To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday


1h 33m 1996

Brief Synopsis

Laboy Day weekend on Nantucket Island marks a family reunion for David Lewis and his teenage daughter, Rachel along with his sister-in-law Esther and brother-in-law Paul. It also marks the anniversary of David's wife Gillian's death. She died in a boating accident on her birthday two years ago. To David, it could have been yesterday. Hoping to help David overcome his grief, Paul and Esther bring an attractive single woman with them to the island. But he's not over Gillian. In fact, David is completely in love with her. It's as though the strength of his devotion just might bring her back. As the family celebrates the weekend with the traditional karaoke singing and a sand castle competition, relationships are re-examined and truths are revealed. When David discovers that his obsession with his late wife has damaged his precious relationship with Rachel, he realizes he must do everything in his power to regain his daughter's love--even if it means letting go of Gillian.

Film Details

Also Known As
Gillian, Till Gillian på hennes 37-års dag
MPAA Rating
Genre
Comedy
Romance
Drama
Adaptation
Release Date
1996
Production Company
John Levy; Marshall Mcgee
Distribution Company
Triumph Releasing
Location
Nantucket, Massachusetts, USA; Los Angeles, California, USA; Wilmington, North Carolina, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 33m

Synopsis

Laboy Day weekend on Nantucket Island marks a family reunion for David Lewis and his teenage daughter, Rachel along with his sister-in-law Esther and brother-in-law Paul. It also marks the anniversary of David's wife Gillian's death. She died in a boating accident on her birthday two years ago. To David, it could have been yesterday. Hoping to help David overcome his grief, Paul and Esther bring an attractive single woman with them to the island. But he's not over Gillian. In fact, David is completely in love with her. It's as though the strength of his devotion just might bring her back. As the family celebrates the weekend with the traditional karaoke singing and a sand castle competition, relationships are re-examined and truths are revealed. When David discovers that his obsession with his late wife has damaged his precious relationship with Rachel, he realizes he must do everything in his power to regain his daughter's love--even if it means letting go of Gillian.

