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American Mary -- Disillusioned with her chosen profession and perpetually broke, medical student Mary Mason finds herself drawn into a shady world of underground surgery and body modification
American Mary -- A medical student who becomes increasingly broke and disenchanted with her field is lured by the promise of easy money into the world of underground surgeries.

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Directors:
Writers:
Jen Soska (written by) &
Sylvia Soska (written by)
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Release Date:
11 January 2013 (UK) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Appearances Are Everything See more »
Plot:
The allure of easy money sends Mary Mason, a medical student, into the world of underground surgeries which ends up leaving more marks on her than her so called "freakish" clients. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
16 wins & 7 nominations See more »
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(580 articles)
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The female of the species is deadlier than the male... See more (102 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Katharine Isabelle ... Mary Mason

Antonio Cupo ... Billy Barker

Tristan Risk ... Beatress Johnson
David Lovgren ... Dr. Grant

Paula Lindberg ... Ruby Realgirl

Clay St. Thomas ... Dr. Walsh (as Clay St Thomas)

John Emmet Tracy ... Detective Dolor

Twan Holliday ... Lance Delgreggo

Nelson Wong ... Dr. Black

Sylvia Soska ... Twin #1

Jen Soska ... Twin #2

Paul Anthony ... Rat
Sean Amsing ... Security Guard

Travis Watters ... Mr. Realgirl
Marius Soska ... Dr. Janusz
Natasha Forry ... Lola

Russ Foxx ... Penis Guy
Rikki Gagne ... Young Blonde
Amus Osaurus ... Dru (as Amy Sovick)
Garrett Girad ... Henrik (as Garett Girard)

Julia Maxwell ... Tessa
Sophie McMullin ... Dancer

Anne Openshaw ... Mother

Connor Stanhope ... Child #1

Sierra Pitkin ... Child #2

Brenda Anderson ... Nana (voice)
Agnes Soska ... Female Officer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
John Parlett ... Pervert Bar Patron (uncredited)

Directed by
Jen Soska 
Sylvia Soska 
 
Writing credits
Jen Soska (written by) &
Sylvia Soska (written by)

Produced by
John A. Curtis .... producer (as John Curtis)
Kathryn Griffiths .... executive producer
Tom Raycove .... executive producer
C. Scrivano .... associate producer
Agnes Soska .... co-executive producer
Jen Soska .... co-producer (as Jen)
Marius Soska .... co-executive producer (as Marius)
Sylvia Soska .... co-producer
Angel Towle .... executive producer (as Angela Towle)
Riaz Tyab .... executive producer
Evan Tylor .... producer
Robyn Wiener .... co-producer
Robyn Wiener .... line producer
 
Original Music by
Peter Allen 
 
Cinematography by
Brian Pearson 
 
Film Editing by
Bruce MacKinnon 
 
Casting by
Ann Forry 
 
Production Design by
Tony Devenyi 
 
Art Direction by
Courtney Stockstad 
 
Set Decoration by
Alyssa King 
 
Costume Design by
Jayne Mabbott 
 
Makeup Department
Jon Berezan .... lab technician: MastersFX
Jeny Cassady .... special effects makeup coordinator: MastersFX
Tim Chappell .... key hair stylist (as Timothy James Chappell)
Chris Clarke .... lab technician: MastersFX
Stefania De Benedetto .... makeup trainee
Chris Devitt .... sculptor: MastersFX
Andrea Dulmage .... special makeup effects unit assistant: MastersFX
Céline Godeau .... key prosthetic makeup artist: MastersFX
Jennifer Latour .... makeup effects: prosthetics, MastersFX
Amber Makar .... key makeup artist
Raj Mariathason .... lab technician: MastersFX (as Raj Mariathasan)
Todd Masters .... makeup effects designer: MastersFX
Yukiyo Okajima .... lab technician: MastersFX
Yukiyo Okajima .... sculptor: MastersFX
Erin Peters .... lab technician: MastersFX
Erin Peters .... sculptor: MastersFX
Sarah Pickersgill .... sculptor: MastersFX
Owen Pierson .... key hair stylist
Werner Pretorius .... sculptor: MastersFX
Werner Pretorius .... shop supervisor: MastersFX
Brad Proctor .... foam technician: MastersFX
Lori Sandnes .... makeup effects: prosthetics, MastersFX
Niki Simpson .... first assistant hair stylist (as Nikki Simpson)
Niki Simpson .... first assistant makeup artist (as Nikki Simpson)
Bronwyne Sloley .... lab technician: MastersFX (as Browyne Sloley)
Amelia Smart .... makeup effects: prosthetics, MastersFX
Jason Ward .... makeup effects: prosthetics, MastersFX
 
