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Freedom Writers (2007) Poster

Full Cast & Crew

Directed by 

Richard LaGravenese

Writing Credits (WGA)  

Richard LaGravenese ... (screenplay)
 
Freedom Writers ... (book) and
Erin Gruwell ... (book)

Cast (in credits order) complete, awaiting verification  

Hilary Swank ... Erin Gruwell
Patrick Dempsey ... Scott Casey
Scott Glenn ... Steve Gruwell
Imelda Staunton ... Margaret Campbell
April L. Hernandez ... Eva Benitez (as April Lee Hernandez)
Mario ... Andre Bryant
Kristin Herrera ... Gloria Munez
Jaclyn Ngan ... Sindy
Sergio Montalvo Sergio Montalvo ... Alejandro Santiago
Jason Finn Jason Finn ... Marcus
Deance Wyatt ... Jamal Hill
Vanetta Smith ... Brandy Ross
Gabriel Chavarria ... Tito
Hunter Parrish ... Ben Daniels
Antonio García Antonio García ... Miguel
Giovonnie Samuels ... Victoria
John Benjamin Hickey ... Brian Gelford
Robert Wisdom ... Dr. Carl Cohn
Pat Carroll ... Miep Gies
Will Morales ... Paco
Armand Jones Armand Jones ... Grant Rice
Ricardo Molina ... Eva's Father
Angela Alvarado ... Eva's Mother
Anh Tuan Nguyen ... Sindy's Boyfriend (as Anh Nguyen)
Katie Soo Katie Soo ... Sindy's Friend
Liisa Cohen ... Brandy's Mother
Brian Bennett Brian Bennett ... Brandy's Father
Horace Hall Horace Hall ... Himself (as Mr. Horace Hall)
Tim Halligan ... Principal Banning
Lisa Banes ... Karin Polachek
Giselle Bonilla ... Young Eva
Earl Williams Earl Williams ... Young Marcus
Blake Hightower ... Clive
Angela Sargeant ... Marcus' Mother
Robin Skye ... PTA Mom
Chil Kong ... Store Owner
Juan Garcia Juan Garcia ... Defense Attorney
Larry Cahn Larry Cahn ... Prosecutor
Sharaud Moore Sharaud Moore ... Hall Monitor
Abel Soto Abel Soto ... Gang Member
Dan Warner ... Cop #1
Randy Hall Randy Hall ... Cop #2
Carl Paoli ... Cop #3
Dominic Daniel ... Drug Dealer
Cody Chappel ... Bookstore Clerk
DJ Motiv8 DJ Motiv8 ... DJ
Renee Firestone Renee Firestone ... Herself - The Holocaust Survivor
Eddie Ilam Eddie Ilam ... Himself - The Holocaust Survivor
Elisabeth Mann Elisabeth Mann ... Herself - The Holocaust Survivor
Gloria Ungar Gloria Ungar ... Herself - The Holocaust Survivor
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
George Alvarezzo George Alvarezzo ... Maitre'd (uncredited)
Rock Anthony ... Honors Class Student (uncredited)
Sonny Mario Ayon Sonny Mario Ayon ... Eva's Hispanic Gang Member / Student (uncredited)
Dre Bowie ... Black Student (uncredited)
Ian Clay ... Student (uncredited)
David Cohen ... Carnival Attendee (uncredited)
Chrissy Crook Chrissy Crook ... Student (uncredited)
Giovanni Davis Giovanni Davis ... Student (uncredited)
Jason Ford Jason Ford ... Student (uncredited)
Ashley Glenn Ashley Glenn ... Student (uncredited)
Robert Gonzalez ... Roberto / Evas cousin (uncredited)
Robert Christopher Henderson Robert Christopher Henderson ... Student (uncredited)
Audia Holiday ... Student (uncredited)
Annie Hsu Annie Hsu ... Student (uncredited)
Elizabeth Ince ... Teacher (uncredited)
Michael James Lazar ... Marcus's Dead Friend (uncredited)
Don Le Don Le ... Asian Student (uncredited)
Deon Lucas ... Black Student (uncredited)
Angela Nesbitt Angela Nesbitt ... Student (uncredited)
Ian Novotny Ian Novotny ... Man in the Park (uncredited)
Ihuoma Ofordire Ihuoma Ofordire ... Black Gang Member (uncredited)
Jeran Pascascio Jeran Pascascio ... Marcus' Dead Friend #2 (uncredited)
Bidkar Ramos Bidkar Ramos ... Prisoner (uncredited)
Palma Lawrence Reed Palma Lawrence Reed ... Grant's Mother (uncredited)
Matt Riedy ... Actor (uncredited)
Kirsten Roeters ... White Dinner Companion (uncredited)
Joe Seo ... Sindy's Asian Gang Member / Student (uncredited)
Michael Shiraef Michael Shiraef ... Honor Student (uncredited)
Joe Towne ... Obnoxious Waiter (uncredited)
Anthony E. Valentin Anthony E. Valentin ... Latin Gangster (uncredited)
Alfredo Viramontes Alfredo Viramontes ... Student (uncredited)

