Freeheld


1h 43m 2015

Brief Synopsis

A decorated New Jersey police detective, Laurel is diagnosed with cancer and wants to leave her hard earned pension to her domestic partner, Stacie. However the county officials, Freeholders, conspire to prevent Laurel from doing this. Hard-nosed detective Dane Wells and activist Steven Goldstein unite in Laurel and Stacie's defense, rallying police officers and ordinary citizens to support their struggle for equality. Based on a true story.

Film Details

Also Known As
Ahora y para siempre, Amor Por Direito, Aska Özgürlük, De Ahora y para siempre, Free Love, Freeheld - Jede Liebe ist gleich, Freeheld: Amore, giustizia, uguaglianza, il detective Dane Wells, Freeheld: Le combat de Laurel Hester, Love Is Love, Svobodna ljubezen
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2015
Production Company
Peter Marshall ; Rona Lind
Distribution Company
ENTERTAINMENT ONE/LES FILMS S+VILLE/SUMMIT ENTERTAINMENT, LLC
Location
New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 43m

Synopsis

A decorated New Jersey police detective, Laurel is diagnosed with cancer and wants to leave her hard earned pension to her domestic partner, Stacie. However the county officials, Freeholders, conspire to prevent Laurel from doing this. Hard-nosed detective Dane Wells and activist Steven Goldstein unite in Laurel and Stacie's defense, rallying police officers and ordinary citizens to support their struggle for equality. Based on a true story.

