In Search Of (film)

In Search Of is a 2008 drama film written and directed by James C. Zelker and produced by the company Independent Dream Machine.

In Search Of
Directed byJames C. Zelker
Produced byJames C Zelker

Gill Holland
Steve Hays
Matthew Blum
Kyle Kapetanakis

Nicholas Luciano
Written byJames C. Zelker
StarringMichael Rady

Keith Nobbs
Jack Barley
Dan Lauria
Casey Biggs
Jack Barley
Alex Colvin
Ryan McDonald
Barry Glassman
Emily Grace

Laura L. Cottrel
Music byPat Wilson
CinematographyDavid Tumblety
Edited byNicholas Luciano
Distributed byIndependent Dream Machine
Release date
November 1, 2008 (Festival)
Running time
108 minutes
CountryUnited States


In Search Of is an unconventional drama where a wrong decision will force good people into bad circumstances while desire changes everything. The film follows ten characters that use sex as a way to get something out of life. Dave (played by Jack Barley) starts a business only so that he can afford the lifestyle that his girlfriend is accustomed to. Lauren is cheating on her husband with her soul mate, while Lauren's son Jack (Michael Rady) uses his wealth to manipulate those who love him. Andy (played by Keith Nobbs), is a high school football player who falls prey to peer pressure from teammates which forces him to deal with his own sexual desires.


additional cast
  • Laura L. Cottrel as Beth Ann
  • Emily Grace as Mindy
  • Gilbert Cruz as Luis
  • David Siik as Steve
  • Leah Schmidt as Jeni
  • Joshua Burrow as Jay
  • Nick Skawski as kicker
  • Derek Garman as Quarterback
  • Seth Tarboro as Football Player
  • Yadira Maldonado as Katy
  • Rachael Kemery as Shea
  • Tracy Toth as Lauren
  • Hodge Lucas Todd as Legacy


Shot in Allentown, Pennsylvania, and the Lehigh Valley over the course of a year on 35mm and S16mm film, the production used various cameras including a Krasnogorsk hand-cranked camera, achieving all optical effects during production.

InSearchOf was the first film to play in another reality when it screened in Second Life in 2008.


The film screened nationally and in London[1] at "Power to the Pixel" during the London Film Festival as one of the two winners of the From Here to Awesome Film Festival.[2][3][4] Its theatrical premiere was held in Allentown, Pennsylvania on November 7, 2008 and grossed $12,608 at that screening and went on to earn a modest six figure sum.[5] The film is currently distributed across various platforms, on Hulu it was in the top 20 dramas viewed all time for over seven years.


  1. ^ The Brown and White Archived 2010-05-26 at the Wayback Machine, By Gwen Purdom (November 14, 2008), "Movie filmed at Lehigh to play at Rave", accessed 01-05-2009
  2. ^, by Zak Forsman (October 19, 2008), "From Here To Awesome Winners Screen in London", accessed 02-05-2009
  3. ^, by Eric Kohn (August 13, 2008), " From Here to Awesome Takes the Hallowed Fest to the 'Net", accessed 02-05-2009
  4. ^ From Here to Awesome website, In Search Of screening page, accessed 01-05-2009
  5. ^, In Search Of opening gross receipts, accessed 01-05-2009

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