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The Brass Teapot -- When a couple discovers that a brass teapot makes them money whenever they hurt themselves, they must come to terms with how far they are willing to go


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Writers (WGA):
Tim Macy (screenplay)
Ramaa Mosley (story) ...
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Release Date:
15 April 2013 (USA) See more »
No Pain. No Gain.
When a couple discovers that a brass teapot makes them money whenever they hurt themselves, they must come to terms with how far they are willing to go. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Started out alright, but then the steam went out of the kettle... See more (33 total) »


  (in credits order)

Juno Temple ... Alice

Michael Angarano ... John

Alexis Bledel ... Payton

Billy Magnussen ... Arnie

Alia Shawkat ... Louise

Bobby Moynihan ... Chuck

Steve Park ... Dr. Ling (as Stephen Park)

Ben Rappaport ... Ricky

Lucy Walters ... Mary

Jack McBrayer ... Joe

Debra Monk ... Trudy
Michael Delaney ... Mr. Tutor

Tara Copeland ... Mrs. Tutor

Thomas Middleditch ... Gilad
Bob McClure ... Yoel (as Robert Michael McClure)
Rebecca Darke ... Mollia
Ian Scott McGregor ... Interviewer

Travis Myers ... Bartender

Matt Walsh ... Antique Dealer

Danielle Kotch ... Eight Year Old
M.K. Walsh ... Female Reporter (as Mary Kate Walsh)

Claudia Mason ... Donna

Cristin Milioti ... Brandi
Roland J. Walton ... BMW Dealer
Christopher Maggi ... Antiques Roadshow Attendee 1
Matthew Backer ... Antiques Roadshow Attendee 2
Yuen Byun ... Waxer
Adam Files ... Mr. Tutor's Lover

Kirk Roos ... Highway Patrolman
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Karis Bongiorno ... Son (uncredited)

Marley Ficalora ... Skateboarder (uncredited)

Christopher Jon Gombos ... Cowboy (uncredited)

William Todd Levinson ... Reception Attendee (uncredited)

Harry L. Seddon ... Antique Collector (uncredited)

Directed by
Ramaa Mosley 
Writing credits
Tim Macy (screenplay)

Ramaa Mosley (story) &
Tim Macy (story)

