in association with PANDORA
a FLOWER FILMS production
a RICHARD KELLY Film
DONNIE DARKO: The Director's Cut
Written and Directed by
Produced by SEAN McKITTRICK and NANCY JUVONEN
Produced by ADAM FIELDS
Executive Producer DREW BARRYMORE
Executive Producers HUNT LOWRY and CASEY LA SCALA
Executive Producers \WILLIAM TYRER, CHRIS J BALL and AARON RYDER
Director of Photography STEVEN POSTER ASC
Production Designer ALEXANDER HAMMOND
Film Editors SAM BAUER and ERIC STRAND
Costume Designer APRIL FERRY
Line Producer TOM HAYSLIP
Music by MICHAEL ANDREWS
Music Supervisors MANISH RAVAL and TOM WOLFE
Casting by JOSEPH MIDDLETON, CSA and MICHELLE MORRIS GERTZ, CSA
JAKE GYLLENHAAL, JENA MALONE, DREW BARRYMORE, JAMES DUVAL,
BETH GRANT, MAGGIE GYLLENHAAL, MARY McDONNELL, HOLMES OSBORNE,
KATHARINE ROSS, PATRICK SWAYZE, NOAH WYLE, ALEX GREENWALD,
GARY LUNDY, SETH ROGEN, STUART STONE, DAVEIGH CHASE,
PATIENCE CLEVELAND, DAVID MORELAND, JOLENE PURDY
Donnie Darko is a film that I have lived with for seven years. The journey that
my good friends and I have taken to bring this film to the screen has been a
roller-coaster ride through production, film festival hype, backlash,
disappointment, cult revival and now rebirth.
There were many moments along the ride when I felt I was on the brink of losing
it all. I remember days when I was sure that I would end up as yet another
casualty of the Hollywood system. Echoing in my head was the sound of some high
school gym teacher from my adolescence, telling me the same thing over and over
again: You're not allowed to do this. You have to conform to the system.
The system tells us that a twenty-nine year old filmmaker is not allowed to
assemble a director's cut of his maiden voyage at a running time of two hours and
fourteen minutes. This does not happen. Not in Hollywood.
We are living in a Tangent Universe. This is the only logical explanation.
The Manipulated Living have allowed me to re-assemble the film with some
deleted scenes familiar to fans, and others that have been kept secret.
They have allowed me to completely re-master the sound and picture, with new
visual effects sequences resurrected from blueprints only dreamed of
I am a lucky bastard. I do not deserve this luxury. But you'd better believe that I
am going to take this gift and run with it. After all, an opportunity like this only
happens once in a lifetime. And in a Tangent Universe, a lifetime only lasts
twenty-eight days and change.
Time is running out.
It is with great pleasure that we present Donnie Darko: The Director's Cut to
our fans all around the world. It is because of their dedication to this film that it
exists. I hope that I have not misled them.
There are surprises in store for everyone; even to those most familiar with the
film. The mysteries of the Tangent Universe are about to be unveiled.
Sit back and prepare for one final roller-coaster ride through the fourth dimension.
What you might find is the little science-fiction epic that could.
And if we make it to the end of time together, may we be rewarded with a summer
fireworks display to end it all, once and for all.
Donnie Darko: The Director's Cut
In a funny, moving and distinctly mind-bending journey through suburban
America, one extraordinary but disenchanted teenager is about to take Time's
Arrow for a ride.
October 2nd, 1988: just another ordinary day in Donnie Darko's teen-aged
existence. He's taken his medication, watched Dukakis and Bush debate, and had
dinner with the family. Then an outrageous accident occurs, which just misses
claiming Donnie's life. As Donnie begins to explore what it means to still be alive, and in
short order to be in love, he uncovers secrets of the universe that give him a tempting
power to alter time and destiny.
From 26-year-old first-time writer-director Richard Kelly comes the provocative Donnie
Darko, a genre-busting fable that blasts the American suburban drama into a wildly
imaginative realm of time travel, alternative universes and the manipulation of one's fate.
But at the core of Donnie Darko is the simple story of a boy trying to make a stand in a
lonely, chaotic world - and discovering that every little thing he does counts on a cosmic
Seen at the 2001 Sundance Film Festival, Donnie Darko became one of the festival's most
talked-about and debated films, praised for blending sci-fi fantasy with an original vision
of a modern suburbia teetering on the edge of dread and disaster. The question became:
what is Donnie Darko? Is it a look back at the underbelly of the Ferris Bueller and Back to
the Future era? Or is it a wild journey into multiple realities and multiple outcomes? Is it
the story of an increasingly cynical, hypocritical society on a crash-course with
apocalypse? Or is it a fairytale about a teen hero who changes the world around him? Is
this the cosmic death knell of the Reagan Era, or a portrait of a troubled community
redeemed by the hand of God?
The surprising answer is that Donnie Darko is all of these - a deep inquiry into the recent
past and the possibilities for the future all wrapped up in the story of a teenager unlike any
you've met before. Writer/director Richard Kelly purposefully wanted Donnie Darko to be
vast enough to mean different things to different people. But he offers this guidance for
the mind-blowing ride ahead:
"Maybe it's the story of Holden Caulfield, resurrected in 1988 by the spirit of Phillip
K. Dick, who was always spinning yarns about schizophrenia and drug abuse breaking the
barriers of space and time. Or it's a black comedy foreshadowing the impact of the 1988
presidential election, which is really the best way to explain it. But first and foremost, I
wanted the film to be a piece of social satire that needs to
be experienced and digested several times."
Donnie Darko is a Richard Kelly film starring Jake Gyllenhaal (October Sky),
Jena Malone, Drew Barrymore, Mary McDonnell, Holmes Osborne, Katharine Ross, Patrick
Swayze and Noah Wyle. The producers are Sean McKittrick, Nancy Juvonen and Adam
Fields. Drew Barrymore, Hunt Lowry and Casey LaScala are executive producers, along
with Will Tyrer, Chris J. Ball and Aaron Ryder.
So then, who is Donnie Darko? That's a question to which even Donnie Darko himself is
seeking an answer. For Richard Kelly, the answer is "a kid from a village named Middlesex
who has a lot of big problems and a lot of big ideas - and in 1988 he embarks on a journey
that lasts 28 days and causes quite a stir."
Says young Jake Gyllenhaal, who delved deep into the unsettling mind of Donnie Darko to
take on the tour de force role: "Donnie's a teenager like a lot of teenagers who starts out
completely unsure of where he fits in the world, or if he fits at all. But through an
incredible experience he comes to truly understand who he really is and the effect he has
on other people, which takes him on a fantastic journey through dreams, sadness,
comedy and madness."
