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  (in credits order)

Directed by
Andrew Lancaster 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Brian Carbee  writer

Produced by
Anthony Anderson .... producer
Graham Buckeridge .... executive producer
Bec Cubitt .... assistant producer
Phil Hunt .... executive producer
Heather Ogilvie .... executive producer
Compton Ross .... executive producer
Miriam Stein .... associate producer
Original Music by
Antony Partos 
Cinematography by
Ben Nott (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Roland Gallois 
Casting by
Kerry Barden 
Anousha Zarkesh 
Production Design by
Elizabeth Mary Moore 
Art Direction by
Angus MacDonald 
Set Decoration by
Richard Jensen 
Costume Design by
Nina Edwards 
Makeup Department
Wendy De Waal .... hair designer
Wendy De Waal .... makeup designer
Susy Kelly .... hair stylist
Susy Kelly .... makeup artist
Margaret Stevenson .... makeup artist: Ms. davis
Elka Wardega .... hair stylist
Elka Wardega .... make up artist
Paul Williams .... additional hair stylist
Paul Williams .... additional makeup artist
Production Management
Lorelle Adamson .... unit production manager
Bec Cubitt .... post-production supervisor
Simon Lucas .... unit manager
Stuart Monksfield .... post-production supervisor
Nathaniel Purdon .... unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Debbie Antoniou .... second assistant director
Danielle Blake .... third assistant director
Andy Fernandez .... directing attachment
John Martin .... first assistant director
Art Department
Leon Batchelor .... art department attachment
Marc Bergman .... buyer
Marc Bergman .... set dresser
Sarah Fardell .... art department runner
Voula Kitziris .... art department assistant
Shane Melder .... art department assistant
Giles Morgan .... carpenter
Giles Morgan .... set builder
Jason Schara .... construction manager
Jason Schara .... props builder
Kirsty Simmons .... art department coordinator
Kirsty Simmons .... graphic artist
Ben Skinner .... on-set dresser
Katerina Stratos .... conceptual artist
Ben Walker .... standby props
Gavin Walker .... art department assistant
Madeleine Whitfield .... art department attachment
Murray Wilkinson .... set painter
Christian Winberg .... art department assistant
Sound Department
Asha Ardill .... sound liaison: Soundfirm
Danielle Barron .... foley assistant
Mark Blackwell .... sound effects editor
Mark Blackwell .... sound recordist
Benjamin Cheah .... sound re-recording mixer (as Ben Cheah)
Benjamin Cheah .... supervising sound editor (as Ben Cheah)
Bruce Emery .... dolby sound consultant
Mark Franken .... adr editor
Lee Kelly .... additional boom operator
Manel López .... additional boom operator (as Manel Lopez)
Ian McLoughlin .... dialogue editor
Ian McLoughlin .... sound re-recording mixer
Roger Middenway .... sound intern
Jason Oliver .... adr recordist
Liesl Pieterse .... adr recordist
Troy Porter .... adr mixer
Harry Roden .... adr recordist
Ian Rumbell .... boom operator
Blair Slater .... foley recordist
Gregg Swiatlowski .... assistant sound editor
Richard Teague .... sound assistant
Richard Teague .... sound attachment
Mario Vaccaro .... foley artist
Sethie Willie .... additional boom operator (as Sethy Willie)
Andy Wright .... adr recordist
Special Effects by
Billy Aziz .... special effects coordinator
Herman Bron .... special effects technician
Ray Fowler .... special effects technician
Tristian Haddon .... special effects technician (as Tristan Hadden)
Thomas Van Koeverden .... special effects supervisor
Visual Effects by
Steve Anderson .... 3d visual effects: Cutting Edge
Nick Angus .... 3d modeler/texture artist: Cutting Edge
Emilie Boyard .... compositor: Cutting Edge
Daniel Brown .... lead compositor: Cutting Edge
David Brown .... 3d visual effects: Cutting Edge
Melanie Byers .... visual effects producer: Cutting Edge
Matt Chance .... compositor: Cutting Edge
Emma Clifton .... compositor: Cutting Edge
Trevor Coates .... 3d visual effects: Cutting Edge
Jayne Da Costa .... visual effects producer: Cutting Edge
Mark Doney .... compositor: Cutting Edge
Robert East .... 3d research and development: Cutting Edge (as Rob East)
Vincent Fiere .... matte painter: Cutting Edge
Adam S. Jones .... digital compositor (as Adam Jones)
Tom King .... 3d modeler/texture artist: Cutting Edge
Kosta Lagis .... 3d modeler/texture artist: Cutting Edge
Steve Leacey .... compositor: Cutting Edge
Jason Li .... 3d modeler/texture artist: Cutting Edge
Duncan MacDonald .... 3d animator: Cutting Edge
Duncan MacDonald .... 3d modeler/texture artist: Cutting Edge
Kirsty Martin .... visual effects producer: Cutting Edge
Luke Parsons .... compositor: Cutting Edge
Ron Roberts .... visual effects supervisor: Cutting Edge
Hugo Saunders .... compositor: Cutting Edge
Scott Thomas .... 3d tracker: Cutting Edge
Raelene Chapman .... stunt assistant
Spike Cherrie .... stunt assistant
Stephen Dunlevy .... stunt assistant (as Stephen Dunley)
Jennifer Fenton .... stunt agency coordinator
Dean Gould .... stunt coordinator: torch
John Heaney .... stunt double: Mr. Smolensky (as Jon Heany)
Nathan Lawson .... stunt assistant
Mark Le Cornv .... stunt assistant
Tony Lynch .... stunt coordinator
Philip Partridge .... stunt assistant (as Phillip Partridge)
Brett Praed .... stunt double: Tiny
Camera and Electrical Department
Tobias Andreasson .... still photographer
Matthew Ayres .... phantom camera operator (as Mathew Ayres)
