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Snow Cake -- A drama focused on the friendship between a high-functioning autistic woman (Weaver) and a man (Rickman) who is traumatized after a fatal car accident.

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Director:
Writer:
Angela Pell (written by)
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Release Date:
8 September 2006 (Ireland) See more »
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Tagline:
Sometimes stopping is the most important part of the journey... See more »
Plot:
A drama focused on the friendship between a high-functioning autistic woman and a man who is traumatized after a fatal car accident. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
2 wins & 5 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
heartbreaking - and not just for ASD professionals See more (74 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Alan Rickman ... Alex

Emily Hampshire ... Vivienne Freeman
Jackie Brown ... Waitress

Callum Keith Rennie ... John Neil
Scott Wickware ... Senior Cop
Johnny Goltz ... Rookie Cop

James Allodi ... Clyde
Janet van de Graaf ... Meryl (as Janet van de Graaff)

Carrie-Anne Moss ... Maggie

Julie Stewart ... Florence

Sigourney Weaver ... Linda
Charlie ... Marilyn the Dog
Selina Cadell ... Diane Wooton
Nia Roberts ... Janet the Vet
Dov Tiefenbach ... Jack the Optician
David Fox ... Dirk Freeman

Jayne Eastwood ... Ellen Freeman
John Bayliss ... Priest

Jackie Laidlaw ... Louise
Susan Coyne ... Deborah the Neighbour
Robert Smith Jones ... Dick the Neighbour
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Samantha Hayes ... Mourner (uncredited)

Mark McKinney ... Neighbour (uncredited)

Directed by
Marc Evans 
 
Writing credits
Angela Pell (written by)

Produced by
Gina Carter .... producer
Steve Coogan .... executive producer
Jessica Daniel .... producer
Andrew Eaton .... producer
Niv Fichman .... producer
Robert Jones .... executive producer
Sheena Macdonald .... co-producer: Rhombus Media
Henry Normal .... executive producer
Barbara Willis Sweete .... associate producer: Rhombus Media
David M. Thompson .... executive producer
Larry Weinstein .... associate producer: Rhombus Media
Michael Winterbottom .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Broken Social Scene 
 
Cinematography by
Steve Cosens (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Mags Arnold  (as Marguerite Arnold)
 
Casting by
John Buchan 
 
Production Design by
Matthew Davies 
 
Art Direction by
Peter Emmink 
 
Set Decoration by
Rob Hepburn 
 
Costume Design by
Debra Hanson 
 
Makeup Department
Gail 'Freddie' Godden .... hair stylist: Ms. Weaver (as Freddy Godden)
Kathleen Graham .... makeup artist: Ms. Weaver
Yasmeen Jalali .... assistant hair stylist
Yasmeen Jalali .... assistant makeup artist
Debra Johnson .... key hair stylist
Stephen Lynch .... key makeup artist
 
Production Management
Layla Blackman .... post-production supervisor (as Layla Evans)
Bora Bulajic .... unit production manager
Matt Cahill .... post-production supervisor: Rhombus Media
Susy Liddell .... head of production: BBC
Fiona McGuire .... head of production: Revolution Films
Fiona Morham .... head of production: UK Film Council
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Colleen Harding .... third assistant director
Jennifer Haufler .... trainee assistant director
Laurie Mirsky .... first assistant director
Pierre Ouellet .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Linda Cheung .... set dresser
Dwight Doerksen .... construction coordinator
Ed Doerkson .... head carpenter (as Edmund Doerksen)
Doug Henderson .... assistant head carpenter
Barry Isenor .... first assistant art director
John Martin .... set dresser: Wawa
Jack McCullough .... key scenic artist
Kenny Meinzinger .... co-property master
Andrij Molodecky .... co-property master
Luke Moretti .... set dresser
Steve Morrison .... labor coordinator: Wawa
Massimo Orlandi .... set dresser: Wawa
Luis Rodrigues .... on-set carpenter
Monique Roy .... lead set dresser
Monique Roy .... set buyer
Sean Scoffield .... second assistant art director
Rob Taylor .... head painter
Tom Thompson .... on-set dresser
Bill Williamson .... assistant head carpenter
Greg Chown .... storyboard artist (uncredited)
Emerson Doerksen .... props (uncredited)
Emerson Doerksen .... scenic painter: set (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Nick Baldock .... sound effects editor
Peter Baldock .... dialogue editor
Peter Baldock .... supervising sound editor
Lucy Barnes .... foley artist
James Bennett .... foley recordist
Zoe Brown .... trainee foley artist
Paul Cotterell .... sound re-recording mixer
Michael Feinberg .... foley editor
Adele Fletcher .... assistant sound editor
Robert Fletcher .... sound recordist (as Rob Fletcher)
Mark Kenna .... consultant: Dolby film sound
Melissa Lake .... foley artist
Thom Paisley .... assistant sound re-recording mixer (as Thomas Paisley)
Jack Stew .... foley artist
Iain Stewart .... boom operator
Ruth Sullivan .... foley artist
Sam Wetmore .... sound special effects pre-mixer
 
