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Tideland -- A lonely girl gets trapped in an eerie fantasy world after her irresponsible parents die.


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The squirrels made it seem less lonely
Because of the actions of her irresponsible parents, a young girl is left alone on a decrepit country estate and survives inside her fantastic imagination. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Jodelle Ferland ... Jeliza-Rose / Voices of Sateen Lips, Glitter Gal, Mustique and Baby Blonde

Janet McTeer ... Dell

Brendan Fletcher ... Dickens

Jennifer Tilly ... Queen Gunhilda

Jeff Bridges ... Noah

Dylan Taylor ... Patrick
Wendy Anderson ... Woman / Squirrel's Voice
Sally Crooks ... Dell's Mother
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Alden Adair ... Luke (uncredited)
Mitch Cullin ... Bus Passenger (uncredited)
Harry Gilliam ... Jerry (uncredited)

Kent Nolan ... Boy (uncredited)

Directed by
Terry Gilliam 
Writing credits
Tony Grisoni (screenplay) &
Terry Gilliam (screenplay)

Mitch Cullin (novel)

Produced by
Rhonda Baker .... line producer
Wladyslaw Bartoszewics .... associate producer (as Wladyslaw Bartoszewicz)
Paul Brett .... executive producer
Gabriella Martinelli .... producer
Nick O'Hagan .... associate producer
Jeremy Thomas .... producer
Peter Watson .... executive producer
Original Music by
Jeff Danna 
Mychael Danna 
Cinematography by
Nicola Pecorini 
Film Editing by
Lesley Walker 
Casting by
Deirdre Bowen 
Production Design by
Jasna Stefanovic 
Art Direction by
Anastasia Masaro 
Set Decoration by
Sara McCudden 
Costume Design by
Mario Davignon 
Delphine White 
Makeup Department
Patrick Baxter .... foam technician
Réjean Forget .... key hair stylist (as Rejean Forget)
Tracy George .... assistant makeup artist
Tamara Harrod .... assistant hair stylist
Christine Hart .... makeup department head
Louise Mackintosh .... key special makeup effects artist
Raymond Mackintosh .... key special makeup effects studio technician
Leslie Ann Sebert .... makeup artist: Ms. Tilly (as Leslie Sebert)
Stan Winston .... face cast: Noah
Russell Cate .... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
Jennifer Forberg .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Patrick Gorny .... foam technician (uncredited)
Carolyn Harris .... additional makeup artist (uncredited)
Christine Larocque .... wig maker (uncredited)
Liese Mackintosh .... makeup effects studio assistant (uncredited)
Rosalie Mackintosh .... makeup effects studio assistant (uncredited)
Nina McArthur .... additional makeup artist (uncredited)
David Scott .... designer: bog man (uncredited)
David Scott .... prosthetics technician (uncredited)
Production Management
Ian McDougall .... production supervisor
Todd Pittson .... production manager
Michael Saxton .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Trevor Cunningham .... director trainee
Luke Fisher .... third assistant director
Shayne Putzlocher .... third assistant director
William Spahic .... first assistant director
Jack Thomas .... trainee assistant director
Pamela Wintringham .... second assistant director (as Pamela D. Wintringham)
Holly Gilliam .... trainee assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Ira Aikman .... prop buyer
Calvin Bachiu .... painter
Joel Bancescue .... construction laborer
Patrick Baxter .... foam technician
Jerry Beaudrow .... carpenter
Mike Bergen .... best boy greens
Clinton Biddle .... painter
Gordon Brown .... assistant head painter
Jackson Burke .... carpenter
Russell Cate .... sculptor
Barbara Chandler .... scenic painter
Norm Daschle .... on-set dresser (as Norman Daschle)
Vince Donato .... construction coordinator
Rylan Faul .... greensman
Jeff Fedorchuk .... lead carpenter
Gerry Filby .... on-set carpenter
Gerry Filby .... scenic carpenter
Jeffrey Gamble .... scenic painter
Kieran Gelfand .... scenic painter
Tim Gingrich .... carpenter
Nazgol Goshtasbpour .... prop buyer daily
Alison Grothe .... on-set dresser
Jeff Helgason .... key scenic artist
Sean Hollis .... assistant head painter
Morgan Hughes .... scenic painter
Charmaine Husum .... on-set painter
Murray Keith .... carpenter
Mayumi Konishi-Valentine .... set designer (as Mayumi Konishi)
Loyola Lewis .... scenic painter
Kelly Liberet .... construction laborer
Kelly MacDonald .... construction laborer
Paul Macina .... carpenter
Britton Main .... painter
Sara McCudden .... set buyer (as Sara Longfellow)
John McIntosh .... head greensman
Daniel McKay .... scenic carpenter
Will Moffatt .... set dresser
Russell Moore .... set designer
Tracy Myers .... construction laborer
