2015 Schedule
Interactive: March 13–17  •  Film: March 13–21  •  Music: March 17–22


Sunday, March 15
7:00PM - 8:45PM


It’s the summer of 1989. 9-year-old Ted Henley (Jared Breeze) and his father John (David Morse) are the proprietors of The Mt. Vista Motel, a crumbling resort buried in the mountains of the American West. Since Ted's mother left, John has drifted into despondency—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.

Section: Narrative Competition
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Year: 2015
Runtime: 105min

Director: Craig Macneill

Executive Producer: Rainn Wilson, David Morse

Producer: Daniel Noah, Josh C. Waller, Elijah Wood

Screenwriter: Craig Macneill, Clay McLeod Chapman

Cinematographer: Noah Greenberg

Editor: Craig Macneill

Production Designer: Thomas William Hallbauer

Sound Designer: Jeffery Alan Jones

Music: Hauschka

Principal Cast: David Morse, Rainn Wilson, Jared Breeze, Bill Sage, Mike Vogel, Zuleikha Robinson, Aiden Lovekamp, David Valencia


Craig Macneill is based in NYC. Macneill attended the University of Colorado where he studied under renowned filmmakers including Stan Brakhage. In 2011 Macneill was a recipient of a Jerome Foundation Grant. His award winning short films, LATE BLOOMER (2005) and HENLEY (2012) screened as official selections at the Sundance Film Festival.

Sales Agent: WME

Public Film Contact
Daniel Noah
(213) 478-0532

Publicity Contact
Lauren Felsenstein



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