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After the Wizard -- A 12-year-old Kansas orphan turns to the Scarecrow and the Tin Woodman for help during a difficult time. She imagines that things have not gone well in Oz since the Wizard left and that the Scarecrow and the Tin Woodman must travel to Kansas to find Dorothy.
After the Wizard -- A 12-year-old Kansas orphan turns to the Scarecrow and the Tin Woodman for help during a difficult time. She imagines that things have not gone well in Oz since the Wizard left and that the Scarecrow and the Tin Woodman must travel to Kansas to find Dorothy.
After the Wizard -- "After The Wizard" is the story of a 12-year-old Kansas orphan who turns to her friends the Scarecrow and the Tin Woodman for help during a difficult time.  She imagines she is Dorothy, that things have not gone well in Oz since the Wizard left, and that the Scarecrow and the Tin Woodman must travel to Kansas to enlist her aid.  Based on characters created by L. Frank Baum in "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz."

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Cast

  (in credits order)

Jordan Van Vranken ... Elizabeth Haskens

Orien Richman ... Tin Woodman
Jermel Nakia ... Scarecrow

Helen Richman ... Mrs. Murphy

Loren Lester ... Dr. Edwards

Peter Mark Richman ... Charles Samuel Williams

Sue Giosa ... Ms. Thomson

P. David Miller ... Lion

Nick Stellate ... Ticket Seller
Seraiah Carol ... Animal Shelter Attendant

Casey Fitzgerald ... Young Woman
Sean Orr ... Christopher
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Alan Abeyta ... Winged Monkey

Abigail Bankston ... NJ Schoolchild (as Abby Bankston)
Pat Bracken ... Train Conductor

Casey Burke ... NJ Schoolchild

Caecilie Carlsen ... Commuter
Andrew D'Amico ... Winged Monkey
Paxton the Dog ... Toto

Brighid Fleming ... NJ Schoolchild

Sylvia Geiger ... Train Passenger

Joe Hammerstone ... Train Passenger
Daniel Irwin ... Train Passenger

Matthew Thomas Lange ... Winged Monkey

Zach Louis ... Train Passenger
Diana Malota ... NJ Schoolchild
Bryan LeRoy McGill ... Bus Driver
Anehita Okojie ... NJ Schoolchild
Joseph Peterson ... Winged Monkey

Mike Romo ... Winged Monkey
Laila Suarez ... Arguing Woman
Tony Suarez ... Arguing Man
Emily Wachtel ... NJ Schoolchild

Erik A. Williams ... Train Passenger

Directed by
Hugh Gross 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Hugh Gross 

Produced by
Lance Frank .... producer
Blake Phillips .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Stephen Main 
 
Cinematography by
Dana Rice 
 
Film Editing by
Dana Rice 
 
Costume Design by
Stephanie Powers 
 
Makeup Department
Emily Blackmun .... makeup artist
Ivette Hermann .... assistant makeup artist
Victor Krone .... assistant makeup artist
Abby Lyle .... hair department head
Abby Lyle .... makeup department head
Rebecca Shapiro .... makeup artist
 
Art Department
David Mendoza .... set designer
Thibault Pelletier .... painter
Jaclyn Viramontes .... set dresser (as Jacklyn Viramontes)
 
Sound Department
Mike Colton .... sound recordist
Goeun Lee .... foley editor
Duncan Mathieson .... foley editor
Craig Polding .... sound effects editor
Kunal Rajan .... supervising sound editor
Stephen Tibbo .... adr mixer
Justin W. Walker .... dialogue editor
 
Visual Effects by
Dan Bigelow .... digital compositor
Tawnya Dunning .... compositor
Talon Nightshade .... visual effects supervisor
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Carlos E. King .... camera operator
Christopher Lollar .... second unit: camera operator
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Cindy Choi .... wardrobe intern
Allison Leach .... special costume consultant
Dahye Lee .... wardrobe intern
Lauren Silber .... wardrobe intern
Chantal Souvercaze .... wardrobe intern
 
Editorial Department
Ken Morrisey .... senior consulting editor
Dana Rice .... colorist
 
Music Department
Mitch Polzak .... guitar & banjo
Mitch Polzak .... musician
Stephen Prestwood .... music mixer
 
Other crew
Chase Alexander .... production assistant
Bettina Browne Weld .... dog trainer (as Bettina Browne)
Hunter Carlin .... production assistant
Phil Ciotti .... production assistant
Maura K. Concannon .... script supervisor
James Earl .... production assistant
Timothy G. Fox .... production assistant (as Tim Fox)
Joe Hammerstone .... production assistant
Lauren Lewis .... publicist
Stephan Manpearl .... marketing and distribution
Kristin Owings .... script supervisor
Kristina Perez .... script supervisor
Catherine Pittman .... dog trainer
Matt Radecki .... digital consultant
Erik A. Williams .... production assistant
 
Thanks
Roland Belcher .... special thanks
Vicki Brittain .... special thanks
Corrine Eller .... special thanks
Tricia Fairchild .... special thanks
Mike Gillen .... special thanks
Jody Goetz .... special thanks
Sherman Kelsey .... special thanks
Jon Messenger .... special thanks
Mark Milford .... special thanks
Greg Thimesch .... special thanks
 

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Based on the book "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" and characters created by L. Frank Baum.See more »

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2 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
A film with a heart and a brain., 11 September 2012
Author: minervache from Beaune, France

After the Wizard is a cute and quirky film which follows some of the OZ characters after Dorothy's return to Kansas. If you are looking for a sweet heartfelt family-friendly film with nostalgic views of the power of American Midwestern values: compassion, love, hope, perseverance, gratitude, friendship, kindness to strangers and animals, imagination, second chances, self-reliance, the importance of reading, thinking on one's own, this film fits the bill. This film will especially appeal to Oz fans and people who love dogs. If you are looking for a Hollywood big budget, slick, high-speed, violent, action film which highlights special effects, this film is not for you.

In his directorial debut, Hugh Gross, who also wrote the screenplay pays tribute to L. Frank Baum and his series of The Wizard of Oz books. Gross testifies to the influence the stories and their derivative films have had on generations of Americans.

The film has two threads intertwining throughout the story. One is the story of Elizabeth, a modern day "Dorothy" trying to survive real life adolescent problems. The film hints that Elizabeth, an orphan, has undergone severe hardship, resulting in her belief that she is "Dorothy" of Oz fame. The second thread is the Scarecrow and Tin Woodman, traveling across the United States, searching out "Dorothy" when things go amuck in OZ. This second thread adds comic relief and a series of life lessons, as the Scarecrow and the Tin Woodman undertake their journey.

Orien Richman and Jermel Nakia, respectively portrayed the Tin Woodman and the Scarecrow with sweet innocence. P. David Miller, as the Lion, captured both the fear and courage of his character. Jordan Van Vranken as Elizabeth, Helen Richman as Mrs. Murphy, and Loren Lester, as Dr. Edwards were believable. Peter Mark Richman played a likable and charming Charles Samuel Williams.

I smiled throughout Seraiah Carol's short but enjoyable scene as an animal shelter attendant.

Dana Rice's photography was striking, particularly the shots of the landscapes of the American Midwest. Stephen Main's music excelled in evoking emotional response throughout the film.

This is a film with both a heart and a brain and I highly recommend it.

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