Shirley Nap .... scenic painter (as Shirley Naf)
Bob Nett .... construction buyer
Justin Onofriechuk .... assistant property master
Keith Potter .... lead set dresser
Roger Roscoe .... prop buyer
Marty Rothermel .... carpenter
Brent Russell .... assistant set decorator
Danny Scavuzzo .... construction foreman
David Schultz .... carpenter
David Scott .... puppet designer
Wade Selby .... carpenter
David Selinger .... paint foreman (as Dave Selinger)
Tara Sikorski .... art department production assistant
Alan Tremaine .... carpenter
Bev Ulmer .... scenic painter (as Beverley Ulmer)
Crystal Waddell-Gardiner .... construction buyer
Mike Waddell-Gardiner .... set dresser (as Michael Waddell-Gardiner)
Johann Wessels .... second assistant art director
Scotty Whittman .... greensman (as Scott Whitman)
Colin Wiest .... carpenter
Ken Wills .... property master
Laura Wolfe .... set decoration trainee
Taku Dazai .... special mechanical props (uncredited)
Sound Department
Paul Ackerman .... foley artist
Paul Ackerman .... foley editor
Denis Bellingham .... boom operator
James Bennett .... adr recordist
Doug Cooper .... sound re-recording mixer (as Douglas Cooper)
Robin Crumley .... location sound recordist: 'Dreamland' documentary
Robert Farr .... sound re-recording mixer
Simon John .... trainee sound assistant
Kevin Konarzewski .... adr mixer: Vancouver
David Lee .... production sound mixer
Nick Lowe .... adr editor
James Mather .... supervising sound editor
Chris Navarro .... adr recordist
Tim Owens .... dialogue editor
Emil Quan .... sound trainee
Sean Richards .... foley engineer
Evan Rust .... sound editor
Evan Rust .... sound recordist
Joseph Stracey .... sound effects editor (as Joseph Park Stracey)
Andy Thompson .... adr recordist
Eric Thompson .... adr mixer
Jeff Hamon .... additional sound (uncredited)
Mark Paterson .... sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Dean Campbell .... special effects trainee
Mike Friesen .... special effects assistant
Carolyn Harris .... special effects assistant
Walter Klassen .... special effects
Neil Krause .... special effects on-set key
Wade Maurer .... special effects best boy
Jay McClennen .... puppets
Leo Wieser .... special effects supervisor: Bleeding Art Industries
Visual Effects by
Richard Bain .... visual effects supervisor
Nick Bedford .... digital effects coordinator: Peerless Camera Company
Martin Body .... senior rotoscope artist: Peerless Camera Company
Jim Bowers .... digital matte painter: Peerless Camera Company
Mark Bradley .... production assistant: Peerless Camera Company
Nadine Buckley .... systems administrator: Peerless Camera Company
Duncan Burbidge .... digital effects coordinator: Peerless Camera Company
Otto Dent .... junior digital compositor: Peerless Camera Company
John Paul Docherty .... digital effects supervisor: Peerless Camera Company
Ditch Doy .... CG supervisor: Peerless Camera Company
Rob Gordon .... digital online editor
Ed Hall .... production assistant: Peerless Camera Company
Steven Hall .... visual effects director of photography
Ben Hicks .... digital compositor: Peerless Camera Company
Jack Hughes .... digital compositor
Lorraine Johnson .... film scanning supervisor
Dennis Jones .... digital compositor: Peerless Camera Company
Marc Jouveneau .... digital compositor: Peerless Camera Company
Andrew Kingston .... systems administrator: Peerless Camera Company
Diane Kingston .... digital effects producer: Peerless Camera Company
Sarah MacKenzie .... administrative support: Peerless Camera Company
Sarah Marchant .... digital compositor: Peerless Camera Company
Ian McFadyen .... digital effects artist
Mike McGuinness .... digital animator: Peerless Camera Company
Thomas Müller .... administrator: Peerless
John O'Lone .... rotoscope artist: Peerless Camera Company
Tim Ollive .... digital animator: Peerless Camera Company
John Palmer .... digital film bureau manager: Laser record
Chris Panton .... digital compositor: Peerless Camera Company
Janet Quen .... digital compositor: Peerless Camera Company
Paul Round .... senior digital compositor: Peerless Camera Company
Marianne Speight .... digital effects coordinator: Peerless Camera Company
Mark Spevick .... digital animator: Peerless Camera Company
Emeline Tedder .... rotoscope artist: Peerless Camera Company
Charlotte Towe .... administrative support: Peerless Camera Company
Marc Twinam-Cauchi .... digital animator: Peerless Camera Company
John Whitlock .... senior rotoscope artist: Peerless Camera Company (as John Whillock)
Loyd Catlett .... stunt performer
Terrance Leigh .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
