Empire Falls


3h 17m 2005

Brief Synopsis

Miles Roby is the proprieter of the local diner, Empire Grill, where everyone gathers in the once prosperous mill town of Empire Falls. Divorced with a teenage daughter, Miles comes to a crossroads in his life where the past of this sleepy, New England town catches up with the present to make clear

Film Details

Release Date
2005
Location
Skowhegan, Maine, USA; Waterville, Maine, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
3h 17m

Synopsis

Miles Roby is the proprieter of the local diner, Empire Grill, where everyone gathers in the once prosperous mill town of Empire Falls. Divorced with a teenage daughter, Miles comes to a crossroads in his life where the past of this sleepy, New England town catches up with the present to make clear old, ugly secrets. As he struggles with the legacy of the generations before him, Miles must deal with his alcoholic father, an ex-wife who has taken up with an aging health club entrepreneur, a woman whose love he will never return and a brother suspected of dealing marijuana. Hovering above them all is the wealthy, controlling Francine Whiting, who owns half the town.

Crew

Robert Albano

Driver

Suzy Mazzarese Allison

Hair Stylist

Marleen Alter

Makeup Artist

Peggy Alter

Driver

Amy Andrews

Costume Supervisor

Rick Ayotte

Dolly Grip

Mark Bachman

Sign Writer

Ian Baker

Dp/Cinematographer

Ian Baker

Director Of Photography

Jodi Baldwin

Costumer

Annette Barker

Post-Production Coordinator

Kenny Becker

Color Timer

Cody Beke

Casting Assistant

Woody Bell

Rigging Grip

Adam Blantz

Sound

Bobbie Blyle

Assistant Director

Elizabeth Bonaventura

Scenic Artist

Kim Bonham

Animal Trainer

David Boulton

Adr

Jodd Bowles

Driver

Daniel Boxer

Property Master

Earl Boyd

Medic

Christian Brockey

Assistant Production Coordinator

Tessa Brophy

Assistant

Francie Brown

Dialect Coach

William Browne

Assistant Editor

Brian Buckley

On-Set Dresser

Peter Burgess

Sound Effects Editor

Steve Burgess

Foley

Jesse D. Cain

Production Assistant

Colleen Callaghan

Hair

Dave Cambria

Electrician

Frank Capra

Assistant Director

Jonathan Capra

Assistant Director

John Capron

Electrician

Richard Cardillo

Electrician

Robert Carnes

Transportation Captain

William Chalk

On-Set Dresser

Rose Chatterton

Hair Stylist

Danica Chipman

On-Set Dresser

Susan Christy

Craft Service

Tony Clark

Visual Effects Supervisor

Janet Cleveland

Scenic Artist

Ross Cockle

Music Editor

Ryan Cook

Production

Dee Cooke

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Ian Cope

Visual Effects

David Costello

Scenic Artist

John Cronk

Driver

Jessica Daniels

Casting Associate

Steve Deboer

Foreman

Mike Delaney

Gaffer

Judi Dickerson

Dialect Coach

William Dickey

Production

Guin Dill

Animal Trainer

Richard Dionne

Grip

James Donahue

Driver

Jim Donahue

Driver

Tracey A Doyle

Assistant Set Decorator

Matt Dubin

Adr

Robert Dudley

Driver

Dave Duggan

Driver

Gilbert Eatherton

Driver

Ricky Edwards

Original Music

Beth Eisen

Art Assistant

Jennifer Engel

On-Set Dresser

Franco Esile

On-Set Dresser

Ray Espinola

Music Supervisor

Jen Evans

Grip

Susan Fernandez

Production Assistant

Gail Fitzgibbons

Costume Supervisor

Bill Flanagan

Grip

Charlotte Fleck

Dialect Coach

Jimmy Flynn

Transportation Captain

Frank Foley

Carpenter

Raphael Fraguada

Construction

Mairead Gaffney

Production Secretary

Brian Gallagher

Adr

Tommy Garcia

Best Boy Grip

Julia M Garrison

Scenic Artist

Janet Gaynor

Assistant Editor

David G Godfrey

Foreman

Pat Gorman

Office Runner

Nick Gosselin

Production Assistant

Paul Grabowsky

Music

Gloria Grant

Makeup Artist

Irving Gray

Driver

Robin Gray

Music Scoring Mixer

Elizabeth Greenberg

Casting Associate

Slava Grigoryan

Music

Michael Hancock

Prosthetic Makeup

Sean Hannan

Grip

Richard Hanscom

Driver

Mike Harrell

Assistant Property Master

Barbara Harris

Voice Casting

Tom Hartig

Boom Operator

James Harvey

Dialogue Editor

Julius Henderson

Production Assistant

Sara Henschke

Visual Effects Producer

Greg Hofmann

Production Assistant

Mary Hopkins

Scenic Artist

Richard Houpert

Carpenter

Jeff Howery

Dolly Grip

David L. Huard

Security

Bobby Huber

Key Grip

James Hurd

Carpenter

Rumiko Ishii

Graphic Artist

Tim Jackson

Greensman

Ian Jacob

Assistant Location Manager

David Jenkins

Driver

James Jenkins

Driver

Jessica Jennings

Electrician

William Karp

Carpenter

John Kasarda

Art Director

Nora Kasarda

Art Department Coordinator

Avy Kaufman

Casting Director

Thomas Keenan

Electrician

Tom Keenan

Electrician

Rich Keeshan

Office Runner

Parrish Kennington

Craft Service

Sherman Kew

Driver

Lynn Kippax

Location Manager

Leland Kittle

Driver

Joel Klaff

Dresser

Evyen Klean

Music Supervisor

Preston Knauf

Stunts

Eric Komar

Grip

Kim Krafsky

Animal Trainer

May Kuckro

Assistant Editor

Tom Landi

Best Boy Electric

Gerald Langlykke

Carpenter

Kent Lanigan

Props Assistant

Jeri Lashay

Makeup Artist

Ron Layton

Original Music

Margaret Leigh Palmer

Costumer

Don Levasseur

Driver

Joey Levy

Assistant

Linda Lilienfeld

Research And Content Consultant

Stephen Lippross

Accounting Assistant

Frank Lipson

Sound Effects Editor

Brett Lood

Grip

Michael Lord

Special Effects Technician

Ric Loyd

Grip

John Luizzo

On-Set Dresser

Jason Madigan

Visual Effects

Barbara Maggi

Makeup Artist

Steve Magnusson

Music

Judy Maheu

Trainer

Susan Malerstein-watkins

Script Supervisor

Kathryn Malone

Assistant

Sharon Mann

Unit Production Manager

Jason Mannell

Foley

Roger Marbury

Electrician

Robert Martini

Driver

Brent Mason

Production

Eric Matheson

Construction Coordinator

Steve Mcauliff

Animal Trainer

John Mcbride

Driver

Butch Mccarthy

Greensman

Pete Mcdonald

Production Assistant

Robert Mcgavin

Rigging Gaffer

William Mcgrath

Driver

Ray Meader

Driver

Dudley Merritt

Carpenter

Andre M Metty

Adr

Gary Michaud

Driver

Ron Michaud

Driver

Zachary Miner

Driver

Derek Mitchell

Research Assistant

Jim Mitchell

Best Boy Electric

Wayne Morgan

Driver

Michael A. Morongell

Adr

Andy Morrissey

Assistant Sound Editor

James A. Murphy

Driver

John W Murphy

Key Rigging Grip

Cleo P Myles

Assistant Editor

Anthony Nagle

Post-Production Accountant

Chris Navarro

Adr

Maria Nay

Set Decorator

Alexander Nesbitt

Foreman

Paul Newman

Executive Producer

Glenn Newnham

Supervising Sound Editor

Kerri Nicholas

Location Assistant

Eddie Nichols

Assistant Editor

Kenneth Nishino

Assistant Camera

Anthony D. Norton

Electrician

Shawn Nuzzo

Office Runner

Billy O'brien

Transportation Coordinator

William O'brien

Driver

Kevin O'connor

Colorist

Rudi Osadnik

Original Music

Tina Pacheco

Assistant Editor

Wayne Paul

Camera

Tim Payson

Transportation Coordinator

Aaron Pazanti

Camera

John Penders

Dialogue Editor

Beth Peterson

On-Set Dresser

Michael Peterson

Electrician

Paul Pirola

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Brian Pitts

Electrician

Film Details

Release Date
2005
Location
Skowhegan, Maine, USA; Waterville, Maine, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
3h 17m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Nominated for the 2006 Producers Guild Award for Television (Long-Form) by the Producers Guild of America (PGA).

Winner of the 2005 Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie (Paul Newman) from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Also nominated for Outstanding Miniseries, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie (Ed Harris), Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie (Paul Newman), Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie (Joanne Woodward), Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Miniseries or a Movie (Kate Williams, "Part 2"), Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special (Richard Russo), Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special (Fred Schepisi), Outstanding Art Direction for a Miniseries, or Movie (Stuart Wurtzel, John Kasarda and Maria Nay) and Outstanding Casting for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special (Avy Kaufman).

Released in United States on Video September 13, 2005

Aired in United States May 28, 2005

Aired in United States May 29, 2005

Aired in United States September 13, 2005

Originally developed for the 2002-2003 season.

Scheduled to air in USA on HBO Network May 28, 2005.

Some scenes were reshot in June 2004.

Began shooting in Maine on September 8, 2003, and completed shooting November 18, 2003.

2 parts