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Cobain: Montage of Heck ()


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An authorized documentary on the late musician Kurt Cobain, from his early days in Aberdeen, Washington to his success and downfall with the grunge band Nirvana.

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  • Nominated for 7 Primetime Emmys. Another 4 wins & 10 nominations.
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Cast

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Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Aaron Burckhard ...
Himself (archiveFootage)
Chad Channing ...
Himself (archiveFootage)
Don Cobain ...
Himself - Kurt's Father
Jenny Cobain ...
Herself - Kurt's Stepmother
Kim Cobain ...
Herself - Kurt's Sister
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Himself (archiveFootage)
...
Himself (archiveFootage)
Jason Everman ...
Himself (creditOnly)
Dave Foster ...
Himself (creditOnly)
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Himself (archiveFootage)
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Herself
Tracey Marander ...
Herself - Kurt's Girlfriend
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Themselves (archiveFootage)
...
Himself
Wendy O'Connor ...
Herself - Kurt's Mother
Dan Peters ...
Himself (creditOnly)
...
Himself (archiveFootage)
Lori Barbero ...
Herself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Herself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
...
Himself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Herself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
Lori Goldston ...
Herself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
...
Himself (uncredited) (archiveFootage) (voice)

Directed by

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Brett Morgen

Written by

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Brett Morgen ... ()

Produced by

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Danielle Renfrew Behrens ... producer
Jessica Berman Bogdan ... archival producer (as Jessica Berman-Bogdan)
Sara Bernstein ... executive producer: HBO
David Byrnes ... executive producer
Frances Bean Cobain ... executive producer
David Allen Cress ... field producer: Portland/Seattle (as David Cress)
Debra Eisenstadt ... co-executive producer
Julie Frankel ... field producer
Lawrence Mestel ... executive producer
Brett Morgen ... producer
Dave Morrison ... co-executive producer
Chris Mouw ... animation producer (as Chris Eimers-Mouw)
Sheila Nevins ... executive producer
Thierry Paalman ... animation producer
Lisa Poole ... studio producer
James A. Smith ... co-producer (as James Smith)
Michiel Snijders ... animation producer
Ava Stander ... associate producer

Music by

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Nirvana ... (music by)

Cinematography by

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Eric Alan Edwards ... (as Eric Edwards)
Jim Whitaker ... (as James Whitaker)
Nicole Hirsch Whitaker

Film Editing by

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Joe Beshenkovsky
Brett Morgen

Editorial Department

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Takeia Burton ... assistant editor
Mike Chiado ... digital intermediate technologist
Shane Harris ... colorist
Marc Jozefowicz ... assistant editor
Andy Kaplan ... digital intermediate head of production: Company 3
Kevin Klauber ... additional editing
Ryan Loeffler ... on-line assistant editor
Rudy Lopez ... digital conform
Conor O'Neill ... editorial consultant
Christian Prejza ... digital intermediate producer (as Chris Prejza)
Glen Scantlebury ... additional editing
Stefan Sonnenfeld ... executive producer: CO3
Barb Steele ... assistant editor
Ian Sullivan ... digital intermediate accountant
Rachel Tejada ... assistant editor
John Tripp ... color assistant
Ciaran Michael Vejby ... assistant editor (as Ciaran Vejby)
Joseph Volpe ... after effects compositor
Arianna Shining Star Pane ... color assistant (uncredited)

Makeup Department

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Danielle Barkat ... make-up: Portland/Seattle
David Hernandez ... make-up: Courtney Love Cobain
Jayson Medina ... hair: Courtney Love Cobain

Production Management

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Tracy Flannigan ... post-production manager
Charlene Logan Kelly ... production manager (as Charlene Logan-Kelly)
Justin Wagman ... post-production supervisor

Art Department

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Vincent Lucido ... storyboard artist

Sound Department

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Jason Lennart Anderson ... sound recordist: Portland/Seattle (as Jason Anderson)
Jeff Berlin ... sound engineer
Anthony Enns ... sound recordist
Cameron Frankley ... sound design & sound mixing
Devin Golub ... sound recordist
Dan Kenyon ... sound effects editor
Kyle Lane ... audio cassette transfer
Phill Lee ... mix technician
Jon Michaels ... sound & music editor
Steve Pederson ... sound mix
Tony Pilkington ... sound engineer
Mark Purcell ... mix technician
Unsun Song ... mix technician
Eric Thomas ... sound recordist
Byron Williams ... sound engineer

Visual Effects by

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Sander Kamermans ... digital artist

