Letters From Iwo Jima (2006)

  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Steven Riley Special Effects Supervisor n/a 545 23000004
Julian Levi Visual Effects Supervisor (Digital Domain) 249 23000003
Matthew Butler Visual Effects Supervisor (Digital Domain) 249 23000002
Michael Owens Visual Effects Supervisor n/a 249 23000001
Lisa K Spence Visual Effects Producer Digital Producer(Digital Domain) 243 23000005
Mitchell J Glaser Visual Effects Editor (Digital Domain) 614 23000006
Michelle Jacobs Visual Effects Visual Effects Coordinator(Digital Domain) 419 23000009
Shad Davis Visual Effects Visual Effects Coordinator(Digital Domain) 419 23000008
Debra Wolff Visual Effects Editor (Digital Domain) 614 23000007
Nancy James Craft Service n/a 120903 22000001
Michael A Muscarella Construction Coordinator n/a 276 21000003
Thomas Isao Morinaka Stunts n/a 240 19000017
Dustin Meier Stunts n/a 240 19000016
J Mark Donaldson Stunts n/a 240 19000015
Brian Edward Avery Stunts n/a 240 19000014
Dennis Yukio Takeda Stunts n/a 240 19000018
Arnold Chun Stunts n/a 240 19000019
Paul Weakland Construction Foreman Construction Labor Foreman 277 21000002
Kenny Sanford Construction Foreman Construction General Foreman 277 21000001
Paul Calabria Animal Wrangler n/a 120863 20000001
Jaimie Jota Visual Effects Visual Effects Coordinator(Digital Domain) 419 23000010
Jennifer Underdahl Visual Effects Visual Effects Coordinator(Digital Domain) 419 23000011
Edgar Diaz Rotoscope Animator Rotoscope Artist(Digital Domain) 121082 23000026
Viviana Kim Rotoscope Animator Lead Rotoscope Artist(Digital Domain) 121082 23000025
Mike Edmonson Special Effects Coordinator Special Effects Set Coordinator 241 23000024
Shari Ann Riley Special Effects Technician n/a 242 23000023
Jenn Epstein Rotoscope Animator Rotoscope Artist(Digital Domain) 121082 23000027
Ian A Harris Rotoscope Animator Rotoscope Artist(Digital Domain) 121082 23000028
Melissa Huerta Rotoscope Animator Rotoscope Artist(Digital Domain) 121082 23000031
Holly Horter Rotoscope Animator Rotoscope Artist(Digital Domain) 121082 23000030
Peter Herlein Rotoscope Animator Rotoscope Artist(Digital Domain) 121082 23000029
Jason Hansen Special Effects Technician n/a 242 23000022
Steve Kline Special Effects Technician n/a 242 23000021
James Lorimer Special Effects Technician n/a 242 23000015
John J Downey Special Effects Technician n/a 242 23000014
Paul Winze Visual Effects Visual Effects Coordinator(Digital Domain) 419 23000013
Virginia Carrasco Wilson Visual Effects Visual Effects Coordinator(Digital Domain) 419 23000012
David Poole Special Effects Technician n/a 242 23000016
James LaCroix Special Effects Technician n/a 242 23000017
Nicholas M Papac Special Effects Technician n/a 242 23000020
Steven King Special Effects Technician n/a 242 23000019
Dominic V Ruiz Special Effects Technician n/a 242 23000018
Ilram Choi Stunts n/a 240 19000013
Xuyen "Sam" Valdivia Stunts n/a 240 19000012
Walt Martin Sound Mixer n/a 230 14000025
Steve Mann Sound Effects Editor n/a 327 14000024
Jason King Sound Effects Editor n/a 327 14000023
Jay Jennings Sound Effects Editor n/a 327 14000022
Alan Robert Murray Supervising Sound Editor n/a 328 14000026
Bub Asman Supervising Sound Editor n/a 328 14000027
T Daniel Scaringi Key Rigging Grip n/a 120946 15000003
Buzzy Burwell Rigging Gaffer Best Boy Rigging Gaffer 120937 15000002
