Orphan


2h 3m 2009

Brief Synopsis

The tragic loss of their unborn child has devastated Kate and John, taking a toll on both their marriage and Kate's fragile psyche as she is plagued by nightmares and haunted by demons from her past. Struggling to regain some semblance of normalcy in their lives, the couple decides to adopt another

Film Details

Also Known As
Esther
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2009
Production Company
Appian Way; BFL Canada; By David's; Danetracks Inc; Dark Castle Entertainment; De Bons Petits Plats; Hybride Technologies; Image Engine Design; International Film Guarantors; Lola Visual Effects; Pacific Title & Art Studio; Prologue Films; Studio Babelsberg Motion Pictures Gmbh; Studio X, Seattle Wa; StudioCanal; The Cutting Edge Group; Warner Bros. Pictures
Distribution Company
WARNER BROS. PICTURES DISTRIBUTION (WBPD); Blitz-Cine Star; Continental Film D.O.O. (Cf); Empire; Forum; Garsu Pasaulio Irasai (GPI); Intercom; Norsk Filmdistribusjon; Nu-Metro; Sam Film; Sandrew Metronome Distribution Finland Oy; Sandrew Metronome Filmdistribution As; Sony Pictures Releasing International; StudioCanal; Studiocanal; Studiocanal UK; Village Roadshow Greece; Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group; Warner Bros. Pictures Distribution; Warner Bros. Pictures International
Location
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 3m

Synopsis

The tragic loss of their unborn child has devastated Kate and John, taking a toll on both their marriage and Kate's fragile psyche as she is plagued by nightmares and haunted by demons from her past. Struggling to regain some semblance of normalcy in their lives, the couple decides to adopt another child. At the local orphanage, both John and Kate find themselves strangely drawn to a young girl named Esther. Almost as soon as they welcome Esther into their home, however, an alarming series of events begins to unfold, leading Kate to believe that there's something wrong with Esther--this seemingly angelic little girl is not what she appears to be. Concerned for the safety of her family, Kate tries to get John and others to see past Esther's sweet facade. But her warnings go unheeded until it may be too late-for everyone.

