Fairy Tale: A True Story


1h 38m 1997

Brief Synopsis

Two girls photograph fairies in their garden in 1917 England, which astounds the world and forces people, including Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Harry Houdini, to wonder if they too should believe in the magical world of fairies....

Film Details

Also Known As
Fairy Tale - A True Story, Fairytale - A True Story, Som i en saga - en sann historia
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1997
Distribution Company
Paramount Pictures
Location
Pinewood Studios, Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom; Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom; London, England, United Kingdom; Shepperton Studios, Shepperton, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 38m

Synopsis

Two girls photograph fairies in their garden in 1917 England, which astounds the world and forces people, including Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Harry Houdini, to wonder if they too should believe in the magical world of fairies.

Crew

Chris Allies

Titles

Maria Apodiacos

Script Supervisor

Albert Ash

Story By

Albert Ash

Coproducer

Albert Ash

From Story

Avtar Baines

Visual Effects

William Bartlett

Visual Effects

David Beavis

Special Effects Supervisor

Christopher Blood

Music Arranger

Mick Boggis

Adr Mixer

Peter Bond

Sound Editor

Paula Borham

Foley Artist

Jo Burn

Unit Production Manager

Suzy Catliffe

Casting

Russell Channon

Assistant Director

Eddie Collins

Dp/Cinematographer

Eddie Collins

Director Of Photography

Ernie Contreras

Story By

Ernie Contreras

From Story

Ernie Contreras

Screenplay

Nuala Conway

Makeup

Matthew Cope

Effects Coordinator

Peter Coulson

Editor

Mick Coulter

Director Of Photography

Mick Coulter

Dp/Cinematographer

Steve Crawley

Digital Effects Supervisor

Andrew Daffy

3-D Animator

Bruce Davey

Producer

Roger Deer

Storyboard Artist

Jim Dowdall

Stunt Coordinator

Simon Drake

Advisor

Robert Duncan

Visual Effects

Louis Elman

Adr

Lucy Fawcett

Foley Artist

Michael Feinberg

Foley Editor

Micky Finch

Assistant Director

Wendy Finerman

Producer

Richard Finney

Sound Recordist

John Fuller

3-D Animator

Mel Gibson

Other

George Frederick Handel

Music

Kate Hazell

Assistant Director

Michael Howells

Production Designer

Margaret French Isaac

Associate Producer

Drew Jones

Producer

Jacek Kaspszyk

Music Conductor

Peter Swords King

Hair

Denis Kington

Steadicam Operator

Nick Kirby

Other

Nigel Kirton

Steadicam Operator

Halina Laciak

Music

David Lee

Art Director

Andy Lomas

3-D Animator

Laura Lovejoy

Foley Editor

Cassius Matthias

Production Associate

Tom Mcloughlin

Story By

Tom Mcloughlin

From Story

Tom Mcloughlin

Coproducer

John Midgley

Sound Mixer

Richard Milward

Editor

Sarah Morton

Sound Editor

Hermione Ninnim

Production Coordinator

Rafal Paczkowski

Music

Clive Pendry

Rerecording

Jan Pester

Steadicam Operator

Richard Pointing

Wardrobe Supervisor

Zbigniew Preisner

Music

Sam Riley

Art Director

Selwyn Roberts

Coproducer

Isabel Rocamora

Stunts

Shirley Russell

Costume Designer

Mary Selway

Casting

Richard Sharkey

Location Manager

Anna Sikorzak-olek

Soloist

Philip Sindall

Camera Operator

Janusz Strobel

Soloist

Amy Sugdon

Assistant Director

Ted Swanscott

Foley Mixer

Zdzislaw Szostak

Music Conductor

Sarah Trevis

Casting

Paul Tucker

Executive Producer

Tim Webber

Visual Effects Supervisor

Totty Whately

Set Decorator

Pat Williamson

Wardrobe

Film Details

Also Known As
Fairy Tale - A True Story, Fairytale - A True Story, Som i en saga - en sann historia
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1997
Distribution Company
Paramount Pictures
Location
Pinewood Studios, Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom; Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom; London, England, United Kingdom; Shepperton Studios, Shepperton, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 38m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Principal photography wrapped August 9, 1996 with three weeks of special effects photography still to be done.

Completed shooting August 9, 1996.

Began shooting May 28, 1996.

Released in United States Fall October 24, 1997

Released in United States on Video March 31, 1998

Released in United States November 1997 (Shown at London Film Festival (Gala) November 6-23, 1997.)

Released in United States Fall October 24, 1997

Released in United States on Video March 31, 1998

Released in United States November 1997

Shown at London Film Festival (Gala) November 6-23, 1997.

Based on a true story which also served as the basis for "Photographing Fairies" which wrapped November 1996.

Lasse Hallstrom was previously attached to direct.

Pandora Films and producer Jonathan Taplin were previously attached to this project.