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The Marsh -- A suspenseful, psychological thriller about a young, beautiful children's writer (Gabrielle Anwar) battling unexplained nightmares, who finds the source of her dreams at the Rose Marsh Farmhouse, where she enlists the help of the local paranormal consultant (Forest Whitaker) to unravel the village's dark secret and discover the truth.
The Marsh -- A young beautiful but stressed out children's writer seeks out a holiday in the country but becomes the lead character in a supernatural mystery she must solve to save her life


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You can bury the past... but sometimes the past won't stay buried.
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Gabrielle Anwar ... Claire Holloway

Louis Ferreira ... Noah Pitney (as Justin Louis)

Forest Whitaker ... Geoffrey Hunt

Peter MacNeill ... Philip Manville

Niamh Wilson ... Little Claire / Rose

Joe Dinicol ... Brendan Manville

Brooke Johnson ... Mercy
Kenner Ames ... Ernie

Jessica Greco ... Teen Mercy
Ryan Giesen ... Teen Ernie
Jonathan Payne ... Teen Pitney
Bill MacDonald ... Dr. Wells
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
William Cuddy ... Kid (uncredited)
Courtney Fitzpatrick ... Book signing Rose (uncredited)

Directed by
Jordan Barker 
Writing credits
Michael Stokes (written by)

Produced by
Ken Axmith .... associate producer
Bruce Claassen .... associate producer
George Flak .... producer
Sonja Morgan .... executive producer
Al Munteanu .... executive producer
Daphne Park .... executive producer
Ray Sager .... line producer
Silvio Sardi .... executive producer
Peter R. Simpson .... producer (as Peter Simpson)
Original Music by
Eric Cadesky 
Nick Dyer 
Cinematography by
David Perrault (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Nick Rotundo 
Casting by
Ron Leach 
Heidi Levitt 
Production Design by
Raymond Lorenz  (as Ray Lorenz)
Art Direction by
Brent McGillivray 
Set Decoration by
Justin Craig 
Costume Design by
Sheila Fitzpatrick 
Makeup Department
Patricia Cuthbert .... hair stylist
Kim Duignan .... make-up assistant
Kerry Vaughan .... hair assistant
Christina Zaza .... key makeup artist (as Christina Yolanda Zaza)
Matthew Dewilde .... supplier: swamp bodies (uncredited)
Sheilagh McGrory .... supplier: swamp bodies (uncredited)
Production Management
Diane Cuthbert .... post-production executive
Ross Leslie .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
James Duggan .... trainee assistant director
Michael Johnson .... first assistant director
Marcel Saumure .... second assistant director
Raj Singh .... third assistant director
Art Department
Kevin Cahill .... carpenter
Phil Carvalho .... carpenter
Jim Craig .... storyboard artist
Gilbert Demers .... carpenter
Patrick Ellard .... construction coordinator
Richard Gregory .... head carpenter
Olwyn Klinker .... set dresser
Shawn Laporte .... carpenter
Bruce Mailing .... lead dresser
Cherylene Merlo .... head painter
Sara Mukherjee .... first assistant art director
Kirk Pryor .... labourer
Stewart Robertson .... assistant carpenter
Patrice Roy .... key scenic
George Stouros .... property master
Phillip Topplin .... set dresser
Angelique Wagener .... props assistant
Sound Department
Tom Bjelic .... sound designer
Roman Alexander Buchok .... boom operator (as Alexander Buchok)
Steve Copley .... foley recordist
Alfie DiPucchio .... adr recordist
Steve Foster .... re-recording mixer
Allan Fung .... supervising sound editor
Mark Gingras .... supervising sound editor
John Laing .... dialogue/adr editor
Regan Ramos .... audio project coordinator
James Robb .... assistant sound editor (as Jimmy Robb)
Urmas Rosin .... sound mixer
Paul Shubat .... re-recording mixer
John Sievert .... foley artist
John Smith .... dialogue/adr editor
Special Effects by
Paul Bosak .... special effects assistant
Greg Davies .... special effects assistant
Max Macdonald .... special effects artist
Mike Murawsky .... special effects assistant
Natasha Nikolic .... special effects assistant
Melinda Ramsay .... special effects key
Visual Effects by
Keith Adams .... composite artist
Neishaw Ali .... visual effects executive producer
W. Michael Beard .... visual effects producer
Jeff Campbell .... visual effects supervisor
Phil Dakin .... lighting and texturing
Eric Doiron .... composite artist
Mike 'Fuzzy' Ellis .... vice president: digital film (as Michael Ellis)
Shaun Escayg .... animator
Mikkel Groesland .... animator
Peter Hartwig .... composite artist
Steven Lewis .... composite artist
Kye Yong Peck .... modelling (as Kyeyong Peck)
Nick Perks .... 3D technical director
Sarah Picard .... composite artist
Rodrigo Santos .... modelling
Randell Solis .... digital artist
Anna Terekhova .... digital artist
Larissa Ulisko .... opening title designer
Bojan Zoric .... matte painter
Norm Stangl .... vfx producer (uncredited)
Tom Farr .... stunt player
Tom Farr .... stunt rigger
Chloe Jones .... stunt player
Kelly Jones .... stunt rigger
Darren Marsman .... stunt player
Efosa Otuomagie .... stunt player
Curtis Parker .... stunt player
Sue Parker .... stunt player
Alison Reid .... stunt coordinator
Alison Reid .... stunt player
Robert C. Shannon .... underwater stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Cudah Andarawewa .... second unit camera operator
Michelle Auchu .... camera trainee
Shane Baker .... first assistant camera
Terry Banting .... gaffer
Randy Brown .... generator operator
Steven Butson .... second unit first assistant camera (as Stephen Butson)
Caroline Campbell .... second assistant camera (as Caroline 'Lini' Campbell)
Tara Dixit .... second unit second assistant camera
Chad Edwards .... electrician
Cinar Eryasar .... electrician
Harper Forbes .... key grip
Sophie Giraud .... still photographer
Shem Greig .... grip (as Shem Gregg)
Frank Hardin .... generator operator
Paul Hildebrand .... grip
Sheldon Levene .... electrician
Joe McCormack .... best boy grip
John Pogue .... best boy
Frank Polyak .... camera operator
John Tennant .... grip
Johnny Wersta .... dolly grip
Casting Department
Kay Rogers .... extras casting
Clare Walker .... casting associate
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Billie Blast .... set supervisor
Kim Harkness .... assistant costume designer
Barbara Rowe .... truck supervisor (as Barbie Rowe)
Editorial Department
Louis Casado .... colour timer
Steve Delman .... digital intermediate colourist
Rob Gyorgy .... digital intermediate editor
Jeff Hannaford .... lab contact
Heidi Holm .... digital intermediate project coordinator
Brian Lovery .... dailies colourist
Eric Myles .... digital film supervisor
Andrew Pascoe .... digital film technician
Winston Phillips .... lab contact
Alex Rotundo .... first assistant editor (as Alexandra Rotundo)
Tom Mayclim .... negative cutter (uncredited)
Location Management
Mark Alleyne .... assistant location manager
Glenn Carter .... location manager
Cassandra Lammerding .... location production assistant
Music Department
Carl Zittrer .... music supervisor
Maria Molinari .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Brian Nevin .... music scoring mixer (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Darryl Baker .... head driver
Steve Belli .... driver
Srdjan Bukvic .... driver
Robert Callaghan .... driver (as Rob Callaghan)
George 'Bulldog' Fedick .... driver
Artur Forst .... driver
Larry Greer .... driver
Karen McDougall .... driver
Dave Puddister .... transportation captain (as David Puddister)
Chris Riedinger .... driver
Peter Ward .... driver
Robert Whelan Jr. .... transportation captain (as Robert Whelan)
Bill Wilson .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Allison Barber .... unit publicist
Sandi Ettinger .... craft assistant (as Sandy Ettinger)
James Fletcher .... production office assistant
Judy Gliserman .... tutor
Jane Gulland .... original art by
Ryan Hupponen .... assistant production coordinator
Nicole Lajeunesse .... bookkeeper
Suzanne Link .... script supervisor
Amy Musker .... corporate publicity
Denis Oliver .... stand-in
Rick Parker .... animal wrangler
Trina Petrik .... craft assistant
Leslie Richardson .... stand-in
Michelle M. Robeson .... production office assistant
Nora Simmons .... production accountant
Colin D. Simpson .... production office assistant
Tina Toffoli .... executive assistant: Peter Simpson
Hanna Tower .... production coordinator
Nicholas Vandal .... production office assistant (as Nick Vandal)
Crew believed to be complete

