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The Adventure -- A vacationing couple has an eerie encounter on a secluded forest road.


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Mike Brune (writer)
A retired couple's quiet picnic in the park is violated by a silent intruder whose story exposes the troubling mysteries of existence. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

John Curran ... Man

Deborah Childs ... Woman
Tim Stoltenberg ... Mime

Dave Quay ... Sniper Mime

Directed by
Mike Brune 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Mike Brune  writer

Produced by
Mike Brune .... producer
Alex Orr .... producer
Jon Swindall .... producer
Cinematography by
Adam Pinney 
Film Editing by
Mike Brune 
Casting by
Janella Bersabal 
Costume Design by
Amanda Perkerson 
Makeup Department
Amanda Perkerson .... makeup artist
Production Management
Katie Orr .... production manager (as Katie Rowlett)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tony Holley .... first assistant director
Sound Department
Najib Chlieh .... boom operator
Greg Linton .... sound mixer
Jeremiah Prescott .... sound designer
Camera and Electrical Department
Jean Baugnon .... second assistant camera
J. Christopher Campbell .... key grip (as Christopher Campbell)
Ian Cone .... first assistant camera
James Hussey .... second assistant camera
Mike Pearce .... gaffer
Editorial Department
John Petersen .... colorist
Other crew
Scott Balzer .... production assistant
Chris Brune .... production assistant
Matthew Brune .... production assistant
Raymond Carr .... production assistant
Julie Dansby-Scarborough .... mime coach
Lester Dragstedt .... crane rental
Damian Dunn .... key set production assistant
Julie Kobsa .... photos
Lane Wooder .... crane and dolly operator

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USA:22 min
Color (35 mm version) | Color (HD)
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The first day of shooting on this film was July 30, 2007, the day both Ingmar Bergman and Michelangelo Antonioni passed away. A moment of silence was held for them at the end of shooting that day.See more »


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Mime Thriller, 3 June 2009
Author: Bill McGuire from Sydney, Australia

A short that brings horror comedy to an all-new, tongue-in-cheek level, "The Adventure" tells the story of a retired couple who experience a strange encounter on a quiet, forested road.

Director Mike Brune is not afraid to have his camera linger for long periods on the scene. It's a refreshingly classic technique not practised very often these days -- there's something reminiscent of The Shining with its use in this film. With the rest of the cinema audience, I teetered between amusement at the absurdity of the situation and a kind of foreboding feeling: there's some strange sense of malevolence in this film, a sensation of danger and violence being mere moments away.

The perfectly-delivered comic dialogue is the icing on the cake. If Donald Barthelme had been a filmmaker, he would have made something like this. It's definitely worth a look; at the time of writing, it's playing at the 2009 Sydney Film Festival.

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