Produced by
Michael Corso .... executive producer
P. Jennifer Dana .... executive producer
Taylor Ferguson .... associate producer
Ryan Folsey .... associate producer
Darren Goldberg .... producer
James Graves .... producer
Anthony Gudas .... executive producer
Noah C. Haeussner .... associate producer
Lanre Idewu .... executive producer
Don H. Julien .... associate producer
Louise Lovegrove .... line producer
Ramaa Mosley .... producer
Diane Nabatoff .... executive producer
Elad Offer .... associate producer
Michael Raimondi .... associate producer
Erik Rommesmo .... executive producer
Kirk Roos .... producer
Jeff Schlossman .... executive producer
Natalie Simpkins .... producer
Cynthia P. Stafford .... executive producer
Erin Tauscher .... associate producer
Joshua Thurston .... associate producer
Original Music by
Andrew Hewitt 
Cinematography by
Piotr Simonitski 
Film Editing by
Ryan Folsey 
Casting by
Jodi Angstreich 
Maribeth Fox 
Laura Rosenthal 
Production Design by
Elizabeth J. Jones 
Art Direction by
Brian Goodwin 
Set Decoration by
Heather Thomas 
Costume Design by
Malgosia Turzanska 
Makeup Department
Mia Bauman .... assistant makeup artist
Gabi Cretan .... co-key makeup artist
Cretan Gabriela .... co-key makeup artist
Sarah Hindsgaul .... hair stylist
Satoko Ichinose .... hair department head
Maia Kern .... hair stylist
Regan Livingstone .... key make-up artist: second unit
Arielle Toelke .... makeup department head
Elena Tudor .... co-key hair stylist
Gillian Whitlock .... makeup deptartment head: LA unit
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Nicholas R. Bell .... second assistant director
Don H. Julien .... assistant director
Art Department
Weston Auburn .... art coordinator
Yeun Byun .... prop graphics
Raquel Cedar .... art department coordinator
Stefon Dejon .... art graphics
Alan Dickson .... assistant property master
Ray Dillon .... comic artist
Nikolai Drjuchin .... prop designer
Patrick Eaton .... leadman
Ellen Johansing .... property master
D.J. Theriot .... set dresser
Sound Department
Gillian Arthur .... boom operator
Andrea Chang .... sound effects editor
Cary Clark .... technical support
Tomasz Dukszta .... foley mixer: additional foley artist
Mike Guarino .... production sound mixer
Jeffrey Hubbard .... sound effects editor
Stanley Kastner .... sound re-recording mixer
Russell Knight .... foley editor
Maciek Krakówka .... sound effects editor
Maciek Malish .... supervising foley editor
Mark L. Mangino .... supervising adr editor
Mark L. Mangino .... supervising sound editor
Ben Olson .... sound recordist
Jeffrey A. Pitts .... sound designer
Tom Ryan .... adr mixer
Roman Turtev .... sound engineer assistant
Justin W. Walker .... dialogue editor
Nicholas Williams .... boom operator
Milos Zivkovic .... adr recordist
Milos Zivkovic .... sound re-recording mixer
Special Effects by
Mannix Rickenbacher .... graphic designer
Visual Effects by
Michael Angelo .... flame artist
Michael Angelo .... visual effects artist
Logan Aries .... visual effects producer
David J. Blumenfeld .... cg supervisor
Spencer Hecox .... senior visual effects artist
Myles Huck .... visual effects artist
Todd Iorio .... color grading supervisor
Todd Iorio .... visual effects supervisor
Patrick Keenan .... visual effects artist
Ben Looram .... visual effects artist
Elad Offer .... visual effects supervisor
Amir Qureshi .... visual effects artist
Lyra Rider .... visual effects coordinator
Seth Silberfein .... visual effects artist
Jay Carrado .... stunt double (as Jay Lee Carrado)
Roy Farfel .... stunt driver
Christopher Jon Gombos .... stunts
Mihai Ionita .... stunts
Declan Mulvey .... assistant stunt coordinator
Kevin Rogers .... stunt double: Michael Angarano
Manny Siverio .... stunt coordinator
Nicolae Stoica .... stunts
Patrick M. Walsh .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Rebecca Arndt .... first camera/ac
Jeffrey Steven Brink .... video assist playback
Glen L. Chin .... first assistant camera: second unit
A.J. Desimone .... grip intern
Patrick Doherty .... grip
Shane Duckworth .... second unit: director of photography
Sam Ellison .... additional first assistant camera
Tracy Estes .... gaffer: second unit
Sean Feehan .... electrician
Nicola Guarneri .... gaffer
Erin Henning .... first assistant camera
David Isern .... camera operator
David Isern .... steadicam operator
Bruce Jones .... best boy electric
David Kruta .... digital imaging technician
Peter Milmoe .... grip
Jason Montague .... electrician
Chris Mosson .... first assistant camera: second unit
Jonathan O'Sullivan .... electric intern (as Jon O'Sullivan)
Raina Oberlin .... third electric
Zach Rubin .... b camera: second assistant
Jill Sager .... second assistant camera: a camera
G.T. Womack .... first assistant camera
Animation Department
Ray Dillon .... illustration & motion graphics artist: opening animation
Casting Department
Patricia Gallio .... extras casting coordinator
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Rachaell Dama .... wardrobe assistant
Lauren Glasgow .... costume assistant
Lisa Hennessy .... wardrobe supervisor
Arefeh Mansouri .... costumes
Jennifer Louise Tillery .... assistant costume designer
Editorial Department
Logan Aries .... digital intermediate producer
Amanda Elliott .... digital intermediate finishing artist
Amanda Elliott .... on-line editor
Noah C. Haeussner .... post-production supervisor
Zachary Kashkett .... post-production assistant
Mackenzie Luzzi .... post-production coordinator
John-Michael Powell .... additional editor
Carolyn Woods .... digital intermediate colorist
Eric R. Brodeur .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Kent Pritchett .... colorist (uncredited)
Music Department
The Composers Ensemble .... musicians: orchestra
Andrew Hewitt .... conductor
Andrew Hewitt .... orchestrator
Lindsay Jones .... composer: additional music
Patrick Jonsson .... assistant to composer
Jon Mooney .... music editor
Nick Taylor .... score recording engineer & mixer
Milos Zivkovic .... music editor
Other crew
Alex Allgood .... voice over
Joel Blanco .... production accountant
Mike Caravella .... unit production assistant
Heather Casto .... catering services
Nicole Compas .... production counsel
Rashi DeStefano .... production coordinator
Leigh Dillon .... dialect coach: Juno Temple
Leigh Dillon .... dialect coach: Stephen Park
Jonathan Gray .... production counsel
Karl Hartman .... assistant production coordinator
Ross Louis Klein .... production assistant
Kyle Leatherberry .... adr voice artist
Cornelia Livingston .... production assistant
Irina-Andreea Malcea .... production coordinator: Romanian unit
Michael T. Mergen .... office production assistant
Mamie Mitchell .... script supervisor
Alyssa Plackitt .... assistant post-production accountant
Brianna Reitter .... stand-in
Gary E Schreiber .... tax accountant
Barbara Sebring-Forman .... location scout
Tom Sexton .... location manager
Ian M. Stratford .... financial counsel
Samantha Treiber .... production assistant
Jeffrey M. Weber .... key set production assistant
Pattie Wood .... post-production accountant
Shane Young .... production assistant
Midas Von Haeussner .... special thanks