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Charles B Maynes Sound Design n/a 120905 14000021
Dick Hanson Sound Sound Utility 120816 14000020
Shawn Sykora Foley Editor n/a 221 14000014
Michael Dressel Foley Editor n/a 221 14000013
Sarah Monat Foley Artist n/a 223 14000012
Robin Harlan Foley Artist n/a 223 14000011
Christopher Flick Foley Editor n/a 221 14000015
Randy K Singer Foley Mixer n/a 224 14000016
Gregg Rudloff Rerecording Mixer n/a 120856 14000019
David E Campbell Rerecording Mixer n/a 120856 14000018
John T Reitz Rerecording Mixer n/a 120856 14000017
Charlie Saldana Key Grip n/a 263 15000004
Kirk E Bales Dolly Grip n/a 264 15000005
Al Goto Stunts n/a 240 19000006
Richard Bucher Stunts n/a 240 19000005
Steve Chang Stunts n/a 240 19000004
Will Leong Stunts n/a 240 19000003
Sam Situmorang Stunts n/a 240 19000007
Jon Valera Stunts n/a 240 19000008
Simon Rhee Stunts n/a 240 19000011
Michael Hugghins Stunts n/a 240 19000010
McKay Stewart Stunts n/a 240 19000009
Scott Leva Stunts n/a 240 19000002
Buddy Van Horn Stunt Coordinator n/a 120804 19000001
Doug Wall Best Boy Grip n/a 265 15000008
John Lacy Chief Lighting Technician n/a 357 15000007
Ross Dunkerley Chief Lighting Technician n/a 357 15000006
Jason S Gondek Production Accountant n/a 282 16000001
Stephanie Whalon Assistant Accountant n/a 120950 16000002
Michael Bilog Assistant Production Accountant n/a 120902 16000005
Landon Trawny Assistant Accountant n/a 120950 16000004
Taffy Schweickhardt Assistant Accountant n/a 120950 16000003
Sarahjane Javelo Rotoscope Animator Rotoscope Artist(Digital Domain) 121082 23000032
Daniel Mejia Rotoscope Animator Rotoscope Artist(Digital Domain) 121082 23000033
John Horning Assistant Property Master n/a 120969 24000002
Scott M Anderson Assistant Property Master n/a 120969 24000001
Swen Gillberg CG Supervisor (Digital Domain) 779 23000089
Geoffrey E Baumann 3-D Animator 3D Integration Lead(Digital Domain) 120933 23000088
Karl J Weschta Assistant Property Master n/a 120969 24000003
Michael Sexton Property Master n/a 120805 24000004
Deana Lou Assistant (to Mr. Eastwood) 120820 25000001
Jason Muscarella Props Propmaker Foreman 120817 24000006
David Fencl Props Key Armorer 120817 24000005
Pam Wong 3-D Artist 3D Integration Artist(Digital Domain) 120965 23000087
David Sanchez 3-D Artist 3D Integration Artist(Digital Domain) 120965 23000086
Eric Petey Animator (Digital Domain) 483 23000080
Frank Bonniwell Animator (Digital Domain) 483 23000079
Matthias Wittmann Animator (Digital Domain) 483 23000078
David Hodgins CG Supervisor (Digital Domain) 779 23000077
Andy Tamandl Animator (Digital Domain) 483 23000081
Chad Finnerty Animator (Digital Domain) 483 23000082
Rohini Montenegro 3-D Artist 3D Integration Artist(Digital Domain) 120965 23000085
Michael Maker 3-D Artist 3D Integration Artist(Digital Domain) 120965 23000084
Ross MacKenzie 3-D Artist 3D Integration Lead(Digital Domain) 120965 23000083
Jenniphur Ryan Assistant (to Mr. Eastwood) 120820 25000002
Kristie Macosko Assistant (to Mr. Spielberg) 120820 25000003
Larry Stelling Transportation Coordinator n/a 271 25000018
Dom Rodriguez Transportation Captain n/a 272 25000017
Alana Stelling Transportation Captain n/a 272 25000016
Phyllis Overall Assistant Staff Assistant 120820 25000015
Michael Owens Second Unit Director n/a 412 25000019
Dr. Ferguson Reid Medic Set Medic 120966 25000020
Leo A Hernandez Security Security Supervisor 120951 26000001
