The Dangle

The Dangle is a dark comedy spy thriller by Michael E. Ravich. When down on his luck American spy Tom Ryder comes face to face with the world’s greatest mercenary in 1975 Moscow he decides to take matters into his own hands... but she has other plans.The Dangle

NEWS

Watch THE DANGLE by clicking HERE! Or by going here: https://vimeo.com/174473308

The Official Trailer is HERE! Enjoy.

2.12.16 – LAST CHANCE! Catch the award-winning neo-noir dark-comedy spy-thriller drama on the silver screen for the last time as the 2016 PASADENA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL will screen THE DANGLE on FRIDAY MARCH 4th at 8pm at the Laemmle Playhouse 7 Movie Theater in the heart of the City of Roses. Click HERE for tickets and more details.

1.19.16 – Both the first screening of the new year and the very last theatrical exhibition for THE DANGLE are approaching fast. The 2016 CINEMA ON THE BAYOU FILM FESTIVAL in Lafayette, Louisiana will screen the award winning short on Monday January 25th. And, the 2016 PASADENA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL will be the last stop for Tom Ryder the first week of March. More details soon to come.

12.7.15 – WINNER! WINNER! Congratulations to Michael Keeley for taking home BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR at the 2015 MALIBU INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL for his performance as the one and only BOSS.

11.25.15 – Catch THE DANGLE at the Universal Studios California Backlot on Saturday December 5th as part of the 2015 MALIBU INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL. Click right HERE for more information.

11.6.15 – THE DANGLE has been named an Official Selection to three more festivals. The 2015 TAMPA BAY UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL, 2015 MONARCH FILM FESTIVAL, and 2015 MALIBU INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL will all welcome the short film this December.

10.7.15 - Catch the award winning short film THE DANGLE this Saturday October 10th, high noon, at the Warner Grand Theatre in San Pedro, CA, as part of the 2015 SAN PEDRO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL. Get your tickets by clicking right HERE.

9.29.15 - Congratulations to Director of Photography Jack Alexander and the rest of the cast and crew of THE DANGLE as it has been awarded BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY IN A SHORT across the pond at the 2015 PORTSMOUTH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL. Hip hip hooray!

9.18.15 - The film gods have smiled once more upon my little flick. The 2015 HARLEM INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL does not select one short film as their top honor, but selects ten from their plethora of submissions… And apparently they like Neo-Noir-Dark-Comedy-Spy-Thriller-Dramas as THE DANGLE just happened to be on that list. Thanks again cast+crew+family+friends!!!

9.15.15 - THE DANGLE has won the JURY PRIZE for BEST SHORT FILM at the 2015 CALIFORNIA INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL. Thanks again to all my wonderful cast & crew, and to all my family & friends for the unwavering support.

9.7.15 - Three more stops for THE DANGLE as the Big Apple will welcome the dark-comedy as an Official Selection of the 2015 HARLEM INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL. Also on board is the 2015 TWIN RIVERS MULTIMEDIA FESTIVAL in Asheville, North Carolina, and a South Bay stop as an Official Selection of the 2015 SAN PEDRO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL.

8.24.15 - THE DANGLE is traveling across the pond for an International Premiere at the 2015 PORTSMOUTH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, England. The 2015 CINCINNATI FILM FESTIVAL and the 2015 LOUISVILLE’S INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF FILM have also joined the fun naming the dark-comedy spy-thriller an Official Selection to each of their respective events.

7.29.15 - THE DANGLE is headed to Pennsylvania for the 2015 BOONIES INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, and the California Bay Area for the 2015 CALIFORNIA INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL. Click HERE for BIFF tickets. Click HERE for CAIFF tickets.

7.21.15 - The Peach State is the next stop on the festival trail as the GWINNETT CENTER INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL will screen THE DANGLE on Sunday August 2nd at the Gwinnett Center in Duluth, Georgia. Tickets available HERE.

6.29.15 – Coming soon to an Atlanta, Iowa, and Monrovia theater near you… THE DANGLE will screen as an Official Selection at the 2015 GWINNETT CENTER INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL taking place in Duluth, Georgia, the 2015 SNAKE ALLEY FESTIVAL OF FILM in Burlington, Iowa, and the 2015 ACTION ON FILM INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL in Monrovia, California. Details soon to follow.

6.2.15 - More great news from THE DANGLE camp as it has been named an Official Selection of the 2015 CALIFORNIA INTERNATIONAL SHORTS FESTIVAL. It will screen on June 10th in Sherman Oaks. More details HERE.

5.22.15 - The East Coast Premiere of THE DANGLE will take place on SUNDAY JUNE 7th AT 11:15 AM. Get your tickets to the 2015 LIGHTHOUSE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL HERE.

5.20.15 - Tickets for the 2015 FESTIVAL SOUTH FILM EXPO are now on sale. The South will welcome THE DANGLE on MONDAY JUNE 1ST AT 9:15 PM. Get your tickets HERE.

