Nowhere Boy


1h 35m 2009

Brief Synopsis

Imagine...John Lennon's childhood. Liverpool, 1955: a smart and troubled fifteen-year-old is hungry for experience. In a family full of secrets, two incredible women clash over John: Mimi, the buttoned-up aunt who raised him, and Julia, the prodigal mother. Yearning for a normal family, John escapes

Film Details

Also Known As
Il ├ętait une fois John, Mi nombre es John Lennon
MPAA Rating
Genre
Biography
Drama
Foreign
Music
Release Date
2009
Production Company
Derek Townshend; Sarah Fahy
Distribution Company
EDKO FILMS/EQUINOXE FILMS/THE WEINSTEIN COMPANY
Location
Liverpool, England, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 35m

Synopsis

Imagine...John Lennon's childhood. Liverpool, 1955: a smart and troubled fifteen-year-old is hungry for experience. In a family full of secrets, two incredible women clash over John: Mimi, the buttoned-up aunt who raised him, and Julia, the prodigal mother. Yearning for a normal family, John escapes into the new and exciting world of rock 'n' roll where his fledgling genius finds a kindred spirit in the teenage Paul McCartney. Just as John begins his new life, tragedy strikes. But a resilient young man finds his voice - and an icon explodes into the world.

Crew

Charmian Adams

Art Director

Carolyn Allen

Tutor

Oana Anghel

Titles

Jamie Atkins

Chef

Julia Baird

Source Material

Graham Baker

Rigging Grip

Vanessa Baker

Adr Voice Casting

Paul Bale

Painter

Phill Barrett

Foley Mixer

Pete Batten

Camera Operator

Sam Bell

Song Performer

Mona Benjamin

Production Coordinator

Andy Bennett

Stunt Coordinator

Chris Bentley

Camera

Robert Bernstein

Producer

Helen Bingham

Accountant

Tim Blake

Graphic Designer

Tim Blake

Art Director

Harry Bowers

Camera Focus Puller

Alan Bristow

Driver

Elizabeth Brizzell

Assistant Production Accountant

Thomas Brodie-sangster

Song Performer

Simon Brooks

Editing

Chris Brough

Carpenter

Rob Brown

Construction Manager

Dexter Bryant

Floor Runner

Dan Budd

Assistant Production Accountant

Alberto Buron

Camera

Symon Butcher

Driver

Luke Butler

Compositor

Simon Bysshe

Sound

Billy Campbell

Assistant Editor

Rosalie Carew

Researcher

Karen Carr

Tutor

Dave Carter

Driver

Simon Chase

Supervising Sound Editor

Les Child

Choreographer

James Clarke

Camera

Peter Clarke

Music Editor

Ross Clarke

Coordinator

Kharmel Cochrane

Casting Assistant

Tonia Cohen

Other

James Collins

Assistant Art Director

Lisa Collins

Painter

William Conacher

Dialogue Coach

Steve Cooke

Driver

Robert Cooper

Stunt Performer

Paul Cotterell

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Jimmy Coutts

Driver

Barney Crocker

Clapper Loader

Devis Damonte

Driver

Liam Daniel

Still Photographer

Maxine Davis

Post-Production Accountant

Julian Day

Costume Designer

Carlos De Carvalho

Camera Focus Puller

Cavin Dempsey

Carpenter

Jon Diamond

Executive Producer

Peter Dickinson

Titles

Chris Dodds

Clapper Loader

Eve Doherty

Editing

Stefan Drury

Visual Effects

Laura Dubsky

Compositor

Amanda Dudley

Floor Runner

Anne-marie Duff

Song Performer

Jeanine East

Finance Manager

Kimberly Fahey

Art Department

Sarah Fahy

Production Insurance

Elton Farla

Medic

Jennifer Wynne Farmer

Production Manager

Kate Filby

Clapper Loader

Martin Foard

Driver

Matt Foster

Compositor

Stuart Fyvie

Colorist

Mark Geeson

Props

Nina Gold

Casting Director

John Gosling

Music

Yanni Goudetsidis

Software Engineer

Scott Goulding

Colorist

Anna Green-armytage

Assistant

Matthew Greenhalgh

Screenplay

Will Gregory

Music Composer

Isobel Griffiths

Music

David Grose

Driver

Lisa Gunning

Editor

Julia Hall

Titles

Paul Hanks

Foley Artist

Stephen Haren

Assistant Editor

Peter Harris

Electrician

James N Harrison

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

James N Harrison

Sound Effects Editor

Tim Haslam

Executive Producer

Chris Hayden

Camera Trainee

Rawdon Hayne

Camera Focus Puller

Dave Haynes

Painter

John Haynes

Painter

Barbara Herman-skelding

Set Decorator

Tom Higgins

Carpenter

Vince Holden

Production Finance

Mark Hopkins

Assistant Director

Gavin Hosler

Carpenter

Jon Hurley

Clapper Loader

Gary Hutchings

Key Grip

Nick Ingham

Music

Wanda Jackson