Donnie Darko might be off-the-charts in intelligence but he also has some off-the-wall
problems: he sleepwalks, he has hallucinations and he's being followed around by Frank,
an eerie, demonic presence. Yet these are the least of his troubles. The real crux of his
existence is the terrifying world around him - a 1980s reality besotted by pop culture,
material excess, fundamentalism, encroaching cynicism, prescription drugs and
hypocrisy. Yet the amazing thing is that Donnie becomes an entirely unexpected hero of
these strange times.
Donnie Darko writer/director Richard Kelly was 13 in 1988 and grew up in the thick of the
angst, loneliness and underlying dreams of his generation - a generation that, unlike
those of the 60s and 70s, has yet to really be explored in cinema. Thus when Kelly
emerged from USC ready to write his first screenplay, he decided to thrust his main
character, Donnie Darko, right into the heart of this world, with a twist. He gave Donnie a
distinctive reason - a chaotic near-death experience - to try to understand the secrets and
lies surrounding him… and perhaps the power to alter them.
For executive producer Casey La Scala, this unique look back at the 1980s mindset - the
period when hyper-individualism came into fashion in America - was very revealing. "I
think that sometime in the past 20 years, kids really started having to be more adult," he
says. "And this is a movie that reflects that world, a world in which as Richard says you
have to save yourself because your parents aren't going to. You have to figure out what
you believe and how to resist the pressures of society and how to follow your dreams on
your own. This is the world of Donnie Darko and it's unlike any of the teen films out there."
La Scala continues: "The 80s were all about consumption but in terms of the family unit,
the question became what's more important: being able to communicate or getting a nice
new Mercedes? I think Donnie Darko brings out how the family dynamic was really hurt by
the quest for material happiness."
Adds executive producer Hunt Lowry: "Richard Kelly really took a lot from his own
experiences growing up in the 80s and that added something very true to a script that is
both a coming-of-age journey and a sci-fi fantasy about time portals. He really captured
the path people were heading down and the choices that face us even now."
From the beginning, Richard Kelly wanted Donnie Darko to break boundaries - in a very
entertaining way. "People were always telling me that there are no original ideas left, so
I tried to challenge that," he says. "I tried to come up with a story that twists and turns
and brings different genre elements together in a way that can't be classified but is
Kelly knew he was going out onto the edge - but he also wanted to ground his story in
recognisable, relatable characters straight out of the poignancy and confusion of real life.
"The characters in Donnie Darko are all based on archetypes of real people, people that
you know, people that you grew up with, and people that beat the shit out of you in high
school," Kelly observes. "That's where the heart of the story lies."
Kelly believed so strongly in the blending of elements in his script that he refused to turn
it into a more straight-ahead teen romance or sci-fi thriller, despite immediate offers to
buy his script if he would do so. Instead, he held out for the chance to bring his full vision
of Donnie Darko to the screen.
The final script for Donnie Darko was a lot of things - a crackling satire, a teen fantasy
turned macabre nightmare, a head-spinning ride through the physics of time. But most of
all it struck close readers as an indelible portrait of post-Reagan America, a world in which
innocence itself seemed lost in time. Two people who were immediately struck by the
power of Richard Kelly's vision were Drew Barrymore and Nancy Juvonen of Flower Films.
"I was truly freaked out by Donnie Darko because it was so smart," Juvonen says.
''So many scripts are formulaic and predictable, but this script took risk after risk after
incredible risk and still kept you in suspense, constantly drawing you in with more
questions than answers, I thought it was a rare find."
She continues: "To me, it was a really different sort of coming-of-age story about a really
smart kid who is coming to a place where he really believes that anything is possible and
that he can make a difference by making his own decisions and doing things the way he
sees them. I think it's inspiring because it asks you to question who you are and what
you're doing here. It pushes your imagination to places you might not otherwise go."
Barrymore says she too was "blown away. Reading the script provoked not only a lot of
questions but deep emotions," she recalls. "The script really captured that burning desire
to figure out life's mysteries and the idea that there's always this underlying possibility for
you to follow another path and make a change. It was a real hero's journey. But most of
all, it was clear right away that Richard had something extraordinary inside him and was
going to make a wonderful, original movie."
Barrymore adored the depth of Donnie Darko but it was ultimately something else that
sealed her profound attraction to it. She explains: "Donnie Darko isn't just philosophical
and poetic, it's also very real and very funny and moves with the lightness and
accessibility of a comedy. Even though he goes into alternate worlds and questions the
rules of the universe, Donnie Darko's experiences at school, with his girlfriend, with his
family and in his dreams seem incredibly true to life. And that's what makes you follow
Ultimately, it was Barrymore and Juvonen's excitement about the project that got it off
the ground with Kelly's vision intact. Says producer Sean McKittrick, who has collaborated
with Richard Kelly since their college days: "Drew Barrymore was our godsend. If it wasn't
for her talent as an actress and producer this movie wouldn't have been made. I think
Flower Films really understood that this look at the 80s will be extremely interesting to
both those of us who lived through it as well as to kids coming of age right now in a world
only slightly different."
Throughout the process of making Donnie Darko, everyone involved became more and
more enveloped in the story's many layers. Says Nancy Juvonen: "One thing we realised
pretty quickly is that this is one of those rare movies that will keep getting more and more
interesting on repeated viewings. It's very precise and complicated and follows an
intriguing logic. In the end, everything hooks up to everything else,"
Sums up Sean McKittrick: "Every moment in this story is there for a reason, every little
character and every set piece is there for a reason. There's not a shot in the film that
doesn't mean something. You're sent on a 28 day journey where you're basically torn in
100 different directions but it all winds up back in one spot - and you have to decide for
yourself what you've experienced."
Because Donnie Darko is so many different things - hero, nut-case, threat, rebel, lover,
prodigy - to so many different people, finding an actor who could handle the different
facets of the role, while still being a very believable teenager, was absolutely key to the
project's genesis. Although the filmmakers began with extensive auditions, the process
came to a grinding halt when they saw Jake Gyllenhaal.
Gyllenhaal was a shock not least of all because he had previously won acclaim for an
entirely different sort of performance in the uplifting October Sky. But there was no doubt
that Gyllenhaal understood Donnie Darko in an instinctual way and caught all the nuances
of both his humour and his darker conflicts. "The fact that we found Jake and that Jake is
Donnie Darko, I mean really is this character, was incredible," says Drew Barrymore.
"Jake is subtle and amusing and spiritual and has so much going on inside him that he
takes you right into Donnie's world. The fact that he became part of this movie just makes
me really believe in and appreciate the workings of fate,"
Continues Nancy Juvonen: "Jake really is able to ride that line between being a teenager
questioning authority and bending the rules and being an adult - which is exactly where
Donnie Darko is at. He's got that wise-beyond-his-years quality. Without him, we couldn't
have made as entertaining and as complex of a movie."
