The Secret Life of Bees


1h 50m 2008

Brief Synopsis

Set in South Carolina in 1964, the tale of Lily Owens, a 14-year-old girl who is haunted by the memory of her late mother. To escape her lonely life and troubled relationship with her father, Lily flees with Rosaleen, her caregiver and only friend, to a South Carolina town that holds the secret to h

Film Details

Also Known As
Secret Life of Bees, secret de Lily Owens
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2008
Production Company
Jenny Elsinger
Distribution Company
Fox Searchlight Pictures
Location
Wilmington, North Carolina, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 50m

Synopsis

Set in South Carolina in 1964, the tale of Lily Owens, a 14-year-old girl who is haunted by the memory of her late mother. To escape her lonely life and troubled relationship with her father, Lily flees with Rosaleen, her caregiver and only friend, to a South Carolina town that holds the secret to her mother's past. Taken in by the intelligent and independent Boatwright sisters, Lily finds solace in their mesmerizing world of beekeeping, honey and the Black Madonna.

Crew

Mark A Alcala

Security

Casey Allen

Digital Effects Artist

Steven Allen

Dolly Grip

Robert Althoff

Sound Re-Recordist

Julie Altus

Adr

Ruby Amanfu

Song

Johann Sebastian Bach

Song

Ian Backer

Production Assistant

Kimberly Bailey

Adr

Sidney R. Baldwin

Photography

Jeremy Balko

Sound Editor

Jeremy Balko

Foley Mixer

Kip A Bartlett

On-Set Dresser

Kip Bartlett

On-Set Dresser

David Beavis

Special Effects Technician

Ryan Bennett

Production Assistant

Tara Feldstein Bennett

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Charles Bibbs

Sculptor

Charles L Bitting

Props

Lawanda Black

Assistant

Troy Blischok

Assistant Camera

Michael Bonsignore

Dolly Grip

George Bozeman

Grip

Jennifer Brett

Production Secretary

Tracey Breyfogle

Art Department

Johnny Britt

Music

John T Bromell

On-Set Dresser

Tym Buacharern

Makeup

Doug Burch

Adr

Wilmington Camera

Crane Grip

Ed Cathell

Coproducer

Ed Cathell

Unit Production Manager

Catherine Cavadini

Adr

Jan Cerwonka

Instructor

Aliza Corson Chameides

Digital Effects Artist

Lanai Chapman

Adr

Daniel Chuba

Visual Effects Producer

Trent Claus

Digital Effects Artist

Linda Cohen

Music Supervisor

Kim Coleman

Casting

Aisha Coley

Casting

Sam Cooke

Song

Danielle S Couture

Art Department Coordinator

Michele Cusick

Production Assistant

Joe D'alessandro

Camera Operator

David Todd Davies

Titles And Opticals

Bill Glenn Davis

Art Director

Kari Delaney

Hair

Jackie Deshannon

Song

Bridget Devaneynierenberg

Sound

Victor Dimichina

Visual Effects Producer

Jamie Dixon

Visual Effects Supervisor

Lauren Shuler Donner

Producer

Lamont Dozier

Song

Jack Dubnicek

Assistant

Peter Durand

Scenic Artist

Thurston Edwards

Props Buyer

Jenny Elsinger

Cable Operator

Laura Epstein

Music

John Fee

Music

James Ferrell

Set Decorator

Craig Fincannon

Casting

Lisa Mae Fincannon

Casting

Mark Fincannon

Casting

Kevin Fisher

2-D Artist

Marc Fishman

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Elizabeth Fox

Post-Production Supervisor

Sean Foye

Foley Mixer

Phil Fravel

Special Effects Technician

David Friedman

Editorial Production Assistant

Camille Friend

Hair

Philippe Gallichet

Caterer

Brian Galligan

Assistant Director

Craig Gilmore

Illustrator

Gilbert Gonzales

Visual Effects

Anthony Gourdine

Song

Reva Grantham

Craft Service

Scott Gregory

Colorist

Isobel Griffiths

Music Contractor

Casey Grimes

Assistant

Margie Hallowaty

Props Buyer

Lumas D Hamilton

Hair Stylist

Bass Hampton

Location Manager

George Harding

Greensman

Barbara Efthymiou Harris

Assistant Production Coordinator

Barbara Harris

Voice Casting

Carl F Hector

Greensman

Chester Lee Henderson

On-Set Dresser

Sandra Hernandez

Costume Designer

Katie Herzig

Song

Brian Hicks

Assistant

Kerisha Hicks

Song

Deborah Hiner

Visual Effects

Chris Holcombe

Scenic Artist

Brian Holland

Song

Edward Holland

Song

Michael L Holland

Visual Effects

Preston L. Holmes

