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The Happiest Place on Earth ()


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A daycare teacher's dreams of a home and family of her own are threatened by the loss of her husband's newspaper job and his subsequent disappearance.

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Maggie Price
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Jonah Price
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Evan Sterling
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Ellen Thomas
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Detective Darrell Jenkins
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Don Mason
Carmen Serrano Giubilei ...
Carmen Sanchez
J. Dennis Marsico ...
Phil Randall
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Melanie Patton
Tony Riha ...
Morty
Janelle Figueroa ...
Lacey Boothe
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Arnold Wallace (voice)
Suzie DeBusk ...
Peggy Frazier (voice)
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Nick Chambers (voice)
Bernie Ask ...
Bernard Whitehead (voice)
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Daphne Holloway (voice)
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Mark Alexander (voice)
Angela Davis Glover ...
Angela Scott (voice)
Suselyn Cruz ...
Trudy Martinez (voice)
George Streapy ...
Cliff Cosgrove (voice)
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Meredith Howe (voice)
R. Stephen Riddle ...
Woody Doyle (voice)
Russ Clifford ...
Competing Job Candidate
Chase Conner ...
Shore Patrolman
Amber Jozwiak ...
Restaurant Patron #1
Lindse Fletcher ...
Restaurant Patron #2
Elizabeth Sutphin ...
911 Dispatcher (voice)
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Directed by

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John Goshorn

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John Goshorn ... (writer)

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John Goshorn ... producer
Kate Jacobs ... producer
Julie Opala ... producer

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Gavin Salkeld

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Jeffrey Gross

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Austin Boggs
Alan Parker
Kate Shults

Editorial Department

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Jared Rowe ... colorist
Ben Taylor ... digital asset manager

Production Design by

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Elizabeth Sutphin

Set Decoration by

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Sarah Cole
Richard Russell

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Mark Schlick ... special makeup effects artist

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Austin Boggs ... first assistant director

Art Department

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Justin Bowser ... painter
Angelina Lee ... painter
Rebecca Wack ... painter

Sound Department

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Joe Caulfield ... boom operator / sound editor / sound mixer / sound recordist
Marco DiGeorge ... re-recording mixer / sound editor
Sebastian Jones ... re-recording mixer
Ryan Pomeranz ... re-recording mixer
Jared Rowe ... sound editor
Gavin Salkeld ... sound designer / sound editor / sound mixer
Chris Williamson ... re-recording mixer

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Marco DiGeorge ... digital effects
Derek Alan Rowe ... visual effects

Camera and Electrical Department

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Enrique Fernandez-Bravo ... camera operator: second unit
Jeffrey Gross ... camera operator
Sebastian Jones ... camera operator: second unit
Alex Lazin ... first assistant camera
Benjamin Michel ... camera operator: second unit
Russell Parker ... camera operator: second unit
Aleksey Siman ... camera operator: second unit
Ben Taylor ... second assistant camera
Raqeebah Zaman ... still photographer

Casting Department

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Lindse Fletcher ... casting assistant
Gina Negron ... casting assistant

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Amber Jozwiak ... wardrobe assistant

Location Management

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Joseph Sweredoski ... location manager

Script and Continuity Department

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Ryan O'Grady ... script supervisor

Additional Crew

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Karen Annuza ... trailer editor
Carolyn Fin ... production coordinator / talent coodinator
Sydni Gonzalez ... craft service
Amy Goshorn ... production assistant
Dylan Kenyon ... producer of marketing and distribution
Jessica Southwell ... production assistant

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

As the film opens, Jonah and Maggie are in the process of buying their first home, picking out one that feels perfect to start a family. They move in, riding a wave of satisfaction at opening the next chapter in their lives. But it doesn't last. Days after moving in, the newspaper where Jonah works makes job cuts, his position among them. They try to muddle through and hold on to their dream. Maggie picks up a waitressing gig to supplement her daycare job, and Jonah tries desperately to find work and renegotiate the terms of their mortgage, to no avail. And trying to compete in a dying industry and a saturated job market, his opportunities are severely limited. After a particularly humiliating interview and another round of bad news about the mortgage, Jonah is at his wit's end. He heads to the coast to regroup, but never returns home. He is presumed to have drowned while kayaking in the ocean, but no one is certain. Maggie is left to pick up the pieces while weighing her grief, her hope for Jonah's miraculous return, suspicions regarding the circumstances surrounding his disappearance, and her own need to move on with her life ... Written by Anonymous

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  • 81 min
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Budget $22,250 (estimated)

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