August Rush


1h 53m 2007

Brief Synopsis

Twelve years ago, on a moonlit rooftop above Washington Square, Lyla Novacek, a sheltered young cellist, and Louis Connelly, a charismatic Irish singer-songwriter, were drawn together by a street musician's rendition of "Moondance" and fell in love. After the most romantic night of her life, Lyla pr

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
2007
Distribution Company
WARNER BROS. PICTURES DISTRIBUTION (WBPD)
Location
New York City, New York, USA; Dublin, Ireland

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 53m

Synopsis

Twelve years ago, on a moonlit rooftop above Washington Square, Lyla Novacek, a sheltered young cellist, and Louis Connelly, a charismatic Irish singer-songwriter, were drawn together by a street musician's rendition of "Moondance" and fell in love. After the most romantic night of her life, Lyla promised to meet Louis again but, despite her protests, her father rushed her to her next concert--leaving Louis to believe that she didn't care. Disheartened, he found it impossible to continue playing and eventually abandoned his music while Lyla, her own hopes for love lost, was led to believe months later that she had also lost their unborn child in a car accident. Years passed with neither of them knowing the truth. Now, the infant secretly given away by Lyla's father has grown into an unusually gifted child who hears music all around him and can turn the rustling of wind through a wheat field into a beautiful symphony with himself at its center, the composer and conductor. He holds an unwavering belief that his parents are alive and want him as much as he wants them. Determined to search for them, he makes his way to New York City. There, lost and alone, he is beckoned by the guitar music of a street kid playing for change and follows him back to a makeshift shelter in the abandoned Fillmore East Theater, where dozens of children like him live under the protection of the enigmatic Wizard. He picks up a guitar for the first time and unleashes an impromptu performance in his own unique style. Wizard names him August Rush, introduces him to the soul-stirring power of music and begins to draw out his extraordinary talent. Wizard has big plans for the young prodigy but, for August, his music has a more important purpose. He believes that if his parents can hear his music, they will find him. Unbeknownst to August, they have already begun that journey.

Crew

Pam Aaron

Costume Supervisor

Peter Allburn

Scenic Artist

David Allen

Property Master

David H. Allen

Property Master

Bert Anderson

Hair Stylist

Brooks Baldwin

Dialect Coach

Chris Barnes

Stunts

Lisa Marie Barrett

Assistant

Ludwig Van Beethoven

Song

Nicholas Bernstein

Location Manager

Thomas Bianco

Production Accountant

Chris Botti

Song Performer

Dan Brennan

Adr Mixer

Thom Brennan

Foley Editor

Connie Brink

Special Effects Coordinator

Brad Brock

Foley Mixer

Michael Broomberg

Foley Artist

Anastasia Brown

Music Supervisor

Robbie Buchanan

Music Producer

Robbie Buchanan

Music Arranger

Jamie Buckner

Production Secretary

Kate Bulpitt

Casting Associate

Michael Cambria

Assistant Camera

Paul Candrilli

Best Boy Grip

Caesar Carnevale

Assistant Camera

Nick Castle Jr.

Screenplay

Nick Castle Jr.

Story By

Paul Castro

Story By

Paul Castro

Source Material

John Cenatiempo

Stunts

Eric Cheripka

Assistant Property Master

Charles Choi

Music Engineer

Melissa Chusid

Casting

Paula Cole

Song Performer

Bob Colletti

Stunts

Bobby Colomby

Music Producer

Daniel B Cone

Assistant

Blaise Corrigan

Stunt Coordinator

Will Cote

Stunts

Jen Cox

Assistant Production Accountant

Mei Lai Hippisley Coxe

Wardrobe

Douglas Crosby

Stunts

Stephen Daly

Storyboard Artist

John F. Davis

Storyboard Artist

Susan Deaver

Instructor

Amy V Dewhurst

Assistant

Felice Diamond

Makeup Artist

George Doering

Soloist

Michael Donaghy

Instructor

Devin Donegan

Video Playback

David Dunlap

Camera Operator

David Dunlap

Dp/Cinematographer

David Dunlap

Director Of Photography

Ann Edgeworth

Assistant Property Master

Paul Ensby

Colorist

Laura Epstein

Music

Steve Erdody

Song Performer

Richard Esposito

Hair Stylist

Sylvia Fay

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Stanley Fernandez Jr.

