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A bittersweet tale of Alice, her vagina and the infinite nature of the tundra.

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Cast

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Alice
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The Specialist
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Talk Show Host
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The Thoughtful Man
Simon Cole ...
Arctic Explorer
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Gynecologist
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Cartographer
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Nurse
David Doumeng ...
Anchorman
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Bookstore Co-Worker
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Doctor #1 (as Robert J. Stephenson)
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Doctor #2
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Doctor #3
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Doctor #4
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Doctor #5
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Doctor #6
Michael Bulander ...
Doctor #7
Robert Isaac Lee ...
Eskimo
Dinah Lee ...
Production Assistant
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Mayor
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Mother
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Sports Fan
Dan Harris ...
Twisted Teenager
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Off Kilter Teenager
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Bookstore Customer
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Katrina-Jovan Howard ...
Audience Member (uncredited)
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Meteorologist (uncredited)

Directed by

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Lisa Chang ... (as J. Lisa Chang)
Newton Thomas Sigel

Written by

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Lisa Chang ... (written by) (as J. Lisa Chang) &
Newton Thomas Sigel ... (written by)
 
Alison Smith ... (short story "The Specialist")

Produced by

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Erika Armin ... executive producer
Jason Blumenfeld ... producer
Lisa Chang ... producer (as J. Lisa Chang)
George Clooney ... executive producer
Daniel Dubiecki ... producer
Stephanie Mayes ... line producer
Newton Thomas Sigel ... producer
Steven Soderbergh ... executive producer

Cinematography by

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Newton Thomas Sigel ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Maureen O'Keefe

Editorial Department

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Stephen P. Arkle ... colorist (as Sparkle)
Jeff Berger ... assistant editor
Christian Prejza ... digital intermediate producer

Casting By

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Laray Mayfield

Production Design by

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Maia Javan

Art Direction by

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Gary Warshaw

Set Decoration by

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Angela Carroll

Costume Design by

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Danny Glicker

Makeup Department

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Julie Armstrong ... hairdresser (as Julie Champnella) / makeup artist (as Julie Champnella)
Heather Borah ... hairdresser / makeup artist
Anny Kim ... key hair stylist / key makeup artist
Linda Whang ... hairdresser / makeup artist

Production Management

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Kelly Studer ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Jason Blumenfeld ... first assistant director
Elizabeth Miles ... second assistant director (as Liz Miles)

Art Department

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Nicole Balzarini ... assistant set decorator
Kimberly Barros ... assistant art director
Roxanne Brooks ... property master
Lawson Brown ... property master
Diana Goodwin ... assistant art director
Eddie Lin ... storyboard artist
Greg Young ... construction coordinator

Sound Department

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Jay Golden ... production sound mixer
John Hennessey ... production sound mixer
Chris Hixon ... boom operator
Matt Lewkowicz ... sound designer / sound mixer

Special Effects by

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Larry Fioritto ... special effects coordinator
Roland Hathaway ... snow effects
Virgil Sanchez ... special effects technician

Visual Effects by

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Christine Albers ... 2D lead: Frantic Films
Chris Bond ... visual effects supervisor
Jason Booth ... 2D compositor: Frantic Films
Matt Broeska ... lead matchmove artist: Frantic Films
Shane Davidson ... 2D supervisor: Frantic Films
Conrad Dueck ... 3D supervisor: Frantic Films
Kert Gartner ... 2D compositor: Frantic Films
Chris Harvey ... technical director: Frantic Films
Adam Holmes ... 3D artist: Frantic Films
Jen Huber ... visual effects production assistant: Frantic Films
Anne Kim ... digital compositor
Cathy Kim ... matte painter: Frantic Films
Sean Konrad ... 2D compositor: Frantic Films
Tom Leckie ... 2D compositor: Frantic Films
Allan McKay ... 3D artist: Frantic Films
Eddie Robison ... digital compositor: Eden FX
Mike Shand ... cg supervisor: Frantic Films
Jane Sharvina ... 2D compositor: Frantic Films
Randal Shore ... visual effects producer: Frantic Films
David Stump ... motion control effects (as Dave Stump)
George Taylor ... 2D compositor: Frantic Films
Allen Tracy ... visual effects production coordinator: Frantic Films
Yves Tremblay ... digital compositor
Dan Walker ... 2D compositor: Frantic Films
Shawn Wallbridge ... systems administrator
Ken Zorniak ... visual effects executive producer: Frantic Films

Stunts

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Hank Amos ... stunt double: The Specialist
Dan Bradley ... stunt coordinator
Kevin Scott ... stunt coordinator