Production Management
Tom Raycove .... post-production supervisor
Robyn Wiener .... production manager
John Wittmayer .... unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michael Bishop .... third assistant director
Sara Irvine-Erickson .... second assistant director (as Sara Irvine)
Brad Jubenville .... first assistant director (as Bradley Jubenvill)
Dominik Walaszczyk .... third assistant director
 
Art Department
Tank Standing Buffalo .... paint foreman
Matt Drake .... art department intern
Matt Drake .... on-set dresser
Janessa Hitsman .... assistant set decorator (as Janesa Hitsman)
Sean Kirkby .... on-set dresser
Jessica Lionheart .... art department intern (as Jessica Lion Hart)
Tom Malenica .... art department intern
Carla Miranda .... lead set dresser
'Ravenous' Randy Myers .... painter (as Ravenous Randy Meyers)
Jim Pate .... props buyer
Sophy Romvari .... art department intern
Brad Shemko .... prop master
Thomas Ward .... art department intern
 
Sound Department
Scott Aitken .... production sound mixer
Amanpreet Singh Brar .... dialogue editor
John A. Curtis .... post sound supervisor (as J.A Curtis)
Shelby Denison .... dialogue editor (as Shelby Dennison)
Shelby Denison .... foley (as Shelby Dennison)
Shelby Denison .... sound effects: cut effects (as Shelby Dennison)
Chris Hockin .... recordist: ambience
Chris Hockin .... sound effects designer: gore effects
Darryl Marko .... boom operator
Aaron Olson .... adr editing
Aaron Olson .... lead dialogue editor
Devon Quelch .... dialogue editor
Devon Quelch .... sound effects: cut effects
Jarret Read .... sound assistant
Kris Siegers .... adr supervisor
Kris Siegers .... audio post supervisor
Kris Siegers .... sound effects designer
Kris Siegers .... sound re-recording mixer
Julia Wu .... dialogue editor
Julia Wu .... foley
 
Visual Effects by
Geoff Anderson .... visual effects compositor
Luiza Cipolotti Gurgel .... quality control
Tom Raycove .... computer graphics
Tom Raycove .... playback
Tom Raycove .... visual effects consultant: on-set, Aexcea s3D
Tom Raycove .... visual effects supervisor
 
Stunts
Fraser Corbett .... stunt double: Dr. Walsh
Russ Foxx .... stunt double: Dr. Grant #2
Rob Hayter .... stunt coordinator
Jason Ward .... stunt double: Dr. Grant #1
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Joe Aleck .... dolly grip (as Joey Aleck)
Yves Bernadet .... lamp operator
Richard Boisvert .... best boy electric
Reid Cohoon .... key grip
Marco Correia .... best boy grip
David Crone .... additional camera operator
Rob Crone .... first assistant camera: "a" camera (as Robert Crone)
Nick Curtis .... still photographer
Tony Dean .... data manager (as Tony James Dean)
Tom Decker .... lamp operator
John Dekker .... gaffer
Nicholas Dent .... dolly grip: "b" camera
Glen A. Dickson .... additional camera operator (as Glen Dickson)
Stephan DuVal .... second assistant camera: "b" camera (as Stephen Duval)
Ryan Fehr .... dolly grip
Chad Ferguson .... dolly grip
Duncan Hogg .... lamp operator
Cliff Hokanson .... Steadicam operator
Cliff Hokanson .... camera operator
Bruce Hudson .... generator operator
Randy A. Jablonka .... lamp operator (as Randy Jablonka)
Ellias Katelouzos .... lamp operator
Jared Krenz .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Joseph Lederer .... still photographer
Robin Lindala .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Rod Matheson .... camera: behind the scenes
Chris Moone .... first assistant camera: "a" camera (as Christopher Moone)
Shane Nasmith .... grip
Dale Naudi .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Milton Ng .... grip (as Milton MG)
Dawson Oatt .... grip
Colin Robson .... grip (as Colin Roson)
Ali Salamati .... best boy electric
Joshua Santos .... grip
Jeff Sayle .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Andrew Towson .... gaffer
Julien Trauman .... camera trainee
Jesse Vance .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Knesha Yu .... lamp operator
Jesse Vance .... first assistant camera: "a" camera (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jennifer Heinen .... costumes intern
Mital Shamji .... assistant wardrobe designer (as Mital Gorman)
Sarah Steeves .... on-set costumer
 
