Black Swan


1h 50m 2010

Brief Synopsis

Nina is a ballerina in a New York City ballet company whose life, like all those in her profession, is completely consumed with dance. She lives with her retired ballerina mother Erica who zealously supports her daughter's professional ambition. When artistic director Thomas Leroy decides to replace

Film Details

Also Known As
Cierna labut, Cisne Negro, Crni labod, Czarny labedz, Fekete hattyú, Juodoji Gulbe, Le cygne noir, Siyah Kugu, cygne noir
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2010
Production Company
Air Studios, London; Cross Creek Pictures; Duotone Audio Group; Fox Searchlight Pictures; Gourmet To U; Look! Effects, Inc.; Sixteen19; Sound One; Technicolor; Technicolor New York; Technicolor PostWorks New York; Wilson Rivas Catering
Distribution Company
Fox Searchlight Pictures; 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment; 20th Century Fox International; Bontonfilm; Budapest Film; Cinepix Sp. Z O.O.; Clmc Multimedia Sa; Continental Film D.O.O. (Cf); Empire; Forum; Forum; Fox Searchlight Pictures; Fs Film Oy; Nu-Metro; Odeon S.A.; Odeon S.A.; Sena; Tatra Film; Tiglon A.S.; Warner Bros. Pictures International; Warner Bros. Pictures International
Location
New York, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 50m

Synopsis

Nina is a ballerina in a New York City ballet company whose life, like all those in her profession, is completely consumed with dance. She lives with her retired ballerina mother Erica who zealously supports her daughter's professional ambition. When artistic director Thomas Leroy decides to replace prima ballerina Beth MacIntyre for the opening production of their new season, Swan Lake, Nina is his first choice. But Nina has competition: a new dancer, Lily, who impresses Leroy as well. Swan Lake requires a dancer who can play both the White Swan with innocence and grace, and the Black Swan, who represents guile and sensuality. Nina fits the White Swan role perfectly but Lily is the personification of the Black Swan. As the two young dancers expand their rivalry into a twisted friendship, Nina begins to get more in touch with her dark side with a recklessness that threatens to destroy her.

