The Education of Little Tree


1h 55m 1997

Brief Synopsis

Set in the 1930s, 8-year-old Little Tree, who has lost both his father and mother, is resisting his aunts efforts to raise him. He chooses, instead, to go to his Cherokee grandparents who live in the Smokey Mountains. While there he meets Willow John, an Indian healer who teaches Little Tree about t

Film Details

Also Known As
Education of Little Tree
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1997
Distribution Company
Paramount Pictures
Location
Oka, Quebec, Canada; Harrington, Quebec, Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 55m

Synopsis

Set in the 1930s, 8-year-old Little Tree, who has lost both his father and mother, is resisting his aunts efforts to raise him. He chooses, instead, to go to his Cherokee grandparents who live in the Smokey Mountains. While there he meets Willow John, an Indian healer who teaches Little Tree about the Cherokee Nation. Reported to the state welfare department, Granma and Granpa are forced to send the boy to the Notched Gap Indian School. At the school, Little Tree is stripped of his Indian name and forced to endure the prejudice of the school's adminstrators. Ultimately, Little Tree comes to understand the value of familial love and tradition during this rite-of-passage journey toward manhood.

Crew

Claire Alary

Props Buyer

Marjolaine Albert

Production Assistant

Fabienne April

Costumes

Renee April

Costume Designer

Christopher Assells

Foley Editor

Robert Auclair

Swing

Joanne Baril

Wardrobe Assistant

Josephine Barrott

Tutor

Sandrine Bechade

Assistant Camera

Lon Bender

Supervising Sound Editor

Mark Berger

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Luc Bernard

Construction

Dan Bishop

Production Designer

Leslie Bloome

Foley

Murielle Blouin

Costumes

Blanche Boileau

Costume Supervisor

Valerie Bordeleau

Wardrobe Assistant

Fernand Boudrias

Coordinator

Eve Boulonne

Set Decorator

Michael Boulonne

Production Assistant

Francis Bourdon

Wrangler

Chris Bramford

Grip

Marie-noel Breard

Scenic Artist

Alain Brochu

Construction

Rejean Brochu

Construction

Michael Broomberg

Foley

Alain Brouillette

Key Grip

Lise Brousseau

Wardrobe Assistant

Rosina Bucci

Casting

Nathalie Cabot

Assistant

Kelly Cabral

Supervising Sound Editor

Marie Caihier Chartrand

Assistant Property Master

Luc Campeau

Assistant Director

Johanne Caporicci

Location Manager

Tantoo Cardinal

Song Performer

Tom Carlson

Music Editor

Daniel Caron

Driver

Robert Carpenter

Swing Gang

Pierre Carroll

Location Scout

Forrest Carter

Book As Source Material

Stephanie Chagnon

Wardrobe

Andre Chamberland

Set Decorator

Claude Champagne

Driver

Sylvie Charbonneau

Wardrobe Assistant

Jocelyn Clouatre

Swing Gang

Mark De Coste

Wardrobe Assistant

Jean Courteau

Chief Lighting Technician

James Cowan

Wrangler

Shauna Cowan

Wrangler

Donna Croce

Script Supervisor

James Cromwell

Song Performer

Sylvie Dagenais

Costumes

Sandy De Crescent

Original Music

Tony De Provence

Craft Service

Valerie Delacroix

Wardrobe Assistant

Pascale Deschenes

Wardrobe Assistant

Yvon Desfosses

Driver

Chantal Desgagne

Production Assistant

Melanie Desmarchais

Wardrobe Assistant

Angela Di Marzio

Wardrobe Assistant

Judi Dickerson

Dialect Coach

Karen Dimmig

Assistant Editor

Dino Dimuro

Foley Editor

Brian Dixon

Adr

Madeleine Dubreuil

Driver

Jean-marie Ducasse

Animal Trainer

Raymond Ducasse

Animal Trainer

Richard Dwan

Adr/Dialogue Editor

Jake Eberts

Producer

Isabelle Faivre-duboz

Dga Trainee

Nadine Ferenczy

Art Department

Lisa Mae Fincannon

Casting

Damien Fisher

Special Makeup Effects

Paul Flinchbaugh

Assistant Sound Editor

Gilles Fortier

Best Boy Electric

Josee Francis

Location Scout

Richard Friedenberg

Screenplay

Serge Gagne

Construction

Bernard Gagnon

Construction

Daniel Gagnon

Grip

Martine Gagnon

Wardrobe

Suzan Gaudreault

Wardrobe Assistant

Louise Gendron

Coproducer

Alain Giguere

Scenic Artist

Manon Girard

Dresser

Paule Girardin

Production Secretary

Steve Glasson

Construction

Jacques Grener

Driver

Anne Grenier

Set Decorator

Robin Gurland

Casting

Denis Hamel

Property Master

Johanne Hansen

