The Woodlanders


1h 36m 1997

Brief Synopsis

Giles is a woodsman and cider-maker who is informally engaged to Grace. When Grace returns from finishing school she finds herself increasingly estranged from her background and environment. Encouraged by her social-climbing father Melbury, a former woodsman who is now a self-made merchant, she shun

Film Details

Also Known As
Woodlanders
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1997
Production Company
Arts Council of England; Cinesite Europe, Ltd.; Film4 Productions; Filmfour International; General Screen Enterprises
Distribution Company
Amlf; Disney/Buena Vista; MIRAMAX; PathT International; Pathe Image
Location
Dorset, England, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 36m

Synopsis

Giles is a woodsman and cider-maker who is informally engaged to Grace. When Grace returns from finishing school she finds herself increasingly estranged from her background and environment. Encouraged by her social-climbing father Melbury, a former woodsman who is now a self-made merchant, she shuns Giles and enters into an unhappy marriage with the newly arrived local doctor, FitzPiers. He is, like Grace, a displaced soul.

Crew

Phil Agland

Producer

Geoffrey Alexander

Original Music

John Anderson

Featured Musician

Tim Arrowsmith

Associate Editor

David Boardman

Unit Manager

Peter Bond

Woodland Skills Advisor

Stuart Brisdon

Special Effects Supervisor

Susannah Buxton

Costume Designer

Ed Colyer

Adr Mixer

Ed Colyer

Foley Mixer

Felicity Cottrell

Foley Artist

Graham Daniel

Re-Recording Mixer

Steve Dent

Other

David Dickie

Editor

John Downer

Dialogue Editor

Howard Eaves

Effects Editor

Louis Elman

Adr Voice Casting

Sally Ann Ewins

Featured Musician

Michael Feinberg

Adr Editor

Michael Feinberg

Foley Editor

George Fenton

Original Music

George Fenton

Music

Susie Figgis

Casting

John Frankish

Art Director

Rosemary Furniss

Solo Violin

Tracey Gallacher

Set Decorator

Rodney Glenn

Sound Editor

Brian Green

Woodland Skills Advisor

Thomas Hardy

Book As Source Material

Andy Harris

Production Designer

William Hawkes

Featured Musician

Brian Hawkins

Featured Musician

Lil Heyman

Production Coordinator

Mark Holding

Sound Mixer

Mark Huffam

Production Manager

Konrad Jay

Assistant Director

David Kilshaw

Recording Technician

Ray Merrin

Re-Recording Mixer

John Midgley

Additional Sound Recording

Barbara Mulcahy

Assistant Director

Andy Nicholson

Other

Clive Pendry

Re-Recording Mixer

Patsy Pollock

Casting

Steve Price

Music Recording

Andy Pryor

Casting

Barney Reisz

Producer

George Robertson

Featured Musician

Peter Robertson

Steadicam Operator

Ashley Rowe

Director Of Photography

David Rudkin

Screenwriter

Jonathan Rutter

Publicist (Macdonald & Rutter)

Graeme Scott

Featured Musician

Aileen Seaton

Makeup/Hair Design

Adrian Smith

Steadicam Operator

Ken Somerville

Adr Mixer

Ken Somerville

Foley Mixer

Richard Southcombe

Woodland Skills Advisor

Eddie Stacey

Stunt Coordinator

Amanda Stevens

Location Manager

Gail Stevens

Casting

Jack Stew

Foley Artist

Richard Styles

Assistant Director

Eliza Thompson

Music Supervisor

Dave Townsend

Song Performer

Rebecca Tucker

Assistant Director

Lesley Walker

Editorial Adviser

Fiona Weir

Production Coordinator (Spring)

Liz West

Script Supervisor

Jonathan Williams

Featured Musician

Gavyn Wright

Other

Geoff Young

Music Recording

Film Details

Also Known As
Woodlanders
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1997
Production Company
Arts Council of England; Cinesite Europe, Ltd.; Film4 Productions; Filmfour International; General Screen Enterprises
Distribution Company
Amlf; Disney/Buena Vista; MIRAMAX; PathT International; Pathe Image
Location
Dorset, England, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 36m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner Best Film and Best Director (Phil Agland) at the 1997 Shanghai International Film Festival.

Released in United States 1997

Released in United States on Video June 28, 2005

Released in United States November 1997

Shown at the Shanghai International Film Festival October 24 - November 2, 1997.

Shown at London Film Festival November 6-23, 1997.

An adaption of Thomas Hardy's classic novel, set in Dorset in the 1870's.

Feature film directorial debut for documentary filmmaker Phil Agland.

Completed shooting May 10, 1996.

Began shooting October 9, 1995.

Production wrapped on December 6, 1995 and started again in the spring of 1996 for three weeks.

Released in United States 1997

Released in United States on Video June 28, 2005

Released in United States 1997 (Shown at the Shanghai International Film Festival October 24 - November 2, 1997.)

Released in United States November 1997 (Shown at London Film Festival November 6-23, 1997.)