For Into the Deep

Written and Directed by
Ric Burns

Edited by
Li-Shin Yu

Produced by
Bonnie Lafave
Mary Recine
Robin Espinola
Ric Burns

Narrated by
Willem Dafoe

Voices
Robert Sean Leonard as Herman Melville
Josh Hamilton as Owen Chase & Peleg Folger
Vincent Kartheiser as Thomas Nickerson

Additional Voices
Callie Thorne
Philip Bosco

Music by
Brian Keane

Cinematography by
Buddy Squires
Paul Goldsmith, A.S.C.

Associate Producers
Justin Boelio
Kristen Vaurio

Steeplechase Production Coordinators
Rachel Reynolds
Thomas Gorman
Laura Hardin

1st Assistant Editor
Frederick R. Northrup

Advisory Board
W. Jeffrey Bolster
D. Graham Burnett
Margaret S. Creighton
Andrew Delbanco
Eric Jay Dolin
Mary K. Bercaw Edwards
Stuart M. Frank
Lisa Norling
Cyrus R.K. Patell
Nathaniel Philbrick
Daniel Vickers

Project Consultants
Michael Dyer
Michael Moore
Judith Navas Lund
Tim D. Smith
Sarah Fisher Spencer
Matthew Stackpole
William Tramposch
Ben Simons
Susan Parks

Sound Recording
John Zecca
Steve Bores
Mark Mandler
John Osborne
Mark Roy

Additional Cinematography
Gregory Andracke
Stephen McCarthy

Dialogue Editor
Marlena Grzaslewicz

Sound FX Editor
Ira Spiegel

Additional Sound Editing
Mariusz Glabinski
Dan Korintus
John Werner

Assistant Sound Editor
Dan Fulton

Foley Work
Eric Offin
Brian Vancho

Maps by
Alisa Placas

Stills Animation by
Daniel Vatsky
Luke DiTommaso

Visual Effects
The Molecule
Ted Markovic
Jesse Spielman

Production Accounting
Linda Patterson

Post Production Assistant
Michael Gozan
Peter Haas

2nd Assistant Editor
Paulo Padilha

Line Producer
Chris Bongirne

Additional Line Producer
Ronnie Merdinger

Art Director
Uriah Herr

Additional Art Design
Bradley Schmidt

Production Manager
Carrie Leigh

Aerial Camera Operator
Gray Mitchell
Brian Heller

Helicopter Pilot
Dan Sweazen
Mike Peavey

1st Assistant Director
Lenny Payan

1st Assistant Camera
Richard Crumrine
Patrick Kelly
Joe Morrone
John Romeo
Ian McAlpin
Robert Sands
Jason Summers
Jill Tufts

2nd Assistant Camera
Alexander Andres
Deb Peterson

Loader
Amanda Rotzler

Gaffer
Steve Cohagan
Ned Hallick

Key Grip
Nolan Jenkins
Gerry Polinsky

Grip
Dan DeNitto

Special Effects
Phil Gauvin
Pyro/Fx Entertainment
Mystic Fire Department
Chief Fritz Hilbert
Assistant Chief Anthony Manfredi
Nick Allyn
Brian Molkenthin
Nick Banker
Kyle Hibert

Propmaster
Mohammad Dagman

Caterer
Lettuce Entice You
Seamens Inne

Costumes
Joanna Cadorette
Melodie Foster
Paula A. Minydzak

Hair and Makeup
Linda Kaufman
Marianne Horvath
Sarahbel Cintron

Still Photography
Michael Gould
Erik Gould

Principal Locations
The Charles W. Morgan Whaleship at Mystic Seaport
Mystic Seaport: the Museum of America and the Sea
The Nantucket Historical Association
The New Bedford Whaling Museum
The U.S. Brig Niagara and the Erie Maritime Museum

Additional Locations
Home of Joseph and Kathy Arvay
Cambridge Historical Society
Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum
Columbia University in the City of New York
The House of the Redeemer
New York Yacht Club
Fraunces Tavern Museum

