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Burning Bright -- A thriller centered on a young woman and her autistic little brother who are trapped in a house with a ravenous tiger during a hurricane.
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Writers (WGA):
Christine Coyle Johnson (screenplay) &
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Release Date:
2 May 2012 (Bahrain) See more »
His feeding. Your frenzy.
A thriller centered on a young woman and her autistic little brother who are trapped in a house with a ravenous tiger during a hurricane. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Garret Dillahunt ... Johnny Gaveneau

Briana Evigan ... Kelly Taylor

Charlie Tahan ... Tom Taylor
Peggy Sheffield ... Doctor Orsi

Mary Rachel Dudley ... Catherine Taylor

Tom Nowicki ... Sheriff
Katie ... Tiger
Schicka ... Tiger
Kismet ... Tiger
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Meat Loaf ... Howie (uncredited)

David W. Scott ... Bar Patron (uncredited)
Andy Ussach ... Bar Patron (uncredited)

Directed by
Carlos Brooks 
Writing credits
Christine Coyle Johnson (screenplay) &
Julie Prendiville Roux (screenplay)

David Higgins (story) (as David W. Higgins) and
Christine Coyle Johnson (story) &
Julie Prendiville Roux (story)

Produced by
Mark Amin .... producer
Albert T. Dickerson III .... co-producer
David Higgins .... producer (as David W. Higgins)
Wayne Morris .... executive producer
Cami Winikoff .... producer
Original Music by
Zack Ryan 
Cinematography by
Michael McDonough (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Miklos Wright 
Casting by
Aleta Chappelle 
Production Design by
Mark Garner  (as Mark E. Garner)
Set Decoration by
Shawn McFall 
Costume Design by
Beverly Safier 
Makeup Department
Lee Grimes .... key makeup artist
Jane Hassinger .... key hair stylist
Production Management
James Masi .... post-production supervisor
Wayne Morris .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Charissa Forth Kane .... second assistant director
Paul Sirmons .... first assistant director
Art Department
John Balling .... charge scenic
Joan Bernier .... scenic foreman
Gordon Cheatum .... carpenter
Gordon Cheatum .... prop maker
Rex Christensen .... set dresser
Michael Edling .... construction coordinator (as Mike Edling)
Jason Fisher-Jones .... creative designer (as Jason Fisher Jones)
D'Asia Grace .... art department production assistant
Dennis J. Harris .... carpenter
Dennis J. Harris .... prop maker
Elaine Kooser .... set dresser
Brian Latimer .... graphic artist
Joseph McCarthy .... carpenter (as Joe McCarthy)
Joseph McCarthy .... prop maker (as Joe McCarthy)
William D. McLane .... assistant property master
Julian Mercado .... gang boss
John Ogonoski .... construction foreman (as Johnny Ogonowski)
Jeremy Alan Read .... set dresser (as Jeremy Read)
Gene Siegmund .... gang boss
Frank Sleeman .... gang boss (as Frank P. Sleeman)
Dan Stewart .... carpenter (as Danny Stewart)
Dan Stewart .... prop maker (as Danny Stewart)
John Tegethoff .... set dresser
Kurt Thoresen .... property master
Dan Wilkerson .... on-set dresser
Jim S. Williams .... lead: set dec
Douglas Winters .... construction foreman
Sound Department
Joe Barnett .... sound re-recording mixer
Steve Bartkowicz .... dubbing stage engineer
Steve Bartkowicz .... sound re-recording engineer
Ron Bedrosian .... adr mixer
David Betancourt .... foley team
John Bires .... additional audio
Jeff Cannon .... boom operator
Carl Carden .... production sound mixer
Julio Carmona .... adr recordist
Dawn Fintor .... foley team
Paul Flinchbaugh .... digital assistant
Darlene Gorzela .... additional audio
Glynna Grimala .... dialogue & adr editor
Arda Gulesserian .... additional audio
Xavier Horan .... dialogue & adr editor
Craig S. Jaeger .... foley editor (as Craig Jaeger)
Kimberly Jimenez .... additional audio
Daniel R. Kerr .... recordist: location tiger vocals (as Dan Kerr)
John Langford .... re-recording recordist (as Jon Langford)
Jeff Malham .... dubbing stage engineer (as Jeff Melham)
Harrison Meyle .... sound re-recording mixer
Lionel Montabord .... sound re-recording mixer
Glenn T. Morgan .... supervising sound designer
Glenn T. Morgan .... supervising sound editor
Mark Ormandy .... recordist: location tiger vocals
Kyle Seo .... additional audio
Frederick H. Stahly .... dialogue & adr editor (as Fred Stahly)
Greg Steele .... adr mixer
Alicia Stevenson .... foley team
Becky Sullivan .... dialogue & adr editor
Jon Title .... sound effects editor (as Joe Title)
Rich Toenes .... additional audio (as Rich Tores)
Mathew Waters .... sound re-recording mixer
Ben Wilkins .... sound effects editor
David Young .... additional audio
Greg Zimmerman .... adr recordist
Peter Zinda .... recordist: location tiger vocals
Special Effects by
Jeremy S. Brock .... special effects foreman (as Jeremy Brock)
