What Maisie Knew (2012)

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  • IMDb page: What Maisie Knew (2012)
  • Rate: 7.1/10 total 251 votes 
  • Genre: Drama | Family
  • Release Date: 7 June 2013 (Taiwan)
  • Runtime: 93 min (Toronto International Film Festival) | USA:99 min
  • Filming Location: New York City, New York, USA
  • Budget: $6,000,000 (estimated)
  • Stars: Julianne Moore, Steve Coogan, Alexander Skarsgård | See full cast and crew
  • Original Music By: Nick Urata   
  • Soundtrack: Rock-a-Bye Baby
  • Sound Mix: Dolby Digital
  • Plot Keyword: New York City | Art Dealer | Custody Battle | Rock Star | Bartender

Writing Credits By:

  • Nancy Doyne (screenplay by) &
  • Carroll Cartwright (screenplay by)
  • Henry James (based on the novel by)

Known Trivia

  • “Joanna Vanderham” replaced “Evan Rachel Wood.”

Plot: In New York City, a young girl is caught in the middle of her parents' bitter custody battle. Full summary » |  »

Story: What Maisie Knew is a contemporary New York City revisioning of the Henry James novella by the same name. It revolves around unwitting 7-year-old Maisie, caught in the middle of a custody battle between her mother Susanna, an aging rock star, and her father, Beale, a major art dealer. Written byAnonymous

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Produced By:

  • Elfar Adalsteins known as co-producer
  • Mohammed Al Turki known as co-producer
  • Victoria Bousis known as associate producer
  • Sam Connelly known as co-producer
  • Brad Coolidge known as co-producer
  • Melissa Coolidge known as co-producer
  • Daniel Crown known as producer
  • Eva Maria Daniels known as executive producer
  • Alish Erman known as associate producer
  • Peter Fruchtman known as executive producer
  • Lauren Grimshaw known as associate producer
  • Neil Katz known as co-executive producer
  • Danielle Koenigsberg known as co-producer
  • Todd J. Labarowski known as executive producer
  • Riva Marker known as executive producer
  • Marissa McMahon known as executive producer
  • Anne O'Shea known as executive producer
  • Marc R. Rappaport known as associate producer
  • Jennifer Roth known as executive producer
  • Andy Sawyer known as co-executive producer
  • Shawn Simpson known as executive producer
  • Jai Stefan known as executive producer
  • Daniela Taplin Lundberg known as producer
  • Isabel Teitler known as associate producer
  • William Teitler known as producer
  • Todd Traina known as executive producer
  • Charles Weinstock known as producer

FullCast & Crew:

  • Julianne Moore known as Susanna
  • Steve Coogan known as Beale
  • Alexander Skarsgård known as Lincoln
  • Joanna Vanderham known as Margo
  • Onata Aprile known as Maisie
  • Sadie Rae known as Zoe
  • Jesse Stone Spadaccini known as Martin
  • Diana García known as Cecelia (as Diana Garcia Soto)
  • Amelia Campbell known as Ms. Baine
  • Maddie Corman known as Ms. Fairchild-Tettenbaum
  • Paddy Croft known as Mrs. Wix
  • Trevor Long known as Musician #1
  • Emma Holzer known as Holly
  • Nadia Gan known as Hostess
  • Samantha Buck known as Zoe's Mother
  • Anne O'Shea known as Administrator
  • Malachi Weir known as Manager
  • Ellen Crown known as Counselor
  • Jessica Miano Kruel known as Customer
  • Zachary Unger known as Freckly Boy
  • Arianna Shirak known as Girl
  • Shobhit Agarwal known as NY Locksmith
  • Valentine Aprile known as Martin's Mother
  • Andrea Bordeaux known as Waitress
  • Evangelo Bousis known as Photographer
  • Luke Forbes known as Musician on Bus
  • Joel Garland known as Emmett
  • Sean Gormley known as Margo's Uncle
  • Henry Kelemen known as Tyler
  • Robert C. Kirk known as LI locksmith (as Robert Kirk)
  • Nate Lang known as Lawyer
  • Stephen Mailer known as Zoe's Father
  • Harrison Nesbit known as Pizza Delivery Boy
  • Thomas Pescod known as Grey-Haired Guy
  • Domenic Ambroselli known as Maisie's Classmate (uncredited)
  • Kevin Cannon known as Susanna's Guitarist / Bandmate (uncredited)
  • James Colby known as Byron (uncredited)
  • Mario Moise Fontaine known as Doorman (uncredited)
  • Julian Murdoch known as Student (uncredited)
  • Gil O'Brien known as Cafe Patron (uncredited)
  • Edward Sass III known as Maisie's Classmates (uncredited)
  • Owen Shipman known as Ring Bearer (uncredited)
  • Luke Trevisan known as (uncredited)
  • Simon H. Williams known as Maisie's Classmate (uncredited)

..{tab=Supporting Department}Makeup Department:

  • Emily Ansel known as additional makeup
  • Annemarie Bradley known as hair stylist: Julianne Moore
  • Aaron Mark Kinchen known as key hair stylist (as Aaron M. Kinchen)
  • Christopher Milone known as makeup department head
  • Lauzanne Nel known as makeup artist
  • Susan Reilly LeHane known as makeup artist: Julianne Moore
  • Barbara Sansone known as hair department head

Art Department:

  • Michael Cory known as property master
  • Kendall Fleisher known as art department production assistant
  • Frank-Joseph Frelier known as art department coordinator
  • Jared Goldfeder known as set dresser
  • Dan-ah Kim known as graphic designer
  • Marina Parker known as assistant property master
  • Jeremy Rosenstein known as assistant art director
  • Carly Whitaker known as art department coordinator
  • Graham Wichman known as on-set dresser


Production Companies:

  • Red Crown Productions
  • Weinstock Productions
  • 10th Hole Productions
  • KODA Entertainment
  • 120dB Films
  • Dreambridge Films
  • Image Entertainment

Other Companies:

  • ARRI / Camera Service Center  camera equipment provided by
  • ARRI / Camera Service Center  grip and lighting equipment
  • DRO Entertainment  special thanks
  • De Lane Lea  ADR recording
  • Dreambridge Films  financing
  • Dreambridge Films  funding
  • Eva Daniels Productions  financing
  • Gray Krauss Des Rochers  legal services
  • IndieClear  script clearance
  • LightIRON Digital  digital intermediate
  • Milan Records  soundtrack
  • Parabolic NY  post-production sound services
  • Post Factory NY  post-production facilities
  • Three Point Capital  funding


  • Millennium Entertainment (2013) (USA) (theatrical)
  • Wild Bunch Benelux (2013) (Netherlands) (theatrical)
  • Falcon Films (2013) (Lebanon) (all media) (Middle East)
  • Madman Entertainment (2012) (Australia) (all media)
  • Pandastorm Pictures (2012) (Germany) (all media)

..{tab=Other Stuff}Visual Effects by:

  • Daniel Cohen known as visual effects producer
  • Thompson Conradi known as visual effects artist
  • Luciano DiGeronimo known as digital compositor
  • Mark Scott Friedman known as compositing supervisor
  • Brian Houlihan known as digital compositor
  • Henry Jean known as digital compositor
  • Franz Kol known as digital compositor
  • Aniela Sidorska known as visual effects associate producer

Release Date:

  • Canada September 2012 (Toronto International Film Festival)
  • USA 25 April 2013 (San Francisco International Film Festival)
  • USA 3 May 2013 (limited)
  • Taiwan 7 June 2013
  • UK 23 August 2013
  • Denmark 5 September 2013
  • Netherlands 24 October 2013

MPAA: Rated R for some language


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