Moon


1h 37m 2009

Brief Synopsis

It is the near future. Astronaut Sam Bell is living on the far side of the moon, completing a three-year contract with Lunar Industries to mine Earth's primary source of energy, Helium-3. It is a lonely job, made harder by a broken satellite that allows no live communications home. Taped messages ar

Film Details

Also Known As
Hold, Moon - La face cachée
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2009
Production Company
A-Film Distribution; Alex Rose Wig Company; Arion Facilities; Cinesite Europe, Ltd.; Cp Digital; Daisy Entertainment; Deluxe Australia; Eastman Kodak; Edit Hire; Film Finances, Inc.; Independent Film Company; Independent Film Company; Kodak; Mars Production; Molinare; Monolith Films Sp. Z O.O.; Movie Makers; Nonstop Entertainment (Nse); Panalux; Panavision, Ltd.; Paul Cable; Set Wheels; Seven Films; Shooting Stars, LLC; Soho Square; Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions; Swift Productions; Telepool Gmbh; Wavevend Ltd; Wavevend Radio Communications, Ltd.; Wiggin Llp
Distribution Company
Sony Pictures Classics; 24 Bilder; Bontonfilm; Koch Media Gmbh; Koch Media Gmbh; Métropole Films Distribution; Polyfilm Verleih Gmbh; Premium Film; Sony Pictures Classics; Sony Pictures Home Entertainment; Sony Pictures Releasing International; Sony Pictures Releasing International; Tiglon A.S.; Transilvania Film; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International; Xenix Filmdistribution
Location
London, England, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 37m

Synopsis

It is the near future. Astronaut Sam Bell is living on the far side of the moon, completing a three-year contract with Lunar Industries to mine Earth's primary source of energy, Helium-3. It is a lonely job, made harder by a broken satellite that allows no live communications home. Taped messages are all Sam can send and receive. Thankfully, his time on the moon is nearly over, and Sam will be reunited with his wife, Tess, and their three-year-old daughter, Eve, in only a few short weeks. Finally, he will leave the isolation of "Sarang," the moon base that has been his home for so long, and he will finally have someone to talk to beyond "Gerty," the base's well-intentioned, but rather uncomplicated computer. Suddenly, Sam's health starts to deteriorate. Painful headaches, hallucinations and a lack of focus lead to an almost fatal accident on a routine drive on the moon in a lunar rover. While recuperating back at the base (with no memory of how he got there), Sam meets a younger, angrier version of himself, who claims to be there to fulfill the same three year contract Sam started all those years ago. Confined with what appears to be a clone of his earlier self, and with a "support crew" on its way to help put the base back into productive order, Sam is fighting the clock to discover what's going on and where he fits into company plans.

