Me and Orson Welles


1h 54m 2009

Brief Synopsis

In a whirlwind week in 1937 in New York City, a young aspiring actor named Richard is thrown into the middle of Orson Welles Mercury Theatre Company on the eve of the opening of Welles historic staging of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar. During this week he will find romance with a worldly older woman,

Film Details

Also Known As
Orson Welles & moi
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2009
Production Company
Adam Samuelson
Distribution Company
Freestyle Digital Media; Freestyle Releasing, LLC
Location
London, England, United Kingdom; New York City, New York, USA; Isle of Man

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 54m

Synopsis

In a whirlwind week in 1937 in New York City, a young aspiring actor named Richard is thrown into the middle of Orson Welles Mercury Theatre Company on the eve of the opening of Welles historic staging of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar. During this week he will find romance with a worldly older woman, become immersed in a creative experience few are afforded and learn the downside of crossing the imperious, brilliant Welles. Richard is about to grow up fast.

Crew

Alex Abelman

Carpenter

Sandra Adair

Editor

Roxana Alexandru

Art Department

Antony Allen

Digital Artist

Matt Amos

Painter

Ivie Anderson

Song Performer

Louis Armstrong

Song Performer

Myles Asseter

Visual Effects

Fred Astaire

Song Performer

Simon Atherton

Armourer

Jamie Atkins

Chef

Chris Bailey

Electrician

Ben Baker

Camera

Matthew Baker

Camera

Viv Ball

Painter

Abigail Barbier

Adr Voice Casting

Simon Barker

Driver

Pat Barlow

Costumer

Bruce Barnes

Construction

Libbie Barr

Script Supervisor

Jacob Barrie

Clapper Loader

Harry Barris

Song

Count Basie

Song

George Bassman

Song

Paul Beilby

Cg Supervisor

Irving Berlin

Song

Rodrigo Bernardo

Camera

Lucy Bevan

Casting Director

Carl Bianco

Visual Effects

Barney Bigard

Song

Bruce Bigg

Property Master

Sam Blackmore

Sound

Zachary Bloom

Camera

Turea Blyth

Editorial Assistant

Ilona Blythe

Visual Effects

Linda Bodily

Makeup Artist

David Bolton

Adr Mixer

Andrea Bond

Painter

Liza Bracey

Wardrobe Assistant

Lennox Brisport

Driver

Lucy Bristow

Camera Operator

Suzan Broad

Makeup Artist

Clare Brody

Camera

Nacio Herb Brown

Song

Zoe Brown

Makeup Artist

Erika Bruning

Camera

Tom Bunnell

Visual Effects

Paul Burke

Camera

Andy Burrows

Camera

Colin Burrows

Assistant

Ricky Butt

Foley Artist

Julian Butterfield

Visual Effects

Trevor Butterfield

Visual Effects

Cathal Campbell

Electrician

Gillian Campbell

Art Department

Francesca Canducci

Camera

Bartholomew Cariss

Wardrobe Assistant

Anne Carli

Producer

Tommy Carlin

Electrician

Ann Cartwright

Wardrobe Assistant

Tim Cavagin

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Ray Bell Chambers

Carpenter

Neal Champion

Special Effects Supervisor

Paul Chandler

Visual Effects

Clinton Chang

Assistant

David Chisholm

Props

Luke Chisholm

Grip

Anne Chmelewsky

Music

Steve Christian

Executive Producer

Wailoon Chung

Electrician

Jamie Churchouse

Plasterer

Raymond Churchouse

Plasterer

Ricky Churchouse

Electrician

Martin Clark

Wardrobe Assistant

Billy Clarke

Plasterer

Peter Clarke

Music Editor

Rebecca Clay

Visual Effects

Nick Clayton

Carpenter

Gordon Clifford

Song

Colin Codner

Boom Operator

Lauren Angela Coe

Costumer

Karen Cohen

Makeup

Karen Cohen

Makeup Artist

Russ Columbo

Song

David Cooper

Carpenter

Sophie Cornet

Music Editor

Fergus Cotter

Driver

William Coubrough

Assistant Art Director

Zoe Cousins

Camera

Dan Crandon

Construction Manager

Pat Cronin

Best Boy

Mark Crooks

Music

Tim Crowdy

Construction Manager

James Crowe

Driver

Pearce Crowley

Loader

Bill Crutcher

Art Director

Nick Cupac

Crane Grip

Matt Curtis

Titles

Eric D'souza

Camera

Gerald Dale

Props

Andrew Dalmahoy

