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Carving a Life ()


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Mitch must confront the haunting memories of his mother's tragic death and overcome his alcohol abuse, or lose all that is most precious to him.

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Mitch
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Lauren
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Stephen
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Rebecca
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Eric
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Dr. Johnson
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Mary
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Dr. Kasem
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Veronica
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Lyndsey
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Rehab Psychologist
Kathleen Holt ...
Nurse Mary
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Young Mitch
Samuel James Pfoser ...
Young eric
Kellen Rose ...
Kid at beach
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Ethan
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Gordon
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2nd Grade Girl 2
Sebastian Pagado ...
3rd Grade Boy 1
Andra Mitchell ...
2nd Grade Girl 1
Norah Dillman ...
2nd Grade Girl 4
Daelyn Bell ...
2nd Grade Girl 3
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Dj
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Brad
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Heather
Don Madison ...
Ranch owner
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Mom at Beach
Ashley Kloos ...
Lifeguard
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Rehab Counselor
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Rehab Receptionist
Adrianna Van Vliet ...
Rehab Receptionist
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Juan Aguirre ...
Guitar Party Guy
Cassady Amberlyn ...
Visitor
Alyssa Arias ...
5th Grade Girl 4
Nicole Arias ...
5th Grade Girl 5
Trent Ayers ...
Busboy
Justin Barbour ...
Art Gallery Patron 2
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Restaurant Patron
Iliana Behl ...
Restaurant Patron
MaClaryn Bell ...
5th Grade Girl 6
Sam Bennett ...
Teen 12
Chris Blas ...
Restaurant Patron
Courtney Boyle ...
Party Teen
Robert Braun ...
Teacher Award Guest 11
Nathan Brewer ...
Student
Pat Brymer ...
Wedding Guest
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Restaurant Patron
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Restaurant Patron
Tyler Como ...
Teen 4
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The Principal
Amanda Crosswhite ...
Teen 11
Sharon Crosswhite ...
Teacher Award Guest 14
Paul Cruz ...
Teacher Award Guest 9
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Rehab visitor
Elizabeth Denny ...
5th Grade Girl 8
Chloe Ding ...
Teen 6
Sondre Draguicevich ...
5th Grade Boy 2
Nitasha Drake ...
5th Grade Girl 7
Sandra Drake ...
Teacher Award Guest 7
Jessica Ebert ...
Teen 7
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Rehab Patient
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Doctor
Shayla Eslampour ...
5th Grade Girl 3
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Teen 9
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Highschool Teacher
Kelly Flaherty ...
5th Grade Girl 10
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Art Gallery Patron 3
Sonja Georgievski
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Wedding Guest
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Waiter
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Eric's Dad
Sommer Knight Goodman ...
Teacher Award Guest 8
Jim Green ...
Woodshop Buyer
Kelly Guerrazzi ...
Teacher Award Guest 5
Jean Harris ...
Teacher Award Guest 13
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Announcer
Felicia Hill ...
Teacher Award Guest 6
Keagan Holmes ...
5th Grade Boy 1
Kiora Holmes ...
5th Grade girl 1
Joshua Infante ...
Visitor
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Teacher Award Guest 15 (as Lori Jones)
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Visitor
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Teen 10
Amiya Lanway ...
5th Grade Girl 9
Grace Lazaga ...
Art Gallery Patron 1
Brigit Lewis ...
5th Grade Girl 8
Brianna Lin ...
5th Grade Girl 13
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Restaurant Patron
Becky Love ...
Teacher Award Guest 3
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Teacher Award Guest 12
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Nurse (as Ambar Kaiser)
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Rehab Patient (as Russ Mates)
Tony Mauriello ...
Doctor
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Restaurant Patron (as Thaís Mayara)
Dylan McConnell ...
Teen 2
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Orderly at Hospital
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Art Gallery Patron 5
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Party goer
Vierra Moore ...
5th Grade Girl 2
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Zach
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Teen 5
Mike Murray ...
Orderly
Natalie Lynn Nordean ...
Art Gallery Patron 6
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Rehab Patient
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Art Gallery Patron 4
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Himself (creditOnly)
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Wedding guest
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Patient
Katalina Prince ...
Teacher Award Guest 4
Shilpa Pryor ...
Restaurant Patron
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Party goer
Nicholas Redd ...
5th Grade Boy 4
Ann Reilly ...
Teacher Award Guest 2
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Art Gallery Patron 7
Alex Rusakoff ...
Kid in Classroom
Daphne Salazar ...
Restaurant Patron
Zachary Schuett ...
Teen 13
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Visitor
Sandra Sladkey ...
Teacher Award Guest 1
Selah Sladkey ...
Teen 3
Tyrone Smith ...
Orderly
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Teacher 2
Guy Szalkowski ...
Restaurant Patron
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Receptionist
Kristine Vaughn ...
5th Grade Girl 11
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Teen Student 1
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5th Grade Boy 5
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Wedding Guest
Olga Wages ...
Wedding Guest
Vladymir Wong ...
Teen 1
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Wedding guest
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Doctor
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Teacher

