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Director:
Writer:
Paul Solet (screenplay)
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Release Date:
7 November 2009 (Spain) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Love... Undying. See more »
Plot:
After losing her unborn child, Madeline Matheson insists on carrying the baby to term. Following the delivery, the child miraculously returns to life with an appetite for human blood. Madeline is faced with a mother's ultimate decision. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
3 wins & 4 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Not Without My Bloodthirsty Daughter… See more (64 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Jordan Ladd ... Madeline Matheson
Stephen Park ... Michael Matheson

Gabrielle Rose ... Vivian Matheson

Serge Houde ... Henry Matheson

Samantha Ferris ... Patricia Lang
Kate Herriot ... Shelly
Troy Skog ... ER Doctor

Malcolm Stewart ... Dr. Richard Sohn
Jeff Stone ... ER Nurse
Jamie Stephenson ... Skinny Clerk
Tenai Cam Measmer ... Grace as an Infant
Annabel Kathlynn Bast ... Grace as an Infant

Chris Cunningham ... Lab Technician
Karen Von Staden ... Dr. Sohn's Secretary (as Karen von Staden)
Mark D. Claxton ... Veterinarian (as Mark Claxton)
Evan Lanier ... Grace at 5 months (as Tyler Kari Bzdel)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Shelly Gant ... Tracey - Talk Radio Host (uncredited)

Adam Green ... Meat Clerk (uncredited)

Directed by
Paul Solet 
 
Writing credits
Paul Solet (screenplay)

Produced by
Rhonda Baker .... supervising producer
Kevin DeWalt .... producer
Simon Edery .... executive producer
Scott Einbinder .... executive producer
Adam Green .... producer
Ty Hyland .... line producer
Cory Neal .... producer
Janine Stener .... associate producer
Ingo Vollkammer .... producer
 
Original Music by
Austin Wintory 
 
Cinematography by
Zoran Popovic 
 
Film Editing by
John Coniglio 
Darrin Navarro 
 
Casting by
Carmen Kotyk 
Kelly Wagner 
 
Production Design by
Martina Buckley 
 
Art Direction by
Ron McCall 
 
Set Decoration by
Jacqueline Miller 
 
Costume Design by
Brenda Shenher 
 
Makeup Department
Redge Deitrich .... key hair stylist
Jessica Kurtz .... assistant makeup artist
Nina McArthur .... assistant hair stylist
Neil Morrill .... special makeup effects artist
Krista Stevenson .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Heather Malek .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Elizabeth Farrer .... first assistant director: second unit
Elizabeth Farrer .... second assistant director
Ricky Friedman .... first assistant director
Rob W. King .... second unit director
Danny Samchyk .... second second assistant director
Eric Thiessen .... trainee assistant director
 
Art Department
Gerry Filby .... construction coordinator
Eric Hill .... art department assistant
Beatrix Moersch .... property master
Mark Montague .... storyboard artist
Sharai Mustatia .... on-set dresser
Travis Neufeld .... art department assistant
 
Sound Department
Dan Canfield .... sound mixer
Jake Hamilton .... special sound designer
Jeff Hamon .... adr editor
Cal Harle .... foley artist
Brett Hinton .... supervising sound editor
Brooke Lowrey .... sound effects editor
Colin Rogers .... foley mixer
Jeff Smulan .... foley recordist
J. David Taylor .... foley editor
Leon Wiegers .... boom operator
 
Special Effects by
Wade Maurer .... special effects coordinator
Neil Morrill .... animatronics
Lancel Reyes .... animatronic effects shop supervisor
 
Visual Effects by
Colin Hubick .... visual effects supervisor
Kevin Kutchaver .... visual effects supervisor: HimAnI Productions, Inc.
Danielle Masters .... visual effects coordinator
Jon Terada .... digital artist
 
Stunts
T.J. Bews .... stunt coordinator
Lori MacKay .... stunt double
Dan Skene .... stunt performer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Chad Biesenthal .... grip
Layton Burton .... camera operator
Leo Fafard .... best boy electric
Allan Feildel .... still photographer
Martin Hass .... dolly grip
Gord Hearn .... best boy grip
Bernie Hernando .... electrician
Tamara Jones .... second second assistant camera (as Tammy Jones)
Gabe Kinistino .... electrician
Peter La Rocque .... gaffer
David Mesloh .... camera operator: additional camera operator
Rob Parrell .... key grip
Hugh Patterson .... electrician
Michael Pavlovsky .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Demetri Portelli .... first assistant camera: 'a' camera
Jesse Sannerud .... second assistant camera
Nathalie Sukhov .... electrician trainee
 
Casting Department
Carmen Kotyk .... casting
Dominika Posserén .... casting associate
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Laura Kapp .... wardrobe supervisor
Magdalena Shenher .... costume coordinator
 
Editorial Department
Sarah Farrand .... post-production coordinator
Debora Filippi .... rushes telecine operator
Jake Hamilton .... assistant editor
Debbie Holland .... colorist
Heather Malek .... first assistant editor
Rui Martins .... telecine operator
Cam McLauchlin .... telecine operator
 
