Snow Falling on Cedars


2h 6m 1999

Brief Synopsis

A fisherman is accused of murdering a man, and a journalist tries to prove his innocence.

Film Details

Also Known As
La Neige tombait sur les cedres, Neige tombait sur les cedres, La, Snö faller på cederträden
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1999
Production Company
Will Gethin-Jones
Distribution Company
Universal Pictures
Location
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; Los Angeles, California, USA; Washington, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 6m

Synopsis

Ishmael is a local reporter covering a murder trial involving the 1954 death of a fisherman in a small island community in the Pacific Northwest. What first looks like a straight-forward case soon turns into a unnerving series of mysteries, intensified by flashbacks to WWII Japanese concentration camps and the realization that the wife of the accused murderer is his childhood sweetheart.

Crew

Stuart Aikins

Casting

William R Aldridge

Special Effects Coordinator

Patti Allen

Unit Production Manager

Steve Alterman

Adr

John Anderson

Labor Foreman

Dave Armstrong

Color Timer

Seth Arnett

Stunts

William David Arnold

Art Director

Steve Arnott

Best Boy

Jeff Atmajian

Music Arranger

Chris Baikie

Production Assistant

Barbara Barnes

Production Assistant

Scott Barnett

Stand-In

Christopher Barron

Visual Effects

Paul Barry

Assistant Director

Charles Bartlett

Adr

Ron Bass

Screenplay

Ron Bass

Producer

Eric Batut

Sound Mixer

Carol Baum

Executive Producer

David Beasley

Visual Effects

Doreen Beaulac

Accounting Assistant

Rodney Beech

Transportation Captain

Lisa Bellero

Other

Dan Ben

Stunts

Paul Berstein

Assistant

Jonathan Blackshaw

Sign Writer

Brandy Bluhm

Adr

Brent Borrowman

Other

Lydia Bottegoni

Visual Effects

Joey Box

Stunts

Dave Brand

Production

Thomas Brandau

Sound Mixer

Andrea Brown

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Francie Brown

Dialect Coach

James Douglas Brown

Hair Stylist

Lew Brown

Song

Ray Bulinski

Craft Service

Doug Burch

Adr

Steve Burgess

Foley

Johnny Burke

Song

Lindsay Burnett

Effects Coordinator

Bill Burns

Assistant Location Manager

Gary Burritt

Negative Cutting

Silver Butler

Production Assistant

Doug Byggdin

Art Director

Scott Calderwood

On-Set Dresser

Doug Carnegie

Props Buyer

Craig Carter

Dialogue Editor

Lubor Cencak

Scenic Artist

Robaire Charbonneau

Hair Stylist

Jimmy Chow

Property Master

Rita Ciccozzi

Makeup Artist

Ann Clifford

Other

Lisanne Collett

Other

Tim Collins

Dolly Grip

Dave Conway

Foreman

Hank Corwin

Editor

Hank Corwin

Sound Design

Sean Cossey

Location Casting

Gethin Creagh

Sound Mixer

Bing Crosby

Song Performer

Dan Crosby

Other

Charlie Croughwell

Stunts

Aria Noelle Curzon

Adr

Rosalina Da Silva

Makeup Artist

Sandy De Crescent

Music Contractor

Caroline De Moooy

Other

Brad Dechter

Music Arranger

Kristin C Dehnert

Location Manager

John Dekker

Best Boy

John Demita

Adr

Debbie Denise

Visual Effects

Michael Dennison

Costume Supervisor

Greg Derochie

Art Department

Michael Derry

Production Assistant

Janice Devries

Costumes

Gary Dewitt

Construction Coordinator

Richard Dobbin

Production

Andre Dominquez

Best Boy

Walter Donaldson

Song

Brian Doughty

Adr

Jason Dowdeswell

Visual Effects Designer

Kathy Drew

Production Accountant

Ross Drummond

Other

Lee Drummond-hay

Scenic Artist

Laurie Edmondsen

On-Set Dresser

Gerald Elfendahl

Special Thanks To

Mark Ellis

Assistant Editor

David Emery

Visual Effects

Jim Erickson

Set Decorator

Ray Evenhouse

Prosthetics

Steven E. Eyrse

Other

Ella Fairbairn

Sound

Guy Faria

Special Effects Supervisor

Dane Farwell

Stunts

Nadia Felker

Makeup Artist

David Ferry

Costumes

Dennis Fitzgerald

Stunts

William L Fletcher

Assistant Editor

Valerie Anne Fleuger

Post-Production Coordinator

Peggy Flood

Adr

Robert Foley

Scenic Artist

Linda Foote

Costumes

Nancy Ford

Assistant Art Director

Tom F Ford

Production Manager

Doug Forrest

Visual Effects

David Fowler

Prosthetics

Melinda Frank

Props

