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Writers:
Duncan Jones (story)
Nathan Parker (written by)
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Release Date:
17 July 2009 (Ireland) See more »
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Tagline:
The last place you'd ever expect to find yourself See more »
Plot:
Astronaut Sam Bell has a quintessentially personal encounter toward the end of his three-year stint on the Moon, where he, working alongside his computer, GERTY, sends back to Earth parcels of a resource that has helped diminish our planet's power problems. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Won BAFTA Film Award. Another 21 wins & 25 nominations See more »
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A great Sci-Fi movie See more (443 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Directed by
Duncan Jones 
 
Writing credits
Duncan Jones (story)

Nathan Parker (written by)

Produced by
Trevor Beattie .... executive producer
Nicky Bentham .... co-producer (as Nicky Moss)
Bil Bungay .... executive producer
Stuart Fenegan .... producer
Mark Foligno .... co-producer
Alex Francis .... co-producer
Michael Henry .... executive producer
Justin Lanchbury .... associate producer
Steve Milne .... co-producer
Deepak Sikka .... co-producer
Trudie Styler .... producer
Julia Valentine .... line producer
Bill Zysblat .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Clint Mansell 
 
Cinematography by
Gary Shaw (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Nicolas Gaster 
 
Casting by
Manuel Puro 
Jeremy Zimmermann  (as Jeremy Zimmerman)
 
Production Design by
Tony Noble 
 
Art Direction by
Hideki Arichi 
 
Costume Design by
Jane Petrie 
 
Makeup Department
Louise Coles .... additional makeup artist
Karen Dawson .... hair designer (as Karen Bryan-Dawson)
Karen Dawson .... makeup designer (as Karen Bryan-Dawson)
Richard Muller .... hair stylist
Richard Muller .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Imogen Bell .... production manager
Dan Bentham .... post-production supervisor
Jeremy Burnage .... production manager: model unit
Katie Shahrokh .... post-production manager: Molinare
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Simon Downes .... second assistant director
Henry Forsyth .... additional third assistant director
Alex Kaye-Besley .... third assistant director
Guy Travers .... first assistant director: model unit
Mick Ward .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Simon Bailey .... property master
Marc Beros .... head painter
Richard Boyton .... stand-by painter
Sophie Bridgman .... production buyer
Sophie Bridgman .... set dresser
Matt French .... additional dressing props
Chris Hayes .... senior model maker: model unit
Ron Hone .... model maker: model unit
Steve Howarth .... model shop supervisor: model unit
Douglas Ingram .... storyboard artist
Lee James .... model maker trainee: model unit
John Lee .... senior model maker: model unit
Peter Lee .... model maker: model unit
Danny Margetts .... assistant construction manager
Steven Nix .... stand-by painter
Martine Palmer .... additional graphic design assistant
Andrew Proctor .... draughtsman
Gavin Rothery .... conceptual designer
Gavin Rothery .... head of graphic design: pre-vis motion graphics
Peter Ryan .... assistant art director
Maia Sautelet .... draughstperson
Kevin Scarrott .... props
Simon Sparsis .... on-set construction manager
Richard St. Clair .... model maker: model unit
Julian Walker .... graphic designer
Sarah E. Ward .... art department trainee (as Sarah Elizabeth Ward)
Howard Weaver .... scenic artist
Josh Fifarek .... assistant art director (uncredited)
Bill Pearson .... supervising propmaker (uncredited)
Catherine Whiting .... model maker (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Kevin Brazier .... dialogue editor
Paul William Edwards .... foley editor (as Paul Edwards)
Simon Epstein .... foley mixer
Anthony Ferretti .... sound maintenance
Scott Jones .... sound re-recording mixer
Marc Lawes .... sound effects editor
Stefano Marchetti .... assistant sound re-recording mixer
Darren McQuade .... adr mixer
Patrick Owen .... production sound mixer
Nick Roberts .... additional adr recordist
Jason Swanscott .... foley artist
Ted Swanscott .... foley artist
Trevor Swanscott .... foley mixer
Ricky Butt .... foley artist (uncredited)
Claire Mahoney .... foley artist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Garth Gutteridge .... gimble rigger: Effects Associates
Peter Hutchinson .... gimble rigger: Effects Associates
Stuart Prior .... gimble rigger: Effects Associates
 
