Storytelling


1h 27m 2001

Brief Synopsis

Two stories set in two eras against the comical terrain of college and high school, past and present--exploring issues of sex, race, celebrity and exploitation. The first story: On a college campus in the mid-80s, a white female writing student has an emotional experience with her black, male writin

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
2001
Production Company
Ross Miller
Distribution Company
FINE LINE/FINE LINE FEATURES
Location
New Jersey, USA; Yonkers, New York, USA; New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 27m

Synopsis

Two stories set in two eras against the comical terrain of college and high school, past and present--exploring issues of sex, race, celebrity and exploitation. The first story: On a college campus in the mid-80s, a white female writing student has an emotional experience with her black, male writing teacher. The second story: In 2000, Toby Oxman is a 30-year-old wannabe celebrity and a documentary filmmaker. He sets out to document the Livingstons, an affluent suburban family raising three boys. The eldest is Scooby, a goofy, uninspired high school senior who aspires to be the next Conan O'Brien but whose parents are desperate for him to attend college in the fall. Brady, his 16-year-old brother, is the school's handsome and popular football star. When Brady is injured by another student during a football game, friends and family are forced to take stock of their values and re-evaluate their lives.

Crew

Sean Ackerman

Office Assistant

Kimberly Acosta

Stock Footage

Laird Adamson

Assistant

Keith Addis

Special Thanks To

Eric Agopian

Production Assistant

Alan Aguilar

Other

Geoff Allen

Song

Bill Almeida

Electrician

Robert M Andres

Key Grip

Bruce V Arcieri

Carpenter

Tony Arnaud

Grip

David Ascalon

Art Department

Ann Marie Auricchio

Other

Henry Avelin

Transportation Captain

Crystal Bahmaie

Set Production Assistant

Liz Baird

Casting Assistant

Declan Baldwin

Line Producer

Randall Balsmeyer

Visual Effects Supervisor

John Barba

Casting Associate

Michael Bederman

Production Accountant

Sarah Bicknell

Production

Timothy Bird

Assistant Director

Mark Boro

Special Effects

Kevin Breznahan

Other

Mark Brochardt

Special Thanks To

Pete Bucossi

Stunt Coordinator

Russell Bullock

Other

Shannon Burkett

Other

Tom Burman

Special Thanks To

Brian Buteau

Dresser

Nancy Cabrera

Foley Artist

Matthew Callagy

Driver

Michael D Canale

Driver

Don Canfeld

Motion Control

Mel Cannon

Grip

Patrick Capone

Camera Operator

Brian Carmichael

Video Playback

Susan Carrano

Assistant Costume Designer

David Chacon

Driver

David Chambers

Location Assistant

Cory Chew

Other

James Chinlund

Production Designer

Mark A Chomow

Driver

Walter Chomow

Driver

Ernie Clemens

Driver

John Clifford

Photography

Jack Coffen

Rigging Gaffer

Ray Collins

Steadicam Operator

J. John Corbett

Animator

John Corso

Steadicam Operator

Paul Coscia

Driver

Tom Costabile

Construction Coordinator

Carlos Covian

Driver

Lamont Crawford

Dolly Grip

Tom Crehan

Transportation Co-Captain

Ralph Crowley

Best Boy

Curt Cuomo

Song

Joe Cuzan

Other

Stef D'andrea

Special Thanks To

David Davenport

Wardrobe Supervisor

Michael De Luca

Executive Producer

Willie Deans

Song

Nicholas Decaneas

Art Assistant

Joan Devilla

Accountant

Tony Doogan

Music

Bari Dreiband-burman

Special Thanks To

Maureen Duffy

Other

Heather Dunbar

Assistant

John Dunn

Costume Designer

Lori Eastside

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Chris Eckstein

Production

William Egan

Grip

Fred Elmes

Other

Fred Elmes

Director Of Photography

Joe Facey

Craft Service

David L Feinberg

Production

Amy Beth Feldman

Art Assistant

Alexis Fish

Product Placement

Benny Flay

Extras Casting Assistant

Matthew Fleece

Foley Mixer

Janell Fletcher

Post-Production

Maryann C Fondulas

Accounting Assistant

Alfredo Frasson

Color Timer

Peter Galman

Special Thanks To

Jamie Gannon

Production Assistant

Juan Garcia

Song

Leslie Garvin

Assistant Director

Becky Goldberg

Production

Dr. Robin Goodman

Other

Greg Gordon

Production Assistant

Ann Goulder

Casting

Deborah Greene

On-Set Dresser

Roman Greller

On-Set Dresser

Carlos Gueriza

Assistant Camera Operator

Amy Habacker

Wardrobe Supervisor

Krista Haimovitch

Location Coordinator

Quentin Harris

Hair Stylist

Sharyn Hauck

Animal Trainer

Sig Hauck

Animal Trainer

Stacey Havens

Wardrobe Assistant

