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Before I Disappear ()


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At the lowest point of his life, Richie gets a call from his estranged sister, asking him to look after his eleven-year old niece, Sophia, for a few hours.

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Richie
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Sophia
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Maggie
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Gideon
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Bill
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Bruce Warham
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Darren
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Dead Girl
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Vista
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Devon
Joseph DeVito ...
The Collector
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Jordan
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Blonde Woman
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Ellis (as Joseph Perrino)
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Cody
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Terry the Doorman
David Pendleton ...
Homeless Man
Kitty Chen ...
School Moderator
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Annoying Woman #1
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Annoying Woman #2
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Music Store Manager
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Hobo Hipster
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Woman's Husband
Camille Howard ...
Detention Officer
Letty Sera ...
Grumpy Woman
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Peter
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Chinese Man (uncredited)
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Female Prisoner (uncredited)
Tom Feige ...
Bouncer (uncredited)
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Bill's Entourage (uncredited)
Roseanne Ludwigson ...
Beautiful Girl (uncredited)
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Gideon's Old Friend (uncredited)
Rachel McGrath ...
Beautiful Girl (uncredited)
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Party Goer (uncredited)
Basilio Montilla ...
Dancer (uncredited)
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Gymnastics Coach (uncredited)
Amanda Tannen ...
Bassist in Music Store (uncredited)
Stefano Villabona ...
Passed Out Mask Party Guy (uncredited)

Directed by

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Shawn Christensen

Written by

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Shawn Christensen ... (writer)

Produced by

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Shawn Christensen ... producer
Christopher Eoyang ... executive producer
Nick Harbinson ... executive producer
Brenden Hubbard ... associate producer (as Brenden 'Bear' Hubbard)
Emily Leo ... executive producer
Terry Leonard ... producer
Oliver Roskill ... executive producer
Damon Russell ... producer
Lucan Toh ... producer
Paul Wesley ... producer
Isaac Wilkins ... line producer

Music by

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Darren Morze

Cinematography by

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Daniel Katz

Film Editing by

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Shawn Christensen
Andrew Napier
Damon Russell

Editorial Department

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Travis Abels ... trailer editor
Brenna Perez ... additional post-production services
Brittany Ross ... assistant editor
Jerome Thelia ... colorist

Casting By

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Avy Kaufman

Production Design by

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Scott Kuzio

Art Direction by

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Fletcher Chancey

Set Decoration by

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Nora Mendis

Costume Design by

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Mikaela Wohl

Makeup Department

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Alex Allen ... hair stylist / makeup artist
Lavonne Anthony ... body makeup artist / specialty tattoos
Allison Huntington Chase ... additional hair and make-up: supervisor
Beatrice Colter ... hair technician
Candice Crawford ... additional hair stylist
Maria DeBraga ... hair stylist (as Maria T. deBraga) / makeup artist (as Maria T. deBraga)
Charlotte Engel ... makeup: volunteer
Lillian Engel ... makeup: volunteer
Jodaleen Franz ... assistant makeup artist
Jessica Jade Jacob ... make-up and hair department head / special effects makeup supervisor
Spikey Love ... additional hair stylist
Rie Ogura ... additional makeup artist
Suki Tsujimoto ... key hair stylist / makeup artist / special effects makeup
Melissa Vento ... hair stylist / key makeup artist / special effects makeup
Rebecca Wong ... body makeup artist / specialty tattoos

Production Management

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Nate Cohen ... production supervisor
Jerome Thelia ... post-production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Claire Skowronek ... second assistant director
Cedric Vara ... first assistant director
Jonathan Wu ... second second assistant director

Art Department

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Nico Barnes ... scenic (as Carl Nico Barnes) / set carpenter
Micaela Carolan ... charge scenic / scenic
Brian Chandler ... leadman
Amanda Freedman ... property assistant
Léa Furnion ... graphic designer / set dresser
Mabel Nash Greenberg ... art volunteer (as Mabel Nash-Greenberg)
Nicole Heffron ... charge scenic
Erin Lass ... charge scenic
Daniel Maniace ... set dresser
Bree Merkwan ... set dresser
Colin Phelan ... on-set dresser
Jaclene Sini ... art volunteer
Bo Wangkeo ... construction coordinator
Zoe Zimet ... property master

