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The Task -- Six college students must complete a series of tasks in an abandoned prison. Locked in the decrepit building, the reality show they are playing becomes all too real.
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14 July 2011 (Russia) See more »
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  (in credits order)

Alexandra Staden ... Connie

Victor McGuire ... Big Daddy
Sean McConaghy ... Snow

Adam Rayner ... Taylor

Antonia Campbell-Hughes ... Angel

Ashley Mulheron ... Shoe

Amara Karan ... Toni

Tom Payne ... Stanton

Marc Pickering ... Randall

Texas Battle ... Dixon

Sam Stockman ... Scelzi
Mike Johnson ... FX Grunt Jim

Rob Ostlere ... Pisser
Atanas Srebrev ... Bob
Jonas Talkington ... Clown
Rumen Petrov ... Kidnapper 1

Radoslav Parvanov ... Kidnapper 2

Valentin Ganev ... Warden
Dimiter Doichinov ... Warden Fake

Shelly Varod ... Girl
Valentin Davidov ... Third Warden
Zlatko Vasilev ... Fourth Warden

Directed by
Alex Orwell 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Kenny Yakkel  written by

Produced by
Stephanie Caleb .... executive producer
Moshe Diamant .... producer
Steven A. Frankel .... executive producer
Lauren Ito .... associate producer
Christopher Milburn .... producer
Lucy Mukerjee-Brown .... associate producer (as Lucy Mukerjee)
James Portolese .... associate producer
Bobby Ranghelov .... executive producer
Courtney Solomon .... producer
Original Music by
Ernst Meinrath 
Cinematography by
Emil Topuzov 
Film Editing by
Dan Roberts 
Casting by
Sue Jones 
Production Design by
Valentina Mladenova 
Makeup Department
Daniela Avramova .... makeup artist
Sofi Hvarleva .... makeup artist
Ivon Ivanova .... key makeup artist (as Ivon Guguchkova)
Elena Zhekova .... assistant makeup artist
Production Management
Valentin Dimitrov .... production manager
Louise Runge .... post-production supervisor
Cj Stewart .... post-production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Borimir Ilkov .... second assistant director
Katerina Slantcheva .... second unit director
Art Department
Dimitar Anchev .... lead metalman
Krasimir Balchov .... assistant carpenter
Vladislav Balchov .... assistant carpenter
Yavor Denev .... painter
Victor Deyov .... assistant carpenter (as Viktor Deyov)
Dian Dimitrov .... carpenter (as Dean Dimitrov)
Radka Dimitrova .... painter
Lachezar Dobrev .... carpenter
Maria Doicheva .... props painter
Maria Doicheva .... stand by painter
Orlin Grozdanov .... property master
Valentin Hadzhiev .... carpenter (as Valentin Hadziev)
Gergana Hristova .... painter
Alexander Iliev .... buyer (as Aleksander Iliev)
Veselin Ilov .... assistant carpenter
Aleksander Ivanov .... painter
Ivo Ivanov .... carpenter
Rosen Marinkov .... stand-by props
Veselin Milanov .... carpenter
Yossif Mladenov .... set designer
Kolio Nachev .... painter (as Kolyo Nachev)
Pavlin Pavlov .... carpenter
Borislav Radovanov .... carpenter
Metodi Sharkov .... welder
Eleonora Slavkova .... painter
Kristian Stoyanov .... set dresser
Kristian Stoyanov .... set dresser/onset
Peter Tsenov .... set dressing assistant
Evgeni Yordanov .... construction manager (as Evgeny Yordanov)
Sound Department
Clay Achee .... foley artist
Michael Ciacco .... sound effects editor
Jason Dotts .... additional sound effects
Nick Foley .... adr mixer
Jerry Gilbert .... supervising sound editor and re-recording mixer
Paul Knox .... foley mixer
Ryan Chase Lee .... foley artist
Jordan Lewis .... foley artist
Michael Russo .... additional sound editor
Michael Russo .... foley mixer
D. Chris Smith .... sound designer
Phillip Ta .... sound recordist
Joseph Tsai .... sound effects editor
Special Effects by
Jovko Dogandjiski .... pyrotechnics technician
Nikolay Fartunkov .... pyrotechnics technician
Ivo Jivkov .... special effects supervisor
Georgi Karadjov .... special effects
Visual Effects by
D.J. Shea .... compositor
Aaron L. Williams .... digital compositor
Erin Nicole Wyatt .... visual effects assistant
Ivailo Dimitrov .... stunt rigger (as kuri)
Dian Hristov .... stunt coordinator
Stilyan Mavrov .... stunts
Radoslav Parvanov .... stunt performer
Radka Petkova .... stunt double
Elitsa Razheva .... stunts
Georgi Stanislavov .... stunts
Vencislav Stojanov .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Ivan Aleksandrov .... key grip
Petar Anev .... additional grip
Mitko Bonev .... first assistant camera
Pepi Bonev .... second assistant camera
Hristo Elandjiev .... electrician
Hristo Genkov .... steadicam operator: "b" camera
Ivailo Kostov .... electrician
Grigor Kumitski .... cameraman
Yaron Levy .... cinematographer: second unit
George Mihailov .... best boy electric
Nikolai Mihailov .... electrician
Manol Nikolov .... best boy grip
Vihar Nikolov .... grip
Vihar Nikolov .... rigging grip
Radoslav Petkov .... video assist
Aleksander Petrov .... additional grip
Simeon Petrov .... additional grip
Itzik Revach .... camera technician
Jacky Revah .... camera technical assistant
Nikolay Stoyanov .... data management technician
Tzvetomir Tzvetkov .... additional grip (as Tsvetomir Tsvetkov)
Simon Varsano .... still photographer
Mihail Yanakiev .... second assistant camera
Iliya Yonev .... rigging grip
Yavor Zahariev .... gaffer
Casting Department
Daniel Edwards .... casting assistant
Katerina Goranova .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Dora Somova .... set costumer
Hristina Stoycheva-Mikovska .... costume supervisor (as Hrisanta Mikovska)
Editorial Department
Tyler Dixon .... color timer
Tyler Dixon .... on-line editor
Joseph Hall .... epk editor
Samantha Housman .... post-production coordinator
Jana Novosad .... assistant editor
Marina Theodotou .... assistant editor
Erin Nicole Wyatt .... on-line editor
Location Management
Vladimir Vladimirov .... location manager
Atanas Vulev .... location manager
Nasko Vulev .... location manager
Music Department
Giles Daoust .... music producer
Ernst Meinrath .... music producer
Andy Ross .... music supervisor
Other crew
Stefan Alamanov .... production assistant
Tsveta Arnaudova .... caterer (as Tsveta Arnaudova 'Vkusnata Hapka')
Anna Bankova .... payroll accountant: BG crew
Shelley Marie Brown .... promotions
Betsy Davis .... CFO
Vladimir Dimitrov Dimitrov .... production assistant (as Vladimir Dimitrov)
Vladimir Dimitrov .... production office runner (as Vlado Dimitrov)
Milena Georgieva .... cashier
Valentin Hristov .... production assistant
Borislava Ivanova .... craft service (as Borislava Ivanova 'Red Coral')
Ali Jazayeri .... SVP finance
Nikolay Kosharevski .... production assistant
Krastio I. Krastev .... production assistant (as Krastio Krastev)
Terhi Kylliainen .... assistant to producer
Plamen Milanov .... set coordinator
Petia Petrova .... assistant production coordinator
Jenna Piccolo .... production legal (as Jenna Sanz-Agero)
Violeta Piperevska .... production coordinator
Mariana Popova .... script supervisor
Adrian Rolea .... electronic press kit
Katerina Slantcheva .... assistant to director
Silvia Staneva .... on set medic (as Dr. Silvia Staneva)
Veselin Stankov .... assistant accountant
Ventsislava Yoveva .... production accountant (as Vencislava Yoveva)