Special Effects by
Ralph Barton .... special effects technician
Karl Brown .... special effects technician
Gilbert Clement .... special effects crew: Wawa
'Wee Willy' Desrochers .... special effects crew: Wawa
Ivan Desrochers .... special effects crew: Wawa
Max Macdonald .... special effects coordinator (as Max MacDonald)
Gary Montgomery .... special effects crew: Wawa
Valentin Nedialkov .... special effects technician (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Michelle Camp .... digital intermediate producer: Pepper Post Production Ltd.
Simon Giblin .... digital effects artist
Dolores McGinley .... visual effects artist: Pepper Post Production Ltd.
 
Stunts
Warren Appleby .... stunt rigger
Ron Bell .... stunt truck driver
Shelley Cook .... stunt coordinator
Layton Morrison .... stunt rigger (uncredited)
Layton Morrison .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Roberto Brilli .... electrician
Neil Davidson .... still photographer
Shane Gillan .... electrician
John Harper .... first assistant camera
John Harper .... first assistant camera: "a" camera (as Johnny Harper)
John Hickey .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Perry Hoffman .... camera operator
Jeremy Jemec .... electrician
George Kerr .... gaffer
Rick Leger .... generator operator
Ben Lichty .... camera trainee
Ari Magder .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Joe McCormack .... grip
David McKane .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Anthony Police .... dolly grip
Loreen Ruddock .... best boy electric
Jason Sissons .... key grip (as Jayson Sisson)
Jeff Smallacombe .... best boy grip
Chris Wilson .... grip
 
Animation Department
Dolores McGinley .... animator: titles, Pepper Post Production Ltd.
 
Casting Department
Vanessa Baker .... voice casting
Dylaine Bovaird .... extras casting assistant
Brendan Donnison .... voice casting
Jason Knight .... casting assistant
Kay Rogers .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Trina Gismondi .... assistant costume designer
Stacy Laliberte .... wardrobe assistant: Wawa
Stacy Laliberte .... wardrobe set supervisor: Toronto
Emily McHugh .... wardrobe assistant: Toronto
Maria Valles .... wardrobe set supervisor: Wawa
 
Editorial Department
Michelle Camp .... digital intermediate producer
Simon Giblin .... on-line editor: Pepper Post Production Ltd.
Pete Harrow .... digital intermediate asset manager: Pepper Post Production Ltd.
Dave Muscat .... telecine suite operator
Jet Omoshebi .... digital intermediate colorist: Pepper Post Production Ltd.
Iain Read .... on-line editor: Pepper Post Production Ltd.
Gabrielle Smith .... assistant editor
Jason Wheeler .... negative cutter
 
Music Department
Ohad Benchetrit .... musician: Broken Social Scene
Antony Telfer Brown .... music editor (as Anthony Telfer Brown)
Brendan Canning .... musician: Broken Social Scene
Kevin Drew .... musician: Broken Social Scene
Liz Gallacher .... music supervisor
Drew Griffiths .... score mixer
Drew Griffiths .... score recordist
Amy Millan .... musician: Broken Social Scene
Charles Spearin .... musician: Broken Social Scene
Genevieve Walker .... musician: Broken Social Scene
 
