Son of Rambow


1h 35m 2007

Brief Synopsis

In 1980's Britain, young Will Proudfoot is raised in isolation among The Brethren, a puritanical religious sect in which music and TV are strictly forbidden. When Will encounters his first movie, a pirated copy of "Rambo: First Blood," his imagination is blown wide open. Now, Will sets out to join

Film Details

Also Known As
Zoon van Rambow, fils de Rambow
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2007
Production Company
Afm Lighting; Air Studios, London; Aon/Albert G. Ruben Insurance Services; Arte; Arte France Cinéma; Bellwood Media; Casting Collective; Celluloid Dreams; Celluloid Dreams; Cine Stereo; Cofiloisirs; Film Flow; Jha Film Safety Partnership; Lipsync Post; Ltc; Network Movie; On Set Location Services, Ltd.; Scanlab; Shipleys; Sis Productions; Sloss Eckhouse Lawco Llp; Sofica Soficinema; Technicolor; Wavevend Ltd; Wavevend Radio Communications, Ltd.; Wiggin Llp; Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (Zdf)
Distribution Company
Paramount Vantage; Ascot Elite Entertainment Group; Finnkino Oy; Gulf Film, Llc; Hollywood Entertainment (Greece); Norsk Filmdistribusjon; Paramount Pictures International (PPI); Paramount Vantage; Sandrew Metronome Distribution Sverige Ab (Sweden); Senator Film Verleih; Studiocanal UK; United International Pictures; Universal Pictures International; Wild Bunch AG; ZON Lusomundo (now part of NOS Audiovisuals)

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 35m

Synopsis

In 1980's Britain, young Will Proudfoot is raised in isolation among The Brethren, a puritanical religious sect in which music and TV are strictly forbidden. When Will encounters his first movie, a pirated copy of "Rambo: First Blood," his imagination is blown wide open. Now, Will sets out to join forces with the seemingly diabolical school bully, Lee Carter, to make their own action epic, devising wildly creative, on-the-fly stunts, not to mention equally elaborate schemes for creating a movie of total commitment and non-stop thrills while hiding out from The Brethren. When school popularity finally descends on Will and Lee in the form of, oui, the super-cool French exchange student, Didier Revol, their remarkable new friendship and precious film are pushed, quite literally, to the breaking point.

