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The Back Room -- Two utter strangers uncover astonishing connections as they search for a mysterious Renaissance painting.


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  (in credits order)
Greg Ivan Smith ... Errol
Dan Sturges ... The Guy
Tina Johnson ... Mrs. Frisk
Quinn Murphy ... Chip

Directed by
Greg Ivan Smith 
Writing credits
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Produced by
Dustin Schell .... producer
Greg Ivan Smith .... producer
Original Music by
Joe Dineen 
Kevin MacLeod 
Cinematography by
Todd Verow 
Film Editing by
Greg Ivan Smith 
Production Design by
Michael Fitzpatrick 
Art Direction by
Michael Fitzpatrick 
Costume Design by
Michael Fitzpatrick 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Dustin Schell .... assistant director
Sound Department
Matt Ryan .... sound

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USA:16 min
Color (MiniDV)
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4 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Short with High Production Values, 2 November 2009
Author: B24 from Arizona

A short film on a low budget usually has faults in camera work, sound quality, and continuity. This one on the other hand excels. For that reason alone I rate it high, even though the storyline is predictable and borders on a river of sentimentality. (In this case the river Arno.) The writer surely studied classic drama, however, to achieve such a fine balance of unities in sharp detail from beginning to end.

The closeups deserve an extra measure of appreciation from a technical standpoint. Juxtaposing colorful images of renaissance painting with comparably vivid live drama must have required many hours of exacting editing. Good job.

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