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The Tempest -- Prospera uses her magical powers to guide a ship and settle a score.
The Tempest -- A power grab finds Prospera (Mirren), the rightful Duchess of Milan, exiled to a remote island with her young daughter, Miranda (Jones). Asserting influence over the island, Prospera develops a new enemy: the slave Caliban (Hounsou), who looks to raise a rebellion against his foe.
The Tempest -- A clip from The Tempest
The Tempest -- A power grab finds Prospera (Mirren), the rightful Duchess of Milan, exiled to a remote island with her young daughter, Miranda (Jones). Asserting influence over the island, Prospera develops a new enemy: the slave Caliban (Hounsou), who looks to raise a rebellion against his foe.
The Tempest -- A clip from The Tempest


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Writers (WGA):
Julie Taymor (screenplay)
William Shakespeare (play)
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7 January 2011 (Brazil) See more »
Shakespeare's epic play is translated from page to screen, with the gender of the main character, Prospero, changed from male to female. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Felicity Jones ... Miranda
Jude Akuwudike ... Boatswain

Reeve Carney ... Prince Ferdinand

David Strathairn ... King Alonso

Tom Conti ... Gonzalo

Alan Cumming ... Sebastian

Chris Cooper ... Antonio

Helen Mirren ... Prospera

Ben Whishaw ... Ariel

Djimon Hounsou ... Caliban

Russell Brand ... Trinculo

Alfred Molina ... Stephano
David Scott Klein ... Prospera's Husband

Bryan Webster ... Guard
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Kevin Cannon ... Queen's Councilor (uncredited)

Directed by
Julie Taymor 
Writing credits
Julie Taymor (screenplay)

William Shakespeare (play)

