I'm Still Here is a 2010 American mockumentary film directed by Casey Affleck and starring Joaquin Phoenix. The film follows Phoenix as he attempts to reinvent himself as a hip hop artist, while his friends and family worry that he is losing his mind. The film was met with mixed reviews from critics, with some praising its originality and others criticizing it for being exploitative. The film was a commercial failure, grossing only $3.3 million against a production budget of $4 million. The film's title is a reference to Phoenix's public announcement in 2008 that he was retiring from acting to pursue a career in music. The announcement was met with skepticism from many, who believed that Phoenix was simply trying to generate publicity for his new album. The film follows Phoenix as he travels to New York City to meet with his manager, who introduces him to a group of hip hop artists. Phoenix quickly immerses himself in the culture, adopting a new name, style, and persona. As Phoenix's transformation progresses, his friends and family become increasingly concerned about his mental health. They try to convince him to return to acting, but he refuses. The film culminates in a performance by Phoenix at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. The performance is a critical and commercial success, and Phoenix is hailed as a new voice in hip hop. However, the film's ending is ambiguous. It is unclear whether Phoenix is truly committed to his new career, or if he is simply playing a role.

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I'm Still Here (2013)

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I'm Still Here is a 2010 American mockumentary film directed by Casey Affleck and starring Joaquin Phoenix. The film follows Phoenix as he attempts to reinvent himself as a hip hop artist, while his friends and family worry that he is losing his mind. The film was met with mixed reviews from critics, with some praising its originality and others criticizing it for being exploitative. The film was a commercial failure, grossing only $3.3 million against a production budget of $4 million. The film's title is a reference to Phoenix's public announcement in 2008 that he was retiring from acting to pursue a career in music. The announcement was met with skepticism from many, who believed that Phoenix was simply trying to generate publicity for his new album. The film follows Phoenix as he travels to New York City to meet with his manager, who introduces him to a group of hip hop artists. Phoenix quickly immerses himself in the culture, adopting a new name, style, and persona. As Phoenix's transformation progresses, his friends and family become increasingly concerned about his mental health. They try to convince him to return to acting, but he refuses. The film culminates in a performance by Phoenix at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. The performance is a critical and commercial success, and Phoenix is hailed as a new voice in hip hop. However, the film's ending is ambiguous. It is unclear whether Phoenix is truly committed to his new career, or if he is simply playing a role.

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Cast
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Dan Burman

Matthew Grey
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Rebecca Bailey

Olivia Rudd
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Joanna Pope

Fiona Grey
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Chris Szuca

Ben Edwards
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Marie Wilson

Sophie Edwards
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Lucy Russell

Rebecca Lawrence
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Steve While

Dr. Nolan
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Mark Ivan Benfield

Martin Bailey
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Nigel Hill

Alan Grey
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Jack Beresford

Robert Grey
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Jade Wallis

Vicky
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Max Flinton

Young Matt
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Oscar Malcolm

Young Rob
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Ben McCall

Adam
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Melody Reynolds

Nurse Fran
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John Atkins

Olivia's Dad
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Jenny Hollingworth

Chelsea
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Leon Alexander

Jake
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Joanna Swan

Anna
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Gillian Broderick

Beth
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Jessica Dowden

Kate
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Paul Andrew Goldsmith

Matt's Solicitor (as Paul Goldsmith)
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Isobel Hamilton

St Helen's Receptionist
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Amy Harris

Paramedic Amy
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Dominic Wade

Paramedic Pete
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Chelsea Matin

Chloe
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Laura Landamore

Kim
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Lindy Pieri

Lynn
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Richard Tree

Joe
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Angela Walters

Cancer Support Leader
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Patricia Bain

May
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Carolyn English

Rose
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Julie Farrow

Amanda
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Jack W. Gregory

Vincent (as Will Gregory)
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Leanne Laird

