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Much Ado About Nothing

Synopsis
Low-budget independent film based on Much Ado About Nothing. Set within the structure of a mob family party, Claudio and Benedick return from a successful operation. Claudio falls for boss Leonato’s daughter Hero.
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Film
Technical information
Black-and-white / Sound
Year of release
2012
Duration
109 mins

Credits

Director
Joss Whedon
Producer
Joss Whedon; Kat Cole
Cinematographer
Jay Hunter
Music
Joss Whedon
Production Design
Cindy Chao; Michele Yu
Cast
Amy AckerBeatrice
Alexis DenisofBenedick
Fran KranzClaudio
Reed DiamondDon Pedro
Nathan FillionDogberry
Ashley JohnsonMargaret
Brian McElhaneyWatchman 2 (Oatcake)
Clark GreggLeonato
Emma BatesUrsula
Jillian MorgeseHero
Joshua ZarAide to Leonato
Nick KocherWatchman 1 (Seacole)
Paul M. MestonFriar Francis
Riki LindhomeConrade
Romy RosemountSexton
Sean MaherDon John
Spencer Treat ClarkBorachio
Tom LenkVerges

Additional Details

Production type
Fiction Films
Historical period
Contemporary
Plays
Much Ado About Nothing
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Notes
DVD Extras: MUCH AD ABOUT MAKING NOTHING, a featurette; BUS ADO ABOUT NOTHING featurette; ‘Sigh No More’ music video; director’s commentary with Joss Whedon; commentary with cast and Joss Whedon.
General
Filmed in 12 days on location at the director’s home in Santa Monica, California.
History
Screened at a Special Presentation at the 2012 Toronto Film Festival
Reviews
Variety (September 17-23, 2012), p. 22. Sophie Mayer, Sight & Sound (vol. 23, issue 7. July 2013) p. 68-69.

Production Company

Name

Bellwhether Pictures

Distributor (Sale)

Name

Retail outlets

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