Crew

John Adams

Production Secretary

Omar Addasi

Electrician

Maryse Alberti

Dp/Cinematographer

Maryse Alberti

Director Of Photography

Dr. Jaime Alberty

Consultant

Jamie Archdeacon

On-Set Dresser

Bryan Avino

Assistant Production Accountant

Jimena Azula

Assistant Property Master

Bob Badami

Music

Wendy Yang Bailey

Costume Supervisor

Court Barrett

Assistant

Michael Barry

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Johnny Batista

Transportation Co-Captain

Julie Parker Benello

Executive Producer

Jamal Bilal

Post-Production Coordinator

Paul Bischot

Payroll Accountant

Kate Bolger

Office Coordinator

Eric Boncher

Gaffer

Oil Boom

Song Performer

Frances Boone

Set Production Assistant

Bryan Bordon

Other

Doug Bossi

Song

Karen Bove

Assistant

Nikki Brower

Stunts

Kimberley Brown

Costumes

John Burke

Medic

Kelly Bush Novak

Producer

Lauren Butler

Office Coordinator

Marcus Bykowsky

Set Production Assistant

Chris Camuto

Production Accountant

Nicholas M Careccia

Driver

Desman Carter

Craft Service

Phillip V Caruso

Still Photographer

John Witt Chapman

Music Engineer

Charles Choi

Original Score

Von Chorbajian

Art Department

Eve Morrow Chubb

Makeup

Jeff Clark

Dolly Grip

Gaby Clingman

Assistant

Elissa Collins

Office Production Assistant

Paul Colman

Craft Service

William Comacho

Set Decorator

Chris Cumberbatch

Scenic Artist

Jamel Daniels

On-Set Dresser

Sean David

Set Production Assistant

Patrice Andrew Davidson

Art Director

Hilary Davis

Executive Producer

Nate Davis

Camera

Stephanie Decourcey

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Adam Del Deo

Executive Producer

Chris Desrochers

Key Grip

Leigh Dillon

Dialect Coach

Daren Donofrio

Set Production Assistant

Lindsay Drucker

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Therese Ducey

Hair Stylist

Luke Dumaguing

Colorist

Lee Everett

On-Set Dresser

Kristin M Farley

Set Costumer

Dann Fink

Adr Voice Casting

Richard Fischoff

Executive Producer

Jay Fisher

Adr Mixer

Lisa Forster

Prosthetic Makeup

Jake Foy

Assistant

Andrew J Gilbert

Chef

Shawn Gilbert

Electrician

Julie Goldstein

Producer

Jimmy Gonzalez

Set Production Assistant

Jon Goracy

Casting Associate

Nick Graziadei

Video Assist/Playback

Brandon Grether

Models

Kristy Maurer Grisham

Coproducer

Marco A Guerrero

Driver

Anguibe Guindo

Boom Operator

Taurees Habib

Assistant

Lisa G Hannusch

Associate Producer

Tom Harberd

Associate Producer

Tony Harmening

Craft Service

Corey Harmon

Grip

Deborah Harpur

Production

Richard Hebrank

Construction Coordinator

Isabel Henderson

Post-Production Supervisor

William Hernstadt

Associate Producer

Eric Horwitz

Camera

Phil Hunt

Producer

Lord Huron

Song Performer

Jordan Imbrey

Assistant

Dave Isern

Camera Operator

Ken Ishii

Production Sound Mixer

J Lauren Jackson

Property Master

Pedro Jimenez

Coordinator

Drew Jiritano

Special Effects Coordinator

Bobby Johanson

Adr Mixer

Shari Schwartz Johanson

Music Editor

Drew Jordan

Assistant

Andrew B Collins Jr

Driver

Camy Kamani

Visual Effects

Suren Karapetyan

Assistant Camera

Barbara Jean Kearney

Accountant

Kevin Keefe

Transportation Captain

Stephen Kelliher

Executive Producer

Russ Kempf

Electrician

John Kessel

Craft Service

Jeannette Klein

Stunts

Steve Kofsky

Music

Michael Kurihara

Sound Mixer

Taylor Latham

Executive Producer

Stacey Lee

Camera

Jack Lewars

Camera

Dominic Lewis

Soloist

Andrew Lim

Visual Effects Supervisor

Rona Lind

Production Insurance

Joanne Ling

Set Decorator

Scott Lipkowitz

Assistant Camera

Stephen Lipson

Music Engineer

Mandy Lyons

Hair

Kyle Macneil

Song

Kyle Macneil

Song Performer

Randy Main

Camera

Robert Patrick Malkassian

Associate Producer

Alexa Marcigliano

Stunts

Johnny Marr

Music

Peter Marshall

Production Insurance

Todd Martinez

Driver

Keith Marvel

Driver

Truman Clark Mccasland

Art Department Coordinator

Cathleen Mcfadyen

Assistant Director

Bryan Mcmahon

Camera

Stephanie Mcnally

Original Score

Erica Meditz

Art Department

Kristen Miller

Set Production Assistant

Andrew Mondshein

Editor

Bert Montanari

Best Boy Grip

Duncan Montgomery

Producer

Tiffany Morrell

Set Production Assistant

John Morris

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Len Murach

Location Manager

Theresa Murino

Location Assistant

Maggie Murphy

Assistant Director

Ryan Murphy

Assistant Editor

Jane Musky

Production Designer

Gerard Nocco

Office Production Assistant

Jes Norris

Set Production Assistant

Ron Nyswaner

Screenplay

Matthew O+driscoll

Music Engineer

Elaine Offers

Makeup

Scott Ogden

Driver

Hans Olson

Song

Hans Olson

Song Performer

Luis Ortiz

Grip

Tony Osso

Script Supervisor

Ellen Page

Producer

Eliza Paley

Adr/Dialogue Editor

Cynthia Park

Assistant

Christopher Pasi

Set Production Assistant

Elliot Passantino

Set Production Assistant

Jay Peck

Foley

Wesley Petersen

Transportation Captain

Duncan Pittock

Song

Duncan Pittock

Song Performer

Chris Place

Stunt Coordinator

Stephen Pope

Stunt Coordinator

Jessica Pressman

Associate Producer

Lindon Puffin

Song

Lindon Puffin

Song Performer

Jodi Michelle Pynn

Stunts

Satnam Singh Ramgotra

Soloist

Michael Reynolds

Driver

Robert Riccobono

Best Boy Electric

Josh Ritter

Song Performer

Josh Ritter

Song

Efrain Rivera

On-Set Dresser

Felix Rivera

Chef

Mary R Rizzo

Location Coordinator

Ryan Rolandelli

Camera

Compton Ross

Producer

Elliot Ross

Co-Executive Producer

Fenella Ross

Executive Producer

Geoffrey Christopher Rowell

Song

Tiller Russell

Executive Producer

Ramona Sadiq

Costumes

Robert Salerno

Executive Producer

Robert Salerno

Unit Production Manager

John Sandoval

Driver

Marco Santos

Craft Service

Michelle Sarama

Post-Production Accountant

Brandon Sargent

Unit Production Manager

Greg Schenz

Executive Producer

Chad Schermerhorn

Camera

Ben Schneider

Song

Rachel Schneider

Post-Production Accountant

Caroline Schwartz

Assistant

Jack Selby

Producer

Jeremy Selenfriend

Prosthetic Makeup

Ana R. Seyffert Saenz

Associate Producer

Michael Shamberg

Producer

Stacey Sher

Producer

Christopher Shilling

Finance Manager

Daniel Short

Assistant Director

Ameet Shukla

Executive Producer

Dr. Prateek Shukla

Consultant

Film Details

Also Known As
Ahora y para siempre, Amor Por Direito, Aska Özgürlük, De Ahora y para siempre, Free Love, Freeheld - Jede Liebe ist gleich, Freeheld: Amore, giustizia, uguaglianza, il detective Dane Wells, Freeheld: Le combat de Laurel Hester, Love Is Love, Svobodna ljubezen
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2015
Production Company
Peter Marshall ; Rona Lind
Distribution Company
ENTERTAINMENT ONE/LES FILMS S+VILLE/SUMMIT ENTERTAINMENT, LLC
Location
New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 43m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Catherine Hardwicke was previously in discussions to direct.

Limited Release in United States October 2, 2015

Wide Release in United States October 16, 2015

Released in United States on Video February 2, 2016

Based on the short film "Freeheld" (USA/2007) directed by Cynthia Wade, which won the 2007 Academy Award for Best Documentary Short Subject.

Limited Release in United States October 2, 2015

Wide Release in United States October 16, 2015

Zach Galifianakis was previously attached to the role played by Steve Carell.

Steve Carell previously starred with Julianne Moore in "Crazy, Stupid, Love" (USA/2011).

CAA packaged and arranged financing.

Released in United States on Video February 2, 2016