Around the Bend


1h 25m 2004

Brief Synopsis

Jason Lair is a simple man with a simple wish: a normal life. This isn't an easy goal for the mild-mannered bank employee: Jason is newly separated from his wife, who has left him to care for their six-year-old son Zach while she paints in Nepal, and his ailing grandfather Henry, a former archaeolog

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Genre
Comedy
Drama
Family
Release Date
2004
Distribution Company
Warner Independent Pictures (WIP)
Location
Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 25m

Synopsis

Jason Lair is a simple man with a simple wish: a normal life. This isn't an easy goal for the mild-mannered bank employee: Jason is newly separated from his wife, who has left him to care for their six-year-old son Zach while she paints in Nepal, and his ailing grandfather Henry, a former archaeologist close to death, who is investigating alternative rituals for his impending funeral. So when Jason's estranged father and Henry's son, Turner, whose checkered past includes exploits from the musical to the criminal, pays the family an unexpected visit, nothing is "simple" or "normal" in Jason's life anymore. In the coming days, the somewhat reluctant Lair men will embark on a trip not only through the mythic beauty of the Desert Southwest, but across the family's own rocky emotional landscape. Forced together by a deep loss, these very different people find a great deal along the way-devastating secrets, amazing discoveries and, just as Henry wanted--each other.

