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"Six Feet Under" Pilot (2001)

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Writers:
Alan Ball (created by)
Alan Ball (written by)
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Original Air Date:
3 June 2001 (Season 1, Episode 1)
Genre:
Plot:
On Christmas Eve, 2000, funeral-director Nathaniel Samuel Fisher is involved in a hearse-accident with a bus and is killed... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Peter Krause ... Nate Fisher

Michael C. Hall ... David Fisher

Frances Conroy ... Ruth Fisher

Lauren Ambrose ... Claire Fisher

Freddy Rodríguez ... Federico 'Rico' Diaz (as Freddy Rodriguez)

Mathew St. Patrick ... Keith Charles

Rachel Griffiths ... Brenda Chenowith

Richard Jenkins ... Nathaniel Fisher

Eric Balfour ... Claire's Meth Date

Gary Hershberger ... Kroehner Representative

Dina Spybey-Waters ... Chatty Mourner (as Dina Waters)
Sharon Madden ... Woman Mourner
Hayden Tank ... Young Nate
Maximillian Kesmodel ... Young David (as Maximillian Orion Kesmodel)
Dennis Anderson ... Market Clerk
Harper Roisman ... Elderly Man
Dennis Lau ... Morgue Attendant (as Dennis J. Lau)
Audrey Gelfund ... Crying Sicilian Mother (as Audrey Gelfand)

Jennifer Griffin ... Crying Sicilian Daughter
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nasi Glekas ... Junky (uncredited)

Annabella Gutman ... Friend (uncredited)

Tara Nicole Hughes ... Dancer (uncredited)
Ralph Kampshoff ... Mr. Bloomberg (uncredited)

Tim Maculan ... Father Jack (uncredited)

Jeremy Sisto ... Billy Chenowith (uncredited)

Warren Stearns ... Corpse #1 (uncredited)

Theresa Tilly ... Mortuary Commerical Spokesperson (voice) (uncredited)

Lynnanne Zager ... Commercial Announcer (voice) (uncredited)
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Episode Crew
Directed by
Alan Ball 
 
Writing credits
Alan Ball (created by)

Alan Ball (written by)

Produced by
Alan Ball .... executive producer
Bob Greenblatt .... executive producer (as Robert Greenblatt)
David Janollari .... executive producer
Lori Jo Nemhauser .... co-producer
Alan Poul .... co-executive producer
Christian Taylor .... producer
 
Original Music by
Richard Marvin 
 
Cinematography by
Bruce Douglas Johnson 
 
Film Editing by
Christopher Nelson 
 
Casting by
Libby Goldstein 
Junie Lowry-Johnson  (as Junie Lowry Johnson)
 
Production Design by
Marcia Hinds  (as Marcia Hinds-Johnson)
 
Art Direction by
Thomas T. Taylor  (as Tom Taylor)
 
Set Decoration by
Susan Mina Eschelbach  (as Susan Eschelbach)
 
Makeup Department
June Bracken .... makeup artist
Donna-Lou Henderson .... key makeup artist
Justin B. Henderson .... makeup artist (as Justin Henderson)
Kerry Mendenhall .... key hair stylist
Emjay Olson .... key hair stylist
Erwin H. Kupitz .... wig maker (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Paul Heet .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Vincent G. Gonzales .... second assistant director
Jack Steinberg .... second assistant director
Ruby Stillwater .... second second assistant director
 
Art Department
Ron Ashmore .... paint supervisor
Susana Inés Fattorini .... art department coordinator
Lance Gunnin .... general foreman
Steve A. Hagberg .... construction coordinator
John Leimanis .... set designer
Steven B. Melton .... property master
Melody Miller .... assistant property master
Larry Morgan .... propmaker
Kurt Verbaarschott .... leadman
Doreen Lehrhoff .... prop maker (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Michael Babcock .... sound effects editor
Alfonso Calvo .... dubbing mixer
Roberta Doheny .... sound re-recording mixer
John R. Fors .... second boom operator
Bob Newlan .... supervising sound editor
Peter Reale .... sound re-recording mixer
Zeke Richardson .... foley recordist
Richard Van Dyke .... production sound mixer
 