Produced by
Ronald M. Bozman .... executive producer (as Ron Bozman)
Anthony Buckner .... executive producer
Beaux Carson .... co-executive producer
Robert Chartoff .... producer
John C. Ching .... executive producer
Lynn Hendee .... producer
Rohit Khattar .... executive producer
Nalini Lalvani .... co-producer
Deborah Y. Lau .... executive producer (as Deborah Lau)
Jason K. Lau .... producer
Phyllis LaVoie .... associate producer
Tino Puri .... executive producer
Greg Strasburg .... executive producer
Julia Taylor-Stanley .... producer
Julie Taymor .... producer
Stewart Till .... executive producer
Original Music by
Elliot Goldenthal 
Cinematography by
Stuart Dryburgh (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Françoise Bonnot 
Production Design by
Mark Friedberg 
Set Decoration by
Alyssa Winter 
Costume Design by
Sandy Powell 
Makeup Department
Kelly Capoccia .... special makeup technician: Matthew W. Mungle Lab
Daniel Cheshire .... special makeup technician: Matthew W. Mungle Lab
Judy Chin .... makeup department head
Carlton Coleman .... makeup lab supervisor, W.M. Creations
Greg Ellinwood .... special makeup technician: Matthew W. Mungle Lab
Bryan D. Furer .... special makeup assistant: Caliban (as Bryan Furer)
Jamie Hess .... special makeup technician: Matthew W. Mungle Lab
Mandy Lyons .... hair department head
Maryann Marchetti .... key makeup artist
Michael Marino .... prosthetic makeup designer: Harpy and Nymph, New York (as Mike Marino)
Matthew W. Mungle .... special makeup creator: Caliban
Kyra Panchenko .... key makeup artist: New York (as Kyra Panchenkov)
David Presto .... prosthetic makeup artist: Harpy, New York (as Dave Presto)
Jeffrey Rebelo .... key hair stylist
Richard Redlefsen .... special makeup creator: Caliban
Brian Abbott .... prosthetic makeup artist: Djimon Hounsou (uncredited)
Chris Grondin .... special makeup effects lab technician (uncredited)
Production Management
Ronald M. Bozman .... unit production manager (as Ron Bozman)
Renee Confair .... production supervisor: Hawaii boat unit (as Renee Confair Sensano)
Dana Satler Hankins .... production supervisor
Daniel Hassid .... executive in charge of production
Jeff Robinson .... post-production supervisor
Harvey Waldman .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Richard A. Cooper .... second assistant director
Nate Grubb .... second second assistant director: New York
Sean Guest .... first assistant director (as Sean Cameron Guest)
Alyson Latz .... second assistant director (as Alyson M. Latz)
James Andrew Haven .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Karen Archibald .... camera scenic
Bill Ballou .... scenery animation foreperson: New York
Andrew Benepe .... scenic leadman: New York
Nikki Black .... art production assistant: New York (as Nicole Black)
Mary Ellen Buxton .... glass blowing artist: New York
Alvin S. Cabrinha Jr. .... greensman
John G. Cambra Jr. .... labor foreman: Hawaii boat unit (as Jack G. Cambra Jr.)
Eli Chang .... propmaker: Hawaii boat unit
Damon Darchuck .... propmaker: Hawaii boat unit
James Demartis .... blacksmith artist: New York
William Depaolo .... journeyman scenic artist: New York
Alex DiGerlando .... art director: Hawaii
Robert DiGrigoli .... shop craftsperson: New York
Leo Drondin .... camera scenic: New York
Leo Drondin .... journeyman scenic artist: New York
Chela Fiorini .... assistant property master
Everett A. Galisa .... on-set dresser
Tanner Gardner .... art department production assistant: Hawaii boat unit
Gordon Gertsen .... greens foreman: New York
Jonathan Graham .... key construction grip: New York
Paul Guncheon .... construction coordinator: Hawaii boat unit (as Paul K. Guncheon)
Sandy Hamilton .... set dressing leadman: New York
Nicholas Hill .... set dresser: New York
Arlo Hoffman .... set dresser: New York
Kim Jennings .... art director: New York
Henry Kanahele .... lead greensman
Shauna Kellin .... journeyman scenic artist: New York
Alan Kiriu .... lead greensman
Camille Komine .... set decorating buyer: Hawaii
Gordon Krause .... key shop craftsman: New York
Joyce Kubalak-Szuflita .... journeyman scenic artist: New York
Kevin Kutch .... glass blowing artist: New York
Bill Logan .... art department production assistant
Todd MacNicholl .... construction grip: New York
Dawn Masi .... graphic designer
Sam Messer .... sculptor: tree
Kristine Michelsen-Corre .... construction production assistant: New York
Nick Miller .... construction coordinator: New York
Kevin Montgomery .... construction grip: New York
Kris Moran .... property master
Don Nace .... charge scenic: New York
Ryan W. Nace .... scenic industrial: New York (as Ryan Nace)
Maegan Ochoa .... art department production assistant
Susan Pitocchi .... fabricator: New York
Penko Platikanov .... journeyman scenic artist: New York
