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Small, Beautifully Moving Parts -- Tech-geek Sarah Sparks hits the road to deal with the source of her anxiety: her estranged mother, who's now living off the grid.


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Annie Howell (co-director)
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  (in credits order)

Anna Margaret Hollyman ... Sarah Sparks
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Josephine Clausen ... Interview Subject: New York
Corey Deckler ... Interview Subject: New York / New York Party Guest
Wendy Finster ... Mother
Nisha Ganatra ... Mother
Christopher Heltai ... Interview Subject: Los Angeles
Rich Hoag ... Henrique
Richard Hoag ... Henry

André Holland ... Leon (as Andre Holland)
Coleman Hough ... Mother
Timothy McCracken ... George
Lily Nguyen ... Mother

Mary Beth Peil ... Marjorie

Jane Pickett ... Mother

Sarah Rafferty ... Emily
Marc Riou ... New York Party Guest
Jan Sandwich ... Guru

Susan Kelechi Watson ... Towie

Directed by
Annie Howell (co-director)
Lisa Robinson (co-director)
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Annie Howell 
Lisa Robinson 

Produced by
Allison Black .... associate producer
Paul Chudy .... associate producer
Jen Dougherty .... producer
Nadya Fenton .... associate producer
John Gridley .... associate producer
Annie Howell .... producer
Jennifer Lee .... co-producer
Yael Melamede .... executive producer
Cindy Pound .... associate producer
Stone Roach .... associate producer
Lisa Robinson .... producer
Original Music by
Xander Duell 
Cinematography by
Charles Swanson 
Film Editing by
Jennifer Lee 
Sound Department
Mike Gray .... sound
Houston Snyder .... dialogue editor
Houston Snyder .... sound effects editor
Ian Stynes .... sound designer
Ian Stynes .... sound re-recording mixer
Ian Stynes .... supervising sound editor
Geoff Vincent .... foley artist
Camera and Electrical Department
Colten Currey .... assistant camera
Ryan Ovadia .... first assistant camera
Marc Riou .... assistant camera
Tyson Smith .... additional first assistant camera
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Amela Baksic .... wardrobe consultant: Sarah Sparks
Editorial Department
Maya Mumma .... assistant editor
Philip Thangsombat .... assistant editor
Music Department
Cindy Yoon .... music supervisor
Other crew
Jesse Bonnell .... production assistant
Corey Deckler .... production assistant
Allie Levin .... marketing intern
Jenny Lovin .... production accountant
Haven Simsar .... production assistant
Anthony Aria .... the producers would like to thank
Bridget Bedard .... the producers would like to thank
Judith Beylerian .... the producers would like to thank
Sherry Blankenship .... the producers would like to thank
Ilya Chaiken .... the producers would like to thank
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Romy Reicker .... the producers would like to thank
Amy Segal .... the producers would like to thank
Bella Shing .... the producers would like to thank
Deanna Wolff .... the producers would like to thank
Susan Zeig .... the producers would like to thank

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a real gem, 22 May 2012
Author: ijfrank59

The movie was so modestly done and yet able to explore large themes in an incredibly sensitive and honest way. It was understated and convincing, rare in many American movies that hit you over the head. The beautiful details and shots conveyed the full emotional range of even the minor characters. At the same time the viewer was left wondering how the various events would unfold, enjoying the vagaries of this journey of exploration. The actors were similarly extremely natural, believable and moving in their emotions. Funny, moving, engaging and inspiring, this movie blends together the best of finely-honed craft and documentary flexibility. A real gem!

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