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Official Selection: Boston Film Festival, San Diego Asian Film Festival, Hollywood Film Festival, Wild Rose Independent Film Festival (Winner Best Feature, Best Screenplay, Best Actress), San Joaquin International Film Festival, Atlanta Film Festival, Wisconsin Film Festival, California Independent Film Festival, Manhattan Film Festival.
Directed by Ian McCrudden. Starring Alyssa Lobit, Catherine Kresge, Alexis Rhee, Daniel Zacapa, Ilene Graff, Johnny Whitworth. Produced by Athena Lobit, Jessica Schatz, Camille Mana, Melissa Davis. A Lobit Sisters Production.

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the key to moving forward lies in the past
Plot:
When her drug-addict mother dies, Emmie returns home, traveling through the underbelly of suburbia looking for a package her mother has left behind, reconnecting with her estranged sister, Eve, along the way. | Add synopsis »
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Supporting cast saves it See more (7 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Alyssa Lobit ... Emmie

Catherine Kresge ... Eve

Alexis Rhee ... Sunny

Daniel Zacapa ... Leslie

Ilene Graff ... Kim

Rob Moran ... Steven

Jennifer Blanc ... Beth

Frank Merino ... Jose

Marshall Manesh ... Manager

Johnny Whitworth ... Jeremiah

Tonya Kay ... Samara

Austin Basis ... Jake

Josh Pence ... Lance (as Joshua Pence)
Tria Xiong ... Ma Lee

Angela Oh ... Dr. Park

Amaris Dupree ... Esperanza
Marilyn Arias ... Celia

Judy Jean Kwon ... Waitress

William Cowart ... Michael

Justin Huen ... Man on Bike
Christopher Michael DiSalvo ... Ken
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Steven T. Bartlett ... Crack Addict

Teresa Berkin ... Street Woman
Bette Lobit Biasotti ... Diner Patron
Corey Browne ... Thug #1
Annie S. Chang ... Maid

Alexandre Chen ... Restaurant Patron

Charles Chen ... Restaurant Patron

Evelyn Danford ... Diner Waitress
Akul Dang ... Cabby

River Faught ... Man #1 (as Donnie Faught)

Jerry Hoffman ... Restaurant Patron

Guillermo Jorge ... Cholo #1

Ruffy Landayan ... Restaurant Patron
Sara Madeline ... Girl on Bus

Rita Qatami ... Nanny
Sean Rogers ... Emmie's Friend

E.R. Ruiz ... Homeless Man
Eddie Ruiz ... Cholo #2
Nik Sharma ... Cabby
Ron Veliz ... Cohort #1

Dana Daurey ... Kristin (uncredited)

Directed by
Ian McCrudden 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Alyssa Lobit 

Produced by
Melissa Davis .... co-producer
Alyssa Lobit .... producer
Athena Lobit .... producer
Jay Lobit .... executive producer
Camille Mana .... co-producer
Jessica Schatz .... producer
 
Original Music by
Timo Chen 
 
Cinematography by
Gavin Kelly 
 
Film Editing by
Maureen Meulen 
 
Casting by
Freddy Luis 
 
Production Design by
Danielle Osborne 
 
Art Direction by
Christiana Rubin 
 
Costume Design by
Jayme Bohn 
Jennifer Standley 
 
Makeup Department
Alyson Black-Barrie .... hair department head (as Alyson Black)
Alyson Black-Barrie .... wig and extension specialist (as Alyson Black)
Vanessa Cartier .... key makeup artist
Grace Lee .... assistant makeup artist
 
Production Management
Athena Lobit .... post-production supervisor
Mike Montgomery .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Edward Beckford .... second assistant director (as Edward M. Beckford Jr.)
Todd Nonnenberg .... second second assistant director
Frank Wilkerson .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Adria Badagnani .... props
Melissa Lyon .... set dresser (as Melissa E. Low)
 
Sound Department
Jake Allston .... sound designer (2009)
Roy Braverman .... foley mixer
Fil Brown .... re-recording engineer
Melissa Ellis .... re-recording engineer
Kevin Huie .... boom operator
Rob Pratt .... digital audio transfer supervisor
Robbi Smith .... dialogue editor
Brian Sorbo .... sound mixer
Gordon Suffield .... adr engineer
 