Special Effects by
Brendon O'Dell .... special effects foreman (as Brendan O'Dell)
Andrew Ambrose .... special effects makeup (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Christopher Dusendschon .... digital imaging: THDX (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Tony Lee Boggs .... utility stunts
Peewee Piemonte .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Paul Caven .... lighting technician
R. Dana Harlow .... grip
Colin Hudson .... Steadicam operator
Roger Sassen .... gaffer
Calvin Starnes .... rigging grip
Robert Stenger .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
R. Michael Stringer .... dolly grip: "b" camera
Tommy Tieche .... camera loader
 
Casting Department
Kristan Berona .... extras casting
Chuck McCollum .... casting assistant
Julie Tucker .... casting: New York
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Josephine Willes .... set costumer
 
Editorial Department
Tricia Fass .... assistant editor (as Tricia Holly Fass)
Una Martin .... post-production coordinator
 
Music Department
Gary Calamar .... music supervisor
Frankii Elliott .... music consultant
Thomas Golubic .... music supervisor
 
Transportation Department
Thomas O'Donnell .... production van driver
 
Other crew
Bethany Andriuzzo .... second assistant accountant
Jody Beaudin .... first assistant accountant
Heather Cappiello .... script supervisor
Rebecca Donaghe .... assistant: Mr. Poul
Marcel Donea .... production assistant
Jessica Drake .... dialect coach
Sue Jennings .... production coordinator
Christina Jokanovich .... assistant: Alan Ball
Tali Lipa .... production accountant
Dennis Loring .... payroll accountant
Joanna Lovinger .... script coordinator
Paul Matthaeus .... creative director: title sequence
Don McNeill .... main title
Robert Brooks Mendel .... location manager
Lena Milan .... stand-in: photographs
Mason Nicoll .... title designer: main titles
Jen Wall .... assistant production office coordinator
John Albrecht .... first assistant accountant (uncredited)
Ronald Arthur Baker .... caterer (uncredited)
 

Series Crew
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Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Alan Ball  creator

Produced by
Maurice Marable .... producer
 
Original Music by
Chris Seefried 
 
Set Decoration by
Alison Sideris 
Teresa Visinare 
 
Makeup Department
Jerry Constantine .... special makeup effects artist
Ken Culver .... special makeup effects artist
Greg Funk .... special makeup effects artist
Mike Measimer .... special makeup effects artist
Mike Smithson .... makeup artist
Dave Snyder .... special makeup effects artist
 
Art Department
Maike Both .... buyer
Dianne Chadwick .... graphic designer
Giuseppe Cristiano .... storyboard
Scott Hudziak .... graphic artist
Cindy Peters .... art department assistant
 
Sound Department
Dicken Berglund .... adr mixer
Adam Blantz .... boom operator
Chuck Buch .... sound mixer
Richard Coleman .... sound recordist
Mark DeSimone .... adr engineer
David Diamond .... boom operator
Chris Elam .... sound re-recording mixer
Charlie Essers .... sound re-recording mixer
Michael Florimbi .... sound mixer
Tommy Goodwin .... foley mixer
Marc Hayes .... adr recordist (multiple episodes)
Ian Morgan .... adr supervisor
Todd Niesen .... dialogue editor
Timothy Pearson .... foley artist
Kevin Roache .... sound recordist (season 3-)
Richard Taylor .... supervising sound editor
 
