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Wow and Flutter (2004)

A story of adolescent love and heartbreak underscored by one boy's passion for music.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ethan Moskowitz Ethan Moskowitz ... David
Renee Hewitt Renee Hewitt ... Catherine
Aubree Rasmussen Aubree Rasmussen ... Rachel
Larry Ziegelmeyer Larry Ziegelmeyer ... Edward
Norman Malmberg Norman Malmberg ... Pastor
Zachary Ray Sherman ... Caleb (as Zach Sherman)
Dave Marshall Dave Marshall ... Bum
Olivia Avila Olivia Avila ... Amber
Logan Martin Logan Martin ... Josh
Travis Lebrun Travis Lebrun ... Punk
Eli Morland Eli Morland ... Kid Fighting
Tony Nunes Tony Nunes ... Flo
Jim Chambers Jim Chambers ... Bouncer
Lisa Wells Lisa Wells ... Angry Girlfriend
Wind Woods Wind Woods ... Angry Boyfriend


A story of adolescent love and heartbreak underscored by one boy's passion for music.

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Every first crush needs a soundtrack.


Drama | Short







Release Date:

3 September 2004 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Medford, Oregon, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

Broken Sky Films See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby SR


Color (original 35 mm prints)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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"To Amber: Music for a Lifetime"
13 April 2005 | by beenacontenderSee all my reviews

David (Ethan Moskowitz) is a reserved, handsome 14 year old who adores high school senior Amber (Olivia Avila).

Shot in color on 35 mm, the 17 minute film wonderfully captures the awkward teenage experience of first love. David offers Amber his ultimate gift - his love of music in the form of a mix tape, allowing the rest of his life to take a secondary role.

This short works not only because of the atmospheric indie/emo music and smart editing, but because of all the times it could have stepped into melodrama it withdraws. Ethan Moskowitz's portrayal as the fragile David reaches its highest vulnerability from his shared glances, most notably with his impotent mother and sister.

"Wow and Flutter" was a winner at The Hampton's International Film Festival, 2004 and the Palm Springs Int'l Festival of Short Films, 2004. You don't have to be one of the millions who have actually made mix-tapes for an unrequited love to enjoy it. And you gotta love that title; one of the hall-of fame names for a mix-tape.

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