In the Heart of the Sea

In the Heart of the Sea (2015)

Based on the incredible true story that inspired Moby Dick

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In the winter of 1820, the New England whaling ship Essex was assaulted by something no one could believe: a whale of mammoth size and will, and an almost human sense of vengeance. The real-life maritime disaster would inspire Herman Melville’s Moby Dick.  But that told only half the story.  “Heart of the Sea” reveals the encounter’s harrowing aftermath, as the ship’s surviving crew is pushed to their limits and forced to do the unthinkable to stay alive.  Braving storms, starvation, panic and despair, the men will call into question their deepest beliefs, from the value of their lives to the morality of their trade, as their captain searches for direction on the open sea and his first mate still seeks to bring the great whale down.

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  • Chris Hemsworth

    as Owen Chase
  • Benjamin Walker

    as George Pollard
  • Cillian Murphy

    as Matthew Joy
  • Brendan Gleeson

    as Old Thomas Nickerson
  • Ben Whishaw

    as Herman Melville
  • Michelle Fairley

    as Mrs. Nickerson
  • Tom Holland

    as Young Thomas Nickerson
  • Paul Anderson

    as Thomas Chappel
  • Frank Dillane

    as Owen Coffin
  • Joseph Mawle

    as Benjamin Lawrence
  • Edward Ashley

    as Barzallai Ray
  • Sam Keeley

    as Ramsdell
  • Osy Ikhile

    as Richard Peterson
  • Gary Beadle

    as William Bond
  • Jamie Sives

    as Isaac Cole
  • Morgan Chetcuti

    as Sheppard
  • Charlotte Riley

    as Peggy
  • Nicholas Jones

    as Pollard Senior
  • Donald Sumpter

    as Paul Macy
  • Richard Bremmer

    as Benjamin Fuller
  • Jordi Mollà

    as Spanish Captain
  • Hayley Joanne Bacon

    as Nantucket Townswoman
  • Andrew Crayford

    as Customs Officer
  • Claudia Newman

    as Nantucket Townswoman
  • Daniel Westwood

    as Nantucket Passenger
  • Andy Wareham

    as John Sanborn
  • Stephanie Jacob

    as Tally Woman
Directing Ron Howard Director
Production Will Ward Producer
Camera Anthony Dod Mantle Director of Photography
Writing Charles Leavitt Screenplay
Writing Charles Leavitt Story
Writing Rick Jaffa Story
Writing Amanda Silver Story
Writing Nathaniel Philbrick Novel
Camera Katie Swain Camera Operator
Sound Roque Baños Original Music Composer
Production Nina Gold Casting
Editing Mike Hill Editor
Editing Daniel P. Hanley Editor
Art Mark Tildesley Production Design
Directing Jo Beckett Script Supervisor
Camera Jonathan Prime Still Photographer
Costume & Make-Up Julian Day Costume Design
Production Brian Grazer Producer
Production Ron Howard Producer
Production Joe Roth Producer
Production Paula Weinstein Producer
Production Diego Betancor Casting
Production Robert Sterne Casting Associate
Crew Jon Baker Armorer
Crew Angel Airan Bonilla Armorer
Crew Lee Garside Armorer
Crew Ben Rothwell Armorer
Directing Kathy Hughes Script Supervisor
Sound David Walter Music Editor
Sound Paul John Chandler Music Editor
Sound Karen Elliott Music Supervisor
Costume & Make-Up Andrew Hunt Costume Supervisor
Costume & Make-Up Kate Laver Set Costumer
Camera Simon Finney Camera Operator
Crew Michael Wood Second Unit Cinematographer
Camera John Marzano Helicopter Camera
Camera Alastair Rae Steadicam Operator
Camera Peter Zuccarini Underwater Camera
Lighting Thomas Neivelt Gaffer
Lighting David Sinfield Gaffer
Lighting Brandon Evans Gaffer
Lighting Aaron Keating Gaffer
Lighting Tom O'Sullivan Rigging Gaffer
Visual Effects Robyn Luckham Animation Supervisor
Visual Effects Pimentel A. Raphael Animation Supervisor
Visual Effects Eric Petey Animation Supervisor
Crew Kieron Helsdon CG Supervisor
Crew Mikaël Damant-Sirois CG Supervisor
Crew Richard Sutherland CG Supervisor
Crew Lukas Lepicovsky CG Supervisor
Visual Effects Bryan Hirota VFX Supervisor
Visual Effects Anna Guseva Visual Effects Coordinator
Visual Effects Dave Kim Visual Effects Coordinator
Visual Effects Valdone Koronczi Visual Effects Coordinator
Visual Effects Donna Smith Visual Effects Coordinator
Visual Effects Eunice Khoo Visual Effects Coordinator
Visual Effects Nancy Lamontagne Visual Effects Coordinator
Visual Effects Chan Ee Jien Visual Effects Coordinator
Visual Effects Sam Girdler Visual Effects Coordinator
Visual Effects Crisanta Melendez Visual Effects Coordinator
Crew Xinyi Puah Visual Effects Editor
Visual Effects Leslie Lerman Visual Effects Producer
Visual Effects Oliver Money Visual Effects Producer
Visual Effects Marie-Cecile Dahan Visual Effects Producer
Visual Effects Dane Allan Smith Visual Effects Producer
Visual Effects Charlotte Loughnane Visual Effects Producer
Visual Effects Steve Griffith Visual Effects Producer
Visual Effects Sean Stranks Visual Effects Supervisor
Visual Effects François Dumoulin Visual Effects Supervisor
Visual Effects Jody Johnson Visual Effects Supervisor
Visual Effects Vincent Cirelli Visual Effects Supervisor
Crew Karen Holt Special Effects Coordinator
Visual Effects Mark Holt Special Effects Supervisor
Visual Effects Mike Kelt Special Effects Supervisor
Sound Steve Little ADR & Dubbing
Editing Steve Little Dialogue Editor
Sound Iain Eyre ADR & Dubbing
Editing Iain Eyre Dialogue Editor
Sound Carsten Richter Foley
Sound Markus Stemler Sound Designer
Sound Stefan Busch Sound Editor
Sound Helene Seidl Sound Editor
Sound Chris Burdon Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Gilbert Lake Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Frank Kruse Supervising Sound Editor
Art Gabriela Dolenska Art Department Coordinator
Art Neal Callow Art Direction
Art Dean Clegg Art Direction
Art Nick Gottschalk Art Direction
Art James Collins Assistant Art Director
Art Isabel Gómez-Blanco Assistant Art Director
Art Meike Maher Construction Coordinator
Art Will Buchanan Greensman
Crew Ben Wilkinson Property Master
Art Dominic Capon Set Decoration
Art Suzanna Smith Set Designer
Art Christian Huband Supervising Art Director
Art Niall Moroney Supervising Art Director
Costume & Make-Up Luca Vannella Hairstylist
Costume & Make-Up Karen Sherriff-Brown Hairstylist
Costume & Make-Up Laura Schiavo Hairstylist
Costume & Make-Up Haridian Nóbrega Hairstylist
Costume & Make-Up Laura Lilley Hairstylist
Costume & Make-Up Elisa Fernández Martín Hairstylist
Costume & Make-Up Kirstin Chalmers Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Marilyn MacDonald Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Fae Hammond Makeup Designer
Editing Begoña Lopez Digital Intermediate
Editing Sophie Nguyen-Thomas Digital Intermediate
Editing Simon Davis First Assistant Editor
Crew Peter N. Brown Carpenter
Production Michele Tandy Finance