12 Years a Slave

12 Years a Slave (2013)

The extraordinary true story of Solomon Northup

  • Genre: Drama, History
  • Release Date: 2013-10-18
  • User Rating: 7.9/10 from 3659 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 14min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Plan B Entertainment
  • Production Country: United States of America, United Kingdom
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In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty as well as unexpected kindnesses Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity. In the twelfth year of his unforgettable odyssey, Solomon’s chance meeting with a Canadian abolitionist will forever alter his life.

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Sound Hans Zimmer Original Music Composer
Production Brad Pitt Producer
Production Arnon Milchan Producer
Production Tessa Ross Executive Producer
Production Francine Maisler Casting
Costume & Make-Up Patricia Norris Costume Design
Sound Ellen Heuer Foley
Production Dede Gardner Producer
Sound Leslie Shatz Sound Designer
Production Bill Pohlad Producer
Writing John Ridley Screenplay
Production John Ridley Executive Producer
Camera Sean Bobbitt Director of Photography
Camera Sean Bobbitt Camera Operator
Production Anthony Katagas Producer
Directing Steve McQueen Director
Production Steve McQueen Producer
Sound Robert Jackson Boom Operator
Art David Stein Art Direction
Costume & Make-Up Nikki I Brown Makeup Artist
Production Jeremy Kleiner Producer
Camera Larry McConkey Steadicam Operator
Editing Joe Walker Editor
Art Carl Sprague Set Designer
Art Adam Stockhausen Production Design
Art Alice Baker Set Decoration
Camera François Duhamel Still Photographer
Writing Solomon Northup Novel
Crew Monica Rene'e Anderson Stand In
Crew Eric Bergman Post Production Supervisor
Costume & Make-Up Ma Kalaadevi Ananda Makeup Department Head
Costume & Make-Up Andree Fortier Costume Supervisor
Crew Steven Ritzi Stunt Coordinator
Visual Effects Lauren Ritchie Visual Effects Producer
Visual Effects Dottie Starling Visual Effects Supervisor
Crew David Nash Special Effects Coordinator
Production Meagan Lewis Casting
Art Matthew Gatlin Set Designer
Art Carl Counts Art Department Coordinator
Crew Jude Erny Scenic Artist
Art Jim Wallis Set Designer
Crew Taylor Weeks Scenic Artist
Art Walter Schneider Set Designer
Art David Rotondo Construction Coordinator
Crew Michael S. Martin Property Master
Art Michael A. Johnson Leadman
Sound Bryan Arenas Dolby Consultant
Editing Henry Auerbach Dialogue Editor
Sound Robert Jackson Supervising Sound Editor
Sound Ryan Collins Supervising Sound Editor
Visual Effects Tim LeDoux Visual Effects Supervisor
Visual Effects Jason Sanford Visual Effects Producer
Crew Lex D. Geddings Stunt Coordinator
Camera Jaap Buitendijk Still Photographer
Camera Andy Shuttleworth Steadicam Operator
Lighting Mike McLaughlin Gaffer
Costume & Make-Up Dena Matranga Set Costumer
Sound Katrina Schiller Music Editor
Sound Catherine Wilson Music Editor
Crew Poland Perkins Transportation Coordinator
Directing Eva Z. Cabrera Script Supervisor
Crew Michael Buster Dialect Coach
Production M. Gerard Sellers Location Manager
Costume & Make-Up Yolanda Mercadel Hairstylist
Crew Spooky Stevens Unit Publicist
Costume & Make-Up Adruitha Lee Hair Department Head
Lighting Chris Flowers Electrician
Lighting Bob Bates Gaffer
Visual Effects Elbert Irving IV Visual Effects Coordinator
Production Alissa M. Kantrow Production Supervisor
Directing Doug Torres Assistant Director
Editing Dave Pultz Color Timer