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Opening scene of the movie "Schism".  Now available to own, rent, and VOD.

SYNOPSIS: 
After a hip injury as a result of a fall, Neil Woodard (Terry T. Smith) enters a nursing facility unhappy with the changes occurring in his life. Initially uncooperative and insistent that he will return home once he recovers, he deals with the reality of no longer being a priority in his family's life, but discovers comfort and friendship in the residents and staff. However, he soon learns that all may not be as it seems. A docu-drama, Schism tells the story of a mans descent into Alzheimer's dementia.

"Schism presents a stylist, sweet, heart-breaking nightmare." -- Chuck Palahniuk, author Fight Club and Choke

"A brilliant achievement" -- Erie Times-News 

"A touchingly tragic, poignant and moving tale that's likely to stay with you, and perhaps spark some debate, long after the credits roll. This is one film with a very loud voice, and it's begging to be seen." -- DVDFuture.com 

More information: http://www.schismmovie.com. IMDb page: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1310664. 

© 2009 Lyons Den Productions
Schism -- "Schism" Q&A panel at the Guelcher Film Series
Mercyhurst College - November 5, 2008

Cast, crew, long term care and Alzheimer's professionals discuss the hallucinations portrayed in the film and more specific questions on Alzheimer's dementia. 
*This excerpt is taken from one of the extra features on the 2-Disc Special Edition DVD set of "Schism" 

The story of one man's descent into the world of Alzheimer's dementia.
Schism -- The story of one man's descent into the world of Alzheimer's dementia.  In this scene Neil's (Terry T. Smith) daughter Kristen (Jennifer Hooper) comes to visit him at Shady Grove with news. Shot at Brevillier Village on Lake Erie. 

"Schism presents a stylist, sweet, heart-breaking nightmare." -- Chuck Palahniuk, author Fight Club and Choke 

"A brilliant achievement" -- Erie Times-News 

"A touchingly tragic, poignant and moving tale that's likely to stay with you, and perhaps spark some debate, long after the credits roll. This is one film with a very loud voice, and it's begging to be seen." -- DVDFuture.com
Schism -- Scene from feature film "Schism" featuring Terry Smith (Neil) and Rhia Lyons (Jessica).  The story of one man's descent into the world of Alzheimer's dementia.  Directed by John C. Lyons.  © 2009 Lyons Den Productions.

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After a hip injury as a result of a fall, Neil Woodard enters a nursing facility unhappy with the changes occurring in his life... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

 
Ruth Thoma Andrews ... Martha
Karly Bender ... Kellie
Thomas H. Bennett ... Edward
Lori Clapper ... Elaine Dombrowski
Scott Frisina ... Tim
Jennifer Hooper ... Kristen
Jacqueline Johnson ... Gertie
Don Kirsch ... Roger McKenna
Rhia Lyons ... Jessica
Courtney Mallen ... Kathy
Samuel McAuley ... Visiting Family
Amara Arielle Offhaus ... Maria
Dick Ropp ... Rufus
Craig Schneider ... Bob Dombrowski

Melissa Scott ... Nurse
Terrence Smith ... Neil Woodard
Charmalene Ulmer ... Tammy
Natalie Vindivich ... Amy
Joshua Werner ... Sam

Directed by
John C. Lyons 
 
Writing credits
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John C. Lyons 

Produced by
John C. Lyons .... co-producer
Dorota Swies-Lyons .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Andrew Flatley 
 
Cinematography by
Michael Best 
John C. Lyons 
Dorota Swies-Lyons 
 
Film Editing by
John C. Lyons 
Dorota Swies-Lyons 
 
Makeup Department
Nancy Fioretti .... head makeup artist
 
Sound Department
Kirk Daniels .... best boy grip
Kirk Daniels .... boom operator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Michael Best .... gaffer
Michael Best .... lighting technician
 
Transportation Department
Virgil Bienemy .... driver
 
Other crew
Russ Polizzi .... script supervisor
William R. Vitanyi Jr. .... script supervisor
 
Thanks
Major Foor .... special thanks
Dave Stevens .... special thanks
Vicky Wittuck .... very special thanks
 

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USA:96 min
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WON: Best Narrative Feature award at the Spirit Quest Film Festival (2009)See more »

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Schism is a display of independent film making brilliance., 24 October 2008
Author: jeff-2324 from United States

Schism is a display of independent film making brilliance.

John Lyons has proved that a moving story beats a big budget in the "Rock, Paper, Scissors" game of film making. In this story of end of life reflection, Mr. Lyons has captured to most intricate nuances of the fragile mind in a graphical depiction that leaves the audience on the edge of their seat.

With the help of seasoned local actors, he dives into his broad wealth of photographic magic to pull out a winner. Cinematography, audio clarity, and creative imagery are helpful, but the synthesis of reality and the dark recesses of the aging mind add an unexpected but very appreciative twist.

Congratulations John, on a moving masterpiece.

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