Till Human Voices Wake Us


1h 41m 2003

Brief Synopsis

For as long as people have fallen in love, they have been haunted; haunted by memories, by regrets, by unfulfilled longings. Dr. Sam Frank is haunted in just such a way. When Sam's father passes away, he returns to his childhood home for the funeral, only to be accosted by memories of a summer of ma

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
2003
Production Company
Tony Gibbs
Distribution Company
Paramount Vantage
Location
Australia

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 41m

Synopsis

For as long as people have fallen in love, they have been haunted; haunted by memories, by regrets, by unfulfilled longings. Dr. Sam Frank is haunted in just such a way. When Sam's father passes away, he returns to his childhood home for the funeral, only to be accosted by memories of a summer of magic and pain. It was the summer that 15-year-old Sam fell madly in love with his childhood friend Silvy. Yet when Silvy appeared to have drowned, her body never discovered, Sam buried the painful memories of how she was lost and his own fateful role in the nightmare. Now, returning home as an adult, those memories have come crashing back, despite everything Sam has done to keep them at bay. Just as Sam is attempting to return to the city and escape the eerie sadness of his father's house, he sees a woman fall off a bridge, a woman he met earlier on the train who called herself Ruby. When Sam rescues her from the water, he only wants to make sure she will be safe, but he soon discovers Ruby can't remember anything. While Sam fights to rid himself of his memories, Ruby searches for hers. In the lost moments, passion is sparked. The closer Sam gets to Ruby the more he is convinced that he has known her all his life. The coincidences begin to pile up--the way she talks, the way she laughs, her love for the water and favorite poem, all the same as the one who came before. The mystery lures Sam even as it frightens him, drawing him further and further into the riddle. Yet Ruby has her own secret needs, ones which will turn Sam's trip home into a battle between illusion and reality, into both a disquieting haunting and a hungered-for reconciliation.

