Ripple Effect


1h 23m 2008

Brief Synopsis

First generation immigrant, and hip, new-age clothing designer, Amer Atrash, left Lebanon in pursuit of the America Dream. Though he has come close several times, something unexpected always seems to prevent Amer from accomplishing his goal--financial success. In the weeks before the launch of his c

Film Details

MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Drama
Release Date
2008
Production Company
Ascent Media Group; Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment, Inc.; Chris Ferraro; Digital Dream; Npi Production Services; Widget Post Production
Distribution Company
Monterey Media; Monterey Media; Monterey Media
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 23m

Synopsis

First generation immigrant, and hip, new-age clothing designer, Amer Atrash, left Lebanon in pursuit of the America Dream. Though he has come close several times, something unexpected always seems to prevent Amer from accomplishing his goal--financial success. In the weeks before the launch of his cutting edge clothing brand Atrash, and on the brink of major financial success, Amer finds himself in an all too familiar predicament when the rug is pulled from under his feet. Meanwhile, his neglected wife Sherry decides that she needs time to reevaluate her situation--thus, she requests that Amer move into his office. Amer tries to bury himself in his work, but is haunted by the memories of an event that transpired years ago. He confesses his secret to Sherry, divulging the story of an unavoidable accident fifteen years earlier, that left Phillip Blackman a cripple and in a wheelchair. Amer believes all of the pitfalls he has encountered since that night are directly linked to the curse and bad karma that follows him around. Sherry, who is compassionate and understanding, encourages Amer to find Phillip and make amends. Amer locates Phillip after first meeting his amazingly beautiful wife, Kitty, singing at the local bar on a weekly basis. Amer begs for forgiveness, but does so by citing all the trouble and bad karma that has resulted in his life. Eventually, Phillip takes Amer on a journey, the goal of which is to change Amer's state of mind and help bring him nearer to enlightenment.

