SUNSHINE is the seventh collaboration between director Danny Boyle and producer Andrew Macdonald. Together they have made Shallow Grave, Trainspotting, A Life Less Ordinary, Alien Love Triangle, The Beach and 28 Days Later and acted as co-executive producers of Twin Town directed by Kevin Allen.

Boyle recently had a box office success with his heart warming family film set in Manchester, Millions, starring James Nesbit, Alex Elel and Lewis McGibbon. Millions was released in 2005 by Fox Searchlight.

ALEX GARLAND, Screenwriter

Alex Garland was born in London. His first novel, “The Beach”, was filmed by Boyle and Macdonald.

Garland collaborated with Boyle and Macdonald a second time when he wrote the screenplay for 28 Days Later.


SUNSHINE is the seventh collaboration between director Danny Boyle and producer Andrew Macdonald. Together they have made Shallow Grave, Trainspotting, A Life Less Ordinary, Alien Love Triangle, The Beach and 28 Days Later and acted as co-executive producers of Twin Town directed by Kevin Allen.

Macdonald heads DNA Films, which is a joint venture with the US film distributor Fox Searchlight. The company finances and produces British films and provides access to an international distribution network. Recent productions include 28 Days Later, The Last King of Scotland, The History Boys and Notes On A Scandal.

ALWIN KUCHLER BSC, Director of Photography

Cinematographer Alwin Kuchler is known for his work with Lynne Ramsay, with whom he studied at the National Film and Television school and for whom he has shot Morvern Callar, Ratcatcher and her award winning short films Small Deaths and Gasman. For Morvern Callar, Kuchler won the 2002 BIFA Award for Best Technical Achievement, Kodak prize for Cinematographer at the Dinard Film Festival and was nominated by the European Film Awards and International Film Awards in Stockholm for Best Cinematography.

Kuchler’s first feature as director of photographer was Welcome II the Terrordome. He has since worked on John Madden’s Proof, Stephen Frears television drama The Deal, Roger Michell’s The Mother, Damien O’Donnell’s Heartlands, Michael Winterbottom’s The Claim and Code 46, Peter Cattaneo’s Lucky Break and Kevin Macdonald’s Academy Award winning documentary One Day in September. Kuchler was nominated for a European Film Academy Award for Best Cinematography for his work on Michael Winterbottom’s Code 46.

Kuchler has also shot numerous television commercials including Reebock, BMW, Sony Playstation and Stella Artois, and music videos for (among others) Oasis, Faithless and Simple Minds.

MARK TILDESLEY, Production Designer

Tildesley co-founded the Catch 22 Theatre Company and directed, designed, and performed in productions. He continued designing for the theatre, with numerous productions for the New Vic (under the direction of Michael Bogdanov) and at the Royal Opera House.

His feature film credits as production designer encompasses notable collaborations with several directors. Sunshine is Tildesley’s third collaboration with Boyle designing 28 Days Later, and Millions. His films for Michael Winterbottom include I Want You; With or Without You; Wonderland; The Claim; 24 Hour Party People; and Code 46. The latter two films earned Tildesley British Independent Film Award nominations.

His other films as production designer include Fernando Meirelles’ The Constant Gardener, Roger Michell’s The Mother and, in another collaboration, Marc Evans’ Resurrection Man and House of America (for which Tildesley won a BAFTA [Wales] Award).


This is Chris Gill’s fifth collaboration with Boyle working with him on the feature films Millions, 28 Days Later and the television dramas Strumpet and Vacuuming Completely Nude in Paradise.

Gill most recently edited John Fawcett’s The Dark, which will be premiered at Edinburgh later in the year and has just completed working on The Lives and The Saints, the first full length feature film directed by the publisher/photographer Rankin.

Among his numerous television credits include the mini series Canterbury Tales, Tim Fywell’s Cambridge Spies, Tristram Powell and Patrick Garland’s Telling Tales, and Tom Hooper’s Love in a Cold Climate. Gill worked with director Julian Jarrold on Crime and Punishment, for which he won RTS Television Award for Best Film Editor, and Never Never for which he was nominated for the RTS Television Award for Editing. Gill was also nominated for a BAFTA Television Award for Best Film Edior for the first series of Cracker and for Game, Set and Match. Gill also won the RTS Television Award for Best Film Editing for the drama Touching Evil.


Larlarb has worked as a designer on both feature films and theatre productions but Sunshine marks Larlarb’s first costume design credit on a feature film.

As an art director her credits include Mira Nair’s upcoming The Namesake and the recently released Skeleton Key. Other credits include Alfie, Garfield, K-Pax, Men in Black II, Enigma and The Beach.

Her production design credits for film include Ash Tuesday, A Foreign Affair, and Gunplay.

As a costume designer for theatre, credits include the original productions of Tape, The Lively Lad, and Orange, Lemon, Egg, Canary and No. 11(Blue and White) for the Humana Festival of New American Plays, Eyes of the Heart for The National Asian American Theatre, The Adventures of Amy Bock for Yale Rep., Learning Curve at the Beckett Theatre in New York. Other theatre credits include The Last Days of Don Juan, Richard III, Angels in America, Stealing Sweets and Punching People (NY Summer Play Festival). She was an assistant scenic designer to Richard Hudson on several operas including Kovanschina (Opera Bastille, Paris), Tamerlano (Maggio Musicale, Florence), Ernani (Vienna State Opera).

Larlarb has an MFA in scenic and costume design from the Yale School of Drama and a BA in painting from Stanford University. She grew up in Los Angeles, California, and has lived in San Francisco and London before moving to her current home in New York City.

CHRISTINE BLUNDELL, Makeup and Hair Designer

Christine Blundell won the Academy Award and the BAFTA Award for her work on Mike Leigh’s Topsy-Turvy.

She has also collaborated with Leigh on Vera Drake (for which she was again a BAFTA Award nominee); All or Nothing, Career Girls; Secrets & Lies; Naked; and Life is Sweet.

Her credits also include such award-winning features as Marc Forster’s Finding Neverland (which earned her a third BAFTA Award nomination); Peter Cattaneo’s The Full Monty; and Mike Nichols’ Closer (on which she worked exclusively on Natalie Portman’s hair and makeup designs)

She recently completed work on Andrzej Bartkowiak’s Doom and Fernando Meirelles The Constant Gardener.

TOM WOOD, Visual Effects Supervisor


Sunshine (2005)- visual effects supervisor
Kingdom of Heaven (2004)- visual effects supervisor
Sylvia (2003)- visual effects supervisor
Harry Potter & the Chamber of Secrets (2002)- digital effects supervisor
Abduction Club (The) (2002)- digital effects supervisor
Mike Bassett: England Mananger (2001)- visual effects supervisor
High Heel and Low Lifes (2001)- visual effects supervisor
Snatch (2000)- digital effects supervisor
Sofies Verden (1999-2000) (mini) TV series- digital effects supervisor
The World Is Not Enough (1999)- digital effects supervisor
Event Horizon (1997)- digital effects supervisor
Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)- digital effects supervisor
Suzie Gold (2004)- digital compositor
The Lord Of THe Rings: The Return Of The King (2003)- senior compositor
LD 50 Lethal Dose (2003)- digital compositor
Doctor Sleep (2002)- digital compositor
Ali G Indahouse (2002)- digital compositor
Harry Potter & the Sorcerer’s Stone (2001)- digital compositor
Enemy at the Gates (2001)- lead digital compositing artist
Lost in Space (1998)- digital compositing supervisor