Special Effects by
Peter Phan .... titles
 
Visual Effects by
Micah Gallo .... executive producer: Lit Post
Tyler A. Hawes .... digital intermediate colorist: Lit Post
Gustavo Mendes .... digital intermediate conform editor: Lit Post
Raelyn Young .... post-production coordinator: Lit Post
 
Stunts
James Huang .... stunt advisor
Frank Wilkerson .... stunt driver
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Marjorie Alexander .... grip
Mark Calver .... best boy electric
Jeff Carolan .... best boy electrician
Eric C. Castro .... additional gaffer
Matthew Caudillo .... first assistant camera
Tom Hunt .... key grip
Julien Janigo .... best boy grip
Harold Lacuesta .... additional electrician
Sean Marc Lee .... additional still photographer
Kathryn Moss .... additional assistant camera (as Kathryn Comkowycz)
Phil Nee .... still photographer
Darrin Nim .... key grip (as Darrin P. Nim)
Evan Pesses .... gaffer
Mike Prim .... best boy grip
Ryo Rex .... camera operator
Ryo Rex .... cinematographer: second unit
Ryo Rex .... media manager
Rob Schow .... grip
Brian Silva .... best boy grip
Casey Slade .... dolly grip
Jeff Smith .... grip
Yuval Soffer .... second assistant camera
Paul Summers .... best boy electrician
 
Casting Department
Kellie Roy .... casting associate (as Kellie Gesell)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Rochelle Baldi .... key wardrobe intern
Lauren Farris .... wardrobe assistant
Camiille Liim .... wardrobe intern (as Camille Lim)
Lindsay Rochford .... wardrobe assistant
Tracy J. Takahashi .... wardrobe assistant
 
Editorial Department
Jeffrey Adams .... additional editor
 
Music Department
Chanda Dancy .... musician: violin
Athena Lobit .... music supervisor
John von Seggern .... musician: bass
 
Transportation Department
Chuck Atkins .... additional transportation
Casey Slade .... transportation coordinator
 
Other crew
Erin Connarn .... script supervisor
Evelyn Danford .... production assistant
Lynn Langmead .... additional stills
Sean Marc Lee .... additional stills
Brandon McFall .... production assistant
Phil Nee .... still photgrapher
Dylan Shay .... production assistant
Brendon Slee .... key production assistant
Brendon Slee .... production assistant
Ron Veliz .... production assistant
George Yamamoto .... additional stock footage
 
Thanks
Dustin Ames .... special thanks
Verton R. Banks .... special thanks
Bette Lobit Biasotti .... special thanks
Deirdre Brenner .... special thanks
Alice Carter .... special thanks
Philip W. Chung .... special thanks
Anne Clements .... special thanks
Chadwick Clough .... thanks
Dana Daurey .... special thanks
Miller Daurey .... special thanks
Richard Finney .... special thanks
Pauline Hall .... special thanks
Jim Hodson .... special thanks
Allen C. Liu .... special thanks
Emily Liu .... thanks
Alana Lobit .... special thanks
Angel Lopez .... special thanks
Peter Richards .... special thanks
Josh Rifkin .... special thanks
Loren Smith .... special thanks
Jason Stiff .... special thanks
Cameron Thor .... special thanks
Kathleen Tomasik .... special thanks
Vince Vieluf .... special thanks
Nate Vormehr .... special thanks
John Wynn .... thanks
 

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This movie is inspired by a personal story. Writer and Actress Alyssa Lobit chose the name "Emmie" for the lead character she played as a tongue-in-cheek way of revealing this: Spoken aloud, "Emmie" is M-E, or "me".See more »
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7 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Supporting cast saves it, 22 September 2009
Author: rebo4 from Boston, MA, United States

It's hard to watch a movie when you don't care much for the main character. I believe she is portrayed much too unreachable, like she's passed the "point of no return". Though I appreciate the journey written for her, the character shows not even subtle signs of a desire to grow or change. So in a sense, the film then becomes quite static and unattractive, and predictable even.

What saves the movie for me are the two main supporting characters. Catherine Kresge does an amazing job in this film. Very real, very believable performance. Her character feels human, not robotic like her sister (which unfortunately leads to a non-believable relationship between them). She will most likely be moving on to bigger and better things. Alexis Rhee gives a very dramatic performance, filled with much needed intense moments helping to "stir the soup".

I think this film would have been much better as a short. Too much "looping" going on, with no real movement of the main arc until the very end.

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