Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story


1h 38m 2005

Brief Synopsis

Ben Crane was once a great horseman, whose gifts as a trainer, were wasted on making other men's fortunes. Sonya was once a great horse, whose promising career on the racetrack was cut short, suddenly, by a broken leg. Considered as good as dead to her owner--who also happens to be Ben's boss--Sonya is given to Ben as his severance pay, along with his walking papers. Now, it will take the unwavering faith and determination of Ben's young daughter, Cale, to bring these two damaged souls together in a quest for a seemingly impossible goal: to win the Breeders' Cup Classic. However, the true miracle might be that, in helping this injured horse, what they are actually healing is their own family.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Genre
Drama
Adventure
Family
Release Date
2005
Production Company
Amblin Partners; Amblin Partners; Brass Hat Group; Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment, Inc.; Custom Film Effects; Filmotechnic International Corp.; Hat Trick Catering; Hyde Park Entertainment; Hyde Park Entertainment; Hyde Park Entertainment; Joann Kane Music Service; Mike Tollin Productions; Pacific Title & Art Studio; Perpetual Motion Picture; Perpetual Motion Pictures; Pictorvision; Sounds Great; Technicolor; Todd-Ao; Tyson W Roniger; Universal Studios Sound Facilities; Warner Bros. Worldwide Studio Facilities; Wescam Usa, Inc.
Distribution Company
AMBLIN PARTNERS; Amblin Partners; Ascot Elite Entertainment Group; Asmick Ace Inc.; Bazuca; Contender Entertainment; Distribution Company; Dreamworks Home Entertainment; Eagle Pictures; Filmladen Gmbh; Golden Village; Gulf Film, Llc; Kinepolis Film Distribution; Luna Filmverleih Gmbh; Mediapro; Nu-Metro; RCV Distribution; StudioCanal; Studiocanal; United International Pictures; Village Roadshow Limited; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International
Location
Covington, Louisiana, USA; Louisville, Kentucky, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 38m

Synopsis

Ben Crane was once a great horseman, whose gifts as a trainer, were wasted on making other men's fortunes. Sonya was once a great horse, whose promising career on the racetrack was cut short, suddenly, by a broken leg. Considered as good as dead to her owner--who also happens to be Ben's boss--Sonya is given to Ben as his severance pay, along with his walking papers. Now, it will take the unwavering faith and determination of Ben's young daughter, Cale, to bring these two damaged souls together in a quest for a seemingly impossible goal: to win the Breeders' Cup Classic. However, the true miracle might be that, in helping this injured horse, what they are actually healing is their own family.

