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Sanctuary; Quite a Conundrum -- WARNING: This is the Mature/Red Band Movie Trailer for the horror/dark comedy QUITE A CONUNDRUM, which is set to be released in early 2014. The film was written and directed by Thomas L. Phillips and stars: Sasha Ramos, Erin Cline, Emily Rogers, Joe Coffey, Anthony Rutowicz, Julianna Pitt, Chris Greene, Catherine Trail and John C. Lucas. The film has been an official selection to 26 Film Festival, Received 31 Nominations and Garnered 16 Awards!
Sanctuary; Quite a Conundrum -- "CLERKS meets SCREAM"

Sex, Drums, Tequila, Social Networking, A Pirate, Morning After Pills, Jesus And A Gun...It's One Hot Mess! It's Hilarious, Dark, Sexy, Twisted And Sadistic. It's Quite A Conundrum.

Directed by Thomas L. Phillips

Starring - Sasha Ramo, Erin Nicole Cline, Emily Rogers, Anthony Rutowicz, Joe Coffey, Chris Greene, Juli Piechovski, Catherine Trail and John C. Lucas.

15 Official Festival Selection - 12 Nominations - 7 Awards
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Sex, Drums, Tequila, Social Networking, A Pirate, Morning After Pills, Jesus And A Gun...It's One Hot Mess! It's Hilarious, Dark, Sexy, Twisted And Sadistic. It's Quite A Conundrum.


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Film Review: 'Quite a Conundrum'
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Situational Snowballing..and NO, NOT the sexual kind! See more (8 total) »


  (in credits order)

Sasha Ramos ... Mimi

Erin Cline ... Tabitha
Emily Rogers ... Kylene
Anthony Rutowicz ... Harris

Joe Coffey ... Dutch

Chris Greene ... Sean

Catherine Trail ... Thelma

Julianna Pitt ... Lola
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

John Lucas ... Marc

Directed by
Thomas L. Phillips 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Thomas L. Phillips 

Produced by
David Abernathy .... associate producer
Bryan Allen .... executive producer
Russell Casey .... associate producer
Kerry Cashion .... co-executive producer
Jill Cummings .... associate producer
Leigh Cummings .... associate producer
Christine Donald .... associate producer
Tom Farrell .... associate producer
Joey Paul Gowdy .... executive producer
Bo Keister .... executive producer
Bill Kelly .... associate producer
Jerry Keys .... associate producer
Jeremy Latham .... associate producer
Catherine Marcus .... executive producer
Jen Mengel .... associate producer
Tadashi Mitsui .... co-executive producer
Don Pettit .... associate producer
Thomas L. Phillips .... executive producer
Thomas L. Phillips .... producer
Wendy C. Reavis .... associate producer
Caroline Renfro .... associate producer
Keith D. Ridge .... executive producer
Christina Root .... associate producer
Duane A. Sikes .... executive producer
Ylian Alfaro Snyder .... associate producer
David Sweeney .... associate producer
Cinematography by
Thomas L. Phillips 
John Powers 
Film Editing by
Thomas L. Phillips 
Production Design by
Danielle Marks 
Jen Mengel 
Thomas L. Phillips 
Art Direction by
Danielle Marks 
Jen Mengel 
Set Decoration by
Hailee Marcum 
Danielle Marks 
Jen Mengel 
Makeup Department
Collin Blalock .... special makeup effects artist
Production Management
Jen Mengel .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Keagan Anfuso .... first assistant director
Keagan Anfuso .... second unit director
Hailee Marcum .... assistant director
Dylan Slate .... second assistant director
Art Department
Hailee Marcum .... set dresser
Danielle Marks .... property master
Danielle Marks .... set dresser
Danielle Marks .... set dresser
Jen Mengel .... set designer
Sound Department
Joshua Alexander .... boom operator
Joshua Alexander .... sound editor
Joshua Alexander .... sound mixer
Theadford Christian .... sound mixer
Theadford Christian .... sound recordist
Theadford Christian .... sound recordist
Thomas L. Phillips .... dialogue editor
Thomas L. Phillips .... sound editor
Special Effects by
Collin Blalock .... special effects makeup
Collin Blalock .... special effects
Collin Blalock .... special effects makeup
Joe Coffey .... stunt performer
Camera and Electrical Department
Keagan Anfuso .... first assistant camera
Faith Bennett .... grip
Faith Bennett .... still photographer
Faith Bennett .... grip
Isaac Brown .... additional photography
Camilo C. Collazos .... second assistant camera
Frank Cruz .... grip
Christopher Dees .... grip
Bryan Evans .... grip
Mat Fisher .... dolly grip
Mat Fisher .... gaffer
Mat Fisher .... key grip
Jaron Jefferson .... grip
Che Kirkpatrick .... grip
Christopher Orangeo .... grip
Jerame L. Perry .... gaffer
Jerame L. Perry .... key grip
Taylor Ubinas .... additional grip
Taylor Ubinas .... still photographer
Taylor Ubinas .... grip
Josh Van Zant .... grip
Kristen Van Zant .... still photographer
Jonathon Weissinger .... grip
John White .... grip
Jeffrey Word .... grip
Casting Department
Natalie Shepherd .... casting assistant
Editorial Department
Keagan Anfuso .... assistant editor
Music Department
Jeramy Blackford .... composer: additional music
Troy Smith .... composer: additional music
Other crew
Isaac Brown .... underwater footage
Christopher Dees .... documentary crew
Bryan Evans .... documentarian
Jaron Jefferson .... documentary crew
Che Kirkpatrick .... documentary crew
Christopher Orangeo .... documentarian
Dylan Slate .... script supervisor
Taylor Ubinas .... production assistant
Jonathon Weissinger .... documentary crew
Kevin Smith .... acknowledgment

