The Master Cleanse
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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.
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.
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.
The Master Cleanse was selected to be among 25 out of 392 films screened at this year's New Jersey Film Festival!
That laurel sure looks pretty. Get tickets now for our NYC screening this Saturday at 8pm and VOTE for our film to help us get another one.
Hey soul friends,...
I just wanted to say thank you to all the soul friends who showed up at our private screening a couple of weeks ago! We had a...
Hey soul friends,
You're all invited to our free screening next Sunday,...
I'm so excited to show you Kevin McAleer's sharp-looking Master Cleanse poster (below) and the new official trailer (...
We finished post-production! Which means WE FINISHED THE MOVIE!!!!
To celebrate, I made you all a wee humble Musical Slideshow Extravaganza...
Some of you followed our project, helping us stay on the front page of Seed&Spark.
Some of you contributed to our post-production...
Our campaign ends at 3pm on the Fourth of July, which means that with your help, we can all celebrate a successfully funded independent film on...
Those of you who know me (which is most of you) know that working up...
Well, sort of. Our campaign is half over but we're not quite halfway towards our goal.
Why am I still optimistic? Because we've done this...
Having lived in Park Slope for 25 years, I was naturally intrigued when I found out there was going to be a film made about my neighborhood . . ....
- 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