Mark Pollard .... graphic artist: New York
Robert Pyzocha .... assistant art director: New York
Blythe R.D. Quinlan .... assistant art director: New York (as Blyth Quinlan)
Raymond Reddy .... shop craftsperson: New York
James Reid .... construction grip: New York
Malcolm Reid .... shop craftsperson: New York
Isaia Robins .... greensman (as Isaia Robins-Telefoni)
Giovanni Rodriguez .... scenic artist
Peter Rogness .... assistant art director: New York
Ernie Sandidge .... industrial scenic
Will Scheck .... greens supervisor: New York
Mark Paul Selemon .... set dressing foreman: New York (as Paul Selemon)
Clarissa Shanahan .... journeyman scenic artist: New York
Ani Simon-Kennedy .... art department production assistant: New York
Spencer Smith .... greensman
Paul Steinberg .... key construction electrician: New York
Andrew Stenerson .... glass blowing artist: New York
Darrell Tachibana .... on-set greens (as Darrell S. Tachibana Jr.)
Betsy Tanner .... shop craftsperson: New York
Nell Tivnan .... art department production assistant: New York
Chisato Uno .... assistant art director: New York
Robert Vaccariello .... shop craftsperson foreman: New York (as Robert A. Vaccariello)
Charles Varga .... journeyman scenic artist: New York (as Chuck Varga)
Ajamu Walker .... scenic apprentice: New York
James Walker .... shop craftsperson: New York
Thomas Walker .... best boy constriction grip: New York
Joel Weaver .... assistant property master: New York
Kelly Westmiller .... construction foreman: Hawaii boat unit
Charlie Whitney .... shop craftsperson: New York (as Chuck Whitney)
Liloa Wong .... greens coordinator (as C. Liloa Wong)
Daniel Woods .... construction grip: New York
Frank-Joseph Frelier .... art department visual consultant (uncredited)
Frazer Newton .... greens: New York (uncredited)
Paul Rice .... sculptor (uncredited)
Sound Department
Frank Cadden .... adr recordist
Marko A. Costanzo .... foley artist (as Marko Costanzo)
Lee Dichter .... sound re-recording mixer
David Flynch .... foley supervisor (as Dave B. Flynch)
Mark Goodermote .... sound utility: New York
Bobby Johanson .... adr mixer
Julia Kots .... apprentice sound editor
Andy Kris .... sound re-recording mixer
Drew Kunin .... sound mixer
Avi Laniado .... sound mix engineer
George A. Lara .... foley mixer (as George Lara)
Blake Leyh .... sound designer
Blake Leyh .... supervising sound editor
James Nichols .... dolby sound consultant
Nohea Nihipali .... sound utility (as Nohealani Nihipa Day)
Igor Nikolic .... first assistant sound editor
Eliza Paley .... dialogue editor
Michael Primmer .... boom operator (as Mike Primmer)
Deborah Wallach .... adr supervisor
Paul Yurt .... systems engineer
Mark DeSimone .... adr mixer: New York (uncredited)
Peter Gleaves .... adr mixer (uncredited)
Rick Gould .... adr recordist (uncredited)
Greg Steele .... adr mixer (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Wilfred Caban .... special effects technician: New York (as Will Caban)
Steven Kirshoff .... special effects supervisor: New York (as Steve Kirshoff)
Sheldon Lehman .... special effects (as Sheldon 'Weld-In' Lehman)
Tony Lehman .... special effects (as Tony 'Five-O' Lehman)
Ian C. McArthur .... special effects foreman
Gregory Morell .... special effects technician: New York (as Greg Morell)
Alan Mozo .... special effects leadman (as Allen Mozo)
G. Bruno Stempel .... special effects coordinator (as G. Bruno Stemple)
John Stifanich .... special effects coordinator: New York
Roland Blancaflor .... special makeup effects crew: Prosthetic Renaissance, Inc. (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Ilya V. Abulkhanov .... visual effects designer/storyboard artist: Prologue Films (as Ilya Abulhanov)
Troy Barsness .... visual effects animator: Prologue Films
Miguel Bautista .... compositor: Prologue Films
Lisa Bolan .... visual effects designer/storyboard artist: Prologue Films
Joseph Brigati .... roto/paint artist: Fantavision
John Campuzano .... technical producer: Prologue Films
Leslie Chung .... roto/paint artist: Fantavision
Simon Clowes .... visual effects designer/storyboard artist: Prologue Films
Kyle Cooper .... visual effects supervisor
Jose Luis Coyotl Mixcoatl .... visual effects designer/storyboard artist: Prologue Films
Ian Dawson .... visual effects producer: Prologue Films
Chris DeCristo .... compositing supervisor: Prologue Films (as Christopher DeCristo)
Clarissa Donlevy .... visual effects designer/storyboard artist: Prologue Films
Lauren Giordano .... special effects editor
Henry Hobson .... visual effects designer/storyboard artist: Prologue Films
Hal Honigsberg .... additional visual effects editor: Prologue Films, Chrome
Jesse Jones .... visual effects animator: Prologue Films
Seth Kleinberg .... technical producer: Prologue Films
