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The Root of the Problem ()


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Set in the candy-colored world of 1950s suburbia, a reluctant young housewife suspects that the friendly neighborhood dentist is hiding a horrible secret, but is it just the anesthesia at work or is there something more sinister hiding... See more »

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Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alison Gallaher ...
Mary
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Nurse Su
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Albert (as Chad Jamian Williams)
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Dr. Clayton
Logan Spindell ...
Billy

Directed by

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Ryan Spindell

Written by

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Mark E. Davidson ... (writer)
 
Ryan Spindell ... (writer)

Produced by

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Marcia Bloomfield ... executive producer
Mark E. Davidson ... executive producer
Jesse Ehman ... co-producer
Nathan Levine-Heaney ... producer
Ryan Spindell ... producer
Steven Weisberger ... executive producer
Teri Weisberger ... executive producer

Music by

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Gregory Tripi

Cinematography by

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Nathan Levine-Heaney

Film Editing by

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Benjamin J. Bumgarner
Alessandro Soares

Editorial Department

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Donovan Kosters ... dcp mastering
Thomas Lorne ... trailer editor

Production Design by

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Sinead Clancy

Art Direction by

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Carolyn King

Set Decoration by

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Armen Khechoumian

Costume Design by

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Tammie Noelle Merheb ... (as Tammie Merheb)

Makeup Department

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Joe Badiali ... special makeup effects artist
Jeffrey S. Farley ... special makeup effects artist (as Jeff Farley)
Jessica Lindholm ... hair stylist (as Jessie Lindholm) / makeup artist (as Jessie Lindholm)
Tammie Noelle Merheb ... hair stylist (as Tammie Merheb) / makeup artist (as Tammie Merheb)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Andre M. Andrews ... second assistant director (as Andre Andrews)
Jacob E. Motz ... first assistant director (as Jacob Motz)
Matt Sklar ... assistant director (as Matt Aaron Sklar)

Art Department

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Kenan Agic ... carpenter / swing gang
Taryn Conant ... assistant art director (as Taryn Wright)
Zane Grant ... property master (as Zane Austin Grant)
Armen Khechoumian ... set dresser
Bernard Lipscomb ... assistant art director / swing gang
Derego Williams ... assistant art director / swing gang

Sound Department

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Rickley W. Dumm ... sound effects editor (as Rickley Dumm)
John Maynard ... sound mixer / sound recordist
Kunal Rajan ... supervising sound editor (as Kunal Rajan M.P.S.E.)
Stephen Tibbo ... re-recording mixer (as Steve Tibbo C.A.S.)
Justin W. Walker ... dialogue editor (as Justin walker) / sound editor (as Justin Walker)

Special Effects by

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Joe Badiali ... prosthetic make-up artist (as Joe Badaili)
Jeffrey S. Farley ... prosthetic make-up designer (as Jeff Farley)

Visual Effects by

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Luis de Leon ... compositor
David O'Gara ... 3d animatior
Levi Caleb Smith ... digital effects

Camera and Electrical Department

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Ashley Adamson ... assistant camera
Dave Anglin ... first assistant camera
Flavio Buenrostro ... gaffer
Salvador Lleo De La Fe ... crane operator (as Salvador Lleo)
Carlos Doerr ... camera operator
Frank Flores ... key grip
Julie Hotz ... second unit photographer (as Julie A. Hotz)
Nick Langton ... grip
Sam Littenberg-Weisberg ... grip
Beth Napoli ... first assistant camera
T. Justin Ross ... best boy grip
Marc-Antoine Serou ... gaffer
Levi Caleb Smith ... best boy grip
Erica Spates ... grip
Brandon Szajner ... digital intermediate technician (as Brandon Szainer)
Jeff Tomcho ... first assistant camera
Jessica Tosac ... still photographer
Zach Winters ... assistant camera

Animation Department

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Joshua Mikel ... graphic designer
Ryan Spindell ... titles

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Gillian Zwick ... costumer

Music Department

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Lee Harmon ... musician

Other crew

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Mark Bendeck ... craft service maestro
Hali Gardella ... behind the scenes
Scott Garrison ... production coordinator
Ron Johnson ... behind the scenes
Hettie Jones ... set mascot (as Hattie Jones)

Thanks

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Dominic Aluisi ... thanks
Andrew Bick ... special thanks
Tamara Bick ... special thanks
Drew Daywalt ... special thanks
Salvador Lleo De La Fe ... thanks (as Salvador Lleo)
Stevin Espinoza ... special thanks
Greg Flores ... thanks
Jess Haber ... special thanks (as Jessica Haber)
John Halbach ... special thanks
Ben Hethcoat ... special thanks
Hannah Hurney ... special thanks
Michael Mansouri ... thanks
Evan McNary ... special thanks
Greg O'Bryant ... special thanks
Debra Spindell ... special thanks
Robert Spindell ... special thanks
Benjamin Verhulst ... special thanks (as Ben Verhulst)
Steven Weisberger ... special thanks (as Steve Weisberger)
Teri Weisberger ... special thanks
Byron Werner ... thanks
Kit Williamson ... special thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Set in the candy-colored world of 1950s suburbia, a reluctant young housewife suspects that the friendly neighborhood dentist is hiding a horrible secret, but is it just the anesthesia at work or is there something more sinister hiding below the surface? Open up and say AHHHHHHHH! Written by Anonymous

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Taglines Sam Raimi's lost episode of 'The Twilight Zone See more »
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Also Known As
  • The Root of the Problem (United States)
Runtime
  • 14 min
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Did You Know?

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Movie Connections Referenced in Sinister Showdown: Part 1 (2016). See more »
Soundtracks Mr. Tooth Fairy See more »

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