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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Dakota Fanning ... Tessa Scott

Jeremy Irvine ... Adam

Paddy Considine ... Father

Olivia Williams ... Mother

Kaya Scodelario ... Zoey

Edgar Canham ... Cal

Joe Cole ... Scott

Julia Ford ... Sally

Julian Wadham ... Dr. Ryan

Josef Altin ... Jake

Rakie Ayola ... Phillippa

Tom Kane ... Paul

Franz Drameh ... Tommy
Simon Wilson ... Suit

Susan Brown ... Shirley
Clare Swinburne ... Nurse #1

Sarah Hadland ... Caroline

Kate Dickie ... Doctor

Rose Leslie ... Fiona
Sarah Niles ... Nurse #2

Morgan Watkins ... Nurse #3
Isabella Laughland ... Beth

Patrick Baladi ... Richard
Luke Carroll ... Instructor
Darren Morfitt ... Mark
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bhanu Alley ... Guy at Cashpoint (uncredited)
Habib Anibaba ... Man Kissing Girlfriend (uncredited)
Hamed Arif ... House Party Guest (uncredited)
Jonathan Brooks ... Civilian (uncredited)
Robert Clayton ... Hospital Visitor (uncredited)

Teresa Couch ... Clinic Nurse (uncredited)

Philip Craik ... Passer-by (uncredited)
Darren Hammock ... Bus Passenger (uncredited)
Matthew David Hearn ... Hospital Porter (uncredited)
James Lee Hunt ... Guy (uncredited)

Mo Idriss ... Shopping Mall Male (uncredited)
Victoria Ley ... Shopper (uncredited)
Simone Liebman ... Shopper (uncredited)
Sarah Lowe ... Girl on Pier (uncredited)
Martyn Mayger ... Bus Passenger (uncredited)
Kiki McCaffery ... Girl (uncredited)
Les Nash ... Stall Holder on Pier (uncredited)
Adam Nowell ... Passer-by (uncredited)
Meaghan O'Neill ... House Party Guest (uncredited)
Cera Rose Pickering ... Girl On Bus (uncredited)
C.J. Revan ... Pier Visitor (uncredited)
Kirsty Seager ... Tourist (uncredited)
Michelle Somerszaule ... Staff Nurse (uncredited)

Julie Vollono ... Mall Shopper (uncredited)
Josh Wichard ... Pier Visitor (uncredited)

Directed by
Ol Parker 
Writing credits
Jenny Downham (based on the book "Before I Die" by)

Ol Parker (written by)

