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David Almond (book)
Irena Brignull (screenplay)
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12 April 2009 (Ireland) See more »
After moving with his family into a new home, a boy discovers a bird-like man living in the old garage on their property. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
1 win & 4 nominations See more »
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As good as the book? No. A fitting adaptation? Yes. A good film? Absolutely. See more (7 total) »


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Tim Roth ... Skellig

Kelly Macdonald ... Louise

Bill Milner ... Michael

John Simm ... Dave

Skye Bennett ... Mina
Jermaine Allen ... Leakey

Eros Vlahos ... Coot
Edna Doré ... Grace (as Edna Dore)

Alexander Armstrong ... Mr Hunt

Navin Chowdhry ... Mr Watson
Nickie Rainsford ... Mina's Mother
Tameka Empson ... Nurse 1
Lisa Zahra ... Nurse 2
Keiron Self ... Suited Man
Queenie Wren Dempsey ... Baby Grace
Ethan Morgan ... Baby Grace
Ellie Mai ... Baby Grace
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Eirlys Bellin ... Nurse (uncredited)
Caitlin Richards ... Surgeon (uncredited)
Samuel Ryan ... School Boy (uncredited)

Directed by
Annabel Jankel  (as Aj Jankel)
Writing credits
David Almond (book)

Irena Brignull (screenplay)

Produced by
Daisy Allsop .... associate producer
Sarah Conroy .... executive producer
Cheryl Davies .... line producer
Michael Henry .... executive producer
Nick Hirschkorn .... producer
Linda James .... executive producer
Annabel Jankel .... producer (as Aj Jankel)
Elaine Pyke .... executive producer
Original Music by
Stephen Warbeck 
Cinematography by
Steve Lawes (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Peter Christelis 
Production Design by
Maurice Cain 
Art Direction by
Gareth Cousins 
Set Decoration by
Dominic Smithers 
Costume Design by
Phoebe De Gaye 
Makeup Department
Pamela Goldammer .... prosthetic makeup assistant
Andy Hunt .... prosthetic key sculptor
Vickie Lang .... makeup artist (as Vicki Lang)
Kristyan Mallett .... prosthetic sculptor
Conor O'Sullivan .... prosthetics supervisor
Robert Trenton .... prosthetic makeup
Production Management
Gisela Evert .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Lloyd Elis .... first assistant director
Nick Hirschkorn .... second unit director
Gemma Wright .... third assistant director
Art Department
Sian Bundy .... stand-by props
Temple Clark .... storyboard artist (concept artist)
Howard Swindell .... concept artist
Mathew Tooher .... props
Dave Tremlett .... set dresser
Paul Jones .... standby carpenter (uncredited)
Sound Department
Nick Adams .... sound designer
Jovan Ajder .... adr supervisor
Jovan Ajder .... dialogue editor
Thomas Cohen .... sound editing assistant
Peter Crooks .... adr editor
Glyn Hamer .... sound assistant
Miodrag Jakovljevic .... foley artist
Gareth Rhys Jones .... foley artist
Nikola Kokotovic .... foley editor
Serkan Koseoglu .... sound editor
Andrea Kurpjel .... sound facility manager
Srdjan Kurpjel .... sound re-recording mixer
Srdjan Kurpjel .... supervising sound editor
Gareth Meirion .... sound mixer (as Gareth Meirion Thomas)
Adrian Rhodes .... sound re-recording mixer
James Shannon .... dolby sound consultant
Andrew Stirk .... sound re-recording mixer
Danton Tanimura .... sound effects editor
Burak Topalakci .... sound effects editor
Ivan Uzelac .... foley editor
Sacha Walker .... sound effects editor
Marc Walters .... boom operator
Special Effects by
Siobhan Byrne .... special effects assistant
Craig Falco .... assistant modeler/effects
Peter Hawkins .... puppeteer
Gustav Hoegen .... animatronic designer
Jason Marsh .... senior special effects technician
Sanaz Missaghian .... special effects coordinator
John Nolan .... animatronic effects supervisor/puppeteer
Adrian Rigby .... puppeteer/art worker
Paul Scotson .... special effects technician
Richard Van Den Bergh .... creature effects supervisor
Richard Van Den Bergh .... special effects supervisor
Visual Effects by
Jean-Yves Audouard .... animator
Ruth Bailey .... animator
Murray Barber .... compositor
Tim Barter .... compositor
Bryan Bartlett .... compositor
Charlie Bennett .... digital matte painter
Sara Bennett .... compositing supervisor
Adam Burnett .... technical director
Serena Cacciato .... animator
Adriano Cirulli .... digital compositor: The Mill
Will Cohen .... visual effects executive producer
Joseph Courtis .... compositor
Barney Curnow .... on-set visual effects supervisor
Jean-Claude Deguara .... cg supervisor
Wayde Duncan-Smith .... technical director
James D. Etherington .... digital compositor: Mill TV
Theo Facey .... technical director
Alex Fitzgerald .... post production assistant
Andrew Guest .... technical director
Michael Harrison .... compositor
Nicolas Hernandez .... cg supervisor
Simon C. Holden .... compositor
Russell Horth .... digital compositor
Dave Houghton .... visual effects supervisor
Edmund Kolloen .... technical director
Arianna Lago .... digital compositor
Sam Lucas .... cg artist
Keith Mottram .... visual effects: editor
James Moxon .... compositor
James Moxon .... digital compositor
Jeff North .... technical director
Kamila Ostra .... visual effects coordinator
Marianne Paton .... visual effects production assistant
Emily Pearce .... matchmove artist
Jenna Powell .... visual effects producer
Will Pryor .... technical director
Neil Roche .... animator
Lyndall Spagnoletti .... compositor
Greg Spencer .... compositor
Mark Wallman .... technical director
Paul Heasman .... stunt coordinator
Paul Lowe .... stunt double
Belinda McGinley .... stunts
Seon Rogers .... stunt performer
Lee Sheward .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Alia Bianco .... second assistant camera "b" camera: main unit
Harry Bowers .... first assistant camera
Ian Clark .... camera operator: "b" camera
Llyr Evans .... electrician
Bryan Griffiths .... standby rigger
Mark Hanlon .... best boy
Dai Hopkins .... key grip
Andy Long .... gaffer
Mark Milsome .... camera operator
Angus Muir .... still photographer
Mike Parker .... aerial cameraman
Leanne René .... assistant camera
Gary Sheppeard .... assistant grip
Paul Snell .... digital imaging technician
Richard Swingle .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Chris Williams .... focus puller: "b" camera
Guto Vaughan .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Casting Department
Pippa Hall .... casting: children
Gaby Kester .... casting: children
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Marianne Agertoft .... assistant costume designer
Anne T. Delaney .... costume maker
Corinna Everett-Lyons .... costume daily (as Corinna Everett)
Eleanor Gardner .... costume trainee
Shan James .... costume assistant
Anna Sandler .... costume supervisor
Timothy Shanahan .... dyer/ager
Music Department
Paul Englishby .... conductor
Andrew Green .... music preparation
Jan Holzner .... score recordist
Jen Moss .... music consultant
Nyree Pinder .... score coordinator
David Walter .... music programmer
Nick Wollage .... score engineer
Nick Wollage .... score mixer
Transportation Department
Tony Arvanitis .... unit driver
Nigel Venables .... facilities captain
Other crew
Claire Bee .... assistant to director
Tim Desbois .... aerial coordinator
Chris Goding .... floor runner
Greg Hemes .... production assistant
Ceri Hughes .... production coordinator
Fumie Suzuki Lancaster .... International Sales & Distribution
Sharon Milton .... tutor
Jason Potter .... production accountant
Iwan Roberts .... assistant location manager
Jamie Roberts .... production assistant
Roy Squires .... fire safety

