Finding Neverland


1h 46m 2004

Brief Synopsis

It all begins as successful Scottish playwright J.M. Barrie watches his latest play open to a ho-hum reaction among the polite society of Edwardian England. A literary genius of his times but bored by the same old themes, Barrie is clearly in need of some serious inspiration. Unexpectedly, he finds

Film Details

Also Known As
Descubriendo Nunca Jamás, J.M. Barrie's Neverland, Man Who Was Peter Pan, The, Neverland
MPAA Rating
PG
Genre
Adaptation
Biography
Drama
Period
Release Date
2004
Production Company
Aon/Albert G. Ruben Insurance Services; Arri Group; Axium International; Birds & Animals Unlimited; Buf, Inc.; Cool Music; Deluxe Entertainment Services Group; Double Negative Visual Effects; Efilm; Fayre Do'S; Film Flow; Goldcrest; Goldcrest Post Production; Hackenbacker Sound; Lansdowne Recording Studios, London; Laserpacific Media Corporation; Lee Lighting; MIRAMAX; Phaze Uk; Pinewood Studios, Ltd.; Skywalker Sound; Sony Music Studios, London; The Travel Company; Todd-Ao; WB De Lane Lea; Walt Disney Company Studio Facilities
Distribution Company
MIRAMAX; Buena Vista International; Deltamac Co; Filmcompagniet; Folkets Bio; Frenetic Films; Fs Film Oy; Golden Village; Italia Films; Kinepolis Film Distribution; Lumière Publishing; MIRAMAX; RCV Distribution; SF Studios; SF Studios; Skifan Hf; Ster-Kinekor; Svensk Filmindustri Norway; Tfm Distribution; Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International; Warner Bros. Pictures International
Location
London, England, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 46m

Synopsis

It all begins as successful Scottish playwright J.M. Barrie watches his latest play open to a ho-hum reaction among the polite society of Edwardian England. A literary genius of his times but bored by the same old themes, Barrie is clearly in need of some serious inspiration. Unexpectedly, he finds it one day during his daily walk with his St. Bernard Porthos in London's Kensington Gardens. There, Barrie encounters the Llewelyn Davies family: four fatherless boys and their beautiful, recently widowed mother. Despite the disapproval of the boys' steely grandmother Emma du Maurier and the resentment of his own wife, Barrie befriends the family, engaging the boys in tricks, disguises, games and sheer mischief, creating play-worlds of castles and kings, cowboys and Indians, pirates and castaways. He transforms hillsides into galleon ships, sticks into mighty swords, kites into enchanted fairies and the Llewelyn Davies boys into "The Lost Boys of Neverland." From the sheer thrills and adventurousness of childhood will come Barrie's most daring and renowned masterwork, "Peter Pan." At first, his theatrical company is skeptical. While his loyal producer Charles Frohman worries he'll lose his shirt on this children's fantasy, Barrie begins rehearsals only to shock his actors with such unprecedented requests as asking them to fly across the stage, talk to fairies made out of light and don dog and crocodile costumes. Then, just as Barrie is ready to introduce the world to "Peter Pan," a tragic twist of fate will make the writer and those he loves most understand just what it means to really believe.

Crew

Jam Abelanet

Lead Technical Director (Buf)

Kevin Alexander

Hair And Makeup Artist

Lucy Allen

Stunt Performer

Johnny Alves

Technical Director (Buf)

Howard Anderson

Titles

Paul Aranoff

Adr Mixer

Christelle Balcon

Visual Effects Coordinator (Buf)

Ray Barrett

Construction Manager

Brian Basham

Adr Recorder

Tim Battersby

A Camera Clapper Loader

Tracey Becker

Associate Producer

Ron Bedrosian

Adr Mixer

Perry Bell

Standby Painter

Nellie Bellflower

Producer

Mark Benard

Visual Effects Producer (Lost Boys Studios)

Barbara Berkery

Ms. Mitchell'S Dialect Coach

Gary Binkow

Executive Producer

Gary Birmingham

Transportation Coordinator

Terra Bliss-alvarez

Digital Intermediate Producer

Christine Blundell

Chief Hair And Makeup Designer

Mathias Bocquillon

Assistant (To Mr. Johnny Depp)

Linda Borgeson

Post-Production Executive

Harry Bowers

B Camera Clapper Loader

Ted Brady

High Definition Color Timer (Laser Pacific)

Steven Brill

Rigger

Stuart Brisdon

Visual Effects Supervisor

Stuart Brisdon

Special Effects Supervisor

Terry Brown

Vice President Of Engineering (Laser Pacific)

Peter Burden

Dressing Props

Peter Burgess

Foley Artist

Jonathan Butterell

Choreographer

Alexandra Byrne

Costume Designer

William Cann

Standby Props

John Casali

Boom Operator

Francesca Castellano

Production Coordinator

Peter Cavaciuti

Steadicam/B Camera Operator

Steve Challenor

Carpenter

Rebecca Chambers

Location Assistant

James Chasey

Stand-In

Christophe Chaverou

Visual Effects Producer (Buf)

