What Dreams May Come


1h 53m 1998

Brief Synopsis

Chris and Annie Nielsen's children are both killed, and then a few years later Chris himself dies in an accident. Chris goes to heaven, a place built of his imagination, and the paintings he loved in life. He discovers from an angel that Annie has committed suicide, as she is bereft without her fami

Film Details

Also Known As
Drömmarnas värld
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1998
Distribution Company
Polygram Filmed Entertainment
Location
San Francisco, California, USA; Montana, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 53m

Synopsis

Chris and Annie Nielsen's children are both killed, and then a few years later Chris himself dies in an accident. Chris goes to heaven, a place built of his imagination, and the paintings he loved in life. He discovers from an angel that Annie has committed suicide, as she is bereft without her family. Chris determines to search for her, but as he has gone to heaven and she to hell, he must endure great hardships to find her.

Crew

Donovan A. Scott

Visual Effects

Bill Abbott

Music Editor

Craig Abele

Visual Effects

David Alstadter

Foley Mixer

Christine Altomari

Production Supervisor

Neal Anderson

Dialogue Editor

Bernd Angerer

Visual Effects

Karen Ansel

Digital Effects Supervisor

Frida Aradottir

Hair Stylist

Roy Arbogast

Special Effects Coordinator

Alison Armstrong

Visual Effects

Caleb Aschkynazo

Editor

Gerard Averill

Location Manager

Barnet Bain

Producer

Cheryl Bainum

Cgi Artist

Terry Baliel

Hair Stylist

Ron Bass

Executive Producer

Ron Bass

Screenplay

Chris Bayz

Rotoscope Animator

Brian Begun

Rerecording

Bob Beher

Sound Editor

Roy Berkowitz

Editor

Yvonne Blake

Costume Designer

Josh Bleibtreu

Other

Josh Bleibtreu

Director Of Photography

Alan C. Blomquist

Coproducer

Ron Bolanowski

Special Effects Foreman

Christine Bonnem

Location Manager

Mauro Borrelli

Visual Effects

Alan Boucek

Visual Effects

David Brenner

Editor

James Brett

Music

Brent Brooks

Music Editor

Nicholas Brooks

Visual Effects Supervisor

Otie Brown

Assistant Director

Kelly Bumbarger

Wrangler

Shannan Burkley

Visual Effects

Andrew Burward Hoy

Art Department

Matthew Butler

Animator

Kirk Cadrette

Cgi Artist

Grady Campbell

Visual Effects

Paul Carden

Sound Editor

Simon Caroll

Photography

Cindy Carr

Set Decorator

Audrey Chang

Editor

Chris Ciampa

Visual Effects

Tim Clark

Matte Painter

Tom Clary

Production Manager

Davia Clayton

Other

Simon Coke

Adr Editor

Lee Cole

Other

Terry Collis

Unit Production Manager

John Cornejo

Visual Effects

Carla Corwin

Assistant Director

Kimberly Shriver Covate

Visual Effects

J D Cowler

Visual Effects

Tom Cranham

Visual Effects

David Crawford

Visual Effects

Tim Crosbie

Visual Effects

Charlie Croughwell

Stunt Coordinator

Patrick Cyccone Jr.

