Oprah Winfrey Presents: Their Eyes Were Watching God


2h 30m 2005

Brief Synopsis

Adaptation of Zora Neal Hurston's novel, written in the 1920's, about an African American woman who moves to the beat of her own drum in her quest to figure out her place in the world. This brings disdain from the conservative locals in her small town in Florida

Film Details

Also Known As
Oprah Winfrey Presents, Their Eyes Were Watching God
Release Date
2005
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA; Florida, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 30m

Synopsis

Adaptation of Zora Neal Hurston's novel, written in the 1920's, about an African American woman who moves to the beat of her own drum in her quest to figure out her place in the world. This brings disdain from the conservative locals in her small town in Florida

Crew

Reuben Aaronson

Camera Operator

Ruth Ammon

Production Designer

Deva Anderson

Music Supervisor

Kami Asgar

Supervising Sound Editor

Heath Banks

Production Coordinator

Ken Beauchene

Boom Operator

Frawley Becker

Location Manager

Michael J. Benavente

Adr Editor

Terence Blanchard

Music Composer

Will Blount

Property Master

George Bolton

Transportation Captain

Brad Boyer

Key Grip

Todd Bozung

Music Editor

William Buckingham

Key Grip

Matthew Carlisle

Producer

Matthew Carlisle

Unit Production Manager

Eduardo Castro

Costume Designer

Rafael Castro

Video

Valeria Migliassi Collins

Script Supervisor

Alan D'angerio

Hair

Jennifer Dawson

Assistant Property Master

Sean Devine

Dolly Grip

Ruby Flores

Storyboard Artist

Kate Forte

Executive Producer

Peter C Frank

Editor

Tom Frazier

Special Effects Supervisor

William Freesh

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Kirk Gardner

Camera Operator

Paul Gentry

Visual Effects Supervisor

Michael Germain

Makeup Artist

Lisa Goldsmith

Art Director

Theresa Greene

Art Department Coordinator

Stuart Hagen

Assistant Director

Casey Hallenbeck

Set Decorator

Eric Hammer

Best Boy Grip

Donna R. Harrison

Casting Assistant

Van A. Hayden

Assistant Director

Susan Heyer

Associate Producer

Norma Hill-patton

Makeup Artist

Bill Holmquist

Construction Coordinator

Zora Neale Hurston

Source Material

Barry Jenkins

Assistant

Quincy Jones

Co-Executive Producer

Rick Kerigan

Visual Effects Supervisor

Nancy Kirhoffer

Post-Production Supervisor

Scott Klein

Colorist

Karen Korn

Loader

Jack Lilley

Animal Wrangler

Andrea Lisa

Casting Associate

Howard London

Adr Mixer

Barbara Lorenz

Hair Stylist

Eileen Malyszko

Production Supervisor

Randy Martens

Greensman

Isham Martin

Best Boy Grip

Eamon Mcgillicuddy

Dolly Grip

Alan Meyerson

Recording Engineer

Cheryl A Miller

Production Coordinator

Ignacio Musich

Assistant Camera

Austin Myers

Costume Supervisor

James Nagle

Special Effects Coordinator

Suzan-lori Parks

Other

Suzan-lori Parks

Writer

Chris Pechin

Storyboard Artist

Ethan Philips

Gaffer

Jerry Popolis

Hair Stylist

Robi Reed-humes

Casting Director

Florent Retz

Assistant Editor

Tim Roarke

Assistant Camera

Delphine Robertson

Music Coordinator

Fatima Robinson

Choreographer

Orighomisan O Sagay

Other

Orighomisan O Sagay

Writer

David Salzman

Co-Executive Producer

Valerie Scoon

Associate Producer

Mario Simon

Transportation Coordinator

Bobby Smith

Other

Bobby Smith

Writer

Russel Smith

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Paul Sonski

Art Director

James Tanenbaum

Sound Mixer

ReneƩ Treyball

Assistant Camera

Kelly Uchimura

Assistant Camera

Checco Varese

Director Of Photography

Checco Varese

Other

Scott Watkins

Key Grip

Webster Whinery

Stunt Coordinator

Stefan Wilking

Best Boy Electric

Oprah Winfrey

Executive Producer

Vivian Zink

Photography

Film Details

Also Known As
Oprah Winfrey Presents, Their Eyes Were Watching God
Release Date
2005
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA; Florida, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 30m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Nominated for the 2005 Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie (Halle Berry) by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

Aired in United States March 6, 2005

Aired in United States November 29, 2005

Originally in development as a theatrical film with Quincy Jones-David Salzman Entertainment (QDE) attached to produce, which disbanded in July 1997.

Originally scheduled to air in USA on ABC in the 2003-2004 season as part of the "Oprah Winfrey Presents" series of movies and rescheduled to air March 6, 2005.

Began shooting April 5, 2004 and completed shooting May 13, 2004 in Los Angeles. Began shooting May 17, 2004 and completed shooting May 24, 2004 in Florida.