Miles Lauridsen .... visual effects animator: Prologue Films
Dongho Lee .... visual effects animator: Prologue Films (as Dong Ho Lee)
Heebok Lee .... animation supervisor: Prologue Films
Katia Levy .... roto/paint artist: Fantavision
Tommy Lohmann .... visual effects director of photography
Tommy Lohmann .... visual effects steadicam operator
Anthony Mabin .... compositor: Prologue Films
Kim Marks .... visual effects camera operator: "b" camera
Kim Marks .... visual effects director of photography
Gary Mau .... visual effects animator: Prologue Films
Matthew Merkovich .... matchmove artist (as Matt Merkovich)
Alejandro Monzon .... roto/paint artist: Fantavision (as Alejandro Monzon-Aguire)
Christopher Moore .... compositing supervisor: Prologue Films
Laura Murillo .... roto/paint artist: Fantavision
Nathaniel Park .... visual effects editor: Prologue Films
Edie Paul .... roto/paint artist: Fantavision
Eric Pender .... visual effects animator: Prologue Films
Todd Sheridan Perry .... visual effects animator: Prologue Films (as Todd Perry)
Stacie Plassche .... visual effects animator: Prologue Films
Daria Polichetti .... visual effects associate producer: Prologue Films
Chris Sanchez .... visual effects designer/storyboard artist: Prologue Films
Takayuki Sato .... visual effects animator: Prologue Films
Zachary Quinn Scheuren .... technical producer: Prologue Films
Jonny Sidlo .... visual effects animator: Prologue Films
Darren Sumich .... visual effects animator: Prologue Films
Adam Swaab .... animation supervisor: Prologue Films
Georgia Tribuiani .... visual effects designer/storyboard artist: Prologue Films (as Georgia Tribulani)
Renée Tymn .... compositor: Prologue Films (as Renee Tymn)
Venkat Vadisetti .... roto artist (as Venkataramana Vadisetti)
Tonia Young .... roto/paint artist: Fantavision
Danny Yount .... visual effects designer/storyboard artist: Prologue Films
Jae Chang .... visual effects executive producer (uncredited)
Ron Ganbar .... lead compositor: Crew 972 (uncredited)
Doyle Smith .... digital artist (uncredited)
Roland So .... roto/paint artist (uncredited)
Nancy St. John .... visual effects consultant (uncredited)
Xique Tymn .... systems administrator (uncredited)
Scott Burik .... stunt rigger: New York
Blaise Corrigan .... stunt rigger: New York
Charles Croughwell .... stunt coordinator (as Charlie Croughwell)
Jahnel Curfman .... underwater stunts
Colin C.L. Fong .... safety coordinator (as Colin Fong)
Achilles Gacis .... stunt mariner
Dustin Geiger .... stunt mariner
Jeffrey Lee Gibson .... stunt rigger: New York (as Jeff Gibson)
Brian L. Keaulana .... stunt mariner (as Brian Keaulana)
Brock Little .... safety coordinator
Ian Mclaughlin .... stunt rigger: New York
Dave Pope .... stunt rigger: New York (as David Pope)
Stephen A. Pope .... stunt coordinator (as Stephen Pope)
Jon Sakata .... stunt mariner
Kevin Alexander Stea .... underwater stunts (as Kevin Stea)
Gregory 'Bruno' Stemple .... stunt mariner
D.J. Surgent .... stunt rigger: New York (as DJ Surgent)
Trampas Thompson .... stunt rigger: New York
Aaron Vexler .... stunt rigger: New York
Tim Weske .... sword master (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Angela Bellisio .... second assistant camera: 'a' camera: New York
James Boniece .... key rigging grip: New York
Kainda Bray .... electrician
Richard J. Brock .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Paul Candrilli .... best boy grip: New York
Brian Carmichael .... video assist operator: New York
Chuck Cullen .... grip
Dean DesJarlais .... best boy electric
Drew Desjarlais .... electrician
Michael Downing .... dolly grip
David M. Dunlap .... director of photography: second unit, New York
Richie Ford .... rigging gaffer: New York
Henry Fordham .... grip
Alexander W. Gage .... dolly grip
Vance Gage .... best boy grip
John Gatland .... dolly grip: New York
Dana Gonzales .... camera operator: "a" camera (as Dana W. Gonzales)
Dana Gonzales .... director of photography: second unit (as Dana W. Gonzales)
Melinda Sue Gordon .... still photographer
Christopher F. Graneto .... grip
Joseph Grimaldi .... best boy electric: New York (as Joe Grimaldi)
Carlos Omar Guerra .... camera operator: 'b' camera: New York (as Carlos Guerra)
Shahen Guiragossian .... grip: New York
Matthew Haskins .... second assistant camera: "a" camera (as Matt Haskins)
Michael J. Hogan .... video assist operator
Lukasz Jogalla .... camera operator: "a" camera, New York
Tweed Johnston .... electrician (as Anthony 'Tweed' Johnston)
Lee Kaneakua .... grip
Gary Kangrga .... key grip
Glenn Kaplan .... additional camera operator: "b" camera
Glenn Kaplan .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Thomas Ahlo Kelii .... electrician
Zachary Kim .... electrician
