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Apartment 143 -- A team of parapsychologists try to figure out a strange phenomena occurring in an apartment building.


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  (in credits order)
Francesc Garrido ... Heseltine

Fiona Glascott ... Ellen Keegan

Rick Gonzalez ... Paul Ortega

Kai Lennox ... Alan White

Gia Mantegna ... Caitlin White

Michael O'Keefe ... Dr. Helzer
Damian Roman ... Benny White
Laura Martuscelli ... Cynthia
Fermí Reixach ... Lamson
Souleymane Diop ... Concierge
Alex van Kuyk ... Man in the Subway
Marcel Barrena ... Paramedic 1
Vincent Damman ... Paramedic 2
Yatma Sall ... Paramedic 3
Susana García Díez ... Pedestrian 1
Natalia Regás ... Pedestrian 2

Óscar Durán ... Photographer
Núria Valls ... Benny's Teacher
Mireia Dalmau Quera ... Teenager 1
Laura Creus Xifra ... Teenager 2

Directed by
Carles Torrens 
Writing credits
Rodrigo Cortés (written by)

Produced by
Mikel Ayesta .... line producer (as Mikel Ayesta Otano)
Rodrigo Cortés .... producer
Susana García Díez .... associate producer
Adrián Guerra .... producer
Maite Lucas .... associate producer
Miguel Nadal .... associate producer
Víctor Reyes .... associate producer
Núria Valls .... delegate producer
Grégoire Melin .... producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Víctor Reyes 
Cinematography by
Óscar Durán 
Film Editing by
Rodrigo Cortés 
Pepe Tito  (as José Tito)
Casting by
Nicole Daniels 
Courtney Sheinin  (as Courtney Bright)
Production Design by
María de la Cámara 
Gabriel Paré 
Costume Design by
Fran Cruz 
Makeup Department
Mónica Alarcón .... key hair stylist (as Mónica Alarcón Virgili)
Mónica Alarcón .... key makeup artist (as Mónica Alarcón Virgili)
Mónica Alarcón .... special makeup effects artist (as Mónica Alarcón Virgili)
Lola Cañas .... assistant hair stylist
Lola Cañas .... assistant makeup artist
Production Management
David Cárceles .... production manager
Víctor Martí .... post-production supervisor
Josep Pi .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Rodrigo Cortés .... second unit director
Anna González .... second assistant director (as Anna González Pascual)
Jorge Lareau .... assistant director
Xesca Ribas .... assistant director (as Xesca Ribas Pizá)
Javier Rodríguez .... first assistant director
Art Department
Gaby García .... prop buyer
Enric Masgrau .... art design assistant
Mateu Pasqual .... art design assistant
Sound Department
Manuel Carrión .... foley artist
Alayn Crespo .... boom operator
Jaime Fernández Salcedo .... dialogue editor: Filmigranas
Urko Garai .... sound mixer
José A. Manovel .... sound re-recording mixer: Factoría de Ruidos (as Jose A. Manovel)
James Muñoz .... sound designer
David Rodríguez .... foley mixer (uncredited)
Francisco Elías Toro Ramírez .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Kike Blanco .... special effects
Fernando Ruiz de Mendarozqueta .... special effects assistant
Visual Effects by
Dani Fornaguera .... visual effects artist
Àlex Villagrasa .... visual effects supervisor
Nicolas Zarza .... visual effects artist (as Nicolás Zarza)
Raúl Cañadas .... stunts: Kai Lennox
Raúl Gómez .... assistant stunt coordinator
Antonio Higueruelo .... stunt coordinator (as Toni Higueruelo)
Camera and Electrical Department
Thais Batlle .... additional assistant camera (as Thaïs Batlle)
Ricard Durany .... additional electrician (as Ricard Durany Llorens)
Juan Ramón Figueiras .... additional electrician (as Juan R. Figueiras Grobas)
Gonykikon .... electrician
Froilán Lugilde .... gaffer (as Froilán Lugilde Fernández)
Isaac Martínez .... additional electrician
Natalia Regás .... second assistant camera
Iván Rodríguez .... electrician
Xavi Ruiz Sánchez .... camera operator: making-of
Xavi Ruiz .... additional electrician
Guillem Subirats .... first assistant camera
Job Vermeulen Font .... still photographer
Casting Department
Sandra Sánchez .... extras casting (as Sandra Sánchez Vicente)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Mónica Ballesta .... costume buyer: dailies
Nuria Pascual-Andujar .... assistant costume designer
Editorial Department
Alberto Bernad .... assistant editor
Quique Cañadas .... digital intermediate colorist
Ramón Martos Calvo .... laboratory manager
Victor Martos .... color timer
Nacho Melero .... digital intermediate supervisor
Nacho Melero .... film output
Manolo Millán .... color grader
Laura Sánchez .... digital intermediate coordinator
Music Department
Juan Jose Aranda .... mixing engineer (as Juan José Aranda)
Javier Coble .... musician: dilruba
Rodrigo Cortés .... music editor (as Gonzalo Giráldez)
Rodrigo Cortés .... music producer
Víctor Reyes .... keyboards
Víctor Reyes .... music producer
Víctor Reyes .... orchestrator
Other crew
Marel Camarena .... production coordinator
Carlos Dengra .... location manager: Insitu Locations
Antonio Frutos .... making-of director and editor
Ferran Herranz .... distribution coordinator
Inés Massa .... production assistant
Berta Monge .... production trainee
Albert Perales .... production assistant
Dovile Poskonyté .... production accountant
Carlos Pérez .... financial controller
Daniel Pérez .... production accountant
Cristine Teeny Stillings .... production assistant
Carlos Vila Pérez .... animal trainer
Anna Vilà .... script supervisor (as Anna Vilà Parera)
Adam M. Stone .... product placement coordinator (uncredited)
Cat Stone .... product placement coordinator (uncredited)
Blake Heiss .... special thanks
Lucien Knotter .... thanks
Brian Yuzna .... thanks

