The Dark Crystal

The Film

Film Details

Film Details
Year of Production1982
Country of OriginUSA / UK
Running Time93 minutes
FormatTechnicolor 35mm

Production Notes

Credits Production
Production CompaniesHenson Associates / ITC / Jim Henson Productions / Universal Pictures
ProducersJim Henson, Gary Kurtz
Executive ProducerDavid Lazer
Associate ProducersDuncan Kenworthy, Bruce Sharman
Production ManagerPhilip Koehler
Production SupervisorBill Benson
ScriptDavid Odell
StoryJim Henson
DirectorsJim Henson, Frank Oz, Gary Kurtz [uncredited]
Assistant DirectorDusty Simmonds
2nd Assistant DirectorChristopher Newman
Director of PhotographyOswald Morris
Camera OperatorDerek Bowrie
GafferJohn Leman
Editing and Post-Production
EditorRalph Kemplen
MusicTrevor Jones
Song Performed ByCatherine Bott [The Gelfling Song - uncredited]
OrchestratorPeter Knight
Sound DesignersBen Burtt, Nicholas Stevenson
Make Up and Costumes
Costume DesignersVal Johnston, Leisja Limmer
Creature Costumes Project LeaderValerie Charlton
Special Effects
Special Creature Effects SupervisorBrian Smithies
Special Effects SupervisorRoy Field
Fizzgig Effects SupervisorRollin Krewson
Garthim Effects SupervisorFred Nihda
Gelfling Effects SupervisorWendy Midener
Landstrider Effects SupervisorVal Charlton
Mystic Effects SupervisorTim Clarke
Podling Effects SupervisorSherry Amott
Skeksis / Aughra Effects SupervisorLyle Conway
Creature CrewIan Wingrove, Paul Wilson, Richard Dimbleby
Latex Foam Lab SupervisorTom McLaughlin
Latex Foam Lab AssistantsSue Higgins, Joan Garrick
Mystic Unit Creature FabricatorsHarry Franchetti, Jerry Andrews
Skeksis Unit Creature FabricatorMichael McCormick
Visual Effects
Visual EffectsJon Sorensen; Industrial Light and Magic
1st Assistant CameraJonathan Taylor
Matte Department SupervisorNeil Krepela
Matte Camera AssistantCraig Barron
Other Effects SupervisorJim Miller
Design and Set Construction
Production DesignerHarry Lange
Art DirectorsBrian Ackland-Snow, Terry Ackland-Snow, Charles Bishop, Malcolm Stone
Set DesignerPeter Young
Property ManagerGeorge Ball
Assistant Property MasterFrank Billington-Marks
Construction ManagerMax Bowen
ConstructorPeter Mann
Conceptual DesignerBrian Froud
Unit AccountantSidney Barnsley
Assistant To Jim HensonPenny Campbell
Assistant To Gary KurtzBunny Alsup
Assistant To David LazerMartin G. Baker
Assistant To Frank OzJill Colley
ChoreographerGates McFadden
Marketing ConsultantCraig Miller [uncredited]
Mime CoachJean-Pierre Amiel
Unit PublicistAnn Tasker
LocationsTwynecross, England, UK;
Scotland, UK
StuntsKiran Shah
The urRu march toward the Castle of the Crystal ... to their destiny
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