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A dark, dramatic comedy about making it in New York. From Jersey City to Penn Station, ...Around is about getting up to fall back down again. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Robert W. Evans ... Doyle Simms (as Rob Evans)

Molly Ryman ... Allyson Lodeir

Marcel Torres ... Logic
Berenice Mosca ... Theresa Simms
Ron Brice ... Saul
Veronica Heffron ... Mona
David Joseph Boyd ... Bryan
Erin Sullivan ... Marcy
Ali Tobia ... Lizzie Simms

Amy Hoerler ... Louise

Julie Tran ... Jun Fei
Shawn Mahoney ... Tony Simms
Steven Grgas ... Young Doyle
Kristopher Torres ... Young Logic

Nabil Vinas ... Trey
Chris O'Neil ... Art Teacher
Eugene N. Walker ... Grizzled Resident (as Eugene Walker)
Amanda Sayle ... Bad Film Student
Jan Leyssens ... Film Chairman
Sarah Croce ... Leona
Stepheny Stephens ... Hipster #2
Benjamin Ragheb ... Hipster Lame
Nathan Myers ... Hipster #3 (as Nathan Meyers)

Bridget Fitzgerald ... Hipstress
Larry Hillier ... Professor Wayley

Christiane Seidel ... Foreign NYU Director
Theik Smith ... Thug
Jean Pierre Barthelby ... MC Chocolate Milk
Deborah Arters ... Financial Advisor

Maria Diaz ... Drunken Cafe Woman
Patrick Mitchell ... Pops Resident
April Cary ... Bartender
Lenn Maureen Rodriguez ... Real Estate Agent
Lee Gillentine ... Yuppie
Stephen Hahn ... Chef / Cafe Cook
Madison Candel ... Young Lizzie

Tamala De Jesus ... Party Girl
Basilica Bliachas ... Party Girl 2
Ray Doughty ... Old Man in Bar
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Janis Grossman ... Tipsy Party Girl
Dennis K. Philbert ... Party Guy

Directed by
David Spaltro 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
David Spaltro  writer

Produced by
Nick Boris .... executive producer
Grant DeSimone .... associate producer
Lee Gillentine .... executive producer
Lee Gillentine .... producer
Carlos 'Storm' Martinez .... associate producer
David Spaltro .... producer
Original Music by
Vita Tanga (CreativeMixing)
Cinematography by
David A. Barkan 
Film Editing by
David Spaltro 
Production Design by
Lindsay Potter 
Art Direction by
Jess Levy 
Set Decoration by
John Gist 
Christy Pitre 
Costume Design by
April Cary 
Makeup Department
Dhyana Forte .... additional makeup artist
Tara Pavoni .... additional makeup artist
Mako Sama .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Randolph Carty .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Grant DeSimone .... first assistant director
Jason Shahinfar .... second assistant director
Art Department
Ola Ronke .... property master (as Ola Akinmowo)
Sound Department
Joshua Hilson .... sound mixer
Carlos 'Storm' Martinez .... post-sound editor
Carlos 'Storm' Martinez .... re-recording mixer
Carlos 'Storm' Martinez .... supervising sound editor
Peter Martinez .... foley artist
Peter Martinez .... sound editor
Chuck Reina .... boom operator
Vita Tanga .... sound composition
Visual Effects by
Nick Boris .... colorist
Theik Smith .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Luis Armada .... best boy electric
Zeynep Oguz Catal .... gaffer
Johnathan Holmes .... additional second assistant camera
Bruce Jones .... swing grip and electric
Kevin Kilcher .... Steadicam operator
Olivia Kuan .... first assistant camera
Steve Marinconz .... swing: grip/electric
Justin McCormak .... key grip
Jim McGibbon .... additional second assistant camera
Robert M. Neilson .... grip
Rob Pimentel .... swing grip and electric
Fletcher Wolfe .... second assistant camera
Music Department
Jerome Loston .... music supervisor
Carlos 'Storm' Martinez .... score mixer
Vita Tanga .... composer: theme music
Other crew
Jonathan Barli .... production assistant
Bryan Condon .... production assistant (as Bryan Condun)
Jason Foulke .... script supervisor
Sam Mallo .... key production assistant


Additional Details

USA:104 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.78 : 1 See more »

Did You Know?

Most of the film was shot in a Bushwick Brooklyn loft, recycling and building sets overnight, only weeks before the building was condemned for illegal zoning and all the tenants were evicted.See more »
Movie Connections:
Followed by Things I Don't Understand (2012)See more »
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5 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
A great, surprising independent film!, 10 February 2009
Author: thecinenavigator from United States

I was lucky enough to catch this little independent gem at the Big Apple Film Festival in NYC in November and I can really say it was one of the better independently made films I had to pleasure to see both at that festival and all year. The story is about a young man who, coming to New York to attend school, finds himself in financial duress eerily poignant during our own financial times, and is forced to make a decision on where he's going to live while attending school that sets the story in motion. The heart of the film though is the relationships of all the characters, how they affect each other and the journey they go on; specifically our hero Doyle Simms (played with gravitas by Rob Evans) who's forced with contemplating just who he really is and wants to be, under extreme circumstances. Evans' leading performance is counterbalanced beautifully by the enchanting and sweet Molly Ryman, playing a pseudo-love interest and fellow struggling city dweller Allyson. Ryman's girl-next door looks and caring demeanor help anchor some of the hidden pain and stress her character is under, as well as a desperate desire to reach Doyle. Also a standout is Marcel Torres, playing a childhood friend of hero, who's half a welcome comic relief/shot of energy in the film, but also a stoic voice of reason and understanding for the main character and his roots. He handles what could have been a throwaway role with real chops and charisma, elevating and almost stealing every scene he's in, including a quite volatile and informing argument late in the film. The smart, often quite funny and painful film is terrifically written and under control by the up and coming David Spaltro, who apparently based the film on his own personal experiences going to school in New York a few years back and self-financed. Watching Spaltro, clad in black coat and taped up converse sneakers, during a post-screening Q&A at the festival handle the microphone with both a humble and witty humor and vibrant, powerfully charming passion, it was easy to see where the seeds of the character of Doyle came from. I'm eager to see what he's got to follow this up with. I almost did a double-take when I found out this was only his first feature. An extremely talented guy. I'll be on the lookout for this film upon it's release, which according to several sites will be some time this Spring/Summer. It's definitely one I'd recommend everyone to check out. You'll take far more away from it than you'd expect, probably more so even on a second screening.

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