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Emergo" - Spain (original title)
"Apartment: 143" - Japan (English title) (imdb display title)
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Rated R for language and some terror
80 min
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16 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
A lot of fun while you're watching it but it doesn't stay with you at all., 13 September 2012
Author: Hellmant from United States

'APARTMENT 143': Three Stars (Out of Five)

Another 'Found Footage' haunting movie. This one focuses on a family that recently lost their wife/mother who's haunted by the unknown, at their apartment and the house they lived at prior, and the team of parapsychologists tasked to investigate. It was written by Rodrigo Cortes (who also directed the claustrophobic thriller 'BURIED') and directed by rookie feature film director Carles Torrens. It's a Spanish film originally titled 'Emergo' but it's spoken all in English with American actors (including Michael O'Keefe of 'CADDYSHACK' fame). There's definitely nothing new or original to the story but the scares are effective and well done.

The story revolves around Alan White (Kai Lennox) and his daughter Caitlin (Gia Mantegna) and son Benny (Damian Roman) who recently moved in to apartment #143 of an apartment building after experiencing strange things at their old home. The unusual disturbances continue to haunt them at their new home and Alan asks a team of three parapsychologists, lead by Dr. Helzer (O'Keefe), to investigate what's going on. We soon learn that Alan lost his wife in a car accident and his daughter blames him for it. Helzer and his team constantly witness the drama between the two as well as weird occurrences they were told about. They're able to catch it all on video (of course) as the investigation becomes more and more bizarre.

Like I said there's absolutely nothing unique about this film but it is entertaining if you like spooky films full of shocks. The only problem is you'll soon forget everything as there's nothing memorable to the film. That's the thing about movies like this; they're a lot of fun while you're watching them but don't stay with you at all (I'm sure a year from now I'll barely remember this film). Still it's better made and more effective than something like 'PARANORMAL ACTIVITY'. Scary movie fans looking for a few scares could do a lot worse.

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