The Event


1h 52m 2003

Brief Synopsis

A mystery tale driven both emotionally and politically by two opposing truths. Truth No. 1: Matt wants to die; his AIDS cocktail no longer works, his health is failing fast, and he wants to leave this earth with his friends and family around him. Truth No. 2: Choosing to die is illegal. Later, when

Film Details

Also Known As
Event
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2003
Distribution Company
ThinkFilm
Location
New York City, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 52m

Synopsis

A mystery tale driven both emotionally and politically by two opposing truths. Truth No. 1: Matt wants to die; his AIDS cocktail no longer works, his health is failing fast, and he wants to leave this earth with his friends and family around him. Truth No. 2: Choosing to die is illegal. Later, when Matt is found dead--it is discovered that his death was not due to natural causes. Enter Nick, a sharp Manhattan district attorney, who is investigating Matt's death--the most recent in a series of unexplained suicide-like deaths that have taken place in the Chelsea district's gay community. Now, she is pushing hard to get to the bottom of his death. Nick's investigation leads her to interview Matt's friends and family, which triggers a host of flashbacks that reveal secrets about his life and death. An intricate patchwork of relationships slowly unfold, explaining the behind-the-scenes events surrounding Matt's shrouded death.

Crew

Julie Adams

Dialect Coach

Norman Adams

Coach

David Albiston

Camera Operator

Natasha Allaire

Assistant

Brian Anderson

Music Supervisor

Earlene Atkinson

Hair

Jeff Baker

Film To Tape Transfer

Harley Bauer

Driver

Matthew Beaulieu

Camera Assistant

Christophe Beck

Music Composer

Christophe Beck

Music Producer

Lori Ann Bellefontaine

Generator Operator

Douglas Betts

Grip

Jason Blackburn

Boom Operator

Dave Blazina

Assistant Director

Ethan Borsuk

Assistant Camera

Michael Bowyer

Camera Operator

Christine Bray

Production Assistant

Bethana M Briffet

On-Set Dresser

Bethana M Briffet

Wardrobe Supervisor

Chris Brown

Assistant Set Decorator

Georgina Brown

Production Coordinator

Tom Brumberger

Makeup

Rita Capasa

Production Coordinator

Mellissa Cartwright

Wardrobe Supervisor

Gary Collins

Hair

John Comerford

Casting

Melinda Cook

Wardrobe Supervisor

Brian Cooper

Carpenter

Christopher Cooper

Editor

Brian M Cosens

Production Manager

Brian Culliton

Editor

Kerry Ann Cunningham

Assistant Production Coordinator

Debra Dickson

Craft Service

Gloria Digdon

Hair Stylist

Patrick Doherty

Craft Service

Andrew Dunn

Cinematographer

Paul Epstein

Assistant Director

Lisa Fennell

Assistant Director

Leonard Finger

Casting

Thom Fitzgerald

Producer

Thom Fitzgerald

Screenplay

Robert Flutie

Executive Producer

Daniel Ford

Post-Production Supervisor

John Gallagher

Swing

Cory Gibson

Editor

Rick Gillis

Rigging Grip

Henriette Haensel-lopez

Set Production Assistant

Bruce Hall

Production Assistant

Thomas Harting

Director Of Photography

Burke Heffner

Gaffer

Erin Hennessey

Office Production Assistant

Steven Hillyer

Coproducer

Steven Hillyer

Screenplay

Bryan Hofbauer

Producer

Remigius Hohl

Boom Operator

Bill Holmes

Grip

Alan Hordof

Medic

Preston Hudson

Assistant Director

David Hurlburt

Boom Operator

Evan Hyisky

Hair

Todd Jackson

Production

Richard Jopson

Photography

Andrew Kaiser

Music Coordinator

Frank Kavanagh

Boom Operator

Rose Klatt

Makeup

Christine Knickle

Stunt Coordinator

Thomas Kodros

Consultant

Kyle Kurts