Camera and Electrical Department

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Hassan Abdul Wahid ... first assistant camera (as Hassan Abdul-Wahid)
Leo Abraham ... second assistant camera
Matthew Barbee ... first assistant camera: Portland/Seattle
Nils Benson ... camera operator: Portland/Seattle
Eric Bixler ... best boy electric: Portland/Seattle
Michael Caparelli ... first assistant camera
Stephanie Choi ... best boy electric
Carlos Escobar ... key grip
Laura Goldberg ... camera operator
Russell Griffith ... gaffer
Amos James ... best boy grip
Reed Koppen ... first assistant camera
Jamie Lagerhausen ... camera operator
Patrick LaValley ... second assistant camera: Portland/Seattle
Lee Majors ... best boy electric
Bryce McDonald ... digital imaging technician (as Bryce MacDonald)
Erica Mckee ... digital imaging technician
Pablo Santiago-Brandwein ... best boy grip (as Pablo Santiago)
Scott Smith ... grip
Matt Sumney ... second assistant camera
Brandon Szajner ... second assistant camera
Jason Talbert ... grip
Joe Timko ... key grip: Portland/Seattle
Martijn Verlind ... reference camera
Joe Vitellaro ... best boy grip: Portland/Seattle (as Joe Vitellero)
Guy Wagner ... digital imaging technician: Portland/Seattle
Justin C. Ward ... gaffer: Portland/Seattle (as Justin Ward)
Greg Wick ... grip: Portland/Seattle
Jeff Woodings ... digital imaging technician (as Jeffrey Woodings)

Animation Department

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Mark Bastiaan ... coloring and shadows
Yngwie Boley ... coloring and shadows
Nicole Derksen ... coloring and shadows
Ken Duncan ... supervising animator: Duncan Studio
Joseph Gilland ... animation: flower
Rogier Henkelman ... coloring and shadows
Hisko Hulsing ... animation by (as Hisko Hulsing Studio) / animation design / background painter
Stein Louisse ... coloring and shadows
Samuel Michlap ... background painting
Stefan Nadelman ... animation by / animator: after effects / photo animator
Chris Sauve ... animator
Jan-Jaap Schraverus ... animator
Paul Schwarz ... animator
Marlyn Spaaij ... animator
Marcel Tigchelaar ... animator
Merel van den Broek ... coloring and shadows
Ronald van Vemden ... 3d character model
Stefan Vermeulen ... animator
Florian Walraven ... coloring and shadows
Peter Wassink ... animator
Shawn Eddie ... animation coordinator: duncan studio (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Marloes Liebrand ... reference shoot stylist

Location Management

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Brad Holtzman ... location scout
Kathleen Lopez ... location scout: Portland/Seattle

Music Department

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Adam Bennati ... assistant music supervisor
Kurt Cobain ... music by
Jeff Danna ... score produced and arranged by
Nicholas Dodd ... score orchestrated and conducted by
John Fee ... additional arranging
Jeff Gartenbaum ... assistant scoring engineer
Howard Paar ... music supervisor
John Whynot ... score recorded and mixed by

