Watch Gifted and Challenged: The Making of 'Shortbus' (2007) : Summary Movie A look at the unusual process used in the making of the film Shortbus (2006) featuring interviews, behind the scenes footage and clips from the feature film. Director John Cameron Mitchell starts with the concept of using real sex in a film with a positive message. The cast of unknowns is selected from homemade audition tapes and then a callback audition workshop. More acting workshops are used to develop the characters and script. The project overcomes a number of obstacles and the rest of the film's development is followed up until its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival.
|Release Date||:||Mar 13, 2007|
|Production Company||:||Sundance Channel, Spectrum Media Productions|
|Production Countries||:||United States of America|
|Casts||:||Raphael Barker, Lindsay Beamish, Justin Vivian Bond, Jay Brannan, Jonathan Caouette, Shanti Carson, Miek Coccia, Paul Dawson, PJ DeBoy, Howard Gertler, Maya Hardinge|
|Plot Keywords||:||behind the scenes, independent film, making of|