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Marwencol -- After a vicious attack leaves him brain-damaged and broke, Mark Hogancamp seeks recovery in "Marwencol", a 1/6th scale World War II-era town he creates in his backyard.


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When his world was stolen, Mark Hogancamp made a world of his own.
After a vicious attacks leaves him brain-damaged and broke, Mark Hogancamp seeks recovery in "Marwencol", a 1/6th scale World War II-era town he creates in his backyard. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Mark Hogancamp ... Himself
Emmanuel Nneji ... Himself
Edda Hogancamp ... Herself
Tom Neubauer ... Himself
Julie Swarthout ... Herself
Janet Wikane ... Herself
Mark Wikane ... Himself
Bert ... Himself
Lisa Bruck ... Herrself
Colleen Vargo ... Herself
David Naugle ... Himself
Ruthie Hotaling ... Herself
Tod Lippy ... Himself

Directed by
Jeff Malmberg 
Produced by
Jeff Malmberg .... producer
Tom Putnam .... producer
Matt Radecki .... producer
Chris Shellen .... producer
Kevin W. Walsh .... producer (as Kevin Walsh)
Original Music by
Ash Black Bufflo 
Cinematography by
Jeff Malmberg 
Tom Putnam 
Matt Radecki 
Kevin W. Walsh  (as Kevin Walsh)
Film Editing by
Jeff Malmberg 
Sound Department
Pete Kneser .... sound designer
Pete Kneser .... sound mixer
Camera and Electrical Department
David Naugle .... additional photography
Editorial Department
Kaz Brecher .... cut watcher
Brian Hutchings .... colorist
Edwina Lantigua .... cut watcher
Chris Mortensen .... cut watcher
Kate O'Brien-Clarke .... cut watcher
Dan O'Connor .... cut watcher
Lori Putnam .... cut watcher
Amy Himsel Radecki .... cut watcher
Mark Rowland .... cut watcher
Teri Shellen .... cut watcher
Naomi Spiro .... cut watcher
Music Department
Annie Lin .... music supervisor
Other crew
Peter Grant .... title designer
Andrew Herwitz .... world film sales: The Film Sales Company
Lesley Langs .... equipment loans
Robert Williams .... equipment loans
Tod Lippy .... very special thanks

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USA:83 min
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For the film's premiere Mark prepared a story line including the delivery by courier of a 1/6th scale press kit to the village of Marwencol.See more »
Mark Hogancamp:I was like an elephant left in charge of the peanuts.See more »
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24 out of 27 people found the following review useful.
I Want to Send Mark my Barbies!, 25 March 2010
Author: Thistle-3 from Cleveland, Ohio

As I've mentioned, when the Cleveland International Film Festival catalog comes out. I read all the summaries and mark the movies I want to see. Marwencol jumped out at me for a few reasons. I had a boyfriend in college who lived near Kingston, NY, where this takes place. It's about a man who recovers from a head injury by building a world of miniatures in his backyard, it becomes therapy. My husband and son are into gaming and miniatures. I thought it sounded very interesting.

Turns out the miniatures are more like dolls. And, the therapy was much more like fantasy and art. Mark Hogancamp was attacked in the parking lot of a bar by five guys he'd been drinking with. Head injuries forced him to learn to speak, write, walk and completely function, all over again. Before the accident, he was married, an alcoholic and a gifted artist. After the accident, he was a completely different person, because he had no memory of his previous life. Working with his figures, he's able to practice small motor function, develop his rich imagination and role play some of his anger and aggression. Because he couldn't draw anymore, he captured scenes on film, with his camera. Now, friends and admirers of his work are urging him to share his town, Marwencol, with the world, with a gallery showing, a book and this film. Mark Hogancamp is a sympathetic and interesting guy. Marwencol is definitely an interesting place. Just when you think, "Okay, I get it, but this is weird," it gets weirder! But then, the pieces start to fit together. Fascinating story, well told, amazing imagery. It's an unforgettable place. Marwencol gets a 10 out of 10.

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