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Who Do You Love (2008)

  • Rate: 5.3/10 total 71 votes 
  • Genre: Drama
  • Runtime: USA:91 min | Canada:90 min (Toronto International Film Festival)
  • Filming Location: New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
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Who Do You Love (2008)

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  • IMDb page: Who Do You Love (2008)
  • Rate: 5.3/10 total 71 votes 
  • Genre: Drama
  • Runtime: USA:91 min | Canada:90 min (Toronto International Film Festival)
  • Filming Location: New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
  • Director: Jerry Zaks
  • Stars: Jon Abrahams, Gralen Bryant Banks and Brett Beoubay
  • Original Music By: Jeff Beal   
  • Plot Keyword: Music Business | Beautiful Woman

Writing Credits By:

  • Peter Wortmann (written by) &
  • Robert Conte (written by) (as Bob Conte)

Known Trivia

    Plot: The life story of legendary record producer Leonard Chess, founder of Chess Records, the label that helped popularize Blues music during the 1950s and '60s. |  »

    Story: The life story of legendary record producer Leonard Chess, founder of Chess Records, the label that helped popularize Blues music during the 1950s and '60s.

    FullCast & Crew

    Produced By:

    • Les Alexander known as producer
    • Gideon Amir known as executive producer
    • Andrea Baynes known as producer
    • Dennis A. Brown known as executive producer
    • Robert Conte known as co-producer
    • Jonathan Mitchell known as producer
    • Peter Wortmann known as co-producer

    FullCast & Crew:

    • Jon Abrahams known as Phil Chess
    • Gralen Bryant Banks known as Black Guy
    • Brett Beoubay known as Bo Diddley's Manager
    • Rus Blackwell known as Missouri Sheriff
    • Marcus Lyle Brown known as Jess
    • Chris Burnett known as Stage Manager
    • Stephanie Renee Casso known as Passerby
    • Joe Chrest known as Malcolm Chisholm
    • Noell Coet known as Frances
    • Joshua Davis known as Terry Chess
    • Miko DeFoor known as Little Walter
    • Marika Dominczyk known as Revetta Chess
    • Dominique DuVernay known as Core Swing Dancer
    • Megalyn Echikunwoke known as Ivy Mills
    • Honesty Edwards known as Toe Tapper
    • Thomas Elliott known as Radio DJ
    • J.D. Evermore known as Jake
    • Leslie Garrett known as Willie Dixon's girlfriend
    • Lisa Goldstein known as Sheva Chess
    • Russell M. Haeuser known as Concert Security Guard
    • Emily D. Haley known as Concert
    • TJ Hassan known as Lonnie Johnson
    • Brent Henry known as Police Officer
    • Albert H. Bongard IV known as Security Guard
    • Madeline Jane known as Concert Fan (as Madeline Gaudet)
    • Chris Kanakis known as Core Swing Dancer
    • Elise Kaywood known as Dancer
    • Jeremy Evan Kerr known as Assistant Stage Manager
    • Cynthia LeBlanc known as Concert Fan
    • Elton LeBlanc known as Security Guard
    • Ian Leson known as Alan Freed
    • Naima Lett known as Chess Receptionist (as Naima Imani Lett)
    • Earl Maddox known as Bar Owner
    • Tendal Mann known as Marshall Chess
    • Chi McBride known as Willie Dixon
    • Roy McCrerey known as Hank Lakin
    • Hunter McGregor known as Petey
    • Keb' Mo' known as Jimmy Rogers
    • Crystal Morgan known as Concert Fan
    • Alessandro Nivola known as Leonard Chess
    • David Oyelowo known as Muddy Waters
    • Ryan Puszewski known as Young Leonard Chess
    • Rachel-Sarah known as Dancer
    • Robert Randolph known as Bo Diddley
    • Nick Reasons known as Mover
    • Chris Richardson known as Doo Wop Singer
    • Kermit Rolison known as Mr. Fitzgerald
    • Benjamin Pete Rose known as Young Phil Chess
    • Heather Saint-Noel known as Waitress Deloris (as Heather Clark)
    • Logan Douglas Smith known as Chess Records Studio Engineer
    • Logan Stalarow known as Ethan
    • Martha Twombly known as Passerby
    • Millisia White known as Dance Coordinator / Lead Dancer
    • Rodney Wiseman known as Dancer
    • Scheryl W Brown known as Night Club Patron (uncredited)
    • Samuel Davenport known as Dancer (uncredited)
    • Jay Oliver known as Auto Driver (uncredited)
    • Lyssa Prine known as Patron (uncredited)
    • Terry Lee Smith known as Businessman (uncredited)
    • Louis St. Romain known as Gardener (uncredited)
    • Daniel Vincent known as Concert Fan (uncredited)



    Supporting Department

    Makeup Department:

    • Nikki I Brown known as additional makeup artist
    • Marcos Gonzales known as assistant hair stylist
    • Fleur Morell known as makeup department head
    • Susan 'Star' Orr known as assistant hair stylist
    • LeDiedra Richard-Baldwin known as third makeup artist
    • Yolanda Sheridan known as makeup artist
    • Aimee Stuit known as key makeup artist

    Art Department:

    • Katie S. Anderson known as buyer
    • Brad Benischek known as scenic
    • Gail Briant known as lead scenic
    • Ryan Bust known as set dresser
    • Andrew M. Casbon III known as scenic
    • Gus Coto known as leadman
    • Oliver Doering known as assistant property master
    • Chad Harris known as set dresser
    • Beau Harrison known as props
    • Molly Harrison known as props
    • Dylan J. Hay Chapman known as graphic designer
    • Jeff Hinds known as props
    • Rich Hobaica known as property master
    • Benny S. Kenny known as set buyer
    • Noel Rideout known as set dresser
    • Niquan Riley known as on-set dresser
    • Wayne Softley Jr. known as painter
    • Chere Theriot known as art department coordinator
    • Marcus Turchi known as construction foreman




    Production Companies:

    • Alexander/ Mitchell Productions (presents)

    Other Companies:

    • Caballero Casting  extras casting
    • Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment  camera car
    • Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment  camera cranes
    • Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment  camera dollies
    • Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment  hydrascope telescoping crane arm
    • Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment  stabilized remote camera systems
    • Event Rental  locations equipment rentals
    • Event Rental  portable power systems and cables
    • Event Rental  props
    • Film Production Capital  tax credit brokering
    • Hollywood Trucks  entertainment transportation
    • Louisiana Media Productions  production services
    • MS-Pro/MusicSupervisor.com  post-production (music services)
    • New Orleans Film Commission, The  film commission
    • Pigfactory  music provided by


    • International Film Circuit (2010) (USA) (theatrical)



    Other Stuff

    Special Effects:

    • Crazy Horse Effects (visual effects)
    • East Coast Films

    Visual Effects by:

    • Christina Graff known as visual effects producer: Crazy Horse Effects
    • Paul Graff known as visual effects supervisor: Crazy Horse Effects
    • Steven Messing known as digital matte painter
    • Brian Sales known as digital compositor

    Release Date:

    • Canada 11 September 2008 (Toronto International Film Festival)
    • France May 2009 (Cannes Film Market)
    • Canada 10 October 2009 (Vancouver International Film Festival)
    • Belgium 16 October 2009 (Gent International Film Festival)
    • USA 9 April 2010 (New York City, New York)
    • USA 16 April 2010 (Los Angeles, California)
    • USA 15 October 2010 (New Orleans Film Festival)
    • USA 20 February 2011 (San Diego Jewish Film Festival)



    Filmography links and data courtesy of The Internet Movie Database

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