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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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Writer:
Michael Stokes (written by)
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Release Date:
1 March 2007 (Russia) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
You can bury the past... but sometimes the past won't stay buried.
Plot:
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 Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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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)
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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)
 
Stunts
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)
 
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
Mark Alleyne .... assistant location manager
Allison Barber .... unit publicist
Glenn Carter .... location manager
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
Cassandra Lammerding .... location production assistant
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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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Marsh" - USA (DVD box title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for violence, disturbing images and some language
Runtime:
Greece:90 min | Canada:92 min | Argentina:92 min
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Goofs:
Continuity: When Claire saw the door covered with a sheet in the basement, she walked towards it, she was holding the cell with her right hand, but in the next shot, when she removed the sheet, the cell had disappeared from her hand.See more »
Quotes:
Geoffry Hunt:My father used to say, "Hunt," - he called me Hunt... - he'd say, "Hunt, you can dodge the draft, can cheat on your taxes, but never desert a damsel in distress."See more »
Movie Connections:
References The Shining (1980)See more »
Soundtrack:
Lost In TimeSee more »

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19 out of 24 people found the following review useful.
Fright Flight, 28 April 2007
Author: gradyharp from United States

THE MARSH is yet another scary movie to satisfy the apparently inexhaustible demand for fright films of this genre. It is obviously a low budget film that suffers from a silly script resurrecting tired themes of communication with ghosts and the intervention of paranormal specialists.

Successful children's book author and illustrator Claire Holloway (Gabrielle Anwar) is besieged by recurrent nightmares that prompt her therapist to recommend a sabbatical, advice she heeds as she moves out into the country to a little creepy town called Marshville. She rents a old house near the marsh from a woman Mercy (Brooke Johnson) and discovers from the local newspaper editor Noah (Justin Louis) that the town is riddled with history of hauntings following the disappearance of a little girl into the marshes, the victim of sexual assault that has never been adequately investigated. Claire's time in her new 'home' is racked with appearances of the dead little girl and her muddy perpetrator and she finally seeks the help of a Paranormal expert Hunt (Forest Whitaker) who helps her solve the etiology of Claire's nightmares and provides an exit for the ghosts.

Most of the film is dark with poor Claire just wandering around the creepy house with her open-mouthed/wide-eyed frightened look, avoiding the flying detritus caused by the angry spirits that haunt her. Gabrielle Anwar is beautiful to look at but is not really called upon to act. Likewise Forest Whitaker is paralyzed by an inept script that even this fine actor can't overcome. The music is the canned, synthesizer variety and the camera work is jerky and gets in the way of the story. This is a movie for avid fans of scary flicks who can overlook the multiple production and writing problems. Grady Harp

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