Mystic Seaport Historical Interpreters
Nathan T. Adams
John G. Allegra
Michael Bartles
Sean Bercaw
Joshua Bohmier
Jacob Gurzier
Jamison Hermann
Barry Keenan
Kenny Kosek
David Littlefield
Bill Scheer
William Topkin
Gary T. Williams

The U.S. Brig Niagara Crew
Captain Walter P. Rybka
Captain Wesley Heerssen
Chief Mate William "Billy" Sabatini
Brad Crooks
Patrick E. Crosby
Christopher R. Cusson
Samantha Dinsmore
Jeffrey Gallagher
Roxanne Hadler
Claire Kirby
Ray Krugger
Dylan Leach
Edward Charles Morris
Maho Noborisaka
Brendan Reed
WIlliam R. Rudek
Sam Sikkema
Robert Stinnett
Neil Thompson
Barbara J. Waldo
Samuel B. Yokie
Isaiah Young

Extras
Daniel Bethea
Eddie Lee Cook
Ryan Cooper
Dana DeBarros
Billie Fisher
Nolan Jenkins
Paulo Padilha
Jonathan Perry
Russell J. Ramos
Rick Spencer

Production Assistants
Arturo Acosta
Daniel Bethea
Nik Blumish
Melanie Correia
Doug Dickey
Yesenia "Moony" Perez
Adelaide Richards
Rob Travelino
Shunsuke Tsuchiya
Jeffrey Wiley
Kate Wilson

Office Interns
Alexander Baertl
Samantha J. Boardman
Gordon Brookes
Benjamin Dick
Amelia Franks
Tara Gannon
Elin Granberg
Lea Howe
Rebecca Kaplan
Kelsey Koenig
Jonathan Kroberger
Nivale Lightfoot
Martin Lynch
Kia Muhammad
Katie O'Rourke
Perry Phillips
Nathaniel Prinzi
Sadi Rebsch
Hallie Stern
Jay Teegardin
Simon Vance
Casey Waltz
Michael Wooldridge

Color and Video Services
Du Art Film and Video

Voice Over Recording
Lou Verrico

Recording Studio
Full House Productions

Additional Voice Recording
Dave & Dave, Incorporated
Technicolor S.p.A.
Garden Rock Studios

Post Production Services
Du Art Film and Video

Colorist
Bill Stokes

Online Editor
David Gauff

Re-Recording Mixer
Dominick Tavella
Roberto Fernandez
Andy Kris

Sound Mix Studio
Sound One Corporation

Music Editor
Keith Chirgwin

Music Assistant Editors
Robert Blatt
Wylder Keane
Tommy Skaurpa

Music Recorded at
Little Big Feet Studios, Monroe, CT

Additional Music Recorded at
Camp David, Goshen, CT

Engineers
Tom Skarupa
Jeff Frez-Albrecht

Music Mixed by
Brian Keane with assistance of Jeff Frez-Albrecht

Musicians
Brian Keane... Harp, Guitars, Synthesizers, Sound Design, Percussion
David Darling... Electric Cello
Marshall Coid... Violins
Robert Zubrycki... Violins, Violin solo
Roxanne Bergman... Violins, Violin solo
Jill Jaffe... Violas
David Gold... Violas
Dan Barret... Cellos, Cello solo
Leo Huppert... Contra Basses
Dan Culpepper... French Horns
Jo-Ann Sternberg... Clarinet, Bass Clarinet
Robert Ingliss... Oboe, English Horn
Tony Kadleck... Trumpet

Irish Musicians
Eileen Ivers... Fiddle
John Whelan... Button Accordion
Anna Colliton... Bodhrans

Music Copyist
Don Wallace

Additional Sound Design and Sonic Atmospherics
Steve Roach

Music Assistant
Ann Marie Pascale

Music Production Assistant
Dylan Keane

Legal Services
Robert N. Gold & Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz PC