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Also Known As:
"Marsh" - USA (DVD box title)
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Rated R for violence, disturbing images and some language
Greece:90 min | Canada:92 min | Argentina:92 min
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Did You Know?

Revealing mistakes: The newspaper article titled "Tragedy at Rose Marsh farm" is a string of nearly the same sentences that describe the accident (a second iteration begins on line 16, a third on line 25). The entire article is poorly worded, even for a news report at that time. For example, in the second iteration, the article indicates "Denmen goes nuts." The props department obviously failed to construct a realistic article.See more »
Claire Holloway:Fairy tales and nursery rhymes tap into the primal, subconscious fears of the young mind.See more »
Movie Connections:
References The Shining (1980)See more »
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43 out of 67 people found the following review useful.
A poor and unoriginal re-tread of common themes, 29 August 2006
Author: Shudder1 from United Kingdom

***Contains Spoilers*** I can't quite believe the previous review. I have also just seen The Marsh at London's Frightfest and I and my friends were wholly unimpressed.

It feels like another film in a long line of by-the-numbers supernatural thrillers that have come out of Hollywood in the last five years such as Stir of Echoes, Hide and Seek, Secret Window, The Sixth Sense, The Exorcism of Emily Rose, Skeleton Key, The Mothman Prophecies, Bless the Child, The Forgotten, The Others etc, etc (Some of these films are quite good, but you get my point)

I have become very bored of creepy houses (this one was particularly un-imaginative) creepy cornfields, creepy little girls in night dresses, creepy dolls and scarecrows, creepy children's drawings, creepy children's songs, windows blowing open in gusts of wind etc, etc

It is also frustrating when EVERYTHING vaguely frightening is accompanied by a thunderous drum beat, even things like a shot of a child's teddy bear hitting the floor during a flashback! This device seemed to be the only means of creating any scares.

While this film was very professionally made it was very well-worn and tedious, with a series of flashbacks and revelations about something terrible which happened in the protagonist's past. The set in particular was not good and most of the flashbacks centered around a stained glass window in a door which was entirely modern and looked like it could be bought in any home improvements store.

The ultimate villain-ghost that is finally revealed to have triggered the events is actually just a rather misguided and pathetic character so when they came over all demonic at the end it rang really hollow for me.

The events themselves which triggered the haunting were, once again, rather unimportant yet predictable and wholly unoriginal.

A by-the-numbers money spinner in my opinion

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