TECHNICAL INFORMATION
Country: United States of America
Language: English
Year: 2004
Running Time: 107 min
SYNOPSIS
When he was eight, Brian Lackey woke up in the crawlspace beneath his house with his nose bleeding, having no idea how he got there.  After that, his life is different: he is afraid of the dark, wets the bed and is plagued by terrible nightmares.  Now 18, Brian believes that he was abducted by aliens.

Neil McCormick is the ultimate beautiful outsider, the boy everyone loves from afar but is afraid of when they get too close. Also 18, Neil longs for the relationship he had with his baseball coach when he was eight years old.
 
Neil’s search for what he thinks is love leads him to New York City. Brian's search for what happened to him leads him to Neil. Together they come to realize that the events that shaped them most were not what they seemed to be.

Based on the widely acclaimed novel by Scott Heim, MYSTERIOUS SKIN puts us inside the hearts and minds of two very different boys living very different lives who maybe aren¹t as different as they first appear.
CREDITS
Director Gregg ARAKI
Writer Gregg ARAKI
Producer Gregg ARAKI
Producer Jeff Levy-Hinte
Producer Mary-Jane Skalski
Executive Producer Michael J. Werner
Executive Producer Wouter Barendrecht
Co- Producer Joshua Zeman
Production Company Antidote Films, Inc.
Production Company Desperate Pictures
Based on the novel by Scott Heim
Cinematography Steve Gainer
Art Director Morgan Blackledge
Production Designer Devorah Herbert
Music Howard Paar
Editor Gregg ARAKI
Sound Coleman Metts
Casting Shannon Makhanian
Costume Alix Hester
CAST
Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Neil McCormick
Zane Huett as Jackson's son
Mary Lynn Rajskub as Avalyn
Chase Ellison as Young Neil
Lisa Long as Mrs. Lackey
Michelle Trachtenberg as Wendy
Rachael Nastassja Kraft as Deborah Lackey
Brady Corbet as Brian Lackey
Elisabeth Shue as Mrs McCormick
ADDITIONAL INFO
Starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt (INCEPTION, 500 DAYS OF SUMMER) and Bill Sage (AMERICAN PSYCHO, PRECIOUS) Best Director and Best Actor (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) Seattle, Interfaith Award for Promoting Humanitarian Values Brisbane, Best Film MovieZone Award Youth Jury Rotterdam, Jury Award for Best Film Bergen, From the director TOTALLY F***ED UP, THE DOOM GENERATION, NOWHERE and SPLENDOR, Starring Jospeh Gordon-Levitt (10 things I hate about you), Brady Corbet (Thunderbirds), Michelle Trachtenberg (Can’t be heaven), Academy Award Nominee Elisabeth Shue (Leaving Las Vegas) and Bill Sage (Mourning Glory), From the producers of THE STATION AGENT and THIRTEEN,
 
Gregg ARAKI  | director
Gregg Araki was born in Los Angeles, California in December 1959 and earned an MFA in film production from USC's School of Cinematic Arts and a BA in film studies from UC Santa Barbara. His feature-film credits include KABOOM, SMILEY FACE, MYSTERIOUS SKIN, SPLENDOR, NOWHERE, THE DOOM GENERATION, TOTALLY F***ED UP, THE LIVING END, THE LONG WEEKEND (O' DESPAIR) and THREE BEWILDERED PEOPLE IN THE NIGHT, most of which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. Araki's films have screened at the world's most prestigious film festivals, including Sundance, Cannes, Berlin, Venice, Toronto, Deauville, London, and New York.
Filmography
2010 KABOOM!
2007 SMILEY FACE
2004 MYSTERIOUS SKIN
1999 SPLENDOR
1997 NOWHERE
1995 THE DOOM GENERATION
1993 TOTALLY F***ED UP
1992 THE LIVING END
1989 THE LONG WEEKEND (O'DESPAIR)
1987 THREE BEWILDERED PEOPLE IN THE NIGHT
 
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