Birds of America (2008)

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  • IMDb page: Birds of America (2008)
  • Rate: 6.1/10 total 3,423 votes 
  • Genre: Comedy | Drama
  • Release Date: 26 February 2010 (Mexico)
  • Runtime: 85 min | USA:89 min (Sundance Film Festival)
  • Filming Location: Darien, Connecticut, USA
  • Director: Craig Lucas
  • Stars: Matthew Perry, Ben Foster and Ginnifer Goodwin
  • Original Music By: Brett Boyett (trailer score by) Ahrin Mishan   
  • Soundtrack: Sad Song
  • Sound Mix: Dolby Digital
  • Plot Keyword: College Professor | Toilet | Telephone Call | Stoned | Wedding Invitation

Writing Credits By:

  • Elyse Friedman (written by)

Known Trivia

    Plot: A regular guy struggles with a repressive home and professional life, as well as making amends for the trouble his free-spirited brother and sister cause about town. |  »

    Story: A regular guy struggles with a repressive home and professional life, as well as making amends for the trouble his free-spirited brother and sister cause about town.

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    Produced By:

    • John Allen known as executive producer
    • Carina Alves known as associate producer
    • Rachel Cohen known as co-executive producer
    • Chris Davey known as co-executive producer
    • Jana Edelbaum known as producer
    • Elyse Friedman known as co-producer
    • Edward Gersh known as co-producer
    • Hollise Gersh known as co-producer
    • Eric Warren Goldman known as executive producer
    • Marilyn Haft known as co-producer
    • Scott Hanson known as executive producer
    • Edward Hart known as executive producer
    • Pamela Hirsch known as executive producer
    • Michael Lesser known as co-executive producer
    • Bruce Lunsford known as executive producer
    • Galt Niederhoffer known as producer
    • Celine Rattray known as producer
    • Katrin Redfern known as associate producer
    • Reagan Silber known as executive producer
    • Daniela Taplin Lundberg known as producer

    FullCast & Crew:

    • Matthew Perry known as Morrie
    • Ben Foster known as Jay
    • Ginnifer Goodwin known as Ida
    • Lauren Graham known as Betty Tanager
    • Zoë Kravitz known as Gillian
    • Hilary Swank known as Laura
    • Gary Wilmes known as Paul
    • Daniel Eric Gold known as Gary
    • Stacie Theon known as Ellen Thomas
    • Lindsay Allen known as Roller-Blading Girl
    • Tom Pelphrey known as Hitchhiker
    • Will Toale known as Young Male Cop
    • Vivien Kells known as Sleeping Girl (as Vivien Kells O'Brien)
    • Keith McDermott known as Man in Street
    • Marisa Zalabak known as Woman in Street
    • Katrin Redfern known as Neighbor on Phone
    • Donald John Hewitt known as Professor in Hallway (as Don Hewitt Jr.)
    • Joanne Lamstein known as Protective Mother (as Joanne Lumstein)
    • Brandon Hanson known as Roger
    • Peter Conboy known as Man on Street (uncredited)
    • Jennifer Gargano known as Student (uncredited)
    • Takako Haywood known as Nurse (uncredited)

    ..{tab=Supporting Department}Makeup Department:

    • Jill Astmann known as additional makeup artist (as Jill Astman)
    • Persefone Karakosta known as key makeup artist
    • Theodora Katsoulogiannakis known as key hair stylist
    • Shanah M. Kendall known as additional hair stylist
    • Sarit Klein known as additional makeup artist
    • Christal Schanes known as additional hair stylist (as Crystal Schanes)
    • Cheri Tiberio known as additional hair stylist

    Art Department:

    • Shurouq Algusane known as props intern
    • Rhiannon Alterio known as art production intern
    • Julia Barraclough known as charge scenic
    • Anthony Carnevale known as swing set dresser
    • Stephen Finkin known as on-set dresser
    • Jonathan Huggins known as assistant property master
    • Jennifer Jermantowicz known as art production intern
    • Doro Klusmann known as on-set dresser
    • Don Dominick Lombardi known as scenic artist
    • James Maher known as additional set dresser
    • Tory Noll known as art production assistant
    • Chris Potter known as property master
    • Jeff Scala known as art production assistant
    • Alison Scowby known as scenic production assistant
    • Jane Thurn known as scenic artist
    • Irmak Ucar known as art department coordinator
    • Joshua Visser known as additional set dresser (as Josh Visser)
    • Alexis Weiss known as additional props
    • Derek J.W. Wybourn known as leadman (as Derek Wybourn)
    • Chris Yager known as set decoration production assistant


    Production Companies:

    • Plum Pictures
    • iDeal Partners Film Fund
    • Hanson Allen Films (in association with) (as Hanson Allen Film Group)
    • Accomplice Films (in association with)
    • Hart-Lunsford Pictures (in association with)
    • Hillary Swank Productions (uncredited)

    Other Companies:

    • ARRI / Camera Service Center  cameras and lenses
    • All-Star Animals  animal handlers
    • Big Joe Sound  adr stage: LA
    • D.R. Reiff & Associates  insurance
    • Dreier  production attorney
    • Film Finances  completion bond
    • Indiepay  payroll services
    • JFA  post-production accounting
    • Moltenlava  title design
    • Paramount Pictures Production Services  lighting and grip equipment (as Paramount Production Services)
    • PostWorks, The Lab  dailies (as The Lab at Postworks)
    • Postworks Midtown  adr, foley and re-recording facility
    • Postworks Soho  digital intermediate
    • Something's Cooking  catering
    • United Rentals  camera cranes and dollies


    • First Look International (2008) (USA) (DVD)
    • Just Bridge Entertainment (2011) (Netherlands) (DVD)
    • Just Bridge Entertainment (2011) (Netherlands) (DVD) (Blu-ray)
    • Nordisk Film Theatrical Distribution (2009) (Finland) (DVD)
    • VVS Films (2009) (Canada) (all media)

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    Special Effects:

    • Edgeworx Studios (digital visual effects) (as Men-From-Mars)

    Visual Effects by:

    • John Bair known as visual effects supervisor: Edgework
    • Edmund Earle known as digital artist: Edgework
    • Nathan Meier known as digital artist: Edgework

    Release Date:

    • USA 24 January 2008 (Sundance Film Festival)
    • Germany 7 February 2008 (European Film Market)
    • USA 21 October 2008 (DVD premiere)
    • Finland 15 July 2009 (DVD premiere)
    • Iceland 29 July 2009 (DVD premiere)
    • Mexico 26 February 2010
    • Russia 1 April 2010 (DVD premiere)
    • Peru 12 May 2011
    • Netherlands 6 September 2011 (DVD premiere)

    MPAA: Rated R for language, some sexuality and brief drug use


    Filmography links and data courtesy of The Internet Movie Database

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