The Whale

A reclusive English teacher suffering from severe obesity attempts to reconnect with his estranged teenage daughter for one last chance at redemption.

Credits: TheMovieDb.

Film Cast:

  • Charlie: Brendan Fraser
  • Ellie: Sadie Sink
  • Liz: Hong Chau
  • Thomas: Ty Simpkins
  • Mary: Samantha Morton
  • Dan: Sathya Sridharan
  • Young Ellie: Jacey Sink

Film Crew:

  • Casting: Mary Vernieu
  • Production Design: Mark Friedberg
  • Director of Photography: Matthew Libatique
  • Producer: Darren Aronofsky
  • Set Decoration: Lisa Scoppa
  • Costume Design: Danny Glicker
  • Producer: Ari Handel
  • Editor: Andrew Weisblum
  • First Assistant Sound Editor: Smokey Cloud
  • Prosthetic Designer: Adrien Morot
  • Head of Production: Inman Young
  • Producer: Jeremy Dawson
  • Casting: Lindsay Graham Ahanonu
  • Sound Effects Editor: Coll Anderson
  • Original Music Composer: Rob Simonsen
  • Digital Intermediate Colorist: Tim Stipan
  • Location Assistant: William Sturtevant
  • Executive Producer: Scott Franklin
  • Still Photographer: Niko Tavernise
  • Finishing Producer: Julia Ward
  • Script Supervisor: Alexandra Torterotot
  • Foley Artist: Steve Baine
  • Sound Mixer: Drew Kunin
  • Supervising Sound Editor: Craig Henighan
  • Supervising Sound Editor: Jill Purdy
  • Makeup Department Head: Judy Chin
  • Unit Production Manager: Tyson Bidner
  • Property Master: Matt Marks
  • Production Coordinator: Jenny Foster
  • Gaffer: John Velez
  • Production Design: Robert Pyzocha
  • Music Editor: Andrew Silver
  • Visual Effects Producer: Rebecca West
  • Key Grip: Mitchell Andrew Lillian
  • Boom Operator: Mark Goodermote
  • Special Effects Makeup Artist: Shane Shisheboran
  • Casting Associate: Bret Howe
  • Color Assistant: Patrick DeVine
  • Visual Effects Editor: Rowan Maher
  • Props: Jane Ji
  • Key Makeup Artist: Mandy Bisesti
  • On Set Props: Mike Drury
  • First Assistant Editor: Zachary A. Schwartz
  • Finishing Producer: Zac Gobetz
  • Best Boy Electric: Brooks Lockwood
  • Drone Pilot: Dexter Kennedy
  • ADR Mixer: James Hyde
  • Costume Supervisor: Rachaell Dama
  • Dolly Grip: Jack Lillian
  • Editorial Staff: Nicholas Figueroa
  • Rigging Gaffer: Jimmy DeMarco
  • Charge Scenic Artist: Lauren Doner
  • Production Coordinator: Chris Kocses
  • Grip: Greg Meola
  • Second Assistant Accountant: Margaret Horning
  • First Assistant Director: Duccio Fabbri
  • Payroll Accountant: Rosa Garces
  • Art Department Coordinator: Mariella Navarro
  • First Assistant Editor: Morgan Heller
  • Second Assistant Director: Alice Johnson
  • Key Production Assistant: Hans Augustave
  • Visual Effects Producer: Sophie-Ann Price
  • Digital Imaging Technician: Jeff Flohr
  • Head of Production: Michael Maida
  • Casting Assistant: Benjamin Bermudez
  • Grip: Anthony Stracquadanio
  • Visual Effects Producer: Matthew Fernandez
  • Location Scout: Jillian Fisher
  • Theatre Play: Samuel D. Hunter
  • Conductor: Hugh Brunt
  • Visual Effects Supervisor: Bilali Mack
  • Health and Safety: Sarah Brady Stack
  • VFX Artist: Tim Van Horn
  • Art Direction: Jurasama Arunchai
  • Associate Producer: Brendan Naylor
  • Associate Producer: Dylan Golden
  • Dailies Operator: Jenna Roscoe
  • Compositing Supervisor: Nick Crist
  • Post Production Supervisor: Andrew Keogh Ruotolo
  • Art Department Production Assistant: Danielle Guido
  • Graphic Designer: Justin J. Jordan
  • Utility Sound: Maaike Snoep
  • Dolly Grip: Brendan Lowry
  • Loader: Neicy McFadden
  • Camera Operator: Grgo Sevo
  • Extras Casting: Hilary Greer
  • Editorial Production Assistant: Reid Zarker
  • Score Engineer: Fiona Cruickshank
  • Musician: Clifton Harrison
  • Medical Consultant: Michelle Bayreuther
  • Title Designer: Jeff Kryvicky
  • Production Assistant: Tessa Lee
  • Production Assistant: David M. Night Maire
  • First Assistant Accountant: Paula Paternostro
  • Production Assistant: Allison Savoy
  • Production Accountant: Julie Velez

Movie Reviews:


    “The Whale earns its place in the “most tearful films of the year” list as it moves slowly yet efficiently towards its overwhelmingly emotional ending, especially elevated by the most subtly powerful & irrefutably moving performance of Brendan Fraser’s career.

    The rest of the cast contributes to the construction of a character with whom tremendous compassion is produced, but it isn’t an easily digestible movie due to its disturbing, uncomfortable moments.

    Darren Aronofsky presents a depressing, passionate, and, above all, brutally honest story about trauma, acceptance, and positivity. The filmmaker’s lack of restraint may be a trigger for some, but the impact of his messages couldn’t be more memorable.

    Bring tissues.”

    Rating: B+

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