Special Effects by
Patricia Urias .... seaming department
 
Visual Effects by
Ed Chapman .... visual effects supervisor (multiple episodes)
Casey Conroy .... visual effects producer: Ring of Fire
Trey Freeman .... digital artist: Encore Visual Effects
John F. Gross .... visual effects supervisor: Eden FX
Eli Jarra .... digital compositor
Sean Mullen .... digital artist: Encore Visual Effects
John Myers .... visual effects executive producer: Ring of Fire
John Shirley .... digital compositor
Greg Tsadilas .... digital effects artist (multiple episodes)
Fred Pienkos .... digital compositor: EdenFX (uncredited)
Erick Schiele .... digital compositor (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Jeff Danoff .... stunts (multiple episodes)
Debbie Evans .... stunts
Malosi Leonard .... stunts
Larry Nicholas .... stunt double
Carl Paoli .... stunt double
Stephen W. Schriver .... stunt double (as Steve Schriver)
Joanna Shelmidine .... stunt double
Paul E. Short .... stunts
Boni Yanagisawa .... stunt double: Momo Yahima
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Bill Brao .... additional camera operator
Shane Buttle .... rigging electrician
Walter Byrnes .... rigging grip (seasons 1 and 2)
Sean Patrick Crowell .... rigging key grip
Lorenzo DeStefano .... still photographer
Paul Janossy .... first assistant camera
Frederick Lawrence .... grip
Marc Lyons .... assistant camera
Gary Molyneux .... additional rigging grip
Charles Papert .... Steadicam operator
Charles Papert .... camera operator: "a" camera
Christopher C. Pearson .... first assistant camera
Robert Stillman .... rigging grip (season 1)
 
Casting Department
Stephanie Laffin .... casting associate: New York
Wendy Rodriguez .... extras casting (as Wendy Waller)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sloane Morrison .... costumer (as Sloane Perry Thorne)
 
Editorial Department
Eric S. Anderson .... editor: main title sequence
Greg Faluszczak .... on-line editor
Tennille Vega .... post-production coordinator
 
Music Department
Jason Eldredge .... music coordinator
Mervyn Warren .... music arranger: songs
Mervyn Warren .... song producer
 
Transportation Department
Jack Carpenter .... driver: insert car
J. Armin Garza II .... driver: camera car
Buddy Hunter .... transportation location captain
Eric Solmonson .... driver
 
Other crew
Bonnie Belknap .... food stylist
Terry Dawson .... production assistant
Shaun Greenspan .... production assistant
Larissa Grudt .... production assistant
Ande Hecht-Endewardt .... post-production accountant: The Audit Trail
Christopher Johnston .... production assistant
Sommer Mathis .... production assistant (season 1)
Dauv McNeely .... computer and video playback technician
Heather Murphy .... production coordinator: Washington
Brad Robinson .... additional production assistant (season 2)
Leonardo Sciacci .... stand-in
Christopher Scull .... set production assistant
Rebecca Thornell .... clearance
Danny Yount .... title designer
Lynnanne Zager .... voices
 
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Additional Details

Runtime:
Argentina:60 min | 62 min (DVD version)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The pilot's opening death was the only one not to be announced by an obituary, since it was Nathaniel's death that set the series in motion, and also because the mock funeral product ads took up screen time.See more »
Goofs:
Errors in geography: The hearse in the opening credits has a Washington state license plate.See more »
Quotes:
Brenda:Well, here's my number if you ever want to, you know, go out on a real date. You know where you buy me dinner before I put out.See more »
Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
Concerto for Oboe & String in D. Major, Allegro e non-prestoSee more »

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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Great start to the greatest series ever, 17 January 2011
Author: tv_is_my_parent from Turkey

The pilot episodes mostly normal and tells the show is about what and what we are going to watch.

But the pilot of Six Feet Under is totally changes that idea. First of all the scene where Ruth screams after finds out her husband's dead. I was shocked and said to myself this is not a normal show. And i was totally right the black comedy and the emotional funeral scene of Nathaniel Fisher was one of the most beautiful things i've seen on the show.

If you're planning to watch the show you're about to watch an amazing pilot episode, believe me. 10/10.

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