A Lion in the House

A Lion in the House

Director: Steven Bognar, Julia Reichert Cast: Tim Woods, Dr. Robert Arceci


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Five young people battle incurable disease as their families deal with their physical and emotional struggles in this powerful documentary from filmmakers Steven Bognar and Julia Reichert. A Lion in the House was largely filmed on Ward 5A of Cincinnati Children's Hospital, a wing devoted to children with cancer and related illnesses. The film focuses on five youngsters undergoing treatment there -- Justin Ashcraft, an 18-year-old who has been living with leukemia since age eight; Al Fields, an 11-year-old non-Hodgkin's lymphoma patient; seven-year-old Alex Lougheed, also with leukemia; a third leukemia patient, nine-year-old Jen Moore; and Tim Woods, a 15-year-old boy with Hodgkin's lymphoma. As the children deal with the rigors and treatment and the toll their illnesses take on their bodies, they also wrestle with their need to be kids and navigate the tricky roads of growing up, while their families and physicians sometimes have to confront the fact that the children may not survive their treatment. Produced for broadcast on public television, A Lion in the House was screened as part of the 2006 Sundance Film Festival.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/03/2013
UPC: 0767685116746
Original Release: 2005
Source: New Video Group
Sound: [Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time: 4:42:00
Sales rank: 70,174

Special Features

Disc 1: Deleted scenes; Interview with filmmakers, Steven Bognar and Julia Reichert; ; Disc 2: Making The Lion In The House; Lions On the Road; Filmmakers bios

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Tim Woods Child Patient
Robert Arceci Participant
Adam Ashcraft Participant
Dale Ashcraft Participant
Taletha Tim's Sister
Tyrik Tim's Adopted Brother
Debbie Ashcraft Justin's Mom/Marietha's Aunt
Connie Koons Tim's Primary Nurse
Justin Ashcraft Child Patient
Angela Judy Alex's Mom
Regina Fields Participant
Malini Gillen Participant
Paul Jublinsky Participant
Claire Mazewski Justin's Oncologist
Alex Lougheed Child Patient
Adam Dale Justin's Dad
Susan Justin's Stepmom
Jackie Lougheed Participant
Hui Pediatric Resident
Judy Lougheed Participant
Fred Huang Oncology Fellow
Scott Lougheed Participant
Scott Alex's Dad
Beth Moone Participant
Victor Balasa Tim's Oncologist
Maria Rita Justin's Grandma
Frank Moone Participant
Adam 12 Justin's Older Brother
Jen Moone Participant
Linda Pollman Justin's Primary Nurse
Kathy Blake Dance Studios Fundraise For Justin
Jennifer Roller Participant
Bob Heidt Tim's Social Worker
Marietha Woods Tim's Mom
Shelly Abble Adam's Wife
Laura White Pediatric Fellow
Ted Zwerdling Participant
Joe Palumbo Oncology Fellow
Daniels I.C.U. Doctor
Kim Franklin Resident
Jim Moone Child Patient
Mary Beth Jen's Mother
Al Fields Child Patient
Regina Al's Mom
Melissa Tim's Aunt
Diane Heery Casting Marietha's Neighbour
Frank Jen's Dad
Angel Marietha's Sister
Cyndi DeLaat Jen's Oncologist
Lynn Palzollo Alex's Hospice Nurse
Jackie Alex's Younger Sister
June Alex And Jackie's Grandma
Bob Noll Alex's Psychologist
Beth Stevenson Tim's Teacher
Pamela Delany Tim's Principal
Black Rob Connie's Husband
Linda Crosby Al's Nurse Practitioner
Sue Sealock Tim's Clinic Nurse
Tasha Scott Pediatric Resident
Diana Bailey Director Of Nursing
Terry Marietha's Brother-In-Law

Technical Credits
Steven Bognar Director,Cinematographer,Editor,Producer
Julia Reichert Director,Cinematographer,Producer
David Ackels Camera Operator,Sound/Sound Designer
David Davis Associate Producer
Karen Y. Durgans Associate Producer,Executive Producer
Charles Engstrom Score Composer
Sally Jo Fifer Executive Producer
Melissa Godoy Associate Producer,Executive Producer
Klara Grunning-Harris Production Manager
Kevin Jones Editor
Michael King Sound/Sound Designer
James Klein Editor
Mary Lampson Editor
Alvoro Leite Camera Operator,Sound/Sound Designer
Thea Lux Camera Operator,Sound/Sound Designer
John Mays Sound/Sound Designer
Jaime Meyers Editor
Seth Muliken Sound/Sound Designer
Seth Mulliken Camera Operator,Sound/Sound Designer
David Murphy Score Composer
Barbara Wolf Camera Operator,Sound/Sound Designer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- A Lion in the House
1. A Phone Call [2:20]
2. Meeting Tim [4:37]
3. Meeting Alex [5:46]
4. Meeting Justin [4:48]
5. The Heme-Onc Team [7:29]
6. Alex At Camp [5:12]
7. Tim's Weight [2:53]
8. Never Never Land [5:51]
9. Going to Houson [2:24]
10. Feeding Tube [4:57]
11. Justin's Birthday [6:43]
12. New Year's Eve [3:35]
13. Alex Admitted [1:47]
14. Tim's Hopes [8:39]
15. Justin's Siege [15:39]
17. Gimme a Kiss [5:08]
18. "They Keep Fighting" [3:05]
19. Alex Takes a Walk [2:47]
Disc #2 -- A Lion in the House
1. Jen and Al [8:29]
2. Tim's Birthday [2:49]
3. Working Moms [9:19]
4. Justin [9:12]
5. Reading Camus [4:13]
6. Alex Goes Home [4:55]
7. Alex [6:31]
8. Looking Back [3:05]
9. Tim at School [6:30]
10. Jen's Done [8:08]
11. Al and Colorado [4:22]
12. Chicago [3:35]
13. Al's Done [9:16]
14. Jackie at School [4:10]
15. Marietha [13:12]
16. Tim [7:40]
17. Forward [7:32]
18. End Credits [5:00]

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