Waking Life


1h 37m 2001

Brief Synopsis

A boy has a dream that he can float, but unless he holds on, he will drift away into the sky. Even when he is grown up, this idea recurs. After a strange accident, he walks through what may be a dream, flowing in and out of scenarios and encountering various characters. People he meets discuss scien

Film Details

Also Known As
Waking Life: Prisonnier du rêve
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2001
Production Company
Badabing Badaboom Productions; Detour Filmproduction; Sloss Eckhouse Lawco Llp; Soundcrafter; Swelltone Labs; Thousand Words
Distribution Company
Fox Searchlight Pictures; 20th Century Fox International; Fox Searchlight Pictures; Ufd; Warner Bros. Pictures International
Location
Texas, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 37m

Synopsis

A boy has a dream that he can float, but unless he holds on, he will drift away into the sky. Even when he is grown up, this idea recurs. After a strange accident, he walks through what may be a dream, flowing in and out of scenarios and encountering various characters. People he meets discuss science, philosophy and the life of dreaming and waking, and the protagonist gradually becomes alarmed that he cannot awake from this confusing dream.

Crew

Sandra Adair

Editor

Ethan Andrus

Sound

Jason Archer

Animator

Peter Atherton

Location Manager

Gregg Barbanell

Foley Artist

Laine Bateman

Production Assistant

Paul Beck

Animator

Wayne Bell

Additional Sound Mixer

Wayne Bell

Sound Editor

David Bennett

Production Accountant

Paul Beutel

Special Thanks (Paramount Theater (For Performing Arts))

Larry Blake

Re-Recording Mixer

Arthur Blum

Grip

Michael Brennan

Boom Operator

Paul Brennan

Legal Services Provider (Sloss Law Office)

John Bruch

Animator

John Caffeine

Animator

Monica Caivans

Special Thanks

Zoe Charlton

Animator

Frederic Chopin

Music ("Nocturne In E-Flat Opus 9 No 2")

John Christensen

Other

Matt Coby

Re-Recording Assistant

Randy Cole

Animator

Scott Conn

Special Thanks

Matthew Cook

Office Intern

Cathy Crane

Sound Assistant

Cathy Crane

Office Manager (Detour Filmproduction)

Lindsay Doleshal

Casting Assistant

Kate Dollenmayer

Animator

Jennifer Drummond

Animator

Monica Estrada

Office Intern

Rehab El Ewaly

Animator

Deborah Fabish

Office Intern

Pat Falconer

Animator

Vicki Faust

Special Thanks

Erin Ferguson

Production Coordinator

Holly Louise Fisher

Animator

Courtney Fitzgerald

Editorial Intern

Matthew Fliehler

Grip

Jay Gallagher

Re-Recording Assistant

Jennifer Gaylord

Legal Services Provider (Sloss Law Office)

Glover Gill

Songs ("Mi Otra Mitad De Naranja" "Pelo Negro" "Ballade 4" "La Cosa Pequena" "Lastima Grande" "Ballade 3" "Gill 2 Second Movement" "El Cholulo")

Glover Gill

Music

Dan Gillotte

Animator

Aliza Gold

Editorial Intern

Julia Halperin

Casting Associate

Julia Halperin

Casting Assistant

Tom Hammond

Sound Supervisor

Tom Hammond

Rerecording

Tom Hammond

Sound Designer

Tom Hammond

Sound Supervisor

Tom Hammond

Re-Recording Mixer

Tom Hammond

Sound Designer

Bruce Haufler

Special Thanks

Jaymee Hewitt

Special Thanks

Nancy Higgins

Editorial Intern

Chris Humphrey

Special Thanks

Nathan Jensen

Animator

Sara Johnson

Post-Production Assistant

Ben Johnston

Special Thanks

Caroline Kaplan

Executive Producer

James Lambert

Special Thanks

Matthew Langland

Animator

Eric Lanoix

Special Thanks

Tracie Laymon

Office Intern

Michael Layne

Animator

Mike Lind

Special Thanks

Patrick Lindenmaier

Hd Post-Production Supervisor (Swiss Effects)

Travis C Lindquist

Animator

Richard Linklater

Additional Dialogue (Various Cast)

