The David Whiting Story

A genre-defying comedy about the unreliability of memory. It deconstructs its own narrative as it crisscrosses between fiction, documentary and dreams. The film is a series of interlinking puzzles: an unsolved Hollywood murder; the search for the origins of a legendary joke; and the mystery of why the filmmaker's own family left him for dead. Historical figure Ayn Rand, movie actor Cesar Romero and television journalist Mike Wallace turn up as additional pieces of the puzzle.

  • Walter Reuben
  • Walter Reuben
    3 Stories About Evil (2008), The Harvey Girl from Shanghai (2010)
  • Walter Reuben
    The Harvey Girl from Shanghai (2010)
  • Andrew K. Sachs
    The Harvey Girl from Shanghai (2010)
  • Ashley Morey
    Key Cast
    Fractured (2015), "Westwood Girl" (2012), The Birthday Party (2012), Wendigo: American Cannibal (2010), The Night at Moon Lake Casino (2010), American High School (2009)
  • C. Jerry Kutner
    Key Cast
  • Gina Lalli
    Key Cast
    Richard Linklater's Slacker (1991)
  • Woolsey Ackerman
    Key Cast
    The Harvey Girl from Shanghai (2010)
  • Zachary J. Luna
    Key Cast
    The Idea of Growing Old (2014), White Crows (2014), "LAdies" (2014)
  • Albion Sabani
    Key Cast
    Seeing Through (2015), Crossroad (2012), Be Out (2012)
  • C. Stephen Foster
    Key Cast
    Studio Lot: The Webseries (2014), What's My Intention (2013), Hidden Hills (2013)
  • Moronai Kanekoa
    Key Cast
    "Steam Room Stories" (2014), 10 Year Plan (2014), The Sleep Counselor (2012)
  • Marcelo Coronado (Spanish voice)
    Key Cast
  • Dan Ring
    Original Music
    "The Elisabeth Show" (2013), "Paul Goetz's Last Ditch Effort" (2012), Out of the Ashes: 9/11 (2011)
  • Andrew K. Sachs
    Sunken City (2014), Star Wars: The Apprentice (2013), All Access (2010), The Harvey Girl from Shanghai (2010)
  • François Maurin
    Film Editing
    A Girl Is a Fellow Here (2009), 100 Women Architects in the Studio of Frank Lloyd Wright (2009), The Making of 'Love in the Time of the Cholera' (2008)
  • Project Type:
    Feature, Other
  • Genres:
    Dark comedy, Experimental, Metafilm, Art house
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 27 minutes 41 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 1, 2014
  • Production Budget:
    50,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Columbia Gorge International Film Festival 2014
    Vancouver, WA
    August 13, 2014
    North American premiere
  • Bent-Con 2014
    Burbank, CA
    November 9, 2014
    California premiere
  • Accolade Global Film Competition 2014

    Award of Merit, Sep. 2014
  • Real Experimental Film Festival 2014
    Beverly Hills, CA
    November 24, 2014
  • Los Angeles Film Critics Association 40th Annual Awards 2014
    Century City, CA
    December 7, 2014
    Douglas Edwards Independent/Experimental Film/Video Award 2014
  • DC Independent Film Festival 2015
    Washington, D.C.
    February 28, 2015
    East Coast premiere
    Best Experimental Film
  • Cebu International Film Festival 2015
    Cebu CIty, Cebu, Philippines
    August 16, 2015
    International premiere; Asian premiere
Director Biography - Walter Reuben

Walter Reuben is one of the world's prominent dealers in vintage movie posters of all periods and from all countries. He lived in Austin, Texas, from 1971 to 1988, and directed his early experimental shorts there, which included HOW OTHERS REMEMBER US (1986) and FROM BAD TO WORSE (1986). He wrote the screenplay for the festival-award winning film 3 STORIES ABOUT EVIL (2008). He produced and co-wrote the short THE HARVEY GIRL FROM SHANGHAI (2010). THE DAVID WHITING STORY is his first feature film

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