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     THE GO-GETTER
USA, 2006, 93 mins, Color (Adult Content, Language)

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Writer & Director: Martin Hynes
Producers: Lucy Barzun Donnelly, Lori Christopher, Larry Furlong
Executive Producers: Martin Hynes, Kimberly McKewon, Gavin Parfit, Don Truesdale
Co-Producer: Raul Celaya, Miri Yoon
Line Producer: Cassidy Lunnen
Original Music: M. Ward
Cinematographer: Byron Shah
Sound: Mitchell Gettleman
Editor: David Birdsell
Casting Director: Emily Schweber
Production Designer: Damon Fortier
Art Directors: Rob Howeth, charles Nance
Costume Design: Marie Schley
Cast: Lou Taylor Pucci, Zooey Deschanel, Jena Malone


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Left with an aching instinctual itch to explore America after a traumatic loss, a curious teenager named Mercer suddenly steals a car in Oregon and develops a life-altering telephonic connection with the forgiving and mysterious girl he took it from. As he sets out with her phone calls as guidance, Mercer's motives find focus as he travels across the postmodern highways of the former Wild West to seek self-knowledge and a sense of belonging.

Played with truth and nuance by Lou Taylor Pucci, young Mercer follows the clues and confronts struggles, both good and bad, on his spiritual journey toward manhood and an end to his grief. Supporting him in a range of unlikely relationships and chance encounters is an eloquent set of performances that include Zooey Deschanel as the car's owner, Jena Malone as a precocious distraction in Reno, and Maura Tierney as his brother's old flame.

Byron Shah's dreamlike cinematography and M. Ward's original soundtrack add to this "mix tape" of emotional discoveries. Perhaps most impressive is the way writer/director Martin Hynes vividly and creatively steers the viewer on this cinematic ride, where there are some roads still worth driving down.

- Joseph Beyer, Courtesy of the 2007 Sundance Film Festival
    --Joseph Beyer, Courtesy of the 2007 Sundance Film Festival
Martin Hynes
Martin Hynes grew up in Eugene, Oregon; he graduated from Columbia University with a history degree. During and after college, he worked in New York theater and sketch comedy. Hynes then attended the graduate film school at USC, where he received the Paramount Pictures Fellowship. His student film “Al as in Al” premiered at HBO's U.S. Comedy Arts Festival, and was one of the films chosen by USC to celebrate the best student work in the school’s 75-year history.
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          JPOD
USA, 2007, 4 mins, Color

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In the crazy cubicles of video game programmers the story centers on a young man and his stunted but sincere efforts to win the affections of the "New Girl."

 
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