Birth


1h 40m 2004

Brief Synopsis

Anna is a young widow who is finally getting on with her life after the death of her husband, Sean. Now engaged to be married, Anna meets a ten-year-old boy who tells her he is Sean reincarnated. Though his story is both unsettling and absurd, Anna can't get the boy out of her mind. And much to the

Film Details

MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Drama
Romance
Thriller
Release Date
2004
Production Company
Abbey Road Studios; Albert G Ruben; Cast & Crew Entertainment Services; Cutting Edge Australia; Double Negative Visual Effects; Fine Line Features; Jennifer Mount; Juliana Selfridge; Laurie Cartwright; Lyps Inc; New Line International; Pinewood Studios, Ltd.; Premier Caterers; Sound One; Todd-Ao
Distribution Company
NEW LINE CINEMA (NEW LINE); 20th Century Fox International; Andes; Contender Entertainment; Distribution Company; Eagle Pictures; Entertainment Film Distributors, Ltd.; Filmcompagniet; Fs Film Oy; Gulf Film, Llc; Ind; Lark International; Metropolitan Filmexport; Myndform; New Line Cinema; Nu-Metro; Paradiso Entertainment; Playarte Pictures; SF Studios; Svensk Filmindustri Norway; Tripictures; Village Roadshow Limited; Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group; Warner Bros. Pictures International
Location
New York City, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 40m

Synopsis

Anna is a young widow who is finally getting on with her life after the death of her husband, Sean. Now engaged to be married, Anna meets a ten-year-old boy who tells her he is Sean reincarnated. Though his story is both unsettling and absurd, Anna can't get the boy out of her mind. And much to the concern of her fiancée, her increased contact with him leads her to question the choices she has made in her life.

Crew

Milo Addica

Screenplay (Polish)

