Things Behind The Sun


1h 57m 2003

Brief Synopsis

Owen Richardson, a hip music journalist, is dispatched to write a piece on young rock musician Sherry McGrale. With her fame on the rise and a hard-living Janis Joplin-like reputation, Sherry is no easy assignment for the young reporter. When their paths cross, their pasts collide. Soon it becomes c

Film Details

Also Known As
Behind the Sun
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2003
Production Company
Digital Sound Works; Showtime Networks
Distribution Company
Showtime Home Entertainment
Location
Cocoa Beach, Florida, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 57m

Synopsis

Owen Richardson, a hip music journalist, is dispatched to write a piece on young rock musician Sherry McGrale. With her fame on the rise and a hard-living Janis Joplin-like reputation, Sherry is no easy assignment for the young reporter. When their paths cross, their pasts collide. Soon it becomes clear that Sherry and Owen have much more in common than a passion for music; they also share a terrible secret both have been running from most of their lives. Now it's time to unravel the terrifying silence and tell the truth.In her small Florida hometown, Sherry is as famous for her haunting voice as she is infamous for her trouble-making promiscuity. Sherry is finally hitting it big with a new song that is climbing the college radio charts about her hazy memories of being raped as a young girl. But even as her career is taking off, she's still scraping the bottom -- getting arrested for drunk and disorderly behavior and remaining off-limits to anyone who tries to love her, especially her manager and guardian angel-like ex-boyfriend, Chuck.In Los Angeles, Sherry's success is witnessed with fear and uncertainty by Owen, a journalist with "Vinyl Fetish Magazine." Like everyone in the music world, Owen knows that Sherry's hit song was inspired by events from a dreadful past -- but Owen also knows something else; he knows his own part in that past has never been reckoned with. So, he convinces his editor to do a story about Sherry after confessing in an editorial meeting that he knows who raped her. He sets out for Florida to write about Sherry, but also to come clean, and finally admit what happened. During his journey, Owen visits his heartless brother Dan in prison, hoping to come to terms with their secret by confronting him about what really happened that day many years ago. Owen is disappointed when he realizes that Dan has no remorse about the atrocity that occurred.At first, when interviewing Sherry for the article, Owen cannot bring himself to tell her how they know each other. Gaining access to Sherry despite the fierce vigilance of Chuck, Owen discovers that he has also blocked out painful details concerning his own role in the events surrounding the rape. Sherry and Owen are both on the verge of success in the music business; yet both may also self-destruct from suppressed memories about an event that happened to both of them in childhood. It was an event that might very well have made them enemies, but now has brought them together on a path of reconciliation with the past.

Crew

Melissa Abernethy

Production Assistant

Robin Alper

Producer

Allison Anders

Screenwriter

Devon Anders

Production Assistant

Tiffany Anders

Song Performer

Tiffany Anders

Song

Doug Andorka

Adr Mixer

Doug Andorka

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Ed Arenas

Casting (Florida)

