I Saw the Light (2015)

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  • IMDb page: I Saw the Light (2015)
  • Rate: 6.6/10 total 164 votes 
  • Genre: Biography | Drama | Music
  • Release Date: 27 November 2015 (USA)
  • Runtime: 123 min
  • Filming Location: Shreveport, Louisiana, USA
  • Director: Marc Abraham
  • Stars: Elizabeth Olsen, Tom Hiddleston, David Krumholtz | See full cast and crew »
  • Original Music By: Aaron Zigman   
  • Plot Keyword: Country Singer | Country Music | Country Music Singer

Writing Credits By:

    (in alphabetical order)

  • Marc Abraham  screenplay
  • Colin Escott  biography
  • Colin Escott  book

Known Trivia

  • During filming, Tom Hiddleston endeared himself to the cast and crew by serenading them at the piano between scenes. At wrap, each day, he graciously shook hands with everyone involved and thanked them for their work, from the janitor to his costars. His clear musical talent and unpretentious behavior on set quelled any suspicions that the Englishman wasn’t right for the part. 35 of 35 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |
  • Tom Hiddleston and Elizabeth Olsen have both appeared in Marvel’s Avenger films as Loki and Wanda Maximoff respectively. But not together. Hiddleston appears in Avengers (2012) and Olsen in Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015). 12 of 12 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |
  • To gain his pencil-thin appearance, Tom Hiddleson ran ten miles and cycled 15 miles everyday. 11 of 11 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |

Plot: A biography of Hank Williams. |  »

Story: A biography of Hank Williams.

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Produced By:

  • Marc Abraham known as producer
  • Anastasia Brown known as associate producer
  • Jason Cloth known as executive producer
  • Colin Escott known as associate producer
  • David Gendron known as executive producer
  • Aaron L. Gilbert known as producer
  • Margot Hand known as executive producer
  • Michael Hansen known as executive producer
  • Patty Long known as executive producer
  • James Packer known as executive producer
  • Brett Ratner known as producer
  • G. Marq Roswell known as producer
  • Alan M. Simpson known as executive producer (as Allan Simpson)
  • Allan J. Stitt known as executive producer
  • Steven Thibault known as co-executive producer

FullCast & Crew:

