Anne of Green Gables: A New Beginning (2008)

Country: Canada

Language: English

Runtime: 243 min.

Airdate: 14 December 2008 (CTV)

Production Companies: Sullivan Entertainment Inc. (Anne Prequel Productions Inc.)

Funding Agencies: Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit

Producer/Writer/Director: Kevin Sullivan

Executive Producer: Trudy Grant

Executive in Charge of Production: Ray Sager

Cinematography: Yuri Yakubiw

Production Design: Raymond Lorenz

Costume Design: Martha Mann

Editor: Gord McClelland

Music: Peter Breiner

Tag: Kevin Sullivan Presents

Principal Cast: Barbara Hershey (Anne Shirley), Rachel Blanchard (Louisa Thomas), Shirley Maclaine (Amelia Thomas), Hannah Endicott-Douglas (Young Anne), Ron Lea (Gene Armstrong), Bernard Behrens (Gabriel Blake), Natalie Radford (Bertha Shirley), Ben Carlson (Walter Shirley), Joan Gregson (Hepzibah Leach), Kyra Harper (Nellie Parkhurst).

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1063034/

This three-hour film, based on an original script by Kevin Sullivan, is both a sequel and a prequel to Sullivan Entertainment’s preceding trilogy of Anne of Green Gables miniseries. Now in her fifties, Anne Blythe reminisces about her early childhood in Nova Scotia when she discovers a letter hidden in the floorboards at Green Gables and makes some unexpected discoveries about herself, her family, her past, and her future. Principal photography for this three-hour telefilm occurred in October and November 2007. Sullivan Entertainment’s official website can be found at http://www.anneofgreengables.com/.

Merchandise

DVD

Anne of Green Gables: A New Beginning. Sullivan Entertainment, 2008.

Novelization

Sullivan, Kevin. Anne of Green Gables: A New Beginning. Adapted from His Screenplay. Toronto: Key Porter Books, 2008. Toronto: Davenport Press, 2009.

Soundtrack

Anne of Green Gables: A New Beginning. Original Soundtrack Recording. Music Composed and Conducted by Peter Breiner. Sullivan Entertainment, 2009.

1. Overture (2:26)

2. The Homecoming (0:52)

3. The Wrights’ Departure (1:27)

4. Gabriel Blake (1:43)

5. Standing on a Stool (1:41)

6. The Poorhouse (2:48)

7. The Escape (2:07)

8. Anne Meets Louisa (0:46)

9. Journey to Marysville (2:22)

10. An Unruly Mare (2:07)

11. Amelia Thomas (0:48)

12. Hepzibah Indicts Anne (1:16)

13. Anne is Sent Away (1:25)

14. Anne Writes Her Father (2:58)

15. Apple Picking (1:32)

16. The Return of the Cat (0:40)

17. A Sleighride & Concert (1:14)

18. Anne Reflects (1:20)

19. Louisa Confronts Anne (1:50)

20. Disaster at the Mill (0:41)

21. Journey with Nellie (0:34)

22. Amelia’s Party (1:53)

23. Amelia’s Confrontation (2:39)

24. Louisa Runs to Walter (1:30)

25. Louisa Packs Up (0:30)

26. Amelia Leaves Anne (1:18)

27. The Mills Burn Down (1:55)

28. Louisa Leaves Anne (1:19)

29. Anne Finds Walter (0:51)

30. Anne Confides in Gene (0:59)

31. Anne Discovers Andrew (1:27)

32. Her Life is Extraordinary (1:26)

33. The More Love You Give (4:06)

Links

Start of Production on new Anne of Green Gables TV Movie Marks “A New Beginning” with CTV
Ontario District Council: Production Summary
CTV.ca: Anne of Green Gables: A New Beginning
CBC.ca: “Green Gables prequel to feature Anne’s early life”

Credits

Opening Credits

KEVIN SULLIVAN presents

BARBARA HERSHEY [Anne Shirley]

RACHEL BLANCHARD [Louisa Thomas]

and SHIRLEY MACLAINE [Amelia Thomas]

ANNE OF GREEN GABLES: A NEW BEGINNING

with RON LEA [Gene Armstrong]

BERNARD BEHRENS [Gabriel Blake]

introducing HANNAH ENDICOTT-DOUGLAS [Young Anne]

NATALIE RADFORD [Bertha Shirley]
BEN CARLSON [Walter Shirley]

JOAN GREGSON [Hepzibah]
KYRA HARPER [Nellie Parkhurst]

