The Big Year


1h 40m 2011

Brief Synopsis

Everyone is searching for something - and Stu Preissler, Brad Harris and Kenny Bostick are determined to not only find their "something," but to be the very best at it. For Stu, Brad and Kenny, that means being the world's greatest..birder. An extraordinary race becomes a transformative journey for

Film Details

Also Known As
Big Year, Den stora jakten, Ein Jahr vogelfrei!, El gran año, La grande année, gran año, grande année
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2011
Production Company
Brendan Wilson
Distribution Company
20th Century Fox Distribution
Location
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 40m

Synopsis

Everyone is searching for something - and Stu Preissler, Brad Harris and Kenny Bostick are determined to not only find their "something," but to be the very best at it. For Stu, Brad and Kenny, that means being the world's greatest..birder. An extraordinary race becomes a transformative journey for wealthy industrialist Stu, computer code-writer Brad, and successful contractor Kenny, who race across the continent on a Big Year, a whirlwind competition to see who can spot the most species of birds in North America within one calendar year.

Crew

Richie Adams

Digital Effects

Michael Adkisson

Visual Effects Producer

Mark Aisbett

Stunts

Lee Alexander

Digital Artist

Juan Pablo Allgeier

3-D Artist

Ed Anders

Stunt Coordinator

Michael Anthony

Location Manager

Pete Anthony

Music Conductor

Pete Anthony

Music

Scott Ateah

Stunt Coordinator

Erkin Aycan

Scenic Artist

Greg Baglia

Adr

Zombie Bank

Song Performer

Debera Barager

Production Accountant

Alex Barker

Visual Effects Producer

Pat Barry

Assistant Production Coordinator

Romain Bayle

Visual Effects Producer

Sam Beam

Song

Greg Beaton

Camera Focus Puller

Angela Bellisio

Assistant Camera

Francis Benhamou

Adr

Brent Bennett

Set Decorator

Laurel Bergman

Assistant Art Director

Lori Berhon

Adr

Jose Berja

Digital Artist

Yves Bernadette

Lighting Technician

Dustin Bernard

Unit Production Manager

Guy Berryman

Song

Charlie Bisharat

Music

Hans Bjerno

Aerial Director Of Photography

Jeff Bjorgum

Video Assist/Playback

Kent Blocher

Visual Effects Editor

Richard Boisvert

Lighting Technician

Tony Bonaventura

Property Master

Celia Bond

Stunts

Curt Bonn

Stunts

Landon Bootsma

Compositor

Marc Borja

Accounting Assistant

Brian Boyd

Digital Effects

J E Brady

Adr

Heike Brandstatter

Casting

Blair Breard

Unit Production Manager

Jim Brebner

Assistant Director

Matt Breitenbach

Film Lab

Byron Brisco

Stunts

Simon Brooking

Adr

Cliff Brown

Transportation Captain

Rich Brown

Accounting Assistant

Kurt Bruun

Props Buyer

Jon Buckland

Song

Corine Buffel

Production Coordinator

Mark Bunting

Assistant Director

Alex Burdett

Special Effects Coordinator

Jeffrey Burt

Digital Artist

Kate Butler

Assistant Camera

Scott Calderwood

Assistant Set Decorator

Joseph A Campayno

Makeup Artist

Dave Campbell

Stunts

Andy Capicik

Camera Assistant

Janene Carleton

Stunts

Mike Carpenter

Stunts

Warren Carr

Unit Production Manager

Mark Carter

Assistant Director

Korey J. Cauchon

Visual Effects Producer

Nicholas Cerniglia

Digital Artist

Al Cerullo

Helicopter Pilot

Will Champion

Song

Eve Chauvet

3-D Artist

Maria K. Chavez

Location Manager

Bob Chefalas

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Rick Chefalas

Assistant Sound Editor

Eric Christensen

Visual Effects Producer

David Clarke

Assistant Art Director

Ryan Clarke

Compositor

Murray Close

Still Photographer

John Clothier

Camera Operator

Joshua Cockerham

Carpenter

Jason M Collier

Assistant Location Manager

Laura Lee Connery

Stunts

Fiona Connon

Makeup

Stuart Cornfeld

Producer

Lucas Cornstock

Set Costumer

Marko Costanzo

Foley Artist

Scott Cozens

Loader

Liz Crawford

Visual Effects

Susan Crawford

Production Coordinator

Mike Crestejo

Stunts

Rob Crone

Visual Effects Coordinator

Bing Crosby

Song Performer

Jason Crosby

Coordinator

Sean Crowell

Key Grip

Peter Cummings

Clearance Coordinator

Peter Cummings

Product Placement

Katharine Currie

Payroll Accountant

Rob Dampier

Foreman