Crew

Paul Amiras

Software Engineer

Nick Anderson

On-Line Editor

Hideki Arichi

Art Director

Simon Bailey

Property Master

Liz Barron

Production Accountant

Sam Basset

Digital Effects Artist

Trevor Beattie

Executive Producer

Jo Beckett

Script Supervisor

Imogen Bell

Production Manager

Dan Bentham

Post-Production Supervisor

Marc Beros

Painter

Mawusime Blewuada

Software Engineer

Richard Boyton

Painter

Kevin Brazier

Adr/Dialogue Editor

Sophie Bridgman

Props Buyer

Penny Brockhurst

Production Auditor

Sam Tatton Brown

Legal Counsel

Leo Bund

Steadicam Operator

Bil Bungay

Executive Producer

Jeremy Burnage

Production Manager

Deepti Burton

Legal Counsel

Roisin Byrne

Production Accountant

Paul Cable

Production Insurance

Pete Carrier

Electrician

Chas Cash

Cg Supervisor

Ewan Cassidy

Gaffer

James Chambers

Driver

Lee Chidwick

Visual Effects

Richard St Clair

Modelmaker

Chris Clough

Software Engineer

Martin Clough

Software Engineer

Louise Coles

Makeup Artist

Gary Condes

Consultant

Francesca Cooper

Caterer

Barney Crocker

Camera Focus Puller

Matthew D'angibau

Visual Effects

Karen Dawson

Makeup Designer

Joe Dearman

Software Engineer

Mark Dempsey

Assistant Camera

Kunal Desai

Software Engineer

Lucy Donowho

Wardrobe Supervisor

Simon Downes

Assistant Director

Andrew Duncan

Video Playback

Paul Edwards

Visual Effects Producer

Paul Edwards

Foley Editor

Justin Eely

On-Line Editor

Chris Elson

Digital Effects Artist

Guy Elson

Digital Effects Artist

David Emeny

Digital Effects Artist

Simon Epstein

Foley Mixer

Stuart Fenegan

Producer

Anthony Ferretti

Sound Department

Kevin Fitzgerald

Visual Effects

Mark Folingo

Coproducer

Henry Forsyth

Assistant Director

Jeremy Fowler

Production

Alex Francis

Coproducer

Matt French

Props

Ben Gardner

Assistant

Dan Garlick

Grip

Nic Gaster

Editor

Roger Gibbon

Matte Painter

Dave Glazier

Electrician

Dianne Gordon

Software Engineer

Vidal Graham

Tutor

Ian Grant

Rigging Electrician

Robin Green

Production Accountant

Garth Gutteridge

Effects Coordinator

Tom Hannon

Advisor

Ella Harris

Office Runner

Joey Harris

Visual Effects

Dan Harrod

Digital Effects Artist

Clive Haward

Visual Effects

Chesney Hawkes

Song Performer

Chris Hayes

Modelmaker

Barrett Heathcote

Editor

Sandro Henriques

Digital Effects Artist

Michael Henry

Executive Producer

Afif Heukeshoven

Visual Effects

Ben Hicks

Digital Effects Artist

Peter Hodgson

Video Playback

Ruth Hodgson

Other

George Holdsworth

Electrician

Ron Hone

Modelmaker

Steve Howarth

Modelmaker

Alex Howe

Camera Operator

Jeff Hudson

Driver

Antony Hunt

Visual Effects Producer

Ryan Hutchings

Digital Effects Artist

Peter Hutchinson

Visual Effects

Douglas Ingram

Storyboard Artist

Lee James

Modelmaker

Matt James

Film Lab

Steve Joberns

Production Auditor

Duncan Jones

Story By

Scott Jones

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Alexsandar Jovanovic

Digital Effects Artist

Alex Kaye-besley

Assistant Director

Alex Kaye-besley

Photography

Nick Kenealy

Video Assist/Playback

Nik Kershaw

Song

Miles Ketley

Legal Counsel

Sevendalino Khay

Matte Painter

Simon Kilroe

Visual Effects Supervisor

Stephen Kingsley

Legal Counsel

Soren Kloch

Digital Effects

Steve Knight

Film Lab

Alex Kruszelnicki

Camera Trainee

Basia Kuznar

Costume Supervisor

Justin Lanchbury

Associate Producer

Marc Lawes

Sound Effects Editor

John Lee

Modelmaker

Peter Lee

Modelmaker

Amy Lloyd

Visual Effects

Davenport Lyons

Legal Services

Marianne Lytton

Medic

Ivan Mactaggart

Production Accountant

Simon Maddocks

Cg Supervisor

Clint Mansell

Music

Emily Manthorpe

Production Assistant

Stefano Marchetti

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Mihalis Margaritis

Assistant Camera

Danny Margetts

Construction Manager

Fergal Mcgivney

Software Engineer

Claire Mcgrane

3-D Artist

Rick Mcmohan

Rotoscope Animator

Darren Mcquade

Adr Mixer

Les Mills

Rigging Electrician

Sheila Fraser Milne

Other

Steve Milne

Coproducer

Steve Milne

Coproducer

Ray Moody

Assistant Camera

Tony Moore

Rigging Electrician

Tim Morris

Loader

Nicky Moss

Coproducer

Richard Muller

Hair

Digna Nigoumi

Motion Control

Steven Nix

Painter

Tony Noble

Production Designer

Richard North

Accounting Assistant

Phelim O'neill

Production

Dylan Owen

Digital Effects Artist

Patrick Owen

Sound Mixer

Becky Page

Assistant

Martine Palmer

Assistant

Nathan Parker

Screenplay

Nawaz Parker

Software Engineer

Margaret Parvin

Legal Counsel

Bill Pearson

Modelmaker

David Penfold

Assistant Camera

Christian Perschky

Visual Effects

Jane Petrie

Costume Designer

Daniel Pettipher

Production Manager

Elena Pierides

Software Engineer

Katy Piggott