Costume Designer: MARTHA MANN
Production Designer: RAYMOND LORENZ
Casting by JOHN BUCHAN c.s.a. & JASON KNIGHT c.s.a
U.S. Casting: SHANA LANDSBURG c.s.a.
Executive in Charge of Production: RAY SAGER
Director of Photography: YURI YAKUBIW c.s.c.
Edited by GORD McCLELLAN
Music Composed & Conducted by PETER BREINER
Executive Producer: TRUDY GRANT
Produced, Written & Directed by KEVIN SULLIVAN

Ending Credits

Anne Shirley: BARBARA HERSHEY
Young Anne: HANNAH ENDICOTT-DOUGLAS
Bertha Shirley: NATALIE RADFORD
Walter Shirley: BEN CARLSON
Gene Armstrong: RON LEA
Doctor Thomas: MIKE BEAVER
Louisa Thomas: RACHEL BLANCHARD
Violetta Thomas: VIVIEN ENDICOTT-DOUGLAS
Jock Thomas: TYLER STEVENSON
Keith Thomas: AIDEN LOCKE
Reverend Jones: REX SOUTHGATE
Elsie Barry: ROBIN BRULE
John Barry: TIM CAMPBELL
Female Actor: ROBYN THALER HICKNEY
Superintendent: MAGGIE HUCULAK
Overseer’s Wife: DEBORAH GROVER
Gabriel Blake: BERNARD BEHRENS
Mary: JACKIE BROWN
Overseer: ROBERT BOCKSTAEL
Flower Vendor: JACKIE LAIDLAW
Nellie Parkhurst: KYRA HARPER
Hepzibah: JOAN GREGSON
Amelia Thomas: SHIRLEY MACLAINE
Ruth Bridgewater: LYNNE GRIFFIN
Barn Groom: BRAD AUSTIN
Foreman: CHRIS BENSON
Jeremiah Land: JAMES CARROLL
Cider Press Woman: CATHERINE FITCH
Millworker: STEVE FERGUSON
Philip Granger: CHRIS GILLETT
Postman: DAVID TALBOT
Alan Laing: TOM SLATER
Mr. Hammond: RAY KAHNERT
Mrs. Hammond: JAYNE EASTWOOD
Mr. Harding: MARC STRANGE
Housekeeper: ANN HOLLOWAY
Secretary: BRIONY GLASSCO
Clerk: COURTENAY STEVENS
Maid: JENNIFER PHIPPS
Driver: ALEC STOCKWELL
Rilla: AMBER CULL
Frannie: JESSICA PORTER
Tom: BRENDAN WALL
Dominic: MARC BENDAVID
Brigitte: MELANIE SCROFANO
Andrew: CYRUS LANE
Hetty King: JOAN HENEY
Rachel Lynde: PATRICIA HAMILTON
Fred Wright: BARRY STILLWELL
Diana Barry: MAY WALKER

Stunt Co-ordinators: ALISON REID, BRYAN RENFRO
Stunt Riggers: BRAYDEN JONES, KELLY JONES, TOM FARR, VINCENT ROTHER
Stunt Young Anne: ASHLEE STEFFENS, SARA COHEN
Stunt Bertha: ALISON REID
Stunt Walter: PAUL RUTLEDGE
Stunt Violetta: ALISON REID
Stunt Jock: COLTON BELLEY
Stunt Nellie: SUE PARKER
Stunt Millworker: DEAN COPKOV
Stunt Carriage Driver: BLAIR PURCELL
Stunt Rider: RICK PARKER

Young Anne Photo Double #1: KYLIE GUTHRIE
Young Anne Photo Double #2: LEANNE BALAMUT
Anne Shirley Photo Double: MAY WALKER

Production Manager: LYNN MALLAY
1st Assistant Director: FELIX GRAY
2nd Assistant Directors: SZONJA JAKOVITS, KEVIN HOURIGAN
3rd Assistant Director: JASON WASHINGTON
Trainee Assistant Director: MELANIE FOLEY
Set PA’s: C. STEVEN BAILEY, FATIMA PALHETAS

Production Coordinator: BRUCE HUTCHISON
Accountant: MYRNA MARIANO
Production Accountant: ANN FITZGERALD
Payroll Accountant: BORIS LEKO
Asst. to Accountant: MATT NELSON

Location Manager: JEFF NELSON
Assistant Location Manager: QUINCY MORGAN
Location PA’s: DONNIE SAVILLE, CHRIS WOOLRIDGE, ED BLOCKI

