Angel Baby


1h 45m 1995

Brief Synopsis

Harry is a special young man -- funny, caring, a natural leader who looks out for his friends -- but his life has been turned upside down by bouts of psychosis. At the center where he gets medication and treatment he meets another patient, Kate, a high-strung and impulsive young beauty who draws him

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1995
Production Company
Tony Leonard
Distribution Company
Cinepix Film Properties Productions (CFP)
Location
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 45m

Synopsis

Harry is a special young man -- funny, caring, a natural leader who looks out for his friends -- but his life has been turned upside down by bouts of psychosis. At the center where he gets medication and treatment he meets another patient, Kate, a high-strung and impulsive young beauty who draws him into her private, magical world. Madly in love, they set up house together after Harry regains his white-collar job. But when Kate becomes pregnant, they find themselves at odds with doctors and relatives who are determined to restrict their choices. Pregnancy is "too risky" for Kate and the baby, they're told. But Harry and Kate believe the child, a girl they've named Astral, has 'chosen them.' With every reason to fight the system, the lovers make the bold sacrifice of setting aside their medication to be sure the baby is born healthy. Now they must fight the demons within them as well as the outside world as they struggle against great odds to stay on the path they've chosen.

Crew

Ian Anderson

Film Lab

Gregory Apps

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Antonia Barnard

Other

Hugh Bateup

Art Director

Bernadette Breitkreuz

Production Accountant

John P Brennan

Best Boy

Stephen Brett

Location Manager

Isobel Carter

Wardrobe

Yvonne Collins

Production Manager

Tom Coltraine

Other

Dany Cooper

Editor

Ann Darrouzet

Other

Greg De Marigny

Other

Greg De Marigny

Generator Operator

Jo Friesen

Production Coordinator

Colin Gearman

Carpenter

Tanja George

Other

Chris Gough

Music Coordinator

Damien Grant

Assistant Director

Anthony Gray

Assistant Editor

Robert L Hall

Office Runner

Barry Hansen

Key Grip

Robin Hartley

Other

Judith Hughes

Assistant

Emma Jamvold

Office Runner

Andrew Jerram

Other

Glen W Johnson

On-Set Dresser

Euan Keddie

Assistant Director

Martin Kellock

Construction Manager

Chris Kennedy

Production Designer

Rick Kerr

Caterer

Tony Leonard

Production Insurance

Frank Lipson

Sound Design

Frank Lipson

Sound Editing

Kerri Mazzocco

Costume Designer

Trish Mcaskill

Casting

Sion Michel

Other

Jennifer K Mitchell

Photography

Noel Mudie

Grip

Robert Murray

Camera Operator

Marita Mussett

Props Buyer

Ted Nordsvan

Gaffer

Andy Pappas

Other

Andy Pappas

Unit Manager

Joanna Mae Park

Art Department

John Phillips

Sound Recordist

Arch Roberts

Stunt Coordinator

Ellery Ryan

Director Of Photography

Melissa Rymer

Assistant Location Manager

Michael Rymer

Screenplay

Jonathan Shteinman

Producer

Martine Simmonds

Costumes

Joel Simpson

Grip

Zeljka Stanin

Hairdresser

Dean Sullivan

Props

Sean Tennant

Makeup

Sean Tennant

Assistant

Steve Vaughn

Boom Operator

Kirsten Veysey

Makeup Artist

Robbie Visser

Assistant Director

Jo Weeks

Continuity

Tim White

Producer

Sharon Young

Art Department Coordinator

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1995
Production Company
Tony Leonard
Distribution Company
Cinepix Film Properties Productions (CFP)
Location
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 45m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of seven 1995 Australian Film Institute Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor (John Lynch) and Best Actress (Jacqueline McKenzie), Best Original Screenplay and Best Editing.

Winner of the Australian Writers Guild (AWGE) Award for Best Original Screenplay.

Winner of the Citroen Audience Award at the 1996 Rotterdam International Film Festival.

Expanded Release in United States January 31, 1997

Released in United States 1996

Released in United States August 1995

Released in United States January 1996

Released in United States May 1995

Released in United States on Video July 15, 1997

Released in United States September 1995

Released in United States September 1996

Released in United States Winter January 24, 1997

Shown at Boston Film Festival September 6-19, 1996.

Shown at Brisbane International Film Festival August 1995.

Shown at Cannes Film Festival (market) as part of program: "Independents Showcase" May 17-28, 1995.

Shown at Rotterdam International Film Festival (Tiger Awards) January 24 - February 4, 1996.

Shown at Sundance Film Festival (World Cinema) in Park City, Utah January 18-28, 1996.

Shown at Toronto International Film Festival (First Cinema) September 7-16, 1995.

Feature directorial debut for Michael Rymer whose script was developed with the assistance of the Australian Film Commission.

Began shooting March 21, 1994.

Completed shooting May 12, 1994.

aspect ratio 1:1.85

Released in United States 1996 (Shown at Rotterdam International Film Festival (Tiger Awards) January 24 - February 4, 1996.)

Released in United States January 1996 (Shown at Sundance Film Festival (World Cinema) in Park City, Utah January 18-28, 1996.)

Released in United States Winter January 24, 1997

Released in United States May 1995 (Shown at Cannes Film Festival (market) as part of program: "Independents Showcase" May 17-28, 1995.)

Released in United States on Video July 15, 1997

Released in United States August 1995 (Shown at Brisbane International Film Festival August 1995.)

Released in United States September 1995 (Shown at Toronto International Film Festival (First Cinema) September 7-16, 1995.)

Expanded Release in United States January 31, 1997

Released in United States September 1996 (Shown at Boston Film Festival September 6-19, 1996.)