Megan Danderfer

Visual Effects Producer

Shane Davidson

Visual Effects Producer

Bryan Davies

Visual Effects Producer

Andrew J. Day

Gaffer

Sandy De Crescent

Music Contractor

Beatrice Dealba

Hair

Angel Deangelis Haiko

Hair

Molle Debartolo

Film Lab

Ken Decker

Generator Operator

Darian Deering

Dresser

Anthony Defrancesco

Loader

John Dekker

Gaffer

Greg Dennen

Music

Alexandre Desplat

Song Performer

Feliciano Di Giorgio

Digital Effects Supervisor

Michael Diner

Art Director

Pete Dionne

Cg Supervisor

Dan Diprima

Song

Dan Diprima

Music Editor

Amanda Dobson

Chef

Marion Dobson

Chef

Kenneth Dodson

Editorial Production Assistant

Todd Doiron

Rigging Electrician

Graham Donahue

Production Assistant

Julie Donovan

Camera Focus Puller

Dylan Dowd

Greensman

David Dowling

Property Master

Thomas Drescher

Music Editor

Dana Dube

Animal Wrangler

Kim Duess

Stunts

E

Song

Scott Eade

Layout Artist

Michael C. Easter

Transportation Captain

Shalia Edl

Production Coordinator

Leah Ehman

Makeup Assistant

Tarek Elaydi

Visual Effects

Maggie Engelhardt

Production Coordinator

Ryan Ennis

Stunts

Jay Erickson

Construction

Noelia Estrada

Assistant

Joe Eveleigh

Digital Artist

Summer Eves

Costumer

Matthew Fairclough

Visual Effects Producer

Rob Falck

Special Effects Foreman

Greg Farmer

Coordinator

Susana Ines Fattorini

Production Accountant

Richard Feiner

Adr

Carol Fenelon

Executive Producer

Julia Ferguson

Visual Effects Producer

Greg Finkel

Assistant Camera

Jeremy Fisher

Song

Jeremy Fisher

Song Performer

Tom Fleischman

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Chris Fogel

Music Scoring Mixer

Gil Forrester

Dolly Grip

James Forsyth

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Mike Fowler

Adr

Jonathan Fox

Production Assistant

Howard Franklin

Screenplay

Jessica Franks

Assistant

Evan Fraser

Visual Effects Producer

Al Frazier

Song

Jennifer Freed

Post-Production Accountant

Paul Frye

Adr

John Fukushima

Compositor

Sigurjon Gardarsson

Visual Effects Producer

Adam Gardner

Song

Joe Gawler

Colorist

Scott Gaynos

Digital Artist

Michael Gazetas

Location Manager

Sonia Gemmiti

Art Department Assistant

Matt Giampa

Visual Effects Producer

Benedict Gillingham-sutton

Rotoscope Animator

Greg Gilman

Assistant Director

Chris Gilmour

Dresser

Sean Goojha

Art Department Coordinator

Dan Gorval

Best Boy Grip

Peter Graf

Aerial Director Of Photography

Oded Granot

Visual Effects Producer

Richard Grant

Music

Stephane Grappelli

Song

Sean Gray

Gaffer

Curt Griebel

Key Rigging Grip

Jennifer Grossman

Costume Coordinator

Lise Hache

Assistant Costume Designer

Bryan Haigh

Assistant Camera

Matthew Hales

3-D Animator

Wesley Hamby

Assistant Property Master

David Hamilton

Transportation Coordinator

Curtis Hanson

Producer

Sean Harding

Camera Focus Puller

Jeffrey Harlacker

Associate Producer

Jason Harris

Adr

John Harris

Song

Leif Havdale

Stunts

Robyn Heath-kubena

Assistant Production Coordinator

Cullman Hedges

Assistant

Justine Hempe

Casting Associate

Bill Henderson

Security

Leslie Hendrix

Adr

John Andrew Hill

Assistant Editor

David Hirst

Visual Effects

Vanessa Hoffman

Assistant Director

Barrett Hong

Costume Supervisor

Diane Hounsell

Script Supervisor

Film Details

Also Known As
Big Year, Den stora jakten, Ein Jahr vogelfrei!, El gran año, La grande année, gran año, grande année
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2011
Production Company
Brendan Wilson
Distribution Company
20th Century Fox Distribution
Location
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 40m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Wide Release in United States Fall October 14, 2011

Released in United States on Video January 31, 2012

Based on the book "The Big Year" written by Mark Obmascik and published by Free Press on February 4, 2004.

Dustin Hoffman was previously attached to star.

Project was previously set up at DreamWorks.

Literary Sale Date: 06/20/2002.

Initially based on a 42-page partial manuscript by Mark Obmascik.

Released in United States on Video January 31, 2012

Wide Release in United States Fall October 14, 2011