Secret Cutting


2h 2000

Brief Synopsis

Dawn Cottrell is a 16-year-old girl who tries to please others, but in so doing, denies her own feelings. She constantly struggles to fit, both at school and in her private life, but is unsuccessful. At home Dawn does her best to placate her overbearing mother, Joyce, while trying to gain the simple

Film Details

Also Known As
Delicate Cutting, Painful Secrets
Release Date
2000
Production Company
Filmworks; Larson Sound Center; Laserpacific Media Corporation; Usa Network; William F. White International, Inc.

Technical Specs

Duration
2h

Synopsis

Dawn Cottrell is a 16-year-old girl who tries to please others, but in so doing, denies her own feelings. She constantly struggles to fit, both at school and in her private life, but is unsuccessful. At home Dawn does her best to placate her overbearing mother, Joyce, while trying to gain the simplest affections of her passive father, Russell. Dawn suppresses her feelings and self-loathing so deeply and for so long that her only emotional release is to cause herself physical pain -- by secretly cutting and burning her body.

After a series of dangerous self-injury incidents, Dawn is finally convinced that she needs outside help and agrees to meet with specialist Dr. Parella. Dawn eventually realizes that Dr. Parella seems to understand the torment of her volatile and painful inner world. With the help of Dr. Parella, Dawn finally begins to see that there is hope to overcome her illness as she learns how to express her feelings through words, instead of by injuring herself.

Crew

Gary Alexander

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

James Alexander

Driver

Carrie G. Arsenault

Craft Service

Alan Barager

Location Assistant

Megan Basabara

Set Production Assistant

John Bekavac

Driver

Richard Berman

Executive Producer

Ryan Berzuk

Assistant Property Master

Aurli Bokovza

Publicity

Jessie Burns

Script Supervisor

Bill Carruch

Adr Supervisor

Bette Chadwick

Additional Casting

Sharon Cicero

Executive Producer

John Clarke

Electrician

John Clarke

Electrician

Ronnie Clemmer

Executive Producer

Rick Constantineau

Production Accountant

Rick Constantineau

Production Assistant

Charles Crossin

Assistant Director

Cary Davies

Assistant Director

Diana Davison

Makeup

Victor Dobchuk

Manager

Brooklyn Drabot

Office Assistant

Michael Drabot

Gaffer

Wanda Fanian

Costume Supervisor

Richard Findlay

Line Producer

David Frazee

Director Of Photography

Mark Gebel

Special Effects Coordinator

Rebecca Gibson

Additional Casting

Susan Glicksman

Casting

Juliette Hagopian

Production Manager

Bruce Hanifan

Music

Robert L Harman

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Jim Heber

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Tim Jansen

Construction Coordinator

Leon Johnson

Sound Mixer

Joseph Kleinman

Assistant Editor

Jay Kohne

Assistant Camera Operator

Richard Kughn

Executive Producer

Ryan Kulbaba

Driver

Debbie Kuzina

Other

David Lapp

Accounting Assistant

Scott Layton

Unit Manager Assistant

Ron Leach

Additional Casting

Reginald Leblanc

Hair

Steven Levenkron

Source Material (From Novel)

Steven Levenkron

Consultant

Robert Lower

Editor

Anita Lubosch

Boom Operator

Alistair Macrae

Production Designer

Linda Madden

Costume Designer

Steve Madden

Key Grip

Gregory Maxey

Assistant

Jodene Mcnarland

Other

Doug Morrow

Makeup

Ronaldo Nacionales

Assistant Director

Dennis Nemec

From Story

Dennis Nemec

Screenwriter

Laura Neufeld

Production Coordinator

Fran Orenstein

Casting

Bill Pace

Executive Producer

Phillipe Pelu

Other

David Perich

Transportation Coordinator

Len Peterson

Assistant Camera Operator

Michelle Romeo

Office Assistant

Rob Rowan

Best Boy

Brian Schlichter

Executive Producer

Sheri Sedlik

Publicity

Laura Souter

Property Master

Marc Stephenson

Associate Producer

Cliff Sumter

Production Assistant

Robin Swiderski

Set Decorator

David C Thomas

Producer

Arjanette Tomac

Driver

Carey Toner

Steadicam Operator

Garry Trosky

Driver

Ralph Walker

Driver

Robert Webber

Sound Editor

Marla A White

Co-Producer

Roger Wiebe

Grip

Gordon Wilding

Art Director

Geri Woods

Craft Service

Geri Woods

Medic

Greg Zielinski

Dolly Grip

Film Details

Also Known As
Delicate Cutting, Painful Secrets
Release Date
2000
Production Company
Filmworks; Larson Sound Center; Laserpacific Media Corporation; Usa Network; William F. White International, Inc.

Technical Specs

Duration
2h

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Aired in United States May 30, 2000

Previous title: "Delicate Cutting."