Gyllenhaal, who in addition to his acting career is studying Eastern Religion at Columbia
University, was profoundly moved by Richard Kelly's probing script. "To me what made it
so exciting is that it isn't all happening on the surface," he says, "You're caught up in it and
entertained but you could just as easily read it two or three more times and get a deeper
and deeper understanding of everything that's going on. It's really unique because it's a
movie that you can't wait to get to the end of so you can discover what it means for
yourself. I think it will be an individual experience for everyone who sees it."
He continues: "Even Donnie Darko's name makes you question who he is, It sounds like
he could be a superhero or a porn star or somebody's idea of a joke, but then there is a
reality to it, too he has a little bit of all of that in him." The 80s setting also intrigued
Gyllenhaal, even though he was just a little kid during that era. "I think the story reflects
both the recent past and the present and shows us a little bit of how we got to where we
are today," he says.
Gyllenhaal was drawn not only to the character of Donnie Darko but to the tapestry of
people whose lives his character touches, "I really like that every single character in the
film is ultimately redeemable," he says.
Chief among the people Donnie Darko touches is Gretchen Ross, the new girl in town who
is carrying a darkly disturbing past of her own. Gretchen is played by 16 year-old Jena
Malone, who is quickly becoming one of the most sought-after actresses of her
generation, and will next appear with Kevin Kline in another look beneath the surface of
American suburbia: Life as a house.
Malone says that she "completely fell in love with the script" and describes the film as a
"part sci-fi adventure, part hot teen romance and part original look at life and destiny."
Her own character held a particular fascination for her because of her unconventional
connection with Donnie Darko. "I really like Gretchen because although she and Donnie
become boyfriend and girlfriend it's not this whole cute thing and it's not what you would
expect, It's really intense and they both have really big problems," she says.
Malone surmises that Gretchen falls so quickly for Donnie because he's "the type of
person you can tell everything to and who can relate to your worst problems on a really
deep level. He's sensitive, he's funny and of course he's pretty good looking. But," she
adds, "Gretchen also sees him not sleeping and going wild at school and going through
these events that seem very weird and random, and she starts to wonder just what's
going on with him."
As for audience members who are also a bit concerned about just where Donnie Darko is
heading, Malone has a word of advice: "Sit back and go with it. You're about to go on a
journey into a really wild mind."
Then there are Donnie Darko's loving but disconcertingly ineffective parents - who watch
helplessly as Donnie is nearly killed by a plummeting jet engine. Donnie's
Dukakis-despising dad, Eddie Darko, is played by veteran character actor Holmes
Osborne and his bewildered mother, Rose Darko, is played by two-time Oscar nominee
McDonnell joined the cast of Donnie Darko because she says the script "took my breath
away. It was such an uncanny combination of tragedy and extraordinary uplift. It's the
kind of movie you can't stop talking about, that challenges you to really think about
things." She says of Richard Kelly: "Reading the script, I felt like there was a 150-year-old
spirit inside this 20-something kid. He knows what's going on inside young people but he
has a really sophisticated way of getting to it. He has an incredible amount to offer."
McDonnell particularly liked the multi-dimensionality of Rose Darko, who isn't just a
cardboard cut-out suburban mom but a smart, passionate parent who sees her son going
through something larger than she can grasp. "What's going on inside Donnie is really
beyond anything Rose and Eddie can hope to control or understand," she explains.
"However well intentioned we are as parents, the train has run away without us. So the
question for them is: how do you handle it when you love someone more than life yet you
can't protect them?"
Says producer Casey La Scala: "Mary brought a whole new element to the character of
Rose Darko and really brought the character to life in a way that makes her moving and
To play one of Donnie Darko's favourite teachers, the controversial, open-minded
English teacher Ms. Pomeroy, the filmmakers looked among their own. Drew Barrymore
took on the role in an unusual but exciting departure for her. "I love Ms Pomeroy," she
admits, "but it's very different for me to be so contained and mature. She's a woman who
has a profound love of literature and really wants to share that with kids and I just love
that about her, I love that she's this sort of 80s hippy who is smart and calm and idealistic.
And like Donnie, she wants to be truthful and get to the heart of what life's all about."
She continues: "The thing that's important about Ms Pomeroy is that she really gets
Donnie. Isn't that what we all wanted from our teachers - to find one who really
understands you and believes in you? Ms Pomeroy is one of the few people who is really
happy that Donnie is out there questioning the rules and laws of the universe."
Less happy about Donnie's inquisitive an curious nature is Jim Cunningham, the
fundamentalist guru who has divided the world into two principals - love and fear - while
getting filthy rich. In a true role reversal, the darkly comic Cunningham is played by
heart-throb Patrick Swayze. "Patrick really got the joke of Jim Cunningham but he added
something really special to the role," notes Nancy Juvonen. "He came in an incredible
shark skin suit and a bouffant pompadour so hairsprayed that it couldn't even move in a
hurricane and it was clear that he was absolutely devoted to capturing this creepy but
charismatic fellow. We felt so lucky to have him at a point when he's pushing the envelope
in his career."
Swayze even allowed the production to shoot Cunningham's slimy infomercials on his own
ranch to give them an authentic look. Says Richard Kelly: "Patrick was incredibly
generous and had a great sense of humour throughout his work. I think people are going
to gain a new appreciation of his talents through this role."
Another influential character in Donnie Darko's life is his shrink, Dr Lilian Thurman, a
hypnotherapist with a penchant for writing prescriptions. The role marks the most recent
screen incarnation of Katharine Ross, best known for her unforgettable roles in two
Oscar-winning classics: The graduate and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. Ross
takes on few screen roles but she was drawn to Richard Kelly's script, which stunned her
with its complexity. "I thought it was funny, intelligent, touching and surprising from start
to finish," she says. "And I liked my role because I get to hear everything that happens to
Donnie, including his deepest secrets."
Ross had a blast playing a psychiatrist but the real draw for her was the chance to work
with such a young and enthusiastic cast and crew. "I think it's incredibly exciting to work
with people just starting out because they're so energetic and so innovative. I mean the
people making this movie are the future of filmmaking," she observes. For Jake
Gyllenhaal, it was an equal thrill to work with Ross. "To work with this great actress who
was part of The graduate and Butch Cassidy - which are just two staple movies for me -
and who has such a tremendous aura was amazing," he says.
Rounding out Donnie Darko's family are his two sisters Samantha, who is played by child
actress Daveigh Chase, and Elizabeth, who is played by Jake Gyllenhaal's real-life sister
Maggie Gyllenhaal. "I thought it would be pretty interesting to play brother and sister,"
admits Maggie, whose career is just as accomplished as her brother's. "But this was also
a really interesting script that was hard to pass up. I loved the idea of playing high school
kids in the 80s, and I loved the idea that it's about all the connections between growing up
and philosophy and time travel, It's got a love story, comedy and many surprises and I
think the reactions to it will be equally complex."
