Wendy and Lucy (2008)

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  • IMDb page: Wendy and Lucy (2008)
  • Rate: 7.1/10 total 7,127 votes 
  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 6 March 2009 (Ireland)
  • Runtime: USA:80 min
  • Filming Location: Portland, Oregon, USA
  • Budget: $200,000(estimated)
  • Gross: $856,942(USA)(26 April 2009)
  • Director: Kelly Reichardt
  • Stars: Michelle Williams, Lucy and David Koppell
  • Sound Mix: Dolby Digital
  • Plot Keyword: Car | Dog | Police Station | Parking Lot | Travel

Writing Credits By:

    (in alphabetical order)

  • Jonathan Raymond  (as Jon Raymond)
  • Jonathan Raymond  story "Night Choir" (as Jon Raymond)
  • Kelly Reichardt  writer

Known Trivia

  • Director Kelly Reichardt was worried that Michelle Williams was “too pretty” to play the role. She asked Williams to go without makeup and not wash her hair for two weeks during filming.
  • Michelle Williams did not shave her legs or clean her fingernails during filming. After filming completed, Williams’ friend Busy Philipps treated her to a manicure and pedicure.
  • A friend of the director allowed Michelle Williams and her daughter to stay in their guest house during filming.
  • Michelle Williams slept in her car for a few nights in order to get into character.
  • Michelle Williams was so scruffy during filming that when bystanders came up to chat with the crew they totally ignored her.

Plot: A woman's life is derailed en route to a potentially lucrative summer job. When her car breaks down… See more » |  »

Story: A woman's life is derailed en route to a potentially lucrative summer job. When her car breaks down, and her dog is taken to the pound, the thin fabric of her financial situation comes apart, and she is led through a series of increasingly dire economic decisions.Written by Anonymous  

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Produced By:

  • Joshua Blum known as executive producer
  • Larry Fessenden known as producer
  • Todd Haynes known as executive producer
  • Neil Kopp known as producer
  • Phil Morrison known as executive producer
  • Anish Savjani known as producer
  • Rajen Savjani known as executive producer

FullCast & Crew:

  • Michelle Williams known as Wendy
  • Lucy known as Lucy the Dog
  • David Koppell known as Kid by Fire
  • Max Clement known as Kid by Fire
  • Sid Shanley known as Kid by Fire
  • Dave Hubner known as Kid by Fire
  • Michelle Worthey known as Sadie
  • Will Oldham known as Icky
  • Wally Dalton known as Security Guard (as Walter Dalton)
  • Roger D. Faires known as Recycler in Wheelchair (as Roger Faires)
  • Boggs Johnson known as Recycling Man
  • Tanya Smith known as Grocery Checker
  • Michael Brophy known as Grocery Store Stocker
  • John Robinson known as Andy
  • John Breen known as Mr. Hunt
  • Deneb Catalan known as Male Cop
  • Skeeter Greene known as Female Cop
  • Marilyn Faith Hickey known as Police Administrator (as Marilyn Hickey)
  • Jeanine Jackson known as Grocery Cashier
  • Brenna Beardsley known as Grocery Cashier
  • Winfield Jackson known as Teenager by Car
  • Gabe Nevins known as Teenager by Car
  • Connor O'Shea known as Teenager by Car
  • Josh Larson known as Teenager by Car (as Josh Larsen)
  • Ayanna Berkshire known as Pound Employee
  • Dan Wilson known as Man on Bus
  • Greg Schmitt known as Mechanic in Garage
  • Will Patton known as Mechanic
  • David Rives Curtright known as Man Reading Book
  • Larry Fessenden known as Man in Park
  • Holly Cundiff known as Security Guard's Woman
  • James Yu known as Cab Driver
  • George Haapala known as Home Owner
  • Deirdre O'Connell known as Deb (voice)
  • M. Blash known as Dan (voice)
  • Gwenne Hudson known as Townie (uncredited)
  • Alyssa Phelps known as Girl Walking dog (uncredited)
  • Barry Seltzer known as Market Shopper (uncredited)

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  • Amy Cole known as tattoo artist
  • David Kennedy known as hair stylist

Art Department:

  • Blake Britton known as art department assistant
  • Jonny Fenix known as art department assistant
  • Stephen Poon known as art department assistant
  • Kate Smith known as art department assistant
  • Nate Smith known as leadman

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Production Companies:

