Tuesday, April 24, 2007

'Gertrude Is Bridget' - An Introduction

Hello Reader,

I have made this website as part of a unit I am currently studying at Murdoch University, MED231 'Australian Cinema'. If you click here you will find the ever growing list websites that students have made on Australian films. If you click here you can find out more about the MED231 unit.

I may add to this site at a later date but, as of Wednesday the 25th of April 2007, it is presented as a finished assignment.

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The Film in Context

'The Book of Revelation' was released in 2006.

Some of the top grossing films of the same year were:

Casino Royale (2006)

Superman Returns (2006)

The Da Vinci Code (2006)

X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006)

It is fair to deduct that a dramatic art film about a dancer who is abducted by three women is not going to make a lot of money, compared to these big action blockbusters. Other films that fall under the same arthouse/drama category of 'The Book of Revelation' released that year were:

Catch a Fire (2006)

Babel (2006)

Notes on a Scandal (2006)

Little Children (2006)

Good German, The (2006)

Obviously this list could go on. The films mentioned were still smaller than the films in the first blockbuster list, but they all featured what is commonly known as 'bankable stars'. Each film in this list starred at least one extremely well known Hollywood actor. This is another factor that makes it hard for a film like 'The Book of Revelation' to be commercially successful, when it has so much overbearing competition.

Lastly, I think it's worth comparing 'The Book of Revelation' to some of the other Australian films that were released in 2006:

Happy Feet (2006)

Jindabyne (2006)

Kenny (2006)

Kokoda (2006)

Last Train to Freo (2006)

Ten Canoes (2006)

Most of the target audiences for the films mentioned fall into a specific catchment. The very successful 'Happy Feet' is a children/family film. (It is also worth mentioning that almost the entire voice cast was made up of well known American actors). 'Kenny' is a comedy aimed at a large audience. 'Kokoda' is a war film that is, again, aimed at a large audience. 'Last Train to Freo', while dramatic, still partly falls under the thriller genre, and therefore has an almost guaranteed decent sized viewing audience of people that enjoy that kind of film. 'Ten Canoes' and 'Jindabyne' are not necessarily largely popular films, but they do deal with Aboriginal culture, which is something that is important and relevant to all Australians. This almost guarantees them a decent sized viewing audience. They were both also very critically successful.

'The Book of Revelation', however, is not a conventional story in any way. While a film like 'Jindabyne' was very confrontational and thought provoking, it didn't even come close to being as challenging as 'The Book of Revelation'. It also starred Gabriel Byrne and Laura Linney, two foreign actors that are very well known worldwide.

Just by showing the explicit sex and nudity alone, 'The Book of Revelation' has made its audience quiet small. On top of that it is an unresolved film. There is no tidy ending. I really enjoy this kind of film, but I think figures will show that most people don't. We are lucky in Australia that, despite the fact that it is not going to be hugely successful commercially, films like this are still being made.

All film release dates were obtained from www.imdb.com.

Film Makers in Context

I think it's worth looking at the work of the key people behind the scenes of 'The Book of Revelation', before and after the film's release.

Ana Kokkinos

Ana wrote and directed her first film in 1994; a 59 minute piece called 'Only The Brave'. I have not yet been able to obtain a copy of it for viewing, but its R18+ rating is probably a good indication that Kokkinos has always been interested in presenting her audience with challenging viewing, right from the start of her career.

She followed it up in 1998 with 'Head On', the story of a young homosexual Australian Greek. The film deals with themes of both male and Greek identity, self worth and sex. Like 'The Book Of Revelation' it is a very confronting film and it deals with similar issues, mainly the role of men and sex. She did some television work, including 'The Secret Life Of Us', and in 2002 directed a documentary, 'The Original Mermaid'. In interviews she has stated that she plans to not have such a large gap between 'The Book of Revelation' and her next feature, but nothing is in the works at the time of writing (April 2007).

Andrew Bovell

Bovell's first work on the screen was the incredibly popular 'Strictly Ballroom'. He has written for television, but returned to the feature film when he co-wrote 'Head On' with Kokkinos. He also wrote the brilliant dramatic film 'Lantana', which was based on his play 'Speaking In Tongues'. This film showed his command of capturing intimate human behaviour effectively. He returned to co-write with Kokkinos again on 'The Book of Revelation' and it is the last film he has worked on at the time of writing.