Skylar Gorrell .... special effects technician
James L. Roberts .... special effects supervisor (as James Roberts)
Visual Effects by
Michael Caplan .... visual effects producer
Padraic Culham .... digital compositor
Mary Dowd .... digital artist
Christopher Dusendschon .... digital imaging supervisor: iO FILM
Eric Evans .... digital compositor
Eric Heavens .... digital compositor
Dan Schmit .... visual effects supervisor
Adam Simpson .... visual effects editor
Jeff Varga .... digital artist
Denise Ballantyne .... visual effects consultant (uncredited)
Jennifer Badger .... stunt coordinator
John Copeman .... stunt utility
Brian McMillan .... stunt utility
Camera and Electrical Department
Ben Bardin .... key grip (as Benjamin A. Bardin)
David S. Campbell .... Steadicam operator
David S. Campbell .... camera operator
Stephen Campbell .... camera operator: "a" camera (as Stephen F. Campbell)
Stephen Campbell .... director of photography: second unit
Erik Curtis .... additional camera operator
Richard Falk Jr. .... electric (as Richard Falk)
Sean Fisher .... grip
Marvin Haven .... dolly grip (as Marvin J. Haven)
Bruce Hazen .... electric (as Bruce C. Hazen)
Bruce Hazen .... electrician
Jordan C. Kadovitz .... video assist: tiger unit
J. Steven Latham .... first assistant camera
Patrick K. Meng .... best boy grip (as Patrick Meng)
Ryan Meng .... grip
Rico Moon .... electric
Megan Morris .... loader
Peter Morris .... video assist operator
John Oliveri .... additional second assistant camera
Ken Palladino .... best boy electric
Humberto Recio .... lighting technician
Patrick Redmond .... super technocrane operator
Danny Vanzura .... additional second assistant camera
Robert Veliky .... second assistant camera
Marc Wostak .... gaffer
Casting Department
Jennifer Conrader .... background casting
Heather Heinz .... casting: Florida
Tonia Kerr .... casting assistant
Caitlin McKenna .... adr voice casting (as Caitlin McKenna-Wilkinson)
John Weyrick .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Claudia Combee .... wardrobe supervisor
Jose-Armando Pompa .... costume production assistant (as Jose Armando Pompa)
Editorial Department
Paul Allia .... digital colorist
Brian Beard .... digital intermediate editor
Dave Hagen .... first assistant editor
Michael John Koetter .... software engineer
Dan Wilken .... second assistant editor
Miklos Wright .... post-production consultant
Location Management
Brian Burger .... location assistant
John Garrett .... location manager
Andrew Little .... location production assistant
Music Department
Joel C. High .... music executive: Creative Control
Rebecca Rienks .... music supervisor
Matt Shelton .... music editor
Transportation Department
Jackie Lee Belcher .... driver
David Neil Enfinger .... transportation captain (as Neil Enfinger)
Kevin Kinglesmith IV .... driver (as Kevin K. Klinglesmith IV)
Bobby R. Smith .... driver
Other crew
Shawn 'Bigwheel' Bidwell .... production assistant
John Bonaccorse .... set production assistant (as John Banaccorse)
Tyler Bruno .... production assistant
Peter Canaan .... production assistant: second unit
Chad Diaz .... production assistant
Mark A. Echevarria .... animal coordinator (as Mark Echevarria)
Vivian Enfinger .... set medic
Yasmine Gazelle .... production assistant (as Yasmine Temraz)
Clare Ghezzi .... stand-in
Jacci Herman .... production assistant
Jacqueline Herman .... set production assistant
Hillary Horvat .... trainer
Blaine G. Houserman .... post-production accountant (as Blaine Houserman)
Tonia Kerr .... stand-in
Krystian Lagowski .... set production assistant
Lorenzo Manetti .... assistant production coordinator: additional photography
Michael J. McCarthy .... key craft service (as Mickey McCarthy)
Caitlin McKenna .... adr walla group
Brian McMillan .... head animal trainer
Vikki McMillan .... animal coordinator
Eliazar Mendoza .... production assistant
Richard Miro .... adr walla group
Dimitri Molimis .... office production assistant
Melanie Monte .... production assistant
Samantha Morris .... assistant: Carlos Brooks
Bob Neill .... adr walla group
Jonathan Nichols .... adr walla group
Juan Ortiz .... office production assistant
Chris Pollard .... trainer (as Christopher Pollard)
Laura Alexandra Ramos .... stand-in (as Laura Ramos)
Michelle Ruff .... adr walla group
Alyshia Sargent .... office production assistant
Gina Schifano .... production coordinator
Gary Sewell .... production accountant
Jet Shaw .... trainer
Laura Sherman .... production coordinator
Laura C. Sherman .... production coordinator: additional photography
Georgia Simon .... adr walla group
Sheryl Sirmons .... first assistant accountant
Greg Smith .... trainer
Carmen Tabanyi .... script supervisor: additional photography
Andy Ussach .... stand-in
Kathryn Waters .... script supervisor
Eric Weld .... trainer
Jonathan Bell .... thanks