  • Elizabeth Olsen known as Audrey Mae Williams
  • Tom Hiddleston known as Hank Williams
  • David Krumholtz known as James Dolan
  • Bradley Whitford known as Fred Rose
  • Maddie Hasson known as Billie Jean
  • Cherry Jones known as Lillie Williams
  • Wrenn Schmidt known as Bobbie Jett
  • Josh Pais known as Dore Schary
  • James DuMont known as WB Nowlin
  • Erica Curtis
  • Cory Hart known as Back Pain Doctor
  • Candice Harrison known as Roadhouse Patron
  • Charlie Talbert known as Cliff Rogers
  • Rebecca Chulew known as Performer / Hotel Bar Patron
  • Wayne Pére known as Toby Marshall
  • Joe Chrest known as Oscar Davis
  • Skyler Davenport known as Hospital Nurse / MGM Pedestrian
  • Justin Lebrun known as Concert attendant
  • Casey Bond known as Jerry Rivers
  • Jayson Warner Smith known as Hank Snow
  • Jeff Caperton known as Campbell
  • NM Garcia known as Ryman Auditorium / Cow Coliseum Gal
  • Emily Marie Palmer
  • Caroline Hebert known as Ellie
  • Jaclyn Bethany known as Ryman Performer
  • Christopher Heskey known as StageHand Supervisor
  • Diane Mozzone known as Solemn Singer
  • Bryan Michael Hall known as Musician
  • Jillian Batherson known as Bar Woman
  • Vanessa Amaya
  • Mattie Liptak known as Charles Carr
  • Denise Gossett known as Mrs. Jones
  • Devan Gerlach known as MGM Pedestrian
  • Gary Teague known as Pedestrian
  • Gretchen Koerner known as Bar Waitress
  • Will Beinbrink known as Jim Denny
  • Donna Chamness known as Cow Coliseum Fresh Face
  • Elliott Grey known as Banker
  • Bethany Blakey known as Female passerby
  • Ransom Ashley known as Press Photographer
  • Douglas M. Griffin known as Howard Pill
  • Allison Claye known as Concert goer
  • David Maldonado known as Hank's Lawyer
  • Lindsey McCollough known as Concert goer
  • Christopher Gulas known as Concert Goer
  • John Neisler known as Mr. Jones
  • Artie Mozzone known as Hank Williams song singer
  • Elise Fyke known as Nurse Warwick
  • Cody Daniel known as Ronald
  • Rob Boltin known as Frank Walker
  • Richard Jackson known as Boyette
  • Forrest Pruett known as Cow Coliseum Promoter
  • Geraldine Singer known as Dore Schary's Secretary
  • Jennifer DeLatte known as Front Row Concert Girl
  • Garrett Kruithof known as Sebie Smith
  • Paulina Manseau known as MGM Employee
  • Stan Taylor known as Concert Goer
  • Gregory Fountain known as Military Officer
  • Jeff Pope known as Red Foley
  • Michael D. Anglin known as Performer
  • Crystal Cook known as Kitty Wells
  • Lisa Ann Smith known as Performer
  • Joshua Brady known as Sammy Pruett
  • Cade Weeks known as Hank Williams Jr.
  • Michael P Gardner known as Police Officer
  • Von Lewis known as Ray Price (as Von Cleve Lewis)
  • Rebecca Gamble known as Concert Attendee
  • Michael Sieve known as WSM DJ
  • Carter Burch known as Harold (audio guy)
  • Deborah Alcorn known as Concert Attendee (as Debbie Alcorn)
  • Rodney Crowell known as Elonzo Huble 'Lon' Williams
  • Candiss Nicole Gandy known as Rays Party Guest / Concert Attendee
  • Fred Parker Jr. known as Faron Young
  • Casey Groves known as Promoter Lebeau
  • Michael Haskins known as Jud Collins
  • Heather D. Benoit known as Sally
  • Vito Viscuso known as Doctor
  • Jan Duncan Weir known as Ryman Auditorium Concert Attendee
  • Floyd Knight known as Sickly Patient / Hanks Roommate
  • Rick Vyper known as Dr. Clayton ER Doctor
  • Emily Lyman known as Shreveport Nurse
  • Jason Palombo known as Roadhouse / Festival Patron
  • Sarah Eilts known as Ray Price's Wife
  • Rod Hermansen known as Roy Acuff
  • Kelvin Payton known as CBS Doorman
  • Ellen Crouch known as Drifting Cowboys Family
  • Ryan Scharfenberg known as Concert Attendee
  • Ashley Gilbert known as Ray's Party Goer
  • Vincent Stalba known as Sonny Jones
  • Lauren Helling known as Pensacola Woman
  • Todd Barnett known as Gas Station Attendant
  • John R. Bennett II known as Doctor / House call
  • Ellie Foco known as Lycrecia, Age 9
  • Mallorie Lindsey known as Woman with Audrey
  • Rachel Tracy known as New York Pedestrian
  • Robert D Johnson known as Earnest Tubs
  • Wes Langlois known as Don Helms
  • Pat Jarrells known as Guest
  • John Confer known as Police Driver
  • Austin Haley known as Dwayne
  • Meredith Brumwell known as Audrey's Friend (as Meredith Charron)
  • Michael McCormick known as Bartender
  • Deadra Moore known as Mrs. Ragland
  • Gloria Gonnillini known as Plain Springs church member
  • Nathan Tremaine known as Band Member
  • Josh Graham known as Scary Guy
  • Don Jarrells known as Guest
  • Steve Young known as Concert Attendee
  • Christopher Michael Watts known as Concert Goer
  • Jeremy Summers known as Concert Attendee
  • Daniel B. Davis known as Raymond Wallingford
  • Julie Koontz known as Wedding Guest
  • Kim Visser known as Cow Town Coliseum Concert Attendee
  • Jeremiah Fulbright known as Festival Goer / Canton Concert Audience
  • David Phillips known as Music Festival attendee, Roadhouse patron
  • Christine Heideman known as Roadhouse Girl
  • Maverick Dean Williams known as Christmas Party Attendee
  • Amanda Joy Erickson known as Patron
  • Candace Boyd known as Pedestrian
  • Robert Miskowski known as Hotel Guest
  • Tabitha Faith known as Lycretia age 5
  • Joe Manco known as NYC Pedestrian
  • Bolton Alford known as Musician, Concert Attendant
  • Dakota Woodruff known as Movers
  • Tony McCullough known as Hotel Guest
  • Troy Compas known as Concert Attendee
  • Bobby Kees known as Ray's Party Goer
  • Kelsie Wardell known as MGM Employee
  • Michael Rinne known as Lum York
  • Chris Venable known as Pedestrian
  • Fawn Zion known as Concert Goer
  • Brian Neil McAllister known as Stagehand Assistant
  • Tammy Laborde known as Grand Ole Opry VIP Particpant
  • Javier Andy Zavala Jr. known as Concert Goer
  • Jarred Sepulvado known as Alton Jones
  • Andrew Heideman known as Roadhouse Man
  • Samantha Reaves known as Festival Goer / Canton Concert Audience
  • Tom Glenn known as Ryman Concert Attendee
  • Stephanie Goudy known as MGM Pedestrian
  • Dennis Alcorn known as Performer (uncredited)
  • Cassie Tobin Chappell known as Extra (uncredited)
  • Brittany Cofer known as Concert Attendee (uncredited)
  • Rose Cooper known as NYC Pedestrian (uncredited)
  • Kerrigan Hightower known as Concert Goer (uncredited)
  • Russell Hightower known as Concert Goer (uncredited)
  • Vicky Jones-Stanfield known as Concert Goer (uncredited)
  • Aaron N. Martin known as Preacher (uncredited)
  • Michele B. McGraw known as Concert Attendee (uncredited)
  • Travis Mitchell known as Performer (uncredited)
  • Caleb O'Neal known as Concert Goer (uncredited)
  • Brent Wayne Rogers known as Carpenter (uncredited)
  • Alice Searcy known as Concert, fair goer (uncredited)
  • Tyler Wing known as Extra (uncredited)

