2020 Finalist @ ISA Virtual Pitch Challenge
2020 Official Selection @ Vegas Cinefest Int'l Film Festival
Announcement: ISA Virtual Pitch Challenge Winners & Finalists: including BOYS
It's the summer of 1982.
Following their parents' bitter divorce, 13-year old Mickey and his older brother Wade stay in the country with their farm-hand father, Acre. This season of unexpected self-discovery for Mickey coincides with some mysterious and violent changes to the world at large.
90 second (+) video pitch for BOYS.
The frightening insanity of George A. Romero's
The Crazies meets the character self-discovery of
Call Me By Your Name meets the unwholesome manipulation of 1985's Smooth Talk.
Artist Vanessa Puopolo: “'Boys' is an absolute wonder. It is simultaneously horrifying and heartbreaking. Positively riveting."
Filmmaker Monte Light: "The scene between Acre and Mickey, after Acre's head is injured and Mickey is caught sipping a beer,is goddamn poetry. It's beautiful, poignant, the kind of stuff you win awards for."
In what has become a tradition in most of my scripts,
I have a character named "Shannon" within the story. In BOYS, "Shannon" is Mickey's beloved childhood doll.