My Kid Could Paint That (2007)

My Kid Could Paint That
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating PG 13
Runtime 1hr 22mins.
Genres Documentary, Biopic
Keywords childhood, investigation
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Rondo Brothers Song Performer ("Dark Flowers") 120788 8000042
J Swinscoe Song ("Flite") 120859 8000008
B Arnovick Song ("Dark Flowers") 120859 8000009
The Cinematic Orchestra Song Performer ("Flite") 120788 8000041
Phi France Song ("Flite") 120859 8000007
J Greer Song ("Dark Flowers") 120859 8000010
Nino Rota Song ("Carlotta's Galop") 120859 8000020
J Why Song ("Always Be") 120859 8000014
Four Tet Song Performer ("First Thing") 120788 8000040
Bonobo Song Performer ("Gypsy") 120788 8000044
J Why Song Performer ("Always Be") 120788 8000045
Simon Green Song ("Gypsy") 120859 8000013
Kieran Mies David Hebden Song ("First Thing") 120859 8000033
Paul Sacco Consultant Dolby Sound Consultant 120784 12000001
Carl Deal Consultant Archival Consultant 120784 12000002
Bob Dylan Song Performer ("When I Paint My Masterpiece") 120788 8000063
Gunild Keetman Song Performer ("Vier Stucke Fur Xylophon") 120788 8000061
The Mills Brothers Song Performer ("Funicull, Funicula") 120788 8000056
Peter Broderick Consultant n/a 120784 12000003
Jonathan Crosby Consultant n/a 120784 12000004
Celeste Russi ADR Voice Casting Voice Over Talent 2515 14000002
Tara Sands ADR Voice Casting Voice Over Talent 2515 14000001
Holly Cara Price Research Research and Clearances 458 12000006
Jessica Berman-Bogdan Research Research and Clearances 458 12000005
The Herbaliser Song Performer ("A Mother (For Your Mind)") 120788 8000055
Glenn Gould Song Performer ("Aria - goldberg Variations") 120788 8000054
Skalpel Song Performer ("Sculpture") 120788 8000043
Amir Bar-Lev Producer n/a 3 3000001
Zane Olmstead Actor Himself 1 1000002
Laura Olmstead Actor Herself 1 1000003
John Battsek Executive Producer n/a 174 3000002
Amir Bar-Lev Director n/a 2 2000001
Jonathan Maron Song Performer ("Always Be") 120788 8000046
DJ Vadim Song Performer ("The Harp Song, Pt. 2") 120788 8000052
Jesse Neuman Song Performer ("New Beyond") 120788 8000050
London Festival Orchestra Song Performer ("Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Choral, Op. 125 II - Molto Vivace") 120788 8000048
Xavier Cugat Song Performer ("Brazil") 120788 8000047
Ron Curtis Jr. ADR Voice Casting Voice Over Talent 2515 14000003
Jonathan Crosby ADR Voice Casting Voice Over Talent 2515 14000004
Jo Haslam Production Production Intern 120824 25000003
Noah Kistler Production Production Intern 120824 25000004
Steven Gravatt Production Production Intern 120824 25000002
Nick Bledsoe Production Production Intern 120824 25000001
Stefan Nadelman Animator n/a 483 23000002
Julia Landau Production Production Intern 120824 25000005
Melanie Levy Production Production Intern 120824 25000006
Emi Takahara Production Production Intern 120824 25000010
Stephen Trapp Production Production Intern 120824 25000009
Tina Shaerban Production Production Intern 120824 25000008
Benjamin Rutkowski Production Production Intern 120824 25000007
Anthony Kraus Animator n/a 483 23000001
Steven C Schechter Legal Services n/a 120857 18000005
Eric Offin Rerecording Mixer n/a 120856 14000008
Ira Spiegel Post-Production Sound n/a 121026 14000007
Mariusz Glabinski Post-Production Sound n/a 121026 14000006
Marlena Grzaslewicz Post-Production Sound n/a 121026 14000005
Ryan Carroll Sound Recordist n/a 331 14000009
Ryan Zappin Sound Recordist n/a 331 14000010
Peter Jaszi Legal Services n/a 120857 18000004
David Fox Legal Services n/a 120857 18000003
Craig Emanuel Legal Services (Loeb & Loeb) 120857 18000002
Paul Brennan Legal Services (Sloss Law Office) 120857 18000001
Fila Brazillia Song Performer ("A Zed and Two L's) 120788 8000039
Cal Tjader Song Performer ("Cal's Bluedo") 120788 8000038
John Walter Editor n/a 172 7000002
Anne Alvergue Editing n/a 120901 7000003
Michael Levine Editor n/a 172 7000001
Will Cox Color Correction (Final Frame) 120930 6000013
Dan Zappin Camera n/a 120798 6000012