Crew

Javier Aguilera

Unit Director

Erik Ajduk

Assistant Director

Christopher Alba

Foley

Casey Allen

Digital Effects Artist

Tim Alverson

Editor

Alec Anderson

Construction Coordinator

Jean André

Sculptor

Andy Antoine

Special Effects Technician

Spencer Armajo

Digital Effects Artist

Eric Armstrong

Dialect Coach

Carole Arpin

Props Assistant

Marc Aubry

Digital Effects Artist

Aaron Auch

Associate Producer

Jarrod Avalos

Digital Effects Artist

Marc Bacon

Carpenter

Angelica Bailey

Production Assistant

Peter Baillie

Carpenter

Patrick Banister

Art Director

Drazen Baric

Assistant Location Manager

Nancy Barker

Assistant Sound Editor

Kelli Barksdale

Stunts

Eran Barnea

Digital Effects Artist

Brandon Barnes

Song

David M. Barrett

Coproducer

David M. Barrett

Unit Director

Paul Barrette

Props

Michel Barriere

Cg Supervisor

Ron Bartlett

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Terry Bates

Software Engineer

Travis Baumann

Digital Effects Artist

Robert Bruce Baylis

Key Grip

Jean Olivier Beacage

Craft Service

Mark Beauchamp

Assistant Camera

David Beauchemin

Unit Manager Assistant

Geoffroy Beauchemin

Camera Operator

Patrick Beaulac

Assistant Camera

Olivier Beaulieu

Digital Effects Artist

Charles Beetz

Chief Lighting Technician

Marielou Belisle-pierre

Assistant Director

Amy Bell

Set Designer

Stephen Bender

Production Coordinator

Brad Bennet

Stunts

Michael Bentitou

Digital Effects Artist

Melanie Bergeron

Medic

Christine Bergren

Music

Francois Bernier

Office Runner

Jean-philippe Bernier

Loader

Michel Bernier

Assistant Camera

Ann Berrie

Assistant Camera

Didier Bertrand

Digital Effects Artist

Jean-philippe Berube

Sound Department

Jean-philippe Berube

Sound Mixer

Cynthia Bibeau

Medic

Dane Bjerno

Camera

Pierre Blain

Digital Effects Artist

Zach Blair

Song

Deryck Blake

Property Master

Raphaele Blanchard

Digital Effects Artist

John Bober

Transportation Captain

Zinko Bogdan

Video Playback

Samuel Bojin

Lighting Technician

Marie-claude Bolduc

Greensman

Michel Bolduc

Camera Operator

Cindy Bond

Visual Effects Producer

Joseph Bonn

Music Editor

Richard Boucher

Dolly Grip

Robert Bourdeau

Painter

Dave Bouskill

Rigging Gaffer

Katie Brennan

Makeup Assistant

Julie Breton

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Rejean Brochu

Construction

Kevin P Browne

Animator

Eric Brulotte

Script Supervisor

Marcelo Caceres

Video Assist/Playback

Alexandre Cadieux

Stunts

Kirk Cadrette

Animator

Chad Camilleri

Stunts

Brenda Campbell

Coach

Dana Campbell

Special Effects

Johanne Caporicci

Assistant Director

Real Capuano

Assistant Art Director

Tom Care

Dolly Grip

Brendan Carmody

Assistant

Don Carmody

Executive Producer

Frederic Chabot

Chief Lighting Technician

Fred Chamberland

Steadicam Operator

Roland Chaput

Craft Service

Sylvain Chaput

Craft Service

Mathieu Charest

Camera Operator

Marc Charlebois

Camera Operator

Annick Chartier

Makeup Artist

Patrick Chevrier

Production Assistant

Mike Chute

Stunts

Trent Claus

Digital Effects Artist

Andrew Collins

Visual Effects

Fraser Collins

Production Assistant

Antoine Connolly

Greensman

Dean Copkov

Stunts

Normand Corbeil

Song

Normand Corbeil

Consultant

Ryal Cosgrove

Special Effects Supervisor

Glenn Richard Cote

Visual Effects Editor

Isabelle Cote

Graphic Designer

Mike Cozens

Special Effects Foreman

Robert Craig

Carpenter

Dorothy Crutcher

Assistant Costume Designer

Christopher Custodio

Visual Effects

Jeff Cutter

Director Of Photography

Jeff Cutter

Dp/Cinematographer

Yan Frederick D'amour

Greensman

Marie-soleil Dtnommt

Assistant Set Decorator

Francois Daignault

Camera Operator

Christophe Damiano

Digital Effects Artist

Alex Daniels

Stunt Coordinator

Peter Daprato

Key Rigging Grip

Gyorgy Darvas

Video Assist/Playback

Pierre Daudelin

Lighting Technician

Audrey David

Loader

Zack Davis

Adr/Dialogue Editor

Jennifer Davisson

Producer