Crew

Steve C. Aaron

Sound Mixer

Jessica Abrams

Coordinator

Julie Adair

Stunts

Stephanie Adams

Tutor

Thomas David Adams

Greensman

Matt Adler

Adr

Janice Alexander

Hair Stylist

Wolfgang Amadeus

Music Engineer

Charlene Amateau

Costume Supervisor

Ashok Amritraj

Executive Producer

Tom Amundsen

Adr

Pete Anthony

Original Music

Charlie Araki

Accounting Assistant

Tim Arasheban

Camera

Karen Asano-myers

Hair Stylist

Dean Bailey

Driver

Kirk Bailey

Adr

Heather Baker

Digital Effects Artist

Jim Bannon

Adr

Bruce Barris

Assistant Sound Editor

Bruce Barris

Sound Recordist

Steve Bartkowicz

Recording Engineer

Anthony Batarze

Adr

Jeff Becker

Chief Lighting Technician

Samantha Becker

Post-Production Coordinator

Tad Beier

Digital Effects Supervisor

Joshua Bell

Music

Gloria Belz

Makeup Artist

Frank Bennett

Original Music

Sean Bernard

Painter

Barry Berona

Assistant Camera

Brian A Bidlingmeyer

Location Assistant

Joe Biggins

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Christopher Boddy

Electrician

Autumn Boh

Location Assistant

Wren Boney

On-Set Dresser

Amanda J Brand

Unit Publicist

Timothy L Braniff

Storyboard Artist

Thom Brennan

Foley Editor

Joe Bucaro

Stunts

Gary Burritt

Negative Cutter

Rick Canelli

Adr

Ed Cash

Song

John Casino

Stunt Coordinator

Jan Cerwonka

Tutor

Stacy Christenson

Assistant Director

Daniel Chuba

Visual Effects Producer

Cam Clarke

Adr

Lara Cody

Adr

Mark Coffey

Assistant Sound Editor

Martin Cohen

Post-Production Executive

Stacy Cohen

Executive Producer

Scott Corgan

Driver

Kimberly Cousins

Assistant Camera

Suzanne Craig

Assistant

Stephenson Crossley

Assistant Location Manager

Jeff Crowe

Painter

Shirley Fulton Crumley

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Joe D'angelo

Production

James J Dalton

Production Assistant

Sandy De Crescent

Music Contractor

John Debney

Music

Lola Debney

Music Coordinator

Brad Dechter

Original Music

Michelle M Deforest

Production Assistant

Kenny Delbert

Sound Mixer

Guillaume Delouche

Property Master

Maria Devane

Post-Production Accountant

Ben Dietz

Assistant

Bethany Dillon

Song Performer

Bethany Dillon

Song

Joe Dishner

Unit Production Manager

Jamie Dixon

Visual Effects Supervisor

Mason Donnahoe

Video

Joe Dornich

Production Assistant

Tracey A Doyle

Set Decorator

James Drew

Best Boy

Charles C Eccles

Foreman

Alan Edmisten

Assistant Director

Rowland Egerton

Grip

Michelle Eisenreich

Visual Effects Producer

John Ellingwood

Assistant Camera

William M Elvin

Coproducer

William M Elvin

Assistant Director

Susie Esparza

Assistant

Kahlil Fadel

Electrician

Julie Falls

Adr

Patrick Falls

Adr

Jon Faust

Production Assistant

Russuel Faust

Grip

Monica Fedrick

Graphic Designer

Leslee Feldman

Executive

Lezlie Fields

Stand-In

Sarah Halley Finn

Casting Director

Jeff Fisher

Electrician

Ed Fitzgerald

On-Set Dresser

Michael Fitzmaurice

Director Of Photography

Donald Flick

Sound Effects Editor

Richard Fojo

Art Director

Tammy Fox

Stunts

Paul Foyder

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Eddie Frierson

Adr

Bobby Fruge

On-Set Dresser

Ruben Garcia

Assistant Director

John Gatins

Screenwriter

John Gatins

Source Material (From Pitch)

