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Writers:
Robert Lawton (screenplay) and
Charles de Lauzirika (screenplay)
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Release Date:
6 December 2013 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
A broken heart leaves a trail of blood. See more »
Plot:
A downtrodden photographer, haunted by the urban violence and decay around him, retreats into an inner world of dark fantasies. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
4 wins See more »
User Reviews:
Meandering, aimless experience that lacks substance. See more (7 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Josh Lawson ... Aiden

Emma Lung ... Virginia

Ron Perlman ... Pete

Edward Furlong ... Ravi

Christopher Stapleton ... Barry

William Gines ... Chuchi

Michael Renda ... Peanut (as Mike Renda)
Helena Kash ... Redhead

Jim Hanna ... AA Boyfriend

Tonya Cornelisse ... AA Girlfriend

John W. Hardy ... AA Speaker

Richard Speight Jr. ... Master Rupert

Jordan Trovillion ... Young Emily
Lloyd James ... Slave Jim

Taras Los ... Yuri

Belén Cascón ... Kaisa
Andrew Huff ... Jewelry Store Salesman
Susan Pike ... MILF
Lisa Gaulzetti ... Nicole
Dwayne Gill ... Cop
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Lamar Babi ... Clerk

Michelle Lynne Balser ... Girl in Front Row

Don Cochran ... Detective
Olivia Farrell ... Old Lady
Linda Linsley ... Murder witness
Eugene Parker ... Cop
Kevin Parson ... Junkie
Dion Strowhorn Sr. ... DTE Worker
Elena Venettis ... Herself
Andres Zayas ... Cop
Wendy Aaron ... Crime Scene Witness / Gawker (uncredited)
Mike Ancrile ... Crime Scene Witness (uncredited)
Kendall Chappell ... Girl at Foutain / Party (uncredited)

Steven Hauptman ... Detective (uncredited)

Don Kress ... Businessman (uncredited)
Chameria Law ... Fleeing Customer (uncredited)
Brak Little ... Crime Scene Detective (uncredited)
Joshua McCarthy ... Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
Rebecca Mccarthy ... Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
Ralph H. Meyer ... Horse Track Patron (uncredited)
Jim Reiter ... Panhandler (uncredited)

Lisa Stiles ... Theatre Patron (uncredited)

Directed by
Charles de Lauzirika 
 
Writing credits
Robert Lawton (screenplay) and
Charles de Lauzirika (screenplay)

Produced by
Charles de Lauzirika .... producer
Robert O. Green .... producer
Marissa Neiman .... co-producer
Scott Robinson .... co-producer
Raleigh Stewart .... associate producer
Will Weiske .... line producer: Chicago
 
Original Music by
Justin Caine Burnett 
 
Cinematography by
William Eubank 
 
Film Editing by
David Crowther 
 
Casting by
Anne McCarthy 
Dayna Polehanki (local casting director)
 
Production Design by
David L. Snyder 
 
Art Direction by
Malerie Lyman 
 
Set Decoration by
Effney Gardea 
 
Costume Design by
Oakley Stevenson 
 
Makeup Department
Stephanie Arble .... key hair stylist
Stephanie Arble .... makeup department head
Patrick Halpin .... special makeup effects artist
Daniel Phillips .... key makeup artist
Sonya Warrick .... assistant makeup artist
 
Production Management
Alice Peterson .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Melissa Bradac .... second assistant director
Timothy Shay .... first assistant director: second unit
Timothy Shay .... second second assistant director
 
Art Department
Julie Rose Faulkner .... art department assistant (as Julie Arnold)
Charles Green .... property master
Jason Helton .... props
Troy Holbrook .... crime scene photographer
Doug Kolbicz .... set dresser
Kevin Parson .... leadman
Rachel Schwartz .... set dresser (as Rachel Schwartz)
Beverly Woodbeck .... art department coordinator
 
Sound Department
Doug Brandon .... boom operator
Todd Brodie .... adr mixer
Shaun Cunningham .... foley mixer
Jesse Dodd .... adr mixer (as Jesse K-D. Dodd)
R.D. Floyd .... adr mixer
Serge Perron .... dialogue editor
Chris Reynolds .... sound re-recording mixer
Chris Reynolds .... supervising sound editor
Gerald B. Wolfe .... sound mixer
 
Special Effects by
Patrick Halpin .... special effects
Troy Holbrook .... special effects makeup
 
