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The Novice ()


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A college freshman joins her university's rowing team and undertakes an obsessive physical and psychological journey to make it to the top varsity boat, no matter the cost.

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Alex Dall
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Jamie Brill
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Dani
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Coach Pete
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Coach Edwards
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Erin
Sage Irvine ...
Janssen
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Highsmith
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Winona
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Try-Hard
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Groundman
Al Bernstein ...
Dean
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Bouncer
David Guthrie ...
Bartender

Directed by

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Lauren Hadaway

Written by

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Lauren Hadaway ... ()

Produced by

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Ryan Bartecki ... executive producer
Jeremy Campbell ... line producer
Alex Engemann ... executive producer
Jeff Handel ... executive producer
Ryan Hawkins ... producer
Christopher Hines ... executive producer
Kari Hollend ... producer
Steven Sims ... producer
Michael Tennant ... executive producer
Randy Toll ... executive producer
Steven Toll ... executive producer
Zack Zucker ... producer

Music by

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Alex Weston ... composer

Cinematography by

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Todd Martin ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Lauren Hadaway
Nathan Nugent

Editorial Department

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Andrew Boley ... Digital Intermediate Supervisor
Mikey Rossiter ... colorist

Casting By

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Nicole Hilliard-Forde
Matthew Lessall

Production Design by

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Eva Kozlova

Set Decoration by

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Dominique Arnold ... lead set decorator
Jessica Crupi ... (set dresser)

Costume Design by

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Kate Adams
Alisa Krost

Makeup Department

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Rachelle Jack ... makeup artist
Su Jin Lee ... assistant makeup artist
Summer O'Grady ... key makeup artist
Debbie Sioutis ... makeup artist

Production Management

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Tyler Boyco ... production coordinator
Jeremy Campbell ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Taylor Beatty ... fourth assistant director
Natalie Dale ... third assistant director
Connor Johnson ... additional third assistant director
Erin McCarroll ... third assistant director
Lauren Walsh-Greene ... assistant director

Art Department

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Bradley Capstick ... props buyer
Jessica Crupi ... set dresser
Riley Hunt ... props
Holly Pruner ... art department assistant

Sound Department

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Tina Babakishvili ... foley coordinator (as Tinatin Babakishvili)
Eric Beam ... Audio engineer
Scott Bell ... sound mixer
Biko Gogaladze ... foley artist
Sam Ibbett ... boom operator
Beso Kacharava ... Foley supervisor
Gina Keller ... sound designer
Michael Laurenza ... boom operator
Giorgi Lekishvili ... foley mixer
Craig Mann ... re-recording mixer
Philip D. Morrill ... assistant sound editor
George Murgulia ... foley editor
Alexander Sanikidze ... foley editor
D. Chris Smith ... sound effects editor
Brad Sokol ... dialogue editor
Peter Staubli ... re-recording mixer / supervising sound editor

Special Effects by

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Michael W. Hamilton ... special effects supervisor / special effects
Michael Innanen ... special effects supervisor
Chris Nash ... special effects
William Votruba ... special effects

Stunts

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Christine Cleary ... stunt double: Isabelle Fuhrman
Carson Manning ... stunt coordinator
Nick Stead ... stunt rigger
Wayne Wells ... stunt safety

Camera and Electrical Department

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Jamel Bowens ... lighting technician
Chris Cook ... grip
First Class Drones ... Drone Operator
Ethan Gans ... camera assistant
Bryan Gauer ... dolly grip
Peter Hatch ... d.i.t
Nick Julian ... electrician
Matt Lavigne ... grip
Dakota Mazzuca ... lighting technician
Johann Montreuil ... first assistant camera
Greg Paraskov ... key grip
James Priolo ... electrician
Randy Ross ... camera operator
Ryan Saltzberg ... gaffer
Sierra Sun ... electrician
Reuben Ward ... first assistant camera
Elliot Zovighian ... electrician

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Jen Campaner ... truck costume supervisor
Shira Hershkop ... wardrobe assistant
Cassandra Rene ... Costume Set Supervisor
Camil Rochon ... assistant costume designer
Kelley Smit ... assistant costume designer

Location Management

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Trammell Good ... location manager
Glen Hogarth ... location manager
Justin Noble ... location assistant
Julia Vigeon ... location assistant (as Julia Viegon)

Music Department

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Charles M. Barsamian ... executive music producer
Stephanie Gangel ... music editor
Marc D. Giguere ... Additional Sample Design
Alex Ring Gray ... Music Preparation
Collin Hegna ... additional music
Ariel Loh ... score mixer
Cody Partridge ... music supervisor
Meghan Persons ... executive music producer
Andy Ross ... music supervisor
Alex Weill ... Violin Soloist

Script and Continuity Department

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Michaela Kim ... script supervisor

Transportation Department

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Matthew Botha ... transportation captain
Wyatt Brauer ... Talent Driver
Matt Dillabough ... transportation captain
Patrick Gordon ... driver
Johnny Hatch ... driver
Jake Larton ... driver
Stephane Loyer ... transportation coordinator
Shawn Nelson ... driver
Pedram Saleh ... driver

Additional Crew

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Sise Drummond ... production coordinator
Kerry-Lee Finkle ... talent coordinator
Nesa Huda ... assistant production coordinator
Casey Hudecki ... Intimacy Coordinator
Kirk Jarrett ... animal wrangler
Robyn Kruk ... production assistant
Daniel Letsos ... production assistant
Trae Nguyen ... production assistant
Samantha Parkinson ... stand-in for Isabelle Fuhrman
Brenna Swift ... production assistant
Aaron Walker ... development executive

Production Companies

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Distributors

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  • IFC Films (2021) (United States) (theatrical)

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Alex, a college freshman, joins her university's rowing team and undertakes an obsessive physical and psychological journey to make it to the top varsity boat. No matter the cost. Intent on outperforming her teammates, Alex pushes herself to her limits-and beyond, alienating everyone around her in the name of success. Written by Frank Liesenborgs

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Also Known As
  • Nowicjuszka (Poland)
  • Мания (Russia)
  • Početnica (Serbia)
  • 더 노비스 (South Korea)
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Runtime
  • 94 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia To get in shape for the film, Isabelle Fuhrman underwent an intense training regimen, during which she gained ten pounds of muscle. See more »
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