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Short Term 12 (2008)

A day at a group home for troubled adolescents. Denim is the head counselor, involved somehow with Natalia, another counselor. During the day, we watch them and other staff deal with a boy ... See full summary »

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Destin Daniel Cretton (as Destin Cretton)

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Destin Daniel Cretton (as Destin Cretton)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Brad William Henke ... Denim
Tania Verafield ... Natalia
Phoenix Henke Phoenix Henke ... Jayden
LaKeith Stanfield ... Mark
James J Hansen James J Hansen ... Sammy
Adam Shapiro ... Scott
Katelin Chesna ... Chelsea (as Katelin Chesna Henke)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Whitney Ball Whitney Ball ... Merrily
Andy Bonilla Andy Bonilla ... Luis
Jared Callahan ... Melvis
Joy Cretton Joy Cretton ... Sugiyo
Julianne Eggold ... Intercom Voice
Alexis Faust Alexis Faust ... Rachel
Ryan Fernandez Ryan Fernandez ... Momo
Christian Gutierrez Christian Gutierrez ... Brook
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A day at a group home for troubled adolescents. Denim is the head counselor, involved somehow with Natalia, another counselor. During the day, we watch them and other staff deal with a boy who's getting into fights though he has only a week to go before his 18th birthday, a girl whose birthday it is, a foul-mouthed lad, and others. Denim uses music to calm one youth, orients a new staff member, sneaks a marijuana cigarette during a break, and by the day's end, talks to Natalia. Do any of us have it together? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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A film about kids and the grown-ups who hit them.

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Short | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 September 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Short Term 12 See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Budget:

$3,500 (estimated)
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Flagpop See more »
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Color
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Trivia

Featured in season two of Film School Shorts (2013), {This Perfect World (#202)}_. See more »

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Remade as Short Term 12 (2013) See more »

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Good effort for an indie short
26 July 2014 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

Denim (Brad William Henke) is the 33 year old head counselor at a children's home for troubled teens. Fellow counselor Natalia (Tania Verafield) is pregnant and wants more from him. Mark (Keith Stanfield) struggles as he is forced to leave the facility as he turns 18. Jayden (Phoenix Henke) acts out when her father fails to show up.

This is a short from Destin Daniel Cretton that is the building block for his full length feature. Many elements in the later film has its origins in this one. The acting other than Henke is amateurish. It is pretty good effort for a short. It definitely has the feel of realism and no budget feel actually helps in that.


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