Tegan
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Steve Lofthouse

Jonathan
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Nigel Pearce

Sam
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Doreen Smith

Megan
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Ronald Smith

Wade
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Ernest Vernon

Douglas
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Andy Adam

Kim's Friend
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Sarah Farmer

Kim's Friend
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Sarah Bunn

Hen Night Girl
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Charlotte Brock

Hen Night Girl
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Liza Dunnell

Hen Night Girl
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Mandy Jean Jordan

Hen Night Girl
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Melanie Manson

Hen Night Girl
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Martin Webbe

ICU Doctor
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Martin Wheatley

ICU Doctor
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Robert Scott

ICU Doctor
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Paul Pagano

Barman
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Nicola Mcguire

Vicky's Friend
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Gary Francis

Drew
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Rosalind Mace

Receptionist
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Linzi Stivey

Nurse / Adam's Fancy
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Elle Watson

Nurse
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Caroline Matin

Nurse
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Claire Greasley

Nurse
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Charlotte Dunnico

Nurse
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George Ambrose

Smoker outside club
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Tom Cowles

Smoker outside club
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Michael Hill

Smoker outside club
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Rebecca Jane

Smoker outside club
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Tanwyn Smith Meek

Smoker outside club
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Joel Pudwell

Smoker outside club
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Georgia Ray

Smoker outside club
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Josh Trett

Smoker outside club
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Simon Atkins

Office Worker at Party
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David Norfolk

Office Worker at Party
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Jason Joseph

Office Worker at Party
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Vincent J. Newman

Office Worker at Party
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Barry Parsons

Office Worker at Party
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Alix Pudwell

Office Worker at Party
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Carl Robinson

Office Worker at Party
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Max Rudd

Office Worker at Party
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Erin Whiley

Office Worker at Party
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Michelle Ajao

Visitor in Ward Room
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Owomazino Ajao

Visitor in Ward Room
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David Field

Visitor in Ward Room
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Matt Goodwin

Visitor in Ward Room
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Sarah Hardy

Visitor in Ward Room
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Joy Isa

Visitor in Ward Room
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Anne Jamieson

Visitor in Ward Room
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Abby Jones

Visitor in Ward Room
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Phelim Kelly

Visitor in Ward Room
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Michael Lieber

Susan's Guest
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Rishi Nair

Visitor in Ward Room
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Kumud Pant

Visitor in Ward Room
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Heather Russell-Kay

Susan's Guest
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Stephen Stillingfleet Smith

Visitor in Ward Room
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Ruth Svilar

Visitor in Ward Room
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Jason Davis

Scrubs Doctor
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Qasim Khan

Scrubs Doctor
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Leila Wong

Scrubs Doctor
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Vicky K. Foster

Nurse in Ward Room
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Davida Wilkins

Nurse in Ward Room
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Gary Crowe

Man in Pub
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Richard Cullen

Man in Pub
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Kevin Doe

Man in Pub
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Rebecca Huggins

Woman in Pub
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Peter Dean Jackson

Man in Pub (scenes deleted)
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Stuart Matthews

Man in Pub
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Alexandra Riddleston-Barrett

Woman in Pub
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Andy Blithe

Man in Pub (as Andrew Turner)
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Jamie Warnes

Man in Pub
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Isobel Alexander

Visitor in Waiting Room
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Matt Alexander

Visitor in Waiting Room
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Mel Alexander

Visitor in Waiting Room
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Gemma Ellis

Visitor in Waiting Room
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Harvey Gall

Visitor in Waiting Room
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Kathryn Hollingworth

Woman in Waiting Room
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Deborah Nightingale

Visitor in Waiting Room
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Finlay Nightingale

Visitor in Waiting Room
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Samual Nightingale

Visitor in Waiting Room
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Charlotte Parnell

Visitor in Waiting Room
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Kelly Smith

Visitor in Waiting Room
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Dan Stebbings

Visitor in Waiting Room
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Jozie Stivey

Visitor in Waiting Room
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Alex Till

