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When I Find the Ocean ()


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A little girl leaves home with her pet dog and rabbit to escape abuse and find the ocean in the hopes of feeling closer to her father who has passed away.

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Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dan Beene ...
Jesse Peabody
Sara Biddle ...
Nurse Denise
Anthony Brooks ...
Nathan Coleman
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Aunt Betty
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Amos Jackson
James Chambliss ...
Sergeant Montgomery
James Chapman ...
Young Dean
Kenny Davis ...
Selma Dock Supervisor
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Will
Dorian Flemming ...
Pearl
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Emmit Johnson
Trent Friday ...
Voting Rights Marcher / Beatnik
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Bertie
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Copeland
Edie Hand ...
Ms. Gina
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Deputy Adams (as Lincoln Hand)
J.C. Hester ...
Deputy McGhee
Abby Rose-Lee Holly ...
Abby
Lily Matland Holly ...
Lily Strickland
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Edna
Bob Lawrence ...
Police Chief Bartman
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Ed Barker
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Thomas
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Lisha (as Jennifer Capps)
Maryanne O'Bryant ...
Donna
Terry Pace ...
TV News Reporter in Selma
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Jenny
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Scott
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Selma Dock Worker
Ray Sergeant ...
Tim Mason
Tina Smith ...
Wanda Jean
Tracy Statom ...
Fred
Pace Stoddard ...
Sooner Johnson
Ellis Talton ...
Jimmy Tate
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Dean
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Voting Rights Marcher
Steve Viall ...
Sheriff Davis
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Dean's Father
Wade Woods ...
Jim
Patrick Purser ...
Dock Hand (uncredited)

Directed by

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Tonya S. Holly

Written by

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Tonya S. Holly ... ()

Produced by

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Tonya S. Holly ... executive producer / producer
Tom Rogers ... executive producer

Music by

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Flavio Motalla

Cinematography by

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Mario DiLeo

Film Editing by

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Howard Heard

Editorial Department

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Mato ... color timer
Frank Pass ... colorist
Zeb Wallace ... post-production assistant

Production Design by

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Larry Ricci

Art Direction by

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Cat Dawson ... (as Cat Cacciatore)

Set Decoration by

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Brian Vogelgesang

Costume Design by

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Kate Sawyer

Makeup Department

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Diane Crocker ... key makeup artist
Julie Delaney ... key hair stylist
Rachel King ... makeup artist
Susan 'Star' Orr ... hair stylist
Keiya Simmons ... makeup artist
Linda Williams ... hair department head

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Jenny Elsinger ... second assistant director
Dana MacDuff ... first assistant director

Art Department

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David Almeleh ... lead man
Chad R. Davis ... on-set dresser
Lindanne Lewis ... sign painter
Brian L. Little ... construction coordinator
David Nicholson ... art intern / property assistant
Chris Shader ... property master
Keith Smith ... assistant property master
Jack Thomas ... scenic charge
Amy Wadsworth ... scenic charge

Sound Department

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David Barber ... re-recording mixer / supervising sound editor
Melissa Bylsma ... sound coordinator
Gonzalo Espinoza ... foley mixer (as Bino Espinoza) / foley
David Kitchens ... sound supervisor
Kris Kristofferson ... sound utility
J.T. Mueller ... boom operator
Kimberly Quigley ... sound coordinator (as Kimberly Brennecke)
Ken Skoglund ... sound effects editor
Bartek Swiatek ... sound mixer
Keith Wells ... sound coordinator
Ben Zarai ... supervising sound editor

Special Effects by

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Mack Chapman ... special effects coordinator / special effects supervisor

Visual Effects by

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Mike Ocoboc ... visual effects supervisor

Stunts

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Jeff Danoff ... utility stunts
Ronald Jaynes ... stunt coordinator
Justin Kreinbrink ... utility stunts
Pat Larkin ... stunts
Raoul Marques ... safety diver
Scott Miller ... utility stunts
Ron Nix ... utility stunts
Phil O'Dell ... utility stunts
Ray Saniger ... utility stunts
Bonnie Schmidt ... stunt double
Robin Hart Smith ... stunts

Camera and Electrical Department

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Stephen Crocker ... second assistant camera
Robert Duke ... key grip
Darrell C. Hazelrig ... grip
Kyle Henderson ... best boy electric
Mark Henderson ... gaffer
David Jerkins ... electrician
Sims Lawson ... grip
Nicholas Ross ... grip
William Schweikert ... electrician
Trey Twitty ... film loader
Ronald Vidor ... Steadicam operator / camera operator / director of photography: second unit
Ernie Wann ... best boy grip

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Kati McCord ... wardrobe assistant
Megan Walker ... wardrobe supervisor

Location Management

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James Chambliss ... location manager

Music Department

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Robert Fernandez ... scoring mixer
Flavio Motalla ... conductor / orchestrator

Transportation Department

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James Reid ... boat driver

Other crew

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Kenny Davis ... assistant to director
Brett Haas ... assistant to line producer
Tori Helms ... assistant production accountant
Beth Hill ... script supervisor
Jeremy Ivy ... production assistant
James LeClair ... chef
Terry Mettger ... accountant
Kathy Chambless Oliver ... production office coordinator (as Kathy Chambless)
Stephanie Purdy-Azan ... animal trainer (as Stephanie A. Purdy)
Ray Sergeant ... advisor: Native Americans / military advisor / security director
Jessica Simon ... on-set medic
Guin Solomon ... animal trainer (as Guin Dill)
Adrian Tavernaro ... iStream control system
Nichole Telck ... personal assistant to actor
Samantha Wear ... key set production assistant
Wade Woods ... production assistant

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Twelve-year-old Lily Strickland has lost her father, a sailor, to the sea. She and her mother go to live with her grandparents. Lily and her family have little closure on the death of her father since he was never found, thus Lily sets out alone on a trek to the ocean to find the closure that she needs to heal her loss. Set in 1965 Alabama, during the Civil Rights marches.

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Also Known As
  • When I Find the Ocean (United States)
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  • 104 min
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Budget $4,000,000 (estimated)

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