12 Years a Slave

12 Years a Slave

  • 2014
  • Biography, Historical drama
  • USA
In the years before the Civil War, Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a free black man from upstate New York, is kidnapped and sold into slavery in the South. Subjected to the cruelty of one malevolent owner (Michael Fassbender), he also found unexpected kindness from another, as he struggled continually to survive and maintain some of his dignity. Then in the 12th year of the disheartening ordeal, a chance meeting with an abolitionist from Canada changed Solomon's life forever.

Crew

Steve McQueen Director, Producer
John Ridley Executive Producer, Screenwriter
Brad Pitt Producer
Dede Gardner Producer
Jeremy Kleiner Producer
Bill Pohlad Producer
Arnon Milchan Producer
Anthony Katagas Producer
Tessa Ross Executive Producer
Hans Zimmer Original Music
Sean Bobbitt Cinematographer
Joe Walker Film Editor
Francine Maisler Casting
Adam Stockhausen Production Design
David Stein Art Director
Alice Baker Set Decoration
Patricia Norris Costume Designer