Birth of a Nation | © Argent / Fox Searchlight
© Argent / Fox Searchlight

The Birth of a Nation

    All titles (2)
    Feature Film | 2015-2016 | Biography, Drama, Period | USA

    Shooting data

    Number of shooting days27
    LocationsSavannah (Georgia, USA)

    Project data

    Length of movie110 Min.

      Brief synopsis

      Set against the antebellum South, THE BIRTH OF A NATION follows Nat Turner (Nate Parker), a literate slave and preacher, whose financially strained owner, Samuel Turner (Armie Hammer), accepts an offer to use Nat's preaching to subdue unruly slaves. As he witnesses countless atrocities - against himself and his fellow slaves - Nat orchestrates an uprising in the hopes of leading his people to freedom.

      (Quelle: Fox Searchlight Pictures)

      Cast

      ActorRole nameVoice actor / SpeakerVoice actor
      Nate ParkerNat Turner [L]Daniel Fehlow
      Penelope Ann MillerElizabeth Turner [L]Cathlen Gawlich
      Armie HammerSamuel Turner [SR]Sascha Rotermund
      Colman DomingoHark [SR]Falilou Seck
      Aunjanue EllisNancy [SR]Sanam Afrashteh
      Tony EspinosaYoung Nat Turner [SR]
      Chris GreeneNelson [SR]Jerry Kwarteng
      Jackie Earle HaleyRaymond Cobb [SR]Jürgen Heinrich
      Dwight HenryIsaac Turner [SR]Robert Glatzeder
      Aja Naomi KingCherry [SR]Cynthia Micas
      Esther ScottBridget [SR]Regina Lemnitz
      Roger Guenveur SmithSmith [SR]Ingo Hülsmann

      Crew

      ActivityNameComment
      Director of photographyElliot Davis
      Casting directorLisa Mae Fincannon
      Casting directorAndrea Craven
      Casting directorMary Vernieu
      Casting directorCraig Fincannon
      Casting directorMichelle Wade Byrd
      Costume designerFrancine Jamison-Tanchuck
      DirectorNate Parker
      EditorSteven Rosenberg
      ComposerHenry Jackman
      ProducerJason Michael Berman
      ProducerPreston L. Holmes
      ProducerKevin Turen
      ProducerAaron L. Gilbert
      Production designerGeoffrey Kirkland
      Set decoratorJames Edward Ferrell Jr.
      ScreenwriterNate Parker
      ScreenwriterJean McGianni Celestin

      Production companies

      CompanyComment
      Argent Pictures [us]

      Distributing companies

      CompanyComment
      Fox Searchlight Pictures [us]weltweit (Kino)
      Twentieth (20th) Century Fox of Germany GmbH [de]Deutschland (Kino)

      Awards

      Award winnerYearAwardCategory 
      Nate Parker2016Sundance Film Festival [us]Grand Jury Prize Best FeatureWinner
      Nate Parker2016Sundance Film Festival [us]Audience Award Best FeatureWinner

      TV-broadcast

      TypeCountryStationDate / TimeComment
      First showingGermanyProSieben [de]Friday, 13/09/2019, 11.30 PM

      Cinema

      TypeCountryDateComment
      Theatre releaseGermanyThursday, 13/04/2017