5.9/10
16

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 »

Director:

Daniel Kremer

Writers:

Alanna Blair (screenplay), Daniel Kremer (screenplay)

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

"An Existential Epic Neo-Noir," loosely adapted from Charles Brockden Brown's 1799 novel Edgar Huntly, or Memoirs of a Sleepwalker, Overwhelm the Sky tells the story of Edgar "Eddie" Huntly... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Kremer
Stars: Alexander Hero, Raul Delarosa, William Cully Allen
Ezer Kenegdo (2017)
Comedy | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Frictions develop when Yisroel "Izzy" Jonigkeyt, a Chassidic Jew from Crown Heights, travels to San Francisco to visit Polish-born Catholic friend Marek Wisniewski with the intent of ... See full summary »

Directors: Deniz Demirer, Daniel Kremer
Stars: Daniel Kremer, Deniz Demirer, Rob Nilsson
Comedy | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A husband-and-wife pair of retired cult deprogrammers experience marital strife when their past catches up with them.

Director: Daniel Kremer
Stars: Penny Werner, Jeff Kao, Nancy Kimball
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Flamboyant Max Plugin is a jaded relic of the 1960s who has never really grown up. In his teens, Max ran away to northern California, where he met Teschlock, a charismatic ascetic and guru ... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Kremer
Stars: William Cully Allen, K.J. Linhein, Alanna Blair
Edit

Cast

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
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2012 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$10,000 (estimated)
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

Quotes

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]
See more »

Connections

Features Skyscraper Souls (1932) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Contribute to This Page

Stream Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed