Idlewild


2h 2006

Brief Synopsis

In the 1930s American South, there was one spot that served as a haven. All were welcome to come and find the Lord as they walked into church on Sunday mornings. When the good and righteous built these houses of worship, however, they did ask guests to leave a few things at the door, namely: cussing

Film Details

Also Known As
Brian Barber Project, Idlewild Gangsters Club, My Life in Idlewild, OutKast Project, The, Speakerboxx, Speakerboxxx/Love Below, Untitled (HBO/Outkast Project)
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2006
Distribution Company
Universal Pictures
Location
Wilmington, North Carolina, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h

Synopsis

In the 1930s American South, there was one spot that served as a haven. All were welcome to come and find the Lord as they walked into church on Sunday mornings. When the good and righteous built these houses of worship, however, they did ask guests to leave a few things at the door, namely: cussing, liquor, fast women, gambling and guns. And that was the part of the sermon to which Rooster just didn't pay attention. Welcome to Idlewild, Georgia. Welcome to Church. Players gather nightly at the Church, with childhood friends--who grew up on opposite sides of the tracks--Rooster and Percival playing two key roles at the club. Soft-spoken and reserved mortician Percival sees playing piano at the nightclub as welcome respite from the doldrums of working in his overbearing father's funeral home. One night in Church, Percival meets the latest celebrity to tour the South, the ethereal Angel. Percival falls head over heels in love with the ingénue and is faced with a choice: stay or leave his oppressive father behind and pursue his dreams of becoming a song-and-dance man in the big cities of which he's only dreamed. Church's manager, Rooster, is the son of a moonshine runner, a man who has grown into his flashy clothes and role as a wheeler-dealer--juggling both his suspicious wife, Zora, and a cast of characters who make their money off the place's illegal dealings. But Rooster's problems multiply after he witnesses a shooting that places Trumpy--one of the mob men--into control of the influx of liquor into his juke joint. While on the run from the mob, the good-hearted scoundrel realizes his life of petty crime is taking him nowhere and must now fight his way back to his family while his best friend Percy tries to escape the hold Idlewild has on him--and start a new life performing in a faraway city.

