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20 May 2008 (USA) See more »
25 miles from town, a million miles from ordinary.
Twenty-Five miles from town, a million miles from mainstream society, a loose-knit community of radicals live in the desert, struggling to survive with little food, less water and no electricity, as they cling to their unique vision of the American dream. | Add synopsis »
4 wins & 2 nominations See more »
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Cowboy ... Himself
Gecko ... Herself
Dreadie Jeff ... Himself
Dean Maher ... Himself
Maine ... Himself
Austen Mason ... Himself (as Austen)
Moonbow ... Himself
Mama Phyllis ... Herself
Robbie ... Himself
Stan ... Himself
Virginia ... Herself

Directed by
Jeremy Stulberg 
Randy Stulberg 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jeremy Stulberg 
Randy Stulberg 

Produced by
Emily Gardiner .... consulting producer
Eric Juhola .... producer
Jeremy Stulberg .... producer
Randy Stulberg .... producer
Original Music by
Christopher Libertino 
Cinematography by
Ari Issler 
Reed Morano (director of photography)
Liz Rubin 
Isabel Vega 
Film Editing by
Jeremy Stulberg 
Sound Department
Matthew Polis .... sound designer
Matthew Polis .... sound re-recording mixer
Visual Effects by
Manny Palad .... graphics
Camera and Electrical Department
Wylda Bayron .... assistant camera
Editorial Department
Yaniv Dabach .... assistant editor
Jose Rogel .... first assistant editor
Other crew
Maryann DeLeo .... consultant
Manfred Leuthard .... helicopter pilot: camera
Otto Porrazzo .... insurance broker
Annie Waldman .... production assistant
Max B. Young .... production assistant
Eban Damico .... special thanks
Rachel Fliet .... thanks
Rob Fredette .... thanks
Lindsay Goldwert .... special thanks
Barbara Lynn Jacobs .... special thanks
Susan Kaplan .... thanks
Mary Kerr .... thanks
Rachel Kittner .... thanks
Alex Laskey .... thanks
Marion Lipschutz .... thanks
Dora Militaru .... thanks
David Nugent .... thanks
Thom Powers .... thanks
Rose Rosenblatt .... thanks
Todd Stephens .... thanks
Richard Stulberg .... in memory of
Gary Winick .... thanks

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68 min
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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
To Live or Die on the Grid, 24 March 2010
Author: gregorio-roth from United States

Off the Grid is a heartfelt film about a bunch of bumbles living in New Mexico, in the middle of the desert. The film shows the lives of people we may try to overlook or gossip about:.

"Look at what they are doing!" "They can't do that!" "You can't live there!" "Look at these Dharma Bums!" But what is needed to live freely is defined in different ways; some people want absolute freedom, to live like they want to live, and do what they want to do; these people find life is best lived "Off the Grid". Some people need the solitude only a place off the grid can offer. Some people live off the grid because they enjoy shooting guns. Some find Off the Grid the safest place to protect themselves from their former dangerous lives. Some live off the grid because they fear society will brain wash their kids.

There is danger in living off the grid. Drugs are common here. And the law is the law of the people, vigilante old west style.

But without a full portrait, we are left arrogant. Jeremy and Randy Stulberg do a fine job of presenting these people objectively. The people of the mesa are given a fair space to share their lives.

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