A Simple Game of Catch (2012)

Not Rated | | Drama | 2012 (USA)
A young woman named Emily has just arrived in New York from Pittsburgh and has recently changed her name to Chazz. Jobless, she responds to an ad involving parrot-sitting for a Manhattanite... See full summary »


Daniel Kremer


Alanna Blair (screenplay), Daniel Kremer (screenplay)


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Credited cast:
Alanna Blair ... Emily 'Chazz' Powell
William McKeever William McKeever ... Russ Madaras
Dave Coleman ... Gabe
Hanshi Kaufman Hanshi Kaufman ... Larry Etzel
William Cully Allen William Cully Allen ... The Rabbi
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jacob Green Jacob Green ... The Voice of Joey Vugrincic / Student Neighbor
Aaron Hollander Aaron Hollander ... Observing Scientist - TV Film
Amanda Jiang Amanda Jiang ... Party Girl #2
Matt Margolis Matt Margolis ... Student Loan Officer (voice)
Lara Morrow Lara Morrow ... Concerned Neighbor
Katya Quinn-Judge Katya Quinn-Judge ... Yvonne the Sci-Fi Actress
J. Pascal Rawls-Philippe J. Pascal Rawls-Philippe ... Meatball Salad
Kristina Rincón Kristina Rincón ... Party Girl #1
Bob Van Lindt ... Ross Bailey
Abigail Waxman Abigail Waxman ... Next-Door Blanche


A young woman named Emily has just arrived in New York from Pittsburgh and has recently changed her name to Chazz. Jobless, she responds to an ad involving parrot-sitting for a Manhattanite going out of town, and must weather the emotional repercussions of the humiliating thing she decides to do while cooped up house-sitting, which precipitates in her eavesdropping on the neighbors, all the while having unreciprocated conversations with the parrot. Written by thustlebird

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2012 (USA) See more »

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New York City, New York, USA See more »


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$10,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The black-and-white film within the film that the character Chazz watches on the television is actually footage from a super-16mm project that director Daniel Kremer shot in 2008 with his cinematographer Aaron Hollander. This project, then titled "Leaving Yvonne Pregnant in the Kitchen," was abandoned for logistical reasons. Kremer had been itching for years to return to it to complete it. When directing A Simple Game of Catch, he realized that both films had similar themes, so he decided to incorporate the old footage into the new work as a film within the film. See more »


Emily 'Chazz' Powell: Larry's away, and... I'm looking after his parrot.
The Rabbi: I didn't know Larry had a parrot.
Emily 'Chazz' Powell: He does.
The Rabbi: I can hear him. Well, you have a good shabbos. Would you like some candles for... you are Jewish, right?
Emily 'Chazz' Powell: No.
The Rabbi: You look lovely enough to be Jewish!
Emily 'Chazz' Powell: Thank you.
Emily 'Chazz' Powell: [nervously closes door on him]
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