Crew

Gary Abbot

Driver

Naima Abed

Legal Services

Paul Ackerman

Foley Editor

Paul Ackerman

Foley Artist

Simon Alderton

Rigging Electrician

David Alexander

Office Runner

Serge Antony

Colorist

Denzil Armour-brown

Camera Operator

Jennie Armstrong

Office Runner

Jamie Atkins

Caterer

George Augsburger

Carpenter

Christopher Austin

Original Music

Christopher Austin

Music Conductor

Vanessa Baker

Adr Voice Casting

Tom Balogh

Colorist

Caroline Barclay

Art Director

Ken Batten

Visual Effects

Bristol Baughan

Executive Producer

Christian Baute

Associate Producer

Luke Bedford

Original Music

Stuart Bell

Grip

Lita Blechman

Coordinator

Lita Blechman

Post-Production Coordinator

Conor Breen

Modelmaker

Karine Breitbud

Adr Supervisor

Robert Broadley

Original Music

David Broder

Location Manager

Julian Bucknall

Camera Focus Puller

Jason Bully

Camera Focus Puller

Kathy Burchek

Makeup Assistant

Geoff Burden

Electrician

Julie Burnham

Medic

Richards Butler

Legal Services

Alison Carter

Assistant Editor

Harriet Cawley

Costume Designer

Luke Chisholm

Grip

Vanessa Ciszewski

Production Coordinator

Mick Clark

Music Supervisor

Sarah Clarke

Legal Services

Delphine Clot

Legal Services

Pat Coleman

Driver

Joel Collins

Production Designer

Vernon Connelly

Electrician

Stanley Cook

Propman

John Cormican

Prosthetics

Sophie Cornet

Music Editor

Sue Crawshaw

Music Supervisor

Marcia Crayford

Music

Simon Craze

Modelmaker

Jonny Crew

Dialogue Editor

Jonny Crew

Adr Editor

Nick Cupac

Camera

Mark Curtis

Miniatures

Nick Curzon

Driver

Chris Dale

Loader

Cuong Dang

Coordinator

Julie Dartnell

Makeup Assistant

Sam Davey

Adr

Jonathan Davies

Executive Producer

Peter Davis

Painter

Tobias Day

Camera Trainee

Marie De Laubier

Casting Director

Gayle Dickie

Office Runner

Olivier Dô Hùu

Sound Mixer

Laurence Dodson

Electrician

Brendan Donnison

Adr Voice Casting

Lol Duffy

Electrician

Lisa Dumpleton

Location Assistant

Steve Dyke

Caterer

Billy Edwards

Props Buyer

Paul Edwards

Steadicam Operator

Toby Eedy

Loader

Elliott Evans

Stunt Double

Elliott Evans

Stand-In

Trevor Evans

Producer

John Fell

Electrician

John Fennelly

Rigging Grip

Maggie Ferreira

Photography

Carlos Fidel

Assistant Director

Susie Figgis

Casting Director

Eamonn Fitzgerald

Electrician

Jennifer Fitzgerald

Other

Joss Flores

Assistant Editor

Joss Flores

Animator

Kerry Flynn

Modelmaker

Ian Ford

Security

Henry Forsyth

Assistant Director

Ben Foskett

Original Music

John Fox

Props

Pip Fox

Propman

Rachel Frost

Visual Effects

Bruce Gallup

Painter

Rob Gavigon

Rigging Gaffer

Andy Geddes

Visual Effects

Pierre Geismar

Production Manager

Daniel Jerome Gill

Assistant Director

Daniel Gill

Assistant Director

Ben Goldhirsh

Executive Producer

Andrew Golding

Construction Manager

Nick Goldsmith

Producer

Paul Gooch

Makeup Assistant

Ed Goring

Foley Recordist

David Grey

Painter

Isobel Griffiths

Music Contractor

Judith Guittier

Foley Artist

Stephen Hagon

Modelmaker

Erol Halil

Unit Director

Jess Hall

Director Of Photography

Amelia Hashemi

Casting Assistant

Paul Heasman

Stunt Coordinator

Rob Hempenstall

Driver

Kevin Herbert

Propman

Steve Hideg

Crane Grip

Peter Hodge

Carpenter

Joby Hollis

Animator

Jon Hollis

Unit Director

Jon Hollis

Visual Effects Supervisor

Jon Hollis

Visual Effects

Guy Hunt

Carpenter

Rob Hunt

Stunt Performer

Mick Hurrell

Security

Jake Jackson

Music Engineer

Garth Jennings

Screenplay

Steve Joberns

Auditor

Gemma Johnson

Other

Gemma Johnson

Stand-In

Margaret Johnson

Other

Simon Jones

Transportation Captain

Christopher Judd

Office Runner

Ian Kay

Stunt Performer

Greg Keely

Modelmaker

Georgina Kelly

Accounting Assistant

Miles Ketley

Legal Services

Nesbeth Khan

Other

Deepti Khurana

Legal Services

Martin King

Videotape Operator

Sally Knight

Modelmaker

Tareq Kubaisi

Colorist

John Lane

Caterer

Anne-lise Lebrun

Office Runner

Sam Leek

Location Assistant

