My Name Is Joe


1h 45m 1998

Brief Synopsis

Story of Joe, who is struggling with sobriety after 20 years of alcoholism. His commitment to a local football team is an essential part of his new grip on reality, and he sees it as a way to give something back to the community. He gets involved with the financial problems of a team member, Liam, a

Film Details

MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Drama
Romance
Sports
Release Date
1998
Production Company
Arte; Castlemilk Youth Complex; Cine Rent; Cineimage; City Centre Initiative; Db Post Production; Debonair Records; Eastman Kodak; Film4 Productions; Glasgow Film Fund; La Sept Cinema; Media Insurance Brokers; Our Lady Of The Assumption Primary School; Parallax Pictures; Parc; Pinewood Studios, Ltd.; Road Movies Vierte Producktion; Road Movies Vierte Producktion; Sales Company; Scottish Arts Council; Vip Catering; Wanderers Youth Club
Distribution Company
Artisan Entertainment; Alta Films; Ard Degeto; Argus Entertainment; Artisan Entertainment; Artisan Home Entertainment; Belge Film; Bim Distribuzione; CinTart; Cinelibre; Diaphana Distribution; Diaphana Distribution; Diaphana Films; Diaphana Productions; Film4 Productions; Film4 Productions; Filmfour; La Sept Cinema; Monopole Pathe Films Ag; PathT International; Pathe Image; Polyfilm Verleih Gmbh; Polygram Filmed Entertainment; Prooptiki Greece; Tornasol Films; Westdeutscher Rundfunk (Wdr)
Location
Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 45m

Synopsis

Story of Joe, who is struggling with sobriety after 20 years of alcoholism. His commitment to a local football team is an essential part of his new grip on reality, and he sees it as a way to give something back to the community. He gets involved with the financial problems of a team member, Liam, and his partner Sabine. They owe money to a gang, and are unable to pay it. Sabine is a drug addict, and has turned to prostitution to try to pay off the debt. Meanwhile, Joe meets Sarah, Liam and Sabine's social worker, and tries to change his life.

Crew

Westdeutscher-rundfunk (wdr)

