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Exit Strategy -- James (Jameel Saleem) gets evicted from his apartment and moves in with his girlfriend of three months Kim (Kimelia Weathers) and quickly discovers she's everything he never wanted in a woman. He enlists best friends Carville ("QDeezy" Harris) and Leona (Noelle Balfour), plus high-schooler Scoop (Nick Sinise) and strangers Big Boy and Kevin Hart to find a relationship exit strategy; but for Kim, breaking up just isn't an option.
Exit Strategy -- James (Jameel Saleem) gets evicted from his apartment and moves in with his girlfriend of three months Kim (Kimelia Weathers) and quickly discovers she's everything he never wanted in a woman. He enlists best friends Carville ("QDeezy" Harris) and Leona (Noelle Balfour), plus high-schooler Scoop (Nick Sinise) and strangers Big Boy and Kevin Hart to find a relationship exit strategy; but for Kim, breaking up just isn't an option.

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Director:
Writers:
Reign Morton (based on the characters created by)
Jameel Saleem (based on the characters created by)
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Can we break up now?
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Evicted from his apartment, James has to move in with his girlfriend of 3 months. He quickly discovers... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Directed by
Michael Whitton 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Rick Fontaine  based on the characters created by
Mustafa Harris  based on the characters created by
Reign Morton  based on the characters created by
Jameel Saleem  based on the characters created by
Jameel Saleem  screenplay
Kimelia Weathers  based on the characters created by

Produced by
Big Boy .... executive producer
Quincy Harris .... producer (as Quincy 'Qdeezy' Harris)
Kellie Maltagliati .... producer
Kalanit Saleem .... associate producer
Tif Saleem .... associate producer
Clemalita Smith .... line producer
Danette Wilson .... assistant producer
 
Original Music by
Simon Stevens  (as Simon A. Stevens)
 
Cinematography by
Joseph Crist (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Michael Whitton 
 
Production Design by
Shalome Pilon 
 
Makeup Department
Myra Penate .... key hair stylist
Myra Penate .... key makeup artist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Stephen Burns .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Lane Cheek .... set dresser
Taylor Moe .... set dresser
Michael Whitton .... graphic design & concepts
 
Sound Department
Victor P. Bouzi .... sound recordist (as Victor Bouzi)
Yahel Dooley .... sound editor
Yahel Dooley .... sound re-recording mixer
Matt Hovland .... adr mixer
Tim Ivancic .... boom operator
John Sanacore .... foley mixer
Alex Ullrich .... foley artist
Michael Whitton .... sound designer
Michael Whitton .... sound editorial
Sharon Williams .... boom operator
 
Visual Effects by
Michael Whitton .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Michael Whitton .... motion tracker (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Stephen Burns .... second assistant camera
Joseph Crist .... camera operator: "a" camera
Sean Daly .... camera operator: "b" camera
Sean Daly .... chief lighting technician
Julian Iannini .... grip
Dane Marquez .... grip
Ben Moen .... digital imaging technician
Ben Moen .... first assistant camera
Zachary Settewongse .... camera mount engineer
Clemalita Smith .... set still photographer
Anthony Stivale .... first assistant camera
Jeff Andrus .... rigging grip (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Julette Sanders .... casting coordinator
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Antonina Flowers .... key set costumer
Julette Sanders .... wardrobe assistant
Danette Wilson .... buyer
 
Editorial Department
Eric Chase .... final digital colorist
Michael Whitton .... digital colorist
Donovan Kosters .... dcp mastering (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Evan Eneman .... music supervisor
Zach Lemmon .... musician: guitar (uncredited)
Barak Shpiez .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Liz Edwards .... script supervisor
B. Lerae Funderburg .... additional production legal service (as Esq. B. Lerae Funderburg)
Joel Goldstein .... senior legal counsel (as Esq. Joel Goldstein)
Ryan Hitch .... production assistant
Kellie Maltagliati .... location manager
Julette Sanders .... key production coordinator
Michael Whitton .... story editor
Kathy Zebrowski-Heller .... production legal services: Working with Filmmakers Legal Clinic at Chapman University School of Law (as Kathy Z. Heller)
Wladyslaw Czerski .... legal department (uncredited)
Devon Pollard .... legal department (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Desiree Finnegan .... the producers wish to thank
Joel Marasigan .... the producers wish to thank
Yasmine Richards .... the producers wish to thank
Robyn Schnieders .... the producers wish to thank
Dan Snow .... the producers wish to thank
 

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6 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
2 thumbs UP!, 21 February 2012
Author: artiesuniversereview from United States

Built wholly from familiar ingredients, assembled with skillfully and charming performances from Jameel Saleem and Kimelia Weathers, Exit Strategy gives formula a good name with ample laughs and sharp performances.

This anecdote centers around James (Jameel Saleem) who gets evicted from his apartment and moves in with his girlfriend of three months Kim (Kimelia Weathers) and quickly discovers she's everything he never wanted in a woman… Sounds familiar with a twist? There's no denying this film's warm humor and big heart as this generational comedy suffers issues of movement and character development although offering film goers a fine, low-calorie screwball feast containing ugly anachronisms courtesy of high-schooler "Scoop" that prove to enhance it's charm at low moments.

Customary cynicism is leavened here by "tender" humor, "dry" romance, and genuine pathos with perfectly light, romantic comedy kept afloat by Michael Whitton's unobtrusive direction and sharp performances from Q Deezy (Carville) and cameo via "it" comedian Kevin Hart.

Rarely does an unrealistically funny comedy connect with audiences but the exploration of gender roles and the limits of relationship with a mixture of sensitivity, raw honesty and wit between the two main characters actually work abetted by the sharp interplay between Big Boy and supporting cast.

While the editing isn't parallel with timing of the comedy which affects it's pace, Exit Strategy is a hilarious, poignant and refreshing look at the rigors of tolerance bearing, with savvy script writing that is ably acted and directed.

I enjoyed and I believe you will also. 2 thumbs UP!

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