The Shack

After suffering a family tragedy, Mack Phillips spirals into a deep depression causing him to question his innermost beliefs. Facing a crisis of faith, he receives a mysterious letter urging him to an abandoned shack deep in the Oregon wilderness. Despite his doubts, Mack journeys to the shack and encounters an enigmatic trio of strangers led by a woman named Papa. Through this meeting, Mack finds important truths that will transform his understanding of his tragedy and change his life forever.

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Film Cast:

  • Mack Phillips: Sam Worthington
  • Papa / Elouisa: Octavia Spencer
  • Willie: Tim McGraw
  • Jesus: Aviv Alush
  • Sarayu: Sumire Matsubara
  • Nan Phillips: Radha Mitchell
  • Male Papa: Graham Greene
  • Jose Phillips: Gage Munroe
  • Kate Phillips: Megan Charpentier
  • Officer Dalton: Lane Edwards
  • Sophia: Alice Braga
  • Emil Ducette: Ryan Robbins
  • Vicky Ducette: Emily Holmes
  • Missy Phillips: Amélie Eve
  • Emily Ducette: Jordyn Ashley Olson
  • Amber Ducette: Laura MacKillop
  • Mack’s Dad: Derek Hamilton
  • Mack’s mom: Tanya Hubbard
  • Young Mack Phillips: Carson Reaume
  • Preacher: David Mackay
  • Church Deacon: Christopher Britton
  • Special Agent Wikowski: Kendall Cross
  • Tony: Jay Brazeau
  • Teenage Girl: Greta Makena Gibson
  • Older Camper: David Longworth
  • 1950s Mack’s Grandpa: Ty Olsson
  • Nurse: Leena Manro
  • Aly Taylor: Kayla Fielding
  • Girl on Bridge: Grace Netter
  • Tourist (uncredited): Raul Espericueta

Film Crew:

  • Co-Producer: William Steinkamp
  • Casting: Deborah Aquila
  • Director of Photography: Declan Quinn
  • Production Design: Joseph C. Nemec III
  • Original Music Composer: Aaron Zigman
  • Screenplay: John Fusco
  • Producer: Gil Netter
  • Set Decoration: Tracey A. Doyle
  • Set Designer: David Hadaway
  • Set Designer: Cheryl Marion
  • Production Supervisor: Jennifer Booth
  • Director: Stuart Hazeldine
  • Executive Producer: Mike Drake
  • Orchestrator: Kazimir Boyle
  • Orchestrator: Patrick Kirst
  • Casting: Tricia Wood
  • Novel: William Paul Young
  • ADR Supervisor: Gord Hillier
  • Screenplay: Destin Daniel Cretton
  • Production Manager: Chris Foss
  • Post Production Supervisor: Andy Levine
  • Foley: Maureen Murphy
  • Special Effects Coordinator: Tony Lazarowich
  • Location Manager: Monty Bannister
  • Steadicam Operator: Jim Van Dijk
  • Script Supervisor: P.R. Tooke
  • First Assistant Editor: Gary Lam
  • VFX Editor: Warren Mazutinec
  • First Assistant Director: Myron Hoffert
  • Art Direction: Gwendolyn Margetson
  • Script Supervisor: Patti Henderson
  • Costume Design: Karin Nosella
  • Costume Supervisor: Christine Coutts
  • Costume Design: Stacy Caballero
  • Production Accountant: Diana Adams
  • Foley: Chris Higgins
  • Assistant Dialogue Editor: Aaron Olson
  • Screenplay: Andrew Lanham
  • Post Production Supervisor: Kimi Rosenthal
  • Music Editor: Paul Shatto
  • Location Scout: Vincent Dela Luna
  • Casting Assistant: Jessica Aquila Cymerman
  • Novel: Wayne Jacobsen
  • Novel: Brad Cummings
  • Executive Producer: Qiuyun Long
  • Co-Producer: Lani Netter
  • Prosthetic Supervisor: Sandy Lindala
  • Third Assistant Director: Karin Behrenz
  • Third Assistant Director: Scott Kukurudz
  • Assistant Director: David Scott Thomson
  • Executive Producer: Ray Scalice
  • Still Photographer: Jake Giles Netter
  • Post Production Assistant: Katrina Carrasco
  • Post Production Assistant: Eric Van Dyn Hoven
  • Location Manager: David Paul Wichert
  • Location Scout: James Giddy
  • Music Supervisor: Anastasia Brown

Movie Reviews:

  • WAKEWOOD: This movie was beautiful. I laughed, I cried. For all of you out there who either believe in God or question his existence please watch this movie. It will definitely renew your faith
  • Reno: **If forgiving is that easily convincible, then welcome to the crime world!**

    A novel based film. A religious themed film. It has a message, BUT could be a bad message for today’s world. Because how the event was dealt with the story only encourages the crime, in reality. Wise people can say philosophically, morally, but not means every words practically applicable. The common people would get affected more. Other than that, I have no grudge on anything. If it has been just a fantasy and an entertaining film, excluding that Christian thing, I would have liked it better.

    It was more like another ‘What Dreams May Come’, but less visual spectacular. On the other hand, there was an uneasiness in the development of what happened in the early stage of the story. They did not go for the detail, from the crime perspective, hence that mysterious event holds the key which we don’t know exactly what happened to judge anything out of the film. So that part reminds ‘The Lovely Bones’.

    The story of a father whose little girl mysteriously disappeared on a camping trip. Now the struggling father to cope with the incident gets an invitation to meet the creators. His journey to the other side of the world, where he goes through a series of unexpected tests, and at the end, how his character changes are told in those remaining parts.

    Worthington, Spencer, everybody was good. But the story is what I did not like. Like it was aimed for Christians only. But I believe not every Christian would agree with this story. I felt it was an unnecessary film. If it was fun like ‘Bruce Almighty’, the whole world would have enjoyed it. Too serious and very not acceptable message led this film to fall. No, it is not worth a watch for people with the open mind, unless this is what you were looking for.


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