Flash of Genius


2h 2008

Brief Synopsis

The Kearns were a typical 1960's Detroit family, trying to live their version of the American Dream. Local university professor Bob married teacher Phyllis and, by their mid-thirties, had six kids who brought them a hectic but satisfying Midwestern experience. When Bob invents a device that would ev

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
2008
Distribution Company
Universal Pictures
Location
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
2h

Synopsis

The Kearns were a typical 1960's Detroit family, trying to live their version of the American Dream. Local university professor Bob married teacher Phyllis and, by their mid-thirties, had six kids who brought them a hectic but satisfying Midwestern experience. When Bob invents a device that would eventually be used by every car in the world, the Kearns think they have struck gold. But their aspirations are dashed after the auto giants who embraced Bob's creation unceremoniously shunned the man who invented it. Ignored, threatened and then buried in years of litigation, Bob is haunted by what was done to his family and their future. He becomes a man obsessed with justice and the conviction that his life's work--or for that matter, anyone's work--be acknowledged by those who stood to benefit. And while paying the toll for refusing to compromise his dignity, this everyday David will try the unthinkable: to bring Goliath to his knees.

Crew

Marc Abraham

Other

Adnan Ahmed

Visual Effects

Scott Alexander

Assistant Location Manager

Suzanne Aplin

Costume Supervisor

Warren Appleby

Special Effects Coordinator

Patrick Banister

Art Director

Gary Barber

Producer

Ron Bedrosian

Adr Mixer

Barb Benoit

Matte Painter

Dennis Berardi

Visual Effects Producer

Keith Bilderbeck

Sound Editor

Matt Birman

Stunt Coordinator

Roger Birnbaum

Producer

Deryck Blake

Property Master

Thomas Bliss

Executive Producer

Sean Bourdeau

Best Boy Grip

Thomas Bowes

Original Music

Kelly Brennan

Hair Stylist

Brenton Brown

On-Set Dresser

Mary Malone Browning

Assistant

Kathryn Buck

Script Supervisor

Jared Burton

Location Assistant

Kim Buttlar

Coordinator

Clark Campbell

Assistant Editor

Christine Carr

Film Lab

Salvatore Catanzaro

On-Line Editor

Denise Chamian

Casting Director

Dennis Chapman

Production Manager

J P Charbonneau

Construction Coordinator

Mike Chiado

Film Lab

Jennifer Chovancek

Assistant Production Coordinator

Robert Cochrane

Dolly Grip

Shelley Cook

Stunts

Anne Couk

Assistant Sound Editor

Steve Cropper

Song

J. Miles Dale

Unit Production Manager

J. Miles Dale

Executive Producer

J. Miles Dale

Unit Director

Mack David

Song

Barbara Delpuech

Sound Editor

Yann Delpuech

Sound Editor

Adrian Delude

Colorist

Angela Demo

Casting Associate

Robert Deschane

Adr Mixer

Matt Dines

Assistant

Anand Dorairaj

Compositing Supervisor

Mark Dornfeld

Visual Effects Supervisor

Linda Dowds

Makeup Artist

Jay Du Boisson

Assistant Costume Designer

Rico Emerson

Key Grip

Marlowe Brass Ensemble

Song Performer

Michele Ferrone

Visual Effects Producer

Rick Forsayeth

Stunts

Jay Fortune

Chief Lighting Technician

Scott Frank

Other

Wendy Gaboury

Production Accountant

Glen Gauthier

Sound Mixer

Jonathan Glickman

Executive Producer

Isobel Griffiths

Original Music

Emily Halfon

Production Assistant

Michael L Hall

Best Boy Electric

Pat Hanley-cumming

Set Costumer

Shaughnessy Hare

Sound Effects Editor

Kerry Hayes

Photography

Jerry Hey

Original Music

Bertalan Hock

Song Performer

Myron Hoffert

Assistant Director

Jennifer Hoffmeister

Assistant

Edward Holland

Song

Chris Howard

Chief Lighting Technician

Alan Jackson

Song

Alan Jackson

Song Performer

Lisa Jaime

Music Editor

Lara Johnston

Assistant Editor

Booker T. Jones

Song

Dennis Kearns

Consultant

Diane Kerbel

Casting

Darren King

Supervising Sound Editor

Pee Wee King

Song

Zameret Kleiman

Extras Agent/Coordinator