Editorial Department
Anna Farrant .... post-production assistant
Hannah Lenahan .... post-production coordinator
Bruce MacKinnon .... color timer (as Bruce Mackinnon)
Richard Neufeld .... assistant editor
Matthew Bruce Gibbs .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Luiza Cipolotti Gurgel .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Pascal Kammer .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Donovan Kosters .... dcp mastering (uncredited)
Scott A. White .... trailer/teaser editor (uncredited)
 
Location Management
Sebastien Dryland .... location production assistant
Jose Miguel Hiriart .... location production assistant (as José Hiriart)
Dayna Mahannah .... location production assistant
Marnie Mahannah .... location production assistant
Alexandre Marinho .... location production assistant
Taylor Milne .... location production assistant
Becca Plucer .... location production assistant (as Rebecca Plucer)
Jay Pretula .... key location production assistant
Himmat Sarkaria .... location production assistant
Chris Shearman .... assistant location manager
Laura May Taylor .... location production assistant
Zoë White .... location production assistant
John Wittmayer .... location manager
Sean Gibson Young .... location production assistant (as Sean Young)
 
Music Department
Peter Allen .... music supervisor
Peter Allen .... musician: piano soloist
Alex Cheung .... musician: cello soloist
John Littlejohn .... musician: violin soloist
 
Transportation Department
Rob Campbell .... driver
Jamie Cross .... driver
Rob Glen .... transport coordinator
Ersilio Iacuitto .... driver
Brian Keddy .... driver (as B. Keddy)
Derek Keillor .... driver
Ross Martin .... transport captain
Lorraine Stomperud .... driver
 
Other crew
Trevor Boughey .... security (as Trevor Boughry)
Doran Chandler .... legal counsel: Roberts & Stahl
Michael Craig .... security
Neil Croker .... security (as Neil M. Croker)
J. Curtis .... medical consultant
Leo Desjarlais .... security
Kent Fabian .... production coordinator
Lara Fox .... script supervisor
Russ Foxx .... consultant: flesh artist
Kathryn Griffiths .... publicist
Sean Hanlin .... security coordinator
Rick Harasyn .... security (as Richard Harasyn)
Cara Hrdlitschka .... stand-in: female (as Cara Lee Hrdlitscha)
Hannah Lenahan .... executive assistant
Stephen Richard Lofstrom .... stand-in: male (as Stephen Lofstrom)
Brett McDermid .... assistant production coordinator (as Brett Mcdermid)
Annie Murphy .... first aid
Annie Murphy .... technician: craft service
Karen Nadon .... production accountant
Allan Plante .... security
Tom Raycove .... title design
Hauns Rutherford .... security
C. Scrivano .... controller
Jennifer Strelive .... accounting assistant
Ryan Tanner .... production consultant
Larry Woodhouse .... security (as Larry M. Woodhouse)
Chad Mathis .... legal services (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Bob Adams .... very special thanks
Heather Victoria Adams .... special thanks (as Heather Adams)
Greg Bell .... special thanks
Ed Brando .... special thanks: Client Services, William F. White
Sabrina Chevallier .... special thanks
Rick Clark .... special thanks
Jason Cox .... special thanks
Patrick Dorion .... special thanks
Scott Evans .... special thanks: Hollywood Rentals
Michael Goldberg .... special thanks (as Dr. Michael Goldberg)
Ersillio Iacuitto .... special thanks
Robert Kemp .... special thanks
Dave Kindree .... special thanks
Gary Larmour .... special thanks
Ray Little .... special thanks
Michelle Marton .... special thanks
Rod Matheson .... special thanks: In2It Body Jewelry
Andrew McLean .... special thanks (as Andrew Mclean)
Lawrence Mullins .... special thanks: T-Shirt Graphic Designs by (as Lawrie Mullins)
Fakir Musafar .... special thanks
Jennifer Nation .... special thanks
Hannah Neurotica .... special thanks (as Hannah 'Neurotica' Forman)
Chester Olszowka .... special thanks
Paul Pankrath .... special thanks
Robert Petrovicz .... special thanks: Eureka
Harley Plamondon .... special thanks
Elwood Reid .... special thanks
Eli Roth .... dedication: for
T.J. Silverspoon .... special thanks
Mawhrin 'Andy' Skel .... special thanks: Graphic Designs by
Agnes Soska .... special thanks
Marius Soska .... special thanks
Fay von Schroeder .... special thanks: Forever Puff (as Fay Von Schroeder)
Shannon Wallace .... special thanks
Danielle Wintrip .... special thanks
 
