The Hawk Is Dying


1h 46m 2006

Brief Synopsis

George Gattling is a man out of place in the world and out of place in his own skin. An auto-upholsterer by trade, he lives with his divorced sister Precious, and her 20 year-old autistic son, Fred. He's also the unwitting case study of a "life-gone-wrong" for Betty, a young psychology student who w

Film Details

Also Known As
Hawk is Dying
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2006
Production Company
Axium International; Birds & Animals Unlimited; D.R. Rieff And Associates; Fotokem Film & Video; Hollywood Rentals Production Services; Jfa, Inc.; Next Wednesday Productions; Ross Miller; Sound for Film; Soundtrack Group; Strand Releasing; This Is That; Viv Kim Negative Cutting Service Ltd
Distribution Company
Strand Releasing; Strand Releasing; Zootrope Productions
Location
Gainesville, Florida, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 46m

Synopsis

George Gattling is a man out of place in the world and out of place in his own skin. An auto-upholsterer by trade, he lives with his divorced sister Precious, and her 20 year-old autistic son, Fred. He's also the unwitting case study of a "life-gone-wrong" for Betty, a young psychology student who works at his shop. George seeks salvation in hawks. He dreams of capturing and training the noble birds of prey. An ancient art that requires precision, falconry is the obsession he shares with Fred. In the quiet pre-dawn tracking of the birds, George Gattling feels like a man temporarily freed from the absurdity of civilized life. After several years of failed attempts, George and Fred capture the most magnificent bird they have ever seen--the red-tailed hawk. That night, George experiences a tragedy greater than he's ever known. Grief stricken, George sees his only chance to survive tied together with the bird. He becomes determined to tame her--and to do that he will not eat or sleep, nor will she, until it's all over. At his weakest moment, George locks himself into a battle of wills with the only creature on earth that would rather die than submit. To the rest of the world, it appears George has gone mad; the closer he gets to achieving success, the crazier his family thinks he's become. Betty is the only one who realizes that George must take himself to the bottom to truly be saved. She watches as George succumbs to a world where the senses are awakened and emotions are unchecked--a world where one can see and feel the "blood of things."