Visitor in Waiting Room
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Scott Wood

Visitor in Waiting Room
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Robert Brown

Man at Cafe
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Catherine Huang

Girl at Cafe
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Patrick Pilgrim

Man at Cafe
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Lucy Short

Girl at Cafe
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Paul Watson

Man at Cafe
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Marlon Blue

Surgeon (as Mario Babic)
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Stephanie Habgood

Customer
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Vikki MacKenzie

Disabled Girl
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Lisa Smith

St Helen Receptionist
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Jesmond Murray

Susan
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Nick Ferreira

Jason
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Alexander Bracq

Hospital Goer
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Nathan Braithwaite

Hospital Goer
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Michael Chapman

Hospital Goer
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Junior Delius

Hospital Goer
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Fiona Goodhew

Hospital Goer
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Georgie Harold-Moss

Hospital Goer
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Matthew Levy

Hospital Goer
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Catriona McDonald

Hospital Goer
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Cameron Joel

Hospital Goer
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Csaba Plop

Hospital Goer
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Adam Rabinowitz

Hospital Goer
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Mark Preston

Hospital Goer
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Chantal Reed

Hospital Goer
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Paul Liversage

Patient
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Shane Salter

Hospital Goer
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Mark Ryder

Patient
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Kyri Saphiris

Peter Dean
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Debbie Anthony

Hospital Goer
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Apolka Totth

Patient
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Richard Goble

Beth's Son
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Sam Goble

Beth's Grandson
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Adam Mannering

Pastor
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Andrea Webster

Christian in Church
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Emily Walker

Christian in Church
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Sam Terry

Christian in Church
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Martin Stanforth

Christian in Church
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Christine Squirrell

Christian in Church
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Linda Southgate

Christian in Church
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Julie Smith

Christian in Church
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Leah Ryder

Christian in Church
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Ellie Richardson

Christian in Church
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Kay Ranson

Christian in Church
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Jacqui Jones

Christian in Church
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Ffion Jones

Christian in Church
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Rebecca Howell

Christian in Church
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Laura Holland

Christian in Church
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Rebecca Frost

Christian in Church
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Lindsay Frankel

Christian in Church
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Paul Debnam

Christian in Church
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Geraldine Coates

Christian in Church
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Stefanie Clark

Christian in Church
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Sacha Burke

Christian in Church
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Maddie Baker

Christian in Church
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Natalie Allsop

Christian in Church
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Emma Allsop

Christian in Church
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Rosie Clark

Swimmer
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Zak Edwards

Swimmer
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Mark Flinton

Swimmer
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Stef Clark

Swimming Pool Patron
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Richard Edwards

Lifeguard
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Jamie Allsop

Christian in Church
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Laura Black

Hospital Visitor
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Richard Coates

Christian in Church
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Robert Cook

Christian in Church
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George Evans

Christian in Church
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Drew Goldsmith

Christian in Church
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Timothy James

Christian in Church
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Joelle Koissi

Visitor in the waiting Tomm
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Tom Newman

Christian in Church
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Danella Sloman

Visitor in Ward Room
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Taylor Tay

Christian in Church (as Steve Taylor)
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Andrew Baird

Hospital Goer (uncredited)
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Luci Bedwell

Woman at park (uncredited)
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Joseph Betts

Doctor at Surgery (voice) (uncredited)
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Joshua Carver

Immature Guy at Joke Shop (uncredited)
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Mary Elliott

Christian in Church (uncredited)
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Ciaran Paddy Fallon

Immature Guy at Joke Shop (uncredited)
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Adam Heritage

Hospital Goer (uncredited)
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Aaron Hudson-Cook

Hospital Visitor (uncredited)
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Davina Joly-Nottidge

Office Worker at Party (uncredited)
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Stefano Reali

Man by Elevator (uncredited)
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Jamie Walmsley

Immature Guy at Joke Shop (uncredited)
Crew
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Kris Smith

Director
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Kris Smith

Writer
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