Northfork


1h 34m 2003

Brief Synopsis

The year is 1955 and the town of Northfork is literally about to be "dammed," flooded to make way for a new hydroelectric project. The town's rugged plains are going to drown, its Heartland houses will be swept away and its citizens are heading for higher ground. With the exception of a few stoic

Film Details

Also Known As
North Fork
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2003
Production Company
Alpha Cine; Axium International; Danetracks Inc; Film Finances, Inc.; Joan Pearce, Research Associates; Near North Insurance Brokerage Of California Inc; Pandora Films; The Image Resolution Inc.; Vivkim Negative Cutting Inc.; Wilshire Stages
Distribution Company
Paramount Vantage; Metrodome Distribution; Metropolitan Filmexport; Paramount Home Media; Paramount Vantage; Paramount Vantage; United International Pictures
Location
Augusta, Montana, USA; Great Falls, Montana, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 34m

Synopsis

The year is 1955 and the town of Northfork is literally about to be "dammed," flooded to make way for a new hydroelectric project. The town's rugged plains are going to drown, its Heartland houses will be swept away and its citizens are heading for higher ground. With the exception of a few stoic resistors. Now a team of six trench-coated men has been charged with removing the last few stragglers before it is too late. As the Evacuation Committee spreads out across Northfork, they encounter a group of people not quite ready or willing to leave. They are each in limbo. Some are looking for a sign. Others are hoping for a miracle. Yet, one way or another, they will all have to say goodbye. Among these tenacious individuals are a lustful young couple, a man who has built an Ark (complete with a pair of wives), and a frail orphan whose fevered visions have led him to believe he's the lost member of an ancient herd of roaming Angels calling him home.

Crew

Hovig Alahaidoyan

Production Illustrator

Gary Alexander

Rerecording Mixer (Wilshire Stages)

Bret Allen

Carpenter

Sal Alvarez

Second Assistant Camera

Gil Amaral

Co-Executive Producer

Curt Ayers

Craft Service

Ryer Banta

Swing Gang

Miguel Batista

Title Designer

Ned Beighey

Honeywagon Driver

Richard L Bennett

Illustrations

Bret Bergman

Camera Truck Driver

Mitchell Bergman

Transportation Coordinator

Steve Berman

Other

Troy Bertleson

Electrician

Andre Blaise

Key Hair Stylist

Andre Blaise

Still Photographer

Dwayne Boyer

Picture Car Coordinator

Lance Bradley

Scenic Artist

Chad Branham

Property Master

Brian Branton

Key Grip

Lew Brown

Song ("It All Depends On You")

Robert Browning

Set Production Assistant

Tina Buckingham

Casting (Montana)

R J Burns

Location Manager

R.j. Burns

Location Manager

Helen Carter

Song Performer ("Heart Full Of Shame")

Sean Cheetham

Oil Paintings

Patsy Cline

Song Performer ("Just A Closer Walk With Thee")

Andrew Coffing

First Assistant Director

Josh Cohen

Grip

Betty Ann Conrad

Script Supervisor

Becky Cotton

Key Makeup Artist

Blackie Crawford

Song ("Always Late (With Your Kisses)")

Douglas Cumming

Set Designer

James Cummings

Van Driver

Monroe Cummings

Boom Operator

Dane A. Davis

Supervising Sound Editor

Sam De Bree

Assistant Property Master

Bg De Sylvia

Song ("It All Depends On You")

Brandee Dellaringa

Co-Production Designer

Matt Devine

Music Assistant

Maury Duchamp

Assistant (To The Director)

William L Eackland

Picture Car Coordinator

Chris Eakins

Sound Effects Editor

Keith Eisberg

First Assistant Camera

Steve Fontaine

Assistant Engineer

Jill Forseth

Lead Scenic

Lefty Frizzell

Song ("Always Late (With Your Kisses)")

Lefty Frizzell

Song Performer ("Always Late (With Your Kisses)")

J P Gabriel

Gaffer

Allen Gagne

Construction Foreman

Charles Gatson

Transportation Captain

Jessica Gee

Voice Casting

Julie A Gemar

Van Driver

Jackie Gleason

Song Performer ("It All Depends On You")

Danny Glicker

Costume Designer

Jon Gries

Associate Producer

Randal Grimm

Grip

Justin Grohs

Set Medic

Jeffrey Guziak

Director Of Photography (2nd Unit)

Krist Hager

Best Boy Electric

Torrence Hall

Weapons Effects

Amy Hammer

Sound Facilty Coordinator (Wilshire Stages)

John Hedges

Stunt Coordinator

Monica Henderson

Assistant Sound Editor

Ray Henderson

Song ("It All Depends On You")

Scott Herrick

Accounting Clerk

Amanda House

Assistant Property Master

Billie Hughes

Film Runner

Broady Isakson

Carpenter

Dave Isakson

Carpenter

Janet Jensen

Executive Producer

Barbara Jones

Co-Executive Producer

Bruce Jones

Co-Executive Producer

Janna Judd

Office Assistant

Chiaki Kanda

Shopper

Keith Kaplin

Set Production Assistant

Eli Akira Kaufman

Intern

Todd King

Co-Producer

Lisa Kadet Kuhne

Assistant Sound Editor

Barbara Long

Production Accountant

Marcus O Lopez

Assistant Camera (2nd Unit)

John Marquis

Sound Effects Editor

John Marquis

Sound Effects Designer

Damon Martin

Executive Producer

Patrick Martin

Carpenter

Rob Mathes

Original Music

Rob Mathes

Music Conductor

Stuart Matthewman

Score Mixing

Stuart Matthewman

Composer

Stuart Matthewman

Strings Arranger

Stuart Matthewman

Recorder ("Death Dirge")