Jeremy Knaster .... electrician: New York
Scott Lipkowitz .... second assistant camera: 'b' camera: New York
Kevin Lowry .... dolly grip: New York
Rick Marroquin .... key grip: New York
Jason Marvel .... BTS/EPK
Michael A. McFadden .... rigging grip best boy: New York (as Mike McFadden)
James McGuire .... gaffer
Bill O'Leary .... gaffer: New York
Brian Oglesbee .... artistic advisor: water photography effect
Anthony Kaauamo Pacheco .... assistant camera (as Kaauamo)
Tom Penny .... grip
Louis Petraglia .... rigging gaffer best boy: New York (as Luis Petraglia)
Jeff Pinette .... film loader: New York
Mike Prioste .... film loader (as Michael A. Prioste)
Scott Ronnow .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Chris Silano .... first assistant camera: 'b' camera: New York (as Christopher Silano)
Roger Thompson .... electrician
Raimar van den Bylaardt II .... grip (as Raimar 'Ray' Bylaardt II)
Warner R. Wacha .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Michael Wacks .... dimmer board operator: New York (as Mike Wacks)
Tristan Allen .... additional grip (uncredited)
Rick Crum .... electrician (uncredited)
Peter Lee .... remote head technician (uncredited)
Christopher Mapes .... technician: techno crane (uncredited)
Guillaume Renberg .... remote camera operator: New York (uncredited)
David Satin .... digital imaging technician (uncredited)
Casting Department
Gillian Hawser .... additional casting: UK
Jennifer Sabel .... extras casting: New York (as Sabel)
Grant Wilfley .... extras casting: New York
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Denise Andres .... costumer: New York
Casey Cameron .... costume seamstress
Melanie Carter .... chief cutter: UK
Dallas D. Dornan .... key set costumer (as Dallas Dornan)
Martin Izquierdo .... fabricator: harpy wings, Izquoerdo Studios
Lizby .... set costumer
Amy Milley .... fabricator: harpy wings, Izquoerdo Studios
Ivy Roman .... costume seamstress
Debbie Scott .... assistant costume designer (as Deborah Scott)
Lawrence Tarzy .... costumer: New York (as Larry Tarzy)
Trethanna Trevarthen .... costume maker
Susan J. Wright .... costume supervisor
Sheara Abrahams .... costume assistant (uncredited)
Nicola Foy .... costume maker (uncredited)
Oliver Garcia .... costume buyer (uncredited)
Lara Greene .... tailor/stitcher (uncredited)
Jennifer Ingram .... costumer (uncredited)
Kathe James .... key set costumer (uncredited)
Jane Law .... costumes: Helen Mirren (uncredited)
Jennifer Schilling .... costumer (uncredited)
Marcia Smith .... costume maker (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Bob Allen .... associate editor
Rain Chacon .... post-production assistant
Patrick Clancey .... digital intermediate opticals (as Pat Clancey)
Michael Dillon .... digital intermediate assistant producer (as Mike Dillon)
Vanessa Galvez .... digital intermediate scanning supervisor
Julia Kots .... apprentice editor
Ken Lebre .... dailies producer
Yvan Lucas .... colorist
Christopher McDonald .... dailies operator
Harry Muller .... color timer
Monika Nowacka .... post-production assistant
Christian Prejza .... digital intermediate producer
Tom Reiser .... second colorist
Lisa Tutunjian .... digital intermediate editor
Sean Cooney .... post-production executive (uncredited)
Music Department
Nancy Allen .... music editor
Mark Bächle .... music preparation (as Mark Baechle)
Benjamin Curtis .... musician: guitar and bass
Charley Drayton .... musician: percussion
Robert Elhai .... orchestrator
Matthias Gohl .... music producer (as Teese Gohl)
Elliot Goldenthal .... music producer
Elliot Goldenthal .... musician: keyboards
Elliot Goldenthal .... orchestrator
Jamey Haddad .... musician: percussion
Page Hamilton .... musician: guitar and bass
Joel Iwataki .... music mixer
Joel Iwataki .... music recordist
Tim Keiper .... musician: percussion
Lawrence Manchester .... additional engineering
Richard Martinez .... electronic music programmer
Brandon Mason .... additional engineering
Stephen McLaughlin .... music recordist: 'Coda' vocals (as Steve McLaughlin)
Jonathan Sheffer .... conductor (as Jonathan Scheffer)
Antoine Silverman .... orchestra contractor
Mark Stewart .... musician: guitar and bass
Angie Teo .... pro tools operator
Bruce Williamson .... musician: saxophone
Tbone Wolk .... musician: guitar and bass (as T-Bone Wolk)
Anja Wood .... musician: cello
Transportation Department
William B. Amaral Jr. .... driver
Philip Asiata .... driver
Big Ed Dearmore .... driver
Reno Devivo .... driver: New York
James Fanning .... transportation captain: New York
James G. Fanning .... driver: New York
Natalie Gerona .... driver (as Natalie L. Gerona)
Mike Gueso .... driver
Sean Heilig .... driver: New York
Jeffrey Hewett .... driver
John Hicks .... transportation co-captain: New York
