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The Neon Demon ()


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An aspiring model, Jesse, is new to Los Angeles. However, her beauty and youth, which generate intense fascination and jealousy within the fashion industry, may prove themselves sinister.

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Jesse
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Dean
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Ruby
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Gigi
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Sarah
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Jack
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Roberta Hoffmann
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Hank
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Mikey
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Casting Director
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Casting Assistant
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Dresser
Helen Wilson ...
Seamstress
Houda Shretah ...
Roberto Sarno's Assistant
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Flirty Model #1
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Waitress
Jason Schneidman ...
Pool Photo Shoot Hairstylist
Rachel Dik ...
Carrie
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Roberta Hoffmann's Assistant (as Jodie Smith)
Lily Moffett ...
Hopeful Model #1
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Hopeful Model #2
Allie Lewis ...
Hopeful Model #3
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Embalmed Female Corpse (as Cody Cameron)
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Model Joy
Dani Seitz ...
Young Model
Steve Murillo ...
Mortician
Alysse Reynolds ...
Model #1
Autumn Alderson ...
Model #2
Lucy Cronkite ...
Model #3
Tea Jo ...
Model #4 (as Tea Jovanovic Raza)
Jennifer Wade ...
Model #5
Olga Glenn ...
Model #6 (as Olga Chaplinskaya)
Elle Drane ...
Model #7
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Model #8
Aminata Mboup ...
Model #9
Claire Eberle ...
Model #10
Anna Gonzales ...
Model #11
Lauren Reeder ...
Model #12 (as Lauren Adams)
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Model #13 (as Bridgham Leigh)
Nicole Robinson ...
Model #14
Jaydn Meier ...
Model #15
Lunden Lisherness ...
Model #16
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Model #17 (as Keira Smith)
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Model #18 (as Lavina Postolache)
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Costume Supervisor
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Cameron Brinkman ...
Male Model (uncredited)
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Uncomfortable Restaurant Guest (uncredited)
Collin Lee Ellis ...
Male Model (uncredited)
Kara Kamari ...
Model (uncredited)
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Girl (uncredited)
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Model (uncredited)
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Model (uncredited)
Tessa Miller ...
Young Girl (uncredited)
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Nick (uncredited)
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Roberto Sarno (uncredited)
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Older Female Corpse in Morgue (uncredited)

Directed by

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Nicolas Winding Refn

Written by

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Nicolas Winding Refn ... (story by)
 
Nicolas Winding Refn ... (screenplay by) and
Mary Laws ... (screenplay by) &
Polly Stenham ... (screenplay by)

Produced by

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Michael Bassick ... executive producer
Lene Børglum ... producer
Manuel Chiche ... executive producer
Brahim Chioua ... executive producer
Rachel Dik ... executive producer
Sidonie Dumas ... producer
Victor Ho ... executive producer
K. Blaine Johnston ... co-producer
Kim Leona ... producer: Danish Film Institute
Michel Litvak ... executive producer
Vincent Maraval ... producer
Steven Marshall ... executive producer
Matthew Read ... executive producer
Christophe Riandee ... executive producer
Elexa Ruth ... co-producer
Thor Sigurjonsson ... executive producer
Carsten Sparwath ... line producer
Jeffrey Stott ... executive producer
Gary Michael Walters ... executive producer
Christopher Woodrow ... executive producer

Music by

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Cliff Martinez

Cinematography by

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Natasha Braier ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Matthew Newman

Editorial Department

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Isac Hessellund ... on-line and mastering
Christina Jæger ... post-production coordinator: Act3
Eric Kench ... first assistant editor
Olesya Kireeva ... on-line and mastering
Liv Lynge ... supervisor: Act3
Norman Nisbet ... colorist (as Norman Anthony Nisbet)
Anders Holck Petersen ... technical supervisor: Act3
Alberte Thal-Jantzen ... post-production assistant
Lina Wichmann ... post-production coordinator
Christian Voldborg Andersen ... post-production assistant (uncredited)
Robin Holtz ... on-line technician (uncredited)
Ryan McKeague ... post-production executive (uncredited)

Casting By

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Courtney Bright
Nicole Daniels

Production Design by

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Elliott Hostetter

Art Direction by

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Austin Gorg

Set Decoration by

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Adam Willis

Costume Design by

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Erin Benach

Makeup Department

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Erin Ayanian ... makeup department head (as Erin Ayanian Monroe)
Ruth Haney ... special makeup effects artist
Kristy Horiuchi ... special makeup effects artist
Dean Jones ... special makeup effects artist
Shandra Page ... hair department head (as Shandra Page-Edwards)
Enoch H. Williams IV ... hair stylist (as Enoch Williams)
Starr Jones ... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
Ashlyn McIntyre ... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
Sharon Simon ... key makeup artist (uncredited)
Ellen Vieira ... assistant makeup artist (uncredited)