Visual Effects by
Raleigh Stewart .... visual effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Brett Beimers .... best boy grip
Dennis Bell .... electric
Graham Chart .... key grip
William Eichler .... steadicam operator
Eric Evenhouse .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Kevin Fannon .... grip
Andy Fortenbacher .... first assistant camera (segments)
David Goldner .... special stills
Nate Kolbeck .... additional photography
Nate Kolbeck .... b-camera operator
Kevin Olson .... camera car driver
Aaron Picot .... digital loader
Robert Royds .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Torrey Schoerner .... gaffer
Stephen Taylor-Wehr .... first assistant camera
Chad Terpstra .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Erica Thurlow .... best boy electric
Nick Tootalian .... camera intern
Colin J. Weber .... second assistant camera: "a" camera (as Colin Weber)
John Wendling .... balloon light technician
Greg Wolfe .... best boy grip
 
Casting Department
Alison E. McBryde .... casting consultant
Dayna Polehanki .... local casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sierra Heavin .... assistant costume designer
Anthony Rivera Jr. .... set costumer (as Anthony Rivera)
 
Editorial Department
Angel L. Acevedo III .... assistant editor
Aaron Picot .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Greg Faust .... composer: additional music
 
Transportation Department
Jeremy N. Caves .... transportation coordinator
Jerel Hurst .... driver
William McClure .... driver
 
Other crew
Robert A. Beckett .... set production assistant
Darren Bondy .... armorer
Eric Carlson .... caterer
Eric Carlson .... craft service
Andie S. Castro .... production coordinator
Dan Eppley .... assistant location manager
Andrea Flader .... assistant to Mr. de Lauzirika
Andrea Flader .... script supervisor: Chicago
Peter Flanigan .... legal services
Aaron Helferich .... armorer
Erin Henderson .... key set production assistant
Christopher Hohman .... set production assistant
Krista Johnston .... clearances
Lauren Lebow .... assistant production office coordinator
Carissa O'Hara .... key accountant (as Carissa Cummings)
Chris O'Hara .... associate producer
Andy Rathburg .... stand-in/double: Aiden
Andy Rathburg .... stand-in: Mr. Lawson
Michael Riccobono .... stand-in
Marjorie Rudick .... assistant to Mr. Lawson: Chicago
Marjorie Rudick .... assistant to producer
Megan Simanca .... production assistant
Allen Smock .... production assistant
Ashley Jade Stevens .... assistant to producer
Lisa Stiles .... assistant to producer
Diane Brazan Wagner .... set production assistant
Don White .... armorer
 

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USA:113 min
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Meandering, aimless experience that lacks substance., 23 November 2014
Author: aforandromeda from United Kingdom

Lonely crime scene photographer Aiden (Josh Lawson), after years of taking pictures of murder victims on the decaying streets of Detroit, is fast losing his grip. Retreating into fantasy as a mechanism to cope with capturing the horrific images that make him a living, he imagines himself as the hero of the hour in various daydreams. Increasingly under pressure from the conflicting voices in his head, his dark, vengeful side grows along with a simmering frustration at his own cowardice and social awkwardness. After meeting attractive neighbour Virginia (Emma Lung) and sparking a curious relationship with her, Aiden becomes ever bolder in attempting to make his daydreams a reality. However, being the hero isn't quite as easy as he has imagined it to be.

Crave initially begins with a stylish appearance and swathes of jet black yet gleefully malevolent humour. However, the character of Aiden is very underwritten, despite a strong performance from Lawson and this seems to be the story of the film as a whole. From it's visually arresting and intriguing opening, the film quickly finds itself going nowhere.

There is little meat to the bones of the script with the storyline just plodding around, seemingly waiting for some time to pass so it can get to the final third. Director Charles de Lauzarika would appear to have thrown everything at the final half hour or so, with things getting increasingly ludicrous as the possibly schizophrenic Aiden blunders from one catastrophe to the next. The problem is, with so little attention being given to the script and direction of the middle third of the movie, you increasingly find yourself becoming rather disinterested as the plot is meandering and lacking in substance for much of the running time.

This is a shame really, as there are flashes throughout of de Lauzarika's flair and inventiveness, helping to sometimes bring the film out of mediocrity. Unfortunately, Ron Perlman is wasted as Aiden's homicide detective friend, as well as the increasingly bizarre Edward Furlong. Lung does well as Aiden's love interest, however all the supporting parts are as woefully underwritten as the lead character's. The soundtrack to the movie is just as skeletal, all synths with plenty of treble and reverb, but with nothing that you would ever recall.

Stylistically, Crave is a nicely filmed piece of work, with strong cinematography and a moody yet macabre feel. However, it's rendered distinctly average fare thanks to such a threadbare script that not even a talented cast like this can get much out of. Ultimately, Crave is as entirely soulless as the crime ridden streets in which it's set.

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