Simone


1h 57m 2002

Brief Synopsis

Viktor Taransky is a down and out Academy Award-nominated director who just lost his last shot at a comeback when his temperamental flesh and blood actress walked off his movie Sunrise, Sunset. And when she left, so did Taransky's self-respect. Fired by his ex-wife and studio head Elaine Christian, Taransky just lost any hope of recapturing his former life with Elaine and their daughter Lainey. But then computer genius Hank Aleno shows up Although Hank is not long for this world, he is certain his creation will be in the right hands - Taransky's. Although Taransky initially rebuffs Hank's insane proposal, Hank has the last say. He bequeaths the software to Taransky that will change his life forever: Simulation One. Just a few key strokes and an overnight sensation is born: S1MONE. Suddenly, Taransky has a taste of the success he always craved and the world's most beloved star under his thumb. Or d s he? An intrepid tabloid reporter, Max Sayer, is doing his best to challenge that. And his pursuit becomes a little sweeter when Taransky's immaculate matrix starts to take on a life of her own.

Film Details

Also Known As
S1M0NE, Untitled (Andrew Niccol Project)
MPAA Rating
PG-13
Genre
Comedy
Drama
Release Date
2002
Distribution Company
NEW LINE CINEMA (NEW LINE)
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 57m

Synopsis

Viktor Taransky is a down and out Academy Award-nominated director who just lost his last shot at a comeback when his temperamental flesh and blood actress walked off his movie Sunrise, Sunset. And when she left, so did Taransky's self-respect. Fired by his ex-wife and studio head Elaine Christian, Taransky just lost any hope of recapturing his former life with Elaine and their daughter Lainey. But then computer genius Hank Aleno shows up Although Hank is not long for this world, he is certain his creation will be in the right hands - Taransky's. Although Taransky initially rebuffs Hank's insane proposal, Hank has the last say. He bequeaths the software to Taransky that will change his life forever: Simulation One. Just a few key strokes and an overnight sensation is born: S1MONE. Suddenly, Taransky has a taste of the success he always craved and the world's most beloved star under his thumb. Or d s he? An intrepid tabloid reporter, Max Sayer, is doing his best to challenge that. And his pursuit becomes a little sweeter when Taransky's immaculate matrix starts to take on a life of her own.

