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Suspension (film)

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Language  English
Country  United States
Suspension (film) movie poster
Director  Alec Joler Ethan Shaftel
Writer  Aris Blevins, Ethan Shaftel
Release date  May 2, 2008 (2008-05-02) (United Kingdom) May 29, 2008 (2008-05-29) (United States)

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Suspension is a 2008 American science-fiction film directed by Alec Joler and Ethan Shaftel. In 2007, Suspension won the 'Spirit of the Independents' Award at the Ft Lauderdale Film Festival. It received a special opening night preview screening at the Sedona International Film Festival, and competed at the Sci Fi London Festival, the Cinequest Film Festival, and the Brussels International Festival of Fantastic Film. It was released on DVD and streaming in North America and Australia.


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From AllMovie - After a well-adjusted husband and father experiences the most devastating crisis of his life, events take a most unexpected and incredible turn in Suspension, Ethan Shaftel and Alec Joler's offbeat science fiction fantasy. Scott Cordes stars as Daniel, a family man whose life is seemingly destroyed when his wife and son are killed in an automobile accident, leaving him completely alone. During his intense period of physical and emotional recovery, Daniel uses down time to repair his son's video camera, which was damaged in the crash and somehow "absorbed" the otherworldly power to stop time in its tracks. This amazing discovery re-instills a sense of self-importance and meaning in Daniel, and he quickly turns to another surviving victim of the same tragedy: Sarah, the widowed wife of the other driver from the same accident. Daniel wants nothing more than to help her and begins taking a series of steps in this direction. Unfortunately, Daniel's innate altruism soon outstrips his control and grows decidedly impure, as his magnanimity turns into a compulsion.

About The Production

Shot on location in Eastern Kansas in 2005.

The creation of the film's many visual effects shots is explained in a short behind-the-scenes video


In 2007, Suspension won the Spirit of the Independent Award at the Ft Lauderdale Film Festival.

Reception - "An indie masterwork straight outta Kansas."

MetroActive - "Alec Joler and Ethan Shaftel's finely made science-fiction/tragic-monster story takes a well-worn gimmick—a device that can freeze time—and comes up with an intelligent new angles on it."

Audience Score at the film review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes gave Suspension a 2.7/5.0 rating, and 29% say they liked the film.

Audience Score on the Internet Movie Database gave "Suspension" a 5.2/10 rating from 1,251 user ratings.


Suspension (film) Wikipedia

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