The Burning Plain


1h 51m 2008

Brief Synopsis

Sylvia is a beautiful restaurant manager whose cool, professional demeanor masks the sexually charged storm within. When a stranger from Mexico confronts her with her mysterious past, Sylvia is launched into a journey through space and time that inextricably connects her to these disparate character

Film Details

Also Known As
Burning Plain
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2008
Distribution Company
Magnolia Pictures
Location
New Mexico, USA; Oregon, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 51m

Synopsis

Sylvia is a beautiful restaurant manager whose cool, professional demeanor masks the sexually charged storm within. When a stranger from Mexico confronts her with her mysterious past, Sylvia is launched into a journey through space and time that inextricably connects her to these disparate characters, all of whom are grappling with their own romantic destinies. In Mexico, a young motherless girl, Maria, lives happily with her father and his best friend until a tragic accident changes it all. In the New Mexico border town of Las Cruces, two teenagers, Mariana and Santiago, find love in the aftermath of their parents' sudden deaths. In an abandoned trailer, a housewife, Gina, embarks on a passionate affair that will put Sylvia and the others on a collision course with the explosive power of forbidden love.

Crew

Brad Anderson

Props

Debra M Andrews

Seamstress Supervisor

Ray Angelic

Executive Producer

Ray Angelic

Unit Production Manager

James Apted

Camera Assistant

R.a. Arancio-parrain

On-Set Dresser

Arthur Arndt

Props

Joe Arnold

Property Master

Guillermo Arriaga

Screenplay

Laura Harris Atkinson

Adr/Dialogue Editor

Victoria Austreng

Driver

Joe Bacharka

Swing

Rachel Bailey

Office Production Assistant

James Cody Baker

Film Lab

Lorne Balfe

Soloist

Vincent L Ball

Special Effects Technician

Cassandra Barbour

Rights & Clearances

Andy Barden

Swing

Dionne Barens

Set Costumer

Tony Barger

Visual Effects

Aimee Barneburg

Office Production Assistant

Leandra M Barreras

Office Production Assistant

Nikki Bartnick

Set Costumer

Kenny Becker

Color Timer

Ron Bedrosian

Adr Mixer

Karla Benson

Medic

Daas Bersano

Foreman

Jeff Biggers

Music

Ben Bishop

Greensman

Phil Blackburn

On-Set Dresser

Michael Boggs

Visual Effects Supervisor

Lis Bothwell

Costumer

Theo Bott

Swing

Sara Bozik

Makeup

Stephen Braddock

Props

Noah Bradley

Construction Coordinator

Kathleen Breton-collier

Tutor

June Brickman

Makeup

Kathryn Brink

Casting

Thomas Broderick

Music Scoring Mixer

Kevin Brown

Other

Jeanette Browning

Adr

Chris Buchinsky

Storyboard Artist

David Burke

Driver

Lindsay Burnett

Visual Effects Producer

Marc Butan

Executive Producer

Trevor Byrne

Assistant

Teodoro Benitez C.

Caterer

Toots Camarata

Song

Richard Cansino

Looping Coordinator

Joe Cappelletti

Looping Coordinator

Dante Cardone

Chief Lighting Technician

Des Carey

Film Lab

Charles Carlsen

Greensman

Julio Carmona

Adr

William Catania

Special Effects Technician

Jacob Cena

Coordinator

Chris Chalk

Swing

Jeremiah G Chapman

Video Assist/Playback

James Cheshire

Special Effects Technician

Mike Chiado

Film Lab

Jean Chien

Location Manager

James E Christian

Driver

Gary Christie

Grip

Jennifer Cobb

Accounting Assistant

Tim Conway

Visual Effects

Earl Scott Corley

Driver

Sara Corral

Set Decorator

Lisa Corrandino

On-Set Dresser

Anna Cosentine

Painter

Eduardo Costantini

Coproducer

Mark Cuban

Executive Producer

Mike Daigle

Foreman

Zach Danziger

Song

Joe Datri

Film Lab

James R Davis Jr.