Al Clark

Al started working as a producer on the UK production 'Secret Places'. His first Australian production was 'The Crossing' in 1990, starring Russell Crowe. He continued to produce many successful Australian films, including 'The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert' and 'Chopper'. His most recent role was as Executive Producer on 'Razzle Dazzle: A Journey Into Dance'.

Tristan Milani

Milani started as a cinematographer on some short films in 1994. His first feature was Rowan Woods' 'The Boys' in 1998. His quality framing work is very evident in this film, where the creation of tension between characters is necessary, among other things, through the camera work. He had shot a film starring Anna Torv before 'The Book of Revelation' with 'Travelling Light'. He also worked on 'The Bank' and 'Three Dollars'. He is currently working on 'Ten Empty'.

Cezary Skubiszewski

Skubiszewski has been composing scores for both television and film in Australia since 1994. Some of his more memorable work includes 'Two Hands', 'Bootmen', and 'The Rage in Placid Lake'.

All information on the film makers was obtained from www.imdb.com and viewing some of the films myself.

Actors in Context

I think it's worth looking at the key cast of 'The Book Of Revelation' and where the film is situated in their resumes.

Tom Long

Long has been on Australian screens since 1992 with many television roles, most notably as Angus Kabiri in 'SeaChange'. He also starred alongside Brian Brown and Heath Ledger as criminal Wally in 'Two Hands', and as Glenn Latham in 'The Dish'. His earlier roles, at least on face level, would not cause a viewer to think that he would suit the role of Daniel. Kokkinos had worked with Long on the television series 'Young Lions' and in an interview with Luke Buckmaster said:

He plays a dancer, but he’s not a dancer. However he has a looseness in his body and a capacity to move in a very kind of fluid way and it seemed to be that he was the perfect choice....

Tom inhabits the role, inhabits it totally, and I think one of the most exciting things about his performance is that it’s very truthful.

After this performance, Tom was in an episode of the 'Twilight Zone' style Australian television series 'Two Twisted', which is hosted, funnily enough, by his 'Two Hands' co-star Bryan Brown. Whether or not he takes another art film role in the future is unknown. Perhaps being nude for large stretches at a time was enough to keep him away from doing this kind of film again.

Greta Scacchi

Scacchi has been on screen since 1981. She first appeared in the U.K. series 'Bergerac' as Annie and then, coincidentally, starred in the German film 'Zweite Gesicht, Das' as Anna, the following year. In 1983 she had a major role in the UK film 'Heat and Dust', which won a BAFTA. She made it to Australian shores in 1984 in the miniseries 'Waterfront', again playing the role of a character called Anna. Australian audiences may remember her best as starring alongside the then famous Eric Roberts as Terri in 'The Coca-Cola Kid', and also as Christina Alibrandi in 'Looking for Alibrandi'.

She has been in productions all over the world during her career, one of them being the Wolfgang Petersen film 'Shattered' (pictured). Her casting in the role of Isabel is not much of a surprise. She is a very accomplished dramatic actor who fits the role perfectly.

Following 'The Book Of Revelation' she also played a role in an episode of 'Two Twisted'.

Colin Friels

Friels has been making himself an Australian screen icon since 1980, with a steady run of television and film roles. One of his more recognisable roles is as Malcolm Hughes in the 1986 film 'Malcolm'. He's also starred in American productions, such as Sam Raimi's 'Darkman'. His casting in 'The Book of Revelation' is also no surprise. He is experienced in playing a policeman, as Detective Frank in the television series 'Water Rats'. He is also a very accomplished dramatic actor, which I think is most prevalent in 'Tom White', where he plays a man who loses his mind and ends up living on the street.

After 'The Book Of Revelation' Friels has mostly worked in a similar role on the television series 'Blackjack'.

Anna Torv

Torv has only been on screen since 2002. She also worked with Kokkinos on 'Young Lions' and 'The Secret Life Of Us' (pictured). I would guess that having already worked together, and having already built a level of trust, would have been a large contributing factor into her getting the role in 'The Book Of Revelation'. Her other television work includes 'Mcleod's Daughters'. Her next role is in an action/adventure UK production, alongside Andy 'Gollum' Serkis, 'Heavenly Sword'.

Deborah Mailman

Mailman first appeared to most Australian audiences in 1998 as herself on the television program 'Play School', which she stayed with until 2001. In that time she also appeared in the dramatic film 'Radiance' and the provocative 'The Monkey's Mask'. In 2001 she became an even more well known face, alongside Anna Torv, as Kelly Lewis, the narrator of 'The Secret Life of Us'. Another role worth a mention was her portrayal of Mavis in what would prove to be a landmark film in telling the story of the aboriginal people of Australia 'Rabbit-Proof Fence'.

