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 (Series Cast Summary - 7 of 20)

Chris Vance ... Jack Gallagher / ... (13 episodes, 2009)

Jacqueline McKenzie ... Veronica Hayden-Jones / ... (13 episodes, 2009)

Marisa Ramirez ... Chloe Artis / ... (13 episodes, 2009)

Derek Webster ... Dr. Carl Belle / ... (13 episodes, 2009)

Nicholas Gonzalez ... Arturo Suarez / ... (13 episodes, 2009)

Annabella Sciorra ... Nora Skoff (12 episodes, 2009)

Edwin Hodge ... Malcolm Darius Washington (12 episodes, 2009)

Series Directed by
Guy Ferland (2 episodes, 2009)
Rod Hardy (2 episodes, 2009)
David Jackson (2 episodes, 2009)
Series Writing credits
Dan Levine (13 episodes, 2009)
Deborah Joy LeVine (13 episodes, 2009)

Series Produced by
Paul D. Goldman .... co-producer (13 episodes, 2009)
Rob LaBelle .... executive producer (13 episodes, 2009)
Rob Merilees .... executive producer (13 episodes, 2009)
Jonathan A. Rosenbaum .... co-producer (13 episodes, 2009)
Dan Levine .... executive producer (12 episodes, 2009)
Deborah Joy LeVine .... executive producer (12 episodes, 2009)
Iain Paterson .... producer (12 episodes, 2009)
Samuel Duque Duque .... producer (11 episodes, 2009)
Ari Posner .... co-producer (11 episodes, 2009)
Series Original Music by
Trevor Morris (13 episodes, 2009)
Series Cinematography by
David J. Miller (8 episodes, 2009)
Reynaldo Villalobos (3 episodes, 2009)
Series Film Editing by
Tim Tommasino (7 episodes, 2009)
Lisa Bromwell (2 episodes, 2009)
Carlos A. Ortega Del Rio (2 episodes, 2009)
David A. Simmons (2 episodes, 2009)
Series Casting by
Barbara Fiorentino (10 episodes, 2009)
Rebecca Mangieri (10 episodes, 2009)
Wendy Weidman (10 episodes, 2009)
Series Production Design by
Eugenio Garcia (11 episodes, 2009)
Diego Lopez (10 episodes, 2009)
Series Art Direction by
Eugenio Garcia (13 episodes, 2009)
Diego Lopez (13 episodes, 2009)
Series Costume Design by
Ana María Urrea (13 episodes, 2009)
Series Makeup Department
Olga Turrini Bernardoni .... key makeup artist / key hair stylist / ... (13 episodes, 2009)
Series Production Management
Nelson Martinez .... production manager (13 episodes, 2009)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jonathan A. Rosenbaum .... second unit director (13 episodes, 2009)
Camilo Buendia .... second assistant director (11 episodes, 2009)
Trevor Puckle .... second assistant director (11 episodes, 2009)
Juan Felipe Cano .... first assistant director (5 episodes, 2009)
Matthew J. Clark .... first assistant director (5 episodes, 2009)
Series Art Department
Carlos E. Sanchez .... construction coordinator (13 episodes, 2009)
Pedro David Carreño .... set designer (11 episodes, 2009)
Iris Ocampo .... property master (11 episodes, 2009)
Series Sound Department
Bob Arons .... sound effects editor (13 episodes, 2009)
Chris Elam .... sound re-recording mixer (13 episodes, 2009)
Chris Haire .... sound re-recording mixer (11 episodes, 2009)
Albert Ibbotson .... supervising sound editor (11 episodes, 2009)
Carlos Lopera .... production sound mixer (11 episodes, 2009)
Series Visual Effects by
Jose Luis Orozco .... visual effects supervisor (13 episodes, 2009)
Stephen Lebed .... visual effects supervisor (12 episodes, 2009)
Juan Carlos Martinez Padilla .... visual effects artist (12 episodes, 2009)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Daniel Pineda .... lighting technician (13 episodes, 2009)
Cesar Augusto Casallas .... chief lighting technician (11 episodes, 2009)
Alexander Lesmes .... camera operator (11 episodes, 2009)
Jhon Márquez .... camera operator: "b" camera (11 episodes, 2009)
Amilkar Ochoa .... key grip (11 episodes, 2009)
David Wexler .... cinematographer: second unit (8 episodes, 2009)
Series Casting Department
Karina Walters .... casting associate (13 episodes, 2009)
Juan Pablo Rincon .... casting coordinator: Colombia (11 episodes, 2009)
Series Editorial Department
Wes Irwin .... associate director of post-production (13 episodes, 2009)
Caryl Deyn Korma .... on-line editor / colorist (12 episodes, 2009)
Paola Mejia Silva .... post-production coordinator (11 episodes, 2009)
Bill Missett .... on-line editor (10 episodes, 2009)
Walter Escamilla .... assistant editor (4 episodes, 2009)
Juan Manuel Parada .... assistant editor (4 episodes, 2009)
Hernando Noreña .... assistant editor (2 episodes, 2009)
Series Music Department
T.J. Lindgren .... composer: additional music (13 episodes, 2009)
Nick Delaplane .... technical score producer (12 episodes, 2009)
Kevin Bassinson .... music editor (10 episodes, 2009)
Sam Plattner .... assistant to composer (5 episodes, 2009)
Series Transportation Department
Gustavo Valcarcel .... transportation coordinator (8 episodes, 2009)
Series Other crew
Barbara Biddle .... broadcast producer (13 episodes, 2009)
Ari Halpern .... script supervisor (13 episodes, 2009)
Chad McQuay .... production accountant (13 episodes, 2009)
Guillermo Morales Vitola .... interpreter (13 episodes, 2009)
Mariela Guevara .... production accountant (10 episodes, 2009)
Claudia Faciolince .... production coordinator (8 episodes, 2009)
Jeff Kempler .... writers: assistant (7 episodes, 2009)
Juan Pablo Camacho .... location manager (5 episodes, 2009)

