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The New Daughter -- A single father moves his two children to rural South Carolina, only to watch his daughter exhibit increasingly strange behavior.


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Writers (WGA):
John Travis (screenplay)
John Connolly (short story)
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How Far Will A Father Go To Protect The Ones He Loves?
A single father moves his two children to rural South Carolina, only to watch his daughter exhibit increasingly strange behavior. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Directed by
Luiso Berdejo  (as Luis Berdejo)
Writing credits
John Travis (screenplay)

John Connolly (short story)

Produced by
Paul Brooks .... producer
Guy Danella .... co-producer (as Guy A. Danella)
Brad Kessell .... co-producer
Don Kurt .... co-producer
Scott Niemeyer .... executive producer
Jonathan Shore .... associate producer
Norm Waitt .... executive producer
Original Music by
Javier Navarrete 
Cinematography by
Checco Varese (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Tom Elkins 
Robb Sullivan 
Casting by
Eyde Belasco 
Production Design by
Chris Shriver 
Set Decoration by
Chuck Potter 
Costume Design by
Dana Campbell 
Makeup Department
Jessica Anderson Crocker .... special makeup effects artist (as Jessica Anderson-Abbott)
Mark Ballou .... special makeup effects coordinator: MastersFX
Darlene Brumfield .... department head hair stylist
Darlene Brumfield .... hair stylist: Mr. Costner
Susan Buffington .... hair stylist
Gigi Collins .... assistant makeup artist (as Angela Collins)
Joe Colwell .... special makeup effects artist
Michelle Garbin .... special makeup effects artist
Dennis Liddiard .... key makeup artist
Patricia McAlhany Glasser .... key hair stylist (as Pat Glasser)
Francisco X. Pérez .... makeup department head
Chad Washam .... special makeup effects technician
Production Management
Jeff L. Anderson .... production supervisor
Koah Kruse .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
John D. Bert .... second second assistant director
Scott Carter .... second assistant director (as Scott Carter)
Jesse Nye .... second assistant director
Chip Signore .... first assistant director
Art Department
Jack Ballance .... set designer
Kenneth Bryant .... lead man
Chris Buchinsky .... storyboard artist
Robert Lee Church .... greensman
Katie Clinebelle .... props
Jennifer D. Corley .... art department coordinator
D. Tobias Denney .... props
Stephen Eno .... painter
Jordan Foster .... set dresser
Susanna Glattly .... camera scenic
Lillian Heyward .... signwriter
Sarah Hoopes .... art department production assistant
Richard Krish .... co-leadman
Christopher Kuder .... propmaker gang boss
Bill MacSems .... property master
Angela Nahum .... art department assistant
Katherine Parker .... painter
James Passanante .... construction coordinator
Ryon Peck .... props
Ryon Peck .... storyboard artist
Gregg Perez .... set dresser
John Pundt .... graphic artist
Gregory Schmitz .... key scenic
Erik Sedwick .... storyboard artist
Richard Waldrop .... assistant property master
Dana White .... on-set dresser
Katie Clinebelle .... property assistant (uncredited)
Kelly Rubottom .... set dresser (uncredited)
Sound Department
Brian Campbell .... dialogue editor
Timothy Cargioli .... boom operator
Jay Cheetham .... background sound editor
Paul Curtis .... supervising sound editor
Dario DiSanto .... foley editor
Kris Fenske .... sound designer
Jason Gaya .... adr mixer
Jonathan Gaynor .... production sound mixer
Judah Getz .... adr mixer
David Green .... assistant dialogue editor
Graeme Hughes .... sound re-recording mixer
Richard Kitting .... adr mixer
Devan Kraushar .... additional sound designer
Christine McLeod .... sound supervisor
Marc Meyer .... sound designer
Andrew Morgado .... adr mixer
Maureen Murphy .... foley artist
Glen Noseworthy .... foley recordist
Ryan Nowak .... sound effects editor
Iain Pattison .... sound re-recording mixer
James Peterson .... cable
Christopher M. Ray .... m&e re-recording mixer (as Chris Ray)
Paul A. Sharpe .... sound re-recording mixer
Rob Speight .... adr recordist
Deron Street .... first sound assistant
James Wallace .... sound designer
Ross Wissbaum .... adr recordist
John St. Denis .... adr recordist (uncredited)
Special Effects by
David Beavis .... special effects coordinator
Luiso Berdejo .... creature designer (as Luis Berdejo)
Jack Firman .... creature crew: MastersFX, Inc.
Jonathan Gording .... contact lens consultant
David Hill .... special effects foreman
Matt Mizell .... special effects technician
Robert 'Lucky' Rieker .... special effects technician
Mauricio Ruiz .... concept artist: MastersFX (as Maury Ruiz)
Mauricio Ruiz .... prosthetic painter: MastersFX (as Maury Ruiz)
Hill Vinot .... sculptor/fabricator: Todd Masters FX
Susan Beavis .... special effects buyer (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Austin Basile .... digital compositor
Nadine Blackler .... digital compositor
Greg Cheng .... digital artist
David Cole .... digital colourist
Pete Dionne .... 3d artist: Technicolor
Christopher Elke .... visual effects producer: Technicolor Vancouver
Steve Elliott .... visual effects i/o: Technicolor Vancouver
John Fukushima .... senior compositor
Sean Gilhooly .... visual effects coordinator
Colin Liggett .... senior composite artist
Jason Maher .... visual effects artist: Technicolor Vancouver
Damian McDonnell .... additional digital intermediate colorist
Robert McKinnon .... creature concept designer
Stephen Misek .... character technical director
Milton Muller .... digital compositor
Doug Oddy .... visual effects supervisor
Richard Patterson .... cg supervisor
Vasho Pekar .... digital compositor
Jeremy Price .... visual effects artist