Bill R Dean

Sound Effects Editor

John Defaria

Song

John Defaria

Song Performer

Thierry Delattre

Visual Effects Producer

Nigel Denton-howes

Digital Effects Artist

Arnaud Derimay

Sound Mixer

Chantal Desgagne

Unit Manager Assistant

David Desgroseillers

Lighting Technician

Anouk Deveault Moreau

Cg Supervisor

Tom Diblasio

Production Accountant

Leonardo Dicaprio

Producer

Elizabeth Dietrich

On-Set Dresser

Robert Ditchburn

Assistant Director

Martin Doepner

Assistant Director

Susan Downey

Producer

Jessica Drake

Dialect Coach

Amélie Duceppe

Assistant Camera

Sylvaine Dufaux

Camera Operator

Lafleche Dumais

Cg Supervisor

Jean-francois Duplat

Assistant Director

Yann Dupond-cubaynes

Greensman

Mathieu Dupuis

Digital Effects Artist

Sylvain Dupuis

Assistant Camera

Karine Duquette

Production Assistant

Jimmy Durante

Song Performer

Peter Dwyer

Carpenter

Jennifer Dzialoszynski

Stunts

Andrea Eisen

Tutor

Hanoz Elavia

Software Engineer

Laura Erickson

Tutor

Ethan Erwin

Associate Producer

Joe Everett

Publicity

Isabelle Faivre-duboz

Script Supervisor

Julie Feiner

Adr/Dialogue Editor

Mario Feninger

Song Performer

Emily Fenster

Visual Effects Producer

Maxime Ferland

Boom Operator

Stacey Fields

Associate Producer

Brian Fisher

Digital Effects Artist

Dawn Fisher

Art Department Coordinator

Christoph Fisser

Coproducer

Stephanie Flack

Adr Supervisor

Jean-pierre Flayeux

Cg Supervisor

Eric Flickinger

Sound Mixer

Travis Flynn

Color

Tig Fong

Stunts

Bryan Forde

Chief Lighting Technician

Josee Francis

Assistant Location Manager

Jean Frenette

Stunts

Naomi Frenette

Stunts

Mark Freund

Visual Effects Supervisor

Martin Gagne

Set Designer

Angele Gagnon

Assistant Director

Eames Gagnon

Chief Lighting Technician

Jean-philippe Gagnon

Production Assistant

Pedro B. Gandol

Assistant Director

Joel Gariepy

Dolly Grip

Steve Garrad

Visual Effects Producer

Yanick Gaudreau

Digital Effects Artist

Odette Gauvreau

Painter

David Geoghegan

Digital Effects Artist

Tina Gerussi

Casting

Maxine Gervais

Colorist

Sebastien Gervais

On-Set Dresser

Terel Gibson

Assistant Editor

Alain Giguere

Painter

Martine Giguere

Construction Coordinator

Ronald J. Gilbert

Production Manager

Mathilde Gingras

Stunts

Vincent Gingras-liberali

Set Designer

Michel Girard

Assistant Camera

Stéphanie Girard-hamelin

Video Assist/Playback

Melissa Girotti

Production Coordinator

Corald Giroux

Hairdresser

Remi Giroux

Best Boy Grip

Wayne Godfrey

Costume Supervisor

C J Goldman

Makeup Artist

Jann Goldsby

Consultant

Amanda Goodpaster

Music Editor

Hartley Gorenstein

Production Manager

Film Details

Also Known As
Esther
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2009
Production Company
Appian Way; BFL Canada; By David's; Danetracks Inc; Dark Castle Entertainment; De Bons Petits Plats; Hybride Technologies; Image Engine Design; International Film Guarantors; Lola Visual Effects; Pacific Title & Art Studio; Prologue Films; Studio Babelsberg Motion Pictures Gmbh; Studio X, Seattle Wa; StudioCanal; The Cutting Edge Group; Warner Bros. Pictures
Distribution Company
WARNER BROS. PICTURES DISTRIBUTION (WBPD); Blitz-Cine Star; Continental Film D.O.O. (Cf); Empire; Forum; Garsu Pasaulio Irasai (GPI); Intercom; Norsk Filmdistribusjon; Nu-Metro; Sam Film; Sandrew Metronome Distribution Finland Oy; Sandrew Metronome Filmdistribution As; Sony Pictures Releasing International; StudioCanal; Studiocanal; Studiocanal UK; Village Roadshow Greece; Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group; Warner Bros. Pictures Distribution; Warner Bros. Pictures International
Location
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 3m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Summer July 24, 2009

Released in United States on Video October 27, 2009

Released in United States Summer July 24, 2009

Released in United States on Video October 27, 2009

Project was included on the 2007 Black List.