Brad Barnes, Todd Barnes, USA 2010, 88’

Mike is on a work furlough from prison. His days pass working as a locksmith and attempting to rebuild his relationship with his former girlfriend. All is well until Mike meets Margo and helps the girl break into her boyfriend’s house. She turns out to be a complete maniac convinced the boyfriend is cheating on her. Margo convinces Mike to follow the boyfriend, Charles. A normal day turns into a series of mounting trouble.

Todd and Brad Barnes’ film is a surprisingly fresh approach to a romantic comedy. It has none of the genre’s irritating aspects, like bored bourgeois getting into irritating relationships. Instead, it includes excellent and witty dialogues and freely crosses class and ethnic lines too often observed by romantic comedies, deftly smoothing over clashing elements. As a result, Homewrecker never loses pace. The film’s biggest highlight is the terrific acting by Ana Reeder and Anslem Richardson, which lends the entire plot credibility. It is not surprising the film received the Next Award at the 2010 Sundance Festival.

Samuel Nowak


Sundance FF 2010 – Next award

Brad Barnes, Todd Barnes

Brad Barnes

Director, producer, writer. He works with brother Todd Barnes. After working as director of exhibitions at White Cube Gallery in London, he studied film at the New York University Graduate Film School. His thesis film, Choked (2005), played at nine festivals including Sundance, London, Cinevegas, Clermont-Ferrand, and was a finalist at the First Run Film Festival in New York, where it won Best Achievement in Acting. His other films include We Todd Did (2004) and Engine Trouble (2003) starring Christopher Walken. He has done numerous music videos appearing on MTV, CBS, CMT and GAC. He currently teaches directing actors at Columbia University. Homewrecker is his feature-length debiut.

Filmografia / Filmography:

2003 Engine Trouble (kr. m. / short)

2003 Long Road Home (kr. m. / short)

2004 Silent Treatment (kr. m. / short)

2004 We Todd Did (kr. m. / short)

2005 Choked (kr. m. / short)

2009 Peace Queer: The Movie (współreż., kr. m. / co-dir., short)

2010 Wytrych / Homewrecker (współreż. / co-dir.)


Todd Barnes

Director, producer, writer, editor. Todd began his filmmaking career in 2001 with Engine Trouble (2003) for the Showtime Network. He has since produced four Sundance shorts (We Todd Did, 2004; Choked, 2005; Sick Sex, 2008, and Acting for the Camera, 2009) and one Cannes short (My Blind Brother, 2003). He co-directed and edited the recent film Peace Queer: The Movie (2009), which premiered at the Nashville International Film Festival in 2009. Todd operates Spare Key Productions out of Brooklyn, NY, whose clients include IBM, Victorinox, Lenovo, and Vital Source. He currently teaches at The New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts. Homewrecker is his feature-length debiut.

Filmografia / Filmography:

2009 Peace Queer: The Movie (współreż., kr. m. / co-dir., short)

2010 Wytrych / Homewrecker (współreż. / co-dir.)

Cast & Crew

director Brad Barnes, Todd Barnes
screenplay Brad Barnes, Todd Barnes
cinematography Danny Vecchione
editing Tom Griffin, Todd Barnes
music Todd Snider
cast Anslem Richardson, Ana Reeder, Stephen Rannazzisi, Cesar De León, Mary Beth Peil, Michelle Krusiec
producer Brad Barnes, Todd Barnes
production Spare Key Productions, Diversified Film Group, Institute of Magical Dance
sales Shoreline Entertainment
language English
coloration colour
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