Hairdresser

Richard Hansen

Hair Stylist

Janice Hayen

Music

Rene Haynes

Casting

Anne-marie Hazanavicius

Tutor

Claude Hazanavicius

Sound Mixer

John Hepworth

Assistant Director

Lance Holland

Location Manager

Ginette Hoyse

Unit Manager

Nick Huard

Location Scout

Michael B Huff

Foley

Jere Huggins

Editor

Mark Isham

Music

Benoit Jacob

Office Runner

Jean-patrick Joseph

Production Assistant

Josee Juteau

Animal Trainer

Rick Kline

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Christina Kontos

Production Auditor

Ken Korrall

Location Manager

Darren Kotania

Assistant Director

Stephen Krause

Music

Ken Kugler

Music Conductor

Gilles L'heureux

Swing Gang

Paul Lacerte

Painter

Michelle Lang

Casting

Andre Laperriere

Consultant

Stéphane Laroche

Dresser

Nathalie Lasselin

Camera Focus Puller

Michael Latino

Camera Focus Puller

Roy Laughren

Office Runner

Stephane Leblanc

Swing

Richard Lebon

Swing Gang

Jacques Leduc

Director Of Photography

Benoit Lefebvre

Production Assistant

Ray Legare

Other

Christian Lemay

Assistant Camera

Jean Levasseur

Swing

Isabelle Lindsay

Production Secretary

Valerie Lonargan

Other

Julie Macdonald

Wardrobe Assistant

David Allen Macleod

Assistant Director

Jennifer Mann

Foley Editor

Pota Manolakos

Auditor

Nicolas Marion

Assistant Camera

Earl Martin

Foley

Claudette Messier

Script Supervisor

Vasiliki Michalakopoulos

Accounting Assistant

Anastas Michos

Director Of Photography

Vera Miller

Casting

Mike Milliken

Color Timer

Theresa Repola Mohammed

Negative Cutting

Jonathan Moorman

Song Performer

Thierry Morlaas-lurbe

Boom Operator

Adrien Morot

Special Makeup Effects

Mario Munari

Transportation Coordinator

Jeff Nichol

Best Boy Grip

Ryan Nicholson

Special Makeup Effects

Cindy O'connor

Music

David O'donnell

Driver

Yves Ouimet

Generator Operator

Veronique Pagnoux

Painter

Jean-pierre Paquet

Set Decorator

Real Pare

Construction

Laurie Marie Parker

Unit Director

Laurie Marie Parker

Associate Producer

Mario Pellerin

Animal Trainer

Caroline Poirier

Wardrobe Assistant

Lison Proulx

Wardrobe Assistant

Michel Proulx

Wardrobe Assistant

Katia Quijano

Art Department Coordinator

Marie Regimbald

Makeup Artist

Jean-clement Renaud

Production Assistant

Adam Reuveni

Music

Adam Reuveni

Song Performer

Camille Rheaume

Medic

Thyrza Richardson

Wardrobe Assistant

Francois Riendeau

Transportation

Michel Robichaud

Scenic Artist

Daniele Rohrbach

Production Manager

Nadia Rona

Casting

Htlfne Ross

Production Coordinator

Stephane Ross

Wardrobe Assistant

Paul G Ryan

Director Of Photography

Bessy Sakaris

Accountant

Mike Sallustio

Electrician

Mario Santini

Painter

Michael Semanick

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Diane Simard

Makeup Artist

Doris Simard

Art Department Coordinator

Francine Simpson

Painter

Lauren Stephens

Adr/Dialogue Editor

Peter Stratford

Art Director

Jules Sylvester

Wrangler

Patrick Tenascon

Special Makeup Effects

Danielle Terreault

Costumes

Myriame Tessier

Animal Trainer

Donald Tetreault

Production Assistant

Alain Theriault

Production Assistant

Jan Thijs

Photography

Dann Michael Thompson

Music

Jacques Tremblay

Grip

Pierre Vanasse

Swing Gang

Antonio Vidosa

Special Effects Technician

Wayne Wahrman

Editor

Steve Ward

Painter

Richard Weingart

Adr Mixer

Gayle Wesley

Assistant Sound Editor

Melanie Wilson

Assistant

Lenny Young

Coproducer

Film Details

Also Known As
Education of Little Tree
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1997
Distribution Company
Paramount Pictures
Location
Oka, Quebec, Canada; Harrington, Quebec, Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 55m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Winter December 25, 1997

Expanded Release in United States January 9, 1998

Released in United States on Video July 21, 1998

Project was previously in development with Robert Redford's Wildwood Enterprises.

Began shooting September 3, 1996.

Completed shooting October 31, 1996.

Released in United States Winter December 25, 1997

Expanded Release in United States January 9, 1998

Released in United States on Video July 21, 1998