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Skeleton Crew (2009)

Country of Origin: Finland
Year of Production: 2008
Running Times: 93m
Length:
Format:
Colour Format: colour
Ratio: 2.35:1
Sound: Dolby Digital


DIRECTION

Directed by: Tero Molin & Tommi Lepola


CREW

PRODUCTION
Copyright: Timeless Films Ltd 2008
Produced by: Timeless Films presents a Northern Discipline Pictures production  A Tero Molin & Tommy Lepola film
Production Companies: Northern Discipline Pictures, Tuotantoyhtiö Legenda, Routafilmi, Dramatic Sound, Optic Finland, Mirada, Kiten Kostyymi, Tomi Tuominen [sic]
Produced by: Ilkka Niemi
Co-producers: Timo Lepistö, Olli Koivula, Tiina Ryynänen, Kitte Klemettilä, Toni Tuominen, Markus Nieminen, Jarmo Ylinikka, Petri Koskimäki, Tommi Lepola, Tero Molin, Petri Kyttälä, Aku Syrjä
Production Manager: Timo Lepistö

SCRIPT
Written by: Tero Molin
Story by: Teemu Molin, Tero Molin

PHOTOGRAPHY
Shot by: Tero Molin & Tommi Lepola
Steadicam Operator: Toni Tuominen
Glidecam Operator: Peter Salovaara
Crane Operator: Juho Kepanen
Gaffer: Markus Nieminen
Best Boy: Jarmo Ylinikka
Lighting Technicians: Teemu Molin, Jukka Moisio, Jarmo Kallio, Dan Vainikainen
Key Grip: Olli Koivula
Still Photography: Mia Bergius
Camera: Sony HDW-790P

EDITING AND POST-PRODUCTION
Edited by: Petri Kyttälä, Juha Kuoppala
Colorist: Tero Molin
Video Delivery Material: Generator Post

MUSIC
Music by: Tuomas Kantelinen

SONGS AND ADDITIONAL MUSIC
Doom Unit/"Killing Time"
Säv: Jarmo Ylinikka, Kristian Heikkilä
San: Jarmo Ylinikka/Sov: Doom Unit

Bloodpit/"For You to Be Safe"
Säv: Atarik Valamo, Paavo Pekkonen, Antii Ravin
San: Antti Ravin/Sov: Bloodpit
Publisher: Backstage Alliance
ISRC: FIBSA0800058
Available on Bloodpit: Recovered (ep) BSACDS014

SOUND
Sound Recordist: Tero Salonen
Boom Operator: Mikko Salo
Sound Design by: Petri Koskimäki, Jukka Nurmela
Sound Delivery Material: Meguru

COSTUMES AND MAKE-UP
Costumes Designed by: Kitte Klemettilä
Wardrobe Assistant: Stina Kopra

SPECIAL MAKE-UP EFFECTS
Special Make-Up Effects by: Tiina Ryynänen, Hannele Rantanen

SPECIAL EFFECTS
Special Effects Technician: Amin Kassam
Pyrotechnician: Esa Heikkinen

VISUAL EFFECTS
Digital Effects Supervising On Set: Tommi Lepola
Visual Effects Supervisor: Tommi Lepola

DESIGN AND SET CONSTRUCTION
Set Designers: Laura Tikkanen, Heli Hyttinen
Assistant Set Designer: Piia Pienihäkkinen
Art Design: Timeless Films
Logo Designed by: Karin Workshop/Kari Lahtinen
Key Artwork: Studio Harri Hinkka

OTHER CREW
Miscellaneous Crew: Timo Lepistö, Kitte Klemettilä, Tero Salonen, Rita Suomalainen, Steve Porter
Production Secretary: Anne Nieminen
Making of: Jukka Moisio, Jarmo Ylinikka
Official Website by: Finnmainos/Antti Eskola; Tremedia/Kai Manninen and Tuomas Ojala