Mike Hipa .... driver (as Michael Hipa)
Keoua H.S. Kauhi .... driver
Eric LeBuse .... driver
Kelly Loo .... transportation dispatcher (as Kelly Loo Jr.)
John Bernard Martin .... driver: New York
Mel Miranda .... driver
Mike Newman .... driver (as Michael Newman)
Bruce Pascua .... driver: Hawaii boat unit (as Bruce H. Pascua)
John Reed .... transportation coordinator
Jonathan Reed .... driver
Kenneth Smith .... driver
Robert Suka .... driver
Todd Tamura .... driver
Aaron Torres .... transportation captain (as Aaron 'Spydah' Torres)
Thomas Wilson .... driver (as Thomas Kimo Wilson)
Linda Wojcieski .... driver
Other crew
Dayne Ahuna .... key craft service: Hawaii
James Andrew .... talent coordinator
Mathilde P. Bandini .... production accountant
Jarrod Barfield .... location production assistant: Lana'i
Benjamin Baxley .... production assistant: New York
Shannon Boyd .... production assistant: New York
Simon Brindle .... armoury costume props uk
Jules Cazedessus .... project coordinator: Ms. Julie Taymor and Mr. Goldenthal
Timmy Chinn .... assistant location manager (as Timothy J. Chinn)
Dave Coennen .... key set production assistant
Kyle Cooper .... title designer
Mary Cybulski .... script supervisor
Tomas Deckaj .... production assistant: New York (as Thomas Deckaji)
Richard Drake .... marine coordinator: Hawaii boat unit
Monica Estrada .... production assistant: New York
Cyrus Faryar .... office production assistant
Julia Festa .... assistant: Ms. Taylor-Stanley
Serena Rios Flores .... assistant production coordinator
Serena Rios Flores .... travel coordinator
Jennifer Zolten Freed .... post-production accountant (as Jennifer Freed)
Jessie Gant .... post-production accounting assistant
Mark Gomes .... office production assistant
Claudia Gray .... unit publicist
Robert Griffith .... first assistant accountant
Whitney Harvey .... location production assistant: Big Island of Hawaii
Seth Hauer .... production assistant: New York
Francis Hekekia .... medic (as Francis 'Sonny' Hekekia)
Kate Hetzer .... production assistant: New York
Lori Imbler .... assistant: Mr. Chartoff (as Lori Imbler Vernon)
Grayhmn Jennings .... set production assistant
Xanadu Kekuewa .... assistant craft service
Xanadu Kekuewa .... craft service
Valerie Y.O. Kim .... location manager
Angela Laprete .... production coordinator (as Angela M. Laprete)
Victor Lazaro .... documentary consultant (as Victor Lazarovici)
Mia Lee .... assistant production coordinator: New York
Mele K.T. Locey .... payroll accountant
Jason Marvel .... documentary consultant
Alison McCann .... office production assistant
Frank Mitchell .... office production assistant
Wendy Kay Moore .... production finance
Nicole Nakamoto .... second assistant accountant
Nancy Novograd .... dog wrangler: New York, All Name Animals
Oguri .... butoh master
Anthony Kaauamo Pacheco .... camera assistant
Bonnie Marie Phelps .... location production assistant: Lana'i
William 'Chico' Powell .... production accountant
Stewart Pressman .... legal services: Talkstory Productions, McCorriston Miller Mukai Mackinnon
Gail Pyburn .... assistant location manager: Hawaii boat unit (as Gail L. Pyburn)
Jennifer Roberts .... production assistant: New York
Susan Robeson .... location production assistant: Big Island of Hawaii
George Russell .... stand-in: male
Phil Rymer .... legal services: Rhymer Media (as Phil Rhymer)
Jonie Sarme .... location production assistant: Lana'i
Sivanila Seiuli .... location production assistant: Lana'i
Alexis Page Smith .... production secretary: New York
Ashley C. Smith .... assistant production coordinator
Darryl A. Smith .... first assistant accountant: New York (as Darryl Smith)
Chad Sohriakoss .... medic
Stephanie Spring .... assistant: Mr. Lau
Cole T. Stewart .... office production assistant
Neil Swain .... voice and dialect coach
Helen Tabura .... office production assistant
Tessie Tan .... payroll accountant: New York
Tanya Taylor .... assistant: Mr. Taylor-Stanley
Nicholas Thomason .... production coordinator: New York (as Nick Thomason)
Jesse Tunison .... production consultant
Corbett Uzel .... financing
Anthony Vajello-Sanderson .... key set production assistant
Albert Valera .... payroll accountant
Katrina Whalen .... assistant: Ms. Taymor
Martine White .... key assistant location manager
Aren Worley .... location production assistant: Big Island of Hawaii
Michael Bartol .... staff production coordinator: Miramax Films (uncredited)
Anwen Bull .... script supervisor: rehearsals (uncredited)
D.R. Farquharson .... project manager: Deluxe Digital Cinema (uncredited)
Michael J. Harker .... completion bond representative (uncredited)
Shawn Lathrop .... stand-in (uncredited)
Mark Miller .... armoury costume props (uncredited)
Drew Van Wyk .... Shakespearian coach: Djimon Hounsou (uncredited)

