For War of the Worlds

Narrated by
Oliver Platt

Story by
Michelle Ferrari & A. Brad Schwartz

Telescript by
Michelle Ferrari

Produced & Directed by
Cathleen O’Connell

Edited by
Brian Funck

Original Music
John Kusiak

Recreations Directed by
Josh Seftel

Coordinating Producer
Melissa S. Martin

Director of Photography
Stephen McCarthy
Jason Longo

Associate Producer
Heather Merrill

Archival Research
Rich Remsberg

Sound Recording
John Bentley
Peter Deutscher
John O’Connor
Jamie Scarpuzza

Assistant Director
Timothy Smith

Art Department
Yvonne Boudreaux
Chris Clayton
Brad Haviland

Hair & Make-Up
Jacenda Barrett
Becky Friend
Nancy Rankin
Marcy Skyer

Virginia Johnson
Midi Soliz
Lauren Burns

Josh Taylor

Best Boy Lighting
Wes Dixon

Key Grip
Steve Drake

Best Boy Electric
Steve Urban

Jerry Patin

Assistant Camera
David Brink

Craft Services
Max Fathom

Production Assistants
Stephen Hooker
Ismael “Smiley” Levia

Charissa Allen
Brady Coleman
Sonny Davis
Lucien Douglas
Bart Fletcher
Babs George
Jennifer Griffin
Brenda Isaacs-Booth
Annalee Jefferies
Betsy Lindley
Tim Mateer
Chris Olson
Tony Sears
Ashley Spillers
Mj Vandivier
Irene White

Vicky Boone Casting

Aaron D. Nee
Alisa Placas Frutman

On-Line Facility
Frame:Runner NYC

On-Line Editor/Colorist
Don Wyllie

Post-Production Sound Services
C.A. Sound, Inc.

Supervising Sound Editor/Re-Recording Mixer
Coll Anderson M.P.S.E.

Sound EFX Editor
Matt Snedecor

Foley Recordist/Foley Editor
John Chiarolanzio

Paul Heyer

Additional Music
P. Andrew Willis
Robert Jaret

John Kusiak - Keyboards
P. Andrew Willis - Synthesizer
Robert Jaret - Synthesizer
Beth Cohen – Violin & Viola
Richard Ranti – Bassoon

From Patriot’s Day
Richard Sebring – French Horn
Bill Novick - Clarinet
Steven Emory - Trumpet
Jill Dreeben - Flute

Helen Yung

Leslie Strain

The radio play War of The Worlds was written by Howard Koch

Excerpts from The Invasion From Mars by Hadley Cantril © 1940 Used by permission from Princeton University Press

Archival Materials Courtesy of
Associated Press
Cinemateca Brasileria 
Robert Crossley
Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. 
Everett Collection, Inc.
F.I.L.M. Archives
Alan Friedman/
Getty Images
HBO Archives
Historic Films Archive, LLC
Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
Library of Congress
National Archives
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution/Art Resource NY
NBC Universal Archives
The New York Times © 8/27/1911, 10/27/1938, 10/31/1938, 11/8/1938, 12/9/1938 All Rights Reserved. 
Ohio Historical Society
Paramount Pictures
Science Source/Photo Researchers 
John Chumack/Photo Researchers
Producers Library
Special Collections and University Archives, Rutgers University Libraries
Streamline Films, Inc.
UCLA Film & Television Archive
Chris Welles Feder Collection, Special Collections Library, University of Michigan 
Richard Wilson Collection, Special Collections Library, University of Michigan

Carmen Guzman
Chynna Shapiro

Special Thanks
Lauren Amundson, Lowell Observatory
Mary Louise Bill
Carter Cook
Commodore Perry Estate
Jonathan Edwards
John Gosling
Elizabeth Kreimendahl
Marynell Levine
MPS Studios /Meredith Stephens
Peter Koch
Shawn Purcell, Senior Librarian, New York State Library
Vintage Radio & Communications Museum of Connecticut

In memory of Rodger Nordblom, whose passion brought history to life.

For American Experience

Post Production Supervisor
Vanessa Ezersky

Glenn Fukushima

Web Producer
Molly Jacobs

Production Manager
Nancy Sherman

Contracts Manager
Susana Fernandes

Production Assistant
Lauren Noyes

Production Secretary
Julianna Newmeyer

Jay Fialkov
Janice Flood
Scott Kardel

Marketing Account Manager
Chika Offurum

Mary Lugo
Cara White

Post Production
Spencer Gentry
John Jenkins

Series Theme
Joel Goodman

Series Manager
Lauren Prestileo

Coordinating Producer
Susan Mottau

Series Producer
Susan Bellows

Senior Producer
Sharon Grimberg

Executive Producer
Mark Samels

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