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Tye owner of the house had four Werner dogs, and they had to be wrangled and moved throughout the production.See more »
Tabitha:Now how do you fall drunk dick first into a dead man's ass and still be pitching a tent?
Mimi:That's a big ass tent.
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3 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Situational Snowballing..and NO, NOT the sexual kind!, 20 November 2013
Author: Don Pettit from Ancaster, Ontario

The mastermind that gave us the 2006 cult classic "Special Dead" and 2007's Rattle Basket, has come back to deliver yet another blow to the indie film psyche...Only this time, the knockout was inevitable!! When I saw this I was attempting to multi-task, but the first scene alone thwarted that idea pretty damn quick, therefore keeping me glued to the screen for the entire hour and a half. Very few movies have the ability to do that to me anymore, but with this one, I actually caught myself doing double takes and out loud saying "Seriously, Really and OH COME ON!" quite frequently, as it's literally one horrible thing after another for these poor kids.

Thomas L. Phillips has put together a film that almost defies genre. Some would probably classify it as a horror, myself, I found it was so much more than that. This film not only brings a healthy body count and a good amount of blood spilling to the table, but it also keeps the watcher on their toes by adding the key elements of a variety of genres, including but not limited to; Comedy, Thriller, Horror, Action...and Baywatch. This film is a rarity in the fact that the entire cast did such an amazing job and was so tightly knit that if you replaced any one of them at any point, a lot of the effect this movie has would have been lost.

I have to go out of my way to tip my hat to both Sasha Ramos and Erin Cline as their ability to go from portraying the dread, stress and emotional instability their characters were enduring, to snapping out of it to quickly pull off a momentary banter of back and forth wit that can only be matched by the likes of Kevin Smith. I truly hope to see them receive an award or some sort of official acknowledgment towards their performance, and I hope to see them in more upcoming pictures in the future. I strongly suggest checking this flick out if you get the chance, weather it's at a festival or weather you get the DVD, as there's something for everyone here, no matter what your respective genre may be.

In closing, the best description of what to expect with this one...I dunno....If films could interact with each other, think of what the outcome would be if there was a drunken debaucherous night behind closed doors with Clerks, Very Bad Things and Dead Hooker in a Trunk...while Scream and Thelma and Louise video taped it for later use VIA blackmail.

P.S. - If you're wondering why I only gave it a 9, it's because I never give out 10's, giving something a 10 seems too fake and too doctored.


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