Camera and Electrical Department

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Glenn Brown ... first assistant camera
Henry Cantor ... electrician
Chris Centrella ... key grip
Joey Domaracki ... best boy electric
Mike Duarte ... best boy grip
Philip Hallford ... crane technician
Rich Hampton ... grip
Simon Jayes ... camera operator: "b" camera
Ian Kincaid ... gaffer
John Luker ... still photographer
Russell Miller ... camera loader
Anthony G. Nakonechnyj ... gaffer (as Tony Nako)
Elmar Pohl ... second assistant camera
Alex Rodriguez ... camera production assistant
Jeff Samuelson ... second assistant camera
Hugh Scott ... electrician
Bill Summers ... key grip
Allen Sutton ... electrician
Kelly Uchimura ... camera operator: "b" camera / first assistant camera
Tom Vanasse ... vtr
Steve Welch ... crane technician
Robert Witherspoon ... gaffer (as Bob Wotherspoon)

Casting Department

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Meagan Lewis ... casting assistant (as Meg Lewis)
Tony Salthazar ... extras casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Anita Arze ... wardrobe assistant
Erika Kellogg ... wardrobe intern
Marta Villalobos ... set costumer

Location Management

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Errol Reichow ... location manager

Music Department

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Carlton DeWoody ... music supervisor (as James Carlton DeWoody III)

Transportation Department

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John Loveless ... crane driver
David D.B. Wilson ... driver: honeywagon (as D.B. Wilson)

Other crew

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Tamir Ardon ... production assistant
Mindy Chuha ... production assistant
Khalil Davis ... production assistant
Kate Eggert ... production assistant
Zack Godshall ... production assistant
Julie Hovvins ... catering/craft service
Jesse David Ing ... production assistant (as Jesse Ing)
Kerry Johnson ... production assistant
Kerry Johnson ... production assistant
Balazs Justz ... production assistant
Balazs Juszt ... production assistant
Scott Lindsey ... production assistant
Nathan J. McCoy ... key production assistant (as Nate McCoy)
Trish Peebles ... animal trainer
Stephanie Purdy ... animal trainer
Nathaniel Riley ... production assistant
Ulrich Schwarz ... production assistant
Joe Suffredini ... animal trainer
Kate Sullivan-Green ... production assistant (as Kate Sullivan)
Bryan Sundstrom ... script supervisor
Vivian Umino ... production assistant

Thanks

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Armando Alvarez ... special thanks: E.R.
Dylan Ashbrook ... special thanks
Marco Bario ... special thanks: Technicolor Creative Services
Tobey Bays ... special thanks: E.R. (as Toby Bays)
Ali Blacker ... special thanks
Chris Bond ... special thanks: Frantic Films
Tommy Burns ... special thanks: E.R.
Tim Colohan ... special thanks: E.R.
Ben Cosgrove ... special thanks: Section Eight
Andrea D'Amico ... special thanks: Eden FX
Betsy Dennis ... special thanks
Marry Ellen Diprisco ... special thanks: Soap Talk
Tara Duncan ... special thanks
Manie Ellis ... special thanks: Prospect Studios
James Feldman ... special thanks: Lichter, Grossman, Nichols & Adler
Josie Freedman ... special thanks: ICM
Jagene Funk ... special thanks: Soap Talk
Evan Green ... special thanks: Paskal Lighting
Kerry Holmwood ... special thanks: Soap Talk
Paul Hook ... special thanks: ICM
Susan Kirson ... special thanks: Sandwick Films
Charles M. Lagola ... special thanks: E.R. (as Charlie Lagola)
Jay Lieberman ... special thanks: Quixote
Michael McCarthy ... special thanks: ICM
Rob O'Neill ... special thanks: Soap Talk
Phil Radin ... special thanks: Panavision
Michael Raimondi ... special thanks: Union Editorial
Bill Sandwick ... special thanks: Sandwick Films
Malissa Strong ... special thanks: Soap Talk
Howard Suber ... special thanks
Diane Upson ... special thanks: Kodak
Carolyn White ... special thanks: Warner Bros
Beverly Wood ... special thanks: Deluxe Laboratories (as Beverly Woods)

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Special Effects

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Storyline

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Additional Details

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Also Known As
  • Ощутимая пустота (Russia)
Runtime
  • 20 min
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Budget $50,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia Co-director Newton Thomas Sigel approached prosthetic effects maker Andy Clement about creating the oversized prosthetic of Alice's vagina for the film's opening shot. They had previously worked together on episodes of House (2004), for which Clement had made prosthetic babies. Sigel asked Clement "How are you with a vagina?"; he replied "No complaints so far". The vagina was built out of a tube of silicone big enough for a lens to fit in. Sigel was very impressed with it when he went to pick it up from Clement's workshop, and thanked him. Clement said he should thank all of the prosthetic crew, because it was "one vagina they'd all had a hand in". See more »
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