Visual Effects by
Paul Amiras .... data operator: Cinesite
Sam Bassett .... compositor: Cinesite
Mawusime Blewuada .... data operator: Cinesite
Chas Cash .... CG sequence supervisor: Cinesite
Lee Chidwick .... visual effects coordinator: Cinesite
Chris Clough .... data operator: Cinesite
Martin Clough .... data operator: Molinare
Matthew D'Angibau .... matchmover: Cinesite (as Matt D'Angibau)
Joe Dearman .... data operator: Molinare
Kunal Desai .... data operator: Cinesite
Paul Edwards .... visual effects producer: Cinesite
Chris Elson .... compositor: Cinesite
Guy Elson .... compositor: Cinesite
David Emeny .... compositor: Molinare
Kevin Fitzgerald .... production support: Cinesite
Roger Gibbon .... senior digital matte painter: Cinesite
Dianne Gordon .... data operations manager: Cinesite
Joey Harris .... lead matchmover: Cinesite
Dan Harrod .... lead compositor: Cinesite
Clive Haward .... production support: Cinesite
Barrett Heathcote .... visual effects editor
Sandro Henriques .... compositor: Cinesite
Afif Heukeshoven .... matchmover: Cinesite (as Afif Haukeshoven)
Ben Hicks .... compositor: Cinesite
Antony Hunt .... visual effects executive producer: Cinesite
Ryan Hutchings .... compositor: Molinare
Aleksandar Jovanovic .... compositor: Molinare
Sevendalino Khay .... senior digital matte painter: Cinesite
Simon Kilroe .... titles
Simon Kilroe .... visual effects supervisor: Molinare
Amy Lloyd .... matchmover: Cinesite
Simon Maddocks .... CG sequence supervisor: Cinesite
Fergal McGivney .... data operator: Cinesite
Claire McGrane .... 3D production manager: Cinesite
Rick McMahon .... rotoscope artist: Molinare
Molinare .... visual effects
Digna Nigoumi .... motion control rigger: Visual Effects Company
Dylan Owen .... compositor: Cinesite
Nawaz Parker .... data operator: Cinesite
Christian Perschky .... production support: Cinesite
Daniel Pettipher .... visual effects production manager: Cinesite (as Dan Pettipher)
Elena Pierides .... data operator: Cinesite
Ian Plumb .... compositor: Cinesite
David Richardson .... production support: Cinesite
Gavin Rothery .... visual effects supervisor: ThinkTank Studios
Lewis Saunders .... compositor: Molinare
Abigail Scollay .... compositor: Cinesite
Shaun Scott .... senior model and texture artist: Cinesite
David Sewell .... lead compositor: Cinesite (as Dave Sewell)
Nishet Shah .... production support: Cinesite
John Slattery .... compositor: Cinesite
Alex Smith .... lead compositor: Cineiste
Danny Smith .... production support: Cinesite
Simon Stanley-Clamp .... visual effects supervisor: Cinesite
Adrian Steel .... data operator: Cinesite (as Adrian Steele)
Marc Stevenson .... character animator: Cinesite
Marc Stevenson .... character animator: Cinsite
Edwin Stutely .... data operator: Molinare
Shanaullah Umerji .... visual effects producer: Molinare
Courtney Vanderslice .... visual effects executive producer: Cinesite (as Courteney Vanderslice-Law)
Holger Voss .... senior technical director: Cinesite
Shivaji Waikhom .... rotoscope artist
Karen Wand .... compositor: Cinesite
Lee Warren .... digital artist
Anthony Webb .... compositor: Molinare
Ollie Weigall .... roto artist: Cinesite
Royston Willcocks .... senior model and texture artist: Cinesite
Angie Wills .... visual effects producer: Cinesite
Malcolm Woolridge .... motion control rigger: Visual Effects Company
Aviv Yaron .... vfx digital stills photographer: Cinesite
Ian Abbott .... production support: Cinesite (uncredited)
Keith Barton .... production support: Cinesite (uncredited)
Kevin Campbell .... visual effects (uncredited)
Paul Maurice .... Lidar supervisor: Lidar Services (uncredited)
Ian Nichols .... Lidar operator (uncredited)
Bill Pearson .... miniature effects supervisor (uncredited)
Tom Whittington .... paint & roto artist (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Rod Woodruff .... stunt coordinator
Rod Woodruff .... stunt performer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Leo Bund .... additional steadicam operator
Pete Carrier .... electrician
Pete Carrier .... electrician: model unit
Ewan Cassidy .... gaffer
Ewan Cassidy .... gaffer: model unit
Barny Crocker .... focus puller: model unit
Mark Dempsey .... second assistant camera
Andrew Duncan .... monitor playback operator
Dan Garlick .... grip: model unit
Dave Glazier .... electrician
Ian Grant .... head of rigging
George Haldsworth .... electrician (as George Holdsworth)
Peter Hodgson .... video playback operator
Alex Howe .... camera operator: model unit
Alex Kaye-Besley .... additional still photographer
Alex Kruszelnicki .... camera trainee
Mihalis Margaritis .... additional first assistant camera
Les Mills .... additional rigger
Ray Moody .... additional second assistant camera
Ray Moody .... second assistant camera
Tony Moore .... rigger: model unit
Tony Moore .... stand-by rigger
Tim Morris .... clapper/loader: model unit
David Penfold .... first assistant camera
Susanne Salavati .... electrician (as Susanne Willett)
Eddie Sansom .... additional rigger
Garth Sewell .... grip
Tony Shults .... additional grip (uncredied)
Tony Shults .... grip
Paul Starkey .... best boy
Paul Starkey .... best boy: model unit
Peter Talbot .... director of photography: model unit
Mark Tillie .... still photographer
Jimmy Ward .... second assistant camera
Fran Weston .... additional first assistant camera
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Lucy Donowho .... costume supervisor
Barbara Kuznar .... costume maker (as Basia Kuznar)
Hilary Wili .... costume maker
 