Crew

Eugen Ahl-klopsch

Production Assistant

Jessica Allen

Visual Effects Editor

Nancy Allen

Music Editor

Ama Ampadu

Apprentice

Coll Anderson

Sound Recordist

Aurora Andrews

Wardrobe Assistant

Rob Apuzzo

Location Scout

Ulysses Argetta

Compositor

Tony Arnaud

Best Boy Grip

Jodi Arneson

Assistant Production Coordinator

Aimee Athnos

Art Department Assistant

Teddy Au

Production Accountant

Adam Avitabile

Digital Artist

Jon Avnet

Executive Producer

Colleen Bachman

Visual Effects Producer

Steve Baine

Foley Artist

Jasmine Ballou

Assistant Property Master

Chris Benstead

Consultant

Jackie Bernon

Production Assistant

Derek Bird

Compositor

Michael Bird

Special Effects Technician

Alexandra Black

Trainer

Jim Black

Music Supervisor

Kent Blocher

Assistant Editor

Dana Bloder

Film Lab

Zana Bochar

Apprentice Editor

Alex Boothby

Compositor

Gerard Bourcier

Other

Mary Helen Bowers

Trainer

John Bradbury

Music

Nancy Branton

Scenic Artist

Conrad V Brink

Special Effects Coordinator

Shaka Brookes

Grip

Seth Brower

Compositor

Jodie Brown

Visual Effects Producer

Cynthia Buell

Compositor

Zara Burdett

Production Assistant

Jared Burke

Stunt Coordinator

Maurice Cabrera

Coordinator

Michael Capton

3-D Artist

Christian Cardona

Compositor

Dr. Mitchell Cassel

Consultant

Simon Chamberlain

Music

Duane Chan-shue

Electric

Ryan Chatel

Rotoscope Artist

Manda Cheung

Compositor

Krissopher Chevannes

Adr

Judy Chin

Makeup Designer

Barbara Christie

Stunts

Leslie Chung

Compositor

Tim Chung

Art Department

Joseph Cicio

Camera Operator

Nina Cinelli

Set Costumer

Rashad Clinton

Grip

Peter Clores

Transportation Co-Captain

Wendy Cohen

Product Placement

Jim Coleman

Software Engineer

Michael Collins

2-D Artist

Stephen Consentino

Camera Operator

Mike Costello

Security

Lamont Crawford

Key Grip

Douglas Crosby

Stunt Coordinator

Fiona Cruickshank

Music Engineer

Nicholas Cupkovic

Generator Operator

Gavin Curran

Rigging Gaffer

Angela Cutrone

Production Assistant

Ben D'andrea

Dolly Grip

Jonathan Dahan

Grip

Sam Daley

Dailies

Jeremy Dawson

Main Title Design

Sam Day

Production

Michael Degtjarewsky

Compositor

Steve Dellerson

Visual Effects Producer

Therese Deprez

Production Designer

Wolfe Dieter

Scenic Artist

Loreen Domijan

Stage Manager

Devin Donegan

Video Assist/Playback

Deirdre Cook Donohue

Accounting Assistant

Mark Driscoll

Visual Effects

Matt Dunkley

Music Arranger

Matt Dunkley

Music Conductor

Marjorie Durand

Makeup

Brian Emrich

Sound Designer

Kris Enos

Assistant Camera

Megan K Fairchild

Consultant

David Farr

Accounting Assistant

Andreas Fehrle

Apprentice Editor

Lindsay Feldman

Production Coordinator

Scott Ferlisi

Location Assistant

Nelson Ferreira

Sound Recordist

Henrik Fett

Visual Effects Supervisor

Katherine Filtranti

Compositor

Dann Fink

Adr Voice Casting

Bradley Fischer

Executive Producer

Dan Fisher

Property Master

Kelly Fisher

Compositor

Gavin Fitzpatrick

Consultant

Mo Flam

Gaffer

Chris Flynn

Compositor

Megan Foerster

Location Scout

Alex Footman

Production

Geoff Foster

Music Scoring Mixer

Alyssa Frankel

Apprentice

Scott Franklin

Producer

Jennifer Freed

Post-Production Accountant

Kurt Froman

Choreographer

Gerald Fruchtman

Coproducer

Peter Fruchtman

Executive Producer

Carl Frytz

3-D Artist

Jim Galvin

Electrician

Jessie Gant

Post-Production Accountant

Rose Garnett

Associate Producer

William Garvey

Best Boy Grip

David Geoghegan

Digital Artist

Drew Gescheit

Sound Recordist

Dror Gescheit

Sound Recordist

Buddy Gheen

Compositor

Scott Girshek

Art Department

Valerie Gladstone

Hair Stylist

Eric Glatt

Post-Production Assistant

Adam Goldman

Background Casting

Samuel A Gonzalez Jr.