John Adshead .... key grip
Dustin Allen .... lamp operator
Latif Cavanaugh .... grip
Jeff Connors .... dolly grip
Mark Dobrescu .... camera operator: "a" camera
Mark Dobrescu .... director of photography: second unit
François Duhamel .... still photographer
Danny Duperrault .... electric trainee (as Danny Duperreault)
Gary Exner .... lamp operator
Leo Fafard .... grip
Chad Ferguson .... grip
Donovan Fraser .... first assistant camera: "c" camera
Curt Galindo .... grip trainee (as Curtis Galilndo-Orozco)
Tom Gardiner .... second assistant camera: "c" camera
Christopher M. Gavin .... lamp operator (as Christopher Gavin)
Jason Habicht .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Rob Hillstead .... lamp operator
Brad Hodson .... libra head operator
Todd Irving .... first assistant camera: "b" camera, New York
Steve Itano .... first assistant camera: second unit
Henry Kitchen .... remote camera technician
Jay Kohne .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Peter La Rocque .... gaffer (as Peter LaRocque)
Kevin Lheritier .... best boy grip
Dean Morin .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Ed Moyer .... generator operator
Chooch Paglaro .... video playback operator
Nicola Pecorini .... Steadicam operator
Dean Schatz .... generator operator
Mark Christopher Sebert .... video coordinator (as Mark Sebert)
Brock Stevens .... best boy electric
Scott Storm .... grip
David Trottier .... camera trainee
Mark Wagner .... lamp operator
Phil Wright .... key rigging grip
Geoff Yates .... grip
Casting Department
Vanessa Baker .... adr voice casting
Brendan Donnison .... adr voice casting
Deb Green .... casting associate: Alberta
Trenna Keating .... extras casting
Brenda McCormick .... casting: Saskatchewan
Christopher Richards .... casting associate
Millie Tom .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Mureille Blouin .... costume breakdown artist (as Murielle Blouin)
Roxanne Brown .... seamstress
Sonja Clifton-Remple .... assistant costumer
Robert Fenwick .... on-set costume supervisor
Deanne Grass .... costume breakdown artist
Denise Hansen .... seamstress
Ann Henshaw .... assistant costume designer
Kerri La Londe .... costume breakdown artist
Charity Martin .... costumer: extras
Robin Merrifield .... seamstress (as Roberta Merrifield)
Nadia Williamson .... costumer: extras
Editorial Department
Matt Adams .... digital intermediate producer: ONE Post
Chris Andrews .... negative cutter
Layla Blackman .... post-production assistant (as Layla Evans)
Martin Corbett .... assistant editor
Joann D'Arby .... assistant digital intermediate producer: ONE Post (as Jo-Ann Darby)
Gavin Dargin .... second assistant editor: Canada
Matt Gauci .... avid technical support
Rob Gordon .... digital on-line editor: ONE Post
Emily Greenwood .... assistant digital on-line editor: ONE Post
Jack Hilkewich .... third assistant editor
John Hinchliffe .... digital intermediate technical manager: ONE Post
Jeremy Hume .... assistant editor
Paul Jones .... digital intermediate manager
Heather Malek .... assistant editor: Canada
Nadia Naimi .... assistant editor
Vincent Narduzzo .... digital colorist: ONE Post (as Vince Narduzzo)
Mila Patriki .... dailies colorist
Elisabeth Pinto .... post-production assistant
Laurent Treherne .... digital intermediate technical director: ONE Post
Verity Wislocki .... post-production coordinator
Music Department
James Clark .... orchestra leader: The Philharmonia Orchestra
Peter Clarke .... music editor
Jeff Danna .... score producer
Mychael Danna .... score producer
Nicholas Dodd .... conductor
Nicholas Dodd .... orchestrator
John Goodwin .... musician: Noah's 'Black Coats' Band
Brad Haehnel .... music mixer
Brad Haehnel .... score recordist
Sean Hayward .... musician: Noah's 'Black Coats;' Band
Tony Lewis .... music editor
Stuart Morton .... assistant music editor
Chris Pelonis .... musician: Noah's 'Black Coats' Band
The Philharmonia Orchestra .... music performed by
Rob Simonsen .... assistant to composer
Paul Talkington .... music coordinator
Transportation Department
Sylvain Buteau .... driver: Jeff Bridges
Jay Clement .... driver
Tracy Demaer .... transportation captain
Jim DeVilger .... driver: honeywagon (as Jim 'J.D.' De Vlieger)
Natasha Getz .... driver
Lorne Kurtz .... driver
Sheila Richards .... transportation coordinator
Gary Rimmer .... driver: honeywagon
Danine Schlosser .... driver
Dan Schulz .... driver
Ryan Smiley .... driver
Other crew
Daniel Auber .... lettering
Matthew Baker .... assistant: Jeremy Thomas
Andrea Baker-Fraser .... assistant production coordinator (as Andrea Baker)
Jayda Bieber .... stand-in
