Tonya

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Director Craig Gillespie
Scriptwriter Steven Rogers
DoP Nicolas Karakatsanis
Production design Jade Healy
Music Peter Nashel
Editing Tatiana S. Riegel
Cast Margot Robbie, Sebastian Stan, Allison Janney, Julianne Nicholson, Bobby Cannavale
Producers Tom Ackerley, Margot Robbie, Steven Rogers, Bryan Unkeless
Production Clubhouse Pictures, LuckyChap Entertainment
Distribution in RF Capella Film

This biopic uses the format of a faux documentary to trace the rise and scandal-fueled fall of figure skater Tonya Harding. Pushed into skating by her domineering mother, Harding finds great success, yet ends up clashing with the sport's desire to mold its female athletes into an image of wholesomeness. Later, her career comes crashing down when her ex-husband orchestrates an attack on rival skater Nancy Kerrigan.

  • Academy Award, The Golden Globe and BAFTA award for Best Supporting Actress
  • Independent Spirit Awards for Best Supporting Actress and Best Editing
  • Spotlight Prize, Palm Springs IFF
  • Over thirty other awards

CRAIG GILLESPIE

Director, producer. Born in 1967 in Sydney, Australia. Moved to New York City at the age of nineteen to study illustration, graphic design and advertising at Manhattan's School of Visual Arts. Worked at advertising for sixteen years and won numerous awards including Directors Guild of America and Golden Lion Awards at Cannes Lions festival. Two of his commercials belong to the Museum of Modern Art's permanent collection. Gillespie's debut feature film was 2007's “Mr. Woodcock”. He left the project after several negative test screenings. His next feature of the same year “Lars and the Real Girl” was in critical success, won at Torino festival and gained many other awards and nominations. Gillespie’s other directorial works include “United States of Tara” (TV-series, 2009-2010), “Fright Night” (2011), “Million Dollars Arm” (2014), “The Finest Hours” (2016).