Fiscal Sponsor
City Lore

Additional Archival Research
Susan Hormuth
Marin Tockman

Transcripts
Eugene Corey

Teacher's Guide
Lisa Katovich

Archival Materials Provided by
The Nantucket Historical Association
The New Bedford Whaling Museum
Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum
Joe and Kathy Arvay

Additional Archival Materials
Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, N.Z.
The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley
T.G. Benton
Berkshire Athenaeum, Pittsfield, Massachusetts
Carol Bryant
Corbis
Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
Drake Well Museum Collection,Titusville, P.A.
The East Hampton Library, Long Island Collection
The Forbes Collection, MIT Museum
The Granger Collection, New York
Houghton Library, Harvard College
Library of Congress
The Mariners' Museum, Newport News, Virginia
Mattapoisett Historical Society
THe Melville Society
Nantucket Atheneum
Mystic Seaport Museum
The New York Public Library
Collection of the New-York Historical Society
Peabody Essex Museum
Spinner Publications Collections
The Tice-Woodward Collection

Archival Maps Created with
 © Map Resources

Archival Motion Pictures Provided by
BBC Motion Gallery
Bundesfilmarchiv/Transit Film GmbH
Dan Driscoll
Feodor Pitcairn Productions, Ltd
Getty Images
Al Giddings Images, Inc. / Footage Search
Florian Graner / Footage Search
ITN Source
Mystic Seaport Film & Video Archives
National Archive and Record Administration
NBC News Archives
NHNZ / Footage Search
Pal Productions, Inc.
Presidência do Governo Regional dos Açores/Direcção Regional da Cultura/Museu do Pico
Photolibrary/Oxford Scientific Films
Specialist Stock
Stormscenes.com
Harrison A. Stubbs, Ph.D.
The Whaling Museum, Sandefjord, Norway
Thought Equity Motion
UCLA Film & Television Archive
Daniel Zatz / Footage Search

Additional Music
"Coast of Peru"
Traditional

"Nightshade"
Written and performed by Steve Roach and Robert Rich
Amoeba Music (BMI) and Sound Quest Music (BMI)
From the Album SoMA
Courtesy of Hearts of Space Records, a division of Valley Entertainment, Inc.

Whale Sounds
Excerpts from "Songs of the Humpback Whale"
Courtesy of Ocean Alliance and the Wildlife Conservation Society

Donald K. Ljungblad
The Macaulay Library at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Special Thanks To
Janet and Rick Sherlund
Georgen Charnes
Tony Dumitru
Manny Silvia
Mark Avery
Bill Peterson
Christopher White
Patty Adams
Paul J. O'Pecko
Michael Lapides
Kate Mello
Laura Pereira
James Russell
Paul DeOrsay
Sandra Tice Woodward
Dr. Roger Payne
Susan Lebo
Doug Butler
Sarah Clement
Jim Mortimer
Carl Thorton
Dean Seder
Tim Reilly
Tim Wells
Matt Zapp
Young's Bicycle Shop
Craig Russel
Daniel Finamore
Joe Monge
Jim Gardner
Susan Jerome
University of Rhode Island, Department of Textiles

For AMERICAN EXPERIENCE

Post Production
Vanessa Ezersky
Glenn Fukushima
Greg Shea

Series Designer
Alison Kennedy

On-Line Editors
Spencer Gentry
Mark Steele

Sound Mix
John Jenkins

Production Manager
Nancy Sherman

Web
Molly Jacobs

Legal
Jay Fialkov
Janice Flood
Maureen Jordan
Scott Kardel

Project Administration
Susana Fernandes
Pamela Gaudiano
Tory Starr
Patricia Yusah

Marketing and Communications
Sean Cleary
Jen Holmes
Patrick Ramirez

Project Manager
Lauren Prestileo

Series Manager
James E. Dunford

Coordinating Producer
Susan Mottau

Senior Editor
Paul Taylor

Series Producer
Susan Bellows

Senior Producer
Sharon Grimberg

Executive Producer
Mark Samels

A STEEPLECHASE FILMS production for AMERICAN EXPERIENCE

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