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The Bench (2014)

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A man enjoys the afternoon on a park bench when he is suddenly greeted by a woman that knows everything about him, yet he doesn't recall ever meeting her in his life.

Director:

Shawn Martin

Writer:

Shawn Martin
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Cast

Cast overview:
John Houston John Houston ... Michael
Miranda Godkin Miranda Godkin ... Mysterious Woman
Ginger Ginger ... Nivek the Dog
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Storyline

Michael has a routine. Every day at noon, he heads to his favorite local park where he sits and enjoys the sun on the same bench. However, this time is slightly different, he is greeted by a mysterious woman who soon seems to know everything about him. However, he doesn't recall ever meeting her. Written by Shawn Martin

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Taglines:

What would you do if a stranger knew everything about you?

Genres:

Short | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 January 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Budget:

CAD 260 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Joseph James Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo (Dolby 2.0)| Dolby Digital (Dolby 5.1)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Two cameras were used to shoot the film; a consumer grade camcorder for the main scenes and the Samsung Galaxy S3 cellphone for the night scene. See more »

Quotes

Mysterious Woman: There are only a few of us, Michael, who believe we are here for a reason while others believe it's just all fun before death.
Michael: I don't remember telling you my name.
Mysterious Woman: You haven't today.
[Michael signs, rubbing his head]
Michael: Then how do you know my name?
Mysterious Woman: I know everything about you, Michael.
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The Bench Underscores
Composed by Shawn Martin
© 2014 Joseph James Records
Published by Joseph James Publishing (SOCAN)
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Good Canadian short.
20 April 2014 | by jrrego-980-246040See all my reviews

A good short story. A man meets a stranger on a bench where he eats lunch every day, the stranger seems to know his whole life story and he must come to grips with his past. Acting was decent for a small Canadian short and they did a good job of getting the mood down as well as making the characters believable. I am fond of east coast accents so I enjoyed that part and didn't find it distracting. I found the focusing of the camera at certain parts a bit distracting on my eyes as I found it would focus on the trees behind then the actress then back to the trees and I found I was looking at the trees behind more then I was the actors Overall as a short film it was good and would recommend for someone wanting to see something that's different and not the usual fare that is out there in today's world.


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