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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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14 out of 25 people found the following review useful.
Charming Family Movie., 25 June 2012
Author: ozfan08 from United States

After the Wizard is pretty unusual, even for an Oz movie. The movie follows an orphan, Elizabeth Haskens, who constantly refers to herself as Dorothy and talks about Oz. Everyone at the orphanage is worried about her and they fear that she is losing touch with reality. Suddenly, the Scarecrow and the Tin Woodman show up while Dorothy is reading The Wonderful Wizard of Oz in the library, and it's a happy reunion...

The rest of the movie is kind of told out of order. We find out how the Scarecrow and the Tin Woodman got to Kansas and why. Since the Wizard left Oz, everyone there has stopped caring and are basically greedy... which is similar to what's going on in our world apparently. The Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman, and the Lion all decide upon seeking out Dorothy's help. But, there's just one problem. They have no idea where she is! The Scarecrow and Tin Woodman take a hot air balloon ride to the United States, and travel to Kansas so they can find Dorothy at last.

There are some pacing problems and bits of poorly-written dialogue. The acting was impressive for an independent film; the standouts being Helen Richman as Mrs. Murphy, Loren Lester as Dr. Edwards, and Peter Mark Richman as Charles Samuel Williams.

The movie has a couple of visual effects-heavy sequences that weren't executed all that well, but considering the budget, these can easily be forgiven. My main problem with the movie was the ending. I don't want to get into too much detail or spoil anything, but I don't feel like the ending resolved some of the problems that were presented.

Jordan Van Vranken does an excellent job in her role as Elizabeth, and I'm looking forward to seeing her continue to improve in her career. Orien Richman as the Tin Woodman and Jermel Nakia as the Scarecrow were definitely fun to watch on screen, and I like their innocent portrayals of the characters.

Overall, After the Wizard is an unusual yet often charming movie that does a nice job of making Oz relevant to today's world.

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