Enslavement: The True Story of Fanny Kemble


1h 51m 2000

Brief Synopsis

Movie based on the life of British 19th century actress and anti-slavery activist Fanny Kemble.

On a theatrical tour of the United States, Fanny Kemble falls in love with and marries Pierce Butler, a wealthy American lawyer. Their storybook marriage begins to disintegrate when Fanny wants to have

Film Details

Release Date
2000
Location
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 51m

Synopsis

Movie based on the life of British 19th century actress and anti-slavery activist Fanny Kemble.

On a theatrical tour of the United States, Fanny Kemble falls in love with and marries Pierce Butler, a wealthy American lawyer. Their storybook marriage begins to disintegrate when Fanny wants to have her controversial journals published, against the wishes of Pierce. In an effort to repair the marriage, Fanny suggests they move their family from Philadelphia to Georgia, where Pierce's family owns a plantation.

At the plantation, Fanny witnesses slavery and all its horror. She shows compassion by trying to aid Joe and Harriet, among others. Fanny seeks out medical care for the ill, teaches the slaves to read, and, with the help of Dr. Huston, helps several slaves escape through the Underground Railroad. Her interest in justice drives a wedge between her and her husband. They eventually divorce and Fanny returns to Philadelphia to live with her friend Elizabeth Sedgwick. While polishing her acting skills, Fanny contines to fight for the abolition of slavery, even if her battle prevents her from seeing her children. Her journals, which were once a source of controversy, become key writings that ultimately turn British public opinion against the Confederacy and change the outcome of the Civil War.