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
Special Thanks: AS Play Medoa Oy; Akun Tehdas; Backstage Alliance/Paavo Bäckman and Jussi Ruusila; Eppu Normaali Oy; Finnmainos/Vespe Lahtinen and Pasi Rönkkö; Finnish Broadcasting Company/YLE TV2/Reino Petäkoski; Kevin Frazier; Global Gear Ltd Oy/Bronx Store/Pro'Spot/Ari Alén; Gaga Goodies/Poko Rekords Oy/Epe Helenius, Jouni "Tami" Tamminen; Kalle Helminen; Hämeen Rakennuskone Oy Epilä; Jonna Korhonen; Kari Manninen; Oy Motley Ltd/TDM studio/Pasi Ristolainen, Pasi Järvinen, Outi Korpela; Isla Myllys; Pirkanmaa Hospital District/Pitkäniemi Hospital/Mirja Kuronen; ProModel Ltd./Jenni Ahola; ProPromotion/Taija Holm; Sony Finland/Jouni Niiniaho; Suomilammi/Jorma Kokko and Arto Suomilammi; TAMK University of Applied Sciences School of Art and Media/Petri Levonen and Rolf Achren; Hannu Tuominen; Verte/Sakari Ermala; Voionmaan opisto/Tapio Kivirinta abd Pasi Salmikallio; Volunteer fire department of Ylöjärvi and Nokia
Timeless Films and Northern Discipline Pictures wish to thank friends and families
Very Special Thanks to all those whose name should be here. You know who you are. We wish you well!

LOCATIONS
Locations: Akun Tehdas, Ylöjärvi, Finland; Pitkäniemi Mental Institution, Nokia, Finland; Tampere, Finland; Voionmaan Opisto, Ylöjärvi, Finland

STUNTS
Stunt Coordinator: Jouni Kivimäki
Fight Choreography: Harri-Pekka Virkki
Stunts: Jouni Kivimäki


CAST

Rita Suomalainen (Lisa)
Steve Porter (Steven/the auteur)
Anna Alkiomaa (Anna)
Jonathan Rankle (Darius)

and
David Yoken (Bruce/Dr Andersson)

Jani Lahtinen (Klasu)
Ville Arasalo (Erno)
Riikka Niemi (Mari)
John Lenick (Mike)
Ramo Kalupala (Pete)
Eija Koskimaa (nurse 1)
Jukka Toivonen (nurse 2)
Wiley Cousins (Jerry)
Steve Porter (Sanders)
Markku Peltola (the auteur in snuff films)
Karoliina Blackburn (nurse in snuff films)
Elina Järn, Jarmo Ylinikka, Markus Nieminen, Hannele Rantanen, Tero Molin, Olli Koivula, Jouni Kivimäki, Jukka Hautajärvi, Tero Salonen (snuff victims)
Teemu Molin (dead patient)
Silja Nieminen (sexy babe 1)
Yacine Samb (sexy babe 2)
Petra Lesonen (sexy babe 3)
Tommi Lepola, Timo Lepistö, Mia Bergius (Lisa's nightmare patients)
Anniina Rahikainen (patient)
Tiina Ryynänen (ghost girl)
Olli Koivula, Hannele Rantanen, Mikko Salo, Peter Salovaara, Kitte Klemettilä (ghosts)
Jamie-Ann Mäkinen (voice of nurse 1)


PLOT SUMMARY

In the early 1970s, the evil Dr Andersson made a series of snuff films in a clinic on the Finnish-Russian border. Thirty years later an American film crew arrives at the long-abandoned building to make a horror film based on the crimes. But the discovery of Andersson's 8mm films in the basement inspires the director to try to imitate the mad doctor's appalling acts with his own crew.


AVAILABILITY

USA
DVD Distributors: Anchor Bay Entertainment (2009)

Worldwide
International Sales: Arsenal Pictures


CENSORSHIP HISTORY

Finland
Rating: K-18

USA
Rating: R
MPAA: 45425


TIMELINE

2009
July

21: USA - DVD release (Anchor Bay Entertainment)


POSTER TAGS

There's no sequel for you


LINKS

OFFICIAL SITE
Skeleton Crew


REFERENCES

OTHER SOURCES

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credits


KEYWORDS

chainsaws, film-makers, gore, hospitals, snuff films

 


Last Updated: 20 February, 2010

 


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