Michael S. Pryor .... visual effects producer: Laser Pacific
Kenton Rannie .... digital compositor
Persis Reynolds .... visual effects executive producer: Technicolor Vancouver
Cabral Rock .... on-set VFX coordinator
Vicki Silva .... digital compositor
Adam Stern .... visual effects supervisor: Artifex Studios
Jeremy Stewart .... animator
Patrick Thompson .... digital compositor
Joel Tong .... digital compositor
Brent Veal .... digital compositor
Dmitry Vinnik .... visual effects artist
Jason Wilson .... visual effects artist
Matt Yeoman .... digital compositor
Sebastien Betsch .... digital painter (uncredited)
Robert Brubaker .... stunts (as Bob Bruebaker)
Danny Downey .... stunts
Dale Frye .... stunts
Danielle Hershon .... stunt double
Cal Johnson .... stunt coordinator
Emily Jordan .... stunt double
Anderson Martin .... stunts
David Brian Martin .... stunt performer
Josh Petro .... stunt performer
Lonnie R. Smith Jr. .... stunts
Brian Smyj .... stunt rigger
Camera and Electrical Department
Alan Aldridge .... additional first assistant camera: "b" camera
Benjamin Baggott .... rigging electrician
Troy Boggess .... rigging electrician
Antonio Calvache .... additional director of photography
Joe Collins .... camera operator: "a" camera
Pam Connor .... co-key grip
Catherine Cravens .... company set electric
Ben Davidson .... electrician
Jackson Lee Davis .... camera preview technician (as Jackson L. Davis)
John W. DeBlau .... gaffer
Lee Donaldson .... dolly grip: "b" camera
Colin Duran .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Rusty Edmonson .... rigging gaffer
Jerome Fauci .... camera operator: "b" camera
Jerome Fauci .... second unit cinematographer
Jerome Fauci .... steadicam operator
Tom Fendley .... best boy electric
Ben Glass .... still photographer
Daniel R. Haizlip .... best boy grip
Zsolt P. Haraszti .... camera loader (as Zsolt Haraszti)
Geoff Herbert .... dolly grip: "a" camera
W.C. 'Chunky' Huse .... key grip (as W.C. Huse)
Tony Jenzano .... video assist operator
Brian Knox .... grip
Jeff Moore .... additional camera operator: "b" camera
Ignacio Musich .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Alan Newcomb .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Harrison Palmer .... electrician
Scott Read .... best boy electric
Kenny Rivenbark .... super technocrane operator
Schenley V. Sargusingh .... electrician
Mike Satterfield .... rigging electrician
Art Schultz .... rigging electrician
James Selph .... set grip
David Shakibanasab .... electrician
John E. Stephens .... dolly grip: "a" camera (as John Stephens)
Steve A. Stephenson .... rigging grip
Jeff Sterner .... electrician
John R. Sutton .... rigging key grip
Dan Turek .... first assistant camera: "b" camera (as Daniel Turek)
Casting Department
Ashli Bogart .... casting assistant
Richard Futch .... location casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Catherine A. Abreo .... set costumer
Teresa Beach .... wardrobe assistant
Shawna-Nova Foley .... set costumer
Maritza Garcia-Roddy .... costume supervisor (as Maritza Garcia)
Terri Helms .... seamstress
Emmie Holmes .... costume buyer
Karen Keyes .... key set costumer: Kevin Costner
Keva Keyes .... additional on-set costumer
Julia Rusthoven .... costumer
Paul A. Simmons Jr. .... key costumer (as Paul Simmons)
Editorial Department
Rob Bonz .... first assistant editor
Gilbert Carreras .... color timer
Valance Eisleben .... digital intermediate editor
Maxine Gervais .... digital intermediate colorist
David Kennedy .... digital intermediate assistant
Kate Kroll .... post-production coordinator
Ralph LaCorte .... editorial production assistant
Drew MacDonald .... editorial production assistant
Carrie Oliver .... digital intermediate conformist
Music Department
Hal Beckett .... supervising music editor
Meagan Carsience .... music editor
Eimear Noone .... conductor
Julie Pearce .... music editor
Tyler Westen .... scoring mixer
Transportation Department
Samuel Wayne Beitz .... driver: honeywagon
Kenneth Bennett .... driver: cast
Robert Gillis .... driver: honeywagon
Jack Munn .... driver
Joey Ricker .... driver
Doug Wright .... transportation captain
Other crew
Lesa Andelson .... production attorney
Jeff L. Anderson .... production supervisor
Tammy Arnold .... dialect coach
Matthew Benson .... production executive
Warren Brace .... production secretary
David Michael Brown .... key craft service
Rick Canino .... stand-in
Elizabeth A. Dennis .... assistant production office coordinator: pre-production
Shane Detwiler .... production assistant
Chris Doss .... executive in charge of finance
Chris Drake .... location assistant
Laura Forrest .... travel service
Jennifer Fowler .... production secretary
Vanessa Garsys .... set interpreter
Suraj Gohill .... production lender
Cindi Hobgood .... location manager
Blake H. Hughes .... production assistant
Joanna L. Rees Jones .... executive in charge of post production
Heather Joyce .... publicist
Buddy Knotts .... helicopter camera pilot
Chase Lynch .... photo/filming double
Liliana M. Molina .... script supervisor
Lisa Morelli .... stand-in
Tanoa Parks .... production accountant
Alice M. Peschl .... assistant production coordinator
Tarah Phillippi .... assistant accountant
Judson Ragsdale .... production assistant
Martin R. Scarbrough .... medic
Dylan Tarason .... production executive
Tiffany Thomas .... first assistant accountant
Townson Wells .... production assistant
Hunter Wentworth .... production assistant
Trina Naz .... stand-in (uncredited)
Dawn York .... uncredited
Rodrigo Cortés .... thanks
Guillermo del Toro .... special thanks
Jorge Dorado .... special thanks
Tom Drumm .... special thanks
Adrián Guerra .... special thanks
Peter Safran .... special thanks
Koldo Zuazua .... special thanks