Produced by 

Danny DeVito ... producer
Tracey Durning ... executive producer
Jordana Glick-Franzheim ... associate producer
Dan Levine ... executive producer
Nan Morales ... executive producer
Michael Shamberg ... producer
Stacey Sher ... producer
Hilary Swank ... executive producer

Music by 

Mark Isham
Will.i.am ... (as Will.i.Am)

Cinematography by 

Jim Denault

Film Editing by 

David Moritz

Casting By 

Margery Simkin

Production Design by 

Laurence Bennett

Art Direction by 

Peter Borck

Set Decoration by 

Linda Lee Sutton

Costume Design by 

Cindy Evans

Makeup Department 

Tena Austin ... makeup artist
Bonnie Clevering ... hair stylist: Ms. Swank
Debra Denson ... key makeup artist
Yvonne Depatis-Kupka ... hair stylist (as Yvonne Depatis Kupka)
Jason Green ... key hair stylist (as Jason 'Orion' Green)
Mary Lum ... hair stylist
Nancy Martinez-Morrison ... hair stylist (as Nancy Morrison)
Beverly Jo Pryor ... makeup department head
Theraesa Rivers ... hair stylist
Ronnie Specter ... makeup artist: Ms. Swank (as Ronnie Spector)
Judy Twine ... makeup artist
Candy L. Walken ... hair department head
Kentaro Yano ... makeup artist

Production Management 

Tina Anderson ... post-production supervisor
Leigh Shanta ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director 

Ime Etuk ... additional second assistant director
Marisa Ferrey ... second second assistant director
Kristen Heiden ... dga trainee
Donald Sparks ... first assistant director
Brent Stanton ... second second assistant director (day player)
Yumiko Takeya ... second second assistant director

Art Department 

Craig Bernatzke ... propmaker foreman
Thomas Betts ... set designer
Jeanne Bueche ... property assistant
Robert J. Carlyle ... construction coordinator
Kevin Chambers ... set dresser
Tony Chavez ... propmaker
Jeff Clark ... set painter
David Corral ... greensman
Skip Crank ... assistant property master
Tim Donelan ... set dresser
Jimmy Flores ... set construction foreman
Linda Griffis ... art department coordinator
Kurt V. Hulett ... lead man
Don Kaeding ... leadman
Kim Lincoln ... graphic designer
Mike Malone ... on-set dresser
Jonathan Mikita ... paint forman
Roderick Nunnally ... paint supervisor
Jason Puga ... stand-by painter
Kim Richey ... second assistant property master
Albert Rico ... graffiti artist
Suzanne Shugarman ... art department assistant
Gary Stel ... general foreman
Macie Vener ... assistant art director
Larry J. White II ... set dresser
Sandra J. White ... construction accountant
Tony Wright ... laborer
Adam Zerkel ... set dresser
Teresa Raschilla ... painter (uncredited)

Sound Department 

Christopher Assells ... sound effects editor
Karen Baker Landers ... supervising sound editor
Ron Bedrosian ... adr mixer
Don Coufal ... boom operator
Per Hallberg ... supervising sound editor
Robin Harlan ... foley artist
Dan Hegeman ... sound effects editor
Larry Hopkins ... layback sound mixer
Michael Keller ... re-recording mixer
David Kudell ... assistant sound editor
Susan Kurtz ... dialogue editor
Robert Maxfield ... utility sound
Scott Millan ... re-recording mixer
Sarah Monat ... foley artist
Philip D. Morrill ... assistant sound editor
Thomas O'Neil Younkman ... dialog editor
David Parker ... production sound mixer
Tyler Parkinson ... pre-record engineer
Joe Seo ... adr
Randy Singer ... foley mixer
Frederick H. Stahly ... dialogue editor
Drew Webster ... digital sound mix technician
Kerry Dean Williams ... adr supervisor
Greg Zimmerman ... adr recordist

