Sunshine Cleaning


1h 32m 2008

Brief Synopsis

Once the high school cheerleading captain who dated the quarterback, Rose Lorkowski finds herself a thirty something single mother working as a maid. Desperate to get her son into a better school, Rose persuades her slacker sister, Norah to go into the crime scene clean-up business with her to make

Film Details

MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Comedy
Drama
Release Date
2008
Production Company
Anchor Bay Films; Back Lot Pictures; Big Beach; Big Time Picture Company Inc; Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment, Inc.; Cinetic Media; Company 3; Deborah Ross Film Design; Digiscope, Inc.; Drumfire; Entertainment One; Entertainment One; Entertainment One Features; Mimeograph And The Pass; Reel Chefs Catering, Llc; Scarlet Letters; Sloss Eckhouse Lawco Llp; Sony Pictures Scoring Stage; Technicolor
Distribution Company
RELATIVITY MEDIA DISTRIBUTION GROUP (RMDG); A-Film Distribution; Capelight Pictures; Distribution Company; Einhorn (Austria); Empire; Europa Filmes; Filmcompagniet; Golden Village; Kinepolis Film Distribution; Madman Entertainment Pty., Ltd.; Praesens-Films; Relativity Media Distribution Group; SF Studios; Savor; Sena; Sf Norge; Starz / Anchor Bay; Surreal Films; Tiglon A.S.; United International Pictures
Location
Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA; New York City, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 32m

Synopsis

Once the high school cheerleading captain who dated the quarterback, Rose Lorkowski finds herself a thirty something single mother working as a maid. Desperate to get her son into a better school, Rose persuades her slacker sister, Norah to go into the crime scene clean-up business with her to make some quick cash. In no time, the girls are up to their elbows in murders, suicides and other specialized situations. As they climb the ranks in a very dirty job, the sisters find a true respect for one another and the closeness they have always craved finally blossoms. By building their own improbable business, Rose and Norah open the door to the joys and challenges of being there for one another--no matter what--while creating a brighter future for the entire Lorkowski family.