Moraea Bieber .... stand-in
Chris Boha .... assistant craft service
Stephanie Boha .... assistant craft service
Lee Boyes .... stand-in
Brent Braaten .... production assistant: 'Dreamland' documentary
Melany Burant .... stand-in
Richards Butler .... legal services: Coamerica
Andrew Cannon .... researcher: Canada
Loyd Catlett .... assistant: Jeff Bridges
Simon Chin .... extras wrangler
Nicky Coats .... post-production accountant
Paul Compton .... office production assistant
Hudson Cooley .... production coordinator
Emma Cooper .... unit publicist
Ginger Corbett .... publicist: international
Clare Coulter .... legal services: production & financing, Olswang
Bruce Craiggs .... train coordinator: George's Trains
James Crammond .... post-production accountant
Nigel Crook .... first assistant accountant
Robin Crumley .... technical supervisor: 'Dreamland' documentary
Mike Currie .... caterer: Jeff the Chef
Susanna David .... script supervisor
Gloria DiFolco .... assistant: Gabriella Martinelli
Tony Duarte .... legal services: production
Kevin Dube .... caterer: Jeff the Chef
Dana Dubé .... head animal trainer: Animal Insight (as Dana Dube)
Kari Fonkalsrud .... second assistant accountant
Ian Gardner .... trainee production coordinator
Matt Gauci .... avid technical support
Amy Gilliam .... assistant: Terry Gilliam
Holly Gilliam .... on-set production assistant
Kim Goddard-Rains .... production coordinator
Hilary Goldstein .... legal services: financing, Goodmans LLP
Bill Graham .... train supervisor: George's Trains
Indira Guha .... business and legal affairs: Telefilm Canada
William Hall .... insect and animal wrangler: Animal Insight
Tim Haslam .... Worldwide sales
Simon Haywood-Anderson .... assistant location manager
John Holzer .... security coordinator
Jackie Hurt .... legal services: production & financing, Olswang
Joe Iacono .... financial services
Alana Katz .... business affairs: Capri Films
Jacqueline Kelly .... financial services
Philippa King .... business affairs: Capri Films
Val Kinistino .... assistant craft service
Walter Klassen .... manufacturer: doll heads
Nathalie Laporte .... production accountant: Canada
Florence Larsonneur .... legal & business affairs: Recorded Picture Company
Lauren 'Fluff' Lindsay .... craft service
Lauren 'Fluff' Lindsay .... first aid
Sophia Lofters .... travel coordinator
Mike Macartney .... train coordinator assistant: George's Trains
Murray Macdonald .... location manager (as Murray MacDonald)
Raymond Mackintosh .... studio technician
Richard Mansell .... legal & business affairs: Recorded Picture Company
Michael Maxtone-Smith .... legal affairs: Coamerica (as Michael Maxtone Smith)
Brad McDonald .... insect and animal wrangler: Animal Insight
Ally Mee .... title designer: Fig Productions
Sharon Menzies .... business affairs: Prescience Film Finance
Greg Morley .... location scout
Richard Morrison .... title designer: Fig Productions
Anna Maria Muccilli .... publicist: Canada
Vincenzo Natali .... director: making of documentary 'Dreamland'
Jeff Nelson .... caterer: Jeff the Chef
Loren North .... caterer: Jeff the Chef
Karin Padgham .... assistant: Jeremy Thomas
Caroline Perjesi .... assistant: Nick O'Hagan
Tracey Phillips .... second assistant accountant
Valancie Pierce .... tutor: Jodelle Ferland
Chris Plumb .... location manager
Tammi Running .... assistant security coordinator (as Tami Running)
Libby Savill .... legal services: production & financing, Olswang
Kristen Schneider .... accounting clerk
Carl Scott .... caterer: Jeff the Chef
Jason Shabatoski .... assistant: Gabriella Martinelli
Kayleigh Shikanai .... stand-in
Andrew Simpson .... animal coordinator: Animal Insight
Michael Simpson .... assistant craft service
Cherie Smid .... head squirrel trainer, assistant rabbit trainer
Tim Smith .... managing director: Prescience Film Finance
Bill Sorochan .... location scout (as William Sorochan)
Carolyn Stamegna .... legal services: financing, Goodmans LLP
Carle Steele .... script trainee (as Carle Steel)
Jack Thomas .... on-set production assistant
Marla Touw .... assistant production coordinator: Katepwa
Thierry Valletoux .... reportage
Dean Wares .... title typography
Ken Whitford .... office production assistant
Steve Zazulak .... location manager
Steve Zazulak .... production assistant
Hercules Bellville .... special thanks
P.J. Harvey .... special thanks
Tim Haslam .... special thanks
Dallas Jensen .... special thanks
Jonathan Lynch-Staunton .... special thanks
Sally-Anne McKeown .... special thanks
James Shirras .... special thanks
Alexandra Stone .... special thanks
Jared Underwood .... special thanks