Transportation Department
Graeme Atherton .... driver
John Carr .... driver
Don Chan .... driver
Mark Johnson .... driver
Robert MacLean .... driver (as Bob MacLean)
Jerome McCann .... head driver
Glen McGugan .... transportation captain
Michael O'Hara .... driver
Chris Radley Walters .... transportation coordinator (as Chris Radley-Walters)
John Renwick .... driver (as John Reniewick)
Richard Spiegelman .... driver
Grant Wilkins .... driver
Rick Anglin .... production driver (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Mary Argirakis .... production associate: Rhombus Media
Martina Beck .... craft service
Darryl Boulley .... script coordinator
Lesley Boylen .... production coordinator
Kelda Card .... production assistant: Rhombus Media (as Kelda Cummings)
Don Cornelius .... location manager: Toronto
Sherry Davis .... dog wrangler
Dave Dodge .... craft service: Platinum Craft
Jane Douglas .... production accountant
Will Evans .... head of business affairs: UK Film Council
Helen Giles .... legal and business affairs executive: BBC Films
Lee Gladman .... stand-in
Indira Guha .... business and legal affairs: Telefilm Canada
Jethro Harris .... head of film: Pepper Ltd.
Vince Holden .... head of production finance: UK Film Council
Rachel James .... production accountant
Winnifred Jong .... script supervisor
Anthony Kadak .... location manager: Wawa
Laura MacAulay .... distribution executive: Rhombus Media
Kelly Martin .... production assistant
Jacinta McDonnell .... stand-in
Fiona McGuire .... head of production: Revolution Films
Joe Melton .... location production assistant
Jed Metzger .... assistant location manager
Stephen Nex .... assistant to head of production, Revolution Films
Brock Norman Brock .... production executive: UK Film Council
Neil Olsen .... first assistant accountant
Melissa Parmenter .... assistant: Andrew Eaton
Robert Pazdro .... rights and clearances (as Rob Pazdro)
Helen Phelps .... head of sales: Pepper Post Production Ltd.
George Ploszczansky .... personal security: Carrie-Anne Moss
Linda Pope .... accountant: Rhombus Media
Mike Powell .... production assistant
Hugh Probyn .... assistant: Niv Fichman
Elana Rabinovitch .... unit publicist
Cody Robertson .... assistant production coordinator
Shaire Stevenson .... caterer: Capers Catering (as Share Stevenson)
Dominic Stubbs .... accountant: Rhombus Media
Richard Thomas .... veterinary advisor
Molly Tudhope .... assistant: Gina Carter and Marc Evans
Molly Tudhope .... rights and clearances
Kelly Vernier .... production assistant
Matthew Vizard .... production and finance coordinator: BBC Films
Wade Whelan .... craft service
Austin Wong .... business and legal affairs: Rhombus Media
 

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112 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Sigourney Weaver prepared for her role as Linda, by spending time with a high functioning autistic woman from England called Ros Blackburn. Although not a direct portrayal of Ros (who in real life cannot live independently and cannot read or write), many of Ros's mannerisms and characteristics are very apparent in Linda, likewise the passion for trampolining and things sparkly. Ros Blackburn gives public talks on what it is like to experience life as a person with autism.See more »
Goofs:
Errors in geography: In the beginning of the movie Alex exits the restaurant. In the window it says White River. He is driving to Winnipeg which is west of White River. Yet Vivienne has a sign that says Wawa. That means he would be heading east back to Wawa instead of west to Winnipeg.See more »
Quotes:
Linda Freeman:I know what Vivienne would want, she would want to be alive.See more »
Movie Connections:
References Rain Man (1988)See more »
Soundtrack:
Same Deep Water as MeSee more »

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59 out of 61 people found the following review useful.
heartbreaking - and not just for ASD professionals, 28 June 2006
Author: xjl-mummy from United Kingdom

I was able to see this as part of the recent Autism Cymru conference, and can honestly say that this is one of the best films I have seen for years. It somehow maintains a balance between the drama, the need to establish Weaver's character without mawkishness or making her a complete freak, and a rite of passage for Rickman's character. There was no point at which I doubted the authenticity of the character's experiences. It does help to know something about autism (I am a parent of someone with ASD and parts of this were so true it hurt) but not compulsory, and I would heartily recommend it to dispel some myths! I can't really tell you more without giving it all away - go and see it! Snow Cake is both poignant and rib-achingly funny in parts.

We were also fortunate to meet the writer, the director and the autistic woman who "coached" Sigourney Weaver. Absolutely fascinating. I can't wait for this to be released and will be buying the DVD for friends and family.

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