The Exploding Girl

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The Exploding Girl
The exploding girl.jpg
Promotional film poster
Directed by Bradley Rust Gray
Produced by Karin Chien
Ben Howe
So Yong Kim
Jay Van Hoy
Written by Bradley Rust Gray
Starring Zoe Kazan
Mark Rendall
Cinematography Eric Lin
Edited by Bradley Rust Gray
Distributed by Oscilloscope Pictures
Release date
  • February 6, 2009 (2009-02-06) (Berlin Film Fesetival)
  • March 12, 2010 (2010-03-12) (United States)
Running time
79 minutes
Country United States
Language English

The Exploding Girl is a 2009 American independent film written and directed by Bradley Rust Gray, starring Zoe Kazan as Ivy, an epileptic college student returning home to Brooklyn on break. While she is visiting her mother and catching up with her childhood friend Al, her boyfriend dumps her via a phone call. Drama ensues.

It premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival[1] in 2009 and was released theatrically in the United States on March 12, 2010.


  • Zoe Kazan as Ivy
  • Mark Rendall as Al
  • Maryann Urbano as Mom
  • Hunter Canning as Cary
  • Audrey Higa as Stephanie
  • Margot Ruth Tenenbaum as Cousin


The Exploding Girl was shot in the guerrilla filmmaking tradition on-location in New York City.[2]


Zoe Kazan won Best Actress at the Tribeca Film Festival.[3]


  1. ^ Lim, Dennis (April 15, 2009). "Independently Intimate Directors". The New York Times. Retrieved June 29, 2011. 
  2. ^ Gilbert, Ammon (September 7, 2010). "DVD Review: The Exploding Girl". Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Retrieved May 10, 2011. 
  3. ^ Weitzman, Elizabeth (April 24, 2009). "The Big Picture: Tribeca Film Festival heats up". New York Daily News. Retrieved May 10, 2011. 

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