BOY

2010
90min
Feature
Synopsis: 

Boy is a dreamer who loves Michael Jackson. He lives with his brother Rocky, a tribe of deserted cousins and his Nan. Boy’s other hero, his father Alamein, is the subject of Boy’s fantasies, and he imagines him as a deep sea diver, war hero and a close relation of Michael Jackson. In reality Alamein is an inept, wannabe gangster who has been in jail for robbery. When Alamein returns home after seven years away, Boy is forced to confront the man he thought he remembered, find his own potential and learn to get along without the hero he had been hoping for.

Status: 
Released
Genre: 
Comedy, Drama
Sales Agent: 
Hanway Select
New Zealand distributor: 
Transmission Films

Credits:

Directed by: 
Screenplay by: 
Crew: 
Director of Photography
Production Designer
Hair and Makeup
Costume Designer
Casting
Co-Producer
Associate Producer
Festival/Awards: 
In Competition - Sundance Film Festival 2010; Grand Prix - Best Feature Film Generation K Plus; Berlin International Film Festival 2010; Audience Award - Sydney Film Festival 2010; Audience Award - Melbourne Film Festival 2010; Cinekid Lion, Jury Prize - Cinekid Film Festival 2010 Amsterdam; Moviesquad Cinekid Award; Cinekid Film Festival 2010 Amsterdam; Audience Award - AFI Fest 2010; Special Jury Award (shared); 41st International Film Festival of India; Hola AUNZ Film Festival (Mexico); Comedy Cluj Film Festival (Romania);
Technical information: 
Colour, Dolby Digital, 1.85:1

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