Crew

Douglas Neal Acton

Medic

Deb Adair

Sound Mixer

Bryan Arenas

Consultant

David Bancroft

Painter

Guy Barnes

Art Director

David D. Baumann

Assistant Property Master

Cayley Bell

Assistant

Rick Belosic

Propman

Jay Belrose

Music

Michael J. Benavente

Supervising Sound Editor

Sheila Berkheimer

Casting Assistant

Lisa Berry

Animal Wrangler

Jo Edna Boldin

Casting

Mary Borg

Driver

Mary B Borg

Driver

Gary Bourgeois

Sound Mixer

Craig P Bradley

On-Set Dresser

Barbara Lee Brice

Seamstress Supervisor

Laurel Ann Bridges

Boom Operator

Jeb Brody

Producer

Greg Bronner

Driver

George M. Brown

Driver

David Buchwald

Post-Production Assistant

Joe Bufalino

Driver

Anna Burd

Coordinator

Anna Burd

Assistant Production Coordinator

S. D. Burman

Song

S. D. Burman

Song Performer

Benjamin J Bustos

On-Set Dresser

Chip Byrd

Assistant Camera

Al Cantu

Driver

Phyllis Cantu

Driver

John Carbonara

Music Editor

Kate Carlin

Adr Voice Casting

Tim Carlson

Stand-In

Tim W Carroll

Animal Wrangler

Enrique Castenada

Consultant

Erick Castillo

Loader

Nick Cessac

Accounting Assistant

Debra Chapman

Seamstress Supervisor

Mike Chiado

Film Lab

Trine Christensen

Stunt Double

Trine Christensen

Stand-In

Debra Clair

Hair Stylist

Michael Clark

Assistant

Mia Clarke

Song

Angie Lee Cobbs

Production Coordinator

David B Cohn

Sound Effects Editor

Billy P Cook

Driver

Todd Crawford

Film Lab

Jason Critchfield

Painter

Frank E Cruz

Driver

David Cummings

Grip

Dawn Darfus

Production Accountant

Tarra Day

Makeup

Dan Delgado

Gaffer

Bob Dohrmann

Unit Production Manager

Bob Dohrmann

Line Producer

Bob Dohrmann

Coproducer

Clint Dougherty

Camera Operator

Lori Dovi

Sound Mixer

James Duddy

On-Set Dresser

Jim Eberle

On-Line Editor

Jackie Eckhouse

Legal Counsel

Gary Eilar

On-Set Dresser

Breanna Ellis

Stand-In

Ayla Ercin

Legal Counsel

Ryan Eustis

Assistant Camera

Frank Eyers

Video Assist/Playback

Roger Fenton

Assistant Editor

Dan Fitzgerald

Storyboard Artist

Carrie Fleming

Assistant

Josh Foley

Driver

Jennifer Freed

Post-Production Accountant

Ryan Freeland

Recording Engineer

Brad Freshman

Grip

Alix Friedberg

Costume Designer

Elizabeth Gabel

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Dave Gare

Product Placement

David Gare

Product Placement

Audrey Garrison

Tutor

Joseph T. Garrity

Production Designer

Andre Gaudry

Location Manager

Emma Gaze

Song

Dan Genetti

Associate Producer

Naomi Geraghty

Editing

Jes Mckay Gilmore

Production Assistant

Cole Gittinger

Sound Department

Mia Goldman

Consultant

Al Goto

Stunt Coordinator

Roy Grace

Driver

Dwayne Grady

Property Master

Don Gray

Location Scout

Norman Greenbaum

Song

Norman Greenbaum

Song Performer

George Greene

Electrician

Emily Gruendike

Set Production Assistant

Mike Guffey

Office Production Assistant

Terry Haggar

Color Timer

Dia Hahn

Tutor

Mike J Hanrahan

On-Set Dresser

Lesley Hansen

Post-Production Assistant

Jerry Harvey

Driver

Eric Harwood

Sound Mixer

Eric Harwood

Sound Mixer

Scott Hastings

Special Effects Technician

Xocoyotzin Herrera

Song Performer

Chris Hicks

Driver

Penny Hicks

Driver

Lisa Hill

Makeup Artist

Voni Hinkle

Hair

Megan Holley

Screenplay

Lauren Hollingsworth

Assistant

Dan Holt

Special Effects Foreman

Trevor Howe

Grip

Linda Huse

Costume Supervisor

Thomas A Hutchinson

Assistant Camera

Daniel Indart

Song

David Inman

Driver

Keith Jackson

Set Production Assistant

Susan Jacobs

Music Supervisor

Vanessa Jaramillo

Makeup Artist

Daniel Jeannette

Post-Production Supervisor

Eddie Jimenez

Propman

Derek Johnson

Grip

Margaret Johnson

Special Effects Coordinator

Gary Kangrga

Key Grip

Glen Kappy

Stand-In

Avy Kaufman

Casting Director

Brian Kay

Transportation Captain

David James Kelly

Post-Production Assistant

Nikki Kelly

Assistant

Joanna Kennedy

Script Supervisor

Wendy R Kennedy

Costumes

Ester Kim

Props

Marie Kohl

Casting Associate

John Koyama

Stunts

Ashley Kravitz

Rights & Clearances

Ryan Lacen

