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Dream Boy -- Chronicles the relationship between two gay teenagers in the rural south in the late 70's.

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James Bolton (writer)
Jim Grimsley (novel)
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Release Date:
11 December 2008 (Germany) See more »
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Plot:
Chronicles the relationship between two gay teenagers in the rural south in the late '70s. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Stephan Bender ... Nathan Davies

Thomas Jay Ryan ... Harland Davies

Diana Scarwid ... Vivian Davies

Tom Gilroy ... Preacher John
Maximillian Roeg ... Roy (as Max Roeg)

Randy Wayne ... Burke
Owen Beckman ... Randy

Rooney Mara ... Evelyn (as Tricia Mara)
Rickie Lee Jones ... Roy's Mother
Nick Ericson ... Brother Will
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Michele Adams ... Mother of Three Kids (uncredited)
Robin Blanchard ... Cafeteria Worker (uncredited)
Sean M. Blanchard ... Student (uncredited)
Jaci LeJeune ... Student (uncredited)
Elizabeth Lynch ... Church Goer (uncredited)
Bridget Nichols ... Cafeteria Worker (uncredited)
Seth Nichols ... Boy in Church (uncredited)
Zach Nichols ... Student (uncredited)
Cindy Williamson ... Mrs. Niece (uncredited)

Directed by
James Bolton 
 
Writing credits
James Bolton (writer)

Jim Grimsley (novel)

Produced by
James Bolton .... producer
William Dosé .... associate producer
James Garbus .... executive producer
Herb Hamsher .... producer
Robert Kroupa .... executive producer
Terry Leonard .... co-producer
Katie Mustard .... co-producer
Katie Mustard .... line producer
 
Original Music by
Richard Buckner (original music composed by)
 
Cinematography by
Sarah Levy 
 
Film Editing by
Annette Davey 
Chris Houghton 
 
Casting by
Natasha Cuba 
 
Production