Dave Arms

Sound Mixer

Blake Ashman

Set Production Assistant

Dinoe Aviolo

Production Assistant

Kevin Baillie

Color

Gregg Barbanell

Foley Artist

Kerry Barden

Casting Director

Gary Barkin

Executive Producer

Michael Barragan

Song

Jorge Ben

Song

Mark Bennett

Casting Director

Erik Berkes

Production Assistant

Jude Biancone

Production Assistant

Shirley Bien

Song

Beau Biggart

Adr Mixer

Kristin Borella

Publicity

Cathy Brown

Production Assistant

Michael Brown

Song

Scott Browning

Production Assistant

Michael Bruggink

Production Assistant

Charlotte Caffrey

Song

Clark Cardwell

Grip

Steve Martin Caro

Song

Oliver Cary

Assistant Camera Operator

Jennifer Castles

Production Assistant

Brandon Click

Photography

Brian Conley

Production Assistant

Roger Cook

Song

Michael Criss

Production Assistant

Rick Dallago

Co-Producer

Lia Decicco

Production Supervisor

Karina Del Bel

Hair Assistant

Karina Del Bel

Makeup Assistant

Steve Dellavecchia

Production Assistant

Mark Dempsey

Production

Jason Derr

Production Assistant

Jennifer Diquollo

Craft Service

Michael Donner

Accountant

Nick Drake

Song

Nick Drake

Song Performer

Amy Eldridge

Accounting Assistant

Amy Eldridge

Associate Producer

Jody Felz

Costume Designer

Jon Fendrich

Boom Operator

Chris Figler

Editor

Chris Figler

Music Editor

Kim Gordon

Song

Jason Graham

Set Production Assistant

Jason Grant

Grip

Roger Greenaway

Song

Bruce Grooms

Production Assistant

Marla Grossman

Executive Producer

Christopher Gunst

Song

Lani Hall

Song Performer

David Hamilton

Transportation Captain

David Hamilton

Transportation Captain

Jessica Harrison

Sound Editor

Dan Hassid

Unit Production Manager

Dan Hassid

Producer

Noah Hatton

Hair

James Hayward

Property Master

Mike Healey

Production Assistant

Dolorez Hernandez

Makeup Artist

Anthony Hinton

Production Assistant

Billy Hopkins

Casting

Billy Hopkins

Casting Director

Markus Innocenti

Sound Editor

Melody Jackson

Production Assistant

Brooks Jewell

Publicity

Christopher Michael Johnson

Assistant Editor

Mike Johnson

Song Performer

Shawn Kennelly

Foley Mixer

Shawn Kerkhoff

Sound Editor

Alan Kerr

Foley

Chad King

Song Performer

Chad King

Song

Soleil Konkel

Camera Assistant

Tara Konkel

Wardrobe Assistant

Delphine Lafont

Assistant Director

Stephen Lang

Song Performer

Stephen Lang

Song

Bobby Lavelle

Music

Michael Lewis

Visual Effects

Tony Macarday

Song

Al Maletesta

Electrician

Douglas Mankoff

Producer

Johnny Marr

Song

J Mascis

Song Performer

Brian Mccloskey

Production

Vera Mills

Set Decorator

Beth Moore

Production Assistant

Thurston Moore

Song

John Muliler

Best Boy

Jennifer Nelmuth

Script Supervisor

Michael Nesmith

Song

Jamin O'brien

Assistant Director

Rob O'brien

Sound Department

Sean O'brien

Location Manager

Shannon O'higgins

Production Assistant

Jim O'rourke

Song

Howard Paar

Music Supervisor

Jesse Pomeroy

Dialogue Editor

Brent Rademaker

Song

Richard Rammee

Key Grip

Steven Ramsey

Gaffer

Benjamin R. Reder

Production

Lee Renaldo

Song

Sergio Reyes

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Aaron Rhodes

Colorist

Joseph Rice

Executive Producer

Charlie Rich

Song Performer

Kelly Rouse

Assistant

Joan Rowe

Foley Artist

Greg Sage

Song

Douglas Salkin

Post-Production Supervisor

John Sawyer

Dolly Grip

David Schen

Song

Andy Seely

Electrician

Ziad Seirafi

Visual Effects

Steve Shelley

Song

Kevin Shields

Song

Reuben Simon

Foley Editor

Dana Smith

Script Supervisor

Scott Smith

Production Assistant

Suzanne Smith

Casting

Suzanne Smith

Casting Director

Aaron Sperske

Song

Terry Stacey

Cinematographer

Terry Stacey

Director Of Photography

Paul Stanley

Sound Department

Joe Stone

Set Decorator

Katrina Sutton-gilpatric

Publicity

Jeffrey Scott Taylor

Production Designer

Ryan Tudhope

Visual Effects

Kurt Voss

Screenwriter

Dan Walker

Visual Effects

Peter Wetherell

Executive Producer

Bob Wlech

Set Decorator

Film Details

Also Known As
Behind the Sun
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2003
Production Company
Digital Sound Works; Showtime Networks
Distribution Company
Showtime Home Entertainment
Location
Cocoa Beach, Florida, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 57m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States October 12, 2001

Aired in United States August 18, 2001

Aired in United States October 12, 2001

Aired in United States April 8, 2003

Aired in United States 2001

Aired in United States January 2001

Aired in United States April 2001

Aired in United States June 2001

Aired in United States November 2001

Shown at Seattle International Film Festival (New American Cinema) May 24 - June 17, 2001.

Shown at Los Angeles Film Festival (Closing Night) April 20-28, 2001.

Shown at Nantucket Film Festival June 20-24, 2001.

Shown at Florida Film Festival June 8-17, 2001.

Shown at London Film Festival (World Cinema) November 7-22, 2001.

Winona Ryder was previously attached to star.