Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Chop Shop

Another “real-time” docu-drama, this one filmed in a section of Queens, New York where acres of auto-repair shops vie for business.

The star is a twelve-year-old charismatic first-time actor. The story is a rambling ode to making it in the midst of chaos. It’s sometimes difficult to tell who are the actors and who are the extras.

Director: Ramin Bahrani
Country: USA
Year: 2007
Language: English
Runtime: 84 minutes
Format: Colour/35mm
Rating: 14A
Cast & Crew
Production Company: Big Beach/ Muskat Filmed Properties/ Noruz Films
Executive Producer: Peter Saraf
Producer: Jeb Brody, Marc Turtletaub, Lisa Muskat
Screenplay: Bahareh Azimi, Ramin Bahrani
Cinematographer: Michael Simmonds
Editor: Ramin Bahrani
Production Designer: Richard Wright
Sound: Christof Gebert
Music: M. Lo
Principal Cast: Alejandro Polanco, Isamar Gonzales, Rob Sowulski, Carlos Zapata, Ahmad Razvi