Produced by
Graham Broadbent .... producer
Peter Czernin .... producer (as Pete Czernin)
Malina DeCarlo .... assistant producer
Jenny Downham .... associate producer
Peter Hampden .... executive producer
Sarah Harvey .... co-producer
Richard Hewitt .... co-producer
Adam Kulick .... executive producer
Christine Langan .... executive producer
Original Music by
Dustin O'Halloran 
Cinematography by
Erik Wilson (director of photography) (as Erik Alexander Wilson)
Film Editing by
Peter Lambert 
Casting by
Nina Gold 
Production Design by
Amanda McArthur 
Art Direction by
John Reid 
Set Decoration by
Bridget Menzies 
Costume Design by
Suzie Harman 
Makeup Department
Roseanna Larner .... makeup trainee
Daniel Phillips .... makeup & hair designer
Production Management
Alistair Hopkins .... post-production supervisor
Elena Zokas .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Lindsay Gough .... additional third assistant director
Mark Hopkins .... second assistant director
Liam Lock .... additional third assistant director
Josey McNamara .... third assistant director
Alex Oakley .... first assistant director
Art Department
Lucy Bullen .... graphic artist
Jay Butcher .... stand-by carpenter
Robert Haynes .... stand-by art director
Mark Kimber .... dressing props
Esmeralda Momferratou .... art department trainee
Ian Murray .... standby rigger
Warren Parkinson .... dressing prop
Dave Reed .... construction manager
Paul Robinson .... standby props daily
Jon Ziman-Bright .... art department assistant
Sound Department
Colin Cooper .... adr mixer
Robert Farr .... re-recording mixer
Paul Hanks .... foley artist
John Hayes .... production sound mixer
Nick Roberts .... adr mixer
Andrew Rowe .... second boom
Paul Schwartz .... boom operator
Simon Trundle .... foley mixer/editor
Ian Waggott .... foley artist
Ian Wilson .... supervising sound editor
Yanti Windrich .... assistant re-recording mixer
Paul Wrightson .... supervising dialogue editor
Robert Karlsson .... dolby sound consultant (uncredited)
Special Effects by
David Holt .... special effects technician
Mark Holt .... special effects supervisor
Visual Effects by
Luke Butler .... digital compositor
Naomi Butler .... digital compositor
Lee Clappison .... digital colourist
James Clarke .... head of DI
Tom Collier .... digital compositor
Stefan Drury .... head of visual effects
James Elster .... digital compositor
Sean Farrow .... executive visual effects supervisor
Elysia Greening .... digital compositor
David Lloyd .... senior systems engineer
Philippe Ludivig .... digital compositor
Abigail McKenzie .... digital lab operator
Dylan Owen .... digital compositor (as Dylan Wyn Owen)
Jane Paton .... digital compositor
Antonio Rodríguez Díaz .... digital compositor
Katie Roehrick .... visual effects coordinator
Daniel Spain .... systems engineer
Lucy Tanner .... visual effects coordinator
Daniel Tomlinson .... scanning & recording manager
Thomas Waddington .... digital lab operator
Ray De-Haan .... stunt double
Stephanie Lelievre .... stunt performer
Arran Topham .... stunt double: Jeremy Irvine
William Willoughby .... stunt double
Camera and Electrical Department
Sam Alberg .... rigging gaffer
Alex Brown .... lighting technician
Robbie Chapman .... camera trainee
Adam Coles .... additional focus puller
Hamish Doyne-Ditmas .... camera operator: b cam
Raffaele Giordano .... lighting technician
Tristan Haley .... first assistant camera: dallies
Christian Hayes .... lighting technician
Nick Kenealy .... second video assist operator
Andy Lowe .... gaffer
Ian Murray .... standby rigger (as Ian Vincent Murray)
Louise Purvis .... technical support
Barry Quibell .... camera truck driver
Iwan Prys Reynolds .... focus puller
James Shovlar .... video assist operator
Laurie Sparham .... still photographer
Trevor Speed .... clapper loader
Chris Stones .... best boy
Del Strachan .... key grip
Nick C. Teulon .... trainee grip (as Nick Teulon)
Peter Hodgson .... video assist operator: pickups (uncredited)
Casting Department
Vanessa Baker .... adr voice casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Natasha Cousins .... costume assistant
Rebecca Gore .... costume assistant
Barbara Harrington .... costume assistant
Editorial Department
Rob Ackerman .... technical support
Linden Brownbill .... digital intermediate technical support
Luke Carey .... delivery coordinator
Lee Clappison .... digital colourist
Ritchie Ferguson .... technical support
Stuart Fyvie .... digital colourist
Lisa Jordan .... facility director: LipSync Post
Scott Macbeth .... technical support
Jerry Ramsbottom .... assistant editor
Chris Teeder .... colorist: dailies
Diana Vasquez .... assistant on-line editor
Rick White .... technical support
Location Management
Pat Karam .... location manager
Music Department
Liz Gallacher .... music supervisor
Kathleen Hasay .... music supervision assistant
Max Knoth .... additional music: arrangements
Max Knoth .... orchestrator
Max Knoth .... scoring
Dustin O'Halloran .... music arranger
Dustin O'Halloran .... music performer
Transportation Department
Hassan Blal .... Driver: Dakota Fanning
Simon Burgess .... facilities department
Louise Cornwell .... driver: rushes
Barrie Williams .... transportation captain
Dave Williams .... facilities transport captain
Other crew
Tom Ackerley .... floor runner
Kim Armitage .... script supervisor
Craig Barwick .... production accountant
Barbara Berkery .... voice and dialogue coach
Harry Bott .... production runner
Matt Brothers .... additional production runner
Ian Buckley .... tutor
Anna Burns .... production assistant
Jessica Corlett .... floor runner
Daniel Cox .... additional floor runner
Dave Curtis .... technical supporter
Sandra Frieze .... dialogue coach
Linda Gamble .... unit publicist
Pietro Greppi .... representative: Goldcrest
James Hanline .... additional floor runner: dailies
Ian Hutchinson .... co-location manager
Chris Johnston .... unit manager
Ben Knight .... development executive
Jen Lambert .... unit medic (as Jennifer Lambert)
Laura Lunt .... adr coordinator
Ben Maloney .... security head
John Maloney .... security head
Thomas Mann .... representative: Goldcrest (as Tom Mann)
Rachel Martin .... assistant coordinator
Christos Michaels .... legal services
Richard Morrison .... titles designer
James Panting .... additional floor runner
Thomas Pook .... floor runner
Amelia Price .... production coordinator
Luke Randolph .... completion guarantor: for International Film Guarantors
Mark Rowan .... health & safety advisor
Ewan Taylor .... APATS trainee
Nadia Ward .... representative: Goldcrest
Dean Wares .... titles drawn by