Production Management

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Victor Ho ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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John Nasraway ... second assistant director
Rod Smith ... first assistant director
Stephanie Tull ... second second assistant director

Art Department

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Jonathan Amico ... lead person
Ruben Arrendondo ... set dresser (as Ruben Arredondo)
Dorian Carrillo ... on-set dresser
Christopher Collard ... set dresser
Venessa De Anda ... art department coordinator (as Venessa Deanda)
Gloria Dyer ... art production assistant
Lorri Jakubuv ... property master: Lorri Jakubuv
Christopher W. Jones ... construction coordinator (as Christopher Jones)
Katie Mau ... assistant property master
Kyle Oates ... labor foreman
Steve Orefice ... lead painter (as Steven P. Orefice)
David C. Perez ... general foreman
Cynthia Su ... art production assistant
Brad Zoellick ... lead person
Julie Gilchrist ... property assistant (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Kevin Bavnhøj ... sound assistant
Sean Byrnes ... sound utility
Romain Chassaigne ... sound studio assistant
Robert Eber ... sound mixer
Scott Edelson ... boom operator
Peter Gleaves ... adr recordist
Anne Jensen ... sound designer
Julien Martin ... foley mixer
Gadou Naudin ... foley artist
Julien Naudin ... foley artist
Diana Queirós ... sound assistant
Kristoffer Salting ... sound effects editor
Eddie Simonsen ... sound designer
Sean Byrnes ... additional sound mixer: second unit (uncredited)
Quentin Cébile ... sound mix technician: France (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Wayne Burnes ... special effects coordinator

Visual Effects by

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Ian Bach ... compositor
Thomas Banner ... compositor
Stefan Bjørnfort Bernscherer ... compositor
Esben Bjerring ... 3d artist
David René Christensen ... compositor
Sune Cjakowski ... visual effects: still photographer
Kim Fersling ... senior 3d artist
Adalsteinn Hallgrimsson ... compositor
Peter Hjorth ... visual effects supervisor / visual effects: unit cameraman
Ivan Kondrup Jensen ... compositing supervisor (as Ivan Kondrup)
Shant Jordan ... visual effects supervisor: on-set
Christina Jæger ... visual effects producer
Sofia Elena Jakobsen Manioudakis ... compositor
Mario Maruska ... senior compositor
Elias Mlayeh ... lead compositor
Tine Nikali ... compositor
Gustaf Nilsson ... senior compositor
Andreas Sikjær Olsen ... compositor
Sunit Parekh ... visual effects supervisor
Anders Holck Petersen ... visual effects: second camera
Frederik Lillie Rudolph ... visual effects: video assist
Simon Sandin ... senior compositor
Alexander Schepelern ... compositing supervisor
David Sjodin ... senior compositor
Mikael Theander ... compositor
Michael Ungermand ... compositor
Signe Vinther ... visual effects producer: Ghost VFX (as Signe Winther)
Lina Wichmann ... visual effects producer
Oliver Wolff ... compositor
Tonni Zinck ... visual effects supervisor
Kasper Jansen ... compositor (uncredited)

Stunts

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Joanna Bennett ... stunt double: Elle Fanning
Kurt Bryant ... stunt coordinator
Thomas Dewier ... utility stunts
Michael Owen ... utility stunts (as Mike Owen)
Kelly Richardson ... utility stunts

Camera and Electrical Department

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Rudy Arrieta ... best boy grip
Dylan Buck ... electrician
Sebastian Bueno ... dolly grip
Gunther Campine ... still photographer
Logan Covelli ... additional camera prep technician
Francisco Esparza ... grip
Eric Fletcher ... steadicam operator
Nicholas Franchot ... additional key grip
Amos James ... key grip
Eric Jensch ... second assistant camera
Ernesto Joven ... digital imaging technician
Otis Mannick ... additional key grip
Luis Manzo ... electrician
Stephanie Martin ... a camera operator
Andres Murillo ... grip
Thomas J. Oliver ... grip
Anthony Peluso ... electrician
Adan Quintanilla ... grip (as Adan E. Quintanilla)
Lawrence Razo ... video assist
Hector Rodriguez ... first assistant camera
Jason Sidore ... electrician
William Streit ... assistant chief lighting technician (as Billy Streit)
Ian S. Takahashi ... camera operator: underwater
Manny Tapia ... chief lighting technician
Dempsey Tillman ... video assist
Chris Weigand ... electrician
Micah Zarlow ... grip
Laura Difiglio ... underwater first assistant camera (uncredited)
David Schmalz ... second video assist operator (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Debe Waisman ... background casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Katherine Dover ... key set costumer
Elisa Sebra ... set costumer
Melissa Walker ... costume supervisor
Melissa Yanda ... set costumer
Gloria Dyer ... costume assistant (uncredited)
Mashal Khan ... costume assistant (uncredited)
Amanda Lim ... costume assistant (uncredited)