Matt Chessé

Editor

Nicolas Chevallier

Technical Director (Buf)

Vicky Clark

Wardrobe Assistant

Dean Clegg

Junior Draughtsman/Standby

Fergus Clegg

Set Buyer

Charlie Cobb

Art Department Assistant

Matthew Collinge

Sound Design And Fx

Ed Colyer

Foley Mixer

Clive Coote

Unit Photographer

Hal Couzens

Visual Effects Producer (Double Negative)

Ivo Coveney

Costume Props Maker

Derek Cowie

Scenic Artist

Roland Coyne

Carpenter

Lee Croucher

Wardrobe Assistant

Joanna Crow

Crowd Assistant Director

David Crozier

Production Sound Mixer

Sean Danischevsky

Digital Compositing Artist (Double Negative)

Richard Davies

Carpenter

Valerie Delahaye

Production Manager (Buf)

Christi Dembrowski

Assistant (To Mr. Johnny Depp)

Jan Denham

Stand-In

Andie Derrick

Foley Artist

Cathy Doubleday

Script Supervisor

Kate Dowd

Casting

Jim Dowdall

Stunt Performer

Michael Dreyer

Co-Producer

Rob Dugdale

Scenic Artist

Lou Durkin

Costume Assistant

John Dyer

Supervising Stagehand

Trevor Dyer

Carpenter

Steve Ede

Carpenter

Kevin Edland

Best Boy Electric

Jude Edwards

Unit Nurse

Trisha Edwards

Set Decorator

Louis Elman

Adr Voice Casting

Ben Famiglietti

Assistant (To Mr. Harvey Weinstein)

Bill Feightner

Technical Director

Emily Feingold

Assistant (To Mr. Harvey Weinstein)

Dave Fisher

Stunt Performer

Philip Franks

Play Sequences Director

Sarah Franzl

Stunt Performer

Kevin Genzel

Digital Compositing Artist (Lost Boys Studios)

Stephanie Gilliver

Production Accountant Trainee

Richard Gladstein

Producer

Robin Gonsalves

Post-Production Assistant

Sheryl Goodhead

Account Executive (Laser Pacific)

Clio Gould

Concert Master

Peter Graffham

Standby Rigger

James Grant

Unit Manager

David Greenbaum

Assistant (To Mr. Harvey Weinstein)

Eugene Grobler

Electrician

Chad Gunderson

High Definition Service Coordinator (Laser Pacific)

Andy Hague

Visual Effects Editorial (Double Negative)

Jim Hajicosta

Production Accountant

Peter Hanson

Studio Manager (Double Negative)

Rosie Hardwick

Assistant Art Director

James Harris

Sound Assistant

Kevin Harris

Head Carpenter

Kevin Harris

Assistant Construction Manager

Rohan Harris

Props Maker

Martin Harrison

1st Assistant Director

Rebecca Hartnoll

Assistant Costume Props Maker

Philip Harvey

Assistant Art Director

Jeremy Hattingh

Digital Compositing Artist (Double Negative)

Kevin Tod Haug

Visual Effects Designer

Jenny Hawkins

Wardrobe Assistant

Paul Heasman

Stunt Performer

Krzysztof Herdzin

Original Music

John Higgins

Gaffer

Martin Hill

Technical Director (Double Negative)

Lora Hirschberg

Rerecording Mixer

Karen Hogarty

Production Attorney

Matthew J Hogden

Tutor

John Hollywood

Driver

Lois Hopwood

Art Department Runner

Andrew Hunt

Wardrobe Master

Nick Ingman

Music Conductor

Alex Ireland

Digital Compositing Artist (Double Negative)

Lee Isgar

Driver

Yoko Ishiguro

Digital Compositing Artist (Double Negative)

Neal Israel

Executive Producer

Gemma Jackson

Production Designer

Meagan James

1st Assistant Editor

Bjorn Johnson

Production Runner

John Jordan

A Camera Focus Puller

Jan A. P. Kaczmarek

Original Music

Jan A. P. Kaczmarek

Music

Jan A. P. Kaczmarek

Music Producer

Claudia Kalindjian

Unit Publicist

Jemma Kearney

Assistant (To Mr. Marc Forster)

Richard Kelloway

Dressing Props

Christopher Kennedy

Music Editor

Jesper Kjolsrud

3-D Animator (Double Negative)

Allan Knee

Source Material (From Play: "The Man Who Was Peter Pan")

Carol Kupisz

Graphic Artist

Paul Ladd

Standby Stagehand

Roula Lainas

Visual Effects Producer (Lost Boys Studios)

Kenneth Langridge

Stagehand

Rosalind Lawton

Production Attorney

Polly Leach

Assistant Production Coordinator

Wayne Leach

Rigging Gaffer

Emma Leslie

Assistant (To Ms. Kate Winslet)

