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During a winter of record-breaking cold; an apocalyptic blackout strands a group of Brooklynites in a remote farmhouse. At first it's a party of sex; drugs; and yoga. But as supplies dwindle; they turn against one another. | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Samantha Jacober ... Sam

Jennifer Kim ... Jen

Lindsay Burdge ... Marie
Haruka Hashimoto ... Haruka
Monika Heidemann ... Monika
Fonlin Nyeu ... Fonlin
Luke Simon ... Luke
Jeff Thrope ... Jeff
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Matthew Chastain ... Matt

Benjamin Dickinson ... Thomas
Bill Dunn ... Radio Announcer
Paul Green ... Radio DJ

Paul Manza ... Paul

Kate Lyn Sheil ... Kate
Jaffe Zinn ... Jaffe

Directed by
Benjamin Dickinson  (as Ben Dickinson)
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Benjamin Dickinson  (as Ben Dickinson)

Produced by
Jacqueline Bosnjak .... associate producer
Lindsay Burdge .... producer
Mark De Pace .... producer
Benjamin Dickinson .... producer (as Ben Dickinson)
Zachary Mortensen .... producer
Cody Ryder .... associate producer
Jake Schreier .... associate producer
Jon Watts .... executive producer
Cinematography by
Adam Newport-Berra 
Film Editing by
Andrew Alan 
Benjamin Dickinson  (as Ben Dickinson)
Jennifer Lame 
Casting by
Lindsay Burdge 
Production Design by
Katie Hickman 
Art Direction by
Sarah Walker Scheld 
Production Management
Michelle Cameron .... unit production manager
Stine Chrone Moisen .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Andrew Hasse .... assistant director
Art Department
Janelle Jones .... art pa
Sound Department
Henry Torbin .... sound mixer
Visual Effects by
Aiste Akelaityte .... rotoscope artist
Tad Ericson .... digital compositor
Daniel Forrest Hoffman .... visual effects artist (as Daniel Hoffman)
Yasmin Mistry .... rotoscope artist
Camera and Electrical Department
Andrew Engert .... key grip
Editorial Department
Josh Bohoskey .... telecine assist
Damien van der Cruyssen .... colorist
Other crew
Sherif Alabede .... production assistant
Teddy Blanks .... title designer
Jess Cohen .... associate producer
Alexandria LaPorte .... production coordinator
Bill Straus .... sales agent
Aaron Wesner .... special thanks

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Additional Details

88 min
Aspect Ratio:
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8 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
A whole new dimension of boredom, 18 April 2013
Author: mickspix2054 from United States

This may very well be the most boring movie ever made.

The best advice I can give to anyone thinking of watching this thing is: read a synopsis of it, then tell everyone whom you may want to convince that you are a completely pretentious, absolutely phony, laughably artsy fartsy horse's ass how good you think it is.

However, if you want to watch something more interesting, I'd say take your shoes and sox off and watch your toenails grow; that would be much more interesting than this appalling waste of time.

The seems to have been no script. I have no problem with improvisation if the people doing it are talented enough to pull it off; these people aren't.

I doubt if there even WAS a director, and the "acting" was an embarrassment.

Unfortunately, one is the lowest rating that can be given here...a negative 64 would be closer to the mark

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