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Yelling to the Sky -- As her family falls apart, seventeen year old Sweetness O'Hara is left to fend for herself in a neighborhood where her survival is uncertain

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Cast

 

Jason Clarke ... Gordon O'Hara

Zoë Kravitz ... Sweetness O'Hara

Gabourey Sidibe ... Latonya Williams

Tim Blake Nelson ... Coleman

Sonequa Martin-Green ... Jojo Parker (as Sonequa Martin)

Marc John Jefferies ... Lil' Man

Maurice Compte ... Junior Oriol

Antonique Smith ... Ola Katherine O'Hara

Shareeka Epps ... Fatima Harris

Zabryna Guevara ... Aracely Oriol

Yolonda Ross ... Lorene O'Hara

Billy Kay ... Dobbs

Tariq Trotter ... Roland

E.J. Bonilla ... Rob Rodriguez

Adam Tomei ... Cal

Peter Anthony Tambakis ... Drew

Gleendilys Inoa ... Betty Oriol
Gio Perez ... Shorty

Deema Aitken ... Sean

Haas Manning ... Bohanen (as Hassan Manning)
Dennis Kellum Castro ... Two Dog
Sarah Shaefer ... Moira
Antoine de Pharoah ... Hi'Low

Matt Giroveanu ... Fiend (uncredited)

Jack Kesy ... (uncredited)
Tyrone Paul Jr. ... Stoner (uncredited)
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Directed by
Victoria Mahoney 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Victoria Mahoney 

Produced by
Ged Dickersin .... producer
Diane Houslin .... producer
Victoria Mahoney .... producer
Billy Mulligan .... producer
John Sylva .... associate post producer
Alfonso Trinidad .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
David Wittman 
 
Cinematography by
Reed Morano (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
William Henry 
 
Casting by
Eyde Belasco 
 
Production Design by
Kelly McGehee 
 
Art Direction by
Alicia Leatherbury-Lamberti 
 
Set Decoration by
Matthew W. Herschel 
 
Costume Design by
Nia Hooper 
 
Makeup Department
Cynthia Alvarez .... head hair
Emily Ansel .... additional makeup artist
Kaela Dobson .... key makeup artist
Julianne Laney .... head makeup
Hiyiyatun Muqaribu .... additional makeup artist
 
Production Management
Billy Mulligan .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Eric LaFranchi .... first assistant director
Corey Roberts .... second second assistant director
 
Art Department
Stephen Caputo .... scenic charge
Nicole Heffron .... scenic
Matthew W. Herschel .... decorator
Travis Joseph .... art production assistant
Travis Moonschein .... carpenter
Racey North .... set dresser
Eli Pizzuto .... set dresser
Adam Sober .... property master
Maria Sylvania .... set dresser
 
Sound Department
Tammy Douglas .... sound mixer
Matthew Haasch .... foley editor
Mike Howells .... adr recordist
Glenfield Payne .... sound re-recording mixer
Glenfield Payne .... supervising sound editor
Jay Peck .... foley artist
Guillermo Pena-Tapia .... boom operator
Reilly Steele .... sound re-recording mixer
Marcin Tyszka .... boom operator
 
Visual Effects by
Molle DeBartolo .... digital restoration artist
Chris MacKenzie .... smoke artist
Chris MacKenzie .... titles
 
Stunts
Declan Mulvey .... assistant stunt coordinator
Manny Siverio .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Todd Banhazl .... additional first camera assistant
Justin Bennett .... electrician
Eric Branco .... best boy grip
Matthew Cryan .... best boy grip
Chris DesRochers .... grip
Casey Goldberg .... grip
Hunter Herrick .... best boy grip
Nicalena Iovino .... additional second assistant camera
Nicalena Iovino .... camera loader
Corey Jacobs .... grip
Kirsten Johnson .... still photographer
Andre Lambertson .... still photographer
Kate Larose .... first assistant camera
Frank Love .... second assistant camera
Adam Lukens .... additional key grip
Adam Morano .... swing
Reed Morano .... camera operator
Kyle Simmons .... best boy electric
Chloe Smolkin .... additional camera loader
Brandon Taylor .... key grip
Matthew Walker .... gaffer
Casey Wooden .... best boy grip
Brian Yost .... additional best boy grip
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Mercedes Bass .... assistant costume designer
Aminah Haddad .... wardrobe supervisor
Sauda Kenon .... costumer
Caroline Ruderman .... costumer
Mercedes Leora Sargeant .... seamstress
 
Editorial Department
Marcus Alexander .... digital intermediate producer
Molle DeBartolo .... digital intermediate producer
Jack Lewars .... digital intermediate colorist
Tim Mullen .... digital intermediate engineer
John Potter .... video mastering
Sridhar Ranganath .... assistant editor
Jacob Robinson .... digital intermediate editor
Jonathan Sanden .... digital intermediate editor
Randy Wilkins .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Jayson Jackson .... music supervisor
Zakee Kuduro .... title music
Jackie Mulhearn .... music supervisor
Nic Ratner .... music editor
 
Other crew
Korab Agolli .... additional production assistant
Nakeisha Carrington .... production assistant
Daniel Cast .... additional production assistant
Garrick Cisneros .... production assistant
Carlos P. de Vera .... production assistant
Hannah Depew .... additional production assistant
André Des Rochers .... production counsel
Charlie Elliott .... production secretary: pre-production
Lisa Falzarano .... key production assistant
Eric Georgeson .... additional production assistant
Whitney Haeden .... additional production assistant
Richard Hagerty .... product placement coordinator
Kevin Hindley .... script clearance
Ranise Jackson .... production coordinator
Ben Katz .... additional production assistant
Ruby Landow .... production secretary
Shane Lovero .... additional production assistant
Will Mahr .... additional production assistant
Soren Miltich .... set coordinator
Nikkia Moulterie .... additional production assistant
Karin Partin .... production assistant
Dee Poku .... film publicist
Sridhar Ranganath .... assistant location manager
Kasia Ruszkowska .... production assistant
Kaydin Sanchez .... production assistant
Timiza Sanyika .... craft service
Friday Savathphoune .... script supervisor
Gary E Schreiber .... tax accountant
Cameron Schuster .... production assistant
R.Z. Thrun .... location manager
Misha Turner .... production accountant
Sabina Vajraca .... assistant to director: pre-production
 
Thanks
Julien Bouscarel .... special thanks
Don Cheadle .... special thanks
Amy Dotson .... special thanks
John Hadity .... special thanks
Susan Jacobs .... thanks
Keanu Reeves .... special thanks
Michelle Satter .... special thanks
 

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94 min
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Ninety-two page script, was shot in eighteen days total, with two takes maximum.See more »

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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Good girl turn bad then...., 24 August 2013
Author: SnoopyStyle

Zoë Kravitz is outstanding as Sweetness O'Hara. She has a dysfunctional family in a rough neighborhood. Her black mother is a mess. But her white father is a violent drunk mess. She's a good girl getting picked on. Her older sister can't protect her anymore. Her only option is to turn bad to survive.

The movie starts great with Gabourey Sidibe's group picking on Zoë Kravitz. It has a real energy about it. Eventually she couldn't stand the pressure and help sell drugs. This gives her cred which she uses to turn her fortunes around.

I do have some confusion with some of the characters. Some things seem to be introduced out of nowhere. Maybe it's the editing or maybe it's the writing. Sometimes I'm just not 100% sure about. But it's great overall.

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