Catastrophe (2000)


Catastrophe (1982)

Budget (GBP) 0
Distribution Company

Channel 4   (Production Company | Est. Unknown)

Release Date September 2000
Black and White No
Regional Release No
Release Notes Screened at the 2000 Toronto International Film Festival.
Screened at the Barbican Centre, London, 2001.
Description David Mamet's adaptation of Samuel Beckett's play of the same name. The film was part of the Beckett on Film project, a project conceived by Michael Colgan, artistic director of Dublin's Gate Theatre. The films were produced by Colgan and Alan Moloney for the Irish broadcaster RTÉ, the British broadcaster Channel 4 and the Irish Film Board. Each had a different cast and director, drawn from theatre, film and other fields. The work was rehearsed and filmed between 11 and 14 April 2000. An autocratic Director and his female Assistant put the “‘[f]inal touches to the last scene of some kind of dramatic presentation”, which consists entirely of a man (The Protagonist) standing still onstage.
Language English

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David Mamet (1947)

Creative | Director

Samuel Beckett (1906 - 1989)

Creative | Author (original play)

Michael Colgan (1950)

Production | Producer

Joan Egan

Production | Executive Producer

Alan Moloney

Production | Producer

Joe Mulholland

Production | Executive Producer

Rod Stoneman

Production | Executive Producer

Seamus Deasy

Creative | Director Of Photography

Barbara Tuliver

Creative | Film Editor

Clodagh Conroy

Creative | Production Designer

Consolata Boyle

Creative | Costume Designer

Sue Robb-King

Creative | Chief Makeup Artist

Ann Townsend

Creative | Chief Hairstylist

Jim Duggan

Technical | Post-Production Supervisor

Lisa Murphy

Technical | Post-Production Supervisor

Martin O'Malley

Technical | Production Manager

Robert Quinn

Creative | First Assistant Director

Brian Simmons

Technical | Sound Recordist

Maurice Schell

Technical | Supervising Sound Editor


Shane Deasy

Technical | Focus puller

Michael McDermott

Technical | Gaffer

Patrick Redmond

Technical | Still Photographer

Sue Wain

Technical | Costume supervisor

Jeffrey M Werner

Technical | First assistant editor


Rebecca Chambers

Production | Location manager

Sarah Hayward

Production | Script supervisor

Tara Hegarty

Production | Production Assistant

James Hickey

Production | Legal

Ruth Hunter

Production | Legal

Jim Shortall

Production | Production accountant

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Director (Catastrophe) (Age: Not Specified, Male)

Performer: Harold Pinter (1930 - 2008)

Female Assistant (Catastrophe) (Age: Not Specified, Female)

Performer: Rebecca Pidgeon (1965)

Protagonist (Catastrophe) (Age: Not Specified, Male)

Performer: John Gielgud (1904 - 2000)

Luke (Catastrophe) (Age: Not Specified, Male)


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'Beckett On Film: Catastrophe' (URL)

Type: Review

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