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Exposed -- Trailer of Award Winning Feature Film EXPOSED       

A Film by Shashi Balooja and Burke Heffner

Directed by Burke Heffner

Voted: Most Popular "Sex Scene" Feature Films Released In 2012 ;#8207; @StarMapOnline
The new thriller "Exposed" is a daring masterpiece!! A breathtaking performance by Shashi Balooja @shashiatlarge - DVD

Best Feature Film - New York International Film Festival NYIFF   
Best Feature Thriller - New York International Film Festival NYIFF                        


In the New York political arena, be careful what you wish for....               

This timely and scandalous suspense/thriller, winner of two Best Feature Film awards, takes place in a world of ambition and powerful politicians. Andy Hernandes (Shashi Balooja), an ambitious NYC Assistant District Attorney with political aspirations is recently engaged to Ann Kim (Michelle Glick), the latest partner in a profitable risk management firm. As a favor to the wealthy Senator Barksdale (Tom Wiggin), Andy hires his son Michael Barksdale (Josh Heine), as an intern. Michael is a brilliant-but-troubled law student who takes advantage of his privileged life to help his new mentor. As Andy is drawn into an elite circle of people willing to help fulfill his dreams, Ann finds herself confronted with unexpected circumstances even she can't control. 
Suddenly they are both caught up in a whirlwind of vulnerable situations involving a classmate (Gregory Wooddell) from Ann's past, a young Mobster (Will Janowitz of HBO's "The Sopranos") and a mix of other peculiar characters ultimately resulting in a series of indiscretions, blackmail, murder, and moral dilemmas.
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In the New York political arena, be careful what you wish for....


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Shashi Balooja (contributing writer)
Caytha Jentis
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  (in credits order)

Shashi Balooja ... Andy Hernandez

Michelle Glick ... Ann Kim
Josh Heine ... Michael Barksdale
Gregory Wooddell ... JP Norris
Opal Alladin ... Lainey

Will Janowitz ... Alexi Krustonovich
Tom Wiggin ... Senator Barksdale
Charlotte Maier ... Courtney Barksdale
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Irene Alexandra ... Dancing Background

Jason Bond ... Painter
Kevin Carrigan ... Detective Fredericks

Peter Conboy ... Waiter

Marisa Costa ... Kelly
Dina D'Angelo ... Sarah
Mateo Gómez ... Detective Ramos
Eliane Iten ... Girl Upstairs
Kim Justice ... Kim

Hoon Lee ... Taki

Michael Mariano ... Jeff Franklin
Melissa Miles ... Corporate Woman

Charlotta Mohlin ... Claire
Carlyn Paschall ... Detective Barnhouse
Lee Shepard ... McElroy
Veronica Varlow ... Receptionist
Michael Yakovchik ... Tommy

Directed by
Burke Heffner 
Shashi Balooja (co-director)
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Shashi Balooja  contributing writer
Caytha Jentis 

Produced by
Shashi Balooja .... executive producer
Shashi Balooja .... producer
Katherine Hinchey .... executive producer
Arthur Vincie .... producer
James Brent White .... co-executive producer
Michael Yakovchik .... producer
Original Music by
Michael W. Pflug  (as Michael Pflug)
Cinematography by
Rafael de la Uz 
Film Editing by
Jehshik Kim 
Nick Palmer 
Casting by
Kevin Kennison 
Production Design by
Mary Frederickson 
Art Direction by
Derek Wang 
Set Decoration by
Marissa Kotsilimbas 
Makeup Department
Christopher Milone .... special makeup effects artist
Olga Shikhris .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Michael Yakovchik .... post-production supervisor
Art Department
Brian Chapman .... property master
Heather Corbett .... set dresser
Dave Jones .... carpenter
Meredith Peltier .... art department production assistant
Josh Zelenka .... carpenter
Sound Department
Luca Faes .... sound editor
Anna Genova .... sound mix assistant
Dan Izen .... sound mixer
Michael W. Pflug .... sound mixer (as Michael Pflug)
Michael W. Pflug .... supervising sound editor (as Michael Pflug)
Mike Silvestri .... boom operator
Camera and Electrical Department
Eric Branco .... best boy grip
Matthew Cryan .... key grip
Dhimitri Ismailaj .... assistant camera
Jehshik Kim .... assistant camera
Simeon Moore .... gaffer
Roy Nowlin .... best boy electric
Editorial Department
Nicholas Whitaker .... associate editor
Music Department
Michael W. Pflug .... music editor (as Michael Pflug)
Other crew
Luca Faes .... production coordinator
Eugene Goldstein .... immigration lawyer
Kim Justice .... assistant to executive producer
Kevin Ouellette .... production coordinator
Allon Scheyer .... production assistant
Anika Suzanne .... production assistant
Anthony J. Vorhies .... production consultant

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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Very tightly executed thriller, 16 April 2013
Author: mdharmeyer from Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Had this recommended to me from a friend. Watched it last night on Amazon VOD and enjoyed it very much. A very dark, exciting and unpredictable story. I also really liked the acting, the actors all did an amazing job. The writing is very good too, and I feel like they did a really good job of avoiding tired old thriller cliché's and character tropes. This one really kept me guessing!

If you are into more dark thrillers with a bit of an indie edge I would really recommend this film. To be honest, I was getting a little tired of the genre and only took a viewing of it based on a recommendation from a friend and I can't say I am disappointed at all. Check this film out if you can, it's worth it.

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