Editorial Department
Nick Anderson .... on-line editor
Justin Eely .... on-line editor
Barrett Heathcote .... video playback editor
Matt James .... digital film supervisor
Soren Kloch .... film supervisor: Molinare
Steve Knight .... digital intermediate technician
Katy Piggott .... digital intermediate technician
Andy Richards .... DI conform editor
Richard Smither .... assistant editor
Gemma Townsend .... digital intermediate technician
Tim Waller .... senior colorist
Emily Woods .... negative checker: Bellwood Media
 
Music Department
Mike Fonte .... musician: guitar
Geoff Foster .... music mixer
Geoff Foster .... score recordist
Katia Lewin Jablonsky .... score assistant (as Katia Lewin Palomo)
Clint Mansell .... music producer
Carly Paradis .... additional music arranger
Carly Paradis .... musician: piano
Greg Vines .... score assistant
Benjamin Wallfisch .... composer: opening sequence music
Nigel Wiesehan .... score assistant
 
Transportation Department
James Chambers .... driver: runner (as James 'Chilli')
Jeff Hudson .... driver: Mr. Rockwell
Steve Rivenell .... driver: Mr. Rockwell
 
Other crew
Liz Barron .... production finance: Limelight
Jo Beckett .... script supervisor
Daniel Bee .... publicist: Liberty Films
Penny Brockhurst .... production auditor: Shipleys
Deepti Burton .... legal counsel: Wiggin LLP
Livia Burton .... production coordinator
Roisin Byrne .... production accountant: Cinesite
Gary Condes .... Meisner consultant
Francesca Cooper .... caterer: Abadia Catering
Jeremy Fowler .... electronic press kit
Ben Gardner .... assistant: Duncan Jones
Vidal Graham .... table tennis tutor
Robin Green .... production accountant
Tom Hannon .... health & safety advisor: Hannonmedia
Ella Harris .... floor runner
Ruth Hodgson .... completion bond: Film Finances
Steve Joberns .... production auditor: Shipleys
Miles Ketley .... legal counsel: Wiggin LLP
Simon Kilroe .... title designer
Stephen Kingsley .... legal representative: Thurloe & Lyndhirst, Limelight
Ivan Mactaggart .... production finance: Limelight
Emily Manthorpe .... production assistant
Sheila Fraser Milne .... completion bond: Film Finances
Richard North .... accounting assistant
Phelim O'Neill .... electronic press kit
Becky Page .... assistant: Stuart Fenegan
Margaret Parvin .... legal counsel: Wiggin LLP
Gillian Roberts .... head of business development: Cinesite (as Gill Roberts)
Peter Scholes .... caterer: Abadia Catering
Katia Scodelario .... chaperone
Guy Sheppard .... legal counsel: Wiggin LLP
Sam Tatton-Brown .... legal representative: Davenport Lyons, Molinare (as Sam Tatton Brown)
 
Thanks
Eddie Dias .... thanks
Rob Garvie .... special thanks (as Rob Garvey)
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for language
Runtime:
97 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:M | Brazil:12 | Canada:14A (Alberta/Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:PG (British Columbia) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Finland:K-11 | Germany:12 | Ireland:15A | Japan:G | Netherlands:9 | New Zealand:M | Norway:11 | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:PG | South Korea:12 | Spain:7 | Sweden:11 | Switzerland:12 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:12 (canton of Vaud) | UK:15 | USA:R