Amy Henkels

Executive Producer

Michael Herlihy

Foreman

Ted Hope

Producer

Johanna Hosking

Casting Associate

T W John House

Grip

Jesse Hove

Location Assistant

Aimee Howard

Casting Associate

Lyle Hysen

Special Thanks To

Todd Interland

Special Thanks To

Susan Jacobs

Music Supervisor

Drew Jiritano

Special Effects Coordinator

Elton John

Song

Elton John

Song Performer

Dr. Barry Jordan

Other

Robert Kahoud

Consultant

Dierdre Kane

Props Assistant

Ruth Katz

On-Set Dresser

Kathy Kelehan

Titles

Pat Kiernan

Other

David Klass

Special Thanks To

Thomas Kodros

Other

Jeremy Konner

Location Assistant

Jane Kelly Kosek

Assistant

Andy Kris

Sound Editor

Andy Kris

Rerecording

Drew Kunin

Sound Mixer

Victoria Lang

Assistant Director

Nathan Larson

Song

Nathan Larson

Music

Sean Leahy

Driver

Paul Leonardo

Post-Production Supervisor

James Lepow

Production Assistant

Lisa J Levine

Adr Editor

Erica Levy

Product Placement

Rafael Lima

Other

David Linde

Executive Producer

Cathryn Long

Animal Trainer

Bryan Lovelace

On-Set Dresser

Jonathan Lumley

Gaffer

Jennifer H. Lyne

Assistant Location Manager

Alex Macdonald

Motion Control

Gala Magrina

Art Assistant

Paul Massey

Driver

Spike Mcclure

Other

Matt Mcdonald

Animator

M. J. Mcgrath

Costumes

Ronnie Miller

Carpenter

Ross Miller

Production Insurance

Jackie Milligan

Song

Eytan Mirsky

Special Thanks To

Monique Mitchell

Foreman

Andrew Mortelliti

Special Effects

Kristal Mosley

Set Production Assistant

Jordan Moussouros

Production

Dana C Neuwirth

On-Set Dresser

Jennifer Alex Nickason

Set Decorator

Evelyne Noraz

Makeup Artist

David Novak

Consultant

Conan O'brien

Other

Sean Oliver

Other

Carlos Olivia

Production

Tim Oravetz

Property Master

Alan Oxman

Editor

Kyra Panchenko

Makeup Artist

John Panuccio

Grip

Chris Parsons

Production

Jennifer Perito

Other

Nina Persson

Song

Nina Persson

Song Performer

Mary Ellen Porto

Dialogue Editor

Robert Prate

Grip

Michael Primmer

Boom Operator

Robin Rankine

Song

Leigh Rathner

Assistant Camera Operator

Gregor Reid

Song

Kevin C Reidy

Grip

Judy Rhee

Art Director

Neil Robertson

Special Thanks To

Paul Roer

On-Set Dresser

Jason Rogers

Production

Jeffrey Rollins

On-Set Dresser

Eric Rosner

Special Thanks To

Jeff Roth

Production Supervisor

Dana Rudys

Production

Mike S Ryan

Location Manager

David M. Salisbury

Driver

Stephen T Scarphilla

Grip

Michael Schiff

Production

Connie Schlier

Other

Paula Schmit

Other

Keith Schofield

Production

Roger Schwartzschild

Special Thanks To

Jonathan J Scupp

Special Effects

Amit Sethi

Animator

Timothy Shea

Other

Stephen Shellooe

Camera

Jessica B Sinoway

Costumes

Christopher Skutch

Best Boy Grip

Frank Slaten

Production Assistant

Ben Slatkin

Special Thanks To

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
2001
Production Company
Ross Miller
Distribution Company
FINE LINE/FINE LINE FEATURES
Location
New Jersey, USA; Yonkers, New York, USA; New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 27m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States 2001

Released in United States August 2001

Released in United States January 2002

Released in United States May 2001

Released in United States on Video May 10, 2005

Released in United States September 2001

Released in United States Winter January 25, 2002

Shown at Cannes International Film Festival (Un Certain Regard) May 9-20, 2001.

Shown at Edinburgh International Film Festival (Eyes of the World) August 12-26, 2001.

Shown at New York Film Festival September 28 - October 14, 2001.

Shown at San Sebastian International Film Festival (in competition) September 20-29, 2001.

Began shooting July 26, 2000.

Completed shooting September 19, 2000.

Released in United States 2001 (Shown at New York Film Festival September 28 - October 14, 2001.)

Released in United States January 2002 (Shown at Sundance Film Festival (American Showcase) in Park City, Utah January 10-20, 2002.)

Released in United States Winter January 25, 2002

Released in United States May 2001 (Shown at Cannes International Film Festival (Un Certain Regard) May 9-20, 2001.)

Released in United States on Video May 10, 2005

Released in United States August 2001 (Shown at Edinburgh International Film Festival (Eyes of the World) August 12-26, 2001.)

Released in United States September 2001 (Shown at San Sebastian International Film Festival (in competition) September 20-29, 2001.)