Set Production Assistant

Maili Lafayette

Costumer

Mary Lampert

Hair Stylist

Liz Lash

Assistant

Michael Lawson

Unit Publicist

Kirk Leblanc

Electrician

Nikki Leblanc

Electrician

Anthony Lebow

Driver

Greg Leisz

Music

Sarah Lemon

Assistant Director

Paul Lindemulder

Song

Tricia Linklater

Supervising Sound Editor

Elie Littauer

Driver

Jeff Lomaglio

Grip

Debbie Long

On-Set Dresser

Johnny Long

Greensman

Martin Lopez

Sound Designer

Amahl H Lovato

Set Designer

Rob Lueker

Electrician

Bruce Macfarlane

Recording Engineer

Craig Macintyre

Music

Travis Mackay

Adr

Hannah Macpherson

Casting Assistant

Ryan Maguire

Foley Mixer

David Majzlin

Song Performer

David Majzlin

Song

Brian Malone

Grip

Leigh Maney

Assistant

Amy Marsh

Art Department Coordinator

Louie Martinez

Set Production Assistant

Jimmy W Masterson

Driver

Daniel May

Song

Daniel May

Song Performer

Toran Maynard

Medic

Karen Mcdonald

Makeup Artist

Charissa Mclain

Production Coordinator

Emily Mcmaster

Production Executive

Maryl Mcnally

Assistant

David Mcquade

Assistant Property Master

Colin Meador

Driver

Paul Quence Merritt

Office Production Assistant

Dennis W Milliken

Transportation Coordinator

Liz Modena

Post-Production Accountant

Daniela Moore

Costume Supervisor

Randy E Moore

Special Effects Foreman

Cee Moravec

On-Set Dresser

Jeremiah Morey

Film Lab

Rosamund Murray

Song

David Muscatine

Accounting Assistant

Emily Mackley Nagle

Assistant Camera

Ariana Nash

Unit Publicist

Louis Nelson

Electrician

C.d Corky Newberry

Driver

Patrick Noland

Grip

Molly O'haver

Key Costumer

Chemen Ochoa

Assistant Director

Randy Ortega

Gang Boss

Ray Ortega

Best Boy Electric

Robert Ortega

Painter

Mark Osborne

Colorist

Wendy Ozols-barnes

Set Decorator

Chris Painter

On-Set Dresser

Film Details

MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Comedy
Drama
Release Date
2008
Production Company
Anchor Bay Films; Back Lot Pictures; Big Beach; Big Time Picture Company Inc; Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment, Inc.; Cinetic Media; Company 3; Deborah Ross Film Design; Digiscope, Inc.; Drumfire; Entertainment One; Entertainment One; Entertainment One Features; Mimeograph And The Pass; Reel Chefs Catering, Llc; Scarlet Letters; Sloss Eckhouse Lawco Llp; Sony Pictures Scoring Stage; Technicolor
Distribution Company
RELATIVITY MEDIA DISTRIBUTION GROUP (RMDG); A-Film Distribution; Capelight Pictures; Distribution Company; Einhorn (Austria); Empire; Europa Filmes; Filmcompagniet; Golden Village; Kinepolis Film Distribution; Madman Entertainment Pty., Ltd.; Praesens-Films; Relativity Media Distribution Group; SF Studios; Savor; Sena; Sf Norge; Starz / Anchor Bay; Surreal Films; Tiglon A.S.; United International Pictures
Location
Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA; New York City, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 32m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the 2009 Artios Award for Low Budget Feature - Drama/Comedy by the Casting Society of America (CSA).

Released in United States Spring March 13, 2009

Released in United States on Video August 25, 2009

Released in United States January 2008

Released in United States September 2008

Released in United States January 2009

Shown at Deauville Festival of American Cinema (Competition) September 5-14, 2008.

Shown at Palm Springs International Film Festival (World Cinema Now) January 6-19, 2009.

Overture Films acquired domestic distribution rights for a reported sum of $2 million.

MPAA R:language, disturbing images, some sexuality and drug use.

Released in United States Spring March 13, 2009

Released in United States on Video August 25, 2009

Released in United States January 2008 (Shown at Sundance Film Festival (Dramatic Competition) January 17-27, 2008.)

Released in United States September 2008 (Shown at Deauville Festival of American Cinema (Competition) September 5-14, 2008.)

Released in United States January 2009 (Shown at Palm Springs International Film Festival (World Cinema Now) January 6-19, 2009.)