Film Lab

Ian Plumb

Digital Effects Artist

Stuart Prior

Visual Effects

Andy Proctor

Art Department

Manuel Puro

Casting

Kimberley Rew

Song

Andy Richards

Film Lab

Dave Richardson

Visual Effects

Stephen Rivenell

Driver

Gill Roberts

Visual Effects

Gavin Rothery

Concept Artist

Gavin Rothery

Visual Effects

Gavin Rothery

Visual Effects Supervisor

Peter Ryan

Assistant Art Director

Eddie Sansom

Rigging Electrician

Lewis Saunders

Digital Effects Artist

Maia Sautelet

Art Department

Kevin Scarrott

Props

Peter Scholes

Caterer

Katia Scodelario

Tutor

Abby Scollay

Digital Effects Artist

Shaun Scott

Modelmaker

David Sewell

Digital Effects Artist

Garth Sewell

Grip

Nishet Shah

Visual Effects

Katie Shahrokh

Production Manager

Gary Shaw

Director Of Photography

Guy Sheppard

Legal Counsel

Deepak Sikka

Coproducer

John Slattery

Digital Effects Artist

Alex Mein Smith

Digital Effects Artist

Danny Smith

Visual Effects

Richard Smither

Assistant Editor

Simon Sparsis

Construction Manager

Simon Stanley-clamp

Visual Effects Supervisor

Paul Starkey

Best Boy

Adrian Steel

Software Engineer

Mark Stevenson

Character Animation

Edwin Stutely

Software Engineer

Trudie Styler

Producer

Jason Swanscott

Foley Artist

Ted Swanscott

Foley Artist

Trevor Swanscott

Foley Mixer

Peter Talbot

Director Of Photography

Mark Tillie

Photography

Gemma Townsend

Film Lab

Film Details

Also Known As
Hold, Moon - La face cachée
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2009
Production Company
A-Film Distribution; Alex Rose Wig Company; Arion Facilities; Cinesite Europe, Ltd.; Cp Digital; Daisy Entertainment; Deluxe Australia; Eastman Kodak; Edit Hire; Film Finances, Inc.; Independent Film Company; Independent Film Company; Kodak; Mars Production; Molinare; Monolith Films Sp. Z O.O.; Movie Makers; Nonstop Entertainment (Nse); Panalux; Panavision, Ltd.; Paul Cable; Set Wheels; Seven Films; Shooting Stars, LLC; Soho Square; Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions; Swift Productions; Telepool Gmbh; Wavevend Ltd; Wavevend Radio Communications, Ltd.; Wiggin Llp
Distribution Company
Sony Pictures Classics; 24 Bilder; Bontonfilm; Koch Media Gmbh; Koch Media Gmbh; Métropole Films Distribution; Polyfilm Verleih Gmbh; Premium Film; Sony Pictures Classics; Sony Pictures Home Entertainment; Sony Pictures Releasing International; Sony Pictures Releasing International; Tiglon A.S.; Transilvania Film; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International; Xenix Filmdistribution
Location
London, England, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 37m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the 2009 award for Breakthrough British Filmmaker by the London Critics' Circle.

Winner of the 2009 Orange Award for Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA).

Winner of the Golden Space Needle Award for Best Actor (Sam Rockwell) at the 2009 Seattle International Film Festival.

Winner of the Michael Powell Award for Best New British Feature Film at the 2009 Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Released in United States Summer June 12, 2009

Released in United States on Video January 12, 2010

Released in United States 2009

Released in United States January 2009

Released in United States March 2009

Released in United States June 2009

Shown at San Francisco International Film Festival (New Directors Competition) April 23-May 7, 2009.

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

Shown at Tribeca Film Festival (Spotlight) April 22-May 3, 2009.

Shown at South by Southwest Film Festival (Spotlight Premieres) March 13-21, 2009.

Shown at CineVegas Film Festival (Sure Bets) June 10-15, 2009.

Shown at Edinburgh International Film Festival (British Gala) June 17-28, 2009.

Feature directorial debut for Duncan Jones.

Released in United States Summer June 12, 2009 (NY, LA)

Released in United States on Video January 12, 2010

Released in United States 2009 (Shown at San Francisco International Film Festival (New Directors Competition) April 23-May 7, 2009.)

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

Released in United States 2009 (Shown at Tribeca Film Festival (Spotlight) April 22-May 3, 2009.)

Released in United States January 2009 (Shown at Sundance Film Festival (Premieres) January 15-25, 2009.)

Released in United States March 2009 (Shown at South by Southwest Film Festival (Spotlight Premieres) March 13-21, 2009.)

Released in United States June 2009 (Shown at CineVegas Film Festival (Sure Bets) June 10-15, 2009.)

Released in United States June 2009 (Shown at Edinburgh International Film Festival (British Gala) June 17-28, 2009.)

Co-winner of the 2009 Spotlight Award for Best Directorial Debut by the National Board of Review (NBR).