On the set, Maggie was blown away by her brother's complete transformation into the
mysterious Donnie Darko. "He really gave a risky, passionate, intense performance," she
says. "It was the perfect part for him. Growing up, Jake and I always talked about wanting
to make interesting, daring movies, and it's really fun to be a part of this one together."
Finally, the cast is completed by James Duvall, who plays the mysterious apparition
Frank. "Frank is really Donnie Darko's guide," explains Duvall, "the one who helps him
find his fate and his destiny. He might be an alter ego, or another person, or a
hallucination, but that's really up to people to decide for themselves."
Donnie Darko was shot entirely in the city of Los Angeles, yet creates a stark, eerie,
Americana look that could be Any City in Anywhere USA. There are no palm trees in sight,
despite the fact that Long Beach stands in for Donnie Darko's nondescript neighbourhood
somewhere in the state of Virginia.
From the outset Richard Kelly wanted the film to be as unique a visual experience as it is
an emotional and intellectual experience, so he brought in award-winning
cinematographer Steven Poster (ASC). Together, the two decided to shoot the film in
widescreen anamorphic to highlight the bizarre nature of Donnie's world and his
Steven Poster explains: "Here we were going to be telling a story far outside the
boundaries of reality, so we were freed to use a different canvas than usual. It might be
unusual to shoot in widescreen for a movie of this subject and this size, but this is an
Although Poster has worked on everything from action adventure thrillers to comedies, he
was drawn to the freshness of Richard Kelly's offbeat fable - and to Kelly's passion for
visual storytelling. "I read the script and fell in love," he says, echoing the sentiments of
others in the cast and crew. "It just made me want to
talk to this director and ask him a lot of questions. What I found is that Richard is
extremely clear about his vision. He's very definite about his creative decisions
but he tells you what he wants and then lets you go for it."
Poster also oversaw the CGI work that creates the wormhole trails Donnie Darko follows
into the future. Ultimately Poster and Kelly opted away from the trendier high-tech styles
popular in contemporary cinema - such as skip bleaching - and opted for a more spare,
straight-forward visual style that emphasises the meaning-laden imagery of each frame.
"I think we decided that the film itself is so unusual, we didn't need anything way out
there visually. We wanted to find the best way to tell the story with powerful images that
stand on their own."
Poster and Kelly also collaborated closely with production designer Alexander Hammond
and costume designer April Ferry to give the film an authentic 80s feel. "The lifestyles of
the 80s inform every part of the film," notes Poster, "and we wanted that to come out not
only in the surroundings but in the textures and colours on the screen. There is a sense of
being at a particular place in time but also a sense of timeless mystery."
Ultimately, Richard Kelly hopes the aura of mystery will linger far into the audiences'
future. "I wanted Donnie Darko to provide some answers but also to leave you with some
questions," he says. "I've always thought the best movies are the ones that you talk about
and think about long after the ride home."
ABOUT THE CAST
Jake Gyllenhaal (Donnie Darko)
Emerging as one of the most promising young actors of his generation, Jake
Gyllenhaal is quickly establishing himself among the most sought after young actors in
Hollywood. With an impressive and diverse list of film credits, he continues to thrill
audiences and critics alike with each new character that he brings to life. This year's
performances will serve as no exception, and will continue to add to his series of powerful
Gyllenhaal's next project promises to establish him as a member of Hollywood's new
generation of action stars. In Fox's The day after tomorrow, directed by Roland
Emmerich, Gyllenhaal stars opposite Dennis Quaid in the futuristic film which depicts the
devastating effects of global warming on Earth. It will be released worldwide on May 28,
2004. In December, he will be seen in the screen adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning
play Proof for director John Madden. The Miramax film, which also stars Gwyneth Paltrow
and Anthony Hopkins, tells the story of a daughter who most come to the aid of her math
professor father, as he slowly looses touch with reality.
Gyllenhaal recently landed the coveted role of 'Jack' opposite Heath Ledger in Focus
Features' adaptation of Brokeback Mountain. The film, which chronicles an intense
relationship between two Wyoming stockmen, will be directed by Ang Lee. Although the
project has yet to go into production, which is scheduled to begin in June, it is already
fielding a buzz within the industry.
With his poignant portrayal as the title character, Gyllenhaal was nominated for an
Independent Spirit Award for best actor in the critically acclaimed Donnie Darko. A
favourite at the 2002 Sundance Film Festival, the New Market release combined elements
of mystical fantasy and science fiction with teenage romance. The film was directed by
first-timer Richard Kelly and co-stars Drew Barrymore, Jena Malone, and Noah Wyle. The
film has generated an amazing cult following throughout the last two years. In fact, the
film will be re-released later this year in select cities nationwide.
Gyllenhaal starred in another Sundance favourite in 2002, The good girl, portraying
a young man who falls in love and has a torrid affair with a married woman (Jennifer
Aniston). In his role as Holder Worther, Gyllenhaal was coined as the modern-day "Holden
Caulfield", again exalting a film to cult status. The dark comedy was directed by Miguel
Arteta, and also stars John C Reilly, Zooey Deschanel, and Tim Blake Nelson. The film was
distributed by Fox Searchlight.
Gyllenhaal's relationship with the Sundance Film Festival continued through this year, as
co-host of the 2004 film festival alongside Zooey Deschanel, his co-star in The good girl.
In the fall of 2002, Gyllenhaal starred in the Touchstone's, Moonlight Mile, opposite
Dustin Hoffman, Susan Sarandon and Holly Hunter. The films was written and directed by
Brad Silberling. Set in New England in the early 70s, the film explores issues of loss and
grieving after the fiancee of Gyllenhaal's character is murdered.
Marking his theatre debut, Gyllenhaal appeared on the London stage in Kenneth
Lonergan's revival of This is our youth, along side Hayden Christensen and Anna Paquin.
The play, which was a critical sensation on Broadway, ran for eight weeks in London's
West End. Gyllenhaal received exceptional critical acclaim, earning him an Evening
Standard Theatre Award as "Outstanding Newcomer" for his role as a rich kid who
indulges in stealing, dealing and consuming drugs.
Gyllenhaal was also seen in Lovely and amazing, a comedy starring Catherine Keener and
Brenda Bethink. The film was screened at the 2001 Toronto Film Festival and was an
instant favourite. Gyllenhaal also starred in the Walt Disney romantic comedy, Bubble
Boy, opposite Swoosie Kurtz and Marley Shelton.