Funding

Barry Ackroyd

Director Of Photography

Alex Aitken

Runner

Berliner Bank

Other

Joss Barratt

Stills Photographer

Ray Beckett

Sound Recordist

Gillian Berrie

Casting

Julie Bills

Other

Kate Black

Special Thanks

Denise Booth

Other

Kevin Brazier

Dubbing Editor

Lewis Buchan

2nd Camera

Martin Butterworth

Titles Design

Frank Cameron

Carpenter

Fiona Carlin

Boom Operator

Simon Chamberlain

Music Associate

Emma Chapman

Publicist

Ursula Cleary

Art Director Assistant

Fergus Clegg

Art Director

Paul Clegg

Assistant Editor

Anthony Coroon

Production Assistant

Pauline Craig

Special Thanks

David Cronnelly

Stunt Rigger

Paul Curran

Other

Liz Daniels

Special Thanks

Bob Etherson

Driver

Ulrich Felsberg

Executive Producer

George Fenton

Music

Alick Fraser

Other

Peter Gallagher

Production Manager

Jeremy Gee

2nd Camera

David Gilchrist

Assistant Director

Dorothy Graham

Special Thanks

Stephen Griffiths

Dubbing Editor

Stephen Grosz

Lawyer

John Hamill

Special Thanks

Stephen Hargreaves

Construction Manager

John Hayward

Dubbing Mixer

Paul Heasman

Stunt Coordinator

John Herrity

Special Thanks

Michael Higson

Location Assistant

David Hough

Special Thanks

Carl Hudson

Other

Amy Elizabeth Hurley

Assistant Accountant

Georgina Isherwood

Production Coordinator

Elaine Jarvis

Special Thanks

Ben Johnson

Sound Assistant

Martin Johnson

Production Designer

Brian Kaczynski

Location Manager

Willy Kelly

Electrician

Fiona King

Wardrobe Mistress

Maria Laverty

Special Thanks

Paul Laverty

Screenwriter

Susanna Lenton

Script Supervisor

Alan Marshall

Electrician

Stephen Mcbride

Special Thanks

Stevie Mcconnell

Special Thanks

Jackie Mcfadyen

Special Thanks

Chris Mcmillan

Props

Paul Mcnamara

Props

Craig Menzies

Props Buyer

Campbell Mitchell

Props

Steven Mochrie

Casting

Anthony Morris

Assistant Editor

Jonathan Morris

Editor

Jonathan Morris

Editor

Brian Morrison

Other

Mark Murdoch

Assistant Director

Pete Murphy

Boom Operator

Elizabeth Nash

Production Notes

Georg Nonnenmacher

Best Boy

Filmstiftung Nordrhein-westfalen

Funding

Rebecca O'brien

Producer

Claudia Pauly

Assistant Accountant

Helmut Prein

Gaffer

Richard Pryke

Assistant Dubbing Mixer

Michael Queen

Assistant Director

Alexandra Reed

Production Contact

Bert Ross

Carpenter

Rhona Russell

Costume Designer

Anatasia Shirley

Makeup Designer

Cat Shirley

Wardrobe Assistant

Catherine Shirley

Makeup

Roger Smith

Script Consultant

Steven Standen

2nd Camera

Stef Swiatek

Other

Mark Thomas

Camera Trainee

Linda Tiffney

Special Thanks

Thomas Tobin

Special Thanks

Jackie Troy

Special Thanks

Kai-peter Uhlig

Lawyer

Patricia Wink

Other

Geoff Young

Music Recorder

Film Details

MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Drama
Romance
Sports
Release Date
1998
Production Company
Arte; Castlemilk Youth Complex; Cine Rent; Cineimage; City Centre Initiative; Db Post Production; Debonair Records; Eastman Kodak; Film4 Productions; Glasgow Film Fund; La Sept Cinema; Media Insurance Brokers; Our Lady Of The Assumption Primary School; Parallax Pictures; Parc; Pinewood Studios, Ltd.; Road Movies Vierte Producktion; Road Movies Vierte Producktion; Sales Company; Scottish Arts Council; Vip Catering; Wanderers Youth Club
Distribution Company
Artisan Entertainment; Alta Films; Ard Degeto; Argus Entertainment; Artisan Entertainment; Artisan Home Entertainment; Belge Film; Bim Distribuzione; CinTart; Cinelibre; Diaphana Distribution; Diaphana Distribution; Diaphana Films; Diaphana Productions; Film4 Productions; Film4 Productions; Filmfour; La Sept Cinema; Monopole Pathe Films Ag; PathT International; Pathe Image; Polyfilm Verleih Gmbh; Polygram Filmed Entertainment; Prooptiki Greece; Tornasol Films; Westdeutscher Rundfunk (Wdr)
Location
Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 45m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the Best Male Performance Award (Peter Mullan) at the 1998 Cannes Film Festival.

Winner of the Prix du Public at 1998 Locarno International Film Festival.

Released in United States Winter January 22, 1999

Released in United States February 5, 1999

Released in United States on Video June 15, 1999

Released in United States 1998

Released in United States August 1998

Released in United States September 1998

Released in United States October 1998

Released in United States November 1998

Released in United States 1999

Shown at New York Film Festival September 25 - October 11, 1998.

Shown at Toronto International Film Festival September 13, 1998.

Shown at Locarno International Film Festival August 5-15, 1998.

Shown at Boston Film Festival September 10-20, 1998.

Shown at Mill Valley Film Festival October 1-11, 1998.

Shown at Montreal International Festival of New Cinema and New Media October 15-24, 1998.

Shown at Turin Film Festival (closing night) November 20-29, 1998.

Shown at Philadelphie Festival of World Cinema April 29 - May 9, 1999.

Shown at Rotterdam International Film Festival (main program) January 27 - February 7, 1999.

Completed shooting October 10, 1997.

Began shooting September 1, 1997.

(Masters) September 10-19, 1998.

Released in United States Winter January 22, 1999

Released in United States February 5, 1999 (Los Angeles)

Released in United States on Video June 15, 1999

Released in United States 1998 (Shown at New York Film Festival September 25 - October 11, 1998.)

Released in United States 1998 (Shown at Toronto International Film Festival September 13, 1998.)

Released in United States August 1998 (Shown at Locarno International Film Festival August 5-15, 1998.)

Released in United States September 1998 (Shown at Boston Film Festival September 10-20, 1998.)

Released in United States October 1998 (Shown at Mill Valley Film Festival October 1-11, 1998.)

Released in United States 1999 (Shown at Philadelphie Festival of World Cinema April 29 - May 9, 1999.)

Released in United States November 1998 (Shown at Turin Film Festival (closing night) November 20-29, 1998.)

Released in United States 1999 (Shown at Rotterdam International Film Festival (main program) January 27 - February 7, 1999.)

Released in United States October 1998 (Shown at Montreal International Festival of New Cinema and New Media October 15-24, 1998.)