Ron Resch Medic Set Medic 120966 25000022
Linda Stelling Medic Set Medic 120966 25000021
Hitomi Durant Assistant Staff Assistant 120820 25000014
David Cox Assistant Staff Assistant 120820 25000013
Donald A Kincade Assistant Set Staff Assistant 120820 25000007
Gian Sardar Assistant (to Mr. Haggis) 120820 25000006
Gregory Scott Newman Assistant (to Mr. Lorenz) 120820 25000005
Ben Bohling Assistant (to Mr. Spielberg) 120820 25000004
Chuck Webb Assistant Set Staff Assistant 120820 25000008
Brinton Bryan Assistant Set Staff Assistant 120820 25000009
Will Ziegenhorn Assistant Staff Assistant 120820 25000012
Alexander Nicksay Assistant Set Staff Assistant 120820 25000011
Denise Anderson Poore Assistant Set Staff Assistant 120820 25000010
Asuka Tohda CGI Artist CG Lighting Artist(Digital Domain) 120986 23000076
Asa Svedberg CGI Artist CG Lighting Artist(Digital Domain) 120986 23000075
Heather Hoyland Digital Effects Artist Compositor(Digital Domain) 120960 23000048
Jay Frankenberger Digital Effects Artist Compositor(Digital Domain) 120960 23000047
Christina Drahos Digital Effects Artist Compositor(Digital Domain) 120960 23000046
Gareth Dinneen Digital Effects Artist Compositor(Digital Domain) 120960 23000045
Chia-Chi Hu Digital Effects Artist Compositor(Digital Domain) 120960 23000049
Aruna Inversin Digital Effects Artist Compositor(Digital Domain) 120960 23000050
Jeff Kim Digital Effects Artist Compositor(Digital Domain) 120960 23000053
Gabriella Urbina Kalaitzidis Digital Effects Artist Compositor(Digital Domain) 120960 23000052
Dag Ivarsoy Digital Effects Artist Compositor(Digital Domain) 120960 23000051
Dan Cobbett Digital Effects Artist Compositor(Digital Domain) 120960 23000044
Niki Bern Digital Effects Artist Compositor(Digital Domain) 120960 23000043
Stan Seo Matte Painter (Digital Domain) 120959 23000037
Brenton Cottman Matte Painter (Digital Domain) 120959 23000036
Melanie Okamura Modelmaker Lead CG Modeler(Digital Domain) 120919 23000035
Nicole Yoblonski Rotoscope Animator Rotoscope Artist(Digital Domain) 121082 23000034
Fin Teo Matte Painter Digital Texture Paint Lead(Digital Domain) 120959 23000038
Lou Pecora Digital Effects Artist Digital Compositing Lead(Digital Domain) 120960 23000039
Joel Behrens Digital Effects Artist Compositor(Digital Domain) 120960 23000042
Eric Beaver Digital Effects Artist Compositor(Digital Domain) 120960 23000041
Jason Selfe Digital Effects Artist Digital Compositing Lead(Digital Domain) 120960 23000040
Paul Lambert Digital Effects Artist Compositor(Digital Domain) 120960 23000054
Michael Maloney Digital Effects Artist Compositor(Digital Domain) 120960 23000055
Thomas Reppen CGI Artist CG Effects Artist(Digital Domain) 120986 23000069
Youngil Pyo CGI Artist CG Effects Artist(Digital Domain) 120986 23000068
Marten Larsson CGI Artist CG Effects Artist(Digital Domain) 120986 23000067
Seung Kim CGI Artist CG Effects Artist(Digital Domain) 120986 23000066
Hanzhi Tang CGI Artist Lead CG Lighting Artist(Digital Domain) 120986 23000070
Andrew Bradbury CGI Artist CG Lighting Artist(Digital Domain) 120986 23000071
Diana Sear CGI Artist CG Lighting Artist(Digital Domain) 120986 23000074
Rory McLeish CGI Artist CG Lighting Artist(Digital Domain) 120986 23000073
Robert A D Frick CGI Artist CG Lighting Artist(Digital Domain) 120986 23000072
Atsushi Ikarashi CGI Artist CG Effects Artist(Digital Domain) 120986 23000065