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Rated PG-13 for some nudity, suggestive content and scary images
110 min
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38 out of 55 people found the following review useful.
a crazy mix of the sublime, the visionary, the ridiculous and the dry/dull, 10 December 2010
Author: MisterWhiplash from United States

The Tempest shows a filmmaker just itching to let loose her turbulent, big-splash-of-a-canvas vision of Shakespeare onto the screen, and the itch, for better or worse, is scratched sufficiently. This is a work that takes the delightfully and eerily dark take on the Bard that Taymor had before with Titus and suffuses it with the computer-generated surreal landscape of Across the Universe. Whether you can really dig into Taymor's films or not, to varying degrees for some, at the least it's hard to ignore her artistic prowess, of pushing the envelope of what might be acceptable or just what is "normal" and stretching the boundaries until you wonder what boundaries are even for in the first place - that is, you wonder so that people like Taymor or Terry Gilliam can break them, f*** them about, and give audiences something different with the acting and the mood of the piece while, oddly enough, staying true to at least the original spirit of the source material (Beatles, Frida Kahlo, the Bard).

This time her Tempest is almost nearing all over the place visually, but luckily it's anchored on one of Shakespeare's most underrated works ; it's one of my personal favorites from him actually, a work drenched in fantasy and ideas of late 16th century God's law and man in the high and low areas of class, meaning those who have it (i.e. explorers) and those that don't Djimon Hunsou's native character. The big change to anyone who has read the play is that Prospero is now Prospera, played with big emotions and big movements of poise and stamina by Helen Mirren. Oh she's a force to be reckoned with, as a star and as a character that she's playing, and she's a practitioner of alchemy. This might already be subversive - in that time and era women like that were branded witches right away, but here it's something that is not only encouraged but flaunted - but then comes more 'colorful' though normal elements of explorers, washed up on the shore, and part of the King's army of sorts (Alfred Molina and Chris Cooper make up some of this bunch).