Crew

Jamie Abrahams

Associate Producer

Dustin Adams

Art Department

Jose Tomas Agote

Song

Asia Ahearn

Costume Designer

Justin Alabart

Camera Assistant

Justin Alabart

Assistant Camera

Trevor Allen

Director Of Photography

Trevor Allen

Graphics Coordinator

Trevor Allen

Line Producer

Neil Alumkal

Associate Producer

Paige Andree

Hair Stylist

Esteban Ayala

Electrician

Lisa Baro

Sound Effects Editor

Jessica Barr

Grip

David Bartlett

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

David Bartlett

Supervising Sound Editor

Clint Bennett

Music Producer

Clint Bennett

Music

Justin Bergeron

High Definition Systems Engineer

Benjamin Bertsch

High Definition Systems Engineer

Cruz Bethurem

Grip

Kolter Bethurem

Electrician

David Block

Color

Beau Bonetti

Music Engineer

Tiffany Bordelon-walsh

Assistant Director

Dino Bozikovic

Assistant Director

Dino Bozikovic

Line Producer

Dino Bozikovic

Camera Operator

Chris Brandt

Assistant Director

Marcella Bremond

Script Supervisor

Gregory Brezovec

Best Boy Electric

Jan Henric Buettner

Co-Executive Producer

Adrian H Buono

Song

Evans Butterworth

Coproducer

Evans Butterworth

Post-Production Supervisor

Stacy Butterworth

Assistant Director

Val C

Song Performer

Philippe Caland

Producer

Philippe Caland

Screenplay

Pierre Caland

Executive Producer

Sanaa Cannella

Foley Artist

Valerie Cevallos

Song

Lindsay D. Chag

Casting

Josh Christensen

Wardrobe Assistant

David Chung

Gaffer

Jeff Clark

Steadicam Operator

Jennifer Clasen

Assistant Camera

Salvatore Coniglio

Assistant Camera

Darin Cummings

Electrician

Dave Cummins

High Definition Systems Engineer

Lance Cutter

Assistant Editor

Andrew Daniel

Swing Gang

Marc Dauer

Original Score

Marc Dauer

Song

Gary Day

Sound Mixer

Kelly Deboer

On-Set Dresser

Kelly Deboer

Art Assistant

Ryan Degrazzo

Assistant Camera

Carl Demarco

Video Post-Production

Lawson Deming

Assistant Camera

Dan Di Julio

Grip

Minnie Driver

Executive Producer

Minnie Driver

Song

Minnie Driver

Song Performer

Lucien Eagle-jack

Boom Operator

Matt Fabian

Electrician

Chris Ferraro

Production Insurance

China Forbes

Song

Lou Forestieri

Music

Cynthia Galley

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Yvan Gauthier

Editor

Martha Gilbert

Makeup Artist

Noe Gomez

Production Assistant

Eric Gosh

Sound Effects Editor

Garth Grinde

Consultant

Jilliane Grodecki

Production Assistant

Ed Gutentag

Camera Operator

Tarik Hameedi

Assistant Camera

Bayan Hedayaty

Electrician

Robin Hennington

Production Assistant

Tiffani Hillin

Art Department

Chris Hixon

Boom Operator

Natalie Hsieh

Assistant Director

Mike Hugo

High Definition Systems Engineer

Wade Ingram

Production Assistant

Cheo Jackson

Production Assistant

Brad Jenkins

Grip

Justin Jones

Assistant Director

Justin Jones

Assistant Director

Amanda Jurgensen

Production Assistant

Iwona Kanclerz

Script Supervisor

Patrick Kanehann

Assistant Director

Daron Keet

Director Of Photography

Daron Keet

Camera Operator

Peter Wade Keusch

Song

Nikita Kleverov

Editor

Joanne Koehler

Audio

Koji Kojima

Assistant Camera

Thomas M. Lauderdale

Song

Shirley Leong

Production Designer

Will Leong

Stunt Coordinator

Kenneth Leslie

Assistant Art Director

Wayne Levy

Co-Executive Producer

Roberto Lewis

Assistant Camera

Elaine Lincourt

Assistant Camera

Tim Van Der Linden

Best Boy Electric

Baian Lombardo

Production Assistant

Virginia Madsen

Executive Producer

Derek Marcil

Sound Mixer

Jacobus Marcus

Gaffer

Anthony Marinelli

Music Producer

Anthony Marinelli

Music

Manolo Marroquin

Song

Martin Maryska

Adr/Dialogue Editor

Robert Matt

Song

B.j. Mcdonnell

Steadicam Operator

Paul Mendez

Electrician

Daniel Miller

Key Grip

Molly Minehan

Best Boy Electric

Michael Muldoon

Assistant Art Director

Ami Murray

Makeup Artist

Michel Nahas

Construction Coordinator

Marcus Niehaus

Electrician

Edward Oleschak

Line Producer

Edward Oleschak

On-Line Editor

Dave Ortkiese

Steadicam Operator

Bryan Parill

Production Assistant

Brett Pawlak

Key Grip

Lucia Peraza

Music Supervisor

Todd Pianin

Associate Producer

Nick Pierone

Sound Editor

Los Pinguos

Song Performer

Brian Pittuck

Art Department

Brian Pittuck

Graphic Designer

Richard Poppenberg

Adr/Dialogue Editor

Richard Poppenberg

Sound Editor

Jason Poras

Song

Kristal Ramin

Assistant Camera

Mike Reagan

Song

Matt Reale

Sound Mixer

Devan Richardson

On-Set Dresser

Anthony J. Rickert-epstein

Assistant Camera

Amanda Riley

Costume Designer

Joe Roach

Grip

K Blair Rogers

Assistant Camera

Paul Roman

Colorist

Nicole Sacker

Unit Production Manager

Ana Saldana

Assistant Camera

Aaron Saminoff

Production Assistant

Gustavo Santaolalla

Song

Gustavo Santaolalla

Song Performer

Dawn Schary

Script Supervisor

Richard Schlosser

Assistant Camera

Aaron Schuh

Assistant Camera

Eric Scott

Grip

Joseph Semense

Unit Director

Joseph Semense

Coproducer

Joseph Semense

Editor

Jonathan Shier

Assistant Camera

Jedediah Shoemaker

Best Boy Grip

Asdru Sierra

Song Performer

Asdru Sierra

Song

Asdru Sierra

Music

Alex Simon

Grip

Kevin Skaggs

Sound Engineer

Brett Smith

Titles

Brett Smith

Colorist

Brett Smith

Titles

Brett Smith

On-Line Editor

Brett Smith

High Definition Systems Engineer

Jamal Smith

Electrician

Steven Douglas Smith

Director Of Photography

Adrian Sosa

Music Supervisor

Jessica Spuehler

Best Boy Grip

Estas Tonne

Song

Estas Tonne

Song Performer

Felicity Trevino

Production Assistant

Laura Trevino

Photography

Jeff Trott

Song

Veronique Vial

Photography

Ben Watkins

Gaffer

Michael Weiss

Associate Producer

Michael J. Weiss

Legal Services

Cyndi Welch

Makeup Supervisor

Dave West

Foley Recordist

Jaymes Wheeler

Best Boy Electric

Forest Whitaker

Executive Producer

Matthew G Whitted

Electrician

Mark Wiercioch

Assistant Camera

Annette Wirthman

Coordinator

Justin Wolak

Best Boy Electric

Martin Zboril

Visual Effects Designer

Film Details

MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Drama
Release Date
2008
Production Company
Ascent Media Group; Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment, Inc.; Chris Ferraro; Digital Dream; Npi Production Services; Widget Post Production
Distribution Company
Monterey Media; Monterey Media; Monterey Media
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 23m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Limited Release in United States July 18, 2008

Released in United States on Video October 7, 2008

Released in United States September 27, 2008

Released in United States Summer July 18, 2008

Limited Release in United States July 18, 2008

Released in United States Summer July 18, 2008

Released in United States September 27, 2008 (New York City)

Released in United States on Video October 7, 2008