Wild Iris


1h 33m 2001

Brief Synopsis

An embittered relationship between a mother and her daughter is further eroded when the pair end up living and working together in their self-owned bridal boutique.

It's been eight years since her husband committed suicide, and Iris and her son Lonnie "temporarily" move in with her mother Min. In

Film Details

Also Known As
Black Iris
Release Date
2001
Production Company
By David's; Deluxe Entertainment Services Group; Dufferin Gate Productions; Laserpacific Media Corporation; Showtime Networks
Distribution Company
CBS Television Studios
Location
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 33m

Synopsis

An embittered relationship between a mother and her daughter is further eroded when the pair end up living and working together in their self-owned bridal boutique.

It's been eight years since her husband committed suicide, and Iris and her son Lonnie "temporarily" move in with her mother Min. In dysfunctional mother-daughter fashion, Min and Iris have shared a lifetime of hostility but are successful in operating a bridal boutique out of their home. Thanks to Min's charm and sales acumen, Bluebird Bridals does a steady business and sends hundreds of brides down the aisle in Iris' magical dresses. The small Kansas town in which they live is peppered with colorful characters. There's Min's suave and debonair wedding photographer/friend Ramando Galvez, who focuses on her more than the brides. And Errol Podubney, whom Min and Iris masterfully convince to pay for the elaborate wedding of his very pregnant daughter Rhondalyn.

Iris has never recovered from her husband Ronnie's suicide, turning instead to vodka and Diet Sprite while harboring anger and resentment towards Min, whom she blames for all her troubles. Fifteen-year-old Lonnie, a bright but withdrawn boy, is deeply loved by both women. He treasures the possessions his father left behind and wonders if suicide isn't also his way out of his toxic environment. The only male influence in his life is Lud Van Eppy, the owner of the filling station where Lonnie works over summer break. It is Lud who heartbreakingly informs Min and Iris that Lonnie has attempted suicide. Iris and Min failed to detect the quiet desperation in Lonnie until it was almost too late. Now, forced to face the truth of this dreadful cycle, Iris breaks the pattern of agony and dysfunction that was the foundation of her entire life and leaves her mother's home. Lonnie is the key that allows her to take responsibility and reclaim her life.

Crew

Rachel Affolter

Makeup Assistant

Suzanne Angel

Adr Supervisor

Paul Aronoff

Adr Mixer

Brian Avery

Sound Mixer

Brian Avery

Sound Mixer

Suzanne Benoit

Makeup Artist

Beau Biggart

Adr Mixer

Craig Black

Electrician

John Breinholt

Assistant Editor

Kent Broadhurst

Screenwriter

Chris Buxton

Other

Lisa Byrne

Unit Manager

Tim Chilton

Foley Artist

James Chrysler

Electrician

Gavin Coford

Boom Operator

Jane Conway

Animal Wrangler

Robin D. Cook

Casting (Canada)

Shelley Cook

Stunt Coordinator

Greg Coultas

Craft Service

Kathryn Coyle

Creative Executive (Showtime)

Danita Desouza

Accounting Assistant

Meg Dyer

Assistant

Wendy Eaman

Location Manager

David Edgar

Set Decorator

Karen Eppstadt

Costume Supervisor

Joanne Frances Filleti

Construction

Michael Fylyshtan

Steadicam Operator

Donna Gardon

Script Supervisor

Mike Gillan

Electrician

Kevin Goetz

Producer

Tommy Goodwin

Foley Mixer

Zorka Gospavic

Other

Vaan Gouweleeuw

Makeup Artist

James Grant

Grip

Katharine Gray

Assistant Production Coordinator

Marni Grossman

Photography

Juanita Holden

Art Director

Dan Johnson

Music Editor

Dennis Kane

Lighting Technician

Mandy Kane

Production Assistant

Dennis Kim

Assistant Camera Operator

Deborah Kirkegaard

Assistant Costume Designer

Barbora Krivy

Craft Service

Upmarmand Leo

Line Producer

Kira Lewis

Assistant

Susan Longmire

Production Designer

Gary Lucchesi

Executive Producer

Richard Lyon

Dolly Grip

Stephen J Macdougal

Set Decorator

Alan Macminn

Property Master

Caldmon Malowany

Assistant Location Manager

Katherine Manabat

Assistant

David Mason

Key Grip

Lesley Mccann

Costumes

Karen Mcconnell

Other

Glen Mcgugan

Transportation Captain

Joseph Melody

Sound Supervisor

Kristina Meuring

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Tony Mills

Music Arranger

Gary Montgomery

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Laurel Morgan

Assistant Director

Michele Morris

Publicity

Chris Morsby

Grip

Helen Mossler

Casting Executive (Usa)

William Munro

Grip

Pazz Neglia

Assistant Director

David Niven

Assistant Camera Operator

Jerry Offsay

Network Executive (President Of Programming, Showtime)

Rene Ohashi

Director Of Photography

Craig Otte

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Norm Ouzounis

On-Set Dresser

Tom Overton

Colorist

Mark Pellar

Other

Marshall Persinger

Producer

Ronan Quinn

Assistant

Ken Regan

Photography

Ron Rhodda

Hair Assistant

Joanne Rider

Production Coordinator

Laurence Rosenthal

Music

Erwin Rothmeier

Transportation Coordinator

Jill Schachne

Foley Artist

Joyce Schweickert

Executive Producer

Ruth Secord

Costume Designer

Jeff Skochko

Special Effects Supervisor

Steve Skochko

Special Effects

Michael Smith

Set Decorator

Allan Eino Snikkar

Carpenter

Alana Sosnova

Assistant

Angela Speills

Associate Producer

Deborah Spera

Creative Executive

Bruce Speyer

Assistant Director

John Stoneham

Stunt Coordinator

Ed Tanner

Grip

Derek Taylor

Other

Toni Thomas

Production Assistant

Jeremy Timmons

Assistant Director

Janice Tower

Production Accountant

Frans Van Gerwen

Construction Manager

Moira Verwijk

Hair Stylist

Glenn Warner

Camera Operator

Trevor A Weber

Location Scout

Rick Whalen

Production Assistant

Hope White

Accounting Assistant

Wayne Wightman

Assistant Art Director

Hughes Winborne

Editor

Ron Zarosiak

Dresser

Film Details

Also Known As
Black Iris
Release Date
2001
Production Company
By David's; Deluxe Entertainment Services Group; Dufferin Gate Productions; Laserpacific Media Corporation; Showtime Networks
Distribution Company
CBS Television Studios
Location
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 33m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Aired in United States August 5, 2001

Began shooting late October 2000.

Completed shooting November 2000.