Dominic Leung

Editor

Laurent Levy

Foley Artist

Alan Lewandowski

Driver

Genevieve Lhote

Assistant

Seeta Lingam

Assistant Art Director

Ben Lobb

Painter

Sarah Love

Hair Stylist

Sarah Love

Hairdresser

Paul Lowe

Stunt Performer

Fiona Mackinnon

Costumes

Ameneh Mahloudji

Makeup Assistant

Danielle Maleville

Project Manager

Catherine Manners

Music Scoring Mixer

Mark Mason

Special Effects Supervisor

Sean Matheison

Cgi Artist

Sean Mathiesen

Cg Supervisor

Kevin Matthews

Electrician

Michael Maxtone-smith

Legal Services

Adrian Mccarthy

Grip

Kate Mcconnell

Visual Effects

Laura Mcintosh

Makeup Assistant

Alison Mclaughlin

Costume Supervisor

Keith Mcnamara

Camera Focus Puller

Pascal Metge

Production Manager

Deb Milner

Other

Deborah Milner

Stand-In

Claire Missingham

Choreographer

Zoe Morgan

Script Supervisor

Charlie Morris

Driver

Heidi Munn

Props Buyer

Peter Nadermann

Associate Producer

Sara Neighbour

Set Decorator

Emmanuel Nguyen

Accountant

Chuck Norman

Music Engineer

David O'reilly

Illustrator

David O'reilly

Animator

David O'reilly

Animator

Katherine Otway

Legal Services

Jennie Paddon

Loader

Robyn Paiba

Art Director

Robert Palmer

Camera Focus Puller

Hengameh Panahi

Executive Producer

Vic Parker

Colorist

Sunita Parmar

Prosthetics

Glen Patrick

Generator Operator

Billy Pegg

Security

Valerie Perkins

Costumes

Francis Perreard

Consultant

James Perry

Adr

Richard Philipps

Legal Services

Toby Plaskitt

Grip

David Plewis

Modelmaker

Samar Pollitt

Coordinator

George Powell

Crane Grip

Bernie Prentice

Gaffer

Dan Preston

Loader

Bobby Prince

Location Manager

Bobby Prince

Unit Manager

Geraldine Purcell-lynch

Other

Film Details

Also Known As
Zoon van Rambow, fils de Rambow
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2007
Production Company
Afm Lighting; Air Studios, London; Aon/Albert G. Ruben Insurance Services; Arte; Arte France Cinéma; Bellwood Media; Casting Collective; Celluloid Dreams; Celluloid Dreams; Cine Stereo; Cofiloisirs; Film Flow; Jha Film Safety Partnership; Lipsync Post; Ltc; Network Movie; On Set Location Services, Ltd.; Scanlab; Shipleys; Sis Productions; Sloss Eckhouse Lawco Llp; Sofica Soficinema; Technicolor; Wavevend Ltd; Wavevend Radio Communications, Ltd.; Wiggin Llp; Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (Zdf)
Distribution Company
Paramount Vantage; Ascot Elite Entertainment Group; Finnkino Oy; Gulf Film, Llc; Hollywood Entertainment (Greece); Norsk Filmdistribusjon; Paramount Pictures International (PPI); Paramount Vantage; Sandrew Metronome Distribution Sverige Ab (Sweden); Senator Film Verleih; Studiocanal UK; United International Pictures; Universal Pictures International; Wild Bunch AG; ZON Lusomundo (now part of NOS Audiovisuals)

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 35m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Spring May 2, 2008

Released in United States 2007

Released in United States January 2007

Released in United States August 2008

Shown at London Film Festival (Film on the Square) October 17-November 1, 2007.

Shown at Seattle International Film Festival (Gala Screening) May 24-May 17, 2007.

Shown at Locarno International Film Festival (Piazza Grande) August 6-16, 2008.

Paramount Vantage acquired worldwide distribution rights for a reported sum of $7 million at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival.

Released in United States Spring May 2, 2008

Released in United States 2007 (Shown at London Film Festival (Film on the Square) October 17-November 1, 2007.)

Released in United States 2007 (Shown at Seattle International Film Festival (Gala Screening) May 24-May 17, 2007.)

Released in United States January 2007 (Shown at Sundance Film Festival (Premiere) January 18-28, 2007.)

Released in United States August 2008 (Shown at Locarno International Film Festival (Piazza Grande) August 6-16, 2008.)

Winner of the Prix du Public UBS Audience Award at the 2008 Locarno International Film Festival.