karla Strum .... additional second assistant director
Aaron Walters .... second assistant director
Art Department
Tim Cohn .... property master
Simone Cox .... art department intern
Michael Einspergner .... art department intern
Erik Griffin .... art department intern
Chase Hudson .... lead man
Lauren Morales .... assistant art director
Ross Weaver .... art department intern
Jessica Whicker .... art department intern
Geoffrey M. Owens .... art department intern (uncredited)
Sound Department
Peter Brown .... supervising sound editor
Peter V. Meiselmann .... production sound mixer
George Pereyra .... sound effects editor
Jeffery R. Thompson .... boom operator (as Jeff R. Thompson)
Cal Johnson .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
King Chang .... additional electrician
Rob Givens .... first assistant camera
Carlos M. Jimenez .... electrician
Benjamin Kilmer .... grip
Stacy Landry-Hammond .... still photographer
Eric Leach .... camera operator: "a" camera
Jeremy Long .... best boy electric
Yordi Martinez .... second assistant camera
Myles Miner .... camera intern
David Palmieri .... key grip
Declan Ryan .... gaffer
Timothy Robert Ryan .... electrician
Anthony Schrader .... grip
Robert Shoemaker .... Steadicam operator
Jerry Tran .... electrician
Timothy Troy .... dolly grip
Don Warden .... best boy grip
Brian Wells .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Alex Willson .... grip
Kuba Zelazek .... electrician
Casting Department
Laura Gouin .... location casting associate
Gene Vassilaros .... casting associate
Editorial Department
Patrick Fogarty .... documentary editor
David Kendall .... editorial director
Chris Longo .... assistant editor
Music Department
Melanie Miller .... music supervisor
Boris Salchow .... composer: additional music
Ceiri Torjussen .... composer: additional music
Ceiri Torjussen .... composer: title theme
Sean Fernald .... music supervisor (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Korey Budd .... transportation captain
Other crew
Aaron Amick .... production assistant
Stephen Anthony Bailey .... production assistant (as Stephen Bailey)
Simone De Camargo .... production accountant
Simone De Camargo .... production controller
Sarah DuBois .... production accountant
Walter J. .... security head
Craig Lemons .... stand-in
Jeff Martin .... production assistant
Andrew Mehl .... production assistant
Kevin Muller .... assistant production coordinator
Mary Shellogg .... script supervisor
Hallie Stoller .... production coordinator
Paul Straw .... production assistant
Adria Badagnani .... stand-in (uncredited)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
Rated R for language, sexual content, violence/disturbing images, and some drug and alcohol use by teens
106 min | Germany:107 min (European Film Market)
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Paul Wesley is billed second, although he's a supporting character and not the male lead, and has quite limited screen time.See more »
Plot holes: When Sarah (Anna Kendrick) is in the bus, she finds Jillian's phone, and it is on. Jillian had been gone for a couple of weeks at that point, and her phone shouldn't have needed to be recharged. A minute later she finds the phone of Janet, who had been missing for years. And still, her phone works perfectly fine, and it even has enough power to make a call.See more »
Jasper:Jeez, I don't think I've gotten 500 messages my entire life!
Sarah:That's because you don't have boobs Jasper.
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Movie Connections:
References The NeverEnding Story (1984)See more »
Who Are You?See more »


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31 out of 40 people found the following review useful.
For a few thousand $$$, they could have bought a decent script., 11 June 2009
Author: innocuous from Raleigh, NC, USA

It seems like I spend half my time watching poorly-produced and horribly-acted movies with good stories and ideas, and the other half watching well-produced movies with zero imagination and stock story lines. "Elsewhere" falls into the latter category. The actresses (and actors) are cute and do a decent job. (Keep your eye on the "weird' girl.) The production values are quite good, with interesting, but not impressive, cinematography. The whole movie is definitely not low-budget in appearance or finish.

But the story and script are just awful...retreads of thrillers done hundreds of times before. Trust me, you'll pick out the bad guy within the first few minutes of the movie. No hints are required. There is very little tension in the movie, except for the few action sequences. Contrary to what you might expect from the tag lines, there isn't any "string" of mysterious disappearances. One girl disappears and, five years later, so does another one. The cell phone texting angle has been done many times before and much better, so no tension there. The typical (and stereotyped) red herrings abound.

Finally, towards the end of the movie, you get a scene which ought to be subtitled "Scriptwriters Got Tired Here" or "Director Couldn't Figure Out How to Film This the Right Way." Two teens try to sneak up on a farmhouse where a (potential) bad guy is sleeping by creeping through a cornfield. Since they want to be stealthy, they (of course) bring along fluorescent tube lanterns. No, nobody would notice THOSE being carried through a completely dark cornfield at night, would they? And who would ever notice the bright light coming form the completely unlit barn when the kids finally get there? Unfortunately, this is typical of the writing in this film.

Well-made, but still pretty worthless and unexciting.

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