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 10032 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
    Costume & Make-Up Nana Fischer Makeup & Hair
    Sound Robert Jackson Boom Operator
    Art David Stein Art Direction
    Costume & Make-Up Nikki I Brown Makeup Artist
    Costume & Make-Up Amy Wood Key Hair Stylist
    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
    Costume & Make-Up Jean Ann Black Makeup & Hair
    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
    Art 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
    Costume & Make-Up Dena Matranga Key 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 Scott T. Coppock Ager/Dyer
    Costume & Make-Up Shonta T. McCray Costumer
    Costume & Make-Up Yolanda Mercadel Hairstylist
    Crew Spooky Stevens Unit Publicist
    Costume & Make-Up Adruitha Lee Hair Department Head
    Lighting Chris Flowers Electrician
    Costume & Make-Up Nick London Key Makeup Artist
    Lighting Bob Bates Gaffer
    Costume & Make-Up Megan Richardson Costumer
    Visual Effects Elbert Irving IV Visual Effects Coordinator
    Production Alissa M. Kantrow Production Supervisor
    Directing Doug Torres Assistant Director
    Editing Dave Pultz Color Timer
    Lighting Vic Keatley Rigging Gaffer
    Camera Joe Cassano Dolly Grip
    Costume & Make-Up Jade Brandt Tailor
    Costume & Make-Up Denise Pugh-Ruiz Makeup Artist
    Costume & Make-Up Patrick Wiley Assistant Costume Designer
    Lighting Scott Morrison Electrician
    Camera Nick Leon Key Grip
    Lighting Franklin Jones II Key Rigging Grip
    Crew Mike 'Chewie' Pappas Generator Operator
    Lighting Byron Marigny Electrician
    Costume & Make-Up Brian Waltsak Makeup Artist
    Camera Lee McLemore Best Boy Grip
    Costume & Make-Up Aaron P. Mastin Key Costumer
    Lighting Erskin Mitchell Best Boy Electric
    Lighting Eric DePoorter Rigging Grip
    Costume & Make-Up Betty Hamnac Hairstylist
    Costume & Make-Up Julie Ebel Costumer
    Costume & Make-Up Brandon P. Watson Tailor
    Production Bianca Stigter Producer