Shutting the Gates is a docu-drama based on extensive interviews with customers and former salespeople of in-home sales companies. All of the dialogue in the film is verbatim, taken directly from interviews with these people, and from a script from a sales company.
The roles are played by actors, i.e., Shutting the Gates is not a documentary, but is filmed in a documentary style to give the story a documentary “feel”. The film was released in March, 2010.
The film was a finalist at the 2010 St Kilda Film Festival, and has been screened in Australia, the United Kingdom, Israel, Germany, the United States and Italy.
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