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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.
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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.


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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 »
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This is a powerful film that is a "must see" in my opinion. 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

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Rated PG-13 for violent content
97 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Shot in 17 days.See more »


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3 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
This is a powerful film that is a "must see" in my opinion., 13 November 2006
Author: DianeWiltjer from United States

I was at the North Carolina Writers Network conference this past weekend and had the opportunity to see a screening of Sydney King's "The Pearl Diver." Knowing it was the first movie Sydney King had written, produced, and directed, I have to admit I attended the viewing more out of curiosity than high expectations.

I can't tell you how happily surprised I was. The power of this movie is absolutely amazing: especially since it is a first movie for this young man. The talent this movie demonstrates --- the writing, directing, casting --- predicts he has a bright future. The story, the pacing, the mystery, the tensions---everything about "The Pearl Diver" makes it a "must see." I'm going to try to get it into our local Sunrise Theatre (Pinehurst, NC) which thrives on showing films that are not necessarily blockbusters but which have substantive content and artistic execution. Try to see this film---wherever you are.

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