The New World


2h 40m 2005

Brief Synopsis

In the early years of the 17th century, North America is much as it has been for the previous five thousand years--a vast land of seemingly endless primeval wilderness populated by an intricate network of tribal cultures. Although these nations live in graceful harmony with their environment, their

Film Details

Also Known As
New World, nouveau monde
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2005
Distribution Company
NEW LINE CINEMA (NEW LINE); New Line Cinema
Location
Jamestown, Virginia, USA; United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 40m

Synopsis

In the early years of the 17th century, North America is much as it has been for the previous five thousand years--a vast land of seemingly endless primeval wilderness populated by an intricate network of tribal cultures. Although these nations live in graceful harmony with their environment, their relations with each other are a bit more uneasy. All it will take to upset the balance is an intrusion from the outside. On a spring day in April of 1607, three diminutive ships bearing 103 men sail into this world from their distant home, the island kingdom of England, three thousand miles to the east across a vast ocean. On behalf of their sponsor, the royally chartered Virginia Company, they are seeking to establish a cultural, religious, and economic foothold on the coast of what they regard as the New World. The lead ship of the tiny flotilla is called the Susan Constant. Shackled below decks in her brig is a rebellious 27-year-old named John Smith, destined to be hanged for insubordination as soon as the ship reaches land. A veteran of countless European wars, Smith is a soldier of fortune. He is too talented and popular to have his neck stretched by his own people, and is freed by Captain Christopher Newport soon after the Susan Constant drops anchor. As Captain Newport knows--and the colonists will soon discover--surviving in this unknown wilderness will require the services of every able-bodied man--particularly one of Smith's abilities. Though they don't realize it at the time, Newport and his band of British settlers have landed in the midst of a sophisticated Native American empire ruled by the powerful chieftain Powhatan. To the colonists, it may be a new world. But to Powhatan and his people, it's an ancient world--and the only one they have ever known. The English struggle from the beginning, unable--or, in some cases, stubbornly unwilling--to fend for themselves. Smith, searching for assistance from the local tribesmen, chances upon a young woman who at first seems to be more woodland sprite than human being. A willful and impetuous young woman whose family and friends affectionately call her "Pocahontas"--or "playful one"--she is the favorite of Powhatan's children. Before long a bond develops between Smith and Pocahontas, a bond so powerful that it transcends friendship or even romance.