Other crew

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Sebastiaan Albers ... reference actor
Mike Anker ... photographs and artwork courtesy of (as Mike Anker/Retna/Photoshot/Everett Collection)
Sam Atraka Haozous ... archival footage and audio courtesy of
Valentijn Bannier ... reference actor
A.J. Barratt ... photographs and artwork courtesy of (as A.J. Barrat/Retna/Photoshot/Everett Collection)
Gilbert Blecken ... archival footage and audio courtesy of
Dana James Bong ... archival footage and audio courtesy of
Calvin Bootsman ... reference actor
Brent Bredwell ... production assistant
Matt Brislawn ... archival footage and audio courtesy of
Maryann Buchanan ... photography consultant and image retouching
Doug Burack ... accounting services provided by (as Douglas Burack)
Keith Cameron ... archival footage and audio courtesy of
Jaclyn Cataldi ... intern
Don Cobain ... photographs and artwork courtesy of
Frances Bean Cobain ... archival footage and audio courtesy of (as Frances Cobain) / photographs and artwork courtesy of (as Frances Cobain)
Jenny Cobain ... photographs and artwork courtesy of
Kim Cobain ... photo and ephemera coordinator (as Kimberly Cobain)
Sarah Copas ... assistant: David Byrnes
Anton Corbijn ... photographs and artwork courtesy of
Walter Dandy ... production assistant
Randy Denicola ... assistant production accountant
Emma Dobiash ... intern
Nate Duran ... archival footage and audio courtesy of
Jacqueline Eckhouse ... production legal services (as Jackie Eckhouse)
Richard Eggly ... intern
Richard Elfman ... archival footage and audio courtesy of
Eric Erlandson ... archival footage and audio courtesy of
Cam Everson ... production coordinator: Portland/Seattle (as Cameron Everson)
Brad Featherstone ... archival footage and audio courtesy of
Madeline Fendell ... intern
Amy Finnerty ... photographs and artwork courtesy of
Jesse Frohman ... photographs and artwork courtesy of
Claire Gavin ... production assistant
Andy Goldman ... title design
Elise Golgowski ... intern
J.J. Gonson ... photographs and artwork courtesy of (as JJ Gonson)
Steve Gullick ... photographs and artwork courtesy of (as Steve Gullick/Hell Gate)
Alice Gledhill Hall ... press: international
Dora Handel ... photographs and artwork courtesy of (as Dora Handel/Corbis Outline)
Chris Harrel ... production assistant: Portland/Seattle
Tina Hertel ... photographs and artwork courtesy of
Jesse Hixon ... research assistant
Shelli Hyrkas ... archival footage and audio courtesy of / photographs and artwork courtesy of
Aadam Jacobs ... archival footage and audio courtesy of
Bruce A. Karsh ... photographs and artwork courtesy of
Meredith Lanning ... archival footage and audio courtesy of
Michael Lavine ... photographs and artwork courtesy of
Albert Lee ... production assistant
Mark Leialoha ... photographs and artwork courtesy of
Youri Lenquette ... photographs and artwork courtesy of
Bryan Li ... intern: academy of motion picture arts and sciences
Courtney Love ... archival footage and audio courtesy of (as Courtney Love Cobain) / photographs and artwork courtesy of (as Courtney Love Cobain)
Stephen Maloney ... intern
Tracey Marander ... photographs and artwork courtesy of (as Tracy Marander)
David Markey ... archival footage and audio courtesy of
Jeff McLane ... photography: Kurt Cobain's artwork
Liz Molholt ... finance manager
Linde Notmeijer ... reference actor
Krist Novoselic ... archival footage and audio courtesy of
Wendy O'Connor ... archival footage and audio courtesy of / photographs and artwork courtesy of
Chris O'Toole ... intern
Lauren Ospala ... production assistant
Marilyn Penn-Lindley ... production accountant (as Marilyn Penn)
Alexandra Perez ... production assistant
Chris Perez ... clearance counsel (as Chris Perez Esq)
Charles Peterson ... photographs and artwork courtesy of
John Purkey ... archival footage and audio courtesy of
Kevin Rojas ... production assistant
Andrew Rosenberger ... intern
Jeff Rubie ... archive administrator
Stacie Rubie ... archive administrator
Jon Savage ... archival footage and audio courtesy of
Patty Schemel ... archival footage and audio courtesy of
Mark Seliger ... photographs and artwork courtesy of (as Rolling Stone covers by Mark Seliger - April 16 1992 & January 27 1994 - appear courtesy of Rolling Stone LLC)
Aswin Sijm ... reference actor
Tito Silvey Blatnik ... intern
Richard Simmons ... archival footage and audio courtesy of
Grant Singer ... intern
Ed Sirrs ... photographs and artwork courtesy of (as Ed Sirrs/Camera Press)
Jon Snyder ... archival footage and audio courtesy of
Cesar Soriano ... archival oversight
Shayne Stacy ... archival footage and audio courtesy of
Wyatt Stone ... research assistant
George Summers ... intern
Christopher Swenson ... archival footage and audio courtesy of
Robert Thompson ... archival footage and audio courtesy of
Ian Tilton ... photographs and artwork courtesy of (as Ian Tilton/Retna/Photoshot/Everett Collection)
Alexis Tucker ... production legal services
Philip van der Steen ... reference actor
Stan Visser ... reference actor
Allison Waite ... intern: academy of motion picture arts and sciences
Kirk Weddle ... photographs and artwork courtesy of
Jann Wenner ... interview: David Fricke courtesy of (as Jann S Wenner)
Otto Weyer ... archival footage and audio courtesy of
Alice Wheeler ... photographs and artwork courtesy of
Katelyn Whitehead ... intern
Sara Joe Wolansky ... production assistant
Winnie Wong ... insurance services provided by

Thanks

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William Angarola ... very special thanks
Don Cobain ... very special thanks
Jenny Cobain ... very special thanks
Kim Cobain ... very special thanks (as Kimberly Cobain)
David Fricke ... special thanks to
Tom Godici ... very special thanks
Dave Grohl ... very special thanks
David Karp ... very special thanks
Greg Ketchum ... very special thanks
Courtney Love ... very special thanks (as Courtney Love Cobain)
Tracey Marander ... very special thanks (as Tracy Marander)
Michael Meisel ... very special thanks
Jasper Morgen ... very special thanks
Max Morgen ... very special thanks
Skylar Morgen ... very special thanks
Krist Novoselic ... very special thanks
Wendy O'Connor ... very special thanks
Phil Raskind ... very special thanks
John Silva ... very special thanks
John Sloss ... very special thanks
Eric Stern ... very special thanks
Angus Wall ... very special thanks
Kim Waugh ... very special thanks
Jan S. Wenner ... special thanks to

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Special Effects

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Storyline

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Additional Details

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Also Known As
  • Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck (Colombia)
  • Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck
  • Cobain (Hungary)
  • Кобейн: Чёртов монтаж (Russia)
  • Cobain: montage of heck (Mexico)
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Runtime
  • 145 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia According to a interview in Rolling Stone, director Brett Morgan planned on including Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl in the film, but Grohl was busy filming Sonic Highways. By the time Grohl was available Morgan was satisfied with his cut of the film and decided not to include him. See more »
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