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Rated R for violence and language
94 min | UK:90 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

The film was mentioned by Simon Lane on YoGPoD 46: Halloween Spack-tacular.See more »
Revealing mistakes: When Connie goes to get Toni from the gas chamber to tell her she found out that she was being tricked. After Connie checks to see if Toni is breathing and realizes that she is dead, you can see that Toni is actually breathing heavily and rapidly.See more »
Toni:I have the IQ of Einstein and Stephen Hawking. Put together.See more »
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References The Prestige (2006)See more »


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8 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Silly Screenplay with Unbelievable Plot Point, 5 May 2012
Author: Claudio Carvalho from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Seven youngsters are abducted on the streets and brought to an abandoned prison in a van. They learn that they have been selected to participate in a reality show promoted by the ambitious TV producer Connie Salomon (Alexandra Staden). One of them gives up, but the gay Randall (Marc Pickering); the nerd Toni (Amara Karan); the blonde Shoe (Ashley Mulheron); the strong Dixon (Texas Battle); and the siblings Stanton (Tom Payne) and Angel (Antonia Campbell-Hughes) accept the invitation expecting to receive US$ 20,000.00 each.

The six contestants also learn that the former warden had killed eighty-five inmates many years ago, and they are assigned to accomplish with tasks that explore the fear of each one of them that they had confessed in the interview. However, the warden attacks them along the night. Connie is following the contestants through the cameras and feels that something is wrong; but her team believes that the warden is a joke from the senior management of the show. Is it?

"The Task" is a horror film with a good acting but a silly screenplay, with an unbelievable plot point. The idea of the warden attacking the contestants is OK, but the first twist with Connie lured is not convincing. After this scene, the conclusion is totally predictable. My vote is four.

Title (Brazil): "Reality da Morte" ("Reality of the Death")

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