Crew

Peter Amante

Visual Effects

Christina Arango

Production

Linda Balintine

Song Performer

Laura Ballinger

Scenic Artist

Dessarae Bassil

Costumes

Judy Becker

Production Designer

Travis Bell

Best Boy Grip

Michelle Benoit

Seamstress Supervisor

Jon Bergholz

Unit Production Manager

James Berkery

Set Production Assistant

Heimer Bjorgulffson

Song

Alex Blatt

Assistant Editor

Karen Bosma

Production Coordinator

Arrow Brown

Song

Bobby Bukowski

Director Of Photography

Kenji Bunch

Music

Michael Burke

Assistant Camera

Brad Burnside

Production

Wesley Campbell

Production

Sean T Chavis

Song

Rex Christensen

On-Set Dresser

Scott Clements

Sound Mixer

John Coltrane

Song Performer

Lucy Cooper

Production Supervisor

Richard Cottrell

Key Grip

Kevin Craig

Transportation Captain

Harry Crews

Source Material

Emily Cunningham

Props

Erik Curtis

Assistant Camera

Carolyn Cury

Costumes

Andrew D'angelo

Music

Lorena Davis

Production

Corbin Day

Executive Producer

James Debbs

Associate Producer

Pam Decosmo

Song Performer

Christine Denillo

Dailies

Travis Devita

Animal Trainer

Katie Dixon

Production

Diana N Donnelly

Production

Felicia Fasano

Casting Director

Mark Feldman

Music

Eric Felland

Best Boy Electric

John Finn

Post-Production Accountant

Katherine Fisher

Assistant Editor

Sean Fisher

Swing

Joe Rea Fontes

Post-Production Assistant

Kim V. Fowley

Song

Kim V. Fowley

Song Performer

Paul Frank

Assistant Editor

Erik Friedlander

Music

Frank Gaeta

Supervising Sound Editor

Frank Gaeta

Sound Designer

Luis Galdames

Song Performer

Luis Galdames

Music Editor

Luis Galdames

Sound Effects Editor

Luis Galdames

Song

Chris Garafalo

Grip

Fernando Gayeski

Loader

Paul Geddes

Song

Beau J Genot

Post-Production Supervisor

Danny Ghitis

Production

Patrick Giraudi

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Dan Gloeckner

Location Assistant

Aram Goldberg

Assistant

Jonathan Goldberger

Music Producer

Jonathan Goldberger

Song

Jonathan Goldberger

Song Performer

Jonathan Goldberger

Score Recording

Julian Goldberger

Screenplay

Julian Goldberger

Original Music

Affonso Gontalves

Editor

Byron Goss Iii

Office Production Assistant

Jason Graham

Assistant Director

Jonathan Gray

Legal Counsel

Lee Grimes

Makeup

Vince Guaraldi

Song Performer

Vince Guaraldi

Song

Holly Hall

Production

Joyce Hammann

Music

Mitch Harbeson

Location Manager

Mitch Harbeson

Production Supervisor

Dennis Hardesty

Song

David Harges

Gaffer

Cariad Harmon

Song

Cariad Harmon

Song Performer

Catherine Harper

Foley Artist

Dan Hartley

Medic

Jane Hassinger

Hair

Matt Havron

Assistant

Jason Hedges

Production

Vivian Hengsteler

Negative Cutter

Elizabeth Henning

Production Assistant

Urs Hirschbiegel

Assistant Director

Steven Hollenkamp

Production

Ted Hope

Executive Producer

Takeo Hori

Production

Peter Hutchinson

Post-Production Accountant

Steve Irvine

Electrician

Robert Jepson

Transportation Captain

Grant Johnson

Production

Richard Johnson

Pilot

Steve Johnson

Security

Jai Josefs

Song

Rebekoh Kaplan

Production

Kevin Kendrick

Music

Jordy Klein

Camera

Albert H Krause

Production Accountant

Evan Kubota

Production

Fred Kupfer

Boom Operator

Andrew M Kurtz

Original Music

Darren Lane

Location Assistant

Jeanne Levy-hinte

Executive Producer

Jeffrey Levy-hinte

Producer

Valerie Lockhart

Costumes

Vanessa Lopez

Production

Ashley Margo

Production

Mato

Color Timer

Phil Mccarty

Assistant

Ashton Mccomb

Office Production Assistant

Jeff C Mcdonald

On-Set Dresser

Tracy Mcknight

Music Supervisor

Scott Mclean

Song

Ross Miller

Production Insurance

Vera Mills

Set Decorator

Libby Moyer

Dailies

Kimberly Mullen

Location Casting

Mark Mullen

Location Casting

Jim Nabors

Song Performer

Jordan M Nacht

Production

April Napier

Costume Designer

Glenn Newland

Dailies

Danielle Oberlender

Casting

Splack Pack

Song Performer

Gene Page

Photography

Eric Papa

Assistant

Alison Parker

Costumer

Ian Parker

Production

Jan Peterson

Song

James S Pierpont

Song

Sharmini Pitter

Production

Wyre Herbert Matthew Platt

Assistant Location Manager

Josh Price

Production

Andrew Promey

Production

Chris Ranung

Craft Service

Suzy Raymond

Colorist

Heidi Reed

Production

Natalie Reico

Production Accountant

Michael Risco

Electrician

Justin Ritson

Assistant Director

Steven T. Ritzi

Stunt Coordinator

Edwin Rivera

Production

Sonny Rollins

Song

Nicole Rosner

Production

Michael Scielzi

Score Recording

Chris Sherrill

Production

Aaron Siegel

Music

Sigtryggur Berg Sigmarsson

Song

Kasey Sirianni

Set Production Assistant

Mary Jane Skalski

Producer

Jon Solomon

Assistant

John H Stephens

Transportation Captain

Tim Stephens

Driver

Tony Suffredini

Animal Trainer

Junnon Swamura-nerigoux

Medic

Richard Swim

Property Master

Michael Taylor

Script Supervisor

Michael Taylor

Script Supervisor

Helgi Thorsson

Song

Jonathan Townes

Score Recording

Martha Mae Tucker

Props Assistant

Mark Vaughn

Animal Trainer

Diana Victor

Business Affairs

Mike De La Vina

Assistant

Trevor Ward

Consultant

Corin Warinner

Set Production Assistant

Jason Working

Production Secretary

John Yingst

Song

Joshua Zeman

Coproducer

Film Details

Also Known As
Hawk is Dying
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2006
Production Company
Axium International; Birds & Animals Unlimited; D.R. Rieff And Associates; Fotokem Film & Video; Hollywood Rentals Production Services; Jfa, Inc.; Next Wednesday Productions; Ross Miller; Sound for Film; Soundtrack Group; Strand Releasing; This Is That; Viv Kim Negative Cutting Service Ltd
Distribution Company
Strand Releasing; Strand Releasing; Zootrope Productions
Location
Gainesville, Florida, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 46m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States January 2006

Released in United States May 2006

Released in United States on Video May 29, 2007

Released in United States Spring March 30, 2007

Shown at Cannes Film Festival (Directors' Fortnight) May 17-28, 2006.

Based on the novel "The Hawk is Dying" written by Harry Crews and published by Knopf 1973.

Released in United States January 2006 (Shown at Sundance Film Festival (Independent Dramatic Competition) January 19-29, 2006.)

Released in United States Spring March 30, 2007 (NY)

Released in United States May 2006 (Shown at Cannes Film Festival (Directors' Fortnight) May 17-28, 2006.)

Released in United States on Video May 29, 2007

Project was included on the 2005 Black List.