Gyllenhaal first received notice for his heartwarming performance in the Universal film,
October sky, directed by Joe Johnston. The film tells the triumphant story of Homer
Hickman Jr (Gyllenhaal), a gifted high school student in rural West Virginia, who seemed
destined to repeat his father's harsh life in the coal mines until he turned his attention
upward to the skies. The film also starred Chris Cooper, William Lee Scott, Chad Lindberg
and Laura Dern.
Additional film credits include Josh and SAM and Dangerous woman with Debra
Winger. He also played Billy Crystal's son in the hit film City slickers and Robin Williams'
son in the highly acclaimed Bop gun episode of the television series Homicide. Gyllenhaal
currently resides in Los Angeles.
Jena Malone (Gretchen Ross)
16-year-old Jena Malone stars as Gretchen Ross, the new girl in town with a dark past.
Malone will also appear this fall in Irwin Winkler's Life as a house starring with Kevin Kline,
Kristin Scott Thomas and Hayden Christensen.
Malone is already being recognised as one of her generation's most promising screen
talents. She has received rave reviews from critics for her efforts in such popular films as
Stepmom, Contact and For love of the game. Her other film credits include The dangerous
lives of altar boys, Cheaters and Book of stars.
Born in Lake Tahoe, Nevada, Malone has amassed an impressive list of credits in a very
short time. Her television movies include such high-profile and acclaimed dramas as
Hope, for which she garnered a Golden Globe Award nomination, The ballad of Lucy
Whipple, Ellen Foster, Hidden in America and Bastard out of Carolina. She has also made
guest appearances on the television series Homicide: life on the street and Chicago Hope.
Drew Barrymore (Ms Karen Pomeroy/Executive Producer)
Drew Barrymore, a successful actress since childhood, has been captivating
movie-going audiences for nearly two decades. Since her screen debut, her unique talent
and on-screen charisma have earned her critical acclaim and her movies box-office
Most recently, Drew starred opposite Adam Sandler in the smash hit romantic comedy
Fifty first dates. Flower Films produced their second partnership with Sandler's Happy
Madison. To date, the film has earned over $175 million at the box-office, and is still in
release. Fifty first dates will be released on DVD on 15 June 2004.
Barrymore recently starred opposite Ben Stiller in Duplex. Flower Films and Stiller's
Red Hour Films produced the film, directed by Danny DeVito. Last summer, she starred
with Cameron Diaz and Lucy Liu in Charlie's Angels: full throttle, the sly and sexy sequel
to the blockbuster action-adventure-comedy hit Charlie's Angels.
In December, 2002, she was also seen in Confessions of a dangerous mind for
director George Clooney and in a cameo role in Donnie Darko. The latter film, which she
produced with her Flower Films partner Nancy Juvonen, starred Jake Gyllenhaal and Jena
Malone and received three Independent Spirit Award nominations.
Prior to that, Barrymore starred in Riding in Cars With Boys, directed by Penny
Marshall. Her 30th film was the romantic comedy Never been kissed directed by Raja
Gosnell, which marked the first production for Barrymore and Juvonen's Flower Films. The
movie grossed $85 million worldwide and featured a stellar ensemble cast including David
Arquette, Molly Shannon, John C Reilley and Michael Vartan.
Barrymore also starred with Anjelica Huston in the hit Ever after for director Andy
Tennant. The film has grossed over $100 million in worldwide box-office and was an
instant sell-out on home video.
She also appeared in the quirky romantic comedy Home fries for director Dean
Parisot. The film also starred Luke Wilson, Jake Busey, and Catherine O'Hara. She starred
opposite Adam Sandler in the 1998 smash hit romantic comedy The Wedding Singer and
also appeared in the highly successful Woody Allen ensemble Everyone says I love you,
which also featured Edward Norton, Tim Roth, Alan Alda, Julia Roberts and Goldie Hawn.
She appeared in classic style in the box-office hit Scream, directed by Wes Craven and
featuring Courteney Cox, Neve Campbell and Skeet Ulrich.
Barrymore made her feature film debut in the 1980 film Altered states with William
Hurt. Her next film was ET: the extra-terrestrial, where her portrayal of Gertie earned her
a Youth in Film Award and a BAFTA (British Academy of Film & Television Arts) Award
nomination for Most Outstanding Newcomer. She then went on to star in such films as
Stephen King's Firestarter, Irreconcilable differences, for which she received a Golden
Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actress, and Stephen King's Cat's eye, written
especially for her, in which she played five different roles.
More recent films include starring roles in Gun crazy, which earned her another
Golden Globe nomination, Poison ivy, Bad girls, Boys on the side, Mad love and Batman
forever. She has also appeared in such telefilms as The Amy Fisher story, Babes in
Toyland, Olive: the other reindeer and the television series, 2000 Malibu Road.
Mary McDonnell (Rose Darko)
Mary McDonnell is Rose Darko, a suburban mom trying to understand her son's
mysterious inner life, which takes a disturbing turn after he's nearly killed in a freak home
accident. McDonnell has been widely renowned for her work on stage, film and television.
She has twice been nominated for Academy Award and Golden Globe Awards for her
memorable performances in Dances with wolves and Passion fish. Her diverse film roles
also include Lawrence Kasdan's Mumford and Grand Canyon, Independence Day, Mariette
in ecstasy, Blue chips, Sneakers and John Sayles' acclaimed period drama Matewan.
On television, McDonnell has appeared in such high-profile works as Oh, pioneers for
American Playhouse, TNT's adaptation of Arthur Miller's The American clock, Showtime's
Evidence of blood and the telefilms "That's life, For all time and High society.
McDonnell has starred on Broadway in Summer and smoke, Heidi chronicles and
Execution of justice. Her off-Broadway work includes The vagina monologues, Buried
child, Still life for which she won an Obie Award, Savage in Limbo, All night long, Black
angels, A weekend near Madison, Death of a miner and National Anthem.
Holmes Osborne (Eddie Darko)
Holmes Osborne is Donnie Darko's dad, whose favourite pastime is complaining about
Dukakis. A noted character actor, Osborne has been seen in the recent hit Bring it on,
Alexander Payne's Election, Paul Schrader's Affliction, Antonio Banderas' Crazy in
Alabama, Tom Hanks' That thing you do and The Mod Squad. He will next be seen in John
Osborne's television credits range from the acclaimed miniseries From Earth to the Moon
and guest-starring roles on The X-Files, Seven days, Judging Amy, West Wing, The
practice, Dharma and Greg and ER.
