Opal Dreams


1h 25m 2006

Brief Synopsis

Eight-year-old Kellyanne has an idealistic father, Rex, who is one of the many local denizens feverishly mining the landscape for opals; meanwhile, her mother Annie and her 11-year-old brother, Ashmol, are the more 'grounded' members of the family. Much as she loves her parents and big brother, it i

Film Details

Also Known As
Opal Dream, Pobby and Dingan
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2006
Production Company
Air Edel Recording Studios; Angel Studios; Bbc Films; Cutting Edge Australia; Deluxe Entertainment Services Group; Film Finances, Inc.; Filmfour International; Goldcrest; Goldcrest Post Production; Hel'S Kitchen; Ingenious Media Services Limited; Marshalls & Dent; Panavision, Ltd.; Pinewood Sound; Royal Bank Of Scotland; Sapex; Soundfirm; South Australian Film Corporation (Safc); Technicolor; The Moving Picture Company; U.K. Film Council; WB De Lane Lea
Distribution Company
Strand Releasing; CinTart; Icon; Icon Uk Group; Icon Uk Group; Lauren Films; Strand Releasing; Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
Location
Australia

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 25m

Synopsis

Eight-year-old Kellyanne has an idealistic father, Rex, who is one of the many local denizens feverishly mining the landscape for opals; meanwhile, her mother Annie and her 11-year-old brother, Ashmol, are the more 'grounded' members of the family. Much as she loves her parents and big brother, it is Pobby and Dingan who are Kellyanne's most constant companions. As dear friends and loyal playmates, Pobby and Dingan are indispensable. They are also invisible--but when they are suddenly not to be found by Kellyanne, the worried girl falls ill. As Ashmol takes it upon himself to rally the Williamson family and the community around his sister and her missing friends, everyone discovers what Kellyanne has long known; that you don't necessarily have to see in order to believe.

