Herb
Alan King
"Rush Hour 2"
"Casino"
"Enemies A Love Story"


Malissa
Elizabeth Reaser

"The Family Stone"
"Thirteen Conversations
About One Thing"
"The Believer"


Sam
Eric Schaeffer
"Starved"
"One Night At McCool's"
"Fall"
"If Lucy Fell
"

Jody
Jill Sobule
Musician

"Pink Pearl" - Album
"Happy Town" - Album
"Jill Sobule" - Album


Vicki
Kim Raver
"The Nine" - TV Series
"24" - TV Series
"Third Watch" - TV Series
"Trinity" - TV Series


Dana
Mina Badie
"The Road To Perdition"
"Roger Dodger"
"The Anniversary Party"


Henry

John Heard
"The Pelican Brief"
"In The Line of Fire"
"Home Alone"
"Awakenings"


Allison
Vera Farmiga
"The Departed"
"The Manchurian Candidate"



"Rocky" & "Sam"




Opening Night


Mind The Gap


A FIVE MINUTES BEFORE THE MIRACLE PRODUCTION
IN ASSOCIATION WITH
TERENCE MICHAEL PRODUCTIONS
AN ERIC SCHAEFFER FILM  "MIND THE GAP"  ALAN KING  ELIZABETH REASER
CHARLES PARNELL  JILL SOBULE  ERIC SCHAEFFER  KIM RAVER JOHN HEARD
MUSIC BY
VEIGAR MARGEIRSSON  ADDITIONAL MUSIC BY
KRISHNA DAS EDITED BY MITCH STANLEY
PRODUCTION DESIGNER
TAMAR GADISH DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY MARC BLANDORI
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS
PIERRE ROMAINE  BRENDA KRAVITZ  NOEL ASHMAN
PRODUCED BY
TERENCE MICHAEL  CHIP HOURIHAN  BOB KRAVITZ

WRITTEN, PRODUCED AND DIRECTED BY
ERIC SCHAEFFER


"'Mind The Gap" is a deeply felt and sharply observed comedy-drama... with a cumulative emotional impact that is immensely satisfying."

      - Joe Leydon, Variety (read full review)


"... the film is about the magic of the small world we live in.  How - each of us as individuals exist within our own little microcosm completely unaware of the drama that might be driving a stranger towards another stranger, that could cause a reaction in another stranger that could ultimately change your life forever.


This is a beautiful film -- do not miss Mind The Gap!"
     - Harry Knowles, Ain't It Cool News (read full review)


""Schaeffer's epic film 'Mind The Gap' is a life exercise.  A lesson in fate, love, circumstance, and acceptance.  A Beauty to watch and to feel,
 'Mind The Gap' is astounding and metaphysical.  Amazing."
     - Darcie Stevens, The Austin Chronicle (read full review)


"Mind The Gap" comes together as a beautiful portrait of seemingly unrelated ties that lead to important shifts in the lives of total strangers"
     - Rachel Gordon, Film Critic (read full review)


"'Mind The Gap' is a heartwarming collection of character studies... a solid under-the-radar sleeper."
     
- Merle Bertrand, Film Threat (read full review)





Film Description
by
writer/director
Eric Schaeffer


Have you ever walked past a woman on the street, and as she passed, her scent made you feel sure you knew her even though she was a stranger?  Have you ever walked in the park as the fading fall sunset through the pine trees dappled the ground in front of your footsteps like an offer from the heavens to walk towards your dreams? You think of a friend and then she calls, you hear a song on the radio and are transported to a memory you're not sure is yours or not but it feels so familiar...  We are all connected, and most of us know that on some deep level whether that knowledge penetrates our hearts or is stopped by our minds that want to fight for the illusion that we are forever separate from each other and from the beautiful world we live in...

Mind The Gap is a story of five seemingly unrelated people. 

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Malissa is a young, firey girl from the south who has dreams of getting out of her small town and travelling the world.  But for the time being she is devoted to taking care of her dying, bedridden mother. 

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Sam is a single father who lives in Vermont with his ten-year old son, Rocky.  Not wanting to wait any longer for the right woman to come along, Sam birthed Rocky with an egg he bought off the internet from a surrogate mother.

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Herb is a cantankerous old New Yorker who can barely walk to the corner store because of his infirmity.  But he has vowed to pilgrimage on foot seven miles to the northern most tip of Manhattan to visit a part of the Hudson River --  Spuyten Duyvil -- a place he used to swim in as a child.

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John is an accountant from Arizona who is trying to survive the shattered aftermath of the thing he holds dearest -- his six-year-old son, whom John left through a divorce due to his philandering.

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And Jody is an amazing singer-songwriter from Brooklyn who, because of her fear, has lived in the shadow of Manhattan but never ventured there to pursue her career.

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Each of our five characters has profound pain, a deep desire, tremendous drive and a need for forgiveness, whether of themselves, their parents, their ex-lovers, or the Gods they believe in.  Throughout the story, their lives thematically intertwine though they never meet, until the end of the film when, through different circumstances, they all end up in New York and their lives and our story gains it’s meaning and resolve...

This is a funny, touching, poignant, and human story about all of us -- our loves, our loses, our redemption and our journey in this amazing thing called life.