I assume her casting in 'The Book Of Revelation' was because she is very good at portraying warm, likeable characters, and she has the dark skin required for the role. Also, the fact that she had worked with Ana before may have had something to do with it.

After the film, she too starred in an episode of 'Two Twisted'. (I should note that all the actors involved in both 'The Book of Revelation' and 'Two Twisted' did not actually appear in the same episode, alongside each other).

All information about actors was obtained from www.imdb.com and viewing some of the films myself.

Sunday, April 22, 2007

My Opinion

I think, while it did not do so well at the box office, 'The Book Of Revelation' was an artistically successful film.

It is visually stunning, with very bold colour. The characters are generally wearing very dark clothing against strong bright backgrounds. The framing is also very well done, making images beautiful.

The costume design is extremely good. When reading the novel, I pictured the robes of the three women exactly as they appear in the film. The set design is also very effective. The viewer learns a lot about the characters by what is placed around them, at their homes. There are posters of Daniel and Bridget from all over the world on their apartment walls, telling us that they are world famous and that they tour. The feel of the apartment is also very cold and sterile, telling us that they are cold to each other. Their clothing is also very simple and cold. Julie, on the other hand, wears very eye catching clothing, with lots of colurs, almost like hippy shirts. This shows her warm personality.

The score is very effective, strings creating tension between characters. The sound effects are also used to tell the story. When Daniel is let out of the van, we can hear what he can hear under his hood. When he takes the hood off the sound gets louder, as it would for Daniel.

The plot is very open ended, letting the viewer make up their own mind. It presents us with some ideas about sexual power in a new way. We are generally shown men overpowering women. In this film, we are very explicitly shown women overpowering men. By showing this, it makes room for discussion about sexual politics and the roles that men and women play in society.

When Daniel tries to tell the police what happened to him and they laugh it off, we are shown that society in general sees men as sexual perverts. If a man can have sex with three women then he has nothing to complain about. It is apparently every man's dream. 'The Book Of Revelation' shows us that this is not necessarily the case. When Daniel is forced to masterbate infront of the three women, he is told that some men would pay to do what he is doing. He replies, 'If I was paying, it would be my choice. This is not my choice.'

It also takes away from the silly idea that women are always helpless victims. Three women abduct a man and take away all of his power. It is not a ridiculous story. Everything we are shown is possible. We are also shown the sexuality of women in a light that it is not often seen. For some reason, society sometimes sees women who sleep around as sluts, but if a man does it then he's a hero. When Daniel is looking for the three women, he sleeps with many women. We are shown the way they look at him as a sexual object and use him for their pleasure. The first three girls he suspects appear as if they take men home often, as if this is something they have done before. They know what they want, and they try and get it. It's interesting that if men were shown in this light then they would be seen as rapists, but three women wanting to have sex with a man is not necessarily seen in that light.

Kokkinos' earlier film, 'Head On', also deals with sex and what is expected of men. Ari, played by Alex Dimitriades, is a young Greek Australian who is expected by his family to be a certain way. Instead, he has sex with random men and the film has a very grim ending. It appears that Ari finally finds love, but he ruins it, as if he feels undeserving of happiness.

The sex and nudity in both films is very explicit. I think this is necessary to get the message across. If it were not explicit, no one would be talking about it. It is almost as if a gut reaction from seeing something that looks real is necessary to get a strong reaction in an audience, to make them engage with a film.

The discussions about the issues raised in the film are endless, and I think that is what makes it so successful. While it is a well made and interesting film to watch, it is more interesting after viewing, to ponder the issues and questions that the film raises.

Comparing The Novel to the Film

I read Rupert Thomson's novel 'The Book Of Revelation' before seeing Ana Kokkinos' film. I thought it might be interesting to discuss what similarities and differences the two had.

One major difference is the setting. The book takes place in Amsterdam, while the film takes place in Melbourne. I think this goes to the show that the societal values, where sex and power are concerned, are similar in both places; as the stories are not very different and work well in both settings.

In the book, Daniel is captured for 18 days, while in the film it is only 12.

The book uses a linear style of storytelling. The reader follows Daniel's story from start to finish, the entire thing in a flashback fashion. In the film, when Daniel dissappears, the viewer is not shown what has happened to him until his return, through various flashbacks.

While captured, Daniel has to undergo a strange experience in the book. The women invite a few people over to eat a meal off Daniels naked body. This did not take place in the film.