Crew believed to be complete


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MPAA:
Rated R for strong aberrant violent content including disturbing images, torture, a rape, sexual content, graphic nudity, language and brief drug use
Runtime:
103 min
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Color:
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Australia:R18+ | Canada:18A (Alberta/British Columbia) | Canada:R (Manitoba) | Canada:14A (Ontario) | Canada:16+ (Québec) | Germany:18 | Ireland:18 | Netherlands:16 | New Zealand:R18 | South Korea:18 (2016) | UK:18 | USA:R

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Katharine Isabelle would later work again with the Soska sisters on See No Evil 2 (2014). The film was released through Lions Gate and was the Soskas first studio film.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: When Mary clicks over from Ruby's website rubyrealgirl.com to the body mod site abstrakt.me, the content for abstrakt.me shows in the browser window but the web address in the browser bar still lists a page on rubyrealgirl.com.See more »
Quotes:
Lance Delgreggo:Don't you ever devalue what you do, Mary. You make sure they deserve it, and don't waste a minute of your time thinking about them when you're done.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in An American Mary in London (2012) (V)See more »
Soundtrack:
Loser RemixSee more »

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41 out of 60 people found the following review useful.
The female of the species is deadlier than the male..., 12 January 2013
Author: Red-Barracuda from Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

Even at this early stage this interesting feature from Canada has the look of a future cult movie. It's decidedly left-field in subject matter. In it a female medical student with financial troubles turns to the shady world of underground surgeries. Before long she is carrying out more and more outlandish procedures. Pleasingly this one is directed by women. It's ridiculous in this day and age how rare it remains for women to be given the director's reigns. This film shows that the female vision can be very twisted and macabre indeed. The directors are identical twins Jen and Sylvia Soska who appear in a cameo as Eastern European sisters who crave bizarre body modifications. Their direction is very stylised but with grit where necessary. I'm not usually queasy when it comes to movies but I can honestly say that one surgical scene left me looking away. The third female presence is star Katherine Isabelle of Ginger Snaps fame. She is very good in a dark and sexy performance. She is a great anti-heroine and her revenge moment on a man who attacked her is one that had me inwardly cheering.

Seeing as this is a Canadian horror film perhaps a comparison with David Cronenberg is inevitable. But in this instance it's a fairly relevant one as in many ways this is another example of the body horror sub-genre. It's a film that combines contemporary sadistic horror with a view of an unusual subculture of people who modify their bodies through surgery. It isn't a very story driven film to be fair and it sometimes lacks a bit of overall dynamism but this is only a relatively minor observation and it is pleasingly original for the most part. Overall the feature could perhaps best be described as what would happen if Clive Barker was to direct a film that combined elements of Hard Candy and Audition.

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