Bubble is a movie directed by Steven Soderbergh. It was shot on high-definition video and was made for a relatively small budget of $1.6 million. It also featured some unusual production aspects.
In traditional terms, the movie has no script. All lines were improvised according to an outline written by screenwriter Coleman Hough, who previously teamed with Soderbergh on Full Frontal. Bubble was also shot and edited by Soderbergh under the pseudonyms Peter Andrews and Mary Ann Bernard (taken from his father's given names and his mother's maiden name) respectively.
The film utilizes non-professional actors recruited from the Parkersburg, West Virginia / Belpre, Ohio area where the film was shot. Lead Debbie Doebereiner was found working the drive-through window in a Parkersburg KFC, for example.
Bubble was released simultaneously in movie theaters and on the cable/satellite TV network HDNet Movies on January 27, 2006. The DVD was released a few days later on January 31.
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