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45 min (13 episodes)
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Final television appearance of David Carradine.See more »
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24 out of 32 people found the following review useful.
Mental is good entertainment, 5 August 2009
Author: ttandb from United Kingdom

There seems to be two camps on here - those that, like me, think 'Mental' is good entertainment and hope it continues; and those pseudo intellectuals, who believe they can be sofa psychiatrists and ridicule what is basically TV entertainment for not being 'realistic' enough.

The second camp completely ignore the fact that this is a drama and NOT a documentary; stating that Mental' is a joke when it comes to representing mental health professionals and their patients. Well, as someone who has had mental health problems for the last five years and has had to deal with said 'professionals' I tend to disagree.

The back stabbing amongst these 'professionals' I've witnessed has been the same as the show. As for the patients that are missing from the show, those for whom there is no long lasting 'help', well this is ENTERTAINMENT; a show about the futility of a 'cure' for mental health problems wouldn't be very entertaining would it?

Far better to have the show end on a positive note, than one where the patient kills themselves or ends up in a drug induced stupor as the only way to survive. But hey, I'm just a patient and not a sofa psychiatrist, so what do I know?

Certainly as someone 'in the loop' I do actually find a certain amount of realism in this programme; except for the bone jarring feeling of talking to a wall I experience every time I have an appointment, which is missing from the show itself. After all, in the show the doctors actually LISTEN. I mean what other doctor sits with a timer on their desk, apart from a psychiatrist? This is also absent from the programme; Doctor Gallagher never says "sorry, but can we end it there?" when a patient is in floods of tears and pouring their heart out, just because the timer's gone off.

Oh and let's not forget that 'House' isn't real we honestly believe that Hugh Laurie's character would really hold down a job in ANY hospital? A drug addicted, pain addled, rude and nasty man whose only enjoyment in life is to put others down and torture those he's supposed be to teaching, along with his 'ME, ME, ME!' attitude and callous disregard for his patients? I doubt it, but that hasn't stopped the show winning a myriad of awards. So to hold this show up as some kind of 'realistic' benchmark for 'Mental' is ridiculous to the extreme. It's like saying 'ER' and 'Gray's Anatomy' are real too. (inserts eye roll here).

Like I said all these shows are for entertainment ONLY - and I for one enjoy 'Mental' immensely. If all you're looking for is realistic torture of mental health patients just watch 'Big Brother'; that should give you some *real* nut jobs to sink your teeth into, and certainly some without any hope of a cure.

However for those who say they *are* some of these mental health professionals, I would need to question why they would want a TV programme to show all the suffering they work with daily for them to watch all over again -very odd.

But remember, patients like me watch this show too - and I don't think it's that unrealistic. I just like the ENTERTAINMENT, and of course Chris Vance is lovely too!! He certainly carries the show....

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