Special Effects by 

Tony Chavez ... special effects
Thomas Mertz ... special effects director

Visual Effects by 

Michael Caplan ... visual effects producer
Mary Dowd ... digital compositor
Simon Halpern ... previs artist: Pixel Liberation Front
Eric Heavens ... compositing supervisor
Kimberly Nelson LoCascio ... visual effects executive (as Kimberly K. Nelson)
Thomas Nittmann ... visual effects producer: Lola Visual Effects
Jim O'Hagan ... digital compositor: Pacific Title
Dan Schmit ... visual effects supervisor
Edson Williams ... visual effects supervisor: Lola Visual Effects
Loeng Wong-Savun ... lead Inferno artist: Lola Visual Effects
Ryan Zuttermeister ... visual effects coordinator: Lola Visual Effects
Adam Simpson ... visual effects editor (uncredited)

Stunts 

Greg Anthony ... stunt performer
Sonny Mario Ayon ... stunt performer (as Sonny Ayon)
Jwaundace Candece ... stunts
Marly Coronel ... stunts
Roel Failma ... stunts
Eddie J. Fernandez ... stunt gang
Jason Finn ... stunt performer
Steven Ho ... stunts
Natascha Hopkins ... stunts
John Koyama ... stunts
Delma Miranda ... stunt double
William Morts ... stunt coordinator (as Billy Morts)
Vanessa Motta ... stunt performer
Lin Oeding ... stunts
Jane Oshita ... stunts
Austin Priester ... stunts
Darryl Reeves ... stunts
Hayley C. Rosales ... stunts
Mika Saito ... stunt performer
Marcus Salgado ... stunts
Sam Situmorang ... stunts
Larnell Stovall ... stunts
Stan Tinay ... stunts
Vanessa Vander Pluym ... stunts (as Van Vander Pluym)
Jose Luis Vasquez ... stunts (as Jose L. Vasquez)
Chrissy Weathersby Ball ... stunts
Boni Yanagisawa ... stunts
Marco Morales ... utility stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department 

James Atkins ... best boy grip: additional unit
Justin Babin ... grip
Corwin A. Bibb ... assistant chief lighting technician
Roger Chingirian ... additional rigging electrician
Christopher Crivier ... grip
Jose Danner ... rigging grip
David Darwin ... rigging lighting technician
Louis DiCesare ... chief lighting technician
Tim Durr ... rigging chief lighting technician
Marco Fargnoli ... first assistant camera
David Goldsmith ... key video assist operator
Bob Good ... rigging assistant chief lighting technician
Roy C. Granada ... lighting technician
Geoffrey Haley ... camera operator / steadicam operator
Joe Hill ... grip
Tomoka Izumi ... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Bruce Jagoda ... rigging lighting technician
Chris Leidholdt ... rigging key grip
John McCormack ... rigging lighting technician
Byron McCulloch ... grip
Yen P. Nguyen ... film loader
Todd England Nicodemus ... grip
Domenic Pacino ... rigging gang boss
Miro Pokorny ... electrician
Martin Reder ... lighting technician
Nikola Ristic ... lighting technician
Andrew Robison ... key grip: splinter unit
Sky Rockit ... libra technician (as Mark Anderson)
Patrick Rousseau ... camera operator: "a" camera
Red Sinclair ... electrician
Robert Stenger ... first assistant camera
Jaimie Trueblood ... still photographer
Pete Villani ... rigging electrician (as Peter Villani)

Casting Department 

Scott Blasko ... extras casting assistant
Dionne Harmon ... search casting
Michele Juskowitz ... search casting
Tina Kerr ... extras casting
Sari Knight ... casting associate
Jacque Lawson ... extras coordinator: on set
Vinnie Potestivo ... casting
Orly Sitowitz ... search casting: Los Angeles
Julianne Weiss ... casting associate
Karin Aragon ... extras casting assistant (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department 