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Rated PG-13 for terror/violence and some language
86 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Germany:16 | Netherlands:12 | South Korea:15 | UK:12 | USA:TV-14 (TV rating) | USA:PG-13 (certificate #45458)

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Briana Evigan (Kelly) had an ear infection while filming the laundry shoot scene.See more »
Johnny Gaveneau:Look, I'm starting a safari ranch. This is my main attraction. I need, you know, a scary animal.
Johnny Gaveneau:Yeah. That's what the tourists pay to see. I don't think this cat's scary enough. I'm not paying top dollar for an animal that doesn't scare anyone and doesn't know any tricks. Now, maybe if I'm paying less, say, $5,000 less...
Howie:Mr. Gaveneau, the only reason we are talking is because last month this cat attacked a circus horse while 300 of your tourists ran screaming for their lives.
Johnny Gaveneau:Chased her down, did he?
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19 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
Not much William Blake, but there is a tiger, 24 August 2010
Author: napierslogs from Ontario, Canada

"Burning Bright" is a straight-forward, simply told, thriller. With a hurricane approaching, a house gets boarded up for the night. Problem is, it's also the site of a future safari park, complete with a tiger, which gets locked in the house with a young woman and her autistic brother.

The title must surely come from the William Blake poem "Tyger". "Tyger Tyger. burning bright, In the forests of the night." In which, one of the significant themes is the question of how can God create such beautiful things and destructive things at the same time? If that theme is explored in this movie, only in the most simplistic way. Blake also touches on evil and its many forms. Here, we definitely see evil, and I found it interesting how they combined all its different configurations. The film presented us with nature's evil, man-kind's evil and evil from the animal kingdom. However, that is the extent of anything beyond a simplistic thriller.

"Burning Bright" gives us a damsel in distress and a young boy living in his own world. The tiger is hunting them down and our heroine experiences her fair share of close calls, ingenuity, and love for her younger brother. Briana Evigan plays the damsel, and exactly as you would expect her to - with sexy clothes, lots of sweat, fear in her eyes, and she becomes her own hero. She may now be relegated to the horror/thriller genre. Her autistic younger brother is played by Charlie Tahan, you will recognize him as the younger brother in "Charlie St. Cloud". The film does a good job of characterization to open the movie, and then we actually spend the majority of the movie with a real, live tiger - "burning bright, in the forests of the night."

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