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The New Twenty -- Five friends in their late 20's face the disintegration of their tight urban tribe. Gay and straight, white and brown, this group lives and breathes NYC with a vivid emotional realism.
The New Twenty -- A drama set in New York City in the year 2006, and centered on a mix of gay and straight best friends about to turn thirty.
The New Twenty -- Chris Mason Johnson's award-winning first feature charts the lives of five New Yorkers, a mix of gay and straight best friends about to turn thirty. It's the portrait of a generation living a Wall Street high-life destined to disappear overnight.


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Ishmael Chawla (screenplay) &
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Text is the new sex. Gay is the new straight. Friends are the new family. Thirty isn't what it used to be...
Five best friends in their late 20's discover new truths about themselves and the friendships they thought would last forever. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Bill Sage ... Robert Cameron

Terry Serpico ... Louie Kennick

Nicole Bilderback ... Julie Kim

Colin Fickes ... Ben Barr
Andrew Wei Lin ... Tony Kim

Ryan Locke ... Andrew Hatch

Thomas Sadoski ... Felix Canavan

Cordelia Reynolds ... Lucy

Karen Olivo ... Bethany

Heather Litteer ... Nadia

Larisa Polonsky ... Vera
Bridget Moloney ... Samantha

Michael Sirow ... Matt
Ryan Templeton ... Drunk Girl

Jessalyn Wanlim ... Amy
Matt Kerr ... Cheesy Guy
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Scott DuQuette ... Running Boy

Jenna Laurenzo ... Running Girl

Larry Pine ... Old Cowboy
Nikki E. Walker ... Paramedic

Matthew Wilkas ... Cruise Guy

Directed by
Chris Mason Johnson 
Writing credits
Ishmael Chawla (screenplay) &
Chris Mason Johnson (screenplay)

Produced by
Aina Abiodun .... producer
Tim Edwards .... associate producer
Laura Heberton .... executive producer
Chris Mason Johnson .... producer
Daniel Marks .... associate producer
Aidan Sleeper .... associate producer
Laurie Smith .... associate producer
Colin Stewart .... executive producer
Andrew Troy .... co-producer
Original Music by
Jeff Toyne 
Cinematography by
David Tumblety 
Film Editing by
Todd Holmes 
Adam Raponi 
Casting by
Sig De Miguel 
Stephen Vincent 
Production Design by
Gregory Kenney 
Art Direction by
Marco Cousins 
Set Decoration by
Michele Munoz 
Costume Design by
Anne Kenney 
Makeup Department
Yoko Nobushi .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Erica Koenig .... unit production manager
Andrew Troy .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Harriet Steel Durkes .... second second assistant director
Archie Hernandez .... first assistant director
Spencer Jarvis .... second assistant director
Art Department
Jonny Gillette .... property master
Lauren-Carol Smith .... assistant art director
Sound Department
Justin Gray .... additional sound mixer
Jon Greasley .... dialogue editor
Jon Greasley .... sound re-recording mixer
Mike Guarino .... sound mixer
Jack Hutson .... additional sound mixer
Verna Mandel .... sound mixing technician
Lindsay Seyffert .... assistant sound editor
Lindsay Seyffert .... foley artist
Lindsay Seyffert .... sound effects editor
Andrew Troy .... sound re-recording mixer
Camera and Electrical Department
Arsenio Assin .... second assistant camera
Christian Baird .... additional best boy electric
Len Borruso .... first assistant camera
Kenneth Carroll .... second assistant camera
Lauren Colchamiro .... still photographer
Matt Cross .... best boy electric
Christopher M. Elassad .... dolly grip (as Chris Elassad)
Daniel Fiorito .... additional grip
Tet Kay .... first assistant camera
Matt Kerr .... best boy grip
Daniel Marks .... second best boy electric
Alan McIntyre Smith .... additional cinematographer
Allen Parks .... gaffer
Travis Tips .... key grip
Casting Department
Danielle Pretsfelder .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Nina Abbott-Barish .... wardrobe supervisor
Dasha Martikainen .... assistant costume designer
Peiyi Wong .... wardrobe assistant
Editorial Department
Susan B. Ades .... additional editor
Amrita Brard .... additional editor
Josh Jordon .... on-line editor
Helena Patilla .... additional editor
Paul Roman .... colorist
Tyler H. Walk .... assistant editor
Michael P. Yates .... additional editor
Location Management
Aidan Sleeper .... location manager
Music Department
Brian Meiler .... music supervisor
Adam Raponi .... music editor
Adam Raponi .... music supervisor
Other crew
Laurifer Abrams .... script supervisor
Darian Afshar .... production assistant
Jonathan Dana .... producer's representative
Natalie Difford .... production accountant
Jim Dobson .... publicist
Pavel Ezrohi .... production coordinator
Iman Maynard .... craft service
Bettina Micheli .... production coordinator

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USA:92 min
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Julie Kim:What's wrong?
Felix Canavan:Just a touch of existential malaise courtesy of late capitalism. You know, the usual.
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7 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
imperfect but promise-filled debut effort, 7 March 2010
Author: Roland E. Zwick ( from United States

Seven years after graduation, five buddies from college - four men and a woman, all living in New York City - face the grim prospect of turning thirty. Andrew (Ryan Locke) is an investment banker who's just gotten engaged to his long time girlfriend, Julie (Nicole Bilderback), who works for a rival firm (he's Morgan, she's Merrill); Felix (Thomas Sadoski) is a drug addict who's struggling to hide his condition from his friends as well as maintain a relationship with a fellow user; Ben (Colin Fickes) is an unattractive, overweight gay man who can't get anyone to go out with him; and Tony (Andrew Wei Lin) is an attractive, fit gay man who falls for a college professor with HIV. All five have reached that critical point where's it's time to start taking stock of their lives - to find out where they are and, more importantly, where they're headed.

"The New Twenty" is the debut feature for writer/director Chris Mason Johnson and, while the hand of the novice is evident in certain aspects of the movie, Johnson also reveals some real potential as a filmmaker. The relationships among the various characters are, for the most part, unusual and interesting, regardless of whether they are personal or business-related in nature. The storytelling can be a bit choppy at times and the acting occasionally uneven, but there are enough moments of genuine insight and emotional force to make the movie worth checking out. The fact that it feels more like a still-rough-around-the-edges first draft than a fully polished and completed work in its own right is actually what gives the movie its greatest authenticity and appeal.

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