Crew

Milton Ager

Song

Ulrika Akander

Adr/Dialogue Editor

Christine Albers

2-D Animator

William R Albright

Production Assistant

Phalon Alexander

Song

Phalon Alexander

Song Performer

Wolfgang Amadeus

Music Engineer

Taylor Ammons

Assistant Production Coordinator

Coni Andress

Hair Stylist

Harold Arlen

Song

Tammy Arnold

Dialect Coach

Dean Bailey

Stunt Player

Bryan Barber

Screenplay

Bryan Barber

Coproducer

Kerry Barden

Casting

Kip Bartlett

Assistant Property Master

Laura P Bartlett

Tutor

Ron Bartlett

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Shawn Barton

Costume Designer

Hinton Battle

Choreographer

Jamie Baxter

Digital Effects Artist

Neil Beard

Electrician

David Beavis

Special Effects Supervisor

Wendy Bell

Makeup Artist

Andrt Benjamin

Song

Andrt Benjamin

Music Supervisor

Andrt Benjamin

Coproducer

Andrt Benjamin

Song Performer

Frank Bennett

Original Music

Ryan Bennett

Set Production Assistant

Rufus Best

Gang Boss

Don Bixby

Gaffer

Big Boi

Song

Big Boi

Song Performer

Big Boi

Music Supervisor

Big Boi

Coproducer

Chris Bond

Visual Effects Supervisor

Susan J. Bonno-buckner

Accounting Assistant

Patrick Borowiak

Assistant Camera

Larry Wayne Boswell

Transportation

Steve Bowen

Color Timer

Ida Bozeman

Production Secretary

David Brandt

Cg Supervisor

Charles Breen

Production Designer

Jennifer Brett

Office Production Assistant

Matthew Broeska

3-D Animator

David Brown

Song

Myrna Brown

Song

Patrick Brown

Song

Zack Brown

Assistant

Tym Buacharern

Makeup Artist

Scott Buckwald

Property Master

Susan Buffington

Hair Stylist

Kate Butler

Assistant Camera

Jeff Cadiente

Stunt Player

Scott Callison

3-D Animator

Cab Calloway

Song Performer

Rick Canelli

Adr

Jessica Cardinale

Post-Production Coordinator

Neil Castles

Stunt Player

Neil Castles

Transportation

Karen Chalk

Accounting Assistant

Cynthia L Chapman

Hair Stylist

Sasha Charlemagne

Assistant

David Checel

Editor

Marty Cherrix

Casting

Alex Cherry

Visual Effects

Ty Church

Transportation Coordinator

Vincent Cirilli

Score Recording

Linda Clark-thompson

Hair Stylist

Richard H Conkling

Assistant Editor

Erika Conner

Coproducer

John Copeman

Stunt Player

Scott Corgan

Stunt Player

Christopher C Courter

Production Assistant

Rose Cox

Craft Service

Jay Coyle

Grip

Scott Crabbe

Video Assist/Playback

Jason Cramer

Post-Production Accountant

Peter T Crosman

Visual Effects Supervisor

Jon Crowder

Foreman

Barbara D'alessandro

Assistant Director

Joe D'alessandro

Camera Operator

Andrea D'amico

Visual Effects Producer

Chris Dambra

Best Boy

Steve Danton

Assistant Director

Dawn Darfus

Production Accountant

Bill Glenn Davis

Graphic Artist

Kevin Davis

Grip

Scott R Davis

Best Boy

Sandy De Crescent

Music Contractor

Eddie De Lange

Song

John Debney

Music Conductor

John Debney

Original Score

Lola Debney

Music Coordinator

Brad Dechter

Original Music

Cosmas A. Demetriou

Set Designer

Gary C Diamond

Art Director

Deborah Maxwell Dion

Casting Associate

Kathleen Cameron Doyle

Production Assistant

Peter Enneking

Generator Operator

David Esparza

Sound Effects Editor

Matt Fann

Sound

Robert Fernandez

Music Scoring Mixer

Julian Filiberti

Costumer

Eric Flickinger

Dubbing Mixer

Daniel B Foster

On-Set Dresser

Elizabeth Fox

Post-Production Supervisor

Anthony Franco

Costumes

Anthony Franco

Assistant Costume Designer

Cameron Frankley

Sound Supervisor

Cameron Frankley

Sound Designer

Yvonne Fraser

Set Costumer

Scott Frye

Grip

George Robert Fuller

Hair Stylist

Kert Gartner

2-D Artist

Julia Gaudette

Visual Effects

Christine Gentry

Seamstress Supervisor

Anthony Gerace Iii

Camera Operator

Daniel Giannattasio

Sound

Joi Gilliam

Song

Edgar Godineaux

Choreographer

Anne Goursaud

Editor

Laura Graham

Adr Editor

Rufus Granger

Dolly Grip

Colin Grant

Storyboard Artist

Macy Gray

Song Performer

William Green

Executive Producer

Beejay Grob

On-Set Dresser

John F Gross

Visual Effects Supervisor

Robert Guralnick

Producer

David Halsey

Hair Stylist

Terry Ham

Assistant Director

Kristien Hamilton

Visual Effects Producer

Al Handler

Song

George Harding

On-Set Dresser

Kevin Hardison

Set Designer

Herbert Harrell

On-Set Dresser

Vernon Harrell

On-Set Dresser

Barbara Harris

Adr Voice Casting

Jason Harris

Video Assist/Playback

Jim Harrison

Music Editor

Matthew Heath

Assistant Camera

Carl Hector

On-Set Dresser

Chester Lee Henderson

On-Set Dresser

Joe Henke

Animation Supervisor

David Allen Hill

Special Effects Technician

Adam Hinson

Rigging Gaffer

Bryan Hirota

Visual Effects Supervisor

Billy Hopkins

Casting

John Paul Horstmann

Assistant Editor

Sasha Houdek

Animation Director

Melanie Hoyson

Music Supervisor

Michael J Hudson

Special Effects Technician

Will Hudson

Song

Kevin Huver

Camera

William Jacobs

Sound Effects Editor

Jamie S Johnson

Set Costumer

Darcy M Jones

Sculptor

Michael A Jones

Best Boy Electric

Norah Jones

Song Performer

Jacques Jouffret

Steadicam Operator

Ryan Juggler

Foley Editor

Linda Kamp

Makeup Artist

Kevin Kaska

Original Music

Patrick Kavanaugh

Digital Effects

Adam Kay

Music

Marybeth Kelly

Product Placement

David Kelson

Sound Mixer

Kevin Kendrick

Song

Kevin Kendrick

Music

Erika J Kennedy

Production Assistant

Karen Keyes

Set Costumer

Keva Keyes

Set Costumer

Jason King

Sound Effects Editor

Henry M. Kingi Jr.

Stunt Player

Evyen Klean

Consultant

Ted Koehler

Song

Connie Kunz

Accounting Assistant

Robert Labonge

Other

Robert Labonge

Director Of Photography

Robert Lane

Post-Production Accountant

Mary Jo Lang

Foley Mixer

Andrew Lanier

Location Manager

Edward Leviseur

On-Set Dresser

Stephen Lim

Unit Production Manager

Larry Long

Sound Mixer

Skip Long

Driver

Veronica Lorenz

Makeup Artist

Alicia Lowe

Art Department Coordinator

Sarah Lucky

Post-Production Assistant

Larry Lunetta

Song Performer

David Lyons

Greensman

Scott Macaulay

Executive Producer

Donnie Macdonald

Props Assistant

Lisa Maher

Visual Effects Producer

Carlton Mahone

Song

Matt Malloy

Electrician

Kevin Martinek

Camera

Nicole Martinez

Loader

Film Details

Also Known As
Brian Barber Project, Idlewild Gangsters Club, My Life in Idlewild, OutKast Project, The, Speakerboxx, Speakerboxxx/Love Below, Untitled (HBO/Outkast Project)
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2006
Distribution Company
Universal Pictures
Location
Wilmington, North Carolina, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Began shooting August 23, 2004, and completed shooting October 26, 2004.

Released in United States Summer August 25, 2006

Released in United States on Video December 5, 2006

Released in United States on Video December 5, 2006

Released in United States Summer August 25, 2006

Project will feature music from Outkast's Grammy winning album "Speakerboxxx/The Love Below" as well as new, original songs to be released on a future album.

Longform directorial debut for Bryan Barber.

Project was originally slated as an HBO network project, but was picked up by Universal Pictures as a theatrical release.