Song Performer

Dylan Jones

Video

Josh Jones

Carpenter

Lisa Jordan

Post Producer

Eddy Joseph

Consultant

Mark Keady

Assistant Editor

Brian Kelly

Driver

Stephanie Kelly

Compositor

Sheerin Khasrowshahi-miandoab

Apprentice

Adam Kirley

Stunt Performer

Alison Lai

Clapper Loader

Clyde Lane

Chef

John Lane

Chef

Tracey Larcombe

Coordinator

Bryn Lawrence

Assistant Director

John Lennon

Song Performer

Susanna Lenton

Script Supervisor

Jerry Lee Lewis

Song Performer

Dash Lilley

Videotape Operator

Kevin Loader

Producer

Cathy Lorimer

Floor Runner

Philip Ludvig

Compositor

Adrian Mackay

Electrician

Iain Mackay

Clapper Loader

David Mackie

Loader

Richard Magennis

Props

Heather Manson

Makeup

Jane Marcantonio

Wardrobe Supervisor

Catherine Marks

Music Engineer

Steve Marquiss

Painter

Dash Mason-malik

Sound

David Maund

Key Grip

Seamus Mcgarvey

Director Of Photography

Belinda Mcginley

Stunt Performer

Josey Mcnamara

Floor Runner

John Midgley

Sound Mixer

John Miles

Production Accountant

Jaynie Miller

Associate Producer

Mark Milsome

Camera Operator

Christopher Moll

Executive Producer

Paul Mooney

Hairdresser

Simon Muir

Grip

Colin Mutch

Property Master

Ian Neil

Music Supervisor

Clive Noakes

Camera

Alice Normington

Production Designer

John O'lone

Compositor

Alexander Oakley

Assistant Director

James Ott

Driver

Jennie Paddon

Camera Focus Puller

Terry Paskins

Chef

Kevin Penney

Foley Editor

Zelda Perkins

Assistant

Michelle Pianca

Assistant Location Manager

Dominic Pike

Construction Manager

Marc Price

Unit Manager

Ben Quirk

Driver

Douglas Rae

Producer

Mark Reynolds

Props

Paul Ritchie

Coproducer

Terence Roberts

Electrician

Peter Robertson

Camera

Richard Rogan

Apprentice

Angela Rose

Visual Effects Supervisor

Tessa Ross

Executive Producer

James Saynor

Coproducer

Gordon Seed

Stunt Performer

Louise Seymour

Post-Production Supervisor

Anne Shanley

Coordinator

Paul Sharp

Best Boy

Mary-pat Sheahan

Painter

Laura Smith

Wardrobe

Lesley Smith

Hair & Makeup

Peter Soteriou

Driver

Joss Spry

Driver

Jon Stanley

Software Engineer

Robert Sterne

Casting Assistant

Ben Tat

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

David King Taylor

Coordinator

Peter Taylor

Carpenter

Kelly Taylor-dias

Assistant Production Coordinator

Aaron Taylor-johnson

Song Performer

Olly Tellett

Camera Focus Puller

Anna Louise Thomas

Art Department Assistant

Rhodri Thomas

Co-Executive Producer

Leigh Thurbon

Construction

Daniel Tomlinson

Camera

Bradley Torbett

Art Department

Derek Townshend

Production Insurance

Samantha Tracey

Visual Effects Producer

George Trevis

Sound

Martin Trevis

Sound Mixer

Simon Trundle

Foley Mixer

Axel Ulrich

Camera Focus Puller

Dickie Valentine

Song Performer

Gene Vincent

Song Performer

Ian Waggott

Foley Artist

Film Details

Also Known As
Il ├ętait une fois John, Mi nombre es John Lennon
MPAA Rating
Genre
Biography
Drama
Foreign
Music
Release Date
2009
Production Company
Derek Townshend; Sarah Fahy
Distribution Company
EDKO FILMS/EQUINOXE FILMS/THE WEINSTEIN COMPANY
Location
Liverpool, England, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 35m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the 2009 award for Best Supporting Actress (Ann-Marie Duff) by the London Critics' Circle.

Released in United States October 8, 2010

Released in United States on Video January 25, 2011

Released in United States October 2009

Released in United States 2010

Released in United States January 2010

Shown at London Film Festival (Galas & Special Screenings) October 14-29, 2009.

Released in United States October 8, 2010

Released in United States on Video January 25, 2011

Released in United States October 2009 (Shown at London Film Festival (Galas & Special Screenings) October 14-29, 2009.)

Released in United States 2010 (Shown at Seattle International Film Festival (Contemporary World Cinema) May 20-June 13, 2010.)

Released in United States January 2010 (Shown at Sundance Film Festival (Premieres) January 21-31, 2010.)

Shown at Seattle International Film Festival (Contemporary World Cinema) May 20-June 13, 2010.

Project was included on the 2008 Black List.

Feature directorial debut for Sam Taylor-Wood.