Katterli Frauenfelder

Assistant Director

Blair Freeman-marsh

Assistant Director

Andy Garcia

Effects Assistant

C Gault

Song Performer

C Gault

Song

Louis Gautier

Other

Marnie Gee

Assistant Location Manager

Will Gethin-jones

Cable Operator

Bruce Giesbrecht

Assistant Editor

Donna Gliddon

Hair

Larry Gonsalves

On-Set Dresser

Gill Goodman

Props Buyer

Jacquie Gould

Assistant Director

Richard Graves

Assistant

Antony Gray

Editor

Doane Gregory

Photography

Paul Guenette

Camera Assistant

David Guterson

Coproducer

David Guterson

Source Material (From Novel)

Mark Hadland

Best Boy

John Hamilton

Other

Helen Hand

Assistant Editor

Barbara Harris

Adr Voice Casting

Kevin Harrison

Costumes

Nicholas Harrison

Stunts

Dave Harvey

Accountant

Chris Hayward

Other

Erich Hepnar

Other

Rick Herres

Best Boy Grip

Jay Herron

Assistant Camera Operator

Doris Hess

Adr

Kerry Heysen

Associate Producer

Scott Heysen

Sound Effects

Scott Hicks

Screenplay

Jim Hill

Music Producer

Norma Hill-patton

Makeup Artist

Scott Hillman

Key Grip

Tim Hogan

Key Grip

Frederick Hollander

Song

Ivo Horvat

Other

Chuck Hosack

Stunts

Rob House

Visual Effects Designer

James Newton Howard

Music

James Newton Howard

Music Arranger

Jeff Howery

Dolly Grip

Scott W Hubbell

Stunts

Bart Hubenthal

On-Set Dresser

Bobby Huber

Key Grip

David C Hughes

Effects Assistant

Miko Hughes

Adr

Andrew Hussey

On-Set Dresser

Scott Irvine

Transportation Coordinator

Benjamin Jacobe

Other

David James

Photography

Ted Jantz

Other

Kris A Jeffrey

Stunts

Brian Jennings

Other

Jeffrey A Johnson

Best Boy Grip

Charles Johnston

Assistant Editor

Renee Ehrlich Kalfus

Costume Designer

Patti Kalles

Casting

Artie Kane

Music Conductor

Ken Kantymir

Stand-In

Christina Kasperczyk

Assistant Camera Operator

David Katz

Video Assist/Playback

Stephanie Keiler

Hair Stylist

Joseph C. Kelley

Production

Teresa Kelly

Scenic Artist

Connie Kennedy

Location Manager

Donald R Kennedy

Consultant

Kathleen Kennedy

Producer

Ian Kincaid

Gaffer

Carlyle King

Adr

Elyse Klaits

Assistant

Martin A Kline

Visual Effects

Rick Kline

Rerecording

Barry Kootchin

Scenic Artist

Marilyn Kopansky

Other

Daamen Krall

Adr

Ronna Kress

Casting Associate

Susan Kreutz

Craft Service

Tak Kubota

Adr

Nicole La Follette

Production Assistant

Cindy Lagerstrom

Best Boy

Steve Lamare

On-Set Dresser

Dorothy Lamour

Song Performer

Louie Lantieri

Special Effects Supervisor

Michael Lantieri

Special Effects Supervisor

Ron Leamon

Wardrobe

Christopher Naoki Lee

Adr

Catherine Leighton

Props Assistant

Film Details

Also Known As
La Neige tombait sur les cedres, Neige tombait sur les cedres, La, Snö faller på cederträden
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1999
Production Company
Will Gethin-Jones
Distribution Company
Universal Pictures
Location
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; Los Angeles, California, USA; Washington, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 6m

Award Nominations

Best Cinematography

1999

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Robert Richardson was nominated in the feature film category for the 1999 Outstanding Achievement Award sponsored by the American Society of Cinematographers.

Released in United States July 2000

Released in United States October 1999

Released in United States on Video May 30, 2000

Released in United States Winter December 22, 1999

Wide Release in United States January 7, 2000

Shown at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival July 5-15, 2000.

Shown at Mill Valley Film Festival (Closing Night) October 7-17, 1999.

Began shooting January 26, 1998.

Completed shooting mid May 1998.

Wide Release in United States January 7, 2000

Released in United States on Video May 30, 2000

Released in United States July 2000 (Shown at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival July 5-15, 2000.)

Released in United States October 1999 (Shown at Mill Valley Film Festival (Closing Night) October 7-17, 1999.)

Released in United States Winter December 22, 1999