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The Plight of Clownana (2004)

Ishamel is the Clownana, a dancing half-clown, half-banana store mascot. Life is great until the nearby porn store gets its own mascot and Ishamel is left wondering what his life is all ... See full summary »

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Chris Dowling

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Chris Dowling
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Danny Adams Danny Adams ... Clownana
Al 'Boogie' Lewis Al 'Boogie' Lewis ... Dildo Man
Nicole Bilderback ... Katie Rosenbaum
Tom Choi
Danneel Ackles ... DildoMan's Fan (as Danneel Graul)
Susan Lay Susan Lay
Joy Hadnott
Michael Ray Clark Michael Ray Clark
Joe Gieb ... Testicle
Steve Babiar Steve Babiar ... Testicle
Jensen Ackles ... Jensen
Riley Smith ... Riley
Kristoffer Polaha ... Kris
Christian Kane ... Christian
Chris Dowling ... Narrator (voice)
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Ishamel is the Clownana, a dancing half-clown, half-banana store mascot. Life is great until the nearby porn store gets its own mascot and Ishamel is left wondering what his life is all about - oh, that and there is a not-to-be-missed dance-off. Written by Matt Foster

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 April 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Заварушка в Клоунане See more »

Filming Locations:

Burbank, California, USA

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$6,000 (estimated)
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Winner of Newport Beach Film Festival's Audience Award for Best Short Film -2004 See more »

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[first lines]
Narrator: We all have a calling in life. A certain gift that not only directs one's path, but actually becomes our very being. We are it. It is us. My name is Ismael, and I am the Clownana.
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Awesome Short Film
5 September 2005 | by tek9650See all my reviews

Clownana is, quite simply, one of the funniest short films that I have ever seen! It is very cleverly written and directed by Chris Dowling, who I expect to see much more from in the future. I was fortunate to see this film at the Deep Ellum Film Festival in Dallas and the Century City Film Festival in Los Angeles. In both cases, the audience howled with laughter over the plight of the half-clown, half-banana ice cream store mascot as he battles for sidewalk supremacy over his new nemesis. Told in voice-over narrative by the title character, you understand the ups and downs of this red-nosed yellow mascot. The climax of the film comes during the final dance-off, as the street is only big enough for one store mascot. The audience response went through the roof when Clownana's nemesis introduced his two 'associates' to the proceedings in order to attempt to destroy Clownana completely. The dance sequences were amazing and the soundtrack was a perfect match for the story. An awesome effort for a new writer/director. If you can't catch it on the big screen, you can enjoy it at clownana.com. I highly recommend it.


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