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The Time Being -- Struggling young artist Daniel's ambitions have pushed his marriage to the brink. When a reclusive millionaire named Warner purchases one of his pieces, he hopes for additional commissions from a new benefactor. Instead, Warner offers him a series of increasingly bizarre surveillance assignments. As Daniel starts to unravel the secrets behind the requests, he must determine if Warner is out to further his career or ruin his life.


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Writers (WGA):
Nenad Cicin-Sain (written by) &
Richard N. Gladstein (written by)
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Release Date:
26 July 2013 (USA) See more »
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Directed by
Nenad Cicin-Sain 
Writing credits
Nenad Cicin-Sain (written by) &
Richard N. Gladstein (written by)

Produced by
Kevin Fitzmaurice Comer .... co-producer
Melanie Donkers .... associate producer
Richard N. Gladstein .... producer
Ivan Shaw .... associate producer
Original Music by
Jan A.P. Kaczmarek 
Cinematography by
Mihai Malaimare Jr. 
Film Editing by
Haines Hall 
Evan Schiff 
Casting by
Kerry Barden 
Rich Delia 
Paul Schnee 
Production Design by
Aaron Osborne 
Art Direction by
Erin Cochran 
Elena Cozlovschi 
Costume Design by
Van Broughton Ramsey 
Makeup Department
Alyson Granaderos .... key makeup artist
Tamami Ito .... key hair stylist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Chris Apodaca .... additional second second assistant director
Ariana Malik .... second assistant director
Jared Scott Mercier .... second second assistant director
Ian J. Putnam .... first assistant director
Art Department
Bonnie Betancourt .... property master (as Bonnie Temple)
John Betancourt .... assistant property master
Jonathan Bobbitt .... leadman
Julian Brown .... on-set dresser
Jeff Clark .... set painter
Steven DeSantis .... construction coordinator
Sam Howden .... set dresser
Haley Keim .... graphic designer
Ipek Kemahlioglu .... co-set decorator
Daniel Lawson .... set dresser
Tuyet van thi Mach .... model maker
Kevin Mahoney .... paint supervisor
Greg Siff .... painter
Jeff Tartaglini .... general foreman
J.J. Wickham .... set designer
Sound Department
Wade Barnett .... adr mixer
Javier Bennassar .... supervising sound editor
Greg Bradley .... boom operator
Jo Caron .... foley recordist
Chris David .... sound re-recording mixer
Jesse Ehredt .... sound recordist
Guy Francoeur .... foley artist
Marie-Christine Hébert .... foley assistant
John LaRosa .... sound mixer
Tim Limer .... sound recordist
Visual Effects by
Kevin Tod Haug .... visual effects designer
Aaron Peak .... colorist: Hollywood-DI
Stefan Rachev .... visual effects artist
Neil W. Smith .... digital intermediate supervisor: Hollywood DI
Petko Zhivkov .... digital artist
Camera and Electrical Department
Eric Blum .... gaffer
Max Blum .... electrician
Kelsey Castellitto .... second assistant camera (as Kelsey Risdon)
Melissa Fisher .... assistant camera
Frank Anthony Garbutt .... grip
Kiel Greenfield .... key grip
Brent Johnson .... b camera second assistant
Levi Kaminkowitz .... best boy electric
Kyle Kolding .... electrician
Cedric Martin .... steadicam operator
Joseph Matarrese .... best boy grip
Emilio Mejia .... camera intern
Johnny Ortiz .... camera intern
Erica Parise .... still photographer
Vincent Patin .... assistant camera
Chad Pelsang .... grip
Ian S. Takahashi .... b camera operator
Ian S. Takahashi .... cinematographer: second unit
June Zandona .... first assistant camera
Casting Department
Adam Richards .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Betsey Potter .... costume supervisor
Editorial Department
Alex Oppenheimer .... assistant editor
Aaron Peak .... on-line editor
Jeff Cummings .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Music Department
Natali Drosou .... music coordinator
Natali Drosou .... orchestrator
Sheri Ozeki .... music editor
Transportation Department
Jared Robbins .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Mario Aguja .... script supervisor
Darrick Chan .... production assistant
Kristi Frankenheimer .... location manager
Clara Kim .... production assistant
Matt Labinski .... production assistant
Heather MacLean .... location scout
Heather MacLean .... location scout: San Francisco
Sam Messe .... production assistant
Kami Norton .... assistant production coordinator
Frances Reyes-Bolinger .... production coordinator (SF )
Kate C. Ritter .... production intern
Brandon Smith .... production assistant
Andrew Sorgie .... key set production assistant
John Veron .... production assistant

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Additional Details

USA:85 min

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Warner Dax:I don't have any choice. I'm gonna die alone. I'm perfectly willing to pay this price.See more »


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16 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
An artfully shot film exploring the psyche of a painter balancing family and art, 14 September 2012
Author: mandikat2000 ( from United States

The Time Being is a meditation and a gentle character study. The director manages to capture a mood without too much dialogue. Frank Langella is as usual masterful in the role of a dying man who commissions a down-on-his-luck painter (Wes Bentley), sending him on strange assignments filming sunrises, sunsets and children playing in a playground. The mystery eventually reveals itself leading the painter to seek balance between his family life and his art. The visuals and production design are stunning as are the transitions of swirling paint in water. I saw this film at the Toronto Film Festival and the audience response was very positive. This is an art-house film that won't disappoint.

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