Joy and Richard are falling in love. Only Joy is hiding the fact that she is a call girl and Richard is hiding the fact that he is married to someone else. Jake and Maggie have just had a ... See full summary
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Joy and Richard are falling in love. Only Joy is hiding the fact that she is a call girl and Richard is hiding the fact that he is married to someone else. Jake and Maggie have just had a down-syndrome baby, and Jake, a recovering crystal meth addict, is beginning to escape reality one last time. Diane, a black woman who wants to be white, is in love with Kevin, a white man who, bored with his life and rebelling against his wealthy and manipulative parents, wants to try something new. The consequences of this interracial relationship could be disinheritance for him. And to tie it all together, an auditor, Daniel, is coming to town to layoff an entire building full of accountants, including Maggie, Richard, Diane, and Kevin, because the firm squandered too much money on an unrelated and risky investment scheme and must drastically cut their overhead.
|Mitchell Lance Adams||-||Partner #2|
|Dylan Antley||-||Maggie's baby|
|Lucy Bannister||-||Detective Bresner|
|Reginald L. Barnes||-||Partner #1 (as Reginald Barnes)|
|Jessica Brogan||-||Sit and Be Fit Girl|
|Ryan Clark||-||Bobby's buddy|
|Eric Frantz||-||Bakery worker|
Most scenes in the film were shot several times in an improvised style, straight through with no cuts. Each scene was then edited to give the appearance of several moving documentary-style cameras shooting simultaneously. Only one camera was used.
There are only two shots in the film that are not hand-held. The rest of the film was shot on a shoulder mount, while all of the footage in Berlin was shot with the camera in-hand. No dollies or other equipment were used.
While the film uses mostly natural and practical light, there are two shots where additional lighting was used. These were day for night shots.
There were only two crew members on the set at any one time: a makeup artist and the director. Aside from shooting the film, the director also recorded the sound himself.
The film was shot in four parts, one story line at a time over a period of 7 months.