Crew

Gursal Ali

Assistant

Richard Allardice

Key Grip

Brett Anderson

Cinematographer

Ian Anderson

Liaison

Lance Shane Anderson

Security

Szumai Anderson

Stunt Double

Mish Armstrong

Production Assistant

Thomas Augsberger

Producer

Sandi Austin

Production Secretary

Laurie Balmer

Camera Assistant

Amanda Barton

Editing

Aaron Beaucaire

Special Effects Coordinator

Margaret Blades

Other

Trevor Blainey

Production Accountant

Greg Blunt

Construction

Gary Bottomley

Camera Assistant

Maryanne Bridge

Instructor

Bradley Broad

Animal Wrangler

Neil Brown

Props Buyer

Mal Bryning

Location Manager

Mal Bryning

Post-Production Supervisor

Tom Burstall

Other

Jeanie Cameron

Costume Designer

Richard Carrabott

Security

Barney Carter

Props

Lee Chong

Props Buyer

Lee Chong

Dresser

Franco Di Ciero

Negative Cutter

Leianne Clarke

Wardrobe Supervisor

Kent Clifton-bligh

Driver

Tom Coltrane

Security

Leanne Corkran

Art Department

Dale Cornelius

Music Composer

Dale Cornelius

Music Arranger

Paul Cross

Negative Cutter

Adrian Dalton

Props Buyer

Adrian Dalton

Dresser

Will Davidson

Transportation Coordinator

William R Davidson

Carpenter

Andrew Deane

Co-Executive Producer

Shane Dettman

Driver

Shane Dettman

Assistant

Perry Dwyer

Boom Operator

Zev Eleftheriou

Stunt Coordinator

Jacqui Elliott

Hair Assistant

Jacqui Elliott

Makeup Assistant

Todd Embling

Assistant Director

Matthias Emcke

Producer

Bruce Emery

Consultant

Jane Evans

Caterer

Stewart Faichney

Production

Stewart Faichney

Casting

Alan Fairlie

Digital Effects Artist

Jason Faulkner

Assistant Director

Maura Fay

Casting

Tara Ferrier

Continuity

Warwick Field

Camera Operator

Scott Findlay

Sound Effects Editor

Scott Findlay

Sound Design

Scott Findlay

Dubbing Mixer

Ron Fisher

Other

Adele Flere

Art Director

Beau Flynn

Executive Producer

John Fordham

Instructor

Darryn Fox

Best Boy

Victor Fukushima

Assistant

Victor Fukushima

Driver

Dean Garro

Grip

Val Gaul

Costumer

Colin Gearman

Carpenter

Tony Gibbs

Production Insurance

Jonathan Gill

Associate Producer

Chris Goodall

Stand-In

Nigel Gorham

Camera Equipment

Robin Gray

Music Scoring Mixer

Robin Gray

Score Recording

Stuart Hall

Music Scoring Mixer

Tony Hall

Key Grip

David Harrison

Dialogue Editor

Karl Hewitson

Assistant

Karl Hewitson

Driver

Juliet Hill

Foley Mixer

Juliet Hill

Foley Recordist

Nick Humphries

Production

Victor Ivchenko

Other

Andrew Jerram

Camera Equipment

Clare Johnson

Medic

Henry Karjalainen

Assistant Editor

Henry Karjalainen

Negative Cutting

Trish Keating

Camera Focus Puller

Louie Keramidas

Liaison

Pam Krueger

Medic

Vanessa Langby

Assistant

Vanessa Langby

Post-Production Coordinator

Vanessa Langby

Production

Roger Lanser

Director Of Photography

Trent Lawrence

Carpenter

Brandt Lee

Foley Artist

Nick Lee

Sound Recordist

Ian Letcher

Color Timer

Shana Levine

Producer

Paul Macak

Dresser

Paul Macak

Props Buyer

Lucy Maclaren

Production Manager

Lindy Macleod

Hair Assistant

Lindy Macleod

Makeup Artist

Noel Macwhirter

Colorist

Brendan Madden

Electrician

Steve Mahoney

Coordinator

Ineke Majoor

Digital Effects

Peter Majtan

Special Effects

Peter Majtan

Visual Effects

Con Mancuso

Gaffer

Chris Mann

Consultant

James Mansfield

Electrician

Julia Mant

Post-Production Coordinator

Anna Mccrossin-owen

Dialogue Coach

Rory Mcgregor

Sound Mixer

Christine Miller

Hair

Christine Miller

Makeup Supervisor

Katie Milwright

Camera

Katie Milwright

Loader

Ross Mitchell

Titles And Opticals

Anna Molyneaux

Production Coordinator

Karan Monkhouse

Assistant Director

Emma Moroney

Camera

Emma Moroney

Loader

Jenny Moroney

Production Accountant

Ralph Moser

Production Designer

Brendan Mullens

Construction Manager

Bill Murphy

Editor

Dean Murphy

Producer

Steve Murphy

Consultant

Reo Murray

Caterer

Anthony Nagle

Production Accountant

Glen Noble

Production

Rob Nunn

Consultant

Charlie O'brien

Stunt Performer

Charlie O'brien

Props

Pete O'halloran

Wardrobe

Nigel Odell

Producer

Harry Panagiotidis

Steadicam Operator

Andy Pappas

Unit Manager

Justin Pearce

Associate Producer

David Peers

Consultant

David Peers

Special Effects

Yoram Pelman

Executive Producer

Michael Petroni

Screenplay

Ken Pettigrew

Gaffer

Amotz Plessner

Music Composer

Tony Poriazis

Film Lab

Tim Preston

Carpenter

Tim Preston

Construction

David Redman

Producer

David Redman

Best Boy

David Redmond

Producer

John Regan

Grip

Drew Rhodes

Assistant Location Manager

Mathew Russell

Generator Operator

John Sanderson

Special Effects Assistant

John Sawtell

Tutor

Tim Scott

Location Assistant

Timothy R Sexton

Music Conductor

Stefan Simchowitz

Executive Producer

Edgardo Simone

Original Music

Sophie Siomos

Production Accountant

Michael Slater

Dubbing Mixer

Michael Slater

Post-Production Sound

Michael Slater

Sound

Michael Slater

Sound Design

Rebecca Slotegraaf

Stand-In

Veronica Stockley

Hair Assistant

Veronica Stockley

Makeup Artist

Peter Stott

Steadicam Operator

David Stringer

Grip

Jenny Sutcliffe

Boom Operator

Vel Tasevski

Assistant Director

Davin Taylor

Security

Debbie Taylor

Art Department Coordinator

Bill Walker

Sound Mixer

Travis Walker

Grip

Jan Wasitski

Assistant

Gareth Wiley

Co-Executive Producer

John Wilkenson

Sound

John Wilkinson

Sound Recordist

Bruce William

Carpenter

Suzy Wood

Photography

Selin Yaman

Production Assistant

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
2003
Production Company
Tony Gibbs
Distribution Company
Paramount Vantage
Location
Australia

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 41m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Limited Release in United States February 21, 2003

Released in United States on Video July 29, 2003

Released in United States Winter February 21, 2003

Michael Petroni's script won the 1996 Scenario/Writers Guild of America East Student Screenplay Competition.

Directorial debut for Michael Petroni.

Cinevex color

Limited Release in United States February 21, 2003

Released in United States Winter February 21, 2003

Released in United States on Video July 29, 2003