Script Supervisor: NICCI VAN VIEGEN
2nd Unit Script Supervisor: MATTI HUHTA

Production Designer: RAYMOND LORENZ
1st Assistant Art Director: VLADISLAV FEDOROV
2nd Assistant Art Director: MARILYN HASSEN

Set Decorator: MICHAEL MULLINS
Asst. Set Decorator: JAMIE WARK
Set Dec Buyer: MATTHEW HOWLETT
Lead Dresser: JOE ZELNEY
On-Set Dresser: ADRIENNE TRENT

Key Props: CRAIG WILLIAMS
Props Assistant: MISCHKA DASILVA
Props Buyer: KIM MATICIW

Key Make-Up: LYNDA MCCORMACK
Make-Up Assistants: MARY MONFORTE, EVA COUDOULOUX, FAN CHUNG NG, KIISTI MATSUO

Key Hairstylist: MADELEINE RUSSELL
Hairstylist Assistants: REGAN NOBLE, TONI MASTROPIETRO, MARK CRYSTAL, MYKOLA KOROLYOV
Ms. Maclaine’s Wig Stylist: KELLY MCCALLUM
Wigs supplied by Favian Wigs: NATASHA LADEK

Costume Designer: MARTHA MANN
Asst. Costume Designer: VICTORIA DOBSON
Costume Cutter: LISE ST. GERMAIN
Milliner: KATARZYNA MAXINE
Extra’s Costume Coordinator: E K AYOTTE
Daily Extras Wardrobe: CALLIE GRAY
Boots and Shoes: ANN PEIPONEN
Sewers: OLGA COUSMINA, ANNA DAL FARRA, WING LEE
Wardrobe On-Set Supervisor: PAUL BRECKENRIDGE
Assistant Wardrobe On-Set Supervisor: JANET CAVANAUGH

Wardrobe Truck Supervisor: WILLIAM NG
Assistant Wardrobe Truck Supervisor: ELENA RAKITSKAYA
Costume Assistants: JODY HOEL, ANITA O’TOOLE, STARR

Assistant to Production Coordinator: CHRISTINE ZAHER
Production Assistants: ROBERT FISHER, SHERRIE RAINS, RAY GAFFOOR, MILES MAXWELL

Post Production Accountant: ANTHONY PETSINIS
Manager of Video Production: MARK REITSMA
Assistants to Kevin Sullivan: SCOTT WALLING, JANESSA MACINTOSH

Director of Photography: YURY YAKUBIW c.s.c.
“A” Camera Operator: RUSS GOOZEE
Steadicam Operator: ANDREAS EVDEMON
“B” Camera Operator: JEFFREY HOHENER
“C” Camera Operator: ANGEL GONZALEZ
1st Asst. “A” Camera: DEMETRI PORTELLI
2nd Asst. “A” Camera: DANIEL ABBOUD
1st Asst. “B” Camera: LEM RISTSOO
2nd Asst. “B” Camera: MATT GLADU
2nd Unit 1st Asst. Camera: CHRISTINE PANOWYK
2nd Unit 2nd Asst. Camera: COURTNEY GRAHAM
Camera Trainees: CHARLENE JOBBORN, MARK ZANIN
Stills Photographers: BEN MARK HOLZBERG, BROOKE PALMER, JOHN MEDLAND

Daily Electrics: MICHAEL AERHD, CHAD ROBERTS
Genny Operator: LENNOX GREEN
Key Grip: ROBERT ‘GUMP’ HAID
Best Boy Grip: SHANE GILLEN
Dolly Grip: ROBIN LOPES
Grips: ANTHONY DODDS, DEAN FORD
Daily Grips: CHRIS SCHILLINGER, GORD CLARKE, JASON GREENSLADE, KRIS BAKER, OZ MELO, SIMON GAIR

Gaffer: PAUL DIAS
Best Boy Electric: RON MALTAIS
Electric: GREG BURNS, WILLIAM COUTO, NORM HOAG

Construction Coordinator: BRIAN JONES
Head Carpenter: JONATHAN MCKENZIE
Carpenters: BOBBY WINTER, ROSS TOWNSEND, DOUG HENDERSON, JEFF GRAYDON, JULIE EKNES

Children’s Tutor: ALYSSA KLING

Transport Captain: SCOTT CLARKE
Head Drivers: TERI STEWART, RICHARD HOOPER, RICK SELMANOVIC, ALBERT EZERZER, SEAN BRADY, BLYTHE TSUJI-CARR, NICK BABISHUK
Honeywagon Drivers: FRANK PETRIE, JJ ROBERTSON

