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|Directed by||Tao Ruspoli|
|Produced by||Nat Dinga|
|Written by||Tao Ruspoli
Jakob Von Eichel
|Editing by||Paul Forte|
|Running time||93 minutes|
Racing across Los Angeles in one, unwieldy day, documentary filmmakers Bella and Milo race from Beverly Hills to Watts and places in between to get Milo's brother Leo from jail to rehab before 8pm, or Leo goes to prison for three years. A story inspired by true events, the trio documents their trip from a suburban police station in Calabasas through mansions in Beverly Hills, East LA chop-shops, rural wastelands, and housing projects in Watts as they attempt to raise the $5,000 required to get Leo into the rehab clinic.
Along the way encountering dozens of colorful characters, each with their own anomalous perspective on Leo's larger than life personality and style, and each with their own excuse for why they cannot help out. In the end, it may take a drug deal to get the necessary funds for rehab.
- Shawn Andrews as Leo
- Olivia Wilde as Bella
- Megalyn Echikunwoke as Carmen
- Tao Ruspoli as Milo
- Dedee Pfeiffer as Daphne
- Andrew Fiscella as Harry K. Rothstein
Fix premiered at the Slamdance Film Festival on January 18 2008 at 6PM in a packed theater followed by good reviews in Variety and indieWIRE. Following Slamdance, Fix screened as part of the Santa Barbara International Film Festival where Director Tao Ruspoli won the Heineken Red Star Award for innovative film making.
Fix won the top prize for best feature film at the 2008 Vail Film Festival and the best film award at the 2008 Twin Rivers Media Festival. Fix then won The Grand Chameleon award at the 11th Brooklyn International Film Festival, as well as the Best Feature Film prize and the Best Male Actor prize (Shawn Andrews.)
Fix also won the Audience Award at Moviesauce.
Fix was filmed in Los Angeles in the summer of 2007 in 18 days and shot on the Panasonic HVX200. Directed by Tao Ruspoli, Produced by Nat Dinga, Written by Tao Ruspoli, Jeremy Fels; Camera (color, Sony HDcam), Christopher Gallo, Ruspoli; Editor, Paul Forte; Music Supervisor, Bryan Ling; Casting, David Rapaport C.S.A & Lindsay Kroeger C.S.A., Production Designers, Sarah Osbourne, Erin Eagleton.
The soundtrack to Fix is eclectic and was designed to reflect the vastness and diversity of Los Angeles, the city in which it was set. The soundtrack includes music from Dead Prez, Ima Robot, Simon Dawes, Andre Legacy, The Beautiful Girls, and many more.
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