Babymother


1h 20m 1998

Brief Synopsis

Anita is a babymother -- a single mother in a black neighborhood of London -- who's got style, energy, attitude and a burning desire to become the local dancehall diva. Her babyfather Byron is a local reggae star, with his own ambitions, and isn't helping much, along with the rest of the men in the

Film Details

Also Known As
Baby Mother
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1998
Production Company
Arts Council of England; Film4 Productions; Filmfour International
Distribution Company
FINE LINE/FINE LINE FEATURES/INDEPENDENT PICTURES; Film4 Productions; Filmfour; Fine Line Features
Location
London, England, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 20m

Synopsis

Anita is a babymother -- a single mother in a black neighborhood of London -- who's got style, energy, attitude and a burning desire to become the local dancehall diva. Her babyfather Byron is a local reggae star, with his own ambitions, and isn't helping much, along with the rest of the men in the dancehall scene. So she gets together with girlfriends Sharon and Yvette to form a girl group. Her personal life gets confusing though when her mother dies and her sister reveals that she is, in fact, her real mother.

Crew

Herbert Adams

Storyboard Artist

Nick Adams

Supervising Sound Editor

Idris Ahmed

Location Manager

Nicola Armstrong

Post-Production Coordinator

Mikey Bennet

Songs ("These Lips Don'T Lie" "The Clash")

Gordon Brown

Dialogue Editor

Jason Canovas

Editor

Ivan Chandler

Music Supervisor

Jay Coquillon

Adr Editor

Annie Curtis Jones

Costume Designer

Sam Donovan

Script Supervisor

Carol L Dudley

Casting Director

John Falcini

Dubbing Mixer

Stan Fiferman

Foley Artist

Ron Fortunato

Director Of Photography

Ron Fortunato

Dp/Cinematographer

Tim Fraser

Sound Recordist

Rebecca Gillies

Set Decorator

Richard Gold

Assistant Director

Paul Golding

Re-Mix Engineer

Beres Hammond

Song ("Return Of The Don")

Simon Harding

Steadicam Operator

Sam Harris

Assistant Director

Jordan Vicky Harrison

Script Supervisor

Julian Henriques

Screenwriter

Alistair Hopkins

Post-Production Supervisor

Vivienne Howard

Screenwriter

Pauline Hume

Titles Designer

Peter Hunnigale

Song Performer ("Perfect Lady")

Yvonne Isimeme Ibazebo

Line Producer

Yvonne Isimene Ibazebo

Line Producer

Trilla Jenna

Song Performer ("The Clash" "Rude Girls" "Babymother" "I Don'T Care" "Action" "Boasty Bwoy")

Trilla Jenna

Writer Of Anita'S Monologue

Wil Johnson

Song Performer ("These Lips Don'T Lie" "The Clash" "Babymother" "I Don'T Care" "Action" "Return Of Don")

Anna Kovacevic

Costume Supervisor

John Lunn

Music

Wayne Marshall

Song Performer ("Lover Man")

Margaret Matheson

Executive Producer

Peter Middleton

Additional Photography

Bill Mold

Unit Manager

Niall Moroney

Art Director

Saloum N'jie

Assistant Director

Pauline Oni

Assistant Director

Tracey Seaward

Co-Producer

Ken Sommerville

Foley Mixer

Allen Stewart

Camera Operator

L'antoinette Stines

Choreographer

Rupert Styles

Assistant Director

Brian Sweetman

Foley Artist

Carroll Thompson

Songs ("Babymother" "Forgive Me" "I Don'T Care" "Action" "Boasty Bwoy")

Carroll Thompson

Music Consultant

Governor Tiggy

Song Performer ("Girls")

Richard Todman

Music Editor

Roger Tooley

Steadicam Operator

Siobhan Tucker

Assistant Director

Chi Ukairo

Production Coordinator

Verese Vassell

Songs ("These Lips Don'T Lie" "The Clash")

Parminder Vir

Producer

Alan Whibley

Special Effects

Aad Wirtz

Dubbing Mixer

Robert Wooding

Other

Rod Woodruff

Stunt Coordinator

Paul Wrightson

Foley Editor

Sue Wyburgh

Makeup Designer

Film Details

Also Known As
Baby Mother
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1998
Production Company
Arts Council of England; Film4 Productions; Filmfour International
Distribution Company
FINE LINE/FINE LINE FEATURES/INDEPENDENT PICTURES; Film4 Productions; Filmfour; Fine Line Features
Location
London, England, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 20m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States 2000

Released in United States February 2000

Released in United States October 1998

Released in United States September 1998

Released in United States Spring March 17, 2000

Shown at Contemporary Films of the African Diaspora Festival in New York City November 24 - December 10, 2000.

Shown at Dinard Festival of British Film (in competition) in Dinard, France October 1-4, 1998.

Shown at Pan African Film & Art Festival in Los Angeles February 10-21, 2000.

Shown at Toronto International Film Festival (Planet Africa) September 10-19, 1998.

Began shooting September 22, 1997.

Completed shooting November 12, 1997.

Released in United States 2000 (Shown at Contemporary Films of the African Diaspora Festival in New York City November 24 - December 10, 2000.)

Released in United States February 2000 (Shown at Pan African Film & Art Festival in Los Angeles February 10-21, 2000.)

Released in United States Spring March 17, 2000

Released in United States September 1998 (Shown at Toronto International Film Festival (Planet Africa) September 10-19, 1998.)

Released in United States October 1998 (Shown at Dinard Festival of British Film (in competition) in Dinard, France October 1-4, 1998.)