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Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material involving illness, sexuality, and drugs, and for brief strong language
103 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

The motorbike scene on the beach was actually filmed in the early morning when it was daylight, they edited the scene to make it look like night time.See more »
Revealing mistakes: In the indoor skydiving scene the last shot is mirrored: the gap in Tessa's teeth is suddenly on her right side and the texts on her helmet and suit are reversed.See more »
[first lines]
Tessa Scott:Moments. This is one. This right here, right now, is definitely a moment.
Tessa Scott:Anything could happen next.
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11 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Life is a series of moments, 28 April 2013
Author: Cedric_Catsuits from United Kingdom

I must say the tag-line doesn't come close to doing this film justice. There is so much more to it – a thoughtful, uplifting story about a difficult subject. This is without doubt the best film about dying I've ever seen. If you're a softy then it's a two-box tissue weepy but in no way is this film ever depressing. It's a little sugary at times but on the whole a nice balance is struck between dealing with the sadness of death and the joy of life. The writing and direction are spot-on, and the performances are without exception faultless. It's heartening without being sentimental, funny without being glib.

I should reveal I am Fanning's number one fan and also at times her harshest critic. I have a love-hate relationship with her, having watched her develop from the most amazing child actor of all time into what can appear at times a rather lack-lustre adult performer with a dubious choice of off-set professional partnerships. However my opinion of late has changed and I've come to the conclusion Dakota is simply and pleasantly naive in many ways - and I mean that in the nicest possible way; she has a certain innocent charm that most young people today seem to be devoid of, and I mention it only because this role seemed tailor-made for her, and perhaps because I understand her better as an actor and as a person now.

OK so the English accent was not perfect - it fluctuated a little and sounded much better when she was being loud and emotional; a little too 1950s prim-and-proper at other times. Kids in England tend not to speak like that now, but to her credit there was never the slightest hint of the native Georgian-cum-West Coast burr. I'd also take issue with the hair stylist that issued what was presumably a wig, the first of the two styles in the movie looked quite dreadful and unrealistic. Later on we see her with medium-length hair which actually looked natural and quite suits her slightly boyish features.

The art of Fanning is however in the subtlety of her performances these days - possibly an antidote to the oft-maligned enthusiasm of her early career, or maybe just a result of thoughtful maturity and trying harder to look natural. For me it didn't quite work in The Runaways (although that still remains my favourite Dakota film) but it fits perfectly the role of Tessa Scott. If you take the time to watch this film alone and study Tessa closely, you will hopefully appreciate the performance as I do.

As a fan I could happily waffle on all day about Dakota, but I have to say there wasn't a duff performance in this movie. All the actors played perfectly, especially Paddy Considine who gives the under-stated performance of his life. He also gets some of the best lines, maybe not enough of them, but I have to say he was an inspired choice for Tessa's dad and I have a new respect for him as an actor. Irvine, Williams, little Edgar Canham, delicious Kaya Scodelario, Dr Wadham - they all deserve the accolades.

This is British story-telling at its best, a knack we've lost in recent years as American and European films have shone in that department. Don't be put off by the subject matter - this is a film that might just change your view of life and death. As Tessa says, "Life is a series of moments". Think about what that means for all of us and enjoy this film.

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