The Master Cleanse

The Master Cleanse

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Brooklyn
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When Jim falls in love with Brook, an idealistic hippie who lives in a Brooklyn commune, he knows this won’t be a run-of-the-mill affair. But what he fails to realize is that her “Master Cleanse” has nothing to do with cayenne, lemon, and maple syrup. (Portlandia meets Rosemary's Baby)
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About the project

Daniel Goldberg was born and raised in the neighborhood and knows Park Slope, Brooklyn inside out. He’s a practicing meditator and proud veteran of many spiritual and self-help communities, having visited Insight Meditation Society, Ganas, Cosm, Maharishi University, and Omega Institute. When he and Ittai Orr set about inventing the fictional world of Manifest Refuge, they both wanted to create a wryly humorous vision that would poke fun at some of the excesses of such “intentional communities”. But as darkly satirical and absurd as that vision is, it’s also imbued with a great deal of compassion for the characters. The Master Cleanse is, at its core, a story about a guy and a girl trying to define the limits of their feelings for one another. Where does deep, profound friendship overlap with love? Daniel and Ittai felt that the perversely idealistic world of Manifest Refuge was the perfect place to examine such questions in a funny and provocative way.

 

Synopsis

 

Welcome to Manifest Refuge. Founded in 1996 by Dr. Emma Horowitz in a Park Slope brownstone, its members are as diverse as the neighborhood itself. But they all have one thing in common: The Master Cleanse. Jim, an outsider, thinks commune member Brook might be the love of his life, but will this seemingly innocuous ritual stand between them? As Jim learns more about Brook’s “soul friends” and their shared rite of passage, he gradually begins to realize what he suspected all along: The Master Cleanse has nothing to do with cayenne, lemon, and maple syrup.

ABOUT THIS TEAM

Director, co-writer, and co-producer Daniel Goldberg is a staff critic at Slant Magazine, where he reviews current TV series. Having written several feature-length screenplays, he decided to take matters into his own hands by directing, co-writing and producing a short film that could be brought to the screen by independent film audiences rather than studio executives. He spends his days dreaming about Manifest Refuge, and cannot wait to bring this strange world to life. 

 

Josh Fisher is a New York based cinematographer. Born and raised in Brooklyn, he began studying film at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts in 2001.  Josh works on commercials, television, music videos, documentaries, and theatrical features.  Josh’s first theatrical feature film as  director of photography, Hunter, starring Giles Matthey (True Blood) was shot in 2011.

Schedule
Friday, March 15, 2013 to Sunday, March 17, 2013
Distribution plan

Seed & Spark, Withoutabox (April 2013). Hulu and amazon to follow shortly.

Park Slope Film Festival (Summer 2013), Manhattan Short Film Festival (September 27-Oc 6 2013), Strange Beauty Film Festival (November 2013) Cork Film Festival (November 2013), New Hampshire Film Festival (Fall 2013), Sundance Film Festival (Winter 2014), Slamdance (Winter 2014), Indie Boots Film Festival (Spring 2014), TreBeCa Film Festival (Spring 2014), Brooklyn Film Festival (Spring 2014) Hoboken Film Festival (Summer 2014), NY Rooftop Films (Summer 2014)

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Soul Friends—

Here I am, nursing a sore throat and listening to the rain, and thinking, "isn't this the perfect Saturday for an impromptu short film screening at my computer?" Then it occurred to me that you might be thinking the same.

And, perhaps in all the busyness of your lives you've forgotten one key development: that short film you helped make is now online for your viewing pleasure. Here's the link to watch: http://horned.me

Watch The Master Cleanse!

In the past couple of weeks, we've been selected by two more festivals, bringing the total number of awards and official selections to 18! Don't you want to see what all the fuss is about?

Take 15 minutes right now to watch our surreal comedy about the blurred boundaries between love and friendship: http://horned.me

Have a fantastic Saturday,

Daniel

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Daniel Goldberg
Director, The Master Cleanse
daniel@hornedmelonfilms.com

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Daniel Goldberg 2 weeks ago

Soul Friends —

Here's why I'm so excited about the online premiere of The Master Cleanse: It's the start of a beautiful ongoing...

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Daniel Goldberg 1 month ago

Soul Friends—

The wait is over.

The Master Cleanse is now available online....

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Daniel Goldberg 2 months ago

I could be wrong, Soul Friends, but this looks like it's your last chance to see The Master Cleanse on the...

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Daniel Goldberg 3 months ago

Here's your special soul friend discount code: DMAC. Because you're worth it.

Use it to get $5 off tickets for our next festival screening...

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Daniel Goldberg 4 months ago

Soul Friends—

Perhaps some of the awe and wonder is beginning to wear off for you now, each time you learn that the film you helped create...

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Daniel Goldberg 4 months ago

That link was broken! 

Here's one that isn't: http://bit.ly/1jA9sVs...

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Daniel Goldberg 5 months ago

This Wednesday, May 28th, The Master Cleanse is playing at one of my favorite theaters—Sunshine Cinema—in our first shorts-only festival...

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Daniel Goldberg 5 months ago

Soul Friends -

Our Brooklyn premiere was incredible -- by far our most effusive audience to date. They laughed at all the right places, and...

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Daniel Goldberg 5 months ago

7 days until our Brooklyn premiere at the Art of Brooklyn Film Festival! Here's everything you need to know:

We're...

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Daniel Goldberg 5 months ago

It's been another great week, Soul Friends!

We won two Accolade Awards in the "short film" and "creativity/originality" categories.

...
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Daniel Goldberg 6 months ago

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Current Team

  • Daniel Goldberg Directormore
  • Alex AlchehActor
  • Kimani ShillingfordActor
  • Mateo PrendergastActor
  • Andrea GalloActress
  • Angelica ReeveActress
  • Victoria GuthrieActress
  • Zack BornsteinAssistant Director, Producer, Unit Production Managermore
  • Concetta Panzariello Casting Associate
  • Dana Michele Prussian Co-Producer
  • Ittai Orr Co-Producermore
  • Arlo BantaProduction Assistant
  • Bonna TekProduction Assistant
  • Josh Fisher Director of Photographymore
  • Bill ClarkeProduction Designer
  • Riona Faith O'MalleyCostume Designer
  • Denzil Production Sound Mixermore
  • Margaret Ragsdale Set Dresser
  • Hye-Young Choi Set Dresser
  • Brenda SmithHair & Makeup, Make Upmore

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