Location Scout

Liam Daniel

Still Photographer

Lauren Dark

Floor Runner

Andrew Gwyn Davies

Assistant Production Coordinator

Garry Dawson

Props

Eddie De Lange

Song

Tabitha Dean

Visual Effects

Oscar Deeks

Assistant

Russell Delaney

Assistant

Jerome Dewhurst

Camera

Sallyann Dicksee

Wardrobe Assistant

Charlie Dillon

Engineer

Glenn Diot

Production Assistant

David Doran

Art Director

Laurence Dorman

Production Designer

Tommy Dorsey

Song Performer

Francesca Dowd

Production Coordinator

Andrew Duggan

Visual Effects

Robert Duncan

Visual Effects Supervisor

Katherine Durant

Compositor

Nic Ede

Costume Designer

Steve Ede

Carpenter

Jim Edge

Location Manager

Jamie Edgell

Stunt Performer

Peter Edmonds

Costumes

Andy Edridge

Crane Grip

Charles Edwards

Clearance Coordinator

David Edwards

Visual Effects

Richard Edwards

Camera

Toby Eedy

Camera Assistant

Zac Efron

Song Performer

Duke Ellington

Song Performer

Duke Ellington

Song

Louis Elman

Adr Voice Casting

Roy Elston

Engineer

Rony Esher

Sound Recordist

John Evans

Camera

Warren Ewen

Rigging Gaffer

Lucy Eyre

Assistant Set Decorator

Edward Farley

Song

Jo Farrugia

Assistant

John Fennelly

Electrician

Dorothy Fields

Song

Andrew Fingret

Coproducer

David Fisher

Props

Dean Fisher

Props

Mike Flemming

Props

Darren Flindall

Electrician

Steve Foster

Rigging Electrician

Arthur Freed

Song

Claire Freeman

Song Performer

Claire Freeman

Music Supervisor

Lee George

Carpenter

George Gershwin

Song

Ira Gershwin

Song

Zaman Ghulam

Painter

Clarice Gill

Makeup Artist

Alex Gladstone

Location Manager

Joe Godfrey

Camera

Benny Goodman And His Orchestra

Song Performer

Geoff Gowland

Assistant

Roger Graham

Song

Sara Greene

Associate Producer

Brian Greenway

Camera

Christine Greenwood

Makeup Artist

Linda Gregory

Production Accountant

Peter Gregson

Music

Drew Griffiths

Music

Eugene Grobler

Electrician

Pat Hagarty

Electric

Grace Hamilton

Song

Robert Hamilton

Camera

Fae Hammond

Hair

Mark Hanlon

Best Boy

Emile Hardy

Visual Effects

Shane Harford

Props

Katie Harlow

Script Supervisor

Lorenz Hart

Song

Esther Harvey

Assistant

Peter Hasler

Props

Sam Haveland

Assistant Director

Dean Hawley

Painter

Clifford Haynes

Plasterer

Lewis Heaver

Carpenter

Karsten Hecker

Camera

Maureen Hetherington

Makeup Artist

Richard Hewitt

Line Producer

Daren Heyward

Carpenter

Felicity Hickson

Graphic Artist

Joseph Hoare

Camera

Jan Hogevold

Camera

Billie Holiday

Song Performer

Adrian Holland

Assistant

Charlotte Holland

Floor Runner

Jools Holland

Music

Jools Holland

Original Music

Jo Hopker

Makeup Artist

Dennis Hopperton

Props

Stuart Howell

Camera

Jason Htay

Carpenter

Film Details

Also Known As
Orson Welles & moi
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2009
Production Company
Adam Samuelson
Distribution Company
Freestyle Digital Media; Freestyle Releasing, LLC
Location
London, England, United Kingdom; New York City, New York, USA; Isle of Man

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 54m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the 2009 award for Best Supporting Actor (Christian McKay) by the San Francisco Film Critics Circle (SFFCC).

Released in United States Fall November 25, 2009

Released in United States on Video September 13, 2011

Released in United States September 2009

Shown at Deauville Festival of American Cinema (Premieres) September 4-13, 2009.

Based on the novel "Me and Orson Welles" by Robert Kaplow and published by MacAdam/Cage in September 2003.

Released in United States Fall November 25, 2009 (NY, LA)

Released in United States on Video September 13, 2011

Released in United States September 2009 (Shown at Deauville Festival of American Cinema (Premieres) September 4-13, 2009.)

Nominated for the 2009 Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male (Christian McKay) by Film Independent (FIND).