Crew

Erik Aadahl

Sound Effects Editor

Jason Acimovic

Assistant Location Manager

Sheila Allen

Production Accountant

Susan Antonelli

Set Costumer

Remy Aqui

Grip

Peter Arenstam

Other

David Atherton

Makeup Artist

Todd Avery

Camera

Wes Bailey

Grip

David Balfour

Property Master

Ross Balfour

Construction Manager

Elise Ballard

Office Assistant

Hanly Banks

Office Assistant

Gina Baran

Hair Stylist

Cassandra Barbour

Rights & Clearances

Tom Barrett

Best Boy

Eric Bautista

Sound

Charles Thomas Baxter

Location Manager

John R Bayless

Makeup

Brian Beckstoffer

Location Assistant

Craig Berkey

Sound Designer

Craig Berkey

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Richard Bernstein

Music Editor

Jerry Bertolami

Dolly Grip

Ivan Bess

Associate Producer

Robert Binall

Assistant Camera

Jamie Bishop

Assistant Property Master

Kevin Black

Production Assistant

Richard L Blankenship

Construction Coordinator

Craig Bloor

Assistant Camera

Mirjam Bohnet-brew

Accounting Assistant

Jeanne Boisineau

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Jeanne Boisineau

Local Casting

Sunday Boling

Casting Assistant

Michael Boone

Carpenter

Bob Bornstein

Music Coordinator

Cherie Bowers

Greensman

Charlie Bowman

Electrician

Barbara Branch

Accounting Assistant

Gillian H Brown

Costumer

Lance Brown

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Lisa A Brown

Accounting Assistant

Raymond Brown

Grip

Mitchell Brynes

Animal Trainer

Matt Burchfield

Local Casting

Matt Burchfield

Extras Casting Assistant

Sandra Buttimer

Assistant Location Manager

Eva Z. Cabrera

Script Supervisor

Shannon Cain

Extras Casting Assistant

Shannon Cain

Local Casting

Julie Callihan

Makeup Artist

Jimmy Carmickle

Foreman

Damon Caro

Stunt Player

John Harris Chandler

Carpenter

Catherine Charlton

Dialogue Coach

Andy Cheng

Unit Director

Andy Cheng

Stunt Coordinator

Richard Chew

Editor

Ilram Choi

Stunt Player

Michael H Clark

Painter

Michael H Clark

Special Effects Technician

Marko Constanzo

Foley Artist

Kyle Cooper

Main Title Design

Doug Cordonier

Carpenter

Thomas M Cornelius

Craft Service

Hank Corwin

Editor

David Crank

Art Director

Andrew Crawford

Costumer

Will Crodick

Carpenter

R Vern Crofoot

Props

Austin Cross

Best Boy Electric

Francesca Crowder

Hair Stylist

Felicia Dames

Location Assistant

Sandy De Crescent

Music Contractor

Christopher Deane

Gang Boss

Jeff Debell

Greensman

Bill Delaney

Production Assistant

Carol Doleski

Production

James B Dombey

Grip

Joel Dougherty

Assistant Sound Editor

Kathleen Driscoll-mohler

Casting Director

Billy Duberstein

Production

Susan Dudeck

Dialogue Editor

Gary Duncan

Transportation

Gary Duncan

Transportation Captain

Mary Duque

Post-Production Coordinator

A J Edwards

Assistant

Paul Eliopoulos

Stunt Player

Toby Emmerich

Executive Producer

Jason Emory

Grip

Paul Engelen

Makeup Designer

Glen Engles

Best Boy Grip

Jim Erickson

Set Decorator

Cliff Eubank

Props Assistant

Rolfe D Eubank

Painter

Cindy Fand

Production

Claudine Farrell

Assistant

Cherry Fiddaman

Production Accountant

Christine Fiers

Camera

Ed Fincher

Costumer

Max Fischer

Camera Operator

Jack Fisk

Production Designer

Bob Foster

Transportation Coordinator

Celestia Fox

Casting

Dandro Fralinger

Foreman

Jonathan Fuh

Boom Operator

James Fulgham

Greensman

Jose Antonio Garcia

Sound Mixer

Naomi Gathmann

Makeup Artist

Steven H George

Property Master

Pete Germansen

Music Engineer

Raymond Gieringer

Visual Effects Supervisor

Charles W Gill

Special Effects Technician

Alex Gladstone

Location Manager

Aaron Glascock

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Kristine Golashesky

Transportation

Nicolas Gonda

Assistant

Mitchell Gould

Stunt Player

Sarah Green

Producer

Tommy Grimes

Greensman

Eric M Gruber

Gang Boss

David Shane Guild

Electrician

Richard Guinness

Key Grip

Wes Gustafson

Carpenter

Michael Haight

Adr Editor

Courtney Hale

Assistant Production Coordinator

Jeff Ham

Casting Associate

Julie Hansen

Post-Production Accountant

Joseph Ray Harper

Carpenter

Charles Harris

Key Rigging Grip

Andrew Hart

Production Secretary

Dickie Haskell

Production

Dale Haugo

Scenic Artist

Sarah Hauldren

Art Director

Phil Hayes

Carpenter

Rene Haynes

Casting Director

Jennifer Henderson

Animal Wrangler

Richard Hewitt

Assistant Director

Brent Hobin

Grip

Buren M Hodge

Animal Trainer

Trish Hofmann

Executive Producer

Trish Hofmann

Unit Production Manager

Peter Holman

Music

James Horner

Music Composer

James Horner

Original Music

Anthony Huff

Gang Boss

D Blake Huff

Carpenter

Mark R Hughes

Props

Susan Humphrey

Animal Wrangler

Yoshio Iizuka

Stunt Player

Catherine Fletcher Incaprera

Costume Supervisor

Philip Ivey

Hair Stylist

Ronald M Jenkins

Transportation Captain

Alex Johnson

Casting Assistant

Ben Johnson

Music Lyrics

Howard L Jones

Foreman

Nick Jones

Production

Jeff Juberget

Painter

Jay Kemp

Rigging Gaffer

Randy Kerber

Original Music

Randy Kerber

Music Engineer

Phil King

Office Assistant

Saar Klein

Editor

Kevin Kliesch

Original Music

Dana S Kroeger

Assistant Camera

Alexandra Krost

Set Costumer

Lucas Krost

Production Assistant

Jon Kull

Original Music

Peter La Terriere

Coproducer

Melissa Lackersteen

Makeup Artist

Cheralyn Lambeth

Costumes

Reuben Langdon

Stunt Player

George Lara

Foley Mixer

Alyson Latz

Assistant Director

Skip Lievsay

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Skip Lievsay

Supervising Sound Editor

Emmanuel Lubezki

Director Of Photography

Francesco Lupica

Music

April Mackin

Animal Wrangler

Stephanie Macomber

Scenic Artist

Lisa Maher

Visual Effects Producer

Francine Maisler

Casting Director

Terrence Malick

Screenplay

Peter J. Marziale

Medic

Richard Masino

Assistant Camera

Brent Matejeck

Grip

Chanelle Mathews

Production Assistant

Susan Maye

Construction

Jim Mcconkey

Steadicam Operator

Barbara Mcdermott

Music Editor

Jenny Mcgurk

Set Costumer

George Mckann

Animal Trainer

Caitlin Mckenna

Voice Casting

Gordon Mcvay

On-Set Dresser

Bill Mechanic

Executive Producer

Ann-ruffin Minarik

Production

Rolf Mittweg

Executive Producer

Darin Moran

Assistant Camera

Megan Moran

Casting Assistant

Beth Morris

Art Department Coordinator

Film Details

Also Known As
New World, nouveau monde
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2005
Distribution Company
NEW LINE CINEMA (NEW LINE); New Line Cinema
Location
Jamestown, Virginia, USA; United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 40m

Award Nominations

Best Cinematography

2005

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the 2005 award for Best Female Breakthrough Performance (Q'Orianka Kilcher) by the National Board of Review (NBR).

Released in United States Winter December 25, 2005

Wide Release in United States January 20, 2006

Released in United States on Video May 9, 2006

Released in United States January 2006

Released in United States February 2006

Shown at Palm Springs International Film Festival (Opening Night Gala) January 5-16, 2006.

Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (Competition) February 9-19, 2006.

The 160-minute version, released in New York and Los Angeles on December 25, 2005, was pulled from theatrical release on January 2, 2006, and replaced by a 135-minute cut, which was released wide on January 20, 2006.

Released in United States Winter December 25, 2005

Wide Release in United States January 20, 2006

Released in United States on Video May 9, 2006

Released in United States January 2006 (Shown at Palm Springs International Film Festival (Opening Night Gala) January 5-16, 2006.)

Released in United States February 2006 (Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (Competition) February 9-19, 2006.)