Richard Linklater

Camera Operator

Richard Linklater

Screenwriter

Richard Linklater

Director Of Photography

Amy Lowrey

Special Thanks

Scott Marklnad

Craft Service

Lizzie Curry Martinez

Casting

Liz Martinez-nelson

Casting

Phillip Mcnutt

Special Thanks

Morgan Miles

Production Accountant

Chris Minley

Animator

Charles Nafus

Special Thanks

Katy O'connor

Animator

Bob Ondarza

Special Thanks

Tommy Pallotta

Producer

Tommy Pallotta

Camera Operator

Tommy Pallotta

Director Of Photography

John Paul

Animator

John Paul

Animator

Shannon Pearson

Animator

Bryan Pennington

Dolby Sound Consultant

Jason Piatt

Foley Recordist

Julian Plaza

Song ("Nocturna")

Eric Power

Animator

Jerome Poynton

Hd Electronic Post-Production Facilities (Swiss Effects)

Gary Price

Special Thanks

Trina Quinn

Special Thanks

Scott Rhodes

Special Thanks

Bob Sabiston

Art Director

Bob Sabiston

Animation Director

Bob Sabiston

Animation Software; Animator

Susan Sabiston

Animator

Ben Saffer

Special Thanks

Katie Salen

Animator

Bobby Sargent

Stunts

Luke Savisky

Special Thanks

Jeffrey P. Schwan

Stunts

Jonathan Sehring

Executive Producer

Ferrell A. Shinnick

Special Thanks

Edward L Shirley

Special Thanks

Matt Slimmer

Special Thanks

John Sloss

Legal Services Provider (Sloss Law Office)

John Sloss

Executive Producer

Jonah Smith

Producer

Kevin J Smith

Final Cut Pro Consultant

Divya Srinivasan

Animator

Kyle Summerville

Office Intern

Mari Beth Tackett

Special Thanks

Patrick Thornton

Animator

K Treadway

Special Thanks

Andrea Tucker

Editorial Intern

Penny Van Horn

Animator

Mary Varn

Animator

Ychiya Amet Vela

Special Thanks

Clark Lee Walker

Special Thanks

Anne Walker-mcbay

Producer

Rosie Q Weaver

Animator

Palmer West

Producer

Wiley Wiggins

Animator

Charlotte Wood

Casting Assistant

Constance Wood

Animator

Film Details

Also Known As
Waking Life: Prisonnier du rêve
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2001
Production Company
Badabing Badaboom Productions; Detour Filmproduction; Sloss Eckhouse Lawco Llp; Soundcrafter; Swelltone Labs; Thousand Words
Distribution Company
Fox Searchlight Pictures; 20th Century Fox International; Fox Searchlight Pictures; Ufd; Warner Bros. Pictures International
Location
Texas, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 37m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the 2001 award for Best Animated Film from the New York Film Critics Circle.

Winner of the 2001 award for Best Experimental Film from the National Society of Film Critics.

Released in United States Fall October 17, 2001

Expanded Release in United States October 19, 2001

Released in United States 2001

Released in United States January 2001

Released in United States November 2001

Shown at New York Film Festival September 28 - October 14, 2001.

Shown at Venice International Film Festival (in competition) August 29 - September 8, 2001.

Shown at London Film Festival (Evening Standard Film on the Square) November 7-22, 2001.

Completed shooting June 2000.

Film is composed of live-action footage animated using a computer technique called interpolated rotoscoping -- a process whereby live-action footage is digitally painted over.

Released in United States Fall October 17, 2001

Expanded Release in United States October 19, 2001

Released in United States 2001 (Shown at New York Film Festival September 28 - October 14, 2001.)

Released in United States January 2001 (Shown at Sundance Film Festival (Premieres) in Park City, Utah January 18-28, 2001.)

Released in United States November 2001 (Shown at London Film Festival (Evening Standard Film on the Square) November 7-22, 2001.)

Released in United States 2001 (Shown at Venice International Film Festival (in competition) August 29 - September 8, 2001.)

Nominated for the award for Digital Artist of the Year (Bob Sabiston) at the 2001 American Film Institute (AFI) Awards.