Craig Bartlett-Sweiger .... additional grip
Ian Barton .... grip assistant
Kim Bland .... lighting equipment: Panalux
David Brooks .... grip assistant
Ashleigh Carter .... additional camera operator
Ashleigh Carter .... first assistant camera
Peter Critchley .... electrician assistant
Phiroze Dalal .... phantom camera operator
Campbell Drummond .... additional focus puller
Ben Dugard .... additional electrician (as Benjamin Dugard)
Steve Edwards .... additional electrician
Andy Fernandez .... video split operator
Shannon Ford .... electrician assistant
Jim Frazier .... provider: additional lenses, Global Bionic Optic Lenses
Paul Jackson .... camera equipment: genesis camera, Panavision Australia
Stephen Johnson .... additional electrician
Pim Kulk .... second assistant camera
Luke Nixon .... additional focus puller
Ben Nott .... camera operator
Mick O'Brien .... gaffer
Craig Perkins .... best boy electric
Aaron Rapira .... grip assistant
Mark Rogers .... still photographer
Bill Ross .... lighting equipment: Panalux
Kevin Scott .... additional focus puller
Peter Smith .... best boy grip
Luke Stone .... key grip
Lisa Tomasetti .... still photographer
Viliami Topli .... electrician assistant (as Viliami Topui)
Lionel Tozer .... additional grip
Simon Williams .... additional focus puller
Joe Worthington .... additional electrician (as Joseph Worthington)
Casting Department
Jane Dawkins .... extras casting
Tim Littleton .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Mary Lou Da Roza .... costume buyer
Amy Mitchell .... assistant stand-by costumer
Ruth Myers .... costume designer: Ms. Davis
Annabelle Punch .... costume assistant
Kerry Thompson .... costume supervisor
Christina Validakis .... stand-by costumer
Editorial Department
Tim Dyson .... digital intermediate technical support
Carl Firth .... dailies transfer operator
Katie Flaxman .... first assistant editor
Adrian Hauser .... digital intermediate colorist
Alison Ingram .... post-production coordinator
John Lee .... head of features post production: Cutting Edge
Gene Marsh .... digital intermediate data wrangler
Teena Mestres .... additional assistant editor
Lisa-Anne Morris .... assembly editor
Robert Puru .... digital intermediate technical engineer (as Rob Puru)
Justin Ngy Tran .... digital intermediate supervisor
Mark Warner .... additional editor
Michelle Junee .... post-production coordinator (uncredited)
Music Department
Daniel Baker .... orchestrator
Laura Bishop .... orchestrator
Wes Chew .... original score producer
Coralie Hartl .... orchestra contractor
Phillip Hartl .... concert master
James K. Lee .... orchestrator
Michael Lira .... composer: additional music
Angus O'Sullivan .... orchestrator
Norman Parkhill .... music supervisor
The Studio Orchestra of Sydney .... musicians: orchestra
Jessica Wells .... orchestrator
Transportation Department
Michael Horvath .... driver: cast
Mark McKinley .... vehicle wrangler
Billy Holden .... picture car coordinator (uncredited)
Other crew
Geoff Anderson .... epk/behind the scenes
Camilla Baker .... assistant: Ms. Davis
Mackenzie Benstead .... operations assistant: Fox Studios Australia
Elaine Boyd .... accounts assistant
James Bramley .... operations manager: Fox Studios Australia
Anni Browning .... completion guarantor: Film Filances
Adam Butler .... epk producer
Andrew Clarke .... safety supervisor
Sue Collins .... production accountant
Kylie Connell .... assistant to producer
Matthew Dabner .... script editor (as Mathew Dabner)
Lexi de Toth .... on-set production assistant (as Alexis Lever)
Claire Fincham .... operations coordinator: Fox Studios Sustralia
Tony Gibbs .... insurance broker: H W Wood Australia
Katie Harris .... unit nurse
Paul Heagney .... title designer: Cutting Edge
John Heaney .... safety supervisor (as Jon Heany)
Adam Hughes .... stand-in: Mr. Gilbertson
Cynthia Keyte .... operations coordinator: Fox Styudios Australia
James Livingstone .... unit assistant
Troy MacKinder .... dialect coach
Troy MacKinder .... dramaturg
Damien Macy .... unit assistant
Tracy Mann .... additional dramaturg
Shane Matthews .... unit assistant
Kate Meyer .... post-production accountant
Reezy Miller .... post-production script
Masoumeh Mokhtar .... location assistant
Anna Marie Pitman .... production assistant
Clare Pollard .... caterer: Camera Cooks
Chris Reynolds .... location manager
Greg Robinson .... safety supervisor
Stephen Rutter .... travel manager
Kieran Shevlin .... unit assistant
Nathan Smith .... lab liaison: Deluxe Sydney
Anna Steel .... production coordinator
Sally Steele .... unit publicist
Miriam Stein .... marketing supervisor
Brian Stone .... epk/behind the scenes
Brian Stone .... production assistant
Sebastian Strakowicz .... mobile content producer
Duncan Thompson .... script consultant
Reinaldo Tuki .... unit assistant
Caroline Verge .... legal services: Verge Whitford & Co
Simon von Oorde .... unit assistant
Greg Waters .... script editor
Danny Williams .... site security: Vicat Security
Chris Wilson .... provider: access equipment, Skyreach
Kristin Witcombe .... script supervisor
Rebecca Wong .... production secretary
Enrique Zalapa .... production runner (as Henry Zalapa)
Ahmed Salama .... marketing creative director (uncredited)
Elizabeth McLean .... thanks
Scott Meek .... special thanks
Anna Marie Pitman .... special thanks
John Sayles .... special thanks
Gus Van Sant .... special thanks
Matt Young .... thanks