5.13.15 - Tickets for the WORLD PREMIERE of THE DANGLE are now on sale. Catch the dark-comedy spy-thriller on the silver screen at the world’s most famous cinematic venue, the Chinese Theatre in Hollywood California. The short film will screen alongside five others on MONDAY JUNE 1st @ 5PM as part of the 2015 Dances With Films Festival. Get your tickets HERE.

5.9.15 - New Jersey’s own LIGHTHOUSE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL has named THE DANGLE an Official Selection to its 2015 program. Screening info will be soon to follow.

4.28.15 - THE DANGLE will World Premiere at the world famous Chinese Theatre in Hollywood California as it has been named an Official Selection of the 2015 DANCES WITH FILMS. Screening day and time soon to follow.

4.25.15 - The 2015 FESTIVAL SOUTH FILM EXPO has named THE DANGLE an Official Selection. Screening day, time, and location coming soon.

4.13.15 - Tickets to the 2015 ALBUQUERQUE FILM & MUSIC EXPERIENCE screening of THE DANGLE on June 3rd are now available HERE.

3.5.15 - THE DANGLE has been named an Official Selection of the 2015 ALBUQUERQUE FILM & MUSIC EXPERIENCE. More info below.

Check out some great behind the scenes footage and a montage of how director Michael E. Ravich built a 1975 hotel hallway in the backyard HERE.

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Film

The Dangle FilmWritten and Directed by Michael E. Ravich Official Website Movie, Neo-noir Dark Comedy Spy Thriller

SYNOPSIS

The year is 1975, and Tom Ryder has made too many mistakes. This American spy is given one last chance in Moscow to prove his worth to the agency when Boss reluctantly assigns him a mission of the utmost importance. He must complete a routine exchange with a known enemy operative... But she is The Red Mantis, the world's greatest mercenary, and she has plans of her own. Agent Ryder stands before duty and redemption. Both are opportune. Both are necessary. He can only choose one.

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CAST

TOM RYDER
James Liebman

BOSS
Michael Keeley

OKSANA
Shannon Lee Clair

McDIRE
Gene Avakyan

VINCENT
Vincent Giovanni

DMITRY
Peter Altschuler

WOMAN
Teisa Sekona

BOY
Shay Sullivan

MI-6
Bill Welden

MI-6
T.J. Marchbank

MI-6
Daron Jennings

MI-6
Joseph O'Malley

WAITRESS
Gina Lohman

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FILMMAKERS

WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY
Michael E. Ravich

PRODUCED BY
Michael E. Ravich
Victor Solis

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Jack Alexander

PRODUCTION DESIGNER
Emily Peters

COSTUME DESIGNER
Meghan Anderson

MUSIC BY
Joachim Horsley

SOUND DESIGNER
Ugo Derouard

EDITOR
Michael E. Ravich

CASTING CONSULTANT
Jesse Lafferty

ASSISTANT COSTUME DESIGNER
Nicky Hoertkorn

COSTUMER
Desi Aguilar

HAIR & MAKEUP ARTIST
Carmen Castro

SCRIPT SUPERVISOR
Hannah Hogan

FIRST ASSISTANT CAMERA
Ioana Vasile
Freddy Fernandez

SOUND MIXER
Max Nikoff

KEY GRIP
Steve Rojas

GAFFERS
Emanuel Negrila
Eric Nystrom
Logan Wade
Rebecca Carpenter

ORCHESTRATION BY
Joachim Horsley

ADDITIONAL ORCHESTRATION BY
Amie Doherty

RE-RECORDING MIXERS
Ugo Derouard
Andrew Spence

DIALOGUE EDITOR & ADR
Ugo Derouard

AUDIO POST PRODUCTION BY
Ugosound Studios

PRODUCTION COORDINATOR
Audrey Nichols

ART DIRECTOR
Akiko Thomas

PRODUCTION ASSISTANTS
Adam Thomas
Michelle Stumpf
Antonio Garcia
Evan Pugh
Khadijah Senegal
Josef Franden

STILL PHOTOGRAPHER
Gene Avakyan

BACKGROUND VOICES BY
Julia Kay
Mariana Novak
Gene Avakyan
Michael Ayzenberg

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SPECIAL THANKS

Lesvia RavichGil Ravich
Shannon Ravich
Cheryl Steffler
Rod Steffler
Daniel Sullivan
Julie Sullivan
Karina Martir
Lina Martir
Virginia Solis
Maria Distefano
Steve Wasserman
Hilary Condren
Christina Mishef
Aaron Garmon
Jose DeLacruz
Adam Lohnes
Gill Friedman II
Zach Lyall
Lisa Riley
Emily Button
Peter Jensen
Jonathan Robbins
Tim Keaty
Kristy Karpinski
Adam Cohen
Ryann Breen
Craig Melville
Maria De Boer
Miguel Duran
Zeke Solis
Charles Kelley
Kambiz Akhavan
Ami Mariscal
Alan Zirkle
Jesse Boyd
Keleigh Edwards
Family & Friends
SAG-AFTRA

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CONTACT

Contact Michael E. Ravich at michaeleravich@thedanglefilm.com

EPK Download Available HERE