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Also Known As:
"Rose in Tideland" - Japan (English title)
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Rated R for bizarre and disturbing content, including drug use, sexuality, and gruesome situations - all involving a child, and for some language
120 min
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Did You Know?

In promotion for the opening weekend of this film, Director Terry Gilliam crashed the ticket line for "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" (1996). He signed autographs, told jokes, and took photos with fans, holding a sign proclaiming (in jest): "Studio-less Film Maker, Family to Support, Will Direct for Food". He is quoted as saying: "This is the state of independent film making. You got to get out on the street and beg again." "We have no shame anymore, just out on the streets hustling." "The first weekend is everything, if it doesn't do well the first weekend, it dies."See more »
Dickens:He's spoiling.See more »
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174 out of 205 people found the following review useful.
A gorgeous and emotional trip down the rabbit hole, 3 April 2006
Author: Pelham-Grenville from Netherlands

After waiting for what seems like half a decade I finally saw Terry Gilliam's Tideland two days ago. I had first read about the project on a website, and immediately I knew this was just the right material for Gilliam. I have been a great fan of his works ever since as a little I saw The adventures of Baron Munchausen. Although it wasn't until six years later I found out who Terry Gilliam was. His imagination has shaped my imagination and with Tideland I feel he has made something that overlaps with some of the things I have made. O.k. you could say this isn't Gilliam's imagination at all it's Mr. Mitch Cullin's, but pooey to you. Of course I bought the book as soon as I knew it was going to be turned into a film by Captain Chaos. Now, can a film live up to anyone's expectations after reading the book and waiting for more than a year? The answer, in this case, is: yes, absolutely.

