Films

Explicit Ills

March 6th 2009
  • Drama,
  • R,
  • 90 min,
  • Other
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  • Cast: Rosario Dawson, Francisco Burgos, Martin Cepeda, Paul Dano, Rebecca Comerford, Tim Dowlin, Naomie Harris, Zoe Lister Jones, Ross K. Kim-McManus, Anna Martemucci, Shoha Parekh, Lou Taylor Pucci, Ben Rekhi, Rocco Rosanio, Frankie Shaw, Rukiya Thomas, Tariq Trotter, Brian Anthony Wilson
  • Director: Mark Webber
  • Writer: Mark Webber
  • Producers: Elizabeth Destro, Sol Tryon, Mark Webber
  • Co Producer: Seth Scher
  • Associate Producers: Giancarlo Canavesio, Fabrizio Chiesa, Jennifer DeLia, Michael Maizner
  • Executive Producers: Gary P. Adelman, J. Andrew Greenblatt, Jim Jarmusch, Nicholas Kalikow, Michael E. Morrison, Michael Wolk
  • Art Direction: Mike Hersey
  • Costume Design: Nikia Nelson
  • D.O.P.: Patrice Lucien Cochet
  • Editor: Jay Rabinowitz
  • Music: Khari Mateen
  • Production Design: Michael Grasley
  • Set Decoration: Clarissa Shanahan

Storyline

Explicit Ills is actor turned helmer, Mark Webber's directorial debut. The film follows four inter-connecting stories revolving around love, drugs and poverty inPhiladelphia. Babo, an asthma ridden seven-year-old lives with his mother in the badlands of North Philly. His neighbor Demetri transforms himself into a well-read "smart" boy in order to get the girl. Michelle, a well-off art student is quick to fall into a drug induced love-affair with her dealer Jacob. Kaleef and Jill's marriage is strained as they pursue their dreams of bringing "produce to the people" as their teenage son Heslin focuses on competing in the World's Strongest Man competition. The lyrical and moving drama finds its core as all members come together in their fight for justice and self-discovery.

Basic Information

  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Filming Locations: Philadelphia, USA
  • MPAA Warning: Language and some drug use
  • Production Companies: Mangusta Productions, Bluhammock Productions, Exoskeleton, Film 101 Productions, Riker Hill Films

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