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Mark Decena makes his directorial debut with the romantic comedy Dopamine. In San Francisco during the economic heyday of computer technology, Rand (John Livingston) works as a software designer. He and his co-workers, Winston (Bruno Campos) and Johnson (Reuben Grundy), have created a toy called Koy Koy, an A.I. cyber-pet that can respond to its owner's voice. Rand's love life hasn't been very productive, especially because his father (William Windom) has been repeatedly telling him that love is just a series of chemical reactions ever since his mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. One day, Rand goes out to the bar after work and meets preschool teacher Sarah (Sabrina Lloyd), whom he feels strongly attracted to. When his company test markets his cyber-pet to little kids, Rand meets Sarah again and they are instantly connected. Despite their differing opinions on the chemical nature of love, Rand and Sarah begin a romance that puts their theories to the test. The film also stars Kathleen Antonia and Nicole Wilder. Shot on digital video, Dopamine premiered at the 2003 Sundance Film Festival. ~ Andrea LeVasseur, Rovi

  • Release date:January 23, 2003

Awards

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Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Sundance Film Festival Mark Decena Alfred P. Sloan Prize 2003 Winner

Crew

Mark Decena
Director
Tad Fettig
Producer
Debbie Brubaker
Producer
Mark Decena
Screenwriter
Jonathan McHugh
Musical Direction/Supervision
Jessica Congdon
Editor
S. Quinn
Production Designer
Joe Schlick
Art Director
Liz Decena
Co-producer
Brian Benson
Co-producer
Eric Kovisto
Executive Producer
Lisa Clark
Set Designer
Bob Gitzen
Sound/Sound Designer
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