Crew

Thomas A. Curran

Grip

Nellie Adami

Production Coordinator

Alfred Ainsworth

Video

Laura Albert

Stunts

Jorge Almeida

2-D Artist

Carrie Angland

Makeup

Steve Ansell

Visual Effects Editor

James Apted

Camera Assistant

Nancy Arsenault

Stand-In

Francois Xavier Aubague

Digital Effects Artist

Anne Aulenta

Hair Stylist

Dana Baker

Grip

Heather Baker

Compositing Supervisor

Kent Baker

Rigging Grip

Mike Ballew

Driver

Cassandra Barbour

Rights & Clearances

Perry Bardt

Stunts

Ron Bartlett

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Xavier Bec

Software Engineer

Jennifer Bender

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Elisabetta Beraldo

Costume Designer

Eric Berger

2-D Artist

Jacopo De Bertoldi

Set Production Assistant

Eric Better

Sound Recordist

Sara Beugen

Production Assistant

Brooke Biagi

Visual Effects

Jessica Biggins

Office Production Assistant

Gail Bixby

Set Costumer

Robert Bleckman

Assistant Property Master

Judith Blinick

Accounting Assistant

Darren Block

Assistant Editor

Andrew Bock

Assistant Sound Editor

Amy Bollin

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Luca Borghese

Office Production Assistant

Bradley J Bovee

Stunts

Tim Bowen

On-Set Dresser

Harry Brady

Driver

Gregg Brazzel

Stunts

Jo Brown

Painter

Kevin Brown

Electrician

Jeremie Brudieux

Digital Effects Artist

Carter Burwell

Original Music

Carter Burwell

Music Conductor

Russell Caldwell

Chief Lighting Technician

Steve Caldwell

Digital Effects Artist

Bradley Camp

Executive Producer

John Campanaro

Production Assistant

Phil Carr-forster

Camera Operator

Laurie Cartwright

Other

Richard Caruso

Stand-In

John Casino

Stunts

Chris Castaldi

Set Production Assistant

Stephane Ceretti

Digital Effects Artist

Steven S Chamberlin

Driver

Martin Charles

Graphic Designer

Susanna Chernyakhovsky

Production Assistant

Catherine Childers

Hair Stylist

Alisa Christensen

Stunts

Jennifer Clark

Accounting Assistant

Rene Clark

Rotoscope Animator

Dan Collins

Unit Manager

Glenn Corbett

Electrician

Erik Cord

Stunts

Linda S Cormany

Key Costumer

Cydney Cornell

Hair

Joe Cosentino

Transportation Captain

Pat Cosentino

Driver

Jason Cox

Set Production Assistant

Rosemary Cremona

Assistant Director

Lou Crisa

Assistant

Kimberly Crockett

Set Production Assistant

Demelza Cronin

Assistant Production Coordinator

Brad Curry

Art Department

Brad Curry

On-Set Dresser

Elaine Curtis

Stunts

C Marie Davis

Visual Effects Producer

Mark Deallessandro

Stunts

John Deblau

Consultant

Valerie Delahaye

Production

Stacy Delamotte

Loader

Kent Demaine

Visual Effects Supervisor

Angel Desanti

Transportation Co-Captain

Mark Donaldson

Stunts

Mark Dornfeld

Visual Effects Supervisor

Crystal Dowd

Visual Effects Producer

Kathleen Driscoll-mohler

Casting Associate

Wayne L. Duncan

Grip

Carla Earle

Stunts

Howie Edelson

Production Assistant

Howie Edelson

Post-Production Assistant

Jeff Egan

Production

Ousaun Elam

Stunts

Tom Elliott

Stunts

Frank Endwardt

Electrician

Jane English

Makeup

Michael Farrow

Score Recording

Michael Farrow

Music Scoring Mixer

John Paul Fasal

Sound Recordist

Marc Fekkes

Other

Rick J. Fese

Driver

Tony Finno

Music

Lorin Flemming

Caterer

Kathleen Freeman-smith

Makeup Artist

Stephanie Frey

Art Department Coordinator

Michael R Gannon

Assistant Property Master

Rob Garlow

Foreman

Wilma Garscadden-gahret

Script Supervisor

Adam Gass

Production Supervisor

Susan Shin George

Visual Effects Producer

Ady Gil

Projectionist

John Glaeser

Sound

Emily Glatter

Production Coordinator

Eric Gotthelf

Adr Mixer

Michael Grady

Best Boy

James Greene

Electrician

Derek Grover

Other

Lori Guidroz

Hair Stylist

Richard Guzman

Coach

Jeff Scott Hall

Other

Joshua Hancock

Transportation Coordinator

Trent Hara

Production Secretary

Lynn Harris

Executive Producer

Rick Harris

Best Boy Grip

Dash Hart

Driver

Geno Hart

Transportation Coordinator

Keith Hartley

Rigging Electrician

Richard Hartley

Rigging Gaffer

Allen Hartz

Adr Supervisor

Allison Harvey

Set Production Assistant

Andrew Harvey

Visual Effects

John Hateley

Stunts

Justin Healy

Assistant Location Manager

Marjorie Hebrard

Production

Edward Helmers

Digital Effects Artist

Alisa Hensley-lane

Stunts

Jim Heritage

Plasterer

Tony Hibbard

Electrician

Rick Hicks

Coordinator

Timothy Hillman

Location Manager

Michael J Hogan

Video Assist/Playback

Shaina Holmes

Digital Effects Artist

Tom Hrupcho

Painter

Bryan Hughey

2-D Artist

Henry Humphreys

Medic

Barry Idoine

Camera Assistant

H. Matthew Israel

Other

Lee J. Jashinsky

Painter

Daniel R. Jennings

Art Director

Alfie Jensen

Driver

Dr. Ken Jones

Visual Effects Supervisor

Brent Joseph

2-D Artist

Tim Judge

Assistant

Peter Kalin

Casting Assistant

Tyler Kettenburg

On-Set Dresser

Richard King

Supervising Sound Editor

Richard King

Sound Designer

Rowland Kirks

Location Manager

Sarah E. Knowles

Art Director

Susan Kowarsh-hall

Assistant Costume Designer

Greg Krueger

Caterer

Jon Krueger

Assistant

Thomas G Krueger

Medic

Edward Lachman

Other

Edward Lachman

Director Of Photography

Steve Lambert

Stunts

Paul Lane

Stunts

Mary Jo Lang

Foley Mixer

Steve Larson

Transportation

Carolyn Lassek

On-Set Dresser

Bryan Lawson

Music Editor

Eileen Lee

Production Supervisor

Albert Leon

Driver

Mimi Lesseos

Stunts

Patricio Libenson

Foley

Harlem Forrest Logan

Set Production Assistant

David Lomonaco

Driver

Lizette Lopez

Caterer

Paul Luna

2-D Artist

Daniel Lupi

Coproducer

Daniel Lupi

Unit Production Manager

Kevin Maccarthy

Storyboard Artist

Tom Macdonald

Set Costumer

Margaux Mackay

Visual Effects

Michael Magill

Dialogue Editor

Francine Maisler

Casting

Laurent Makowski

Digital Effects Artist

Richard Malzahn

Visual Effects Supervisor

Claudette Didul Mann

Set Decorator

Rocco Mann

Driver

Dee Mansano

Makeup Artist

Maria Mantia

Assistant Director

Harry Marks

Driver

Cathy Marshall

Accountant

Nicholas C Mastandrea

Assistant Director

Robert Q Mathews

Costume Supervisor

Glenn Mathias

Driver

Dan Mccann

Stunts

Sonia Jo Mcdancer

Stunts

Caitlin Mckenna

Voice Casting

Douglas Merrifield

Coordinator

Film Details

Also Known As
S1M0NE, Untitled (Andrew Niccol Project)
MPAA Rating
PG-13
Genre
Comedy
Drama
Release Date
2002
Distribution Company
NEW LINE CINEMA (NEW LINE)
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 57m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Summer August 23, 2002

Released in United States on Video January 21, 2003

CFI color

Released in United States Summer August 23, 2002

Released in United States on Video January 21, 2003