Sound Department

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Kate Bilinski ... foley recordist & editor
Ryan Billia ... additional engineering: services / adr recordist
Rich Bologna ... re-recording mixer / supervising sound editor
Victoria Carcillar ... adr recordist
Ryan Collison ... foley artist
Daniel S. Irwin ... additional dialogue editor
John Moros ... dialogue & adr editor / re-recording mixer
Steve Neal ... adr technical support
Daniel Tomasiak ... audio utility
Marcin Tyszka ... sound mixer
Anthony Viera ... additional sound mixer

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Osvaldo Andreaus ... digital compositor
Min Hwa Jung ... digital compositor
Jim Kamoosi ... digital compositor / titles: and end credit design
Jonathan Podwil ... digital compositor (as Jonathan Podwill)
John Seppala ... digital compositor
Laura Wing-Kamoosi ... titles: and end credit design

Stunts

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Manny Siverio ... stunt coordinator

Camera and Electrical Department

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Chris Angarone ... best boy grip
Daniel April ... grip: volunteer
Timothée Arene ... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Luis Armada ... grip
Adam Barbay ... grip
Jordan Bell ... grip
Adrien Bertolle ... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Alexandre Bricas ... electric: volunteer
Tori Buenger ... digital imaging technician: volunteer
Yasmina Chambenoit ... assistant to cinematographer
Seth Coleman ... best boy electric
Nick Constandy ... data manager / digital imaging technician
Masseo Davis ... electric
Justin Derry ... key grip
Kaya Dillon ... grip (as Kaya Moon Dillon)
Jason Duffett ... third electric
Sam Ellison ... b camera first assistant
Eric Focus ... grip (as Eric Foley)
Bahadir Gurel ... additional b camera first assistant camera
Andrew Hubbard ... gaffer
Dave Isern ... b-camera operator (as David Isern) / steadicam operator
Charlotte Jardat-Katz ... still photographer
Alex Ladoux ... electric: volunteer
Yves Lamigeon ... grip / electric swing
William Malin ... data manager (as Will Malin) / digital imaging technician (as Will Malin)
William Maxwell-Lunney ... video assist operator
Jack McDonald ... grip
Marie Mounier ... b camera: volunteer
Thomson Nguyen ... grip
Laura Perrin ... a camera: volunteer
Nick Perron-Siegel ... grip
Justin Simpson ... additional b camera first assistant camera
Christopher Singleton ... second assistant camera
Geoff Taylor ... electric
Lyon Taylor ... electric
Nicholas Timmons ... additional b camera first assistant camera (as Nick Timmons)
Drew Verderame ... dolly grip

Casting Department

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Allison Aaron ... dance casting assistant
Lee Genick ... background casting
Ronen Gevint ... background casting associate
Alan Scott Neal ... casting assistant
Leeba Zakharov ... casting associate

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Cecilia Cholst ... set costumer (as Cecelia Cholst)
Angela Fludd ... set costumer
Aminah Haddad ... wardrobe supervisor
Melissa Lawson ... set costumer
Christina Nickas ... set costumer
Allison Pearce ... set costumer
Molly Schneider ... set costumer
Molly Youker ... set costumer

Location Management

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Tatiana Forster ... location scout
Maxwell Gately ... assistant location manager
Mia Thompson ... location manager

Music Department

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Prajyot Mahajan ... composer: additional music
Rob Pellecchia ... music: legal
Brienne Rose ... music supervisor
Gandhar Savur ... music legal

Transportation Department

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Bryan Stumpf ... driver: cast