Crew

Pembrooke Andrews

Sound Editor

Reg Ashby

Special Effects Assistant

David Bailey

Post-Production Supervisor

Michael Belcher

Location Manager

Thor Benitez

Adr

Jean Guy Bergeron

Boom Operator

Mark Berlet

Lighting Technician

Charles Bernstein

Music

Charles Bernstein

Original Music

Daisy Bijac

Makeup

Sarah Bishop

Assistant

Tom Bishop

Animal Wrangler

Tom Bishop

Stunts

Tom Bishop

Animal Wrangler

Jennifer Blank

Music Editor

Craig Boland

On-Set Dresser

Patricia Boulden

Assistant Costume Designer

James F Breithaupt

Production Accountant

Peter Breznikar

Driver

Jeff K Brunello

Editor

Constance Buck

Wardrobe Supervisor

Meredith Bugden

Camera Trainee

Astra Burka

Art Assistant

Daniel Carleton

Driver

Bryn Caron

Assistant Director

Gil Carty

Driver

Stephen Challis

Electrician

Ian Chan

Grip

Rhosael Ciandre

Hair

Adam Clark

Color Timer

Brian Clark

Transportation Captain

John Colavecchia

Assistant Camera

Suzanne Colvin-goulding

Line Producer

Tatum Cook-reiner

Coproducer

Susan Cooper

Executive Producer

Debra Corbeil

Makeup

Carolyn Cox

Camera Assistant

Robert J Crawford

Special Effects Assistant

Heather Crepp

Wardrobe Assistant

Mark Crystal

Hair

Catherine Currie

Other

Mike Curtis

Electrician

Paul Curtis

Dialogue Editor

Sara Cuthbert

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Eric Davidson

Assistant Editor

Derek Delost

Assistant

Cylvan Desrouleaux

Assistant Camera Operator

Marco Di Flaviano

Location Assistant

Nadine Dislioglu

Production Assistant

Dwight Doerksen

Construction Coordinator

Ed Doerksen

Carpenter

Donovon Drummond

On-Set Dresser

John Duke

Dolly Grip

Damien Dupuis

Production Assistant

Evelyn Dutton

Foley Artist

Mark Easey

Assistant Director

John Fair

Driver

Mary Ford

Wardrobe

Margaret Forsyth

Other

Eric Fraser

Production Designer

Marshall Garlington

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Adam Gillick

Editor

Dede Gilser

Office Assistant

Angel Gonzales

Camera Operator

Nancy Goulson-da Silva

Other

Vic Haight

Driver

Rebecca Hanck

Editor

Adrian Hardy

Property Master

Olivia Harris

Casting Associate

Austin Hearst

Executive Producer

Jason Herriott

Other

John Hobson

Camera Operator

Kevin Holland

Generator Operator

Andy Holt

Effects Assistant

Ben Mark Holzberg

Photography

Tom Hrusko

Driver

Phyllis Huffman

Casting

Cheri Ingle

Costume Designer

Corey Izumi

Driver

Linda Jack

Song Performer

Brock Jolliffe

Special Effects Coordinator

Winnifred Jong

Script Supervisor

David Joseph

On-Set Dresser

James Keach

Executive Producer

Kalen Keach

Assistant

Shawn Kennelly

Foley Mixer

Diane Kerbel

Casting

Stacey Knocker

Other

Christina Kuhnigk

Other

Gabriel Lamb

Lead Set Dresser

Kristen Langhorn

Driver

Roger Laprairie

Color

Marzena Lediard

Office Assistant

Ben Locche

Grip

Christopher Lofton

Screenplay

Frederick London

Hair Assistant

Helen Mackenzie

Makeup

Alan Macminn

Props Assistant

David R Markowitz

Assistant Director

Jonathan Martin

Executive Consultant

Quinn Matthews

Makeup

Barbara Mccullam

Assistant Director

Mike Mccullough

Driver

Renay Mcgowan

Post-Production Coordinator

John Mcintyre

Driver

Michael Mcshane

Set Decorator

Cynthia Merrill

Foley Artist

David L Merrill

Key Grip

Nikolas Miliotis

Location Assistant

Sara Moodie

Wardrobe

Jim Moore

Driver

Michael A. Morongell

Rerecording

Collin Morris

Wardrobe

Larry Morten

Driver

Kimberly Mungham

Accounting Assistant

Dave Murray

Driver

Ronaldo Nacionales

Assistant Director

Richard Nichol

Camera Assistant

Cairon Nolan

Driver

Mark O'hara

Driver

Peter Olczak

Other

Michael Orlowski

Editor

Brad Paterson

Special Effects Assistant

Michael Payne

Sound Editor

Andrew Peach

Rerecording Assistant

Nicole Pearson

Wardrobe Assistant

Susan Pilcher

Music Supervisor

Jeffrey Pong

Assistant Location Manager

Andy Potvin

Consultant

Jon Quartz

Grip

Ken Quinn

Stunt Coordinator

Saira Qureshi-wennikers

Assistant Production Coordinator

Norm Quzounis

Other

Keitha M Redmond

Production Coordinator

Allison Reid

Stunts

Derf Reklaw

Song Performer

Simon Reynolds

Driver

Rudy Rivas

Special Effects Assistant

Robert C Rodriguez

Post-Production Coordinator

Loreen Ruddock

Lighting

Kevin Rushton

Stunts

Ron Sandever

Special Effects Assistant

Mark Scanlon

Driver

Heidi Scharfe

Editor

Scott Schropshire

Grip

Ann Scibelli

Sound Designer

Mark Segal

On-Set Dresser

Jane Seymour

Executive Producer

Janice Shantz

Makeup Assistant

Brenda Shenher

Dresser

Ron Shinder

Special Effects Assistant

Simon Shohet

Electrician

Janice Skinner

Other

Hassan Smith

Post-Production Assistant

Roland Smith

Director Of Photography

Richard Spiegelman

Transportation Captain

Jeff Steinberg

Transportation Coordinator

Sheelagh Stewart

Production

John C. Stuver

Dialogue Editor

Paul Taublieb

Executive Producer

Ken Teaney

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

John Tennant

Grip

Robert Thomas

Stunts

Eric Thompson

Adr Mixer

Chad Tomasoski

Post-Production Supervisor

Deborah Way

Hair

Roh Webber

Stunts

Cherry West

Hair

Brian White

Camera Assistant

Chris Zacharuk

Electrician

Film Details

Release Date
2000
Location
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 51m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Aired in United States April 23, 2000

Began shooting July 19, 1999.

Completed shooting August 18, 1999.