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Subconscious Password (2013)

Forgetting somebody's name is the starting point for a mind-bending romp through the unconscious.


Chris Landreth


Chris Landreth
3 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »


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Credited cast:
Don McKellar ... The Host (voice)
Ron Pardo Ron Pardo ... The Announcer / Dick Van Dyke (voice)
Patrice Goodman ... Yoko Ono (voice)
Ray Landry ... William S. Burroughs (voice)
Tony Daniels ... James Joyce / H.P. Lovecraft (voice)
Athena Karkanis ... The Babysitter (voice)
Nanci Pach Nanci Pach ... Ayn Rand (voice)
Kedar Brown ... Sammy Davis Jr. (voice)
Denise Oliver ... The Virgin Mary (voice)
Dwayne Hill ... Salvador Dali (voice)
Chris Landreth ... Charles
John Dilworth John Dilworth ... Self (as John R. Dilworth)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Denise Shaw Denise Shaw ... The Virgin Mary


In this short animation, Oscar®-winning director Chris Landreth uses a common social gaffe - forgetting somebody's name - as the starting point for a mind-bending romp through the unconscious. Inspired by the classic TV game show Password, the film features a wealth of animated celebrity guests who try (and try, and try) to prompt Charles to remember the name. Finally, he realizes he will simply have to surrender himself to his predicament. Written by Philip Moscovitch

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game | subconscious | mind | memory | See All (4) »


Animation | Short

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Off This Wall/Off That Wall/Off This Wall......
23 February 2019 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

While I was taken on a wild ride and as one who is terrible remembering names, I had to love this. The principle character meets a man who recognizes him, but our guy hasn't a clue who he is. So we are brought into his subconscious to see if a surrealistic game show can pull the name out. Easier said than done. It is a wonderfully chaotic journey through the synapses.

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26 February 2014 (France) See more »

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Jeu de l'inconscient See more »

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