Electric

Mick Gormaley

Music Editor

Jim Gorman

Compositor

Jeff Gottesfeld

Other

Ann Goulder

Casting

Lindsay Graham

Casting Associate

Orit Greenberg

Location Scout

Trish Grey

Location Scout

Isobel Griffiths

Music Contractor

Mallory Groff

Production

Anguibe Guindo

Boom Operator

Daniel Hahn

Art Department

Steven R Hammond

Transportation Captain

Ari Handel

Executive Producer

Eva Hannon

Location Scout

Francesca Harper

Consultant

Craig P Harris

Generator Operator

Dierdre Harris

Hair Stylist

Rob Harris

Unit Publicist

Jonathan E Hattan

Sound Department

Andres Heinz

Screenplay

Andres Heinz

Story By

Jessica Held

Wardrobe Department Intern

Brandon Hemmerling

Casting Assistant

Craig Henighan

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Craig Henighan

Supervising Sound Editor

Craig Henighan

Sound Designer

Charles Herzfeld

Post-Production

Mark Heyman

Screenplay

Harry Higgins

Sound Recordist

Gabe Hilfer

Music Supervisor

Brent Hirn

Best Boy Grip

Mary Anne Hobbs

Liaison

Rebecca Hofherr

Assistant Costume Designer

Jennifer Ingram

Costume Supervisor

Caroline Irons

Scenic Artist

Ken Ishii

Sound Mixer

Jermaine Troy Jacob

Song

Emma Jacobs

Special Makeup Effects

Bobby Johanson

Adr Mixer

Angela Johnson

Makeup

Miriam Johnson

Art Department Contractor

Brad Kalinoski

2-D Artist

Derrick Kardos

Graphic Artist

Joanie Karnowski

3-D Artist

Irene Kassow

Assistant Editor

Jon Kauffman

Assistant

Jamie Kavanagh

Song

Gayle Keller

Casting

Chris Kelly

Special Makeup Effects

Julie Kent

Consultant

Daniel C. Kim

Compositor

Darren D Kiner

3-D Artist

Daniel Kirsch

Foreman

Todd Kleitsch

Makeup

Vernice Klier-moskowitz

Coach

Olga Kostritzky

Consultant

Danielle Krudy

Camera Trainee

Jeff Kryvicky

Main Title Design

Ronnie Kupferwasser

Location Manager

Matt Kushner

Visual Effects Coordinator

Keith Lackey

3-D Artist

Jessica Lai

3-D Artist

Mary Lampert

Hair Stylist

Brett Landon

Compositor

Sarah Lane

Stunts

Avi Laniado

Sound Mixer

Amy Lauritsen

Assistant Director

Paul Leblanc

Hair Stylist

Wayne Lemmer

Sound Effects Editor

Michael A Leo

Generator Operator

Eric Leverenz

Film Lab

Michael Lewis

Production Secretary

Ray Lewis

Rotoscope Animator

Ray Lewis

Visual Effects Designer

Matthew Libatique

Director Of Photography

Matthew Libatique

Dp/Cinematographer

Hank Liebeskind

On-Set Dresser

Shawn Lipowski

3-D Artist

Film Details

Also Known As
Cierna labut, Cisne Negro, Crni labod, Czarny labedz, Fekete hattyú, Juodoji Gulbe, Le cygne noir, Siyah Kugu, cygne noir
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2010
Production Company
Air Studios, London; Cross Creek Pictures; Duotone Audio Group; Fox Searchlight Pictures; Gourmet To U; Look! Effects, Inc.; Sixteen19; Sound One; Technicolor; Technicolor New York; Technicolor PostWorks New York; Wilson Rivas Catering
Distribution Company
Fox Searchlight Pictures; 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment; 20th Century Fox International; Bontonfilm; Budapest Film; Cinepix Sp. Z O.O.; Clmc Multimedia Sa; Continental Film D.O.O. (Cf); Empire; Forum; Forum; Fox Searchlight Pictures; Fs Film Oy; Nu-Metro; Odeon S.A.; Odeon S.A.; Sena; Tatra Film; Tiglon A.S.; Warner Bros. Pictures International; Warner Bros. Pictures International
Location
New York, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 50m

Award Wins

Best Actress

2011
Natalie Portman

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States on Video March 29, 2011

Released in United States 2010

Limited Release in United States Winter December 3, 2010

Released in United States on Video March 29, 2011

Released in United States 2010 (Galas/Closing Night)

Project was previously in development at Universal Pictures.

Universal Pictures bought the pitch based on an outline created by Darren Aronofsky and John McLaughlin.

Project was included on the 2009 Blood List.

Released in United States 2010 (Closing Night Film )

Limited Release in United States Winter December 3, 2010