The Hollow Reed


1h 43m 1996

Brief Synopsis

Based on true events, a gothic horror story of a gay man, Martyn, who fights his ex-wife in a no-win battle to get custody of his young son, Oliver. The battle begins once Martyn's worst suspicians are confirmed that the reticent Oliver is, indeed, being abused by his own mother's seemingly respecta

Film Details

Also Known As
Hollow Reed
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1996
Production Company
Cecchi Gori Pictures; Channel 4; Channel Four Television; Film4 Productions; Film4 Productions; Filmfour; Scala Productions; Wild Bunch AG; Wild Bunch AG
Distribution Company
Cinepix Film Properties Productions (CFP); Central Film Verleih Gmbh; Film4 Productions; Filmfour; Rialto Films; Senator Film Verleih; Sony Pictures Home Entertainment; Wild Bunch AG
Location
Bath, England, United Kingdom; Bray Studios, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 43m

Synopsis

Based on true events, a gothic horror story of a gay man, Martyn, who fights his ex-wife in a no-win battle to get custody of his young son, Oliver. The battle begins once Martyn's worst suspicians are confirmed that the reticent Oliver is, indeed, being abused by his own mother's seemingly respectable live-in boyfriend.

Crew

Charmian Adams

Art Director

Remi Adefarasin

Director Of Photography

Rene Adefarasin

Camera Trainee

Barry Arnold

Standby Props

John Arnold

Camera Grip

Sophie Baker

Stills Photographer

Paul Bingley

2nd Assistant Editor

Geoff Bloomfield

Other

Neville Bolt

Co-Executive Producer

Wendy Broom

Production Coordinator

Gordon Brown

Assistant Editor

Paul Cowan

Line Producer

John Crossland

Boom Operator

Dave Cumming

Best Boy

Clive Curtis

Stunt Coordinator

Diane Dancklesfen

Art Director

Sara Desmond

3rd Assistant Director

Pam Downe

Costume Designer

Carlos Downie

3rd Assistant Director

Anne Dudley

Music

Polly Duval

Producer'S Assistant

Finola Dwyer

Co-Executive Producer

Trevor Dyer

Construction Coordinator

Susie Figgis

Casting Director

Tommy Gormley

Assistant Director

Trevor Hale

Electrician

Terry Hardwick

Other

Marin Healy

Other

Patrick Isherwood

Production Accountant

Andrew Jack

Dialogue Coach (United Kingdom)

Polly Jefferies

Unit Runner

Elizabeth Karlsen

Producer

Jonathan Karlsen

1st Assistant Director

Brian Lofthouse

Other

Tatiana Lund

Art Department Runner

Alison Macmillan

Production Buyer

Jim Magill

Unit Driver

Lilene Mansell

Dialogue Coach (New York)

Marilyn Mcdonald

Chief Makeup Artist

David Mellor

Assistant Accountant

Dave Midson

Property Master

Paula Milne

Screenwriter

Sally-ann Neame

Other

Steve Paciello

Wardrobe Assistant

Nik Powell

Executive Producer

John Pritchard

Sound Mixer

Sue Quinn

Location Manager

Sean Savage

Other

Eric Strange

Dressing Props

Catrin Strong

2nd Assistant Director

Phil Symes

Publicist

Jolyon Symonds

Martin Donovan'S Assistant (Rehearsals)

Fran Triefus

Production Manager

Paul Turner

Standby Props

Damiano Vukotic

Director'S Assistant

Stuart Walker

Production Designer

Terry Wells Jr.

Dressing Props

Liz West

Script Supervisor

Jonathan Wicks

Location Assistant

Catherine Wilkins

Makeup/Hair Assistant

Ben Wilson

Other

Jimmy Wilson

Gaffer

Stephen Woolley

Executive Producer

Lucy Wright

Wardrobe Supervisor

Sue Wyatt

Editor

Film Details

Also Known As
Hollow Reed
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1996
Production Company
Cecchi Gori Pictures; Channel 4; Channel Four Television; Film4 Productions; Film4 Productions; Filmfour; Scala Productions; Wild Bunch AG; Wild Bunch AG
Distribution Company
Cinepix Film Properties Productions (CFP); Central Film Verleih Gmbh; Film4 Productions; Filmfour; Rialto Films; Senator Film Verleih; Sony Pictures Home Entertainment; Wild Bunch AG
Location
Bath, England, United Kingdom; Bray Studios, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 43m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Spring April 18, 1997

Released in United States May 2, 1997

Released in United States on Video January 27, 1998

Released in United States January 1996

Released in United States June 1996

Released in United States July 1996

Shown at San Francisco International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival June 21-30, 1996.

Shown at Outfest '96: The Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Film Festival July 11-21, 1996.

Completed shooting June 13, 1995.

Began shooting April 24, 1995.

Released in United States Spring April 18, 1997

Released in United States May 2, 1997 (Laemmle's Music Hall; Los Angeles)

Released in United States on Video January 27, 1998

Released in United States January 1996 (Shown at Sundance Film Festival (World Cinema) in Park City, Utah January 18-28, 1996.)

Released in United States June 1996 (Shown at San Francisco International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival June 21-30, 1996.)

Released in United States July 1996 (Shown at Outfest '96: The Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Film Festival July 11-21, 1996.)