Crew

Ritchie Adams

Song

Vic Allen

Special Thanks To

Rebecca Alling

Makeup Assistant

Amy Alson

Other

John Alzapiedi

Special Thanks To

Bill Anagnos

Stunts

Mikki Ansin

Photography

William David Arnold

Special Thanks To

David Ascher

Dga Trainee

Spring Aspers

Music Coordinator

Marilyn R Atlas

Special Thanks To

Michael Atwell

Art Director

Beth Bargas

Assistant Production Coordinator

Chris Barnes

Scenic Artist

Kip Bartlett

On-Set Dresser

Frank Bartoli

Rerecording

Ryan Bartsch

Grip

John R Bayless

Makeup Artist

Thomas Benecki

Grip

Logan Berkshire

Key Grip

Alan Bernstein

Song

Judith Bickerton

Hair Assistant

Michelle Blanc

Special Thanks To

Joanie Blum

Script Supervisor

Alan Blunt

Visual Effects

Roseann M Bonora-keris

Other

Michael Brady

Play As Source Material

Lori Bridwell

Production Coordinator

Robert Brooke

Medic

Matt Brown

Production Assistant

Rick Butkus

Electrician

Jeffrey Cahill

Other

Peter Callander

Song

David E Campbell

Rerecording

Bobby Carnes

Transportation Captain

Nicole Carrasco

Production Assistant

Lori Carson

Song

Jim Cashman

Production Assistant

Monica Castellanos

Production Assistant

Neil Castles

Driver

Neil Castles

Driver

Camus Celli

Song

Susan Chernus

Assistant Editor

Thomas R Cherry

Assistant Camera Operator

Ty Church

Transportation Captain

Sherry Clements

Craft Service

Margaret Codola

Wardrobe Assistant

Renee Cologne

Song Performer

Will Conroy

Assistant Location Manager

Loren Corl

Key Grip

Blaise Corrigan

Stunts

Andy Crawford

Best Boy Grip

Chris Dambra

On-Set Dresser

Allen Dangeino

Makeup

Mark Davison

Camera Operator

Bob Defonte

Driver

Bonita Dehaven

Makeup

Laverne Dewberry

Adr

Serge Djang

Foley Artist

Jimmey Donchey

Script Coordinator

Alex Dorsey

Other

Lisa A Doyle

Costumes

David Dwiggins

Unit Production Manager

Tim Eckel

Set Designer

John Ellison

Song

Cleto Escobedo

Song Performer

Cleto Escobedo

Song

Leigh Everett

Costume Supervisor

Henry Ezzell

Best Boy Grip

Nancy Farmer

Special Thanks To

Paul V Ferrazzi

Assistant Camera Operator

Bob Field

Lighting Technician

Regan Forman

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Ken Fox

Song

Cody Frost

Driver

Patrick Fulton

Other

Stephen Girouard

Grip

Rufus Grainger

Dolly Grip

David Grober

Other

Vincent Guisetti

Foley Artist

Chip Hackler

Camera Operator

George Harding

On-Set Dresser

Vernon Harrell

Assistant Property Master

Bruce Harris

Carpenter

David Blake Hartley

Production Manager

Gerald Hatchell

Grip

Billy Bob Hendricks

Best Boy

Jim Hendrickson

Music Editor

Larry Heyman

On-Set Dresser

Loren Hildebrand

Dolly Grip

Adam Hinson

Electrician

Steven A Hollenbeck

Sound Editor

Alan Hook

Visual Effects

Dewolf Hopper

Sound Editor

James Horner

Music Composer

Ken Hudson

Assistant Camera Operator

Engelbert Humperdinck

Song Performer

Jimmy Humphreys

Driver

Neil Hyman

Transportation Coordinator

Michael Jacobson

Production Assistant

Wendy Jerde

Assistant

Mark Johnson

Rerecording

Dan Jones

Electrician

James Jones

Transportation Captain

Montell Jordan

Song Performer

Montell Jordan

Song

Andree' Juviler

Location Manager

Amber Nicole Kahler

Assistant Production Coordinator

Robert Kaiser

Color Timer

Olaf Kallstrom

Sound Editor

David E. Kelley

Screenplay

David E. Kelley

Producer

Philip Kelly

Other

Philip Kelly

Carpenter

David Kirschner

Sound Mixer

Eric Komar

Grip

Marie Kouf

Other

Edmund J Lachmann

Sound Editor

Jamie Lagerhausen

Grip

William Lakoff

Assistant Property Master

Gemma Lamana

Photography

Mary Lampert

Hair Stylist

David E Larson

Assistant Director

Christine Larson-nitzsche

Assistant Director

Andres Levin

Song

Tantor Leviseur

Property Master

John Levy

Cable Operator

Stephen Lonano

Production Assistant

Lexie Longstreet

Script Supervisor

Dickie Luke

Electrician

Doug Mackenzie

Other

John Manocchia

Best Boy

Brian Markey

Construction Coordinator

Dessie Markovsky

Sound Design

Jerry L. Marshall

Best Boy Grip

Carl Mastromarino

Production Accountant

Russell Mcabbe

Other

Oliver Mccann

Visual Effects

Larry Mccauley

Art Department

Pilar Mccurry

Music Supervisor

Liza Mcdonald

Assistant Editor

Marshall Mcgee

Cable Operator

Scott Mcgeo

Grip

Jeff Mcgrath

Electrician

Jack Mcphee

Electrician

Andrew Menzies

Set Designer

Arthur H Meyer

Driver

Douglas Meyer

Other

Mary Weisgerber Meyer

Location Manager

Jody Milks

Craft Service

Theresa Repola Mohammed

Negative Cutting

Shirley Montefusco

Effects Coordinator

Vincent Montefusco

Mechanical Special Effects

Jeff Moore

Camera Operator

Tom A Moore

Foley

Len Morganti

Storyboard Artist

Jennifer Morrison Holyfield

Costumes

Jeff Morse

Production Assistant

Terry Morse

Coproducer

Michael Mulvaney

Driver

Heather Munday

Production Assistant

Sean Murphy

Music

Mitch Murray

Song

Gillian Nelson

Production Assistant

Deborah Newhall

Set Costumer

Jack M Nietzche

Boom Operator

Stephanie O'brien

Assistant Director

Terry O'brien

Grip

James Oberman

Production Assistant

Paul Oliver

Scenic Artist

Ernie Orsatti

Stunt Coordinator

Raquel Osborne

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Christiano V Palermi

Electrician

Tina Panella

Other

Linda Pearl

Production Designer

Linda Pearl

Set Decorator

Jeff Pescetto

Song

Carole Sanders Peterman

Production Coordinator

Mark Peters

Foreman

Tricia Peters

Stunts

Brennan Pierce

Electrician

Oji Pierce

Song

Richard Pipkin

Carpenter

Vini Poncia

Song

Lahly Poore

Assistant Costume Designer

Troy Porter

Adr Mixer

Marykay Powell

Producer

Rick Raphael

Steadicam Operator

Manish Raval

Music Coordinator

Emile Razpopov

Sound Design

John T Reitz

Rerecording

Nancy Rhee

Other

Tim Rook

Grip

Gregg Rudloff

Rerecording

Patrick Ruth

Electrician

Jeff Sagansky

Special Thanks To

Leo Sayer

Song Performer

Leo Sayer

Song

William S. Scharf

Editor

Chris Scher

Accountant

Film Details

Also Known As
Gillian, Till Gillian på hennes 37-års dag
MPAA Rating
Genre
Comedy
Romance
Drama
Adaptation
Release Date
1996
Production Company
John Levy; Marshall Mcgee
Distribution Company
Triumph Releasing
Location
Nantucket, Massachusetts, USA; Los Angeles, California, USA; Wilmington, North Carolina, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 33m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Limited Release in United States October 18, 1996

Released in United States Fall October 18, 1996

Wide Release in United States October 25, 1996

Released in United States on Video April 22, 1997

Director Michael Pressman previously directed the 1985 Los Angeles production of Brady's play.

The original stage production by the Ensemble Studio Theater ran off-Broadway at Circle in the Square (Downtown) in New York, opening March 22, 1984.

Completed shooting November 20, 1995.

Began shooting September 28, 1995.

Limited Release in United States October 18, 1996

Released in United States Fall October 18, 1996

Wide Release in United States October 25, 1996

Released in United States on Video April 22, 1997