  • Field Guide Films
  • Film Science
  • Glass Eye Pix
  • Washington Square Films

Other Companies:

  • Doug B. Scott Agency  insurance
  • FotoKem Digital Film Services  video dailies (as FotoKem)
  • Half & Half Café  catering
  • Hollywood Intermediate  digital intermediate
  • Ovasen Post Production  post-production services and facilities
  • Ovasen  post-production services and facilities
  • Plazm  title design
  • Rosen Lewis  legal services
  • Tandem Sound  sound post-production
  • Wildfire Studios  editorial facilities
  • Wildfire Studios  sound post-production (as Wildfire)
  • Wildfire Studios  sound re-recording

Distributors:

  • AmaFilms (2009) (Greece) (theatrical)
  • Epicentre Films (2009) (France) (theatrical)
  • Filmmuseum Distributie (2009) (Netherlands) (theatrical)
  • Oscilloscope Pictures (2008) (USA) (theatrical)
  • Potential Films (2009) (Australia) (theatrical)
  • Alambique Destilaria de Ideias Unipessoal (2010) (Portugal) (all media)
  • Cinemax (2010) (Hungary) (TV)
  • Filmfreak Distributie (2010) (Netherlands) (DVD)
  • Mongrel Media (2008) (Canada) (all media)
  • Mongrel Media (2009) (Canada) (DVD)
  • Oscilloscope Pictures (2009) (USA) (DVD)
  • Soda Pictures (2009) (UK) (all media)

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Special Effects:

  • HIVE-FX (visual effects)

Visual Effects by:

  • Jim L. Clark known as visual fx: Hive FX (as Jim Clark)
  • Carlos Cuellar known as scanning operator
  • Paul Amadeus Kim known as digital cleanup artist (as Paul Kim)
  • James Ledesma known as scanning operator
  • Arturo Lopez known as scanning manager
  • Chris Thomas known as scanning operator
  • Jesse Vanderpool known as scanning operator

Release Date:

  • France 22 May 2008 (Cannes Film Festival)
  • Australia 31 July 2008 (Melbourne International Film Festival)
  • Australia 2 August 2008 (Brisbane Film Festival)
  • Canada 5 September 2008 (Toronto International Film Festival)
  • Canada 16 September 2008 (Atlantic Film Festival)
  • USA 27 September 2008 (New York Film Festival)
  • Canada 1 October 2008 (Vancouver International Film Festival)
  • USA 4 October 2008 (Mill Valley Film Festival)
  • USA 4 October 2008 (Woodstock Film Festival)
  • Belgium 9 October 2008 (Gent International Film Festival)
  • Mexico 9 October 2008 (Morelia Film Festival)
  • Canada 10 October 2008 (Montreal Festival du nouveau cinéma)
  • USA 17 October 2008 (Chicago International Film Festival)
  • USA 18 October 2008 (Black Bear Film Festival)
  • UK 24 October 2008 (London Film Festival)
  • USA 1 November 2008 (AFI Film Festival)
  • Greece 15 November 2008 (Thessaloniki International Film Festival)
  • USA 15 November 2008 (Starz Denver Film Festival)
  • USA 15 November 2008 (Northwest Film and Video Festival)
  • Spain 22 November 2008 (Gijón International Film Festival)
  • Sweden 25 November 2008 (Stockholm International Film Festival)
  • Italy 26 November 2008 (Turin Film Festival)
  • USA 10 December 2008 (limited)
  • UK 13 February 2009 (Keswick Film Festival)
  • Ireland 6 March 2009
  • UK 6 March 2009
  • Romania 26 March 2009 (B-Est International Film Festival)
  • Argentina 27 March 2009 (Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema)
  • Czech Republic 27 March 2009 (Febio Film Festival)
  • USA 2 April 2009 (Ashland Independent Film Festival)
  • Hong Kong 5 April 2009 (Hong Kong International Film Festival)
  • France 8 April 2009
  • Denmark 18 April 2009 (CPHPIX Festival)
  • USA 5 May 2009 (DVD premiere)
  • Austria 8 May 2009
  • Netherlands 6 August 2009
  • Germany 22 October 2009
  • Greece 7 January 2010
  • Portugal 3 June 2010
  • Hungary 17 July 2010 (TV premiere)

MPAA: Rated R for language

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Filmography links and data courtesy of The Internet Movie Database

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