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'Dopamine' (10/10)
Sundance Film Series - (2003, 79 mins, Color)
'DOPAMINE' is the first film ever to go through every phase of the Sundance support network from the Sundance Institute Labs, to the Sundance Film Festival and on to the Film Series, Sundance Channel Home Entertainment and finally the Sundance Channel. Shot on high-definition video, 'DOPAMINE' appeared at the 2003 Sundance Film Festival and was awarded the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation prize at Sundance for outstanding independent films featuring science and technology. The film was directed by Mark Decena and written by Decena and Tim Breitbach; and co-produced by Breitbach, Brian Benson and Liz Lupino Decena. It was produced by Tad Fettig and Debbie Brubaker and executive produced by Eric Koivisto. 'DOPAMINE', named after the natural amphetamine our bodies produce when we're falling in love, is a romantic drama for the hi-tech age. Rand (John Livingston, 'THE NET' and 'EDTV'), and his two friends Winston (Bruno Campos, 'JESSE') and Johnson (Rueben Grundy '40 DAYS AND 40 NIGHTS' and 'DEAD MAN ON CAMPUS') are passionate and driven computer programmers who have designed an artificial intelligence life form named Koy Koy. When forced by their investors to test Koy Koy in a kindergarten classroom, Rand meets Sarah (Sabrina Lloyd, "SPORTS NIGHT" and "ED"), the teacher to whom he was inexplicably drawn to at his favorite bar one evening. Sparks fly, and Koy Koy becomes the catalyst for Sarah and Rand's spirited dialogue on the nature of romantic attraction and attachment, all the while getting to the root of whether love is chemical or chemistry.
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