Robert Albertell

Assistant Director

Jonathan Arkin

Art Director

Christopher Austin

Music Arranger

Henry Avelin

Driver

Stephen Baker

Grip

Antony Baldasare

On-Set Dresser

Joe Bam

Stand-In

Cassandra Barbour

Legal Services

Michael Barosky

Sound Mixer

Johnny Batista

Production Assistant

Michael Bederman

Production Accountant

Ron Bedrosian

Adr Mixer

Cody Beke

Casting Assistant

Katherine E Beyda

Production Executive

Chris Bingham

Makeup Artist

Jake Birner

Production Assistant

Bob Blair

Electrician

Ian Blume

Apprentice Editor

David Boulton

Adr Mixer

James Boyle

Sound Effects Editor

Joanna Brett

Costume Supervisor

Jim Bridges

Photography

Dawn Bridgewater

Set Production Assistant

Christophe Briquet

Music Composer

Paul Broucek

Music Executive

Steven Browell

Sound Editor

Garrett Brown

Steadicam Operator

Roy Bryson

Hair Stylist

Paul Buccosi

Stunts

Dylan Bucossi

Stunts

Pete Bucossi

Stunt Coordinator

Chris Buddy

Office Production Assistant

Kristine Bulakowski

Casting

Peter Burgis

Foley

Johnnie Burn

Sound Design

Michael Cambria

Camera Assistant

Lynn Campbell

Makeup

Julio Carmona

Sound Recordist

Caesar Carnevale

Camera Assistant

Jean-claude Carriere

Screenwriter

Teresa Carriker-thayer

Art Director

Laurie Cartwright

Production Insurance

Francis Catalano

Grip

Joshua Chaplinsky

Production Secretary

Mike Charles

Security

Eric Cheripka

Props Assistant

Krissopher Chevannes

Sound Recordist

Peter Cobbin

Score Recording

Peter Colavito

Electrician

Eddy Collyns

Location Manager

Ed Colyer

Foley Recordist

Stephen Consentino

Steadicam Operator

Paul Conway

Adr/Dialogue Editor

David Copeland

Stunt Man

Thomas Costabile

Construction Coordinator

Erin Crackel

Apprentice Editor

Tony Currie

Adr Editor

Jessica Daniels

Casting Assistant

Matthew Danys

Caterer

Lee David

Song

Jon Davidson

Production Accountant

Tom Debenham

Visual Effects Supervisor

Christopher Deblau

Electrician

John Deblau

Gaffer

Rob Demar

On-Set Dresser

Andie Derrick

Foley

Alexandre Desplat

Music

Jack Deutchman

Post-Production Supervisor

James P. Dolan

Gaffer

Jessica Dolinger

Business Affairs

Catherine Domareki

Tutor

Timothy Donohue

Assistant Director

John Dunn

Costume Designer

Marjorie Durand

Makeup Artist

Garett Edde

Wardrobe Assistant

Guy Efrat

Location Scout

Jeff Egan

Production

Alyson Evans

Production Supervisor

Roy Farfel

Stunts

Jo Feakes

Business Affairs

Debora Fearon

Accounting Assistant

Laura Fearon

Accounting Assistant

Alex Fenn

Assistant Editor

Aaron D Forste

Set Production Assistant

Vic Fraser

Music Producer

Charles Furey

Carpenter

Sarah Rae Garrett

Set Production Assistant

William Gastelum

Art Assistant

Peter Gelfman

Property Master

David Ginsberg

Location Coordinator

Rick Gioia

Camera Assistant

Emanuele Giraldo

Assistant Editor

Emily Glatter

Production Coordinator

Jonathan Glazer

Screenwriter

Sharon Globerson

Assistant Costume Designer

Julie Gold

Stand-In

Max Good

Production Assistant

Christopher Goode

Unit Production Manager

Thomas Gould

Video Playback

Lizie Gower

Producer

Frank Graziadei

Boom Operator

Elizabeth Greenberg

Casting Associate

Timothy Grimes

Assistant Property Master

Michael Grosky

Assistant Location Manager

Craig Haagensen

Camera Operator

Edith Hagigi

Assistant

Paul Hamblin

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Kevin Harrigan

Driver

Tom Harrison-read

Assistant

Roland Heap

Music Engineer

Timothy K Hendrickson

Caterer

Stefan Henrix

Adr/Dialogue Editor

Michael Herlihy

Foreman

Mike Hernandez

Caterer

Pedro Hernandez

Best Boy Grip

Mildred Hill

Song

Patty Hill

Song

Stuart Hilliker

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Elizabeth Himelstein

Dialogue Coach

Erik Holmberg

Executive In Charge Of Production

Dianne Hylton

Set Costumer

Kenton Jakub

Adr Supervisor

Judy Jenson

Stand-In

Jacqui Kaese

Acting Coach

Avy Kaufman

Casting Director

Kristan C Keck

Assistant

James V Kent

Props Assistant

Tom Kenyatta

Music Producer

Danny Robert Keton

Stand-In

Hinju Kim

Art Director

Robin Koenig

On-Set Dresser

William Kolpin

On-Set Dresser

David Kramer

Voice Casting

John Krause

Grip

Julie Kuehndorf

Unit Publicist

Jessica Lacy

Set Production Assistant

Richard Lancaster

Music Engineer

Sharif Laurent

Set Production Assistant

Jody Levin

Post-Production Executive

Lisa J Levine

Adr Supervisor

Jessica Lichtner

Script Supervisor

Francis Lindsay

Foley Editor

Clare Lord

Location Assistant

Fionnuala Lynch

Set Costumer

Bruce Maccallum

Camera Operator

Ileen Maisel

Studio Executive (Fine Line Features)

Sue Mallet

Music Contractor

Xavier Marchand

Executive Producer

Stefanie Markman

Legal Counsel

Adrian Marler

Storyboard Artist

Luis R Marroquin

Dolly Grip

Ginny Martino

Business Affairs

Gary Martone

Key Grip

James Mather

Sound Editor

Andrew Matthews

Executive In Charge

Gerard Mccann

Music Editor

Robert Mccann

Makeup

Charles E Meere

Electrician

Victor Meich

Driver

Meredith Mills

Production Coordinator

Damien Miseo

Caterer

Monique Mitchell

Grip

Tim Monich

Dialogue Coach

Nick Morris

Producer

Kellie Morrison

Assistant Location Manager

Talley Morse

Grip

Jack F Mortellaro

On-Set Dresser

Jennifer Mount

Production Insurance

Megan Murning

Assistant Editor

Leann Murphy

Art Department Coordinator

Kate Myers

Associate Producer

Jennifer Alex Nickason

Assistant Art Director

Gordon Nikolic

Original Music

Ellen Novak

Casting Associate

John Nyomarkay

Art Director

Anne O'brien

Assistant Editor

Sean O'brien

Grip

Michael O'connor

Set Production Assistant

Mark Ordesky

Executive Producer

Kerry Orent

Executive Producer

John Ottesen

Special Effects

Ron Ottesen

Special Effects

Chris Ann Pappas

Assistant Costume Designer

Chris Patak

Camera Assistant

Christopher Patterson

Assistant Editor

Thomas Percarpio

Best Boy

Todd R Pfeiffer

Assistant Director

Wiener Philharmoniker

Song Performer

Jean-louis Piel

Producer

Paul Prokop

Executive

Charles Quinlivan

Rigging Grip

Peter Raeburn

Music Supervisor

Peter Raeburn

Music Arranger

Peter Raeburn

Music Producer

Joshua Ravetch

Production

Dave Rees

Color Timer

Johnny Reeves

Craft Service

Malcolm Reid

Carpenter

Kevin M Ritter

Costume Supervisor

Film Details

MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Drama
Romance
Thriller
Release Date
2004
Production Company
Abbey Road Studios; Albert G Ruben; Cast & Crew Entertainment Services; Cutting Edge Australia; Double Negative Visual Effects; Fine Line Features; Jennifer Mount; Juliana Selfridge; Laurie Cartwright; Lyps Inc; New Line International; Pinewood Studios, Ltd.; Premier Caterers; Sound One; Todd-Ao
Distribution Company
NEW LINE CINEMA (NEW LINE); 20th Century Fox International; Andes; Contender Entertainment; Distribution Company; Eagle Pictures; Entertainment Film Distributors, Ltd.; Filmcompagniet; Fs Film Oy; Gulf Film, Llc; Ind; Lark International; Metropolitan Filmexport; Myndform; New Line Cinema; Nu-Metro; Paradiso Entertainment; Playarte Pictures; SF Studios; Svensk Filmindustri Norway; Tripictures; Village Roadshow Limited; Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group; Warner Bros. Pictures International
Location
New York City, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 40m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Fall October 29, 2004

Released in United States on Video April 19, 2005

Released in United States September 2004

Shown at Deauville Festival of American Cinema September 3-12, 2004.

Shown at Venice International Film Festival (in competition) September 1-11, 2004.

"Monster's Ball" (USA/2001) co-writer Milo Addica did a polish on the script to give it a more authentic New York feel.

Previously developed by Regency Enterprises. Acquired by Fine Line in October, 2002.

Released in United States Fall October 29, 2004

Released in United States on Video April 19, 2005

Released in United States September 2004 (Shown at Deauville Festival of American Cinema September 3-12, 2004.)

Released in United States September 2004 (Shown at Venice International Film Festival (in competition) September 1-11, 2004.)