An Awfully Big Adventure


1h 53m 1995

Brief Synopsis

To escape the doldrums of home life with her aunt and uncle, Stella accepts a job as assistant stage manager for a repertory theatre company in post-WWII Liverpool. The starstruck teenager quickly develops a crush on the arrogant artistic director, Meredith Potter, and charms the cast with her naive

Film Details

Also Known As
Awfully Big Adventure
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1995
Distribution Company
FINE LINE/FINE LINE FEATURES
Location
Dublin, Ireland

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 53m

Synopsis

To escape the doldrums of home life with her aunt and uncle, Stella accepts a job as assistant stage manager for a repertory theatre company in post-WWII Liverpool. The starstruck teenager quickly develops a crush on the arrogant artistic director, Meredith Potter, and charms the cast with her naive yet ingenuous statements about life. When a local theater star, P.L. O'Hare, is summoned to save a production of "Peter Pan," Stella is drawn into an adult world where the consequences are both comical and chilling.

Crew

Philip Alton

Foley Editor

Beryl Bainbridge

Source Material (From Novel)

Tibor Bajai

Security

Sue Baker

Sound Editor

Ciaran Barry

Camera

Tommy Bassett

Construction Manager

Joan Bergin

Costume Designer

Brian Blamey

Dialogue Editor

Ann Buchanan

Makeup

Ann Buchanan

Hairdresser

Alan Butler

Other

Ken Byrne

Camera

Noel Byrne

Assistant Director

Phil Chapman

Music

Seamus Cocoran

Camera Operator

Triona Coen

Props

Clodagh Conroy

Art Assistant

John Conroy

Other

Des Corcoran

Camera Operator

Dougal Cousins

Location Manager

Francesca Crowder

Hairdresser

Eddie Cunningham

Carpenter

Con Dempsey

Gaffer

Jill Dempsey

Office Runner

Kiaran Dempsey

Best Boy

Arthur Dunne

Transportation Captain

Terry Eiffe

Electrician

Susie Figgis

Casting

Philip Fitzsimmons

Electrician

Mark Geraghty

Production Designer

Jim Gorman

Office Runner

Martin Grace

Stunt Coordinator

Jon Gregory

Editor

Janette Hamill

Location Coordinator

Richard Hartley

Music Composer

Hilary Heath

Producer

Andrew Hegarty

Location Assistant

Jonathan Hession

Photography

Philip Hinchcliffe

Producer

Derek Holding

Dialogue Editor

Martin Holland

Gaffer

Tony Hopkins

Driver

Pascal Jones

Other

John Kavanagh

Driver

John Kelleher

Executive Producer

John Lamon

Carpenter

Steve Matthews

Editor

Peter Maxwell

Sound

John Mcdonnell

Production Manager

Eimer Ni Mhaoldomhnaigh

Costume Designer

Owen Monaghan

Props

Nick Monks

Post-Production Supervisor

John Moore

Accounting Assistant

John Mulligan

Cashier

Garry Murray

Other

Paddy Murray

Props

Suzanne Nicell

Location Coordinator

Tony Nicholson

Props

Andrew Noakes

Accountant

Gabriel O'brien

Wardrobe

Anneliese O'callaghan

Production Coordinator

Eamonn O'higgins

Property Master

Martin O'malley

Assistant Director

Christie O'shaunessy

Other

Lisa Parker

Assistant Production Coordinator

Maeve Paterson

Wardrobe

Laerke Pedersen

Script Supervisor

Dick Pope

Director Of Photography

Tony Rowland

Grip

John Salter

Boom Operator

Alan Scott

Other

Bobby Scott

Other

Ian Seymour

Assistant Editor

Blaitin Sheeran

Advisor

Brian Sheridan

Driver

Mark Shivas

Executive Producer

John Sivers

Executive Producer

Ann Stokes

Wardrobe

Peter Sutton

Sound Mixer

Nathalie Tanner

Other

Jeanne Vertigan

Production

Mickey Walsh

Assistant Director

Andrew Warren

Associate Producer

Des Whelan

Camera Operator

Dave Wilson

Art Director

Charles Wood

Screenplay

Ben Yates

Assistant Editor

Film Details

Also Known As
Awfully Big Adventure
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1995
Distribution Company
FINE LINE/FINE LINE FEATURES
Location
Dublin, Ireland

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 53m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States 1995

Released in United States August 1995

Released in United States January 1995

Released in United States May 1995

Released in United States on Video December 26, 1995

Released in United States Summer July 21, 1995

Shown at American Film Market (AFM) in Los Angeles February 23 - March 3, 1995.

Shown at Cannes Film Festival (Directors Fortnight) May 17-28, 1995.

Shown at New British Expo in Edinburgh, Scotland August 22-27, 1995.

Shown at Sundance Film Festival (Premieres) in Park City, Utah January 19-29, 1995.

Beryl Bainbridge's novel was a Booker Prize nominee.

Feature debut for actress Georgina Cates.

Began shooting March 3, 1994.

Completed shooting April 18, 1994.

Released in United States January 1995 (Shown at Sundance Film Festival (Premieres) in Park City, Utah January 19-29, 1995.)

Released in United States Summer July 21, 1995

Released in United States August 1995 (Shown at New British Expo in Edinburgh, Scotland August 22-27, 1995.)

Released in United States 1995 (Shown at American Film Market (AFM) in Los Angeles February 23 - March 3, 1995.)

Released in United States on Video December 26, 1995

Released in United States May 1995 (Shown at Cannes Film Festival (Directors Fortnight) May 17-28, 1995.)