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Philip Pullman (novel)
Stephen Potts (screenplay)
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From the moment they fell in love, secrets from a hidden past would tear them apart
"Chris Marshall met the girl he was going to kill on a warm night in early June, when one of the colleges... See more » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Duncan Stuart ... Chris Marshall

Jessica Blake ... Jenny
Aidan Magrath ... Barry Miller

Christopher Dane ... Inspector Fletcher
Dan Morgan ... Piers Hawthorne
Shazadee Beghum ... Maria
Peter Easterbrook ... Ollie
Alvin Addo-Quaye ... Derek
Richard Hollingworth ... Dave

Debra Baker ... Sue Miller
Claire Ford ... Diane
Antony da Silva ... Tommy Sanchez

Abigail Tarttelin ... Fenella
Jonathan Higgs ... Romeo
Simon Brandon ... Mercutio (as Simon Nuckley)

Steve Garry ... Carson's brother
Alan Medcroft ... Toby
Lydia Chapman ... Female Student

Sarah Winter ... Student in cafe
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
David Beaumont ... Policeman at boat

Ruth Curtis ... Neighbour

Michael Dacre ... Mr. Marshall
Oly Dempster ... Armed Police Officer
Joanne Gale ... Juliet
Christian Gill ... Guy at Youth Hostel reception

Phil Hawkins ... Drunken Partygoer

Barbara Joslyn ... Jenny's mother
Matthew Kirk ... Detective at Jenny's Squat
Clare Leahy ... Mrs. Marshall
James MacLaren ... Charles
Scott McDonald ... Sean Miller
Jurgen Schwarz ... Armed Police Officer / Uniformed Officer
Rob Talbot ... Police Detective
Dominic Waldron ... Boy in Youth Hostel

Will Welch ... Armed Police Officer
Sarah Whitham ... Police Woman (as Sarah Jane Warren)
Francesco Bori ... Young Clubber (uncredited)

Directed by
Phil Hawkins 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Stephen Potts  screenplay
Philip Pullman  novel

Produced by
Ryan den Rooijen .... associate producer
Wesley Kloppenburg .... producer
Penelope Merrill .... line producer
Jolies Van Emburg .... producer
Rik Visser .... producer
Original Music by
Richard Bodgers 
Cinematography by
Michael Costelloe 
Film Editing by
Phil Hawkins 
Production Design by
Gareth Thomas 
Art Direction by
Jaimie Lloyd-Anderson 
Costume Design by
Geri Spencer 
Makeup Department
Leanne Cable .... makeup designer
Natalie O'Connor .... assistant makeup artist
Production Management
Carolita Lamas .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Francesco Bori .... trainee assistant director
Christian Gill .... first assistant director
Callum Just .... trainee assistant director
Richard Kerrigan .... second assistant director
Andrew Vanneck .... third assistant director
Art Department
Holly Bailey .... production buyer
Tom Ellis .... art department assistant
Anna Jacobs .... stand-by art director
Sally Robinson .... art department assistant
Lara Scott-Thomas .... art department assistant
Richard Symons .... construction coordinator
Rowena Vickerman .... assistant carpenter
Luuk Visser .... carpenter
Sound Department
Paul Hickey .... boom operator
Ryan McMurray .... post-production sound trainee
Alan Sheldon .... sound recordist
Caroline Singh .... sound trainee
Visual Effects by
David Loveridge .... visual effects supervisor
Dean Forster .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Adrian Barry .... camera trainee
David Beaumont .... lighting technician
Alice Berkeley .... camera trainee
Aldo Camilleri .... lighting technician
Ric Hallworth .... trainee electrician
Brian Lockyer .... camera trainee
Joe MacDonald .... best boy
Danny Mendieta .... assistant camera
Ben Oliver .... focus puller
Ian Rafferty .... key grip
Mark Rickitt .... gaffer
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Rachel McWha .... costume assistant
Editorial Department
Daniel Greenway .... additional editor
Guy Hancock .... assistant editor
Location Management
Alex Cannon .... assistant location manager
Lucas Saunal .... location manager
Transportation Department
Ellie Harris .... transportation coordinator
Mark J. Lovegrove .... driver (as Mark John Lovegrove)
Other crew
Charlotte Adams .... production assistant
James Audley .... production runner
Emma Bebb .... production coordinator
Francesco Bori .... runner
Ben Clark .... script supervisor
Ellen Cooijmans .... production accountant
Lew Fryer .... production assistant
Dillan Gandhi .... production runner
Paul Hillier .... insurance
Mark J. Lovegrove .... director: making of (as Mark John Lovegrove)
Becky Preston .... production assistant

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101 min
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The director handpicked unsigned and upcoming bands from Oxford for the soundtrack to the film. A "Battle Of The Bands" night saw shortlisted bands audition for the chance to appear in the Jericho Tavern scene in the film. The band "A Silent Film" were chosen to perform.See more »
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7 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Stunning performance by new actors, 11 May 2010
Author: SjaakadeliC from Netherlands

My friend brought this movie over on DVD for a movie night. I had no idea what to expect and had never heard of the novel it was based off.

I thought of butterfly as in the butterfly effect. But still i watched this movie with no expectations. As picky as i sometimes get about movies i was blown away by the impact of this movie had on me. Such a beautiful and sad story. Now even after a week of watching the movie i am still thinking about it(this doesn't happen to me very often) as in how much impact this made on my personal feelings. I watched Kick-Ass this week in the cinema, good movie but after the movie was done you still have good laugh about it that evening but the next day i didn't even think about it anymore. With butterfly tattoo it was different for me.

Also i had never heard from the actors but i also thought they had good chemistry together(the 2 main characters), but the guy who played Barry overacted sometimes which made me chuckle at times. Also Jessica Blake was eye-candy to me, such a beautiful woman. As how she acted how can a man not love her. Definitely better than kebab haha.

After watching the movie i went here to IMDb and saw that these actors are somewhat all newbies and that this movie was made with a small budget.

The fact that the 2 main characters are new actors... i was stunned by their performance. This blew me away even more and the only thing i can say about it is: BRAVO! You guys made my evening and i definitely plan on getting this movie on DVD to put it into my own collection! I hope to see more of these actors in the near future, they deserve it.

This movie is 10 times better than that major crap called: Twilight. A major thank you to the team that made this movie.

I have been moved by this movie and hope future viewers of this movie will be too. This is the impact that the movie has/had to make and they succeeded very VERY much.

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