Paul Mayersohn

Executive Producer

Paul F Mayersohn

Executive Producer

Allison Mckibbon

Costumer

Jason Mcknight

Best Boy Grip

Cheryl Mittal

Local Coordinator

Chandra M. Moore

Wardrobe Supervisor

Chandra M. Moore

Ager

Rob Morton

Art Department Coordinator

Robert Morton

Music Supervisor

Brigitte Mueller

Unit Production Manager

M David Mullen

Director Of Photography

John Muszala

Pilot

Nima Najafi

Office Assistant

Stella Navari

Assistant Hair

Stella Navari

Assistant Makeup

Chris Navarro

Adr Recordist (Wilshire Stages)

Dael Nelson

Set Medic

Johanna Nemeth

Production Coordinator

Matt Nicolay

Sound Mixer

Julia Nielson

Electrician

Lisa O'brien

Assistant Production Coordinator

Sandra Park

Concert Master

Sandra Park

Solo Violin

Joan Pearce, Research Associates

Other

Webb Pierce

Song ("You'Re Not Mine Anymore"), Song ("I Don'T Care")

Webb Pierce

Song Performer ("You'Re Not Mine Anymore"), Song Performer ("I Don'T Care")

Del Polish

Production Designer

Del Polish

Construction Coordinator

Mark Polish

Screenwriter

Mark Polish

Producer

Matt Polish

Videographer

Michael Polish

Producer

Michael Polish

Screenwriter

Wendy Polish

Graphic Designer

Tobias Poppe

Assistant Sound Editor

Crysta Pratt

Shopper

Eryne Prine

Supervisor

Chris Quinn

Set Medic

Robert Raring

Color Timer

Eric W Rasmussen

Set Production Assistant

Mike Jay Regan

Special Effects

Adam Rehmeier

Second Unit Director

Jeffrey S Renfro

Honeywagon Driver

Juan Reyes

Set Production Assistant

Juan-pablo Reyes

Set Production Assistant

Robyn Rivers

Scenic Artist

Anthony Romano

Executive Producer

Tim Romo

Cast Driver

Jim Rostron

Catering (Gourmet Girls)

Sylvia Rostron

Catering (Gourmet Girls)

Martin Schloemer

Mixing Recordist (Wilshire Stages)

Christine Schuman

Van Driver

Michel Shane

Executive Producer

Christopher Sheldon

Supervising Sound Editor

Jonathan Sheldon

Associate Producer

Christopher Smith

Electrician

Erin K. Smith

Set Decorator

Erin Smith

Set Decorator

Marion Spiegelman

Other

Joey Spiotto

Art Intern

Ichelle Spitzig

Production Designer

Ron St Germaine

Orchestra Recording

Mary Stankiewicz

Second Assistant Camera

David Steinwedel

Assistant Sound Editor

W S Stevenson

Song Performer ("Just A Closer Walk With Thee")

David Storm

Art Director

Eric Thompson

Adr Mixer (Wilshire Stages)

David Thurlow

Loader

Donna Tolbert

Office Assistant

Paul Torok

Co-Producer

Mike Tristano

Special Effects

Matt Tromans

Assistant (To Nick Nolte)

Leo Trombetta

Editor

Chad Troutwine

Associate Producer

Matt Troy

Carpenter

Jason Tucker

Assistant Editor

Gary J Tunnicliffe

Special Effects

David Voldberg

Van Driver

Trudy Waldo

Catering (Gourmet Girls)

Cindy Walker

Song ("I Don'T Care")

Jim Ward

Snow Effects

Jim Ward

Electrician

Colleen Wassel

Second 2nd Assistant Director

Patrick J Webb

Grip

Peter White

Second Assistant Director

Allison Whitmer

Set Dresser

Wyatt Whitmer

Swing Gang

Matthew Wieland

Grip

Teddy Wilburn

Song ("You'Re Not Mine Anymore")

Kristin Willet

Seamstress

James Woods

Executive Producer

James Wright

Dolby Sound Consultant

Chris Young

Mixing Recordist (Wilshire Stages)

James Zumbrun

Carpenter

Film Details

Also Known As
North Fork
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2003
Production Company
Alpha Cine; Axium International; Danetracks Inc; Film Finances, Inc.; Joan Pearce, Research Associates; Near North Insurance Brokerage Of California Inc; Pandora Films; The Image Resolution Inc.; Vivkim Negative Cutting Inc.; Wilshire Stages
Distribution Company
Paramount Vantage; Metrodome Distribution; Metropolitan Filmexport; Paramount Home Media; Paramount Vantage; Paramount Vantage; United International Pictures
Location
Augusta, Montana, USA; Great Falls, Montana, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 34m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Limited Release in United States July 11, 2003

Released in United States Summer July 11, 2003

Released in United States on Video December 30, 2003

Released in United States January 2003

Paramount Classics paid close to $3 million for distribution rights. The Polish Brothers produced and self-financed the $2 million project.

To achieve a de-saturated effect, the film was shot using color film with everything that appeared onscreen set to fit within ten shades of gray-scale.

This film is the third in the Polish brothers' trilogy of films including "Twin Falls, Idaho" and "Jackpot".

Northfork refers to the town of Northfork, Montana.

aspect ratio: 2.35 scope

Fuji color film

Limited Release in United States July 11, 2003

Released in United States Summer July 11, 2003

Released in United States on Video December 30, 2003

Released in United States January 2003 (Shown at Sundance Film Festival (Premieres) January 16-26, 2003.)