Extra’s Casting: JANE ROGERS, CRYSTAL CASTING

Catering/Craft Service: EN ROUTE CATERING, STAR GRAZING
Craft Servers: CHRIS TAGGERT, GREG DOLE, ANASTASIA KENYON, SCOTT MCLELLAND

Vehicle and Animal Wrangler: BLAIR PURCELL, LIONEL’S PONY FARM
Animal Wranglers: CANADIAN STUNT WRANGLER
Cat Wrangler: LIOUDMILA TSELOOUSSOVA
Period Automobiles: FAWCETT MOTOR CARRIAGE

On Set SPFX Coordinator: MICHEL GAGNON
Digital Visual FX: PIX RAY VFX, GHOST VFX
Digital FX Supervisor: ANDREW SZERSEN
Lead Matte Painter: GUY GATENBY
Matte Painters: JORGEN LAURITZEN, MARK FORDHAM
Lead Digital Compositor: MICHAEL MACINNIS
Digital Compositor: ZAC CAMPBELL
3D FX Animators: ROBERT WATERWARTH, ESTEBAN COVO

Digital Compositor Ghost FX: TOM HILLMAN, JAIME TORRES, JEFF RILEY

Online Editors: CHRIS MAYO, ALLAN O’HARA, TREVOR RISBRIDGER
Packaging Editor: WILL HEARN
Colourist: COLIN MOORE
Video Project Coordinator: CARA ST. ONGE

Post-Production Supervisor: DAN MATTHEWS
Assistant Editor: STEPHEN CORCORAN

Sound Recordist: BRIAN NEWBY
Boom Operator: MICHAEL KEARNS
Sound Assistant: TREVOR CALHOUN
2nd Unit Sound Recordist: BISSA SKEKIC
Sound Mixing / Editing / Design Recordist: DANIEL PELLERIN
Additional Sound Design and Mix Conform: MARK STEWART
Dialogue / ADR / Group Narration Editor: GEOFF RAFFAN
ADR Supervisor for Shirley Maclaine, Rachel Blanchard, and Barbara Hershey: JENNIFER PHILLIPS

Effects / Background Design Editor: JEREMY MACLAVERTY
Dialogue Editing Assistant: ROB HUTCHINS
Foley Artist: JOHN SIEVERT
Foley Recordist: STEVE COPLEY
ADR Recordists: RYAN AKTARI, KITCHEN SYNC; DUSTIN HARRIS, KITCHEN SYNC; ROBERT NATION, E-MAC; MICHAEL WHITE, SSI; DAVID WEISBERG, SONY

Mixing / Music Transfer / Music Editing Facility: THEATRE D DIGITAL

Re-Recording Mixers: MATTHEW CHAN, JAN RUDY
Re-Recording Assistant: CHRIS GUGLICK

Sound Services Provided by
DANIEL PELLERIN DIGITAL SOUND PRODUCTIONS

Foley Services: JRS PRODUCTIONS
ADR Recording Facilities: SSI AND SONY STUDIOS—LOS ANGELES, KITCHEN SYNC—TORONTO, E-MAC—LONDON, TWISTED PEAR—CALGARY, SHARPE SOUND—VANCOUVER

Additional Footage Courtesy of
MIND’S EYE ENTERTAINMENT

Stock Footage Provided by
ARTBEATS

This Production Gratefully Acknowledges
Cosprop, UK
Susan Dicks
Khan Ngyugen
Ian Drummond Collection
Juul Haalmeyer—Homemade Tarts
Dan Peel
Black Creek Pioneer Village
Capitol Event Theatre
Springhill Estate, Dundas, Ontario
Algonquin Logging Museum / Algonquin Park, Ontario
Woodley’s Sawmill / Tyrone, Ontario
The Rockwood Academy
The Ontario Heritage Trust
The Toronto and Region Conservation Authority

Production Services provided by
SULLIVAN ENTERTAINMENT INC.

Camera Equipment Supplied by
PANAVISION

Grip & Electric Equipment Supplied by
WILLIAM F. WHITE LIMITED

In Memoriam of our dear friend and colleague Sound Editor Brian Schwarz

The characters and incidents portrayed in this motion picture are entirely fictitious.
Any resemblance to any person living or dead is purely coincidental.

© 2008 Anne Prequel Productions Inc.

Produced with the participation of The Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit

The trademark ANNE OF GREEN GABLES is an official mark
of the Anne of Green Gables Licensing Authority, Inc. used under licence.

VISIT THE OFFICIAL ANNE OF GREEN GABLES MOVIE WEBSITE:
WWW.ANNEOFGREENGABLES.COM

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