The other major difference during his captivity is his dance. In the book he does the dance with his penis chained to the wall, and the dance ends with him wrapping the chain around his body. In the film only his hands are chained. I suppose that filming the dance as it appears in the book would not only have been very hard to orchestrate, but probably would have been tough to actually get passed by censors.

For some reason, the spelling of Bridget's name in the book is Brigitte, while in the film credits it is Bridget. Also, actor Anna Torv plays Daniel's girlfriend Bridget and one of his captors, Gertrude (hence the name of this site). Kokkinos says that this is not supposed to mean that the character Bridget was one of his captors. It was just that Anna Torv was the best available actor for both roles. I think it adds another layer to the ideas presented in the film. Perhaps women are all the same to Daniel, until he finds Julie and falls in love. Perhaps it adds to the anonymity of women in the story.

In the film, when Daniel goes away and gets a job at a pub, he is still in the same country. In the book he travels the world. He only returns after having sex with the first three women he suspects are his captors, in order to search for them in the area he was first captured.

There are also some main characters and parts of the story in the novel that are not in the film. If they had been in the film, it probably would have a much longer running time.

Plot Summary

Daniel and his girlfriend Bridget are famous Australian dancers. During a rehearsal Bridget asks Daniel to go out and buy her a packet of cigarettes. He walks past a street performing clown on the way to the shops. 3 hooded figures come towards him in an alleyway, and he looks curious, but not frightened. Perhaps the street performer in the previous scene established the fact that seeing odd things in public is not always something to be afraid of. The hooded figures stab Daniel with a needle that knocks him unconscious.

When he wakes up he is chained to the floor of a large empty room by his arms and legs. The three hooded figures turn out to be three women. They force him to partake in sexual acts with them, but they keep their faces hidden. Daniel notices little things about the girls that he can identify them by. One of them has red hair and he can identify her face by feeling it with his hand, one of them has a large birthmark on her buttocks, and one of them has a butterfly tattoo on her groin. They pierce his penis and attach it to a chain, claiming that they are making him theirs. Their final wish is to make him perform a dance for them.

After 12 days they throw him out of a van into an open space in an industrial area, with a hood over his face. He comes home to Bridget with cigarettes. He finds it hard to tell her what has happened to him. When he does finally try to report what happened to the police they laugh at the situation, as if a man being held captive by three women is a joke.

Daniel moves away and gets a job in a pub. Three girls come and buy drinks from him. They look as if they may be his three captors. He goes home with them and checks them for the identifying features of the three hooded women. When he finds none of them he leaves. He gets his penis piercing checked by a doctor and notices a needle in the doctor's office. He asks the doctor if you would have to know what you were doing to administer sedatives with a needle. The doctor tells him that if you administered the wrong dosage you could kill someone, so you would have to be a nurse to administer something like that. This sends Daniel on a search for the three women among nurses. He sees a nurse with red hair and chases her, but does not find her. He has sex with many women, always looking for his captors.

Daniel's dance instructor and friend Margot is sick with cancer. Daniel sends her a postcard to let her know he is alright. She misses him and is worried about him. She asks her ex-husband Olsen to go and find Daniel. He is a police officer who specialises in cases like Daniel's. He finds the bar where Daniel works and goes in to talk to him, not revealing that he knows Margot. He tells Daniel that his ex-wife was a dancer and that she is sick. This causes Daniel to go and visit Margot. She asks him to come back to work, choreographing. He refuses and she asks him to leave.

Daniel is upset and worried about Margot. He is sitting on the train, distraught and talking to himself, when Julie takes his hand and asks, 'Are you alright?' Her hand is black and burned. He looks up and finds that she is an aboriginal woman. He trusts her because he is certain she was not one of his captors because her skin is not white. They end up dating and falling in love. Daniel gives up his search for the three women.

Daniel returns to Margot with some ideas for a performance. He brings Julie to her house for lunch and Olsen is also there. He realises that Olsen knew who he was when they met at the pub. Julie and Daniel go to a club. Daniel goes to the bar to buy some drinks. He sees the nurse with the red hair that he had seen earlier in the film. He follows her into the toilet and grabs her. He tears off her clothes to try and find the marks he had been looking for. When he sees that they aren't there he runs from the bar. Some men run after him and grab him. He is arrested for assault.

Julie is upset and won't see him, although it is implied that maybe she rings Olsen and gets him to go to the police station where Daniel is being held. Olsen comes and gives Daniel a hug. Daniel begins to tell him everything that has happened to him, and that is where the film ends.