Katharine Ross (Dr. Lilian Thurman)
Donnie Darko's probing, drug-prescribing shrink is played by Katharine Ross, who has
been featured in some of cinema's most classic films. Ross starred with Dustin Hoffman
and Ann Bancroft in The graduate, for which she received a Best Actress Oscar nomination
and a Golden Globe Award. She also appeared opposite Paul Newman and Robert Redford
in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid with a performance that earned her a BAFTA
Ross most recently appeared opposite her husband, Sam Elliott, in Conagher for TNT. Her
credits also include Wrong is right with Sean Connery, The Stepford wives, The final
countdown starring with Kirk Douglas, Hellfighters with John Wayne, The Betsy and
Voyage of the damned for which she won a second Golden Globe.
Patrick Swayze (Jim Cunningham)
Patrick Swayze, an actor of warmth, charm and sex appeal, not to mention a box office
draw all over the world, has won audiences hearts in hits like Dirty dancing and Ghost.
Swayze continues to amaze audiences and critics with his diverse roles in comedy, drama
and action films and has received acclaim for his performance in the independent film The
Swayze recently completed production in South Africa portraying Allan Quartermain in
the Hallmark Entertainment made-for-television film King Solomon's mines, which
premieres domestically on Saturday 12 June and internationally this autumn.
Upcoming, Swayze will be seen starring with his wife, Lisa Niemi, in the feature One
last dance, based on the original award-winning play Without a word, in which they wrote
and starred. One last dance is a drama about three former dancers who have one last
chance to discover a dream they lost and face their demons by dancing again. Niemi, who
adapted the play for film, will make her feature directorial debut. Swayze describes the
project as one he's been waiting a long time for: "The material has a huge emotional
impact, with dance that moves from achingly romantic to intensely sensual." Screenings
of the film were well received at the 2003 Worldfest Houston Film Festival and the 2003
Philadelphia Film Festival. It will next be screened at The Nashville Film Festival on 30
In Donnie Darko, Swayze starred as a self-help TV evangelist opposite Jake
Gyllenhaal, Jena Malone and Noah Wyle for producer Drew Barrymore. The film, originally
released in October 2001, achieved such an international cult following that the studio is
premiering a new director's cut with 21 additional minutes of footage at this year's Seattle
Film Festival on Saturday, 29 May. The revised version will be released in limited markets
on 23 July 2004.
Swayze appeared in the ensemble drama 11:14 for writer/director Greg Marcks. The
film, which premiered at the 2003 Toronto Film Festival, recounts a set of seemingly
unrelated incidents in reverse chronology, all converging in an auto accident that occurs
one night at 11:14. Hilary Swank, Rachael Leigh Cook, Henry Thomas, Colin Hanks and
Clark Gregg also star and the picture is co-produced by Beau Flynn and John Morrissey.
Upcoming, Swayze will star in George and the dragon, with Michael Clarke Duncan, James
Purefoy and Piper Perabo. The film is described as an action-adventure set in 12th century
Britain and will be the first large-scale movie to be developed in-house by the Carousel
In 2002, Swayze starred alongside Billy Bob Thornton and Charlize Theron in
Miramax's comedy, Waking up in Reno. He also attended the 2002 Sundance Film Festival
to be on hand for the premieres of two critically praised independent features. In Timothy
Bui's The Green Dragon, Swayze portrays an American officer who is genuinely trying to
help relocated Vietnamese refugees.
Swayze received a Golden Globe nomination for his charming performance as Vida
Boheme in Universal Pictures' hit film To Wong Foo, thanks for everything, Julie Newmar.
Swayze starred as one of three beautiful drag queens in this heartwarming and hilarious
cross-country journey. The film also starred Wesley Snipes and John Leguizamo and was
directed by Beeban Kidron.
Swayze has also proven that he is a talented singer/songwriter. His hit single She's
like the wind, which he wrote and performed for the Dirty dancing soundtrack quickly rose
to number three on the pop charts and was number one around the world. Swayze also
contributed to the Next of kin soundtrack with Brothers, a song he co-wrote and
performed with Larry Gatlin in 1989. Swayze showcased his musical talent in late 2003
while appearing as Billy Flynn in productions of Chicago on Broadway, in Los Angeles and
Swayze grew up in Houston, Texas and was offered both athletic and dance
scholarships when he graduated from high school. His father encouraged his athletic side,
and he excelled in gymnastics, diving, track and football. He also started acting in high
school, appearing in Houston's Alley Theatre. His first dance teacher was his mother,
Patsy, whose credits as a choreographer include the film Urban cowboy.
He attended San Jacinto College in Houston and was a member of the gymnastics
team before touring North and Central America with Disney on parade. After a year on the
road, he moved to New York to study with the Harkness Ballet Company, and then the
Joffrey, before joining the Eliot Feld Ballet as a principal dancer. Swayze simultaneously
studied acting with Warren Robertson and landed a dancing role on Broadway in
Goodtime Charley with Joel Grey.
Next came the lead role of Danny Zuko in Grease on Broadway, which had already
launched John Travolta to prominence. The critics loved Swayze, and he was lured to
Hollywood where he continued his acting studies with Milton Katselas.
Swayze made his feature film debut in 1979's Skatetown USA, followed by Francis Ford
Coppola's coming-of-age story, The Outsiders and Paramount's Uncommon valor in 1983.
In 1984, he gained international recognition when he starred as southern gentleman Orry
Main in the epic mini-series North and South.
Swayze's additional film credits include Randall Kleiser's Grandview USA opposite
Jamie Lee Curtis, Red dawn, Youngblood with Rob Lowe, Steel dawn, Road House and
Next of kin. In 1990, Swayze returned to the screen as a romantic leading man in one of
the year's top-grossing films, Ghost.
After Ghost, Swayze starred in Point break opposite Keanu Reeves, Roland Joffee's City of
joy, Three wishes co-starring Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Black dog with Randy Travis
and Meat Loaf, and Loving LuLu with Melanie Griffith. Swayze and Niemi reside on a ranch
outside Los Angeles.
Noah Wyle (Dr Monnitoff)
Noah Wyle, who plays Donnie Darko's influential science teacher Dr. Monnitoff, is best
known to television viewers worldwide as Dr John Carter on the top-rated series ER. His
work on the show has garnered five Emmy nominations and three Golden Globe
nominations. Wyle also played the maverick computer entrepreneur Steve Jobs in the
Emmy-nominated movie Pirates of Silicon Valley for TNT.
His film credits include The myth of fingerprints written and directed by Bart Freundlich,
which Wyle associate produced; as well as Swing kids, A few good men, Crooked hearts
and There goes my baby .
