Visioneers (2008)

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  • IMDb page: Visioneers (2008)
  • Rate: 6.2/10 total 2,672 votes 
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Release Date: 2008 (USA)
  • Runtime: Argentina:94 min (Mar del Plata Film Festival)
  • Filming Location: Fall City, Washington, USA
  • Director: Jared Drake
  • Stars: Zach Galifianakis, Judy Greer and Mía Maestro
  • Original Music By: Tim DeLaughter   
  • Plot Keyword: Happiness | Husband Wife Relationship | One Word Title | Office Worker | Satire

Writing Credits By:

    (in alphabetical order)

  • Brandon Drake  writer

Known Trivia

  • George’s house in the movie is Jared Drake (Director) and Brandon Drake’s (Writer) parent’s house. In an effort to get the movie made under any budget, the brothers chose many locations that they knew they could use for free.

Plot: When people begin exploding from stress, George Washington Winsterhammerman tries to ignore the epidemic and live his usual life, but then he suffers his first symptom. Full summary »  »

Story: The Jeffers Corporation is a world success, endorsed by the U.S. President, pitching productivity and happy talk. George is a third level employee, supervising three or four others. Around the world, people are exploding as the stress of denying feelings takes its toll. The Jeffers' response: mind control. George and his wife are miserable: he's impotent with occasional fits of infantile pique. She's reading a book on happiness, trying everything. His brother, released from prison, starts of freedom-of-expression movement in George's backyard. Plus there's Charisma, a woman from Level Four who sends him paperwork – with smiley faces. Can George connect?Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>  

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Synopsis: George Washington Winsterhammerman lives an ordinary life. He has a wife, a kid, a house and a boat. Every day George gets in his minivan and goes to work as a Level Three Tunt at the Jeffers Corporation, the largest and most profitable corporation in the history of humankind. Though he lives an utterly comfortable life, George is growing nervous. People around him have begun explodingliterally. Fearing he might be next, George visits his doctor and learns that his recurring dreams are a symptom of impending explosion. Unfortunately, George cant stop dreaming, and as the explosion epidemic worsens, he is forced to question the life hes been living. This quirky and distinctive story, utterly original in every way, features inspired casting, particularly with acclaimed actor and comedian Zach Galifianakis as George. He is joined by the delightful Judy Greer and terrific indie mainstay James LeGros. VISIONEERS, the debut film from the sibling filmmaking team of Brandon and Jared Drake, offers a darkly comic view of a world so skewed it can’t help but remind us of our own. [D-Man2010]

First time feature filmmaker Jared Drake makes his directorial debut with this quirky black comedy set in the near future, and concerning a curious spike in cases of spontaneous human combustion. The Jeffers Corporation is the largest business in the history of mankind, and they got that way thanks to their strict philosophy of happiness through mindless productivity. But when people begin literally exploding due to unhappiness, Jeffers Corporation Level Three TUNT George Washington Winsterhammerman (Zach Galifianakis) begins to fear that his time will come sooner rather than later. [D-Man2010]

George lives a comfortable yet completely uneventful life, and when he starts having dreams in which hes the first President of the United States, his doctor informs him that they could be signs of impending explosion. Later, as the dreams become more frequent and his co-workers continue to detonate, George is prompted to reevaluate his mundane existence. Judy Greer, Missi Pyle, and James LeGros co-star in an existential black comedy featuring music by Tim DeLaughter of the Polyphonic Spree. [D-Man2010]

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Produced By:

  • Julia Boehringer known as co-producer
  • Henry Capanna known as producer
  • Kurt Dalton known as executive producer
  • Brandon Drake known as co-producer
  • Jared Drake known as co-producer
  • Dan Farah known as co-executive producer
  • Mark Headley known as co-executive producer
  • James Henney known as producer
  • Damon LeGarde known as co-producer
  • Henry Lowenfels known as executive producer
  • Ryan McCann known as co-executive producer
  • Ian Milne known as associate producer
  • Jory Weitz known as producer

FullCast & Crew:

  • Zach Galifianakis known as George
  • Judy Greer known as Michelle
  • Mía Maestro known as Charisma
  • Missi Pyle known as Sahra
  • James LeGros known as Julieen
  • D.W. Moffett known as Jeffers
  • Matthew Glave known as Rodger
  • Chris Coppola known as Todd
  • Fay Masterson known as Cindy
  • Ryan McCann known as Mack Luster
  • Anthony L. Fuller Jr. known as Missionary #2
  • Joe Rosati known as Jeffers Agent #1
  • Mycol Comolli known as Jeffers Agent #2
  • Dale Bowers known as TV Couple Man
  • Pat Cashman known as Bern Goodman
  • Nancy De Mayo known as Maddie
  • Juba T. Drake known as Howard
  • John Keister known as Dr. Knob
  • Toan Le known as Fellow Tunt (as Tuan Le)
  • Damon LeGarde known as Preacher Moon
  • John LoPresti known as US President
  • Aubrey Morris known as Old Man Jeffers
  • John Paulsen known as Steve
  • Matt Thomas known as Joseph The Painter
  • Andrew Tribolini known as NAC Man (as Andy Tribolini)
  • Tanya Memme known as Field Reporter – Bern's Death (uncredited)

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  • Tara MacLeod known as makeup artist
  • Rachael Manley known as hair stylist
  • Rachael Manley known as makeup artist
  • Myke Michaels known as hair designer
  • Myke Michaels known as makeup department head

Art Department:

  • Kimberly Diehl known as art department
  • Nick Lisica known as property master
  • Michael Lorefice known as assistant art director
  • Melissa Merritt known as set dresser

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Production Companies:

  • Fireside Film
  • Mayfly Films

Other Companies:

  • Imagine Post  post-production
  • IndieClear  script clearance
  • Reder & Feig  distribution legal services

Distributors:

  • B.D. Fox Independent (2010) (USA) (DVD) (DVD, VOD)
  • Gravitas Ventures (2010) (USA) (video) (VOD)
  • Virgil Films & Entertainment (2009) (USA) (DVD)
  • Viva Pictures (2012) (worldwide) (DVD)

..{tab=Other Stuff}Visual Effects by:

  • Suzette Barnett known as compositor
  • John G. Chalfant known as visual effects supervisor

Release Date:

  • USA 2008
  • USA 12 June 2008 (Seattle International Film Festival)
  • USA 15 June 2008 (CineVegas International Film Festival)
  • USA 4 October 2008 (Woodstock Film Festival)
  • USA 18 October 2008 (Austin Film Festival)
  • USA 1 November 2008 (AFI Film Festival)
  • USA 6 February 2009 (Oxford Film Festival)
  • Finland 19 September 2009 (Helsinki International Film Festival)
  • Argentina 7 November 2009 (Mar del Plata Film Festival)

MPAA: Rated R for some language and sexual content

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