The Queen of Versailles

Lauren Greenfield, United States, 2012

100 min.DK/Documentary

The Queen of Versailles is a character-driven documentary about unbridled acquisition and the expensive pursuit of the American Dream. We follow an
eccentric, endearing billionaire family and their quest to build the biggest house in
America. Jackie, an ex-beauty pageant star, and David, a real estate magnate, are
a marriage of beauty and money. Their dreamhouse, aptly named ¿Versailles¿ and inspired by the eponymous chateau in Ile-de-France, and the
Paris Hotel in Las Vegas, serves as a symbolic backdrop for their personal journey as they navigate financial setbacks that force them to put their
dream house on the market.
The film intimately documents a wealthy family's over-the-top lifestyle and subsequent dramatic fall as the financial crisis devastates their personal wealth.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards
Original title The Queen of Versailles
Danish title Dronningen af Versailles
Keywords Millionaires, Finansial Crisis, Financial crisises, Social conditions, Families, USA, 2000-2009, 2010-2019
Director Lauren Greenfield
Producer Danielle Renfrew
Director of Photography Brian Johnson, Tom Hurwitz
Editor Brian Johnson, Victor Livingston
Sound Peter Albrechtsen
Appearance Virginia Nebab, David Siegel, Jackie Siegel
Production country United States, United Kingdom, Denmark, Netherlands
Production company Evergreen Pictures
International sales To be announced
TV release 13.11.2012, DR 2
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
Danish rating Allowed for all
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Production company Evergreen Pictures
Co-production Plus Pictures, DR, VPRO - Television
In collaboration with BBC, Impact Partners, Candescent Films


Direction Lauren Greenfield


Producer Danielle Renfrew
Co-producer Mette Heide
Co-producer Rebecca Horn Black
Executive producer Frank Evers
Executive producer Dan Cogan
Co-executive producer Allison Amon
Co-executive producer Lisa Mehling
Co-executive producer Julia Parker Benello
Co-executive producer Abigail Disney
Co-executive producer Pierre Hauser
Co-executive producer Patricia Greenfield
Co-executive producer Gerry Grossman
Co-executive producer Lilly Hartley
Co-executive producer Patricia Lambrecht
Co-executive producer Jeffrey Tarrant
Production manager Rebecca Horn Black
Production manager Molly O'Brien
Production manager Julie Frankel
Production manager Tom Hurwitz
Associate producer Jasmin Chang
Research Anna Malsberger
Research Sandra Keats
Research Keri Oberly
Production assistant Keri Oberly
Production assistant Rachel Bujalski
Production assistant Drew Smith
Post-production supervisor Todd King
Studio manager Lisa Dragani
Studio manager Grace Tsai


Cinematographer Brian Johnson
Cinematographer Tom Hurwitz
First assistant camera Shana Hagan
First assistant camera Sarah Levy
First assistant camera Lauren Greenfield
Camera assistant Joshua Butt
Camera assistant Caitlin Nicole Williams
Key grip Shiloh Eck
Helicopter photographer Preston Ewen


Stills Lauren Greenfield
Stills Magnolia Pictures


Editor Brian Johnson
Editor Victor Livingston
Assistant editor Adam Parker
Editing supervisor Kate Amend
Editing supervisor Mary Lampson
Assistant editor Darmyn Calderon
Assistant editor Chris Hall
Assistant editor Robin August
Editing supervisor Michael Levy
Online editor Randy Magalski
Online assistant Benjamin Lindemuth-McRobie


Music Jeff Beal
Music producer Jeff Beal
Music mixer Jeff Beal


Recording engineer Michael Jones
Recording engineer John Slocum
Sound designer Peter Albrechtsen
Supervising sound editor Peter Albrechtsen
Sound design assistant Jacques Pedersen
Sound effect editor Jakob Garfield
Foley artist Martin Langenbach
Foley recordist Matthias Münster
Sound effects recordist Ann Kroeber
Sound effects recordist Johnny Pease
Sound mixer Pete Horner

Visual effects

VFX supervisor Andy Goldman
Title design Andy Goldman
Colourist Kris Santa Cruz
Compositing Boyd Steppan


Appearance Virginia Nebab
Appearance David Siegel
Appearance Jackie Siegel

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