Penelope Falk Editing n/a 120901 7000004
Liam Lawyer Editing n/a 120901 7000005
Will Cox On-Line Editor (Final Frame) 120811 7000009
Gabriel Rhodes Editing n/a 120901 7000008
Trevor Ristow Editing n/a 120901 7000007
Aaron Lubarsky Editing n/a 120901 7000006
John Walter Camera n/a 120798 6000011
Laleh Soomekh Camera n/a 120798 6000010
Nelson Hume Cinematographer n/a 402 6000002
Matt Boyd Cinematographer n/a 402 6000003
Bill Turnley Cinematographer n/a 402 6000001
Chris Kenneally Post-Production Supervisor n/a 120796 5000001
Sara P Nolan Associate Producer n/a 171 3000006
Amir Bar-Lev Camera n/a 120798 6000004
Bryan Donnell Camera n/a 120798 6000005
Jenna Rosher Camera n/a 120798 6000009
Rachel Libert Camera n/a 120798 6000008
Jason Leichuk Camera n/a 120798 6000007
Guy Florita Camera n/a 120798 6000006
Sandy Patch On-Line Editor n/a 120811 7000010
Eric Offin Music n/a 120781 8000001
Vadim Peare Song ("The Harp Song, Pt. 2") 120859 8000018
Marla Olmstead Actor Herself 1 1000001
Arnovick J Greer Song ("Snow Blind") 120859 8000017
Ary Barrosso Song ("Brazil") 120859 8000015
Richard Klein Executive Producer (The BBC) 174 3000003
Jonny Cuba Song ("A Mother (For Your Mind)") 120859 8000021
The Herbaliser Song ("A Mother (For Your Mind)") 120859 8000022
Sister Rosetta Tharpe Song Performer ("Strange Things Happening Every day") 120788 8000037
Bob Dylan Song ("When I Paint My Masterpiece") 120859 8000036
Elizabeth Cohen Actor n/a 1 1000008
Carl Orff Song ("Vier Stucke Fur Xylophon") 120859 8000032
Stephen Dunn Co-Producer n/a 170 3000004
I Pudo Song ("Sculpture") 120859 8000012
Sister Rosetta Tharpe Song ("Strange Things Happening Every day") 120859 8000005
Rondo Brothers Original Music n/a 120838 8000004
Jeff Diamond Music Supervisor Music Supervision and Licensing(for Rock River Music) 120872 8000003
Jeff Daniel Music Supervisor Music Supervision and Licensing(for Rock River Music) 120872 8000002
Cobby McSherry Song ("A Zed and Two L's) 120859 8000006
Michael Kimmelman Actor n/a 1 1000007
M Cichy Song ("Sculpture") 120859 8000011
Mark Olmstead Actor Himself 1 1000004
Anthony Brunelli Actor n/a 1 1000005
Stuart Simpson Actor n/a 1 1000006
Andrew Ruhemann Co-Executive Producer n/a 185 3000005
Synopsis
In the span of only a few months, 4-year-old Marla Olmstead rocketed from total obscurity into international renown--and sold over $300,000 dollars worth of paintings. She was compared to Kandinsky and Pollock, and called "a budding Picasso." Inside Edition, The Jane Pauley Show, and NPR did pieces, and The Today Show and Good Morning America got in a bidding war over an appearance by the bashful toddler. There was talk of corporate sponsorship, with the family fielding calls from The Gap and Crayola. But not all of the attention was positive. From the beginning, many faulted her parents for exposing Marla to the glare of the media and accused the couple of exploiting their daughter for financial gain. Others felt her work was, in fact, comparable to the great Abstract Expressionists--but saw this as emblematic of the meaninglessness of Modern Art. Through no intention of her own, Marla revived the age-old question, 'what is art?' And then, five months into Marla's new life as a celebrity and just short of her fifth birthday, a bombshell dropped. CBS' 60 Minutes aired an exposé suggesting strongly that the paintings were painted by her father, himself an amateur painter. As quickly as the public built Marla up, they tore her down. The New York Post asked whether "the juvenile Jackson Pollock may actually be a full-fledged Willem de Frauding," the Olmsteads were barraged with hate mail, ostracized around town, sales of the paintings dried up, and Marla's art dealer considered moving out of Binghamton. Embattled, the Olmsteads turned to the filmmaker to clear their name. Torn between his own responsibility as a journalist and the family's desire to see their integrity restored, the director finds himself drawn deeper and deeper into a situation that can't possibly end well for him and them, and could easily end badly for both.