Crew

Niall Acott

Music

Lucy Ainsworth-taylor

Visual Effects Producer

Chris Allies

Titles

Lance Shane Anderson

Stunts

Rebecca Anderson

Accounting Assistant

Elisa Argenzio

Line Producer

Liz Armstrong

Assistant

Yani Aslamatzis

Security

Mechele Axford

Assistant

Elspeth Baird

Production Accountant

Michael Bakaloff

Boom Operator

Vanessa Baker

Voice Casting

Graeme Bambridge

Scenic Artist

Nikki Barrett

Casting Director

Lee Beasley

Manager

James Bellamy

Music Editor

Shane Bennett

Props

Amelia Bensley-nettheim

Stand-In

Sarah Best

Finance Manager

Jenny Bichard

Medic

Matt Biffa

Music

Richard Blobel

Grip

Mal Booth

Grip

Peta Bradford

Office Runner

Jessica Brentnall

Assistant

Brock Norman Brock

Production Executive

Coverley Brown

Construction Manager

Helen Brown

Foley Artist

Gavin Buckley

Associate Editor

Hugh Burns

Music

Pauline Burt

Manager

Nicholas Byrnes

Foley Artist

Brendan Campbell

Assistant Director

Jason Canovas

Adr/Dialogue Editor

Sally Caplin

Executive

Peter Cattaneo

Screenplay

Ruth Chan

Music Scoring Mixer

Ruth Chan

Music Composer

James Clark

Editor

Helen Clarke

Caterer

Peter Clarke

Music Editor

Sally Clarke

Art Department Coordinator

Jason Cole

Adr

Robyn Coombes

Caterer

Daniel Cotter

Stand-In

Mark Cox

Music

Steve Craig

Carpenter

Bruce Curnow

Matte Painter

Mason Curtis

Location Manager

Wendy Czajkowsky

Adr

Ray Daley

Post-Production Supervisor

Ruth De La Landa

Costume Designer

Rene Deru

Accountant

Chris Dewhurst

Electrician

Amy Didonna

Stand-In

Brendan Donnison

Voice Casting

Finola Dwyer

Executive Producer

Victoria Eagger

Coach

Vincent J Edwards

Music Lyrics

Vincent J Edwards

Music

Zev Eleftheriou

Stunts

Zev Eleftheriou

Stunt Coordinator

Paul Ensby

Colorist

Will Evans

Business Affairs

Ruth Fallon

Stand-In

Robert Farr

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Angus Finney

Executive Producer

David Foreman

Camera Operator

David Foreman

Cinematographer

John Foster

Camera Focus Puller

Benjamin Garland

Office Runner

Bethwyn Garswood

Graphic Designer

Kim Gaster

Assistant Editor

Nic Gaster

Editor

Wayne Gilmour

Assistant

Nunya Glazbrook

Costumes

Chris Goodes

Adr

Matthew Gough

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Lizie Gower

Producer

Anna Gray

Hair

Anna Gray

Makeup Artist

Norman Greenbaum

Music Composer

Norman Greenbaum

Song Performer

Vonnie Van Gyen

Grip

Claire Hall

Transportation Coordinator

Paul Hamlyn

Grip

Tim Hands

Adr/Dialogue Editor

Nell Hanson

Art Director

Tarn Harper

Post-Production Accountant

Kym Hartley

Stand-In

Joylon Haverson

Post-Production Coordinator

John Hedley

Consultant

Angela Heesom

Casting

Christian Henson

Music Producer

Christian Henson

Music

Vince Holden

Finance Manager

Alex Hudd

Consultant

Kerri Hudson

Production Secretary

Robert Humphreys

Director Of Photography

Matthew Hunt

Music

Christine Hutchins

Production Coordinator

Paul Hutingford

Foley Artist

Simon Ingerson

Modelmaker

Graham Jahne

Stunt Double

Steve Joberns

Auditor

Mark Johnson

Assistant

Tim Johnson

Legal Services

Sophie Johnstone

Assistant

Robert Jones

Executive Producer

David Juritz

Original Music

Roberto Karas

Electrician

Mariot Kerr

Costume Supervisor

Mark Knight

Assistant Director

Jen Lamphee

Makeup Artist

Jen Lamphee

Hair

Xan Lamphee

Props Buyer

Xan Lamphee

On-Set Dresser

Chris Landreth

Carpenter

Matt Landreth

Carpenter

Brad Lanyon

Assistant Director

Douglas Larmour

Visual Effects Supervisor

Kylie Lawson

Scenic Artist

Jeni Lee

Art Department

Toivo Lember

Sound Recordist

Nick Likouresis

Stand-In

Davenport Lyons

Legal Services

Brendan Madden

Best Boy

Dario Marianelli

Music Conductor

Dario Marianelli

Music Producer

Andrew Marshall

Unit Manager

Bianca Martino

Production Manager

Kara Masters

Director Of Photography

Gareth Maynard

Project Manager

Duncan Mcallister

Foley Recordist

Sean Mcgrillen

Digital Effects Artist

Luke Mclean

Assistant Director

Victor Meertens

Caterer

Bryce Menzies

Legal Services

Silvana Milat

Post-Production Coordinator

Elizabeth Mary Moore

Production Designer

John Moore

Construction Manager

Nick Moore

Carpenter

Robin Morgan

Key Grip

Robin Morgan

Grip

Fiona Morham

Head Of Production

Nick Morris

Producer

Steve Murrell

Carpenter

Kate Myers

Associate Producer

Matt Nettheim

Photography

Siros Niaros

Stunts

Richard Nicholas

Accountant

Maxine Nightingale

Song Performer

Sam Noack

Painter

Clive Noakes

Film Lab

Alex O'brien

Props

Tim O'brien

Special Effects Technician

Shane O'dwyer

Electrician

Viron Papadopoulos

Accounting Assistant

Angelika Papamanos

Stand-In

Asterios Papamanos

Stand-In

Mark Paterson

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Corey Piper

Cinematographer

Yuri Poetzl

Props Assistant

Andrew Pollock

Assistant

Brendan Power

Music

Steve Price

Music

Mona Qureshi

Development Executive

Toni Raynes

Assistant Director

Dave Rees

Color Timer

Fiona Rees-jones

Hair

Fiona Rees-jones

Makeup Supervisor

Richard Rees-jones

Gaffer

Charlie Reid

Legal Services

Ben Rice

Executive Producer

Ben Rice

Source Material

Ben Rice

Screenplay

Jamie Roden

Adr

Maggie Rodford

Music Supervisor

Mark Rogers

Photography

Bruce Ross

Assistant

Livy Sandler

Business Affairs

Steve Schwalbe

Foley Editor

Kevin Scott

Camera Focus Puller

Fiona Searson

Publicity

Anita Seiler

Costumes

Emile Sherman

Producer

Ang Shipleys

Auditor

Michael Simmons

Production

Michael Simmons

Instructor

Hilary Skewes

Music Contractor

Trent Skipper

Video Assist/Playback

Michael Prestwood Smith

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Michael Solinger

Associate Producer

Paul Spence

Carpenter

Karen Sproul

Producer

Katrina Stagner

Legal Services

Ben Stallard

Visual Effects Producer

Andy Stephens

Art Department

Dieter Sternberg

Liaison

Lorraine Sternberg

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Film Details

Also Known As
Opal Dream, Pobby and Dingan
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2006
Production Company
Air Edel Recording Studios; Angel Studios; Bbc Films; Cutting Edge Australia; Deluxe Entertainment Services Group; Film Finances, Inc.; Filmfour International; Goldcrest; Goldcrest Post Production; Hel'S Kitchen; Ingenious Media Services Limited; Marshalls & Dent; Panavision, Ltd.; Pinewood Sound; Royal Bank Of Scotland; Sapex; Soundfirm; South Australian Film Corporation (Safc); Technicolor; The Moving Picture Company; U.K. Film Council; WB De Lane Lea
Distribution Company
Strand Releasing; CinTart; Icon; Icon Uk Group; Icon Uk Group; Lauren Films; Strand Releasing; Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
Location
Australia

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 25m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States 2006

Released in United States Fall November 22, 2006

Released in United States February 2006

Released in United States on Video April 3, 2007

Shown at Berlin Film Festival February 9-19, 2006.

Shown at Rotterdam International Film Festival (Time and Tide) January 25-February 5, 2006.

Based on the novel "Pobby and Dingan" by Ben Rice published in 2000 by Alfred A. Knopf.

Released in United States 2006 (Shown at Rotterdam International Film Festival (Time and Tide) January 25-February 5, 2006.)

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

Released in United States on Video April 3, 2007

Released in United States Fall November 22, 2006 (LA / NY)