Adrift in Manhattan

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Adrift in Manhattan
Directed by Alfredo De Villa
Produced by Steven J. Brown
Joshua Blum
Written by Nat Moss
Alfredo De Villa
Starring Heather Graham
Victor Rasuk
Dominic Chianese
Elizabeth Peña
William Baldwin
Music by Michael A. Levine
Distributed by Screen Media Films
Release date(s) 10 January 2007 (Sundance Film Festival)
Running time 91 min.
Country United States
Language English

Adrift in Manhattan is a 2007 film directed by Alfredo De Villa and written by Nat Moss and Alfredo De Villa. The film features an ensemble cast, including Heather Graham, Victor Rasuk, Dominic Chianese, Elizabeth Peña, and William Baldwin.

The film was nominated for Best Narrative Feature at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival Feature Competition. It was awarded the Grand Jury Prize for Best Narrative Feature at the 2007 Indianapolis International Film Festival, the Best Director Prize at the 2007 San Diego Film Festival and the Special Jury Ensemble Award for best cast at the 2007 Palm Beach International Film Festival.

Plot synopsis[edit]

The film centres on New Yorkers who are lonely and emotionally lost in the big city. Rose (Graham), an ophthalmologist, has separated from her husband (Baldwin), a school teacher, and is in deep mourning over the recent death of their two-year old son, who accidentally fell out of a window. Tomaso (Chianese) is a painter who has just learned that he's going blind. Simon (Rasuk) is a 20-year-old photo shop clerk living at home with his alcoholic mother.

The three strangers live along the 1/9 subway line and two of them connect in a profound way. Simon, using borrowed cameras, becomes obsessed with Rose's scarf and begins stalking her to take her picture. When she learns what he is doing, her reaction is unexpected.[1]


Actress/Actor Role
Heather Graham Rose Phipps
Victor Rasuk Simon Colon
Dominic Chianese Tommaso Pensara
William Baldwin Mark Phipps
Elizabeth Peña Isabel Parades
Erika Michels Claire Phipps
Marlene Forte Marta Colon
Richard Petrocelli Mr. Sneider


  • Alfredo de Villa ... Director, Story
  • Nat Moss ... Screenplay
  • John Foster .. Director of Photography
  • John Coniglio ... Film Editor
  • David Streefkerk ... Sound Editor
  • Michael A. Levine ... Score
  • Charlotte Bourke ... Production design
  • Steven J. Brown, Joshua Blum, Ian Jessel ... Producers
  • G. Michael Harris, Todd Courtney, Dave Scoggin, J.A. Bremont, Jijo Reed, Ben Cohen, Bobby Yoshizumi ... Executive Producers


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