There's also a love story thrown in the mix between the two youngest members of the cast, actors whom, I'm sorry to say, I don't remember their names as they are kind of forgettable due to the script and Taymor's direction of them. I get the sense that among the rest of what she has to work with this is either the thing she's least concerned with, or she botched this part of the film. I didn't really buy any of this young-love stuff, not the interactions or the dippy acting, or even (to go back to the source if it's that) Shakespeare's dialog. This and a few other odd moments, such as a few scenes with CGI (some of it, though not all of it, with Ben Whishaw's spirit character Ariel who is up there with the clouds and the smoke of air) do detract from the quality of the rest of the film.

The rest of it, I should add, is a lot of fun, and extraordinary to take in. Djimon Hunsou makes his Caliban a terrifying but oddly sympathetic character, one who will do bad things and can- the scar on his face says 'Don't mess with me, Whitey' pretty clearly, even if it's said in old-school Bard speak- but has also been damaged over time. There is some depth there that isn't with some of the other supporting characters, as interesting as they are and acted as well as they are. Among the lot that I've mentioned and who are really excellent in scenes that just need plenty of good close-ups and not too much music, Molina, Cooper and a magnetic David Straitharn take up really good chunks of screen time.

The oddity here is Russell Brand. Appearing as himself, or what I can figure is him"self" after playing a similar crazy rock-and-roll type in Judd Apatow comedies, here he's kind of the Fool character, Trinculo, and it was kind of delightfully bizarre to see him here doing his thing with such gusto and humor. Maybe that was Taymor's intention, as with Mirren as Prospera in a way, to give this work that is centuries old and dealing with the aspect of Post-Colonial theory a modern uplift and change up the nature of the characters without taking too much away from their roots. But more to the point, one of the strengths of the film and that Taymor connected with is that Prospera's an artist in her own right, only with magic, and may be reckless with her 'art' but will go to the lengths that she will do to her will. An extreme example, but I have to wonder if what Taymor is doing here, as all over the place and great and not-so-great as it is, in its broad strokes its a really raw expression of her own art through this flawed ex-member of royalty.

Taymor's work is an "acquired taste" as the euphemism goes, another way of saying "go in at your own risk". The wild takes on set-pieces like the ship-crash, the trippy-hallucinogenic visions of characters, and the eccentric acting turn the Tempest into a curious delight, but you need to expect something like that. This is Shakespeare for the Modern Museum of Art group, not for stuffy intellectuals looking for Masterpiece theater. For its faults, some of them crucial, its alive and throbbing and that's good to have in this Awards season.

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