The Boy, another very interesting sounding new film, is making its way to the South by Southwest Film Festival, and we have a look at its poster art right here.
It was directed by Craig William Macneill, co-written by Macneill and Clay McLeod Chapman, and stars Jared Breeze, David Morse, and Rainn Wilson.
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Chiller Films Presents The Boy… A SpectreVision Production, which premieres on Saturday, March 14, at 3:45 PM in the Alamo Ritz. Additional screenings take place as follows:
Sunday, March 15, 7:00 PM – Rollins Theatre at The Long Center
Thursday, March 19, 10:00 PM – Alamo Lamar B
The SXSW Film Conference and Festival will take place March 13-21, 2015, in Austin, Texas. Be sure to visit the official SWSW 2015 website for the full schedule and more info.
The Boy is set in the summer of 1989. 9-year-old Ted Henley (Jared Breeze) and his father, John (David Morse), are the proprietors of The Mtn. Vista Motel, a crumbling resort buried in the mountains of the American West. Since Ted’s mother left, John has drifted into despondency—becoming a living ghost, haunting the motel – leaving Ted to fend for himself.
In this isolation, unchecked by the bounds of parenting, Ted’s darker impulses begin to manifest. The arrival of a mysterious drifter, William Colby (Rainn Wilson), captivates young Ted; and the two form a unique friendship—setting the stage for Ted’s final, unnerving metamorphosis. The Boy is a chilling, intimate portrait of a 9-year-old sociopath’s growing fascination with death.