Swing

Tonia Davis

Assistant

Thadd Day

Sound

John Deering

Set Costumer

Ralph Delaurentis

Other

Pedro Delgadillo

Caterer

Felix Delgado

Driver

Shanti Delsarte

Production Coordinator

Darren Demetre

Production Supervisor

Brittnee Dewald

Craft Service

Joanie Diener

Music Editor

Sean Dolan

Office Production Assistant

James Donahue

Art Director

Lori Dovi

Sound Mixer

Shauna Duggins

Stunts

Fernando Echeverri

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Mark Edwards

Digital Effects

Greg Ellis

Looping Coordinator

Robert Elswit

Director Of Photography

Jane English

Makeup

Ken Erck

Scenic Artist

Marjorie Ergas

Production Supervisor

Angel Estrada

Caterer

Changsoo Eun

Cgi Artist

Cindy Evans

Costume Designer

Steve Evans

Driver

James Everett

Driver

Frank Eyers

Film Lab

Laura Fearon

Accountant

Ramona Fleetwood

Hair

David Fletcher

Special Effects Coordinator

Paul Flinchbaugh

Assistant Sound Editor

Gabriel Flores

Painter

Sue Foley

Set Production Assistant

Alana Da Fonseca

Song

Richard Foreman

Photography

Dustin Foster

Digital Effects

Annette Fradera

Music Supervisor

Matt Freeman

Set Production Assistant

Cyndy Fujikawa

Production Accountant

Dennis Garland

Greensman

Dennis Garland

Construction Coordinator

Mitch Gates

Cg Supervisor

Mitch Gates

Cgi Artist

Peter Geraghty

Camera Assistant

William Getzwiller

Transportation Captain

Vahagn Gharibyan

Film Lab

Jim Gill

Gang Boss

Aaron Giomolini

Casting Assistant

Jenelle Giordano

On-Set Dresser

Paul Gladden

Set Production Assistant

Eric Goldstein

Sound

Alejandra Gollas

Looping Coordinator

Michael Gomez

Looping Coordinator

Sheila Trujillo Gomez

Makeup Artist

Marissa Gonzalexz

Assistant Production Coordinator

Eryn Goodman

Casting Assistant

Nate Goodman

Assistant Camera

Dan Goslee

Film Lab

Dylan Goss

Aerial Director Of Photography

Brian Green

Set Production Assistant

Ryder Greene

Driver

Sheila Griffin

Production Assistant

Randal R Groves

Construction Coordinator

Emily Gruendike

Set Production Assistant

Joseph Guillette

Storyboard Artist

John A Gutierrez

On-Set Dresser

Paul M. Hackett

Driver

Julie Hahn

Tutor

Mark Haleston

Driver

Jamie Hallett

Visual Effects Supervisor

Diana Hammons

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Philip Hardage

Assistant Director

Robin Harlan

Foley Artist

Gene Harrison

Stunts

Ben Hayden

Art Director

Lili Haydn

Soloist

Bart Heimburger

Driver

Juergen Heinemann

Grip

Kaleb Heinemann

Grip

Murielle Helgeson

Tutor

Danielle Hernandez

Grip

Michael Hertlein

Foley Editor

Henry Hey

Song

Kate Higgins

Looping Coordinator

Lisa Hill

Makeup

Doug Hobart

Location Manager

Lex Hoebel

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Tracy D Holiday

Location Assistant

Lance Hruza

Driver

Thomas A Hutchinson

Camera Assistant

Kevin Huver

Camera Assistant

Juliet M. Hyde-white

Set Costumer

David Barraza Ibanez

Assistant

Barry Idoine

Camera Assistant

Chip Ingram

Grip

Ashlee Irish

Assistant

Howard Israel

Stunts

Howard Israel

Pilot

Jim Ivy

Medic

Robert Jackson

On-Set Dresser

Janice B Jacobson

Other

Kenny James

Driver

Flaco Jimenez

Song Performer

Santino Jimenez

Assistant Location Manager

Ari Joffe

Set Production Assistant

Adam Johnson

On-Set Dresser

John A Joleaud

Swing

Bree Judah

Scenic Artist

Doc Kane

Adr Mixer

Fritz Kaser

Driver

Tom Kendall

Visual Effects Producer

Sean Kennedy

Set Decorator

Michael Kenner

Grip

Diane Kerstein

Extras Casting Assistant

Thomas Kittle

Special Effects Foreman

Alexandria K Klaue

Art Department Coordinator

Stephen Klineburger

Special Effects

Dawn Knox

Assistant

Cherron Kofford

Coordinator

Steve Kofsky

Music

Beth Kono

Coproducer

Robert J. Kozlowski

Driver

Philip Krysl

Driver

Jeffrey S Kunkel

Dolly Grip

Film Details

Also Known As
Burning Plain
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2008
Distribution Company
Magnolia Pictures
Location
New Mexico, USA; Oregon, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 51m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the Marcello Mastroianni Award for Best Young Actor or Actress (Jennifer Lawrence) at the 2008 Venice International Film Festival.

Released in United States Fall September 18, 2009

Released in United States on Video January 12, 2010

Released in United States 2008

Released in United States 2009

Released in United States January 2009

Shown at Venice International Film Festival (Competition) August 27-September 6, 2008.

Shown at Seattle International Film Festival (Contemporary World Cinema) May 21-June 14, 2009.

Shown at Palm Springs International Film Festival (Gala Screening) January 6-19, 2009.

Released in United States Fall September 18, 2009 (Atlanta, Cambridge, Chicago, Dalla, NY, LA, Philadephia, San Diego, Washington, D.C.)

Released in United States on Video January 12, 2010

Released in United States 2008 (Shown at Venice International Film Festival (Competition) August 27-September 6, 2008.)

Project marks the feature directorial debut of award-winning screenwriter Arriaga.

Released in United States 2009 (Shown at Seattle International Film Festival (Contemporary World Cinema) May 21-June 14, 2009.)

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