Edison: The Wizard of Light


53m 1998

Brief Synopsis

Tells the story of an encounter with a young person that influences the work of Thomas Edison. In 1931 New York, an adult Jack Maloney reflects on his boyhood friendship and apprenticeship with inventor Thomas Edison. They meet when young orphan Jack chooses Edison's workshop to hide from the police

Film Details

Also Known As
Inventors' Specials (10/12/98), The
Release Date
1998

Technical Specs

Duration
53m

Synopsis

Tells the story of an encounter with a young person that influences the work of Thomas Edison. In 1931 New York, an adult Jack Maloney reflects on his boyhood friendship and apprenticeship with inventor Thomas Edison. They meet when young orphan Jack chooses Edison's workshop to hide from the police and the orphanage director after trying to sell stolen newspapers. Edison sides with the boy and takes him on as his apprentice, providng the youngster "quality time" with an adult for the first time in his life. Jack goes on to participate in the creation of the first motion pictures with Edison's kinetoscope. However, Edison's workaholic perfectionism has come at the expense of his family life. When Jack voices his wish for a family, Edison encourages him to apprentice his freedom -- freedom from responsibilty and freedom to think and work. Later in his life, Edison finally realizes, through Jack, just how important family really is.

Crew

Bob Ablack

Other

Clarke Alexander

Dolly Grip

Donato Baldassarra

Production Manager

Don Bennett

Assistant Property Master

Dan Bezaire

Property Master

Andy Binnington

Camera Operator

Sean Breaugh

Art Director

Fred Brennan

Dialogue Editor

Leif Bristow

Associate Producer

Randy Brown

Photography

John Brunt

Animal Wrangler

Malcolm Byard

Lead Set Dresser

Matt Cahill

Post-Production Coordinator

Bryn Caron

Assistant Director

Greg Chapman

Sound Mixer

Bernie Clayton

On-Line Editor

Jesse Cohoon

Other

Heather Conkie

Writer

Kieran Corrigan

Coproducer

Adrien Courtemanche

Other

Michelle David

Assistant Production Coordinator

David Devine

Producer

Pat Dongo

Transportation Captain

Karen Fernandez

Camera Assistant

Doug Gillespie

Production Accountant

Lorraine Grant

Color Correction

Len Green

Other

Sal Grimaldi

Adr

Tracey Hare

Production Coordinator

Sharon Hicks

Production Accountant

Brian Hill

Key Grip

Sean Jensen

Steadicam Operator

Minda Johnson

Assistant Costume Designer

Caroline Jonas

Assistant Art Director

Pat Joyes

Continuity

Ed Kent

On-Set Dresser

John T D Keyes

Consultant

Joan Kirby

Production Accountant

William Koon

Other

Geoffrey Layne

Boom Operator

Mike Lee

Editor

David Lyllof

On-Set Dresser

Rick Maguire

Director Of Photography

Andy Malcolm

Foley Artist

Rob Manson

Unit Manager

David R Markowitz

Assistant Director

Rik Morden

Editor

Rik Morden

Editing

Richard Mozer

Producer

Randy O'connell

Transportation Coordinator

Nancey Pankiw

Production Designer

Daniel Pellerin

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Lou Pomanti

Music

Cameron Porteous

Production Designer

Sharon Purdy

Costume Designer

Elizabeth Ritchie

Unit Manager Assistant

Elizabeth Ritchie

Casting

Catherine Rix

Other

Patrick Robenson

Gaffer

Beatriz Salazar

Hair Stylist

Norma Jean Sanders

Set Decorator

Jeff Silver

On-Set Dresser

Paul Soin

Best Boy

Marshall Starkman

Assistant

Drew Stevens

Grip

Dean Stinchcombe

Other

Carlos Subercaseaux

Carpenter

Dave Suddaby

Best Boy

Ivan Sutton

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Anne Tait

Casting

Jane Tattersall

Sound Editor

Andrew Tay

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Denis Tougas

Adr

Tanya Tyndenko

Wardrobe

Tony Van Den Akker

Foley Recordist

Robert Warchol

Sound Effects Editor

Jeff Warren

Editor

Kate Weiss

Assistant Director

Alan Westlake

Construction Coordinator

Geralyn Wraith

Makeup Artist

Film Details

Also Known As
Inventors' Specials (10/12/98), The
Release Date
1998

Technical Specs

Duration
53m

Quotes

Trivia