Maybe Baby


1h 33m 2000

Brief Synopsis

Sam and Lucy Bell are a married couple who seem to have it all: good looks, successful careers and an enthusiastic love life. The only thing they lack is the one thing they want most- a baby. They try everything in their efforts to reproduce: New Age chanting, acupuncture, creative lovemaking...but

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
2000
Production Company
Action Cars Ltd; Airstar, Ltd.; Angels the Costumiers; Arri Group; Bbc Films; Bbc Resources; Carlo Manzi Rentals; Cinesite Europe, Ltd.; Dda Public Relations; Deluxe Entertainment Services Group; Edit Hire; International Film Guarantors; Lays International; Location Facilities; Location Facilities Ltd; Midnight Transfer; Near North Insurance Brokerage Of California Inc; Pandora Films; Pandora Films; Pinewood Studios, Ltd.; Studio Workshop Ltd; Sylvia Wheeler Film Services Ltd.; Telefilm Video Services; The Mill; Useful Companies; Virgin Records; Vision Cars; Willies Wheels
Distribution Company
USA Films; Concorde Filmverleih Gmbh; Flins & Piniculas; Kinepolis Film Distribution; Lionsgate; Lionsgate; Lionsgate U.K.; Medusa Film; Nuvision; RCV Distribution; Rep; Rialto Films; Shaw Organization; Usa Films; Usa Home Entertainment
Location
Dorset, England, United Kingdom; Shepperton Studios, Shepperton, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom; London, England, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 33m

Synopsis

Sam and Lucy Bell are a married couple who seem to have it all: good looks, successful careers and an enthusiastic love life. The only thing they lack is the one thing they want most- a baby. They try everything in their efforts to reproduce: New Age chanting, acupuncture, creative lovemaking...but all this hectic schedule achieves is improvement in their cardiovascular systems. Spontaneity is soon replaced by ovulation charts when the couple reluctantly deliver themselves into the hands of medical professionals. At the same time, as Sam comes to find his job increasingly unfulfilling, he sets his sights on writing a screenplay, but writer's block strikes. Encouraged to 'look within' by his hippie friend Druscilla, Sam is inspired: he will write a comedy about a couple trying for a baby! But Lucy is horrified at the idea and forbids him to tell their story. Sam and Lucy's love for each other, the most important thing they both have, will now truly be put to the test...with surprising results.

Crew

Luke Alkin

Special Thanks (Bbc Films)

Chris Allies

Title Designer

Joceline Andrews

Makeup & Hair Artist

Lucy Ansbro

Associate Producer

Collette Appleby

Stand-In (For Joely Richardson)

Dean Aris

Animals

Shebnem Askin-schreger

Special Thanks (Pandora Cinema)

Tim Aslam

Assistant Costume Designer

Lizzie Austin

Additional Floor Runner

Jules Bain

Music Supervisor

Helen Ball

Digital Artist

Stephen Bear

Camera Trainee

Mike Beavan

Other

Rosie Bedford-stradling

Other

Malcolm Bensted

Property Storeman

Peter Bigg

Dressing Props

Mark Binnell

Grip

John Bohan

Construction Manager

Ruth Bond

Special Thanks

Jonathan W Brown

Production Assistant

Jonathan Brown

Production Assistant

Sarah Brown

Special Thanks (Bbc Films)

Sarah Brown

Special Thanks To

Martin Cantwell

Assistant Sound Editor

Keith Carey

Other

Peter Casey

Generator Operator

Jim Clay

Production Designer

Sally Jane Collins

Additional Makeup & Hair Artist

Ed Colyer

Adr Mixer

Ed Colyer

Foley Mixer

Lynne Connolly

Special Thanks (Bbc Films)

Lynne Connolly

Song ("Maybe Baby")

Paul Conroy

Special Thanks

Paul Conway

Adr Editor

Eddie Cook

Construction Truck Driver

Jane Cook

Catering Assistant

Dave Cooke

Minibus Driver

Phillip Cooper

Special Thanks (Arri Media)

Elvis Costello

Song Performer ("Pump It Up")

Diana Costes Brook

Production Executive (Pandora Investment S A R L)

Simon Cowell

Special Thanks ("Special Thanks From Virgin Records")

Sarah Critchley

Legal Clearances

Mick Crowley

Props Run-Around Driver

Meredith Damon

Assistant Location Manager

Julie Dartnell

Additional Makeup & Hair Artist

Evan Davies

Digital Artist

Mike Dawson

Re-Recording Mixer

Candice De Clerck

Post-Production Coordinator

Andie Derrick

Foley Artist

Sara Desmond

2nd Assistant Director

Henri Dorlet

Special Thanks (Pandora Cinema)