Unit Production Manager

Alan Hook

Art Director

Eulyn C Hufkie-womble

Set Costumer

Les Hunter

Visual Effects Producer

Matthew Iadarola

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Barbara Iiey

Adr

Vincent E Immordino

Greensman

Chris Ingersoll

Digital Effects Artist

Mark Isham

Music

Amad Jackson

Adr

Justin Jones

Compositing Supervisor

Lewis Jones

Music Engineer

Michael A Jones

Best Boy Electric

Tom Jones

Construction Coordinator

Doug Kelejian

On-Set Dresser

Kelly Rae Kenan

Visual Effects

Randy Kenan

Foreman

Gerard Kern

Gang Boss

Alicia Keys

Song

Alicia Keys

Song Performer

Sue Monk Kidd

Song

Sue Monk Kidd

Source Material

Philip Klein

Music

Andy Krish

Greensman

Julie Kristy

Makeup

Benjamin Kutsko

Digital Effects Artist

Tony Lamberti

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Tommy Lamey

Adr

Stephen Lanier

Special Effects Coordinator

Margaret W Lansaw

Location Assistant

James Lassiter

Producer

Charles Laughon

Video Assist/Playback

Jack Leslie

Coproducer

Leigh Leverett

Costume Supervisor

Didier Levy

Visual Effects

Vikki Lewis

Craft Service

Jordan Lindsay

Video Assist/Playback

Kathy Liska

Assistant

Alicia Lowe

Construction

David Lyons

Greensman

Richard F Lyons

Consultant

Jeff Mailes

2-D Artist

Matt Malloy

Swing

Shira Mandel

Visual Effects

Michael Marcelli

Greensman

Joyce Marling

Set Costumer

Kenny Marsten

Associate Editor

Nicole Martinez

Loader

Natalie Mathes

Production Accountant

Richard Matsushita

Digital Effects Artist

Curtis Mayfield

Song

Jenna Mazer

Cashier

Mamie Mccall

Visual Effects

Alex Mccarroll

Set Designer

Shaun Mcgovern

Auditor

Shaun Mcgovern

Production Accountant

John Mcintyre

Assistant Camera

Raymond Mcintyre Jr.

Visual Effects Supervisor

Tina Mckissick

Stunts

Morgan Mcmath Rogers

Special Effects Technician

Dan Mellitz

Visual Effects

Joel Merritt

Visual Effects

Kathy Meyer

Music

Blue Miller

Song

Fatima Mojaddidy

Software Engineer

Tim Monich

Dialect Coach

Heather Morrison

Assistant Editor

Paolo Moscatelli

Cg Supervisor

Harry Muller

Color Timer

Dean Mumford

Stunt Coordinator

Shawn Murphy

Music Scoring Mixer

Jennifer Nash

Music Editor

James D Nelson

On-Set Dresser

Jay Nierenberg

Sound Supervisor

Jay Nierenberg

Sound Design

Todd Niesen

Sound Editor

Thomas Nittmann

Visual Effects Producer

Brian Nugent

Digital Effects Artist

Natalie J Nye

Seamstress Supervisor

Cindy O'connor

Assistant

Paul W Oliver

Scenic Artist

James Onate

Painter

Anne K Osbourne

Seamstress Supervisor

Lancelot Owens

Driver

Angelo Palazzo

Sound Editor

Cristiano Palermi

Swing

Thomas Paris

Assistant Location Manager

Natasha Parker

Assistant

Clark Parkhurst

Digital Effects Artist

Tyler Parkinson

Music Engineer

Tyler Parkinson

Score Recording

Linda Perry

Song

Jack Peterson

Boom Operator

Joe Pichirallo

Producer

Jada Pinkett Smith

Executive Producer

Conrad Pope

Original Music

Aldric Porter

Assistant Director

Aldric Porter

Coproducer

Rick Pour

Makeup

Alice Powell

Tailor

Brian L Powell

Swing

John C Powell

Gang Boss

Robert M Powell

Grip

Film Details

Also Known As
Secret Life of Bees, secret de Lily Owens
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2008
Production Company
Jenny Elsinger
Distribution Company
Fox Searchlight Pictures
Location
Wilmington, North Carolina, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 50m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Fall October 17, 2008

Released in United States October 2008

Released in United States September 2008

Shown at London Film Festival (Film on the Square) October 15-30, 2008.

Shown at Urbanworld Film Festival (Closing Night) September 10-14, 2008.

Based on the novel "The Secret Life of Bees" written by Sue Monk Kidd and published by Viking Press January 24, 2002.

Released in United States September 2008 (Shown at Urbanworld Film Festival (Closing Night) September 10-14, 2008.)

Released in United States October 2008 (Shown at London Film Festival (Film on the Square) October 15-30, 2008.)

Released in United States Fall October 17, 2008