On stage, Wyle has appeared to rave reviews with Peter Berg in The 24th day at the
Coronet Theatre in Los Angeles. He also serves as creative producer for the award winning
Blank Theatre Company, which recently produced The why at the Second Stage
Maggie Gyllenhaal (Elizabeth Darko)
Donnie Darko's Yale-bound slacker sister Elizabeth is played by Jake Gyllenhaal's real-life
sister, an accomplished actress who will next be seen in Penny Marshall's Riding in cars
with boys and Michael Lehmann's 40 days 40 nights. Her other film credits include John
Waters' Cecil B Demented, The photographer and A dangerous woman with Debra
On television, she has appeared in the miniseries Shake rattle and roll: an American love
story, The patron saint of liars and Shattered mind. She also appeared in the Los Angeles
stage production of Closer at the Mark Taper.
James Duval (Frank)
The pivotal Frank is played by James Duval, who will next be seen in Doe boy, which also
premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, and James Merendino's Dogma95 film
Amerikana. Duval's work ranges from daring independent dramas to blockbuster action
thrillers, and includes Gone in sixty seconds, The weekend, Go, SLC punk, Nowhere,
Independence Day, The Doom Generation, How to make the cruelest month, A river made
to drown in and Totally f**ed up.
Beth Grant (Kittie Farmer)
Beth Grant, who plays the comically reactionary Kittie Farmer, most recently appeared as
Mark Wahlberg's mother in the film Rock star. Her forthcoming projects include the
baseball movie The rookie with Dennis Quaid and the thriller Desert saints with Keifer
Sutherland and Melora Walters.
Grant is a familiar face in film and television, with a lengthy list of extremely diverse roles.
She made her feature film debut with a small part in Rain Man, then went on to appear in
such feature films as Flatliners, White Sands, Love Field, Speed, City Slickers II, Welcome
Home Roxy Carmichael, Child's Play II, Safe, To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie
Newmar, A Time to Kill, A Thousand Acres, Lawn Dogs, Doctor Doolittle, Sordid Lives
(starring with Delta Burke and Bonnie Bedelia) and Dance With Me, among others. Her
television movies include To Dance with Olivia, Norma Jean & Marilyn, Overkill: The Aileen
Wuornos Story, Switched at Birth and Don't Tell Her It's Me. She currently has a recurring
role on Yes, Dear, and starred as Thelma Wainwright on the series Delta, as well as Inez
in the cult television hit Maximum Bob.
ABOUT THE FILMMAKERS
Richard Kelly (Writer/Director)
26-year-old Richard Kelly makes his feature film directorial and screenwriting debut with
Donnie Darko, a provocative, kaleidoscopic journey through 1980s suburbia with a
time-travelling twist. Kelly recently graduated from the University of Southern California
and previously directed two short films, The Goodbye Place and Visceral Matter. Donnie
Darko was first shown at the Sundance Film Festival, where Kelly was lauded as one of the
festival's most promising new discoveries.
Sean McKittrick (Producer)
Sean McKittrick attended UCLA and shortly after graduation produced Richard Kelly's
short film, Visceral Matter. McKittrick went on to join the development staff at New Line
Cinema, working under Executive Vice President Lynn Harris. He and Richard Kelly then
resumed their partnership with a one-hour dramedy pilot, The Left Coast, for Fox. He and
Kelly are currently developing several feature film projects.
Nancy Juvonen (Producer)
Founded Flower Films with partner Drew Barrymore in 1995. Their first film, Never
Been Kissed, went into production in 1998 with Juvonen and Barrymore producing
alongside Sandy Isaac. The movie, made as part of their first-look deal with 20th
Century-Fox/Fox 2000, grossed more than $85 million worldwide.
For their next project, Flower Films, along with Mandy Films and Tall Trees, produced
the hugely successful Charlie's Angels. The sequel, Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle, was
released in June 2003. Combined worldwide box-office for both Charlie's films surpassed
half a billion dollars.
Juvonen and Barrymore also produced, with Matt Groening and Claudia de la Roca, the
Emmy-nominated TV special Olive, The Other Reindeer, now a staple for
television holiday season programming.
In 2001, Flower Films, along with Newmarket and Gaylord Films released the independent
feature Donnie Darko, a cult hit that has been met with extremely favourable critical and
fan reaction. Donnie Darko: The Director's Cut will premiere at the Seattle Film Festival on
May 29, 2004.
Flower Films and Ben Stiller's Red Hour Films, produced the dark romantic comedy
Duplex in 2003, which starred Barrymore and Stiller, and was directed by Danny DeVito
Most recently, Juvonen and Barrymore's Flower Films produced 50 First Dates with
Adam Sandler's Happy Madison. To date, 50 First Dates has grossed $175 million
worldwide, and is still in release.
Flower Films has a first-look deal with Sony Pictures through 2005.
Adam Fields (Producer)
A cum laude graduate of the University of California at Berkeley, Adam Fields began
his career at Creative Artists Agency. He joined PolyGram Pictures at age 24 and within
one year was named the company's Executive Vice President of Production.
While working with Jon Peters and Peter Guber at PolyGram, Fields supervised a
number of pictures including AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON, SIX WEEKS,
MISSING, and ENDLESS LOVE. He served as the Executive Producer of the soundtrack
album and single on the latter film, which became the longest running number one single
in history at that time. To date, it remains the most successful hit single in Motown history.
Fields subsequently supervised the multi-platinum soundtrack for the film Flashdance,
which was a vital factor in the film's extraordinary box office success.
Next, Fields teamed with Ned Tanen at Universal Pictures. He oversaw the development
and production of such films as John Hughes' directorial debut, Sixteen candles and The
breakfast club, which established the famous Brat Pack of the 80s.
Fields then formed his own production company and continued to demonstrate his
unique eye for new talent. He produced and executive produced a number of films
including Vision quest, which featured the debut roles for Linda Fiorentino and Madonna,
Johnny be good, which introduced Uma Thurman to the world, and Great balls of fire.
He then created the enormously successful startup company Preview Tech, a multimedia
marketing system, which was then sold by the investment banking firm of Veronis-Suhler
& Associates. After the sale of his company in 1992, Fields reunited with Jon Peters to
become President of Peters Entertainment. Over a three-year period, Fields initiated,
developed and packaged numerous projects including Rosewood massacre and Ali
starring Will Smith. He also executive produced the Wesley Snipes and Woody Harrelson
action picture Money Train.
In 1996, Fields re-established his own production company at 20th Century Fox where
he quickly started production on two motion pictures. The first, Ravenous, starring Guy
Pearce, Robert Carlyle and David Arquette, was shot in Prague. The second picture,
Brokedown Palace, is based on his original story and stars Claire Danes, Kate Beckinsale,
Bill Pullman, and is directed by Jonathan Kaplan. Fields followed by arranging the
financing and producing the independent cult standout Donnie Darko starring Drew
Barrymore, Jake Gyllenhaal, Noah Wyle, Patrick Swayze, and Katherine Ross. He
participated in the financing of the Universal/Imagine release Blue crush through his
Hawaii Tax/Equity fund. In October of 2002 Adam signed a two-year first-look deal with
New Line Cinema.