Directed by

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Terry Ross

Written by

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Lisa Bruhn ... (writer)

Produced by

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Evette Betancourt ... line producer
Edlynne Bruhn ... associate producer
Lisa Bruhn ... executive producer
Jim Comstock ... executive producer
Dave Crawford ... associate producer
Dave Evans ... line producer
Marie Denise Green ... associate producer
Jay Jee ... associate producer
Nancy Kramer ... associate producer
Sandy Orsmond-Holmes ... associate producer
Terry Ross ... co-producer

Music by

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Edna Alejandra Longoria

Cinematography by

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Oscar Velázquez ... (as Oscar Velasquez)

Film Editing by

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Jackie Bainto
Janna Reznik ... lead editor

Editorial Department

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Peter K. Flynn ... post production supervisior

Casting By

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Terry Ross

Art Direction by

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Faelynn Paterson

Makeup Department

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Sarah Hall Ankerman ... makeup artist
Aseany Duncan ... makeup artist (as Brittany Duncan)
Alonna Hauser ... makeup artist
Melina Kerasimian ... makeup artist
Aileen Lujan ... makeup artist
Paloma Romo ... makeup artist
Lana Safyan ... assistant makeup artist
Phoenix Webb ... makeup artist

Production Management

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Evette Betancourt ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Jackie Bainto ... second assistant director
Gabriel Pan ... assistant director / first assistant director

Art Department

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Pat Brymer ... puppet creator
Kathleen Swain ... sketch artist

Sound Department

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Liam Flynn ... boom operator
Peter K. Flynn ... sound editor / sound recordist / supervising sound editor
Christopher W. Heck ... sound recordist

Visual Effects by

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D.J. Summitt ... main title design

Stunts

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Cassandra Betancourt ... utility stunts
Hans Marrero ... stunt coordinator
Erik Schultz ... utility stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Krista Bourdi ... still photographer
Travis Eden ... camera operator / first assistant camera / grip
John Freeman ... gaffer
Alison Huntley ... still photographer
Anthony Neustadt ... lighting technician
Faelynn Paterson ... still photographer
Janna Reznik ... still photographer
Claudia Robles ... first assistant camera
Joseph Arthur Soria ... first assistant camera
Patanjali Taylor ... grip
Oscar Velázquez ... lighting technician (as Oscar Velasquez)
Don Wyman ... still photographer

Casting Department

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Terry Ross ... casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Grace Lazaga ... costumer / wardrobe supervisor

Music Department

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Rachelle Jean-Louis ... music consultant
Aron Pinsky ... music licenses

Other crew

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Jonathan 'Gus' Eid ... assistant to navid negahban (as Jonathan Eid) / assistant: Navid Negahban (as Jonathan Eid)
Cyril Bassan ... production assistant
Josh Benz ... production assistant
Marla Bingham ... choreographer / choroegrapher
Bill Blea ... production assistant
David Bornstein ... production assistant
Jordan Bruhn ... production assistant
Mariel Burquez ... production assistant
Ismael Cosio ... production assistant
Travis Eden ... equipment manager
Mike Egbert ... production assistant
Dave Evans ... production assistant
Katrina Giles ... craft service
Jim Green ... production assistant
Sean D. McLean ... production assistant
Sandy Orsmond-Holmes ... associate producer
Kevin Pardo ... assistant to evette betancourt
Wendy Shepherd ... publicist
Kigh Sturdevan ... production assistant
Patanjali Taylor ... script supervisor

Thanks

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Jodi Cilley ... the producers wish to thank
Stephen Dixon ... very special thanks
Marybeth Edwards ... special thanks
Nick Edwards Johnson ... special thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

With slices of humor and deeply woven painful memories, Carving A Life creates a vivid insight into the precarious world of first love, commitment for "better or worse," and finding strength when you've lost it all. The story follows the life of charming Mitch, an aspiring woodcarving artist, who struggles with guilt and haunting memories from his past. Mitch falls in love with an unsuspecting elementary school teacher Lauren and must overcome ongoing conflicts father, alcohol abuse and related health issues, as he tries to hang on to the love of his life Lauren. Written by Producers

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