Assistant Camera

Five For Fighting

Music Producer

Five For Fighting

Song

Five For Fighting

Song Performer

Aaron Fitzgerald

Assistant

Frank Fleming

Costume Designer

Mike Flicker

Music Editor

Richard Ford

Rigging Gaffer

Farrah Fox-collis

Casting Associate

Richard Friedlander

Visual Effects

Lisa Frucht

Costume Designer

William Galison

Soloist

Lee Genick

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Abbot Genser

Photography

Chris Gibson

Assistant

Louise Goodsill

Executive Producer

Matthew Gordon

Assistant Director

Scott Gordon

Soloist

Frank Graziadei

Boom Operator

Robert Greenhut

Executive Producer

Robert Greenhut

Unit Production Manager

Joseph Grimaldi

Chief Lighting Technician

Zig Gron

Music Editor

Banner Gwin

Assistant

Amy Habacker

Set Costumer

Mark Hagerman

Production Coordinator

Don Harper

Original Music

James V Hart

Screenplay

Allen Hartz

Adr Editor

Gary Hecker

Foley Artist

Scott Hecker

Supervising Sound Editor

Michael Hedges

Song

Mo Henry

Negative Cutter

Arthur Herzog

Song

Lori Hicks

Makeup Artist

Bonnie Hlinomaz

Production Supervisor

Billie Holiday

Song

Noel Hooper

Visual Effects

Rick Hromadka

Sound Design

Syndey Huynh

Assistant Production Coordinator

Andrew Jack

Dialect Coach

Diana Jackson

Assistant

Charles Jeffreys

Assistant

Chris Jenkins

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Gabrielle Jerou

Associate Producer

Amanda Mackey Johnson

Casting Director

Jamal Joseph

Music Producer

Jamal Joseph

Song Performer

Jamal Joseph

Song

Jason Joseph

Assistant Editor

Ralph Kamp

Executive Producer

James Katz

Instructor

Steve Kempster

Score Recording

Steve Kempster

Music Scoring Mixer

Amir Khan

Assistant

Kaki King

Song Performer

Kaki King

Song

Kaki King

Soloist

William Kruschwitz

Stunts

Jen Kuhn

Instructor

Ronnie Kupferwasser

Location Manager

Gregg Landaker

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Arianna Lapenne

Assistant

Chris Latham

Music Engineer

Brett Lavinthal

Editing

Miky Lee

Executive Producer

Thomas K Lee

Assistant

John Legend

Music Producer

John Legend

Song Performer

Michael Lerman

Assistant Director

Danny Levy

Song

Richard B. Lewis

Producer

Richard B. Lewis

Music Arranger

Richard B. Lewis

Source Material

Richard B. Lewis

Music Producer

Jessica Lichtner

Script Supervisor

Mitch Lillian

Key Grip

Bruce Lomet

Visual Effects Producer

Lorin Maazel

Instructor

Charles W. Mack

Song

Charles W. Mack

Music Producer

Charles W. Mack

Song Performer

Mark Mancina

Theme Music

Mark Mancina

Soloist

Mark Mancina

Music Producer

Mark Mancina

Original Score

Mark Mancina

Song

Rick Marroquin

Dolly Grip

Una Martin

Assistant

Gary Martyn

Office Production Assistant

John Mathieson

Director Of Photography

John Mathieson

Dp/Cinematographer

Jim Mcconkey

Camera Operator

Jeff Mcerlain

Instructor

Margaret Meredith

Assistant

Vanessa Merrill

Assistant

David Metzger

Music Arranger

David Metzger

Original Music

Nick Michaelson

Instructor

Julia Michels

Music Supervisor

Cheri Minns

Hair

Cheri Minns

Makeup

Scott Minter

Visual Effects

Timothy T Mitchum

Song Performer

Gabe Moffet

Music Engineer

Uncle Moni

Song Performer

Frank Montano

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Van Morrison

Song Performer

Van Morrison

Song

Alyssa Motschwiller

Art Department

Doug Murray

Adr Mixer

Jamia Simone Nash

Song Performer

Tom Nelson

Sound Mixer

Eric A Norris

Sound Effects Editor

Brad North

Sound Effects Editor

Michael Nowak

Original Music

Billy O'leary

Lighting Technician

Susan Ogu

On-Set Dresser

Steven Oppenheim

Assistant

Mark Pappas

Foley Editor

John Parricelli

Instructor

Nancy Pavia

Assistant

Bill Peek

Instructor

Tim Peeler

Colorist

Heitor Pereira

Song Performer

Heitor Pereira

Song

Heitor Pereira

Soloist

Jean Pesce

Assistant Location Manager

David Vincent Piombino

Visual Effects

Jeffrey Pollack

Music Supervisor

Stephen Pope

Stunts

Aaron Pozzer

Visual Effects

Kai Van De Putten

Assistant

Courtney Rains

Stunts

Phil Ramone

Music Producer

Kevin Raper

Graphic Designer

Peter Reale

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Lucas Reynolds

Song

Jonathan Rhys Meyers

Song Performer

Paul Robinson

Art Director

Deborah Rogoshewski

Tutor

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
2007
Distribution Company
WARNER BROS. PICTURES DISTRIBUTION (WBPD)
Location
New York City, New York, USA; Dublin, Ireland

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 53m

Award Nominations

Best Song

2007

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Fall November 21, 2007

Released in United States on Video March 11, 2008

Released in United States October 2007

Shown at Hamptons International Film Festival (Closing Night Film/Spotlight) October 17-21, 2007.

Shown at Rome Film Festival (Premiere) October 18-27, 2007.

Released in United States Fall November 21, 2007

Released in United States on Video March 11, 2008

Released in United States October 2007 (Shown at Hamptons International Film Festival (Closing Night Film/Spotlight) October 17-21, 2007.)

Released in United States October 2007 (Shown at Rome Film Festival (Premiere) October 18-27, 2007.)

Winner of the Woozyfly.com Award for Best Music in a Film at the 2007 Hamptons International Film Festival.