..{tab=Supporting Department}Makeup Department:

  • Cha'Ree Brown known as hair stylist
  • Erica Brunson known as makeup artist
  • Courtney Lether known as key makeup artist
  • Douglas Noe known as makeup department head
  • Tommie Strawther known as hair stylist

Art Department:

  • Genny Bamburg known as lead scenic
  • Kenneth Brown known as construction coordinator
  • Chris Buchinsky known as storyboard artist
  • Shelby Gillen known as set decoration buyer
  • Ellen Lampl known as graphic designer (uncredited )
  • Kelly D. Mills known as Set Dresser
  • David Myers known as set painter
  • Stephen H. Porter known as art department coordinator
  • David C. Potter known as leadman
  • Bert Smith known as assistant property master
  • Tara N. Talley-Brown known as construction buyer
  • Michael Thibodeaux known as set dresser
  • Michael Wynn known as set painter
  • Jai Field known as graphic designer (uncredited)


Production Companies:

  • Bron Studios
  • RatPac Entertainment

Other Companies:

  • Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment  camera car (uncredited)
  • Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment  camera cranes (uncredited)
  • Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment  camera dollies (uncredited)
  • Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment  hydrascope telescoping crane arm (uncredited)
  • Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment  stabilized remote camera systems (uncredited)
  • Codex Digital  digital recording equipment
  • Company 3  digital intermediate
  • Creative Wealth Media Finance  funding (in association with)
  • Hollywood Trucks  Entertainment Transportation
  • Hula Post  Editing Systems and Service
  • PIC Agency  titles
  • Paragon Studios  post production services
  • Reel Security  production security (uncredited)
  • Road Rebel  production travel
  • Silver Screen Supply  production rentals
  • Three Point Capital  funding

Additional Details


  • Sony Pictures Classics (2015) (USA) (theatrical)

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Special Effects:

  • NVFX Studio (visual effects company)
  • NVFX Studio
  • Synaptic VFX (visual effects company)

Visual Effects by:

  • Aaron Chiesa known as compositor: Synaptic VFX
  • Niraj Chokshi known as additional rotoscoping: NVFX Studio
  • Sarah Grieshammer known as compositor: Synaptic VFX
  • Fabian Jimenez known as compositor: Synaptic VFX
  • Shahen Jordan known as art supervisor: Synaptic VFX
  • Shant Jordan known as visual effects supervisor
  • Mark Kochinski known as compositor: Synaptic VFX
  • Sean Loughran known as compositor: Synaptic VFX
  • Zach Miller known as matchmove: Synaptic VFX
  • James Payfer known as rotoscoper: Synaptic VFX
  • Stephen W. Pugh known as visual effects producer: Synaptic VFX
  • Garret Roosa known as visual effects coordinator: Synaptic VFX
  • Jessica Stebbins known as compositor: Synaptic VFX
  • Thomas Tannenberger known as visual effects supervisor: 609NY
  • Melissa Whitcomb known as compositor: Synaptic VFX

MPAA: Rated R for some language and brief sexuality/nudity


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