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
Rated R for language, some disturbing images and brief teen drug and alcohol use
92 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:M | Germany:12 | USA:R (certificate #46039)

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2 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
The Ultimate Movie Review! - - @tss5078, 19 May 2013
Author: Tss5078 from United States

It is so good to finally see Geena Davis back on the big screen! Davis has always been one of my favorite actresses, showing a quick wit and a calm demeanor that has led to some tremendous films. In the new direct-to-video dramedy, Accidents Happen, she proves that she may have been on vacation for a while, but she hasn't lost a thing. In this film, Davis plays the mother of sixteen year old Billy Conway, (Harrison Gilbertson), who always seems to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. The film starts with a childhood accident that destroys his family and really defines just who Billy is. After a chilling, but hilarious opening, the film jumps to a sixteen year old Billy and what's left of his family. His mother is crazy, his brother's a drunk, and his father just isn't around anymore, so it's up to Billy to deal with the trials and tribulations of a boy who is growing into a man. Davis is listed as the star and she has some amazingly funny lines, but the story is really centered around newcomer Harrison Gilbertson, who gives one the best performances by a teen actor that I've seen all year. Gilbertson very clearly shows us how Billy is seeming unaffected by what happens to him, he's strong, and seemingly ready to deal with anything, but on the inside, Billy is much different than he appears. The character was a deep one with many levels and Gilbertson takes us through them all with ease. I loved this film, because while it's dark and depressing at times, they also joke about these things that you're not supposed to joke about. Just when things seemingly become to much, that humor creeps back in and makes you love how wickedly fun this film is. If you want to see something different, that will have you going back and fourth between laughter and tears, then this is the film for you. I went into this film expecting nothing, just looking forward to seeing Geena Davis again and what I got instead was one of the best movies I've seen all year.

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