E Niles Klein

Assistant Sound Editor

Tim Kneeshaw

Assistant Camera

Goro Koyama

Foley Artist

Ashley Kravitz

Script Supervisor

Itsuko Kurono

Assistant Art Director

Paulina Kuszta

Visual Effects Producer

Chantal Leblanc

Casting Assistant

Michael Lieber

Producer

Danny Lima

Stunts

Jerry Livingston

Song

Hugo Luczyc-wyhowski

Production Designer

Travis Mackay

Adr

Ursa Major

Song Performer

Andy Malcolm

Foley Artist

Jacinta Mcdonnell

Stand-In

Greg Mcgrath

Driver

Roland Mcgrath

Transportation Captain

Dave Mcilroy

Location Manager

Caitlin Mckenna

Adr

Mike Mckone

Assistant Sound Editor

Bruce Mclean

Transportation Coordinator

Jason Mclean

Stand-In

Sarah Mcmurdo

Visual Effects Producer

Tim Merkel

Camera Operator

Tim Merkel

Steadicam Operator

Jed Metzger

Assistant Location Manager

Christian Minkler

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Daniel Mizuguchi

Animation Supervisor

Katie Moore

Location Assistant

Chris Moulson

Assistant Location Manager

Patrick Murphy

Assistant Director

Orest Muz

Transportation Captain

Eric Newman

Executive Producer

Peter Nicolakakos

Set Decorator

Barbara Noren

Sound Editor

Harald Ortenburger

Camera Operator

H Nancy Pak

Art Department Coordinator

Missy Papageorge

Film Lab

Laura Paulsen

Post-Production Supervisor

Andy Quinn

Song Performer

Andy Quinn

Song

Philip Railsback

Screenplay

Christopher Raucamp

Assistant Camera

David Reaume

Special Effects Technician

Kerry Ann Redmond

Accounting Assistant

Vanessa Reid

Stunts

G Marq Roswell

Music Supervisor

Dennis Sands

Score Recording

Dennis Sands

Music Scoring Mixer

Daniel Sauve

Camera Operator

Daniel Sauve

Steadicam Operator

Jill Savitt

Editor

Matt Schofield

Matte Painter

Brian Scholz

Video

John Seabrook

Source Material

Luis Sequeira

Costume Designer

Doug Slater

Assistant Art Director

Kurt Smith

Color Timer

Marybeth Smith

Negative Cutter

Unsun Song

Sound Recordist

Stefan Sonnenfeld

Film Lab

Stefan Sonnenfeld

Colorist

Dante Spinotti

Director Of Photography

Greg Steele

Adr Mixer

Lewit Steinberg

Song

Michael Stern

Score Recording

Michael Stern

Music Scoring Mixer

Redd Stewart

Song

John C. Stuver

Sound Editor

Erik Sudmals

Accounting Assistant

Adam Swart

Music Supervisor

Steve Switzer

Boom Operator

Jon Taylor

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Will Taylor

Production Assistant

Marlena Thomas

Coordinator

David C Thompson

Compositing Supervisor

Eric Thompson

Adr Mixer

Liam Titcomb

Song Performer

Uma Venkataramaiah

Assistant

Jesse Voccia

Music Engineer

Richard Wagner

Song

Bob Warwick

Assistant Director

Alison Waxman

Production Coordinator

Aaron Weintraub

Visual Effects Supervisor

Lucy Whalley

Original Music

Norman Whitfield

Song

Jonathan Whittaker

Song Performer

Toni Wong

Assistant Property Master

Dan Yale

Sound Editor

Ofe Yi

Assistant Editor

Aaron Zigman

Song Performer

Aaron Zigman

Music Composer

Aaron Zigman

Original Music

Greg Zimmerman

Adr

Daniel Zuccala

Production Assistant

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
2008
Distribution Company
Universal Pictures
Location
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
2h

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the Alfred P Sloan Foundation Film Prize in Science and Technology at the 2008 Hamptons International Film Festival.

Released in United States Fall October 3, 2008

Released in United States on Video February 17, 2009

Released in United States October 2008

Shown at Hamptons International Film Festival (World Cinema) October 15-19, 2008.

Based on the article "The Flash of Genius" written by John Seabrook and published in The New Yorker on January 11, 1993.

Released in United States Fall October 3, 2008

Released in United States on Video February 17, 2009

Released in United States October 2008 (Shown at Hamptons International Film Festival (World Cinema) October 15-19, 2008.)