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Rated R for violence, some sexual content, language and drug use
101 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »

Did You Know?

Ramaa Mosley first learned about Tim Macy after typing "best Short Story" on google. The two later met online and decided to make the short story that was to be "The Brass Teapot" into a comic book before adapting it to film.See more »
Continuity: When John and Alice are in the library, Alice rips a page out of the "Magical Objects and Potions" book while John is distracted. He then begins to read about some dangers of the teapot on the lower right edge of the right-side page. Turning the page he cannot keep reading because the next page had been removed. In reality, the continuation would have been on the upper-left back side of the page he turned, which was clearly full of text.See more »
Ricky:So, what sort of dog do you two have? I heard him howling last night, sounds like a big fellow.
John:Oh, we don't have a dog. That was just some really violent sex.
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Movie Connections:
Version of The Brass Teapot (2007)See more »
Shoot It UpSee more »


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7 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Started out alright, but then the steam went out of the kettle..., 17 April 2014
Author: Paul Magne Haakonsen from Denmark

"The Brass Teapot" started out as quite alright and lasted so up until just after the mid-point or there about, then the steam started to escape out of the kettle (if you get the pun), and it drastically went down in speed and lost appeal fast.

The story is about a struggling young couple who happen to come across a magical brass teapot that has the ability to conjure forth money whenever there is pain and misery in its vicinity. And while every seems to be grand and wonderful with all the money in the world at hand, the curse that the teapot bears soon starts to take a toll on the couple.

I will say that the storyline was good and it had some very interesting moments and aspects. And there were also moments throughout the movie that were great and funny. But it just started to become a dragged out pain to sit through the movie somewhere after the mid-point.

Acting-wise, then "The Brass Teapot" does have some good actors and actresses to the cast list. And it is good to see talents that are in the movie for the talents and not just because they are glamorous and famous.

"The Brass Teapot" had potential, but it just wasn't fully put to use. While I enjoyed the first part of the movie, I ended up with my phone in my hand a couple of times throughout the last part. And as such, because the movie failed to keep my attention, then I am rating "The Brass Teapot" a mere mediocre 5 out of 10 stars.

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