Home Movies 2010s Born to Be Blue

Born to Be Blue

52

97 minutes – Drama, Biography
Canadian release date: March 11, 2016
Canadian distributor: Entertainment One

Trumpeter and jazz singer Chet Baker (Ethan Hawke)became an icon in the 1950s. As the film begins, it’s the late 1960s and Chet is playing himself in a film about his own life. He strikes up a passionate romance on and off the set with Jane (Carmen Ejogo), an actress playing one of his lovers, but when he’s brutally beaten in a parking lot after a gig, his future suddenly isn’t so bright. His mouth is so badly damaged that his musical career is derailed and as a consequence, the film is shelved. However, Jane stands by him and he becomes determined to regain his place among his peers — including his friend and collaborator Dizzy Gillespie (Kevin Hanchard), his rival Miles Davis (Kedar Brown) and his reticent producer (Callum Keith Rennie).

This is a Canada/United Kingdom co-production.
Production still and poster courtesy of Entertainment One



Born to Be BlueBorn to Be Blue
Crew:
Producer:Robert Budreau
Leonard Farlinger
Jennifer Jonas
Jake Seal
Executive Producer:

Terry Bird
Gurpreet Chandhoke
Andrew Chang-Sang
D. Matt Geller
John Hills
Stefan Jacobs
Adam Moryto
William Santor

Associate Producer:

Shannon Fewster
Ryan Reaney

Director:

Robert Budreau

Screenwriter:

Robert Budreau

Cinematographer:

Steve Cosens

Editor:

David Freeman

Composer:

David Braid
Todor Kobakov (score)
Steve London

Production Designer:

Aidan Leroux

Art Director:

Joel Richardson
David LeBrun (Set Decoration)

Costume Designer:

Anne Dixon

Cast:Roles:

Ethan Hawke
Carmen Ejogo
Callum Keith Rennie
Tony Nappo
Stephen McHattie
Janet-Laine Green
Dan Lett
Natassia Halabi
Kevin Hanchard
Charles Officer
Tony Nardi
Katie Boland
Janine Theriault
Joe Condren
Sophia Walker
Jim Calarco
Eugene Clark
Michael Cleland
Joe Cobden
Jeremy Cormier
Michael Vincent Dagostino
Drew Davis
Megan Dawson
Mark Fraser
Barbara Eve Harris
Kevin Hoffman
Barbara Mamabolo
Evie Moores
Adam Moryto
Bruno Rocca
Spaziani Sandro
Kwasi Songui
Sandro Spaziani
Mattheiu Tossa
Tammy-Lynn Wilcox

Chet Baker
Jane / Elaine
Dick
Officer Reid
Dad
Mom
Danny Friedman
Jenny
Dizzy Gillespie
Bowling Alley Dealer

Sarah
Florence
Actor Dick
Real Elaine
Bowling Alley Manager
Harry Azuka
Jazz Bar patron
Actor Dick
Record Co. Executive
First AD
Beau
Bar Patron
Prothodontist
Elsie Azuka
Record Executive
Janelle
Wardrobe Headmistress
Record Executive
Italian Prison Guard
Musician – Jazz Drummer
M.C.
Jazz Drummer
Birdland Doorman
Nurse