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The Trouble with Bliss -- The Trouble With Bliss is a comedic coming of age story about a guy who should have come of age a long time ago.
The Trouble with Bliss -- A guy in his mid-thirties watches as his life comically unravels after he enters into a relationship with the daughter of a former high school classmate.


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Release Date:
23 March 2012 (USA) See more »
Find your bliss. Then follow it. See more »
A guy in his mid-thirties watches as his life comically unravels after he enters into a relationship with the daughter of a former high school classmate. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Directed by
Michael Knowles 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Michael Knowles  written by
Douglas Light  novel "East Fifth Bliss"
Douglas Light  written by

Produced by
Alex Balandin .... executive producer
Jon Finkel .... executive producer
Chuck Goodgal .... executive producer
Nita Goodgal .... executive producer
Michael Knowles .... producer
Douglas Matejka .... line producer
David Price .... executive producer (as David E. Price)
John Ramos .... producer
Brady Richter .... executive producer
Bruce Rogoff .... executive producer
Victoria Rogoff .... executive producer
Eric Strong .... executive producer
Dong-Chen Tsai .... executive producer
John Will .... producer
Original Music by
Daniel Alcheh (music by)
Cinematography by
Ben Wolf (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Michael Knowles 
Production Design by
Lucio Seixas 
Art Direction by
Cassia Maher 
Costume Design by
Amy C. Bradshaw 
Makeup Department
Bria Dorsen .... key makeup artist
Layna Roberts .... key hair stylist
Production Management
Stacie Jones .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Alice Johnson .... second assistant director
Thomas Kelly .... second second assistant director
Dan Taggatz .... first assistant director
Art Department
Ryan Beasecker .... carpenter
Mike Caravella .... production assistant
Morgan Foote .... illustrator
David C. Huet .... carpenter
Ellen Johansing .... property master
Bessie Kunath .... prop shopper
Anand Amit Mehta .... props assistant
Kathleen Pullan .... assistant props (as Kathleen Pullan Blanco)
Sound Department
Rich Bologna .... sound designer
Shaun Brennan .... foley artist
Tom Efinger .... re-recording mixer
Tom Efinger .... sound supervisor
Eric Gitelson .... dialogue editor
Eric Gitelson .... foley engineer
Dave Groman .... sound mixer
Christopher J. Leone .... boom operator
Adrian Martinez .... additional boom operator
Eli Sands .... additional boom operator
Jeff Seelye .... sound editor
Joe Troia .... foley artist
Ben Whitver .... adr mixer
Visual Effects by
Adam Schwartz .... digital compositor
Eric Sibley .... digital compositor
Manny Siverio .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Charlie Anderson .... rigging gaffer
Wesley L. Carrier .... gaffer
Paul E. Chresomales .... additional electric
Sam Falconi .... behind the scenes camera
Dwane Harris .... swing
Erin Henning .... first assistant camera: day player
Hunter Herrick .... additional electric
Alec Jarnagin .... steadicam operator
Joshua Judkins .... grip intern
Chunwoo Kae .... red tech
Brooks Lockwood .... company electric
Brian MacLean .... key grip
Andrew McMullen .... second assistant camera
John-Paul Rankin .... best boy
Marshall Stief .... first assistant camera
Katherine Fairfax Wright .... still photographer
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Allison Gentry .... assistant costume designer
Hollie Nadel .... wardrobe supervisor
Erica Solano .... wardrobe assistant
Editorial Department
Chunwoo Kae .... assistant editor
Robbie Renfrow .... digital intermediate colorist
Benjamin Moses Smith .... digital intermediate conform editor
Location Management
Chris Carmody .... location scout
Eric Cortes .... assistant location manager
Lyon Taylor .... location manager
Music Department
Daniel Alcheh .... music orchestrated by
Elliot Hunt .... score producer (as J. Elliot Hunt)
Elliot Hunt .... scoring mixer (as J. Elliot Hunt)
Stefaniah McGowan .... executive in charge of music
Stefaniah McGowan .... music supervisor
Rotem Moav .... composer assistant
Rotem Moav .... music copyist
Ryan Pribyl .... scoring mixer
Other crew
Anna Abrams .... production coordinator
Craig Bankey .... unit publicist
George Brassey .... key production assistant
Christi Ciani .... assistant to director
Sarah Daley .... title design
Amina El Etreby .... script supervisor
Sam Falconi .... production assistant
Kevin Hindley .... script clearance
Cavan Huang .... title design
Jennifer Josephberg .... production assistant
Sara Neuffer .... talent production assistant
Marc Reina .... production assistant
Rebecca Saladoff .... production intern
Karel Schurman .... production assistant
Christi Ciani .... very special thanks
Jethro Rothe-Kushel .... special thanks

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"East Fifth Bliss" - USA (festival title)
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Rated PG-13 for sexual content, partial nudity and a brief violent image
USA:97 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Stephanie gives Morris cheese. The brand and type are Larson's Brie. The name of the actress who plays Stephanie is Brie Larson.See more »
Movie Connections:
References Anne of Green Gables (1934)See more »


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10 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
likable indie flick, 5 June 2013
Author: Dusty Rhodes from hollywoodland

been on showtime lately. watched it a few times. yes, the movie is ragged indie, and some of the characters are a little un developed. but miss larson, is great. she is sexy without being overt. even quirky. this is one of the better low budget flicks i have seen in a while... the bliss character is almost autistic, he deadpans thru the whole film. the side characters are weirdly off putting yet interesting. and peter fonda depressed the hell out of me, seeing him as a shut in old guy. but all in all, i like to see small films that have storys and not a freakin explosion thru out.... liked the soundtrack too, set a good mood for the film, also an issue with me today.

worth a look.

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