Tamsin Dorling

Makeup

Ruth Downey

Special Thanks (Helicopter Services)

Kevin Early

Location Runner

Belinda Edwards

Production Buyer

Louis Elman

Adr Voice Casting

Ben Elton

Screenwriter

Ben Elton

Source Material (From Novel)

Ben Elton

Song ("Sperm Test In The Morning")

Bryan Ferry

Song ("Do The Stand")

David Field

Additional Stand-In

Simon Finney

Other

Fleur Fontaine

Post-Production Coordinator

Kate Gare

Special Thanks

Heidi Gibb

Art Department Assistant

Alec Gibson

Grader

Renata Gilbert

Additional Makeup & Hair Artist

Alan Gilmore

Assistant Art Director

Ilann Girard

Special Thanks (Pandora Cinema)

David Godfrey

Special Thanks

Ernst Goldschmidt

Executive Producer

Hugh Goldsmith

Special Thanks ("Special Thanks From Virgin Records")

Joss Gower

Stunt Performer

Laura Gragg

Special Thanks (Pandora Cinema)

John R Graham

Song; Song Producer ("She Does (12' Edit)")

Maggie Gray

Set Decorator

Alan Grenham

Other

Georgina Gunner

Wardrobe Mistress

David Haberfield

Other

Gavin Hale

Stand-In (For Hugh Laurie)

Charles Hardin

Song ("Maybe Baby")

Kerry Harmsworth

Special Thanks (Near North Entertainment Ltd)

Polly Harper

Assistant Post-Accountant

Tarn Harper

Post-Production Accountant

Mike Harris

Dining Bus Driver

Mike Harris

Driver

Ben Harrison

Floor Runner

Marriott Harrison

Legal Services

Jane Hawley

Production Executive (Bbc Films)

John Hayes

Sound Recordist

Michael Head

Song ("Comedy")

Terry Heggarty

Other

Les Hemstock

Song; Song Producer ("Chorus 2000 (Great-Casher Mix)")

Scott Henley

Facilities Generator Driver

Stefan Henrix

Dialogue Editor

Billy Hinshelwood

Special Thanks (Legal Services)

Peter Hollywood

Editor

Peter Hooper

Stand-By Propman

Antony Hunt

Visual Effects Supervisor

Paul Jackson

Health & Safety Officer

Carlton Jarvis

Medical Advisor

Andrew Jeffery

Other

Robin Johnson

Sound Assistant

Hugh Jones

Song Producer ("Comedy")

Paul Kemp

Electrician

Paul Kernick

Special Thanks ("Special Thanks From Virgin Records")

Richard Kinsella

Carpenter

Townley Knott

Wardrobe Truck Driver

Roger Lanser

Director Of Photography

Hugh Laurie

Song ("Sperm Test In The Morning")

Jane Lawrence

Construction Nurse

Wayne Leach

Electrician

Jacques Leroide

Foley Editor

Glenn Lewis

Stagehand

Richard Little

Digital Artist

Nick Lowe

Song Producer ("Pump It Up")

Dave Lowery

Carpenter

Lee Lighting Ltd

Lighting Equipment

Tony Lucas

Special Thanks (Lee Lighting Ltd)

Hugh Mackenzie

Carpenter

Ken Macritchie

Camera Car Driver

Kelly Marazzi

Additional Makeup & Hair Artist

Vicky Marks

3rd Assistant Director

Rod Marley

Other

Tom Martin

Supervising Carpenter

Keith Mason

Associate Editor

Nadia Mattera

2nd Assistant Editor

Paul Mccartney

Song Producer ("Maybe Baby")

Paul Mccartney

Song Performer

Paul Mcdonald

Music Supervisor

John Mcintyre

Special Thanks

Phil Mcintyre

Producer

Karen Mcluskey

Production Coordinator

George Michael

Song Producer ("I Can'T Make You Love Me")

George Michael

Song Performer

Hugo Middleton

Conforming Assistant

Sally Miles

Stills Photographer

Colin Miller

Supervising Sound Editor

Nick Milner

Propman

Enyo Mortty

Unit Driver

Liam Muckleston

Special Thanks ("Special Thanks Fom Virgin Records")

Ann Murray

Music Supervisor (Virgin Records)

Hugo Nicolson

Song Producer ("Comedy")

