Foreign Correspondents


1999

Brief Synopsis

Two stories with two different casts and cities share thematic and narrative ties to form a cohesive whole. In "Dear Jenny", a lonely young woman in Los Angeles named Melody starts receiving mysterious, romantic postcards meant for somebody else. She soon finds herself drawn in by the intrigue of

Film Details

MPAA Rating
PG-13
Genre
Drama
Romance
Release Date
1999
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA

Synopsis

Two stories with two different casts and cities share thematic and narrative ties to form a cohesive whole. In "Dear Jenny", a lonely young woman in Los Angeles named Melody starts receiving mysterious, romantic postcards meant for somebody else. She soon finds herself drawn in by the intrigue of this secret relationship between the intended recipient and this lost penpal---so much so that she starts to feel directly involved, losing her grip on the real world as a well-meaning neighbor named Jonas desperately tries to court her and bring her back to reality. In "Love, Trevor", a young Englishman from London named Trevor arrives in the quiet suburban Californian community of Mountain View to meet his penpal Mira, a refugee from Sarajevo who lives here with an American family. As she is to be sent back to her war-torn homeland soon, Trevor believes he has just been flown out to cheer her up---until he discovers that he has been set up to discuss marriage with her.

Crew

Greg Akopyan

Boom Operator

Petros Anagnostakis

Assistant Property Master

Dean Andre

Sound Mixer

Dyrk Ashton

Assistant Editor

Dick Bernstein

Music Editor

Patrick Bolton

On-Set Dresser

Ronnie Brown

Grip

Kathleen Butler

Production Assistant

Clint Canada

Assistant Director

Peter Cliche

Executive Producer

Hunter Cressall

Production Designer

Ellen Curry

Assistant Camera Operator

Richard Davis

Steadicam Operator

Paul Deng

Assistant Camera Operator

Will Domingo

Other

Bethan Dunn

Costumes

Cynthia Ellis

Casting

Stan Eng

Gaffer

Marilyn Estes

Script Supervisor

Christopher Farrell

Music Composer

Kenn Ferro

Steadicam Operator

J J Fleisher

Carpenter

George Gauvreau

Driver

Chad Herr

Key Grip

Frederick Hess

Unit Production Manager

Frederick Hess

Associate Producer

Michael R Holm

Assistant Director

Tom Holm

Electrician

Jessica Jordan

Production Assistant

Azita Kamdar

Set Costumer

Mark Tapio Kines

Screenplay

Courtney King

Production Assistant

Richard Klein

Executive Producer

Aaron Knoke

Best Boy Grip

Ziggy Kormandel

Executive Producer

Carrie La

Location Manager

William Lebeda

Titles

Andreas Lindergard

Art Director

Dana Loats

Costumes

Trent Loomis

Production Assistant

Caroline B. Marx

Costume Designer

Dana Mccaul

Other

Tiffany Michael

Craft Service

William Millsap

Associate Producer

William Millsap

Unit Production Manager

Lawrence Mischel

Negative Cutting

Matt Mischel

Negative Cutting

Sue Mischel

Post-Production Supervisor

David Mocsary

Property Master

Emjay Olson

Makeup

Johayna Osta

Production Assistant

Stefanie Owens

Makeup Assistant

Dave Paiko

Other

Brett Phillips

Carpenter

Carol Quiroz

Costumes

Jack Reaves

Assistant Director

Teddy Rice

Other

Mark Robinson

Camera

Kristen Saints

Costumes

Eric L Schmidt

Best Boy

Mary Shellogg

Script Supervisor

Scott Spears

Director Of Photography

Ric Spencer

Assistant Costume Designer

Julia Stemock

Producer

Trixie Textor

Photography

James Brooks Tost

Executive Producer

Dennis Tracy

Transportation Coordinator

Mark Twogood

Driver

Elaina Verrett

Photography

Jay Woelfel

Editor

Andy Zare

Production Coordinator

Film Details

MPAA Rating
PG-13
Genre
Drama
Romance
Release Date
1999
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Winter January 1, 1999

Released in United States June 1999

Released in United States March 2000

Shown at the Chicago Alt.film Fest June 9-13, 1999.

Shown at Yahoo! Internet Life Online Film Festival in Los Angeles (DGA Theater) March 22-23, 2000.

Feature directorial debut for Mark Tapio Kines.

Released in United States Winter January 1, 1999

Began shooting July 20, 1997.

Completed shooting August 11, 1997.

Released in United States June 1999 (Shown at the Chicago Alt.film Fest June 9-13, 1999.)

Released in United States March 2000 (Shown at Yahoo! Internet Life Online Film Festival in Los Angeles (DGA Theater) March 22-23, 2000.)