Other crew

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Hazuki Aikawa ... epk
Juan Alvarado ... parking assistant
Finise Avery ... stand in: Fatima Ptacek
Dan Cameron ... production assistant
Christina H. Choe ... assistant accountant
Ahmed Chopra ... paperwork production assistant
Adam Cohen ... researcher
Katie Cordeal ... assistant accountant
Eduardo Cruz ... walkie production assistant (as Eduardo 'Deli' Cruz)
Rob DelBalzo ... caterer
Jim Dobson ... publicist
Kevin Donaldson ... production assistant
Chris Eustache ... production assistant
Joe Facey ... craft service
Jesse Fox ... legal counsel
Shalina Grover ... accountant clerk
Katherine Henly ... assistant choreographer
Christina Herzog ... production office coordinator
Ryan Honeycutt ... background production assistant
Joshua King ... production assistant
Mike King ... key production assistant
Evan Krauss ... legal counsel
Ciara Lacy ... product placement and clearances
Kenny Langer ... production secretary
Gene Malkin ... production assistant (as Eugene Malkin)
Sean McMillan ... parking assistant
Steve Mentor ... parking assistant
Patrick Parker ... parking assistant
Allison Plamondon ... choreographer
Tara Raichele ... catering coordinator (as Tara Raichle)
Veena Rao ... epk
Joqueriz Reyes ... parking assistant (as Joqueriz 'Katie' Reyes)
Cassandra Santiago ... first team production assistant
Erika Sanz Corbacho ... script supervisor (as Erika Sanz)
Lauren Silver ... production accountant
Martyna Starosta ... epk
Freddie Stevens ... production assistant
Bryan Stumpf ... production assistant
Rodney Tait ... parking coordinator
Ruby Violet ... office production assistant
Neal Williams ... production assistant
Jennifer Sara Wilmeth ... production assistant (as Jennifer Wilmeth)
Rebecca Wong ... media coordinator: from Temptu
Judy Zhong ... production assistant
David Zimmerman ... caterer
Huma Khan ... director legal post production (uncredited)

Thanks

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Hugo Ariz ... special thanks: Carlton Arms
Lorrie Bartlett ... special thanks
Patti Brashears ... special thanks
Vivian Moore Brown ... special thanks: Baruch College
Chris Cieloszczyk ... special thanks: St. Stanislaus Koska School (as Principal Chris Cieloszczyk)
Cres Coutinho ... special thanks: Baruch College
Thomas Destefano ... special thanks: Nassau County Corrections Facility (as Lt. Thomas Destefano)
Jason Dolan ... special thanks
Susan Durcan ... special thanks: AMVA
Lindsey Fanneli ... special thanks (as Lindsey Fannelli)
Katarina Golianova ... special thanks
Debbie Hager ... special thanks: Gramercy Theater
Hunter Hewett ... special thanks
Max Johnson ... special thanks
Greg Kenepp ... special thanks
Kelly Leonard ... special thanks
Nanci Leonard ... special thanks
Richard Leonard ... special thanks
Andrew Male ... special thanks
Debra Markowitz ... special thanks: Nassau County Film Commission
Laura Mulholland ... special thanks: Gramercy Theater
John M. Ogren ... special thanks: Carlton Arms
John Roberts ... special thanks
Dallas Sonnier ... special thanks
Joe Tawil ... special thanks: Metro Drugs
Sophie Toh ... special thanks
Jody Tracey ... special thanks
Peter Trinh ... special thanks

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Plot Summary

A troubled young man and his strait-laced niece embark on a thrilling odyssey through New York City in this heartrending drama based on an Oscar-winning short. As his life hits rock bottom, 20-something Richie decides to end it all, only to have his half-hearted suicide attempt interrupted by an urgent request from his sister to babysit her precocious daughter. So begins a madcap tour of Manhattan after dark, as uncle and niece find unexpected bonds in the unlikeliest of places. Written by IFC Films

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Also Known As
  • Zanim znikne (Poland)
  • Ben Kaybolmadan Önce (Turkey, Turkish title)
  • Untitled Shawn Christensen Project
  • Пока я не исчезну (Russia)
  • The Long Goodnight
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Runtime
  • 93 min
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Box Office

Opening Weekend United States $2,676, 28 Nov 2014

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Trivia Based on the 2012 Academy Award winning short film, 'Curfew', also written and directed by Shawn Christensen See more »
Movie Connections References Psycho (1960). See more »
Soundtracks Five Years See more »
Quotes Bill: You know the wonderful thing about you, Rich? It's that death isn't just a destination for you. It's a part of you. It lives in you. It's woven into the fabric of your soul. There's nothing you can do but embrace the fact that every day of your life ought to be your last.
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