Movie Narrative: Occupant (2011)

The captivation of moving pictures is a source of tremendous inspiration.  For this reason and many more, RB28’s Movie Narratives, continues showing its love for movies with another movie narrative.  This week, Occupant (2011), will be converted into a narrative and subsequently highlighted.  It is implied that the blog reader reads the movie narrative, and then, he or she watches the movie.  The effort is to give the blog reader, an enhanced experience.  RB28’s Movie Narratives, ends this movie narrative of Occupant (2011), with some Hollywood facts. 
            Occupant (2011) is an unrated movie.  Furthermore, it is 1 hour and 26 minutes long.  This movie is categorized under the thriller genre.  The official release date is October 18th, 2011.  The release date is for the Country of the United States of America.  The director was Henry Miller.  The writer was Jonathan Brett.  The officially recognized stars of Occupant (2011); were Van Hansis, Cody Horn and Thorsten Kaye.  The list of the 15 most important cast members is as follows: 
  • Van Hansis (Danny Hill).
  • Cody Horn (Sharleen Hunt).
  • Thorsten Kaye (Joe).
  • Jamie Harrold (Harold).
  • Brian Berrebbi (Building Manager).
  • Veronica Cruz (Medical Examiner).
  • Domenico D’Ippolito (Pizza Delivery Guy).
  • Jerry Damons (Young Cop).
  • Lou Ferguson (Luther).
  • Edward Gelbinovich (Hipster Tenant).
  • Scott Gregory (Phil).
  • Derek Hedlund (NYPD Sergeant).
  • Ed Jewett (New Doorman).
  • Hayley Knafel (Phil’s Girlfriend).
  • Christophe Lepage (Hearse Driver).

