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Littlerock -- A sleepy-eyed exurb of Los Angeles is seen through the eyes of two young Japanese tourists, stranded there with a broken rental car.

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Director:
Writers:
Mike Ott (written by)
Atsuko Okatsuka (story) ...
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Lost in love, language and Littlerock.
Plot:
A powerfully intimate drama that captures the fears and desires of a young Japanese woman lost in America... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
6 wins & 2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Low Budget = High Yield See more (1 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Atsuko Okatsuka ... Atsuko Sakamoto

Cory Zacharia ... Cory Lawler
Rintaro Sawamoto ... Rintaro Sakamoto

Roberto 'Sanz' Sanchez ... Francisco Fumero
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Ryan Dillon ... Brody

Matthew Fling ... Garbo

Ivy Khan ... Tammy
Lee Lynch ... Gene
Kathleen Maressa ... Guitar Girl

Markiss McFadden ... Marques Wright
Sean Neff ... Sean Tippy
David Nordstrom ... Troy Mairs

Sarah Chang Tadayon ... Sarah (as Sarah Tadayon)
Brett L. Tinnes ... Jordan

Directed by
Mike Ott 
 
Writing credits
Mike Ott (written by)

Atsuko Okatsuka (story) &
Mike Ott (story) &
Carl Bird McLaughlin (story) (as Carl McLaughlin)

Produced by
Denny Densmore .... executive producer
Sierra Leoni .... producer
Hsin-Fang Li .... executive producer
Laura Ragsdale .... producer
Frederick Thornton .... producer (as Frederick Fulton Henry Thornton)
 
Original Music by
Amiina 
Derek Fudesco 
 
Cinematography by
Carl Bird McLaughlin  (as Carl McLaughlin)
 
Film Editing by
David Nordstrom 
 
Production Design by
WenDee Cuneo 
 
Sound Department
David W. Barr .... adr mixer
Mark Ettel .... sound re-recording mixer
Mike Garcia .... dialogue editor
Ryland Martinez .... boom operator
Diego Miranda .... boom operator
Ron Salaises .... sound effects editor
Frederick Thornton .... sound recordist (as Frederick Fulton Henry Thornton)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Michael DeGrandis .... assistant camera
Jay Keitel .... first assistant camera
 
Editorial Department
Brandon Blair .... assistant editor
Loren White .... colorist
 
Music Department
Toddrick Spalding .... music supervisor
 
Thanks
Thom Andersen .... thanks
Nika Bohinc .... thanks
Kimberly Jaime .... thanks
Laura Kern .... thanks
Peter Knegt .... thanks
Graham Leggat .... thanks
Rachel Rosen .... thanks
Athina Rachel Tsangari .... thanks
 

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USA:83 min
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Trivia:
There are references in the film to the term "limerence" which was coined by psychologist Dorothy Tennov and is an involuntary state of mind which results from a romantic attraction to another person combined with an overwhelming, obsessive need to have one's feelings reciprocated.See more »
Quotes:
Cory Lawler:Dang, I really could be a model.See more »
Movie Connections:
References Analog Days (2006)See more »
Soundtrack:
BrambleSee more »

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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Low Budget = High Yield, 7 April 2013
Author: rchoyle from Canada

I began watching this movie with modest expectations, but by the time it finished, it not only exceeded them, but has become one of my favourite indie movies in event memory! I taped this movie on my PVR or as known in the U S, DVR, several times over the course of a year or so, only to find myself always erasing it to free up some space for other programs. However the last time I recorded it, I said " this time I'm going to watch it!" And am I glad I did. It tells the story of a pair of Japanese siblings who wind up in a small California town on their way to San Fran and Manzannar, a town know for Japanese internment during WWII, in which the grandparents of the siblings were held. Along the way, they get stranded in a town and find friends with the local teens who are around the same age of the two siblings. The brother speaks very little English, just enough to get by, but the sister, no English at all which really adds to the movies story, I fact IMO, it's what takes this movie for just okay to over the top, or from a rating of 5 to a rating of 10. Without describing too much of the plot, I will just say the movie is about Atsuko's relationships with her new found friends in the small town her and her brother stumble upon. Highly recommended for someone who wants to see something a little different!! I would also like to add, this movie is proof positive that you can tell a great story and make a wonderful movie with a limited budget!

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