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"Documentary Filmmaker looking for suicidal individual to follow from first preparation to final act." Cut from 142 video tapes, this project sheds light on the tragedy following the infamous Internet ad. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

G.J. Echternkamp ... Gilbert

Matthew Tilley ... Matt

Valerie Hurt ... Valerie

Michael Traynor ... Michael
Konima Parkinson-Jones ... Konima
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Shelley Isaacs ... Grieving Mother
Thomas Moses ... Cliff Bookends

Talmadge Ragan ... Ellen Radel

Pamela Salem ... Matt's Mother

Doris Jung Usui ... Suicidal Wife

Directed by
Daniel Stamm 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Daniel Stamm  writer

Produced by
Namee Baijal .... associate producer (as Namarata Tandon)
G.J. Echternkamp .... producer
Brian Udovich .... producer
Original Music by
Morgan Kibby 
Jonathan Leahy 
Cinematography by
Zoltan Honti 
Film Editing by
David Kashevaroff 
Shilpa Sahi 
Casting by
Mali Finn 
Art Direction by
Thomas S. Hammock 
Costume Design by
Marcy Rector 
Sound Department
Andy Hay .... sound designer
Andy Hay .... sound re-recording mixer
Andy Hay .... supervising sound editor
Casting Department
Deanna Brigidi .... casting associate
David Rapaport .... casting
Music Department
Jonathan Leahy .... music supervisor
Jeff Freilich .... thanks
Jim McBride .... thanks
Michael Marius Pessah .... thanks

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Additional Details

Germany:101 min (European Film Market)

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4 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Faux doc not that convincing, 13 October 2013
Author: SnoopyStyle

Gilbert Toma (G.J. Echternkamp) is a film student looking to make a documentary on a suicidal person. It's an indie with indie budget. So we have to account for that. Even with that in mind, this is still a slow moving film. The only hope is to pretend that this is real. At least that would allow for some tension to seep thru.

But it's obvious that it's not. I've seen enough of these faux-docs. It rambles on in that kind of videotape footages. The people slowly and methodically do their documentary and talk about their documentary. It's not that compelling. The last 30 minutes has some interesting developments. I don't recommend this movie, but if you watch it, you might as well stay until the end.

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