Location Management

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Michael Brewer ... location scout
Fermin Davalos ... location manager
Ellen Gessert ... location scout
Marie Healy ... location scout
Nathan Polatin ... assistant location manager
Will Ruvalcaba ... key assistant location manager
George Carrera ... assistant location manager (uncredited)

Music Department

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Peter G. Adams ... composer: additional music
Gregory Tripi ... composer: additional music
Thorsten Laewe ... score mixer: main title (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Robert Barone ... driver
Chris Chesney ... driver
Jim Chesney ... transportation captain (as James Chesney)
Don Feeney ... driver
Joe Feeney ... transportation coordinator
Chris Howard ... driver
Andrea Ravana ... driver
Patrick Reyes ... driver
Daniel Woodcock ... driver
Joseph Auger ... driver (uncredited)
Joel Larson ... transportation (uncredited)

Other crew

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Dana Archer ... public relations: Vendian Entertainment
Roger Berard ... key set production assistant
Alexandre Bourg ... publicity assistant
Kristin Bree Calabrese ... script supervisor
Jerry L. Dasti ... legal counsel: Vendian Entertainment
Steve Deering ... script coverage
Rachel Dik ... assistant: Nicholas Winding Refn
Scooter Doll ... production assistant (as Scott Doll)
Ben Ib ... title designer: title and credits
Myisha Jimerson ... first assistant accountant
Marshal Khan ... production assistant
Jed Konieczny ... set production assistant
Ulla Lund Hansen ... post-production accountant
Mark Maunder ... set medic
André Mileti ... production assistant
Randy Miller ... trainer: wild animal
Blake Nabavi ... assistant production coordinator
Carrie A. Oyer ... production coordinator (as Carrie Oyer)
Matthew Rhodes ... president: Bold Films
Madison Romero ... payroll accountant
Valerie Smithson ... trainer: wild animal
Amy Smolev ... production accountant
Anessa Soto ... production assistant
Frances Stafford ... set production assistant (as Franny Stafford)
Robert Szanto ... development
Debbie Von Arx ... production legal counsel
Alma Weaks ... craft service
Steve Berman ... completion guarantor: Film Finances (uncredited)
Kohli Calhoun ... dialect coach: Bella Heathcote (uncredited)
Laura Gary ... studio teacher (uncredited)
Jim Jaffe ... product placement executive (uncredited)
Harrison Pierce ... production notes/publicity (uncredited)

Thanks

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Aaron Boyajian ... special thanks
Liv Corfixen ... dedicatee
Diplo ... NWR wishes to thank
Ron Hohauser ... special thanks
Alejandro Jodorowsky ... NWR wishes to thank
Felix Kay ... thanks
Jeremey Knout ... special thanks
Benjamin Kramer ... special thanks
Rick Reid ... special thanks
Sia ... NWR wishes to thank
Roeg Sutherland ... special thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

The sixteen year-old aspiring model Jesse arrives in Los Angeles expecting to be a successful model. The aspirant photographer Dean takes photos for her portfolio and dates her. Jesse befriends the lesbian makeup artist Ruby and then the envious models Gigi and Sarah in a party. Meanwhile, the agency considers Jesse beautiful with a "thing" that makes her different and she is sent to the professional photographer Jack. Jesse attracts the attention of the industry and experiences a successful beginning of her career. Ruby, Gigi and Sarah, however, will do whatever is necessary to get this "thing" for themselves. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Taglines The wicked die young See more »
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Also Known As
  • Demonul de Neon (Romania)
  • Demonul din lumina reflectoarelor (Romania)
  • Neonski demon (Slovenia)
  • Ní hóng èmó (Taiwan)
  • Neon Seytan (Turkey, Turkish title)
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Runtime
  • 117 min
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Box Office

Budget $7,000,000 (estimated)
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $1,333,124, 04 Aug 2016

Did You Know?

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Trivia The film was shot in chronological order, and the ending was created and improvised on-set, according to Elle Fanning. See more »
Goofs When Jesse locks her motel room door about halfway through the movie, the deadbolt goes from locked to unlocked and back to locked between shots. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Gordon Ramsay/Elle Fanning/Jack Aiello/Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (2016). See more »
Soundtracks Mine See more »
Quotes Jesse: You know what my mother used to call me? Dangerous. "You're a dangerous girl". She was right. I am dangerous.
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