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Alberto Bonilla ... Himself
Steven Chinni ... Himself
Nina Davenport ... Herself
Hedwig Herzog ... Herself

Eugene Hutz ... Himself

Dwayne Johnson ... Himself (as Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson)

Doug Jones ... Himself
Muthana Mohmed ... Himself
Peter Saraf ... Himself

Liev Schreiber ... Himself

Elijah Wood ... Himself

Directed by
Nina Davenport 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Nina Davenport 

Produced by
Nina Davenport .... producer
Kristine Pregot .... associate producer
David Schisgall .... producer
Original Music by
Sheldon Mirowitz 
Cinematography by
Nina Davenport 
Film Editing by
Nina Davenport 
Aaron Kuhn 
Sound Department
David Ellinwood .... sound
Ian Stynes .... sound re-recording mixer
Editorial Department
Matt Bleistein .... assistant editor
Daniel Cantagallo .... associate editor (as Dan Cantagallo)
Will Cox .... colorist
Melissa Mathes .... assistant editor
Marisa Pearl .... assistant editor
Priya Swaminathan .... assistant editor
Peter J. Dowd Jr. .... thanks
Daisy Gili .... special thanks
Dwayne Johnson .... special thanks
Doug Jones .... thanks
Susan Korda .... thanks
Thom Powers .... thanks
Jan Rofekamp .... special thanks
Julian Rubinstein .... very special thanks
Karen Schmeer .... special thanks
Elijah Wood .... thanks


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5 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Reasonably strong and sometimes personal documentary, 21 April 2008
Author: Pascal Zinken (LazySod) from Maastricht, The Netherlands

A young film student gets himself on MTV expressing his feelings about his dreams of becoming a film maker being shattered by first the dictator ruling over his country of birth, Iraq, and then by US that bombed it. This show gets seen by an American film maker that wants to give him a chance of a life time and invites him to come to Prague to help and learn during a film he is making there.

This documentary starts there, as the student arrives and starts helping along in the making of the film and gets introduced to all the various angles to making one. As it continues it shows the changes in the student and his surroundings and the way he deals with that.

Being a typical documentary this film doesn't have any special effects whatsoever - except for the occasional ones seen when they arrive at the scene of a film that uses them. It uses a very direct and personal approach and the maker of the documentary herself gets fairly involved with the person she is filming and that makes it very close but also very nice to watch. It's a bit like reading some ones personal diary but with them standing right next to you and commenting on what you are reading.

It is easy to judge the film student but for me that isn't the point of a film review. As a documentary I can rate this fairly highly as it uses an interesting approach that keeps one bound to the chair during its full length.

8 out of 10 film makers interrogated

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