Marisa Aboitiz ... costume supervisor
Mila Hermanovski ... key costumer
Anne Laoparadonchai ... costumer: Ms. Swank (as Annie Laoparadonchai)
Maria Lorenzana ... costumer
Philip Maldonado ... costumer
Jessie Mann ... costumer
Elizabeth Martucci ... additional set costumer
Stephen Newton ... wardrobe assistant
Lisa Parmet ... key costumer
Susan Saldutti ... costumer
Alison M. Schmidt ... costumer
Deborah Zimmerman ... set costumer

Editorial Department 

Jared Abramson ... post-production assistant
Lucas Borghi ... assistant editor (as Luke Borghi)
Gary Burritt ... negative cutter
George Chavez ... color timer
Michael Eaves ... digital intermediate colorist
Gina Zappala ... first assistant editor

Location Management 

Gregory H. Alpert ... location manager (as Gregory Alpert)
George Alvarezzo ... assistant location manager (as Jorge Luis Alvarezzo)
Peter Costelli ... key assistant location manager
Alex Kivlen ... key assistant location manager
Andrew Jackson Murphy ... location assistant

Music Department 

Miri Ben-Ari ... musician: violin solos
Dylan Berry ... composer: title music
Carlton Kaller ... music editor
Jason La Rocca ... music mixer
Mitchell Leib ... soundtrack producer
Peter Maunu ... musician: guitar solos
Wendi Morris ... music coordinator
Shawn Murphy ... scoring mixer
Cindy O'Connor ... music assistant
Octavia Pace ... background vocals
Steve Pageot ... musician
Conrad Pope ... orchestrator
Mary Ramos ... music supervisor
Peter Rotter ... orchestra contractor
Jason Ruder ... music editor
Kasey Truman ... music coordinator
Paul Wertheimer ... score recordist
Denise Carver ... music clearances (uncredited)
Greg Hamilton ... additional music preparer (uncredited)
Scott McRae ... music preparation (uncredited)

Transportation Department 

Casey Boden ... driver
Rob Byer ... driver
Bruce Callahan ... driver
Matt DeAmicis ... driver (as Matthew DeAmicis)
James Nordberg ... generator driver
Mike Riportella ... transportation captain
Joey Soriano ... driver
Paul Tumber ... driver: Ms Swank
Greagrey Waldrop ... transportation captain (as Greag Waldrop)
Robert G. Williams ... driver
Wayne Williams ... transportation coordinator

Other crew 

Jared Abramson ... set production assistant
Wendy Altman-Cohen ... principal eyewear
Sam Alvelo ... production assistant
Charlie Bolwell ... production coordinator
Natalie Hsieh Cencula ... production assistant (as Natalie Hsieh)
William P. Davis ... misc crew
Amanda Dragon ... assistant: Mr. DeVito
Marie Elder ... production accountant
Heidi Falconer ... unit publicist
Derek Ferguson ... executive assistant
Jay Floyd ... clearance administrator
Jenny Fumarolo ... production secretary: additional
Karen Garlich ... second assistant accountant
Darrius Garrett ... technical consultant
Katy Genovese ... payroll accountant
Scotty Goudreau ... production van
Casey Green ... video/computer playback operator
Caz Harleaux ... adr actor
JoAnn Fregalette Jansen ... acting coach
Dave Kasubowski ... craft service
Ahmed Kirdar ... set production assistant
Jon Ko ... set medic
David O. Krupnick ... construction medic
Brenda Lopez ... script supervisor
Bianca Margiotta ... assistant: Mr. Shamberg
Meghan McElheny ... assistant: Ms. Swank (as Meghan Riley McElheny)
Tricia Miles ... post executive
Rebecca Morton ... assistant: Mr. LaGravenese
Jason Neudecker ... set production assistant
Ngoc Nguyen ... studio publicist
Vincent Parker ... playback graphics
Michael Pettengill ... office intern
Sonia Pineda ... production assistant
Allie Rivera ... photo double
Matthew Roseman ... production assistant
Phil Scalisi ... craft service
Rebekah Stevens ... second assistant accountant
Shelley Tassin ... production secretary
Dawn Terashima ... production assistant
Besnik Vlashi ... office production assistant
Linda Warrilow ... assistant production coordinator
Matt Weiss ... assistant: Ms. Sher
Jeanine Wilson ... first assistant accountant
Scott Yeats ... set production assistant
Jennifer Bydwell ... product placement (uncredited)

Thanks 

Don Cheadle ... special thanks

See also

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