City of Ember

City of Ember (2008)

Escape is the only option

  • Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
  • Release Date: 2008-10-07
  • User Rating: 6.3/10 from 1632 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 30min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Playtone
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Gil Kenan
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For generations, the people of the City of Ember have flourished in an amazing world of glittering lights. But Ember's once powerful generator is failing and the great lamps that illuminate the city are starting to flicker. Now, two teenagers, in a race against time, must search Ember for clues that will unlock the ancient mystery of the city's existence, before the the lights go out forever.

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  • Saoirse Ronan

    as Lina Mayfleet
  • Harry Treadaway

    as Doon Harrow
  • Bill Murray

    as Mayor Cole
  • David Ryall

    as Chief Builder
  • Tim Robbins

    as Loris Harrow
  • Mackenzie Crook

    as Looper
  • Marianne Jean-Baptiste

    as Clary
  • Mary Kay Place

    as Mrs. Murdo
  • Toby Jones

    as Barton Snode
  • Lucinda Dryzek

    as Lizzie Bisco
  • Martin Landau

    as Sul
  • Ian McElhinney

    as Builder
  • B.J. Hogg

    as Mayor's Guard
  • Matt Jessup

    as Joss
  • Lara McIvor

    as Roner
  • Myles Thompson

    as Smat
  • Rachel Morton

    as Student #2
  • Conor MacNeill

    as Student #3
  • Lorraine Hilton

    as Miss Thorn
  • Eoin McAndrew

    as Student #1
  • Liz Smith

    as Granny
  • Mark Mulholland

    as Portrait Painter
  • Heathcote Williams

    as Sadge Merrall
Production Tom Hanks Producer
Writing Caroline Thompson Screenplay
Production Gail Stevens Casting
Editing Zach Staenberg Editor
Costume & Make-Up Sallie Jaye Makeup Designer
Production David Rubin Casting
Art Martin Laing Production Design
Art Jon Billington Supervising Art Director
Production John D. Schofield Executive Producer
Costume & Make-Up Vera Mitchell Hair Designer
Costume & Make-Up Vera Mitchell Wig Designer
Costume & Make-Up Ruth Myers Costume Design
Production Gary Goetzman Producer
Production Richard Hicks Casting
Camera Xavier Grobet Director of Photography
Costume & Make-Up Niamh O'Loan Makeup Artist
Sound Peter Gleaves ADR Mixer
Directing Gil Kenan Director
Production Diana Choi Executive Producer
Production Steven Shareshian Producer
Sound Andrew Lockington Music
Writing Jeanne Duprau Author
Editing Adam P. Scott Editor
Art James Foster Art Direction
Camera Peter Field "A" Camera Operator
Art Celia Bobak Set Decoration
Art Ashleigh Jeffers Art Direction
Production Kelly Valentine Hendry Casting Associate
Costume & Make-Up Camille Benda Assistant Costume Designer
Costume & Make-Up Lisa Hill Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up William McPhail Costume Supervisor
Sound Maureen Murphy Foley Artist
Sound Cam Wagner Foley Artist
Sound Steve Mann Sound Effects Editor
Visual Effects Pimentel A. Raphael Animation Supervisor
Camera Alastair Rae Steadicam Operator
Camera Alastair Rae "B" Camera Operator
Directing Sue Field Script Supervisor
Camera Keith Hamshere Still Photographer
Art Chris Appelhans Conceptual Design
Costume & Make-Up Sian Wilson Makeup Artist
Sound Paul Aulicino Sound Effects Editor
Production Christina Mullin Casting Associate
Art Ross Bradshaw Art Direction
Costume & Make-Up Liz Boston Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Chris Lyons Special Effects Makeup Artist
Sound Peter Eliuk Foley Editor
Costume & Make-Up Cheryl Hill Hairstylist