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Release Date:
21 January 2008 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Welcome to Earth. Population Zero. See more »
Plot:
Visit the ghostly villages surrounding Chernobyl (abandoned by humans after the 1986 nuclear disaster)... See more » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
OK subject but stretched too thin and overly-reliant on effects that have been done better elsewhere See more (15 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Struan Rodger ... Himself - Narrator (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
John Anderson ... Himself
David Brin ... Himself
Bill Bruninga ... Himself
Ron Chesser ... Himself
Ray Coppinger ... Himself
Eric Doehne ... Himself
Sergey Gashchak ... Himself
John Hadidian ... Himself
Kevin Harrison ... Himself
Gordon Masterton ... Himself
Nabil Nasr ... Himself
Alex Nickson ... Himself
Howard Oliver ... Himself (as Dr. Howard Oliver)
Stephen R. Palumbi ... Himself (as Steve Palumbi)
Alan W. Pense ... Himself
Mary Sackett ... Herself
Eric Sanderson ... Himself

Directed by
David de Vries 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
David de Vries 

Produced by
Douglas Cohen .... executive producer
David de Vries .... producer
Vincent Lopez .... producer
Steffen Schlachtenhaufen .... associate producer
Louis Tarantino .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Eric Amdahl 
 
Cinematography by
Chris Laine 
 
Film Editing by
Motoshi Wakabayashi 
Kyle Yaskin 
 
Sound Department
Jack Crosby .... sound effects editor
Nozomu Furuya .... sound effects editor (as Nozomu Furuya Hirota)
Michael Phillips Keeley .... sound re-recording mixer (as Michael Keeley)
Corey Morgan .... sound effects editor
Stephen Parise .... sound effects editor
Dave Philips .... dialogue editor
Coby Taitano .... dialogue editor
Ryan Young .... sound effects editor
Ryan Young .... sound effects editor
 
Visual Effects by
Michael Aceves .... digital compositor: LOOK! Effects
Michael Aceves .... matte painter: LOOK! Effects
Patrick L. Almanza .... digital compositor: LOOK! Effects, Inc.
Ulysses Argetta .... digital compositor: LOOK! Effects, Inc.
Lloyd Lee Barnett .... digital compositor: LOOK! Effects, Inc.
Casey Benn .... digital artist
Chad Buehler .... digital compositor
Christian Cardona .... digital compositor and matte painter: LOOK! Effects, Inc.
Jony Chandra .... matte painter
Stephen Chein .... 3D artist: LOOK! Effects, Inc.
Vanessa Cheung .... matte painter
Teague Chrystie .... visual effects artist
Matt Conway .... matte painter
Robert Cristino .... visual effects artist
Andrea D'Amico .... visual effects producer
Rif Dagher .... consultant
Clay Dale .... visual effects artist: Eden Fx
Matt Drummond .... visual effects supervisor
Erik Eulen .... 3D artist: LOOK! Effects, Inc.
Michael Heinz .... visual effects supervisor
Dark Hoffman .... matte painter
Chris Hopkins .... 3D artist: LOOK! Effects, Inc.
Anthony 'Max' Ivins .... visual effects supervisor: LOOK! Effects, Inc.
Christopher Ivins .... compositor: LOOK! Effects
Beau Janzen .... 3D artist: LOOK! Effects, Inc.
Sid Jayakar .... visual effects compositor
Kelly Rae Kenan Green .... visual effects coordinator (as Kelly Rae Kenan)
Danny S. Kim .... digital compositor and matte painter: LOOK! Effects, Inc.
Sean Kinnear .... visual effects
Mark Kolpack .... visual effects consultant
Andrew H. Leung .... matte painter
John Lindstein .... cg supervisor
Shawn Lipowski .... 3D artist: LOOK! Effects, Inc.
James Allan May .... digital compositor
James Allan May .... visual effects artist
David R. Morton .... lead visual effects artist (as Dave Morton)
Migs Rustia .... visual effects editor: LOOK! Effects, Inc.
Steffen Schlachtenhaufen .... visual effects producer
Paul Stemmer .... visual effects editor: LOOK! Effects, Inc.
Andranik Taranyan .... compositor
Melinka Thompson-Godoy .... visual effects producer: LOOK! Effects, Inc.
Rainy Venne .... senior compositor
Leo Vezzali .... digital compositor: LOOK! Effects, Inc.
Patrick Krebs .... digital artist (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Dana Lee Anderson .... gaffer
 
Editorial Department
Brendan Burnett .... assistant editor
Rod Decker .... on-line editor
Irit Lockspeiser .... post-production assistant
Lilly Posner .... first assistant editor
 
Other crew
Matthew Bernabei .... production assistant
Joel Franklin .... production coordinator
Jeff Larsen .... production assistant
Valerie Ryan .... location manager
Michael Schachtner .... production assistant
Michael Scipioni .... key production assistant
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"After Days" - Japan (English title) (DVD title)
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Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: There is an footage file. In which clip, appears a worker working and walking on a bridge support wire and then the worker disappears (is digitally removed), but his shadow on the surface of the bridge support wire is not cleared and continues walking.See more »
Quotes:
Narrator:Time has run out for man. Our hold on the planet is over. Welcome to Earth. Population: zero.See more »

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9 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
OK subject but stretched too thin and overly-reliant on effects that have been done better elsewhere, 11 September 2008
Author: bob the moo from United Kingdom

You can see this coming a mile away in the TV guide and, even when I watched it hoping for more, it did just what it suggested it would. There are lots of "what if" films out there and some of them are genuinely interesting and informative, however Life After People is not one of them. Instead it goes down the road of so many of them and just focuses on the special effects of the "what if" rather than the substance. This approach makes for a good 30 minute long programme, I'll give you that, but here the idea is stretched out to 90 minutes, with plenty of advert breaks to help you along.

The effects are pretty good though; not Hollywood standards by any means but for the minute they are pretty good and reasonably imaginative. It doesn't help to be shown the same shots over and over again though because it does make the viewer realise just how much padding there is throughout. The experts are all on hand to provide justification and explanation but none of them can get passed the problem that it is not that interesting a question in the first place due to its lack of relevance. They all take about how quickly nature will come back in etc but nobody can make it important or interesting beyond the "oh, that's nice" level of interest. I know there is debate about how quickly things would really happen versus what was said in this film but for me the bigger thing to work out is why it manages to make me care so little? Life after People provides effect shots of buildings falling and cities overgrown. As such it is already competing with Hollywood sci-fi's with much bigger budgets to play with. It does an OK job with this but has nowhere near enough to show or talk about to fill even half of the running time and just gets repetitive and dull long before it is over. A shame really, because it would be a better film had the pressure not been on to fill space as much as possible whether the film merited it or not.

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