Assistant Location Manager

Luc Leger

Adr

Luc Leger

Foley Recordist

Ruth Leggett

Gaffer

Abby Linne

Production Assistant

Marco Lombardini

Set Production Assistant

Chris Macdonald

Production Assistant

Peter Macdonald

Best Boy Grip

Carrie Macenzie

Editor

Karlie Mackenzie

Sound Editor

Lynne Mackinlay

Carpenter

Tim Marback

Screenplay

Tim Marback

Coproducer

John Marshman

Coach

Heath Matheson

Visual Effects

Ann Mayall

Rights & Clearances

Vicki Mccarty

Executive Producer

Jeremy Mccormack

Photography

Art Mckay

Sound

Mark Mckennon

Location Manager

Dugald Mclaren

Location Manager

Karl Mcnutt

Scenic Artist

Stephanie Mcwilliams

Wardrobe Assistant

Bob Melanson

Adr/Dialogue Editor

Anna Migas

Craft Service

Shandi Mitchell

Unit Director

Kelli Morehouse

Property Master

Mia Morgan

Costume Designer

Rachel Morrison

Best Boy Grip

Cassandra Mucha

Makeup

George Otj Murray

Set Production Assistant

Jennifer Nelson

Craft Service

Nikia Nelson

Wardrobe Supervisor

John Nyomarkay

Set Designer

Kamila Ocasek

Makeup

Timothy Oickle

Set Production Assistant

Ricardo Olivero

Color Timer

David Oltman

Production Manager

Sacha Penn

Assistant Costume Designer

Kenneth Peterson

Color Correction

Kenneth Peterson

Visual Effects

D'arcy Poultney

Production Designer

Brian Power

Adr

Andrew Rillie

Sound

Jim Rillie

Sound Mixer

Victoria Rockwell

Assistant Costume Designer

Kris Rogers

Props Assistant

Ingrid Ross

Makeup Artist

Sian Morris Ross

Costume Designer

Aaron Rudelson

Sound Mixer

Jeff Sackman

Executive Producer

Gary Sandover

Key Grip

Allan Scarth

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Gabrielle Schnutgen

Scenic Artist

Amir Shahrokhi

Set Production Assistant

Marilyn Shapiro

Assistant

Jason Shipley

Assistant Director

Lou Solakofski

Sound

Lee Stanley

Transportation Coordinator

Tara Sullivan

Production Accountant

Alan Sweet

Grip

Gary Swim

Location Scout

Lil Thomas

Sound Effects

Maggie Thomas

Script Supervisor

Alida Thompson

Property Master

Albert Thrower

Production Assistant

Ethan Tobman

Art Director

Jennifer Tuttle

Production Assistant

Mark Urman

Creative Consultant

Angela Wadkins

Assistant

Nadine Waheb

Set Production Assistant

Dana Warren

Assistant Director

Sharon Watt

Script Supervisor

Matt Watts

Grip

Matt Watts

Swing

Krista Wells

Foley Artist

Andy Westbrook

Best Boy Grip

Lee Whetstone

Grip

Dave Wishart

Best Boy Electric

Doug Woods

Video

James A Worthen

Wardrobe Supervisor

Chris Zimmer

Executive Producer

Jack Zullo

Set Production Assistant

Film Details

Also Known As
Event
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2003
Distribution Company
ThinkFilm
Location
New York City, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 52m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Fall October 3, 2003

Released in United States on Video April 13, 2004

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

Released in United States May 2003 (Shown at Tribeca Film Festival in New York City (Special Screenings) May 3-11, 2003.)

Released in United States Fall October 3, 2003

Released in United States on Video April 13, 2004

Released in United States January 2003

Released in United States May 2003

Released in United States July 2003

Shown at Tribeca Film Festival in New York City (Special Screenings) May 3-11, 2003.

Shown at Outfest: Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Film Festival July 10-21, 2003.

Released in United States July 2003 (Shown at Outfest: Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Film Festival July 10-21, 2003.)