Rapa Nui


1h 47m 1994

Brief Synopsis

Loosely based on events that unfolded on Easter Island prior to its discovery by European explorers in 1722. Story centers around a civil war that decimated an entire culture, leaving only giant stone statues as mute testimony to their former greatness. "Rapa Nui" means center of the earth. It was a name given to the island by natives.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Genre
Drama
Action
Adventure
Historical
Release Date
1994
Production Company
Atlab-Gold Coast, Australia; International Film Guarantors; NASA; Opticals & Graphics; Skywalker Sound; Soundfirm; Spectrum Films; Technicolor; Tig Productions
Distribution Company
WARNER BROS. PICTURES DISTRIBUTION (WBPD); Alternative Films; Amlf; Entertainment Film Distributors, Ltd.; Tobis Film; United International Pictures; Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group; Warner Bros. Italia; Warner Bros. Pictures Distribution; Warner Bros. Pictures International
Location
Easter Island, Chile; Chile

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 47m

Synopsis

Loosely based on events that unfolded on Easter Island prior to its discovery by European explorers in 1722. Story centers around a civil war that decimated an entire culture, leaving only giant stone statues as mute testimony to their former greatness. "Rapa Nui" means center of the earth. It was a name given to the island by natives.

Crew

Patricia Abarca Medina

Makeup Artist

Luke Adams

Stunt Rigger

Pedro Aguiles Chavez

Driver

Guy Allain

Scenic Artist

Ian Allen

Art Director

Judy Allen

Makeup Artist (2nd Unit)

Michael Andreas

Orchestrator

Juan Andueza

Special Thanks (Intendente Region V)

Jimmy Crossan Araki

Assistant Props

Cristian Arevalo

Other

Anthony Armas

Special Thanks

Rodrigo Paoa Atamu

Supervisor

Alvaro Atan

Art Department Coordinator

Manuel Federico Atan

Camera Production Assistant

Pedro Avaka

Driver

Greg Avellone

Other

Lyall Beckmann

Special Effects

Rafael Benavente Vargas

Script Supervisor (2nd Unit)

Pico Berkowitch

Second 2nd Assistant Director

Ann Beverly

Costume Painter

Ian Bird

Best Boy Grip

John Bloomfield

Costume Designer

German Bobe

Other

Nick Bonham

Property Master (2nd Unit)

Richard Boue

Supervisor

Peter Boyle

Editor

Miguel Brito

Grip (2nd Unit)

Rodrigo Brizic

Set Grip

Helen Brown

Dialogue Editor

Ray Brown

Key Grip

Susan Brown

Associate Casting; Casting Associate

Susan Brown

Casting Associate

Julia Federica Brown Hey

Craft Service

Reginald Budd

Other

Rodney Burke

Special Effects

Kevin R. Buxbaum

Post-Production Accountant

Issac Calderon Riroroko

Driver

Arthur Cambridge

Color Timer

Gottleib Cardinale

Driver

Paola Cardinale

Extras Casting Assistant

Samuel Cardinali

Other

Benita Carey

Assistant Adr Editor

Kimberly Carlton

Special Thanks

Scott Patrick Carroll

Product Placement

Tic Carroll

Unit Manager (Australian Unit)

Miriam Castro Correa

Special Effects

Fernando Castroman

2nd Assistant Director

Barry Champagne

Other

Julius Chan

Special Effects Editor

Hugo Chavez Hey

Translator

Hugo Chavez Hey

Special Effects Foreman

Lars Christiansen

Helicopter Pilot (2nd Unit)

Michael Clifford

Special Effects

Robin Clifton

Location Manager (Australian Unit)

Craig Cliver

Craft Service

Damon Cohoon

Other

Steve Colberg

Other

Peter Collias

Scenic Artist

Allison Conant

Other

Stewart Copeland

Music

Kevin Costner

Producer

Steve Courtley

Special Effects Coordinator

Kathy Courtney

Makeup Artist (2nd Unit)

James Cox

Standby Props

Victoria Cox

Tomkats Catering

Gethin Creagh

Re-Recording Mixer (Sydney)

Claudio Cristino

Other

Claudio Cristino

Supervising Technical Advisor

Terry Crossan Araki

Stone Worker Foreman

Guido Cruz Fuentes

Craft Service

Colin Deane

1st Assistant Camera

Philippe Debar

Welder Foreman

Ozman Dias

Location Manager

Martin Diaz Porras

Costume Supervisor

Richard F Diez

Transportation Captain

Michael Dittrick

Music Editor

Angelica Donoso

Assistant Accountant

Rosemary Dority

Post-Production Supervisor

Magaly Doty

Other

Alan Dunstan

Best Boy

Brian Dusting

Set Decorator

Guy East

Executive Producer

Brian Edmonds

Property Master

Alexandra Edwards

Production Assistant

Edmundo Edwards

Other

Raul Fernandez

Driver

Monte Fieguth

Special Effects

Hugo Figueroa

Set Grip

Frank Flick

2nd Camera Assistant (2nd Unit)

Peter Frampton

Makeup

Dr. Thomas Adolfo Gallardo

Unit Doctor

Enrique Garay Pakomio

Driver

Michel Garcia

Other

Reg Garside

Chief Lighting Technician

Karl Glaser

Rigging Grip

Karl Glaser

Other

Ben Glass

Still Photographer

Trish Glover

Hair Stylist (2nd Unit)

