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  (in credits order)

James Duval ... Hunter

Kevin Anderson ... Hank

Andrew J. Ferchland ... Young Hunter
Jeri Arredondo ... Maggie

Judy Herrera ... Geri (as Jade Herrera)

Gordon Tootoosis ... Marvin
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Nathaniel Arcand ... Junior
Orvel Baldridge ... Oliver

Gil Birmingham ... Manny
Norman Brown ... Bear
Kody Dayish ... Young Cheekie

Robert A. Guthrie ... Cheekie (as Robert C. Anthony)
Lusheia Lenaburg ... Kristy
Raven Letterman ... Tattoo Artist (as 'Raven' Letterman)

Jim Metzler ... Dr. Moore
Gayle Piester ... Mrs. Jensen

Alex Rice ... Bird
James Smith Jr. ... Tommy Deer in Water
Kyle White ... Young Junior

Directed by
Randy Redroad 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Randy Redroad 

Produced by
Chris Eyre .... producer
Jennifer Newell-Easton .... executive producer
Randy Redroad .... co-producer
Anthony Vozza .... producer
Original Music by
Adam Dorn  (as Adam Dorn aka Mocean Worker)
Cinematography by
László Kadar 
Film Editing by
Matthew Booth 
Casting by
Rene Haynes 
Production Design by
Debbie DeVilla 
Art Direction by
Laura Ballinger 
Costume Design by
Erin Lenk 
Patia Prouty 
Production Management
Nancy Hirami .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Eugene Mazzola .... first assistant director
Saveria T. Mazzola .... second second assistant director
Art Department
Matthew Cavaliero .... property master
Nick Stanton .... assistant property master
Sound Department
Karma Barber .... foley artist
Robby Bartholomew .... re-recording mixer
Peter Halbert .... sound mixer
Sean Keegan .... dialogue editor
Todd Morrissey .... sound recordist
Clancy T. Troutman .... supervising sound editor
Special Effects by
Jackson Burns .... special effects coordinator (as Jackson Earl Burns)
Ray Saniger .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Brian Boyll .... grip
Lucas Calhoun .... camera loader (as Luc Calhoun)
D.R. Curtis .... set lighting technician
Casey Ellison .... chief lighting technician
Daniel H. Goldstein .... best boy electric
Larry Gus .... still photographer
Jerry Hill .... Steadicam operator
Kyle T. MacDowell .... dolly grip
Ely Mennin .... electrician
Music Department
Alex Battles .... music consultant: Signature Sound Inc.
Chris Guastelle .... music consultant: Signature Sound
Micha Liberman .... music editor
Transportation Department
Ian Brewer .... driver: cast
John Proctor .... transportation coordinator
Jack Jay Reece .... driver (as Jay Reece)
Other crew
Jim Gerwig .... caterer
Kara Mazzola .... production accountant
Paula Price .... adr voice
Juan Pablo Reinoso .... production assistant
Michael Stirling .... assistant accountant
Ron Van Voorhis .... set medic
Steven Wood .... production assistant

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8 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Indie Film-making at its best, 23 August 2005
Author: gpadillo from Portland, Maine

Talk about movies that slip under the radar! Almost nobody heard about The Doe Boy and there really isn't a good - or even acceptable reason.

Slowly paced this very gentle film packs an emotional wallop few films with far bigger budgets, more stars and loftier reaching stories could hope to achieve. Doe Boy is about Hunter - a boy with an American Indian mother and white father. Hunter is a hemophiliac, a disease seemingly unknown to Native Americans and which separates him further, forever making him feel like an outsider. His macho father (an absolutely terrific performance by Kevin Anderson) loves him, but is ever let down by the boy's inability to be more physically active because of his disease.

As the film traces Hunter's story from childhood through his late teens, we see the difficulty of the relationship between he and his father strained to the limits as well as the inability of his mother to let him go and become the man her son needs to be.

James Duval gives a performance that is positively incandescent; it is an amazing achievement. With relatively little dialogue, it is through facial features and body language that he fills Hunter with a sense of defiance and a desperate need for acceptance. We witness the painful struggle he endures of always being different, in not one, but numerous ways. Acceptance and understanding do not come easy, but with the aid of his wise grandfather, a beautiful girl, and coming to grips with his heritage and and the forces of nature, Hunter's journey is one that everyone should be able to relate to. It is a brilliant, moving performance.

In every way this quiet, little movie is about as perfect as indie film can be. A joy to watch.

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