Brian Gazdik CGI Artist CG Effects Artist(Digital Domain) 120986 23000064
Kym Olsen Digital Effects Artist Compositor(Digital Domain) 120960 23000058
Marc Morissette Digital Effects Artist Compositor(Digital Domain) 120960 23000057
Michael Melchiorre Digital Effects Artist Compositor(Digital Domain) 120960 23000056
Marlo Pabon Digital Effects Artist Compositor(Digital Domain) 120960 23000059
Tamara Stone Digital Effects Artist Compositor(Digital Domain) 120960 23000060
Darren M Poe Compositing Supervisor (Digital Domain) 120928 23000063
Bryan Grill Digital Effects Digital Effects Supervisor(Digital Domain) 345 23000062
Deborah Wiltman Digital Effects Artist Compositor(Digital Domain) 120960 23000061
Ryan Murphy Dubbing Mixer Mix Technician 120923 14000010
Flash Deros Boom Operator n/a 215 14000009
Clint Eastwood Director n/a 2 2000001
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Skip Evans Actor Pilot 1 1000057
London Kim Actor Okubo's Soldier 1 1000056
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Robert Lorenz Producer n/a 3 3000002
Tim Moore Co-Producer n/a 170 3000005
Paul Haggis Executive Producer n/a 174 3000004
Steven Spielberg Producer n/a 3 3000003
Masashi Odate Actor Cook 1 1000055
Ryoya Katsuyama Actor Boy 1 1000054
Yuko Takeuchi Actor Excavator #2 1 1000048
Yoshiko Ando Actor Excavator #1 1 1000047
Daisuke Tsuji Actor Cave Soldier #2 1 1000046
Taishi Mizuno Actor Cave Soldier #1 1 1000045
Tsuguo Mizuno Actor Lead Excavator 1 1000049
Mark Ofuji Actor Kuribayashi's Guard 1 1000050
Jeremy Glazer Actor Marine Lieutenant 1 1000053
Ryan Carnes Actor Marine at Clearing 1 1000052
Hallock Beals Actor Marine at Clearing 1 1000051
Iris Yamashita Screenplay (adaptation) 120778 4000001
Paul Haggis Story By n/a 120779 4000002
Linda Kai Assistant Location Manager n/a 194 5000013
Jessica Meier Assistant Production Coordinator n/a 192 5000012
Miker Stovall Assistant Production Coordinator n/a 192 5000011
Danielle Hartzell Assistant Production Coordinator n/a 192 5000010
Tom Hogan Assistant Location Manager n/a 194 5000014
James H Wheelan Assistant Location Manager n/a 194 5000015
David Luckenbach Camera Operator n/a 239 6000003
Stephen S Campanelli Camera Operator n/a 239 6000002
Tom Stern Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Karen Shaw Production Coordinator n/a 162 5000009
Mable Lawson-McCrary Script Supervisor n/a 191 5000008
Yoshikuni Taki Production Supervisor (Japan) 307 5000002
Tim Moore Unit Production Manager n/a 182 5000001
Tadamichi Kuribayashi Source Material (from book: "Picture Letters From Commander in Chief") 120786 4000004
Iris Yamashita Story By n/a 120779 4000003
Donald W Murphy Assistant Director n/a 163 5000003
Katie Carroll Assistant Director n/a 163 5000004
Steve Beimler Location Manager n/a 193 5000007
Kent Tsurumaru Assistant Director Additional Second Assistant Director 163 5000006
Pete Dress Assistant Director n/a 163 5000005
Michael Lawson Actor Marine #4 1 1000044
Jonathan Oliver Sessler Actor Marine #3 1 1000043
Hiroshi Abe Actor Lt. Colonel Oiso 1 1000016
Steve Santa Sekiyoshi Actor Kanda 1 1000015
Sonny Seiichi Saito Actor Medic Endo 1 1000014
Luke Eberl Actor Sam 1 1000013
Toshiya Agata Actor Captain Iwasaki 1 1000017
Yoshi Ishii Actor Private Yamazaki 1 1000018
Ikuma Ando Actor Ozawa 1 1000021
Ken Kensei Actor Maj. General Hayashi 1 1000020
Toshi Toda Actor Colonel Adachi 1 1000019
