The Motel


1h 16m 2005

Brief Synopsis

A coming-of-age film about Ernest Chin, a boy growing up in his family-owned motel, who befriends Sam Kim, a charismatically self-destructive man who has checked in. Sam decides to take Ernest under his wing and teach the fatherless boy how to be a man--all in about a week.

Film Details

Also Known As
Motel
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2005
Distribution Company
IA Media/Palm Pictures
Location
New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 16m

Synopsis

A coming-of-age film about Ernest Chin, a boy growing up in his family-owned motel, who befriends Sam Kim, a charismatically self-destructive man who has checked in. Sam decides to take Ernest under his wing and teach the fatherless boy how to be a man--all in about a week.

Crew

Alfredo L Adalwan Jr.

Office Runner

Janice Ahn

Casting Assistant

Calvin Alden

Craft Service

Miguel Arteta

Producer

Jack Baierlein

Dailies

Chad Beck

Assistant Editor

Sarah Beers

Costume Designer

Angela Beresford

Office Runner

Michael Best

Assistant Camera

Michael Billings

Office Runner

Steve Borne

Supervising Sound Editor

Judy Bowman

Casting Assistant

Albert Bramante

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Steven Briante

Camera Operator

Steven Briante

Assistant Camera

David Briggs

Adr Editor

David Briggs

Foley Editor

Nancy Bulalacao

Casting Director

Dario Camara

Office Runner

Brian Cantaldi

Production Accountant

Jef Castro

Storyboard Artist

Jesse Fox Chaney

Set Production Assistant

Donna Tina Charles

Casting Associate

Nora Chau

Casting Assistant

Karin Chien

Producer

Kenneth Chu

Set Production Assistant

Susan Chun

Script Supervisor

Jacob Cohen

Office Production Assistant

Joanna Colbert

Casting Director

Eboni Cooper

Production Coordinator

Marco Cousins

On-Set Dresser

Sarah Croot

Art Director

Heather M Daniels

Assistant Director

Jonako Donley

Office Runner

May Elbaz

Wardrobe Supervisor

Dan Elefante

Assistant Production Coordinator

Derrick Espino

Adr

Erwin Falcon

Casting Assistant

Yolan Fisher

Property Master

Christina Fontana

Assistant Director

Charlie Foster

Casting Assistant

Fabian Garcia

Makeup

Fabian Garcia

Hair

Bryan J Goetzinger

Set Production Assistant

Seth Granger

Boom Operator

Jonathan Grassi

Photography

Matthew Greenfield

Producer

Tara Grieco

Boom Operator

Joey Grossfeld

Photography

J Conor Guy

Assistant Editor

Simon Hawkins

Set Production Assistant

Zeke Hawkins

Assistant

Fred Heid

Color Timer

Ethan Hoyt

Office Runner

George Huey

Co-Executive Producer

Eleanor Hutchins

On-Set Dresser

Brando Isaza

Casting Assistant

Anthony L Jamison

Assistant Editor

Chan Jeon

Grip

Jeff Jonsson

Assistant Sound Editor

Michael Kang

Screenplay

Kate Karbowniczek

Set Production Assistant

Cecily Kaston

Assistant Director

Gregory Kenney

Property Master

Fred Kim

Casting Assistant

Jason Kim

Set Production Assistant

Jeff Kim

Best Boy Electric

Francesa Kobe-smith

Office Runner

Gina Kwon

Producer

Christopher K Lagdamen

Set Production Assistant

Nathan Larson

Music

Minsoo Lee

Office Runner

Tom Legoff

Photography

David Leonard

Editor

Lisa Leone

Director Of Photography

Mindi Levinson

Location Manager

Ed Lin

Source Material

Joannza Lo

Set Production Assistant

Louise Lovegrove

Swing

Matt Maisto

Set Production Assistant

Corinne Manabat

Casting Assistant

Marta A Masferrer

Post-Production Supervisor

Peter Mcgill

Gaffer

Jack Mclaughlin

Driver

Spike Molina

Set Production Assistant

Ron Morales

Swing

Jamin O'brien

Unit Production Manager

Erica Palgon

Casting Assistant

Noelle Penraat

Negative Cutter

Jordan Phiebig

Production Assistant

Theresa Radka

Sound Mixer

Alia Raza

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Elena Redmon

Craft Service

Shannon Rhee

Casting Assistant

John Romer

Camera Operator

John Romer

Loader

Anatol Rotman

Office Runner

Jenny Scarlata

Assistant Camera

Mark Scheib

Editor

Eden J Shapiro

Executive Producer

Esther Shapiro

Executive Producer

Richard Shapiro

Executive Producer

Colleen Sharp

Editor

Clarence Sharpe

Set Production Assistant

Susan Shopmaker

Casting

Derrick Simmons

Stunt Coordinator

Manny Siverio

Stunt Coordinator

Michael Sledd

Production Coordinator

Collin Smith

Location Scout

Ernesto Solo

Production Designer

Reilly Steele

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Pierre Stefanos

Casting Assistant

Adam Stein

Editor

Perry Unjang

Best Boy Grip

Shane Valentino

Art Director

Jason Velez

Key Grip

Joe Violante

Advisor

Leo Won

Hair

Leo Won

Makeup

Marisa Wu

Location Manager

Patrick Yee

Casting Assistant

Margaret Yen

Music Supervisor

Suzi Yoonessi

Assistant

Ian James Young

Production Assistant

Paul Zydel

Adr

Film Details

Also Known As
Motel
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2005
Distribution Company
IA Media/Palm Pictures
Location
New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 16m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States January 2005

Released in United States July 28, 2006

Released in United States on Video January 30, 2007

Released in United States Summer June 28, 2006

Shown at Sundance Film Festival (American Spectrum) January 20-30, 2005.

Based on the novel "Waylaid" by Ed Lin.

Feature directorial debut for Michael Kang.

Released in United States January 2005 (Shown at Sundance Film Festival (American Spectrum) January 20-30, 2005.)

Released in United States on Video January 30, 2007

Released in United States Summer June 28, 2006

Released in United States July 28, 2006 (Los Angeles)