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Since Duncan Jones came from an effects background in commercials, he drew upon his past experiences in creating effects under low budgets when making this film.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Sam first enters the rover to go to the harvester, a 12" square apparatus is visible near the door of the rover, then it disappears.See more »
Quotes:
GERTY:Sam, get some sleep. You're very tired.See more »
Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
RipplesSee more »

FAQ

Is "Moon" based on a book?
Is there an official website for "Moon"?
Will there be a a follow-up film to Moon?
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174 out of 200 people found the following review useful.
A great Sci-Fi movie, 16 July 2009
Author: hrstar24 from United States

The Moon has always been a source of wonder and mystery. It is so far away, yet much closer than the stars. Man has reached the Moon, but there is still so much that is unknown about it. It is a bridge between mystery and fact, and director Duncan Jones uses it as a brilliant setting for his science fiction film Moon.

The movie stars Sam Rockwell as a lunar astronaut also named Sam stationed alone on the Moon for three years. He isn't entirely alone, because the AI computer GERTY (Kevin Spacey) is constantly following him. Energy companies have discovered vast amounts of Helium on the Moon, and they now mine that Helium in order to power the Earth. As Sam begins his last two weeks stationed in the mining facility, his mind begins to break down and he soon realizes he just might not be able to make it back.

It is quite obvious that the main intention of Moon was to pay respect to the older science fiction movies like Alien and 2001: A Space Odyssey, and it is a great homage to the genre indeed. GERTY is possibly one of my favorite AI computers ever in a movie, because it constantly shows its mood through a series of different smiley faces, and has Kevin Spacey's voice. The overall story of Moon is pretty good, and it definitely tugs a bit on your emotions because the main character Sam is so real and relatable. It is a bit more of an art film, but I have found that the mixture of art and Sci-Fi is a brilliant combination.

The absolute key ingredient to making Moon was finding a capable actor because it is essentially a one man show, and they picked a winner with Sam Rockwell. Rockwell gives one of his best performances to date, and while it might be a little early to predict I can see him getting an Oscar nomination for his role. The other great thing about this picture is the special effects. Since the budget was so low this could have been a disaster, but the shots of the Moon Rovers and Harvesters were astonishingly realistic, and a typical movie goer would think this had at least a 40 million dollar budget. It is amazing how much more was accomplished with this tiny budget compared to the $200 million dollars poured into Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.

Overall Moon is a complete film. It isn't groundbreaking, but it accomplished everything it set out to be, which are a great homage and a chance for Sam Rockwell to really show his acting prowess. I found myself leaving the theater with a great feeling of satisfaction that I have only received from a couple movies this year so far.

9/10

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