Crew

Omid Abtahl

Casting Assistant

Richard Adrian

Sound Editor

Christopher Alba

Sound Editor

James G Allen

Driver

Rob Althouse

Video Playback

Mark J Anderson

Grip

Cesar Angobaldo

Transportation Captain

Monserrate Apodoca

Props

David Armijo

Driver

Ulli Auer-erdoes

Painter

Mike Avisov

Driver

David Baerwald

Music Composer

David Baerwald

Song Performer

David Baerwald

Original Music

David Baerwald

Song

Steve Banister

Assistant Camera

Gregg Barbanell

Foley Artist

Bradley Barnes

Lighting Technician

John Beauvais

Sign Writer

Jeff Becke

Grip

Michael P Becker

Boom Operator

John Bendele

On-Set Dresser

Michael I. Bilog

Accounting Assistant

Frantoise Bonnot

Editor

Theo Bott

Lighting Technician

Kathryn Brink

Casting

Lance Brown

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

David Brownlow

Sound Mixer

Maurice Burns

Painter

Tom Byrd

Driver

Frankly Calabasas

Song Performer

Benehu Cantu

Driver

Jon Caradies

Grip

Marc Carter

Assistant Camera

Karen CastaƱeda

Assistant Editor

Michael P Catanzarite

Dolly Grip

Beau Chaput

Assistant Camera

Jeremy Chiordi

Props

Debra Clair

Hair Stylist

Cindy Claunch

Driver

Bobby Colomby

Music Producer

Emanuele Corso

Construction Coordinator

Dennis Crow

Assistant Director

Katheryn Czark

Assistant Production Coordinator

Mike Daigle

Props

Casey Davis

Greensman

Jason Davis

Assistant Property Master

Sandy De Crescent

Music Contractor

Greg Dempsey

Song

Ralph Diaz

Painter

Steve Docherty

Transportation

Katie Douthit

Hair Stylist

Mark Alan Duran

Art Director

Mark Alan Duran

Consultant

Bob Dylan

Song

Bob Dylan

Song Performer

Lindsay Elliott

Driver

Bradford Ellis

Music Producer

Chris Espeset

Key Rigging Grip

Harland Espeset

Grip

Benjamin Estrada

Lighting Technician

Matthew Feight

Props

Rolland Lock Feight

Props

Dorothy Fields

Song

Mali Finn

Casting Director

Ann Foley

Costume Supervisor

Bruce Fortune

Supervising Sound Editor

Alix Friedberg

Costume Designer

Jane Galli

Makeup Artist

Ken P Garcia

Medic

Jerry Gardner

Driver

Michael Geisler

Foley

William Getzwiller

Driver

Cole Gittinger

Assistant

Jason S. Gondek

Production Accountant

Joel Goodell

On-Set Dresser

Michael Grady

Director Of Photography

Don Gray

Location Manager

George Greene

Lighting Technician

Miguel Gurule

Painter

Forrest Haag

Location Assistant

Paul Hackner

Dialogue Editor

Matthew Halbert

Grip

David E Hall

Post-Production Supervisor

Darlene Hansen

Casting

Mark C Hansen

Property Master

Judy Henderson

Casting

Mo Henry

Negative Cutter

Hank Herrera

Grip

Robert A House

Props

Colin Hudson

Steadicam Operator

Colin Hudson

Camera Operator

Aubrey Husar

Key Grip

Neil Jacobs

Photography

William D Jacobson

Consultant

Jai James

Assistant

Chris Joehnk

Lighting Technician

Lelan Keffer

On-Set Dresser

Joanna Kennedy

Script Supervisor

Jerome Kern

Song

Ed Kirkeby

Song

Julie Kirkhan

Producer

Larry Klein

Song

Sarah E. Knowles

Production Designer

Kristen Kogler

Art Department

Philip Lalaonde

Consultant

Gary Le Mel

Song Performer

Helena Lea

Music Editor

Jonathan Leeder

Casting Assistant

Lisa Leonard

Makeup

Elliott Lewitt

Producer

Eric Lindemann

Supervising Sound Editor

Steve Litecky

Chief Lighting Technician

Debbie Long

Greensman

Johnny Long

Greensman

Jeff Lorber

Song

David Lott

Foley Editor

Juan R Lucero

Medic

Sam Lucero

Driver

Will Mim Mack

Props

Anthony Maes

Grip

Darek Makhoul

Caterer

Preston Malott

Craft Service

Michael Manzanares

Grip

Sam Mares

Camera

Jerry Martinez

Painter

Jimmy W Masterson

Driver

Devin Maurer

Assistant

Jerry Mcgee

Song

Lewis Meador

Driver

Jose Mendoza

Painter

Alan Meyerson

Score Recording

Anthony R Milch

Sound Effects

Daniela Moore

Set Costumer

Michelle Moore

Office Assistant

Cee Moravec

Dresser

Brian Morena

Assistant Camera

Frank Morocco

Song

Ralph Morrison

Music Conductor

David Nagro

Grip

Lee Nakagawa

Lighting Technician

H R Negron

Assistant

Louis Nelson

Lighting Technician

Kirk Newren

Foreman

Harry Nilsson

Song

Harry Nilsson

Song Performer

Nancy Kyong Nugent

Dialogue Editor

Jim Oberlander

Set Designer

Chemen Ochoa

Assistant Director

Kaaren F Ochoa

Assistant Director

Jesus M Ornelas

Props

Manuel Ornelas

Props

Randy Ortega

Painter

Robert Ortega

Painter

Chris Painter

Greensman

Dean Parks

Song

Tyler Patton

On-Set Dresser

Jordan Perry

Stunt Coordinator

Paul Pesco

Song

Brian Pezzone

Song

Philip C Pfeiffer

Camera Operator

Jason Piatt

Foley Mixer

Ken S Polk

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

James R Powell

Loader

Chris I Quintana

Driver

Anna Ramey

Office Assistant

David Rapaport

Casting Associate

Billy Ray

Construction Coordinator

James William Ray

Driver

Paul Ray

Driver

William Ray

Driver

Josh Reynolds

Painter

Patrick Reynolds

Driver

Macario Rivera

Painter

Jordan Roberts

Screenplay

Jesse Romero

Driver

Alfredo Rosado

Assistant Camera

Peter Rotter

Music Contractor

Brett Round

Driver

Leon Russell

Song

Leon Russell

Song Performer

Claire Sandrin

Costumes

Michael Santerano

Caterer

Jay Sedrish

Production Consultant

Liv Selinger

Art Department Coordinator

Upton Shipley

Painter

Ronald G Smith

Executive Producer

Ronald G Smith

Production Manager

Jeff Stampfer

Special Effects Coordinator

Rowan Stanland

Assistant Location Manager

Fred G Steagall

Driver

John Stearns

Chief Lighting Technician

Lucas Stein

Production Secretary

Peter Tosti Stephenson

Set Decorator

Nicolas Stern

Production Coordinator

Paige Stewart

Caterer

Frank Strick

Assistant

Alan Swain

On-Set Dresser

Frank Tapia

Lighting Technician

Damon Tedesco

Music Scoring Mixer

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Genre
Comedy
Drama
Family
Release Date
2004
Distribution Company
Warner Independent Pictures (WIP)
Location
Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 25m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the 2004 Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor - Drama (Christopher Walken) by the International Press Academy (IPA).

Released in United States 2004

Released in United States Fall October 8, 2004

Released in United States on Video February 22, 2005

Shown at Montreal World Film Festival August 26 - September 9, 2004.

Feature directorial debut for Jordan Roberts.

Fujifilm

Kodak

Released in United States 2004 (Shown at Montreal World Film Festival August 26 - September 9, 2004.)

Released in United States on Video February 22, 2005

Released in United States Fall October 8, 2004