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Melrose (2018)

Unrated | | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 21 January 2020 (USA)
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A struggling actor on the outskirts of Hollywood takes a sketchy day job on Melrose Avenue, and uncovers the dark reality of living in Hollywood in the twenty-first century.

Director:

Soren James (as Søren James)

Writers:

Andy Manson (story/co-written by), Soren James (co-writer) (as Søren James)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Drew Koles ... Clarke Martin
Jinny Ryann ... Rachel Zeitlyn
Merlin Froyd Merlin Froyd ... Barry Silas
Marie Oldenbourg ... Justine Claire
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Thom Babbes ... Therapist
Josh Burns Josh Burns ... Wallace Sampson
Nicole Ciravolo ... Nicole
Michelle Ranae Gamble Michelle Ranae Gamble ... Callback Producer / The Voice of Shame
Skylar Harrison Skylar Harrison ... Clarke's Agent / The Voice of Reason
Emily Karlsson ... Brenda Macintyre
Justin Marco ... Justin
Drew Petriello Drew Petriello ... Guy Harris
Tiago Santos ... Tiago
Josh Spishak Josh Spishak ... Grant
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An unapologetically millennial view of Los Angeles, Melrose is a truly rare, and original, cinematic experience. It's La La Land - on acid; 500 Days of Summer - off its meds; The Graduate - for the college dropout. Financed entirely with college tuition payments, and produced independently with zero compromise by a crew with a median age of 21, it's "a crazy, color blast of a movie." (Actors Awards LA) and an authentic debut by director Soren James. Featuring award-winning, unforgettable debut performances from Jinny Ryann and Drew Koles, alongside irreverent, scene-stealing debuts from Merlin Froyd and Marie Oldenbourg, it's dark, hilarious, heartbreaking, and spontaneous; sometimes all at once. With a hugely evocative soundtrack, a smart script, eye-popping widescreen cinematography, frenetic, fast paced editing, and a clever use of long, unbroken takes - the result is a rollercoaster ride, an experience comparable only to actually being in your twenties, with all its ups and downs. Written by Gravitas Ventures

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Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Unrated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Russian

Release Date:

21 January 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Spongers See more »

Filming Locations:

Hollywood, California, USA

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Budget:

$14,000 (estimated)
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Area 51 Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo | D-Cinema 48kHz 5.1

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2:40:1
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Trivia

Was originally a short film in 2015, but was extended to a feature mid shooting. See more »

Soundtracks

Tristesse
(From Etude No. 3 OP 10)
composed by Frédéric François Chopin
performed by Gino Bordin,
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Godard's "Breathless" for the 2020's
22 January 2020 | by OXID-d-AzotSee all my reviews

"Melrose" will be for the 2020's what Godard's "Breathless" ("À bout de souffle") was for the 1960's: seminal. The youth and its struggles in an youthful esthetic. Note that the highest rated movies almost never talk about the life of those who rate. Refusal of the mirror.


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