Giacomo Ghiazza

Storyboard Artist

Thomas Gilbert

On-Set Dresser

Robert Gillis

Transportation Captain

Stefanie Girard

Set Designer

Avram D Gold

Adr/Dialogue Editor

Kristy Gomez

Construction

Jeff Gomillion

Adr Mixer

Adam Goodman

Studio Executive

Ken Gorrell

Special Effects Technician

Reva Grantham

Craft Service

Michael Grillo

Head Of Production

Brian Gunter

Chief Lighting Technician

Brooks Guyer

Camera Operator

Dave Hallinan

Assistant Director

Nick Hamson

Associate Producer

Zandra Harding

Seamstress Supervisor

R Dana Harlow

Rigging Grip

Todd Hatfield

Painter

Dustin B Havnen

On-Set Dresser

Zachary M Heath

Production Assistant

Rusty Hendrickson

Unit Director

Rusty Hendrickson

Animal Wrangler

Eric Henshaw

Greensman

Randi Hiller

Casting Director

Michael Howell

Camera

Stephen Howfield

Special Effects Technician

Melanie Hoyson

Score Recording

Darryl Humber

Dolly Grip

Tamara Hunter

Casting Associate

Rif Hutton

Adr

Stephanie A. Ito

Post-Production Supervisor

Ellia Jackson

Production Assistant

Jon Jashni

Executive Producer

Gary Jay

Camera Operator

James Jereza

Medic

Bill Johnson

Executive Producer

Thomas R Johnston

Script Supervisor

Justin Jones

Digital Effects Artist

Nicole A Joubert

Location Assistant

Rick Kelly

Assistant Director

Nathaniel Kendrick

Electrician

Kelly Kernan

Assistant Location Manager

Nicholas Kilman

Production Assistant

Joel Klaff

Dresser

Elliot L. Koretz

Sound Design

Tom Kramer

Music Editor

Kyle Krough

Software Engineer

Paul Kuzmich

Caterer

Sara Lacava

Casting Assistant

Andrea L Larsen

Accounting Assistant

Bruce Larsen

Mechanical Special Effects

Clifford Latimer

Adr Editor

Charles Laughon

Videotape Operator

Joseph Lederer

Photography

Steve Lee

Sound Effects

Kevin Leffler

Apprentice Editor

Scott Leftridge

Key Grip

Dennis Liddiard

Makeup

John R Lopez

Assistant

Rhea Lowenthal

Costumer

Heather Mages

Prosthetic Makeup

Chris Main

Boom Operator

Richard Malzahn

Visual Effects Supervisor

Mark Mangini

Sound Effects Editor

Craig Mann

Sound Re-Recordist

Darrin Mann

Foley Mixer

Steven C Marshall

Assistant Camera

Mike Matesic

Foreman

Michael D Maxson

Foreman

Lance Mayer

Assistant Camera

Kathy Mchugh

Script Supervisor

Jack Mckinney

Location Assistant

Lee Mclemore

Grip

Marisa Medina

Casting Assistant

James Meehan

Assistant Property Master

Joel Merritt

3-D Artist

Greg Metcalf

Accountant

Brian Keith Miller

Production Assistant

Rick Miller

Driver

Steven R. Molen

Production Executive

Tom Moore

Transportation Co-Captain

Harry Moreau

Digital Effects Artist

Doug Moreno

Production Accountant

Richard Morvaet

Stand-In

Paolo Moscatelli

3-D Artist

John S Moyer

Camera

John S Moyer

Steadicam Operator

John E Mulier

Electrician

Casey Mullet

Stand-In

Mark Munoz

Stunts

Fred Murphy

Director Of Photography

Maria Nay

Set Decorator

Jack Nealy

Electrician

Rob Nokes

Sound Recordist

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Genre
Drama
Adventure
Family
Release Date
2005
Production Company
Amblin Partners; Amblin Partners; Brass Hat Group; Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment, Inc.; Custom Film Effects; Filmotechnic International Corp.; Hat Trick Catering; Hyde Park Entertainment; Hyde Park Entertainment; Hyde Park Entertainment; Joann Kane Music Service; Mike Tollin Productions; Pacific Title & Art Studio; Perpetual Motion Picture; Perpetual Motion Pictures; Pictorvision; Sounds Great; Technicolor; Todd-Ao; Tyson W Roniger; Universal Studios Sound Facilities; Warner Bros. Worldwide Studio Facilities; Wescam Usa, Inc.
Distribution Company
AMBLIN PARTNERS; Amblin Partners; Ascot Elite Entertainment Group; Asmick Ace Inc.; Bazuca; Contender Entertainment; Distribution Company; Dreamworks Home Entertainment; Eagle Pictures; Filmladen Gmbh; Golden Village; Gulf Film, Llc; Kinepolis Film Distribution; Luna Filmverleih Gmbh; Mediapro; Nu-Metro; RCV Distribution; StudioCanal; Studiocanal; United International Pictures; Village Roadshow Limited; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International
Location
Covington, Louisiana, USA; Louisville, Kentucky, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 38m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Fall October 21, 2005

Released in United States on Video March 21, 2006

Project was previously set up at Warner Bros.

Feature directorial debut for John Gatins.

Released in United States Fall October 21, 2005

Released in United States on Video March 21, 2006