Saturday, April 21, 2007

Online presence

A lot of websites concerned with film have included discussions, interviews and reviews of The Book Of Revelation, but I have not yet found a site that is dedicated solely to this film, official or unofficial. It appears to have made some impact on the internet film fan community, but no one has loved it enough to dedicate more web time to it.

Review Links

Crawling the internet for reviews, I have found a few varied responses to the film. Generally, though, they have been unfavourable ones. It appears a lot of people found the film hard to engage with. Here are some excerpts from reviews and links.

Gavin Bond for In Film Australia:

Ultimately it’s fair to say, that despite the intriguing issues that are raised by this film, The Book Of Revelation will appeal to a predominately art-house audience as this stylish but sterile cinema foray fails to totally engage because of its austere characters and tone.

For the full review click here.

Sandra Hall for the Sydney Morning Herald:

It's quite a trip - bravely undertaken and full of dark insights into the intimate connections between sex and power, but while it excites the mind, it never comes close to touching the heart.

For the full review click here.

Nicola Harrison for ABC Nightlife:

more of an intellectual experience than a visceral one, which is a shame

For the full review click here.

Margaret Pomeranz for At The Movies:

without a doubt this is another powerful and impressive Australian film

For the full review click here.

Stuart for hoopla.nu:

a strong film, but it failed to provoke or leave me with much to ponder after the credits had rolled

For the full review click here.

Philippa Hawker for The Age:

if there is, indeed revelation or redemption in the film, it's provisional, free for interpretation

For the full review click here.

Chris Lynch for M/C Reviews:

Visually magnificent, with a tight, elliptical narrative, excellent performances, and ideas which threaten to overwhelm the characters, The Book of Revelation is a film to see, and then to argue about.

For the full review click here.

Interview Links

There were a few interviews that took place around the time 'The Book Of Revelation' was released. Here are links to some of them:

If you're a member of the UrbanCinefile website you can access an interview with director Ana Kokkinos here.

There is a transcription of the interview she did with David Stratton on ABC's 'At The Movies' available here. There is also a video file of the interview available on the same page. In the interview she speaks of co-writing the adaptation with Andrew Bovell and the fact that both of her films are very concerned with sex and men.

Luke Buckmaster did an extensive interview with Ana in September 2006 for In Film Australia. They speak of audience reactions to the film and also compare it to 'Head On'.

Sean Lynch did an interview with Tom Long on webwombat. When asked if there was a lot of pressure in being the lead, Tom replies:

Aw, no. The pressure was sort of dwarfed by being nude and dancing and all that stuff.. [laughs]

The Maud Newton blog has an interview with the author of the original novel, Rupert Thomson, in which he speaks of his involvement in the film.

The Age interviewed Kokkinos and Melbourne International Film Festival director James Hewison about the film in a feature titled 'A revelation and not by the book'.

A podcast interview with Ana is available from MIFFcast.

Release Dates

Australia - 29 July 2006 at the Melbourne International Film Festival.

Argentina - 23 August 2007.
Iceland - 31 August 2006 at the Iceland International Film Festival.

Australia - 7 September 2006.

Canada - 9 September 2006 at the Toronto Film Festival.

The film was released for rent on DVD in Australia 2007 and is not yet available for purchase.

All release information was taken from www.imdb.com and www.ezydvd.com.au

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Awards - AFI & FCCA

'The Book Of Revelation' was nominated for some Australian Film Institute Awards:

AFI Award for Best Adapted Screenplay - Ana Kokkinos & Andrew Bovell

The other nominees were:

Luke Davies & Neil Armfield for 'Candy'
Beatrix Christian for 'Jindabyne'
Reg Cribb for 'Last Train to Freo'

The winner was Luke Davies & Neil Armfield for 'Candy'

AFI Award for Best Original Score - Cezary Skubiszewski

The other nominees were:

Paul Kelly & Dan Luscombe for 'Jindabyne'
John Clifford White for 'Macbeth'
Mick Harvey for 'Suburban Mayhem'

The winner was Mick Harvey for 'Suburban Mayhem'

AFI Award for Best Costume Design - Anna Borghesi

The other nominees were:

Phill Eagles for 'Kokoda'
Jane Johnston for 'Macbeth'
Melinda Doring for 'Suburban Mayhem'

The winner was Jane Johnston for 'Macbeth'

All AFI awards information from www.afi.org.au

The Film Critics Circle of Australia nominated 'The Book of Revelation' for:

Best Adapted Screenplay - Ana Kokkinos & Andrew Bovell

The other nominees were:

Luke Davies & Neil Armfield for 'Candy'
Beatrix Christian for 'Jindabyne'
Reg Cribb for 'Last Train to Freo'

The winner was Beatrix Christian for 'Jindabyne'

Best Cinematography - Tristan Milani

The other nominees were:

Ian Jones for 'Ten Canoes'
Jules O'Loughlin for 'Kokoda'
David Williamson for 'Jindabyne'

The shared winners were David Williamson for 'Jindaybyne' and Ian Jones for 'Ten Canoes'

Best Editing - Martin Connor

The other nominees were:

Marcus D'arcy for 'Solo'
Tania Nehme for 'Ten Canoes'
Jane Usher for 'Macbeth'

The winner was Tania Nehme for 'Ten Canoes'

Best Actor - Supporting Role - Colin Friels

The other nominees were:

Tom Budge for 'Last Train to Freo'
John Howard for 'Jindabyne'

Geoffrey Rush for 'Candy'

The winner was Geoffrey Rush for 'Candy'

Best Music Score - Cezary Skubiszewski

The other nominees were:

Paul Charlier for 'Candy'
Paul Kelly & Dan Luscombe for 'Jindabyne'
John Clifford White for 'Macbeth'

The winner was Cezary Skubiszewski for 'The Book of Revelation'

All FCCA information from www.fcca.com.au

Cast and Crew

Directed by
Ana Kokkinos

Writing credits
Rupert Thomson (novel)
Ana Kokkinos (screenplay)

and Andrew Bovell (screenplay)


Tom Long ... Daniel
Greta Scacchi ... Isabel
Colin Friels ... Olsen
Deborah Mailman ... Julie
Zoe Coyle ... Renate
Nadine Garner ... Margot

Olivia Pigeot ... Bernadette
Ana Maria Belo ... Sally
Belinda McClory ... Jeanette
Sibylla Budd ... Deborah
Geneviève Picot ... Barmaid
Nina Liu ... Vivian
Brian Lipson ... James
Damien Fotiou ... Shopkeeper
Marty Fields ... Charging Officer
Ken Radley ... Policeman
Anthony Wallace ... Policeman
Robert Morgan ... Doctor
Matt Wilson ... Street Performer
Michael Carter ... Dancer
Ryan Lowe ... Dancer
Fiona Malone ... Dancer
Mia Mason ... Dancer
Carlie Mellow ... Dancer
Shaun Parker ... Dancer
Jan Pinkerton ... Dancer
Gavin Webber ... Dance
Anna Torv ... Gertrude, Bridget
Zoe Naylor ... Astrid
Odette Joannidis ... Maude
Andy McPhee ... Rex (uncredited)
Tamara Searle ... Katrina (uncredited)

Produced by
Graham Begg .... executive producer
Jamie Carmichael .... executive producer
Al Clark .... producer
Barbara Gibbs .... line producer

Original Music by
Cezary Skubiszewski

Cinematography by
Tristan Milani

Film Editing by
Martin Connor

Casting by
Christine King

Production Design by
Paul Heath

Art Direction by
Simon McCutcheon

Set Decoration by
Murray Kelly

Costume Design by
Anna Borghesi

Makeup Department
Nick Dorning .... prosthetic makeup
Christine Miller .... makeup designer

Production Management
Barbara Gibbs .... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Phil Jones .... first assistant director
Kham Soukseun .... third assistant director
Greg Spiller .... second assistant director

Sound Department
Ross Cockle .... music score engineer
Perry Dwyer .... boom operator
Chris Goodes .... re-recording mix assistant
Robert Mackenzie .... sound editor
Andrew Neil .... foley mixer
Glenn Newnham .... sound editor
Paul Pirola .... sound designer
Paul Pirola .... sound re-recording mixer
Blair Slater .... foley recordist
Natalie Velik .... foley artist
John Wilkinson .... sound recordist

Visual Effects by
Jonathan Dixon .... digital liaison
Jamie Hediger .... digital compositor
Michelle Hunt .... digital compositor

Zev Eleftheriou .... stunt coordinator
Miroslav Lhotka .... stunts

Other crew
Pauline Burt .... risk manager
Rachel Higgins .... assistant to producer
Trish McAskill .... casting associate
Alex McCrossin .... location manager
Milena Romanin .... first assistant editor
Meryl Tankard .... choreographer
Cameron Wood .... assistant location manager

All credits information taken from the film 'The Book Of Revelation' (2006) and www.imdb.com