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Nest" - Japan (English title) (imdb display title)
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Rated PG-13 for thematic material including violence, disturbing images and brief strong language
USA:108 min (DVD version) | Argentina:108 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Last cinema film of James Gammon.See more »
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Is 'The New Daughter' based on a book?
Why was Louisa sitting in the bathtub covered in mud and bleeding?
What was climbing on the roof when Louisa shut her bedroom window on their first night in the house?
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68 out of 92 people found the following review useful.
"There's something wrong with Louisa.....", 3 May 2010
Author: Mr Saxon from United Kingdom

A recently divorced father (Kevin Costner) moves his teenage daughter Louisa (Ivana Baquero) and son Sam (Gattlin Griffith) to the rural town of Mercy, South Carolina for a fresh start. In the dark forest beyond their new house, strange noises can be heard, and soon the father comes to believe that there's something wrong with his daughter. Is it connected to the strange mound of earth amongst the trees?

"The New Daughter" is not a bad movie at all, but it's not especially great either and that's what I found so frustrating about it. It comes so very close to being brilliant but somehow fails when it should have succeeded. Perhaps part of the reason it fails is that it needed a stronger leading man at its centre. The entire movie rests upon Kevin Costner's shoulders and he seems to virtually sleepwalk through it. The only time you see a glimmer of emotion is when he pounds his fists gently against a wall in one scene to show his anger. The actors playing the children are fine, even if they don't exhibit a lot of emotive moments and simply go from A to B as required.

The director does a superb job providing a growing sense of dread at the situation, and there are a number of scenes where he employs the 'less is more' approach, leaving it up to the imagination of the audience as to what a dark shape amongst the trees might have been, or what might be making a strange noise behind a closed door. The movie has a slow, moody pace similar to movies such as "Signs" and "The Others" which also helps to enhance the atmosphere. The special effects in the later part of the movie are also very well done.

In conclusion, I would have to say that "The New Daughter" is 'okay'. It's certainly worth a rental if you like slower paced psychological horrors rather than the type of movie where everyone runs around attempting to avoid crazed killers. There's hardly any blood, and it does contain one or two good scares, although the plot is a bit predictable in places. I only wish that it was more than 'okay', because all of the elements were in place to make a far better movie and that's what ultimately frustrates me.

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