            The synopsis follows.  Occupant (2011) is a fascinating story about murder, out of New York City.  In New York City, U.S.A., a young man is asked to go to his grandmother’s apartment.  Danny Hill is the young man, and, the government authorities want him to identify the body of his dead grandmother.  After identifying the body, Joe the doorman, pulls Danny to the side to talk to him.  Joe tells Danny that the apartment is under rent control, and, that the rent is only $675 USD a month.  Joe gives Danny the card, of an attorney that, can help.  Coincidentally the attorney, Feinberg, is waiting outside the building.  Furthermore, they speak about the service that, Feinberg can provide.  Feinberg explains that, the market rate for the apartment is $10,000 USD a month.  Furthermore, Feinberg establishes the plan, and, the course of events.  Danny agrees, and, he officially hires Feinberg as his attorney for the matter.  The plan is; Danny needs to survive 12 days, locked-down, inside the apartment.  At the end, Danny will have a $10,000 dollar a month apartment, for only $675 dollars.  Unfortunately, everything goes terribly wrong for Danny.  In those 12 days; one woman disappears, and, one exterminator is found dead.  Danny loses his mind, and, he becomes crazy.  Oddly enough, there is a second side of the coin.  On the other side of the coin; the sequence of events, that occurred, have a second storyline.  Director, Henry Miller, does a terrific job with this movie.  The story is simple, but, Mr. Miller makes this movie a fascinating story about murder in New York City.  The writer does an equally terrific job.  The interaction between Danny and Sharleen is memorable.  Furthermore, the interaction between Danny and Joe, is also, entertaining.  The officially recognized stars contribute tremendously.  They would be missed, if they were not chosen.  Overall, Occupant (2011) earns the rating of 7 out of 10. 
            The movie narrative of, Occupant (2011), is as follows.  An old woman breathes heavily and dies.  The city is New York City, U.S.A.  Sharleen Hunt is traveling on the subway.  Additionally, Sharleen Hunt films video of the passengers, using her photographic camera.  A man named, Danny Hill, captures her attention.  Furthermore, she follows him outside and continues filming video, of him.  Danny and Sharleen, walk and talk.  They also start, to get to know each other.  Danny has a university education, and, Sharleen is the author of a video blog.  Danny tells Sharleen that, he has to leave to identify the body, of his dead grandmother.  Danny arrives, at the apartment building.  The doorman, Joe, takes him to apartment 1003.  Danny looks around his grandmother’s apartment.  The apartment is a very big space.  Danny identifies the body, in front, of the government authorities.  His grandmother is classified, as having died, from natural causes.  Joe makes alcoholic drinks, and, sits Danny down to talk.  Joe gives Danny, a lawyer’s business card.  It results that; the apartment is rent controlled, and that, he should legally take over the apartment.  The lawyer, whose card Joe gave to Danny, would help with that matter.  The rent was only $675 USD, for three bedrooms in New York City.  With the help from the attorney, Danny will take his grandmother’s place and pay, the same price.  Coincidentally, Feinberg, the attorney appears to talk to Danny.  The two finish talking at a restaurant.  Feinberg guides Danny, step by step, through the process.  Apparently, the apartment is worth $10,000 USD a month, on the open market.  Feinberg will help Danny pay $675 dollars a month.  The problem is, Feinberg needs a court order of protection, to do what he is asking Danny to do.  The process, in total time, would be 12 days.  During those 12 days; Danny has to be on guard, and, he cannot leave the apartment.  Danny agrees, and, day one begins.  Joe, the doorman, is there to help.  Regrettably and almost immediately, the nightmare begins.  Danny starts to hear strange noises.  Danny goes to the store.  Joe finds him returning.  Furthermore, he tells Danny that, he is here to help.  Joe also tells Danny that, he will run any errand that he wants.  Most importantly that, obtaining the court order, is the most important thing.  Day two begins; Joe visits Danny, and, he gives him free paint.  Danny paints sections of the wall, the color red.  Unexpectedly, another doorman enters and looks around.  Danny sees him, and, the doorman leaves immediately.  Danny discovers a giant hole in the inside part of a bedroom closet.  Danny covers the hole with paper, however, his personality starts to change.  Unexpectedly, Sharleen knocks on the door.  Apparently, she visited Danny’s place of work, and, she was told where he was staying.  Coincidentally, Sharleen also arrived with a bottle of whisky.  They start to cook and drink.  Danny and Sharleen, have sexual intercourse.  Sharleen feels restless in bed.  She decides to get up, and, walk around the apartment.  Additionally, she walks around filming video, using her photographic camera.  Unexpectedly, something happens, and, Sharleen disappears.  Day three begins, someone is knocking on the door, and, Danny wakes up by himself.  He notices that, Sharleen is not there.  Someone representing the management of the building, is there to talk to Danny.  Furthermore, the man informs Danny that he is trespassing, and that, he has to leave.  Danny talks to the attorney, Feinberg, on the telephone.  Feinberg tells Danny that, nothing has changed.  Furthermore, that he needs to wait in the apartment, until he is granted the court order.  Danny looks around for Sharleen, but, she cannot be found.  Day four begins, the apartment starts to lose its shine.  Danny is in the shower, and, brown water comes out of the shower head.  Additionally, the hole in the wall, of the bedroom closet, starts to drive Danny crazy.  Oddly enough, the paper that covered the hole was removed.  Danny talks to Joe about the possibility of rats, in the apartment.  Joe tells Danny that, on Monday his friend the exterminator, will stop by to see about the rats.  Day five begins, Danny is given a complaint asking that, he leave the apartment immediately.  Danny talks to Feinberg, but, Feinberg says that everything is normal and on track.  Danny finds Sharleen’s photographic camera.  Furthermore, he watches the video that, she has filmed.  Day six begins, someone is knocking on the door.  On the way to the front door, he finds Sharleen’s camera in the hallway.  The camera is broken.  A man who installs cable television, is knocking on the door.  Danny quickly turns him away.  Another man who delivers pizza, knocks on the door.  Danny quickly turns him away, however, he is becoming more angry.  A short time after that, Danny goes crazy; officially.  Day seven begins; Danny calls Feinberg, however, Feinberg doesn’t return his telephone call.  Unexpectedly, a painter falls from the building and dies.  Joe knocks on the door, and, he gives Danny the things that he asked for.  Time passes and it is night.  Danny wakes up extremely restless.  Furthermore, he finds his grandmother’s shoes.  Danny becomes extremely agitated, and, he throws the shoes out and into the hallway.  Danny wakes up, one more time.  This time; the hole in the wall, of the bedroom closet, makes him feel extremely agitated.  Additionally, the lamp he uses to see into the hole, falls down the hole.  Day eight begins, the exterminator arrives.  The exterminator starts working, immediately.  Time passes, Joe calls Danny and asks if, the exterminator is still there.  Danny says that, he will check and call back.  Danny finds the exterminator dead, and, hanging from the hole that is inside the bedroom closet.  Danny calls Joe, and, tells him that the exterminator left sometime ago.  Danny goes crazy.  Furthermore, he places the body on a rug, and, rolls the rug.  Then, Danny drags the body to the staircase.  The body becomes too heavy, and, he leaves the body on the staircase.  Day nine begins, Joe knocks on the door.  Danny opens the door.  Joe tells him that, the exterminator was found dead, on the staircase.  Joe gives Danny his grandmother’s shoes that, he threw out.  Joe leaves, immediately.  From this point forward; the series of events, take the viewer, to the end.  At the end, the story has a second, or alternate sequence, to the events that have just occurred.  Finally; you have to watch, in order to know, how this movie ends. 
            The movie narrative of the feature film, Occupant (2011), ends with some Hollywood facts.  The country of origin is the United States of America.  The official language is English.  There are other notable release dates.  The other notable release dates are:  U.S.A., October 14, 2011 (Gotham Screen Film Festival) and U.S.A., October 18, 2011 (TV Premiere).  There is 1 filming location that is listed, for this particular feature film.  The filming location is Manhattan, New York City, New York U.S.A.  Unfortunately, there is no box office data that is available, for this particular movie.  The production company is Silverstrand Films.  There are three distributors for this movie.  The distributors are Gravitas Ventures (U.S.A.), Viva Pictures (U.S.A.) and Uncork’d Entertainment (U.S.A.).   
            To end and as always, RB28’s Movie Narratives, encourages you to continue reading the posted movie narratives.  The aforementioned blog strives to provide basic information, so that it, becomes inspiration.  Movies are a great pleasure to RB28’s Movie Narratives, and, the blog’s author hopes that they are for you as well.  For this week, and in conclusion, the feature film was Occupant (2011).  RB28’s Movie Narratives looks forward to seeing you next week, when another movie will be highlighted.


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