Peter Nodwell

Carpenter

Gerry O'connor

Stand-By Construction Truck Driver

Danny O'reagan

Stand-By Carpenter

Tom O'sullivan

Best Boy

Paul Olliver

Special Thanks

Colin Osgood

Carpenter

Mike Parker

Westcam Operator

Dilip Patel

Cashier

Steve Payne

Dressing Props

Ron Pearce

Special Thanks (Lee Lighting Ltd)

Graham Pearle

Other

Ken Pettigrew

Gaffer Electrician

Daniel Pettipher

Supervisor

Norman Petty

Song; Song Producer ("Maybe Baby")

Andy Picton

Assistant Re-Recording Mixer

David Pinnington

Location Manager

Luan Placks

Wardrobe Assistant

Kim Plowright

Special Thanks (Bbc Films)

Nick Powell

Stunt Coordinator

Penny Powell

Assistant Accountant

Graeme Purdy

Property Master

Isabelle Raindre

Special Thanks (Pandora Cinema)

Reid

Song ("I Can'T Make You Love Me")

Fiona Richards

Additional Assistant Director

Mary Richards

Line Producer

Paul Roberts

Music Supervisor

Jackie Rowden

Special Thanks (Lee Lighting Ltd)

Juta Russell

Additional Makeup & Hair Artist

Phil Rymer

Special Thanks (Legal Services)

Bob Sachs

Stand-By Props Truck Driver

Livy Sandler

Special Thanks (Bbc Films)

Scripts Sapex

Post-Production Script (London)

Janine Schneider

Additional Makeup & Hair Artist

K C Schulberg

Special Thanks (Pandora Cinema)

Chris Seagers

Art Director

Mary Selway

Casting

Keith Sewell

Steadicam Operator

Dick Shackleton

Carpenter

Dominic Sharp

Additional Floor Runner

Anna Sheppard

Costume Designer

Bob Sherwood

Chargehand Stand-By Propman

Albert Smith

Makeup Truck Driver

John H Smith

Unit Driver

Leon Smith

Helicopter Pilot

Sinjun Smith

Other

Julian Spencer

Stunt Performer

Lola Stott

Additional Wardrobe Assistant

Jackie Sutton

Catering Assistant

Jason Swanscott

Foley Artist

Elizabeth Tagg

Make-Up & Hair Designer

Michele Tandy

Production Accountant

Oliver Tate

Animals

Mark Taylor

Re-Recording Mixer

Chris Thomas

Song Producer ("Do The Stand")

Andy Thompson

Special Thanks ("Special Thanks From Virgin Records")

David M. Thompson

Executive Producer

Peter Titterrell

Catering Manager

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
2000
Production Company
Action Cars Ltd; Airstar, Ltd.; Angels the Costumiers; Arri Group; Bbc Films; Bbc Resources; Carlo Manzi Rentals; Cinesite Europe, Ltd.; Dda Public Relations; Deluxe Entertainment Services Group; Edit Hire; International Film Guarantors; Lays International; Location Facilities; Location Facilities Ltd; Midnight Transfer; Near North Insurance Brokerage Of California Inc; Pandora Films; Pandora Films; Pinewood Studios, Ltd.; Studio Workshop Ltd; Sylvia Wheeler Film Services Ltd.; Telefilm Video Services; The Mill; Useful Companies; Virgin Records; Vision Cars; Willies Wheels
Distribution Company
USA Films; Concorde Filmverleih Gmbh; Flins & Piniculas; Kinepolis Film Distribution; Lionsgate; Lionsgate; Lionsgate U.K.; Medusa Film; Nuvision; RCV Distribution; Rep; Rialto Films; Shaw Organization; Usa Films; Usa Home Entertainment
Location
Dorset, England, United Kingdom; Shepperton Studios, Shepperton, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom; London, England, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 33m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States 2000

Released in United States October 2000

Released in United States on Video April 9, 2002

Released in United States Summer August 24, 2001

Shown at American Film Market (AFM) in Santa Monica, California February 23 - March 1, 2000.

Shown at Dinard Festival of British Cinema, October 5-8, 2000.

Ben Elton's "Maybe Baby" was written as novel and a screenplay simultaneously.

Feature directorial debut for comedy writer Ben Elton.

Began shooting August 2, 1999.

Completed shooting September 24, 1999.

Fine Line Features was originally attached to finance and distribute this project.

Released in United States 2000 (Shown at American Film Market (AFM) in Santa Monica, California February 23 - March 1, 2000.)

Released in United States on Video April 9, 2002

Released in United States Summer August 24, 2001

Released in United States October 2000 (Shown at Dinard Festival of British Cinema, October 5-8, 2000.)