IMDb > Pearl Diver (2004)
Pearl Diver
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany credits
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratingsparents guidemessage board
Plot & Quotes
plot summarysynopsisplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

Pearl Diver (2004) More at IMDbPro »

Photos (See all 6 | slideshow) Videos (see all 3)
Pearl Diver -- One night changed them forever. Twenty years later, a night will change them again.  Pearl Diver is the story of two sisters, haunted by the twenty-year old murder of their mother and what happens when a farming accident rips away the layers of secrecy and buried trauma surrounding that night. They learn that sometimes the secrets from the past can bring hope for the future.
Pearl Diver -- Open-ended Trailer from Monterey
Pearl Diver -- When a farming accident causes a young woman to return to the sheltered community where she grew up, two sisters must struggle with their opposing worldviews, and ultimately confront the shared memory of their mother's murder.


User Rating:
5.9/10   181 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
Popularity: ?
Down 14% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
Sidney King (written by)
View company contact information for Pearl Diver on IMDbPro.
Release Date:
2 February 2007 (USA) See more »
One night changed them forever. Twenty years later, a night will change them again. Pearl Diver is the story of two sisters... See more » | Add synopsis »
7 wins See more »
User Reviews:
a Truly Moving Picture See more (10 total) »


  (in credits order)
Emily Stoltzfus ... Young Hannah
Jeremy Glickstein ... Sam Pope

Joey Honsa ... Hannah Eberly
Amy Jean Johnson ... Marian Miller
Maddie Abshire ... Rebecca Miller

Brian Boland ... John Miller
Bob Miller ... Dr. Gardner

Evgeniy Lazarev ... Issac Epp (as Yevgeni Lazarev)
Kim Stauffer ... Rachel Eberly
Cary Leiter ... Jessup
Arden Weiner ... Young Marian

Christopher Collard ... Ryan Epp

Edwin Wilson ... Attorney Charles Moore
Jim Bowen ... Real Estate Agent
Laura Gouin ... Donna
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Colby Sellers ... Attorney (uncredited)

Directed by
Sidney King 
Writing credits
Sidney King (written by)

Produced by
Sidney King .... producer
Daniel Lowe .... producer
Cinematography by
John Rotan 
Film Editing by
Emily Koonse 
Casting by
Bryan Falcon 
Matt Miller 
Jessica Smucker Falcon 
Art Direction by
David Kendall 
Set Decoration by
Jen Eberly 
Costume Design by
Sarah Stevens 
Makeup Department
Georgia Jacobs .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Chris Bertello .... assistant production manager
Pressley Carter .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Shane Moran .... assistant director
Meg Schrock .... second assistant director: reshoots
Art Department
Jennifer Eberly .... property master
Sound Department
Todd Hershberger .... boom operator
Gerald B. Wolfe .... sound mixer
Visual Effects by
Jennifer Basnyat .... title designer
Jennifer Basnyat .... visual effects
Camera and Electrical Department
Jeff Conrad .... gaffer
Jacob Davis .... electrician
Bradley King .... still photographer
Martha King .... camera production assistant
Jenne Lee .... grip
Elaine Lincourt .... second assistant camera
James B. Mahorney .... dolly grip
Van Manson .... grip
Kris Schrader .... grip
Jeff Sterner .... key grip
Don Warden .... grip
Greg Wimer .... first assistant camera
Editorial Department
John Petersen .... colorist
Other crew
Christine Colon .... production assistant
Chris Disher .... production assistant
Tom Glick .... script supervisor
Bryn Lehman .... craft service
Bryn Lehman .... production assistant
George Nelson .... production assistant
Michael Nice .... production assistant
Meg Schrock .... assistant to unit production manager

Production CompaniesDistributors

Additional Details

Rated PG-13 for violent content
97 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

Shot in 17 days.See more »


This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
18 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
a Truly Moving Picture, 29 September 2005
Author: tollini from United States

I am a judge for the Indianapolis-based Heartland Film Festival. This feature film is a Crystal Heart Award Winner and is eligible to be the Grand Prize Winner in October of 2005. The Heartland Film Festival is a non-profit that honors Truly Moving Pictures. A Truly Moving Picture "…explores the human journey by artistically expressing hope and respect for the positive values of life."

This is a family drama and a murder mystery set in the farm country in rural Indiana. Two grown sisters' lives are dominated by the murder of their Mother in their presence when they were children. Recently, one of the sister's daughter has had a terrible farm accident and the other sister, a writer, comes home to help and support the family.

With this current tragedy, the sisters are forced to confront their past and the difficulties of their own current lives. The sisters are heroic because of their saint-like qualities. They have great integrity and great humility and would do anything for each other.

The most interesting part of the film is the contrast between the two sisters. The one who stayed on the farm is religious and solemn and dutiful. The one who is the writer who left for the city is more intellectual and worldly and emotional. But even with these contrasts and the geographic distance and the distance of time, the sibling ties are still powerful.

And…you won't guess the ending.

FYI – There is a Truly Moving Pictures web site where there is a listing of past Crystal Heart winners that are now either at the theater or available on video.

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (10 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for Pearl Diver (2004)
Recent Posts (updated daily)User
am i the only person who hated this movie! jofsub88
If this movie has so much positive feedback... Dr_Keating
A Great Movie not promoted kibellus-1
Coming to Bluffton, OH pleath
Film festivals userboy
Pearl Diver LuCkYdUcKy06
See more »


If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
The Grand Design Chasing Contentment Taking Your Life The Showdown Eight One Eight
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
News articles IMDb Drama section IMDb USA section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.