Adrian Lobb

Stand-In

Sharon Long

Assistant Costume Designer

Tony Lucken

Stunt Performer

David Magee

Screenplay (Adaptation)

Laurent Makowski

Technical Director (Buf)

Andrew Mannion

Floor Runner

Gary Martin

Dressing Props

James Mather

Foley Editor

Nuria Mbomio

Hair And Makeup Artist

Cory Mccrum-abdo

Post-Production Supervisor

Brian Mcgivern

Electrician

Finn Mcgrath

2nd Assistant Director

Stephen Mcgregor

Standby Carpenter

Leslie Mcminn

Visual Effects Producer

Neil Miller

Matte Painter (Double Negative)

Mark Milsome

B Camera Focus Puller

Steve Mitchard

Driver

Campbell Mitchell

Standby Props

Luke Myslowski

Grip

Peter Myslowski

Dolly Grip

Stephane Naze

Senior Technical Director (Buf)

John New

Carpenter

Rosie Newall

3rd Assistant Director

John Nichol

Driver

Charlie Noble

Digital Compositing Artist (Double Negative)

John Ott

Driver

Rafal Paczkowski

Score Recording

Rafal Paczkowski

Score Mixing

Dan Palmer

Assistant Production Accountant

Finlay Pile

Location Runner

Emma Pill

Location Manager

Tom Pleydell-pearce

Property Master

Tim Porter

Production Manager

Jason Potter

Assistant Production Accountant

Peter Potter

Dressing Props

Dinny Powell

Stunt Performer

Tony Power

Visual Effects Coordinator (Lost Boys Studios)

Brandon Proctor

Rerecording Mixer

Terry Reece

Driver

Douglas Regan

Painter

David Register

High Definition Engineer (Laser Pacific)

Denis Rich

Concept Artist

Paul Riddle

Visual Effects Supervisor (Double Negative)

Niki Roberton

Camera Trainee

Eric Robinson

Assistant (To Mr. Harvey Weinstein)

Nicholas Roche Gordon

Wardrobe Assistant

Xavier Roig

3-D Animator (Double Negative)

Tom Rolfe

Digital Compositing Artist (Double Negative)

Jordan Roter

Assistant (To Mr. Richard Gladstein)

Enis Rotthoff

Assistant (To Jan A.P. Kaczmarek)

Peter Russell

Art Director

Simon Saunders

Driver

Georgina Sayer

Stand-In

Roberto Schaefer

Director Of Photography

Steven J Scott

Digital Color Timer

Matthew Shaw

Visual Effects Editorial (Double Negative)

Danny Sheehan

Adr/Dialogue Editor

Lee Sheward

Stunt Coordinator

Film Details

Also Known As
Descubriendo Nunca Jamás, J.M. Barrie's Neverland, Man Who Was Peter Pan, The, Neverland
MPAA Rating
PG
Genre
Adaptation
Biography
Drama
Period
Release Date
2004
Production Company
Aon/Albert G. Ruben Insurance Services; Arri Group; Axium International; Birds & Animals Unlimited; Buf, Inc.; Cool Music; Deluxe Entertainment Services Group; Double Negative Visual Effects; Efilm; Fayre Do'S; Film Flow; Goldcrest; Goldcrest Post Production; Hackenbacker Sound; Lansdowne Recording Studios, London; Laserpacific Media Corporation; Lee Lighting; MIRAMAX; Phaze Uk; Pinewood Studios, Ltd.; Skywalker Sound; Sony Music Studios, London; The Travel Company; Todd-Ao; WB De Lane Lea; Walt Disney Company Studio Facilities
Distribution Company
MIRAMAX; Buena Vista International; Deltamac Co; Filmcompagniet; Folkets Bio; Frenetic Films; Fs Film Oy; Golden Village; Italia Films; Kinepolis Film Distribution; Lumière Publishing; MIRAMAX; RCV Distribution; SF Studios; SF Studios; Skifan Hf; Ster-Kinekor; Svensk Filmindustri Norway; Tfm Distribution; Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International; Warner Bros. Pictures International
Location
London, England, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 46m

Award Wins

Best Score

2004

Award Nominations

Best Actor

2004
Johnny Depp

Best Adapted Screenplay

2004

Set Decoration

2004

Best Costume Design

2004

Best Editing

2004

Best Picture

2004

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Limited Release in United States November 12, 2004

Released in United States Fall November 12, 2004

Expanded Release in United States November 24, 2004

Released in United States on Video March 22, 2005

Released in United States September 2004

Shown at Venice International Film Festival (out of competition) September 1-11, 2004.

Limited Release in United States November 12, 2004

Released in United States Fall November 12, 2004

Expanded Release in United States November 24, 2004

Released in United States on Video March 22, 2005

Released in United States September 2004 (Shown at Venice International Film Festival (out of competition) September 1-11, 2004.)

Winner of two 2004 awards including Best Film and Outstanding Film Music Composition by the National Board of Review (NBR).