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Skellig" - UK (original title)
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Rated PG for thematic elements, some peril and language
102 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.78 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Singapore:PG | UK:PG | USA:PG (certificate #46182)

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Continuity: (at around 12 mins) Louise drops on the floor flower in pot along with her mobile. A few seconds later the mobile is on top of box again.See more »


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33 out of 46 people found the following review useful.
As good as the book? No. A fitting adaptation? Yes. A good film? Absolutely., 12 April 2009
Author: seedofbilly from United Kingdom

Skellig was one of my childhood books and it has stuck with ever since I was 10 years old (at my school there were two camps for a little while, the Chamber of Secrets camp and the Skellig camp, I was in the latter). I was always sure that in the right hands it could translate into a great film, but was never sure who's hands those were.

My mind certainly didn't ever even consider Annabel Jankel, especially after she aided in the insulting filmic version of one of my other childhood loves (Super Mario Bros.). But, all in all, I was very impressed. Casting was near perfection, especially Tim Roth and John Simm, relative newcomer Skye Bennett also did very well in what was probably the most difficult role of them all (Mina). Kelly Macdonald was also on good form as the mother, however she didn't get nearly enough face time and a good few of her better moments from the book were omitted.

Luckily that and an amusing moment involved Michael's father desperately searching for the missing aspirin while in the grip of a hangover were the only parts cut from the tale. The ending felt a bit more blatant than it had been in the book, I would've like the 'dancing' scene and Skellig's curing of the baby to have felt more distant and dreamlike as they did in the novel. Still, Skellig himself looked fantastic and the production team did well to steer clear of the temptation of religious iconography, it was as David Almond likely intended it, a heartwarming tale of love, intrigue, the natural and the supernatural. All of those ideas translated perfectly, and I'm glad to see Skellig maintained his ever entertaining penchant for brown ale and 27 and 53.

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