Music Department
Kevin Globerman .... music engineer: Los Angeles
Isobel Griffiths .... music contractor
Isobel Griffiths .... orchestra contractor
Tina Guo .... musician: cello solos
Patrick Henthorn .... co-producer: original score
Patrick Henthorn .... electronic music consultant
Lewis Jones .... music engineer: London
David M. Poole .... music editor
Lisbeth Scott .... featured vocalist
Austin Wintory .... electronic music programmer
Austin Wintory .... orchestrator
Megan Wintory .... assistant to composer
 
Transportation Department
Scott Beresh .... transportation coordinator
Tracy Demaer .... transportation captain
Ron Jacobs .... driver: honeywagon
Danine Schlosser .... driver
Larry Schlosser .... driver
 
Other crew
Kim Aitken .... accounting clerk
Adam Barnick .... documentarian
Will Barratt .... production executive
Richelle Bourgoin .... unit publicist
Mike Currie .... key craft service
Claude Forest .... insurance broker
Jennifer Fraser .... accounting assistant
Natasha Getz .... producer intern
Kalin Jensen .... script supervisor: second unit
Dana Lesiuk .... assistant production coordinator
Cindy MacDonald .... production coordinator
Murray Macdonald .... location manager
Jason Richard Miller .... production associate
Rob Miller .... production office assistant
Lisa Rerrie .... script supervisor
Marvin V. Scansen .... chef
Chantel Sim .... assistant production coordinator
Gail Tilson .... production accountant
Garth Yakymyk .... first assistant accountant
Steve Zazulak .... key production assistant
Warner Loughlin .... acting coach (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Adam Alleca .... special thanks
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for bloody images, violence and some sexual content
Runtime:
USA:85 min (Sundance Film Festival)
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2.35 : 1 See more »
Certification:
Australia:MA | France:12 (with warning) | Germany:18 | USA:R
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Trivia:
Cameo: [Adam Green]Horror director Green (Hatchet (2006)) is in the supermarket scene as the employee selling meat. He's the producer of this film.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: In one of the final scenes, Vivan hits Madeline in the forehead with a hammer. Madeline is seen on the floor with a cut over her right eye, with a fair amount of blood. Vivan then leans towards her to see if she is alright, but there is no more blood on her forehead. When Madeline bites Vivian, the blood returns.See more »
Quotes:
Madeline Matheson:Wait!
Vivian Matheson:Get away from us.
Madeline Matheson:Please, you don't understand. She's special. She needs... special food.
Vivian Matheson:You're sick. Get back!
Madeline Matheson:Please! You'll kill her.
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52 out of 75 people found the following review useful.
Not Without My Bloodthirsty Daughter…, 21 April 2009
Author: Coventry from the Draconian Swamp of Unholy Souls

"Grace", the long feature debut of writer/director Paul Solet, is an oddly unsettling but refreshingly inventive horror-drama hybrid that can't possibly be categorized into one single genre. This film is deeply disturbing, emotionally moving, darkly comical and intellectually engaging all at the same time and that is quite a remarkable thing to achieve for a young director who only shot a few short movies before, is it not? "Grace" literally baths in an unclassifiable grisly atmosphere, the detailed character drawings are unique and plausible and the concept – although rationally impossible – is nightmarishly upsetting. The announcer at the Belgian Fantasy Festival, where I watched this movie, advised for couples with young children and particularly pregnant women to leave the theater and that was definitely a good move (not that there were many), as this instant gem covers pretty much all the imaginable horrors of motherhood, like troublesome conception, intrusive mother-in-laws, alternate delivery methods, loss of husband and – worst of all – a still born baby. Madeline doesn't really care about too much except for the 7-months-old fetus in her wombs and bringing it into this world in an old-fashioned and natural way, with a traditional midwife and vitamins instead of a hospital doctors and anesthetics. When the baby stops moving after a tragic car accident, in which also her docile husband dies, Madeline is nevertheless determined to give birth when the time is due. The baby, Grace, miraculously comes out of the womb alive and seemingly healthy, but soon after Madeline's biggest ordeal comes to the surface. Grace needs blood instead of breast milk and, the devoted mother she is, Madeline does everything within her power to provide this. Meanwhile, mother-in-law Vivian tries to do everything to obtain guardianship over Grace as she's convinced Madeline is mentally incapable of nursing her granddaughter. The sequences where Madeline "sacrifices" her own health in order to feed her eccentric baby girl are simultaneously disruptive and affectionate. This is a peculiar combination of sentiment that we're really not used to witnessing in the horror genre, but it's extremely compelling to say the least. Also the sub plot involving the aging Vivian rediscovering her femininity is disturbing, but in a totally and never before experienced fashion. "Grace" contains multiple shocking moments and grueling images, especially near the end, but the violence or bloodshed is never at one point exploitative or tasteless. So, cult loving horror fans please don't start thinking this is a modern update of Larry Cohen's early 70's crazed killer baby flick "It's Alive" or you risk feeling very much ripped off. This is an often uncomfortably slow-paced and intriguing psychological drama/thriller, with stylish photography and hypnotizing acting performances. Jordan Ladd is amazing as Madeline and this was probably the first film set where she could demonstrate her talented acting capacities, because until now I only saw her in lighter horror stuff like "Death Proof" and "Club Dread". Ladd also receives superb support from Gabrielle Rose as Vivian (truly a courageous performance) and Samantha Ferris as the alternative midwife. "Grace" honestly is a movie you won't forget about easily, that is one guarantee I can give you.

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