Adam is currently prepping his new film Josiah's canon to be directed by Brett Ratner and
starring Sean Connery for 20th Century Fox.
Hunt Lowry (Executive Producer)
Hunt Lowry heads Gaylord Films and its specialty division, Pandora. As a producer, his
credits include such films as Jon Turtletaub's The Kid starring Bruce Willis; Turtletaub's
Instinct with Anthony Hopkins: Joel Schumacher's A Time To Kill starring Sandra Bullock,
Matthew McConaughey and Ashley Judd; Jerry Zucker's First Knight with Sean Connery
and Richard Gere; and Bruce Joel Rubin's My Life starring Michael Keaton and Nicole
Kidman. Lowry also produced The Last of the Mohicans directed by Michael Mann and
starring Daniel Day Lewis and Madeline Stowe; Only The Lonely directed by John Hughes;
Revenge starring Kevin Costner, Madeline Stowe and Anthony Quinn, as well as Career
Opportunities, Get Crazy and Top Secret.
For television, Lowry served as executive producer on HBO's Baja Oklahoma and network
television's Rascals and Robbers: The Secret Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn.
He produced the mini-series Dream West and his telefilms include His Mistress, Wild
Horses and Surviving for ABC Theatre.
Casey La Scala (Executive Producer)
Casey La Scala oversees production for Gaylord Films and its specialty division, Pandora.
Previously, he served as a Production Executive at Touchstone Pictures, where he
supervised development and production of numerous feature film projects including
Ransom, Nothing to Lose, Father of the Bride 2, Enemy of the State and Armageddon.
Prior to that, he was a development executive at Carolco Pictures and a story analyst at
Midnight Sun Pictures and Douglas/Reuther. La Scala also served as an assistant Story
Editor at Imagine Films Entertainment.
Steven Poster (Director of Photography)
Award-winning cinematographer Steven Poster worked closely with director Richard Kelly
to develop the distinctive visual world of Donnie Darko. Poster previously was nominated
for an ASC Award for Best Cinematographer for his work on Ridley Scott's Someone to
Watch Over Me. His other credits include Patrice Leconte's Une Chance Sur Deaux, Rocky
V, The Boy Who Could Fly, Testament, Life Stinks, Big Top Peewee, Cemetery Club and
the upcoming Stuart Little II.
His television movies include The Roswell Incident, I'll Take Manhattan, Courage and The
Color of Justice. Poster also filmed Madonna's award-winning, controversial music video
Like A Prayer. In addition, he has shot over one thousand television commercials. Poster
is Vice President of both the American Society of Cinematographers and the International
Alexander Hammond (Production Designer)
Production designer Alexander Hammond brings a mythical 80s suburb to life in Donnie
Darko. Hammond's work was most recently seen in Rod Lurie's The Contender starring
Joan Allen, Gary Oldman and Jeff Bridges. His credits as an art director include Austin
Powers, The Spy Who Shagged Me and Lost and Found. Hammond's forthcoming features
include Viva Las Nowhere directed by Jason Bloom and Four Dogs Playing Poker directed
by Paul Rachman. Among his other credits are Let The Devil Wear Black, October 22, Back
to Even, Self Storage and Dry Spell.
April Ferry (Costume Designer)
April Ferry has established an incredibly diverse array of costume designing credits, for
both film and television. She received an Oscar nomination for her work on Maverick
starring Mel Gibson and Jodie Foster and her recent work includes John Herzfeld's stylish
action drama Fifteen Minutes, the submarine thriller U-571 and Robert Iscove's teen
comedy Boys and Girls. Among Ferry's design credits are Brokedown Palace, Playing By
Heart, Flubber; Shadow Conspiracy; The Associate, Little Giants, Planes, Trains and
Automobiles, Free Willy, Beethoven's 2nd, Unlawful Entry, The Babe, Radio Flyer and
Almost an Angel.
Ferry's credits for television include John Herzfeld's Don King: Only in America and The
Rockford Files. In addition, she received an Emmy nomination for her costume designs for
My Name Is Bill W.
Eric Strand (Editor)
Eric Strand's most recent credits include John Woo's Mission: Impossible 2, Richard
Donner's Lethal Weapon 4 and Renny Harlin's Deep Blue Sea. His previous editing credits
include Keoni Waxman's Countdown and The Hunted.
Strand also donated his time to edit a short entitled Glory Girl for Martha Cotton at
the Director's Workshop for Women at the AFI. He also served as Additional
Film Editor on the John Hughes film She's Having a Baby and The Experts. As an
assistant editor, his credits include Gremlins, Staying Alive, Firestarter, To Live
and Die in LA, Eddie Murphy RAW, White Palace, Hand That Rocks the Cradle, I'll
Do Anything and Cutthroat Island.
For television, Strand has served as an assistant editor on Hill Street Blues and the
television film Stagecoach, both of which were nominated for Eddy Awards for Best
Editing. He also edited World War II archive footage for the War and Remembrance
miniseries, edited the series Over My Dead Body and co-edited the movie-of-the-week
Sam Bauer (Editor)
Sam Bauer previously edited Richard Kelly's short film Visceral Matter. Prior to that,
he worked as a freelance editor at local commercial houses including Imaginary Forces
where he worked on campaigns for Cadillac and Morgan Stanley. Bauer also recently
edited a music video for the band Nashville Pussy.
Michael Andrews (Composer)
Michael Andrews' work last appeared in the independent feature Zero Effect, directed by
Jake Kasdan, for which his band, Greyboy All-Star, provided the score. His other credits
include the feature film A Time For Dancing and the television series Freaks and Geeks.
"The Killing Moon"
Written by Will Sergeant, Ian McCulloch,
Les Pattinson and Pete De Freitas
Performed by Echo & The Bunnymen
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"Head Over Heels"
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Performed by Tears For Fears
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Written by Giulio Caccino and Paul Pritchard
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"For Whom The Bell Tolls"
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Written by Quito Colayco and Tony Hertz
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Written by Simon LeBon, Nick Rhodes and John Taylor
Performed by Duran Duran
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"Proud To Be Proud"
Written by Marc Ferrari
Performed by the Dead Green Mummies
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"Love Will Tear Us Apart"
Written and Performed by Joy Division
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"Under The Milky Way"
Written by Steven Kilbey and Karin Jansson
Performed by The Church
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THE EVIL DEAD courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment,
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"The Killing Moon" (All Night Version)
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Les Pattinson and Pete De Freitas
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"Never Tear Us Apart"
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Performed by INXS
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Written by Aimee Mann, Michael Hausman,
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Written by Danny Elfman
Performed by Oingo Boingo
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