Rerecording

Andrea D'amico

Executive Producer

Anibal Dao

Other

C Marie Davis

Executive Producer

Denise Davis

Line Producer

Edward Davis

Other

Shelley Davis

Animal Trainer

Dario Degregorio

Production Coordinator

Paolo Jose Deguzman

Visual Effects

Carol Depasquale

Script Supervisor

Portia Digiovanni

Motion Control

Mark J Dillon

Visual Effects

Dino Dimuro

Sound Editor

Rob Doolittle

Visual Effects

Dean Drabin

Adr Mixer

Jim Dultz

Art Director

Richard Dunn

Visual Effects

Stephen P Dunn

Assistant Director

Yanick Dusseault

Cgi Artist

Syd Dutton

Matte Painter

Jonathan P Egstad

Visual Effects

Robert Elhai

Original Music

Miles Essmiller

Cgi Artist

Amanda Evans

Visual Effects

Yuri Farrant

Photography

Todd Fellows

Visual Effects

Deak Ferrand

Matte Painter

Ted Field

Executive Producer

Eric Flickinger

Other

Ayse Francis

Visual Effects

Lorisa D Francis

Post-Production Coordinator

B J Fredrickson

Chief Modelmaker

Joann Fregalette Jansen

Choreographer

Michael J Frick

Rotoscope Animator

Robert A D Frick

Rotoscope Animator

David Fudge

Assistant Director

Martin Fulterman

Song

Jessica Gallavan

Adr Supervisor

Fernando Gallegos

Other

Larry Gaynor

Visual Effects

Richard Gelfand

Unit Production Manager

Sandra Germain

Cgi Artist

Scott Gershin

Sound Editor

Rodolfo Gerstl

Other

Hector Gika

Sound Editor

Katie Gilbert

Production Coordinator

Brent Gilmartin

Visual Effects

Lisa Giobbi

Choreographer

Gary Goldstein

Visual Effects

Pedro Luis Gonzalez

Producer

Scott Gordon

Digital Effects Supervisor

Inna Gotman

Researcher

Laura Graham

Adr Editor

Darin K Grant

Animator

Rebecca Greeley

Assistant Director

Caroleen Green

Matte Painter

Barbara A Hall

Unit Production Manager

Craig Halperin

Visual Effects

Brian Hanable

Visual Effects

Stephen Hannock

Other

Brett Harding

Camera Operator

Catherine Harper

Foley Artist

Scott Harper

Cgi Artist

Laura Harris

Dialogue Editor

David Harvey

Other

Simon Haslett

Visual Effects

Dale Haugo

Scenic Artist

B Ian Hayden

Cgi Artist

Michael Heath

Music

Michael 'ffish' Hemschoot

Visual Effects

Claas Henke

Visual Effects

Nina Henninger

Casting

Francois Herbin

Other

Matt Hightower

Technical Director

Chris Hopkins

Visual Effects

Maysie Hoy

Editor

Erica Huggins

Executive Producer

Joel Hynek

Visual Effects Supervisor

Michael Anthony Jackson

Visual Effects

Lilian Jacobs

Rotoscope Animator

Sarah Jacobs

Foley Artist

John Jakubowski

Visual Effects

John Jakubowski

Animator

Chris Jargo

Adr Supervisor

Pierre Jasmin

Other

Derek Johansen

Assistant Director

Hilery Johnson

2-D Artist

Dr. Ken Jones

Visual Effects Supervisor

Ginger Joyce

Visual Effects

John Joyce

Visual Effects

Mark Joyce

Visual Effects

Michael Kamen

Soloist

Michael Kamen

Original Music

Michael Kamen

Song

Michael Kamen

Music

Michael Kamen

Music Conductor

Constance A Kazmer

Adr Editor

Daryl Kell

Music Editor

Michael Keller

Rerecording

Severine Kelley

Production Coordinator

Laura E Kelly

Motion Control

Laura E Kelly

Camera Operator

Randy Kelly

Sound Editor

Erin Kemp

Set Designer

Daniel Klem

Animator

Peter Klemchuk

Post-Production Coordinator

David Kneupper

Sound Editor

Keith Kolder

Cgi Artist

Richard Kriegler

Art Department

Scott Kroopf

Executive Producer

John D Kuberski

Assistant Director

Tani Kunitake

Illustrator

Linda Kurgpold

Cgi Artist

Sherman G Labby

Visual Effects

Donna Langston

Line Producer

Mark Larranaga

Visual Effects

Aric Lasher

Set Designer

William D Lee

Special Effects Foreman

Jacques Levesque

Visual Effects

Heidi Levitt

Casting

Kim Libreri

Project Manager

Seth Lippman

Cgi Artist

Kenneth Littleton

Digital Effects Supervisor

Lauren Ann Littleton

Effects Coordinator

Lawrence Littleton

Digital Effects Supervisor

Peter Litwinowicz

Other

Dawn Llewellyn

Editor

Michael Lloyd

Matte Painter

Daniel Loeb

Visual Effects

Captain Oswaldo Loretu

Helicopter Pilot

Julie C Lucas

Foley Recordist

Alicia Maccarone

Set Designer

Kevin Mack

Visual Effects Supervisor

Anthony Mark

Editor

Kiim Marks

Other

Kiim Marks

Director Of Photography

Kim Marks

Camera Operator

Todd Masters

Prosthetic Makeup

Richard B. Matheson

Source Material (From Novel)

Richard B. Matheson

Screenplay

Film Details

Also Known As
Drömmarnas värld
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1998
Distribution Company
Polygram Filmed Entertainment
Location
San Francisco, California, USA; Montana, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 53m

Award Wins

Best Visual Effects

1998

Award Nominations

Set Decoration

1998

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the 1999 Award for Best Art Direction in a Feature Film from the Society of Motion Picture & Television Art Directors.

Winner of the 1998 Golden Satellite Award for Outstanding Visual Effects (Ellen Somers) from the International Press Academy.

Released in United States Fall October 2, 1998

Released in United States on Video March 9, 1999

Project was previously in development at MGM.

Robin Williams reportedly received $17.5 million for this project.

Robin Williams reportedly received $17.5 million for this project.

Completed shooting October 7, 1997.

Began shooting June 23, 1997.

Released in United States Fall October 2, 1998

Released in United States on Video March 9, 1999