Claudia Gonzales Pakarati

Costume Office Manager

Luis Gonzales Puebla

Special Thanks

Nikki Gooley

Makeup Artist

Edward Gorsuch

Unit Publicist

Edward Gorsuch

Other

Bronwen Gower

Assistant Dialogue Editor

Juan Enrique Goycollea

Other

Antony Gray

Dialogue Editor

Pauline Grebert

Special Effects Foreman

Stephen Grey

Lighting Technician

Gene Grigg

Special Effects Foreman

David Grusovin

Assistant Sound Editor

Francisco Haoa

Driver

Kihi Haoa

Extras Casting

Niko Haoa

2nd Assistant Director (2nd Unit)

Peter Harrison

Bird Handler (2nd Unit)

Vicki Dianne Haughton

Dialect Coach

Dalia Haymann

Set Costumer

Scott Hecker

Special Thanks

Coco Hederra

Other

Ignacia Hederra

Other

Matias Hederra Lorca

Lighting Technician

Simon Hewitt

Foley

Simon Hewitt

Adr Mixer

Jacobo Hey

Special Thanks (Rapa Nui--Governor)

Maria Hey

Craft Service

Ramon Hey

Camera Production Assistant

Sixto Hey

Set Grip

Elias Hey Cardinale

Stone Worker Foreman

Victor Hey Chavez

Driver

Keith Heygate

1st Assistant Director (Australian Unit)

Phil Heywood

Re-Recording Mixer (Sydney)

Gary Hill

Best Boy

K.c. Hodenfield

1st Assistant Director

Eugenio Hormazabal Fuentes

Welder Foreman

Lou Horvath

Supervisor

Alberto Hotus

Special Thanks (Hanga Roa--Governor)

Julio Hotus Salinas

Stone Worker Foreman

William David Howe

Set Grip

Evelyn Huke

Production Assistant

Arnaldo Huke Rapahango

Driver

Michael G Hulse

Set Grip

Dr. Jennifer Humphreys

Unit Doctor (2nd Unit)

Paul Huntingford

Foley Artist

Juan Icka

Production Assistant

Barry Idoine

1st Camera Assistant (2nd Unit)

Keremo Ika Araki

Driver

Lyn Jones

Accountant (Australian Unit)

Michael Jones

Costume Maker

Tom Judt

Tomkats Catering

Carol Kim

Production Coordinator

Samantha Clair Kirkeby

Script Supervisor

Amanda Knight

Makeup Artist

Andy Kopetzky

Special Thanks

David Kulczycki

Special Thanks

Gregg Landaker

Re-Recording Mixer (Los Angeles)

Thomas Lantz

Special Effects

Mayra Lebron

Second 2nd Assistant Director

John Lee

2nd Assistant Editor

Tony Lees

Sculptor

Elisabeth Leustig

Casting

George Liddle

Production Designer

Rick Lisle

Assistant (To Sound Designer)

Jorge Lopez

Special Thanks

Paula Lourie

Assistant Special Effects Editor

Jonathan C Lucas

1st Assistant Editor

Regina Luricella

Other

Maria Manuela Machado

Assistant (To Jim Wilson)

Jane Maguire

Assistant Dialogue Editor

Juan Manutomatoma

Set Grip

Margarita Marchi

Makeup Artist

Simon Martin

Assistant Sound Editor

Steve Maslow

Re-Recording Mixer (Los Angeles)

Mike Maxwell

Tomkats Catering

Suza Maybury

Scenic Artist

Calum Mcfarlane

1st Assistant ("B" Camera)

Michelle Mcgahey

Assistant Art Director

Caitlin Mckenna

Special Thanks

Moira Mclaughlin

Assistant (To Kevin Costner)

Phil Meacham

Other

Phil Meacham

Assistant Coordinator

Felipe Mederos

Assistant Accountant

Douglas Merrifield

Unit Manager

Shirley Metz

Bird Handler (2nd Unit)

Rogelio Montero

Driver

Joaquin Montero Hernandez

Key Costumer

Gerardo Moro

Special Thanks

Joselyn Morton

New Zealand Casting Associate

Blake Martin Moulin

Assistant Music Editor

Luis Nunez Diaz

Lighting Technician

Gary O'grady

Foley Editor

Gary O'grady

Foley Artist

Ralf Oberti

Documentary Cameraman

Carlos Olea Ollvares

Special Effects

Barrie M. Osborne

Executive Producer

Martin Oswin

Re-Recording Mixer (Sydney)

Isabel Pakarati

Other

Rene Pakarati

Lighting Technician

Turvia Pakarati Hotus

Costume Forewoman

Orlando Pakomio

Lighting Technician

Paul Pandoulis

Steadicam Operator

Paul Pandoulis

Video

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Genre
Drama
Action
Adventure
Historical
Release Date
1994
Production Company
Atlab-Gold Coast, Australia; International Film Guarantors; NASA; Opticals & Graphics; Skywalker Sound; Soundfirm; Spectrum Films; Technicolor; Tig Productions
Distribution Company
WARNER BROS. PICTURES DISTRIBUTION (WBPD); Alternative Films; Amlf; Entertainment Film Distributors, Ltd.; Tobis Film; United International Pictures; Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group; Warner Bros. Italia; Warner Bros. Pictures Distribution; Warner Bros. Pictures International
Location
Easter Island, Chile; Chile

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 47m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Nominated for the 1994 Golden Reel Award by the Motion Picture Sound Editors in the foreign film category.

Released in United States Fall September 9, 1994

Limited Release in United States September 9, 1994

Expanded Release in United States September 16, 1994

Released in United States on Video February 7, 1995

Released in United States November 1994

Shown at Hawaii International Film Festival November 4-17, 1994.

Began shooting March 1, 1993.

Completed shooting June 30, 1993.

Released in United States Fall September 9, 1994

Limited Release in United States September 9, 1994

Expanded Release in United States September 16, 1994

Released in United States on Video February 7, 1995

Released in United States November 1994 (Shown at Hawaii International Film Festival November 4-17, 1994.)