What Happened Was...


1h 30m 1994

Brief Synopsis

Two people, one apartment, and a single Friday night in this examination of amorous rituals in an age of dating anxiety.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Adaptation
Comedy
Drama
Romance
Release Date
1994
Distribution Company
Samuel Goldwyn Company

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 30m

Synopsis

Two people, one apartment, and a single Friday night in this examination of amorous rituals in an age of dating anxiety.

Crew

Nico Accardi

Other

Felix Andrew

Sound

Steve Apicella

Assistant Director

Richard Arrley

Editor

Charles Atlas

Thanks

Jeff Beer

Thanks

Rick Bradley

Boom Operator

Anthony Bregman

Other

Eric Cahan

Archival Footage

Lajuan Carter

Song Performer

Mara Catalan

Photography

Paul Clay

Consultant

Michael J Cohen

Assistant Camera Operator

Joe Desalvo

Director Of Photography

David Doernberg

Props

Patrick Donovan

Best Boy Grip

Sean M Donovan

Key Grip

Peter Dorgen

Boom Operator

Tony Faulkner

Assistant Sound Editor

John Flansburgh

Thanks

Joe Foley

Gaffer

Jeanne L Gilliland

Boom Operator

Robin Goldwasser

Other

Martha Griffin

Continuity

Steve Gross

Thanks

Gatis Gudets

Other

Ted Hope

Executive Producer

Joyce Hsieh

Production Accountant

Neil Jason

Music

Barry Josephson

Thanks

Zsolt Kadar

Grip

Andra Kanegson

Set Decorator

Mike Lavery

Production Assistant

Sarah Lavery

Unit Manager

Maddy Lederman

Grip

Constance Lemasson

On-Set Dresser

Robert Lewis

Thanks

Barbara Lipski

Thanks

Scott Macaulay

Producer

Dan Macquire

Carpenter

Caitlin Maloney

Thanks

Pam Martin

Associate Editor

Scootrer Mccrae

Other

Allan R Mckinnon

Location Scout

Ross Miller

Thanks

Kathryn Nixon

Makeup

Kathryn Nixon

Hair

Kathryn Nixon

Costume Designer

Tom Noonan

Screenplay

Tom Noonan

Play As Source Material

Marco North

Carpenter

Heather Norton

Assistant Camera Operator

Robin O'hara

Producer

Chris O'neal

Other

Dan Ouelette

Production Designer

Chris Palarmo

Music

Tom Paul

Rerecording Assistant

John Pirozzi

Grip

Nina Port

Hair

Nina Port

Makeup

David Pultz

Other

Bill Raymond

Thanks

Sally Reed

Key Grip

Jack Reichert

Assistant Camera Operator

Bill Rouady

Location Scout

Greg Ruzzin

Special Thanks To

Zbigniew Rybczynski

Thanks

Johnny Santiago

Production Assistant

Michael Satter

Special Thanks To

James Schamus

Executive Producer

Lodovico Sorret

Music Composer

Gary Steele

Thanks

Rick Stevenson

Sound Design

Ed Strosser

Other

Arna Svingen

Production Assistant

Joel Tischoff

Key Grip

Lesly Topping

Editing

Alexandra White

Production Coordinator

Scott Wyles

Location Scout

Film Details

MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Adaptation
Comedy
Drama
Romance
Release Date
1994
Distribution Company
Samuel Goldwyn Company

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 30m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Co-winner, along with Abbas Kiarostami's "Through the Olive Trees" (Iran/France/1994), of the Silver Hugo award at the 1994 Chicago International Film Festival.

Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the 1994 Sundance Film Festival. Noonan also won the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award.

Released in United States 1994

Released in United States Fall September 9, 1994

Released in United States January 1994

Released in United States March 24, 1994

Released in United States May 1994

Released in United States October 1994

Released in United States October 6, 1994

Released in United States on Video March 26, 1996

Shown at Cannes Film Festival (market) May 12-23, 1994.

Shown at Chicago International Film Festival (in competition) October 6-23, 1994.

Shown at San Francisco International Film Festival April 28 - May 12, 1994.

Feature directorial debut for actor Tom Noonan, the brother of playwright John Ford Noonan. "What Happened Was" was originally staged in New York City in 1992 by the Paradise Theater Company, a group Noonan and friends formed a decade earlier. The project was also workshopped at the Sundance Institute's 1992 writer's workshop.

Released in United States 1994 (Shown at San Francisco International Film Festival April 28 - May 12, 1994.)

Released in United States January 1994 (Shown at Sundance Film Festival (in competition) in Park City, Utah January 20-30, 1994.)

Released in United States March 24, 1994 (Shown in New York City (Walter Reade) as part of series "Independents Night!" March 24, 1994.)

Released in United States on Video March 26, 1996

Released in United States May 1994 (Shown at Cannes Film Festival (market) May 12-23, 1994.)

Released in United States Fall September 9, 1994

Released in United States October 1994 (Shown at Chicago International Film Festival (in competition) October 6-23, 1994.)

Released in United States October 6, 1994 (Los Angeles)