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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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6 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Surprisingly moving, 22 June 2009
Author: saiwmass from United States

I never would have thought 15 minutes could be so moving. This short film packs a fairly powerful punch despite it's tiny run time. Beauitully acted by the 2 leads, it does not even feel as if they are acting. A minor fault in the writing makes the ending feel slightly forced. The simplicity of what's happening is somewhat shattered by unnecessarily overt statements. It doesn't make the whole any less poignant, but it is somewhat jarring. Oh, and I feel I must mention "The Guy", actor Dan Sturges, or at least the character he's playing, is a dream walking. Anyone would fall for him! So anyway, give it a view, and you may be surprised by what you find.

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