Tideland has become a dark, whimsical, charming and entrancing film. Easily his best film since The Fisherking. What distinguishes Tideland from other Gilliam films is it's subdued storytelling, for a Gilliam-film that is, there are the usual trademarks: wide angle photography, madness, silly voices, cages, incredibly filthy teeth, and a climax that feels like it's falling of the screen right over you. The first couple of scenes as Jeliza-Rose's life is being turned upside down are chaotic, frenetic and busy in a style we're familiar with from this filmmaker, but as Jeliza-Rose adjusts to her life on the plains, the pace slows down, and the scenes open up. The beautiful cinematography skews almost every angle and bit by bit Jeliza-Rose's fantasies start to dominate the screen. The film opens with a quote from Alice in Wonderland that dominates the entire film: "Alice didn't know anymore whether she was falling very slowly or falling very deep". Likewise Jeliza-Rose falls down the rabbit hole (at one point literally) and we the audience are falling down with her. The whole story resounds with echoes from Jeliza-Rose's favourite book. The dominating and scary Dell recalls the Mad hatter and the Queen of Hearts. Dickens has something of the white knight about him. And there are some elements that seem to come straight out of the movie Psycho, this leads to some grotesque imagery that some people will probably find hard to stomach. There will be some who will call Tideland a controversial film or a disturbing one, but that has more to do with those people than the actual film. Certainly Jeliza-Rose gets trapped in some situations that to an adult seem very dangerous, and there were moments where I wanted to get up from my seat and be able to take this little girl and tell her things would be alright. However Jodelle Ferland and Gilliam have made her a strong and intelligent child and she does manage on her own. It's the absolute honesty with which she is portrayed and the innocence that are shocking. As Gilliam has said this is a film to scare adults not children. I can't remember when I've last seen a film that so honestly and accurately portrays a child's imagination and the way it affects her life, and it's laudable that it doesn't shy away or try to paint a pretty picture, from the more murky parts of her life and development. The film does manage not to be bleak though, that is one it's great strengths. In the hands of any other filmmaker it would have been quite a depressing story, but Gilliam imbues the whole film with a sense of mystery, charm and fun that makes the darkness seem more like falling down a strange rabbit hole very slowly than sinking into bog. This is largely achieved through Jodelle Ferland's stunning performance, her acting is so natural and captivating you are immediately won over by her. Janet Macteer plays the formidable Dell with a touch of tenderness and a streak of wildness that make her character truly scary. I can't leave out Brendan Fletcher as his portrayal of the lobotomized epileptic (I won't call him retard) is so intense and scarily funny that your heart really breaks at the end.

I for one hope that this film will find an audience and that it will be a success, as this film is too beautiful to be missed or ignored.

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