Nobumasa Sakagami Actor Admiral Ohsugi 1 1000012
Nae Yuuki Actor Hanako 1 1000011
Shido Nakamura Actor Lieutenant Ito 1 1000005
Ryo Kase Actor Shimizu 1 1000004
Tsuyoshi Ihara Actor Baron Nishi 1 1000003
Kazunari Ninomiya Actor Saigo 1 1000002
Yuki Matsuzaki Actor Nozaki 1 1000006
Hiroshi Watanabe Actor Lieutenant Fujita 1 1000007
Eijiro Ozaki Actor Lieutenant Okubo 1 1000010
Takashi Yamaguchi Actor Kashiwara 1 1000009
Takumi Bando Actor Captain Tanida 1 1000008
Akiko Shima Actor Lead Woman 1 1000022
Masashi Nagadoi Actor Admiral Ichimaru 1 1000023
Hiroshi Tanaka Actor Hopeless Soldier 1 1000037
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Kazuyuki Morosawa Actor Ito's Guard 1 1000035
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Yukari Black Actor Mother 1 1000039
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Joy Nakagawa Translator Interpreter 741 12000007
Yuki Ishimaru Translator Script Translator/Key Interpreter 741 12000006
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Takae Shimizu Translator Interpreter 741 12000009
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Corey C Bronson Set Costumer n/a 121008 13000014
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Jojo Proud Makeup Artist n/a 120801 13000012
Pam Cartmel Art Department Coordinator n/a 195 9000019
Andrew Nowling Greensman Greens Coordinator 201 9000018
Karen Spangenberg Dialogue Editor n/a 204 7000006
Gloria D'Alessandro Dialogue Editor n/a 204 7000005
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David A Arnold Dialogue Editor n/a 204 7000003
Tsuyoko Yoshida Book Editor ("Picture Letters From Commander in Chief") 121011 7000007
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Donald Harris Music Editor n/a 214 8000002
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J R Vasquez Swing Gang n/a 434 9000006
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Synopsis
Sixty-one years ago, U.S. and Japanese armies met on Iwo Jima. Decades later, several hundred letters are unearthed from that stark island's soil. The letters give faces and voices to the men who fought there, as well as the extraordinary general who led them. The Japanese soldiers are sent to Iwo Jima knowing that, in all probability, they will not come back. Among them are Saigo, a baker who wants only to live see the face of his newborn daughter; Baron Nishi, an Olympic equestrian champion known around the world for his skill and his honor; Shimizu, a young former military policeman whose idealism has not yet been tested by war; and Lieutenant Ito, a strict military man who would rather accept suicide than surrender. Leading the defense is Lt. General Tadamichi Kuribayashi, whose travels in America have revealed to him the hopeless nature of the war, but have also given him strategic insight into how to take on the vast American armada streaming in across the Pacific. With little defense other than sheer will and the volcanic rock of the island itself, Gen. Kuribayashi's unprecedented tactics transform what was predicted to be a quick and bloody defeat into nearly 40 days of heroic and resourceful combat. Almost 7,000 American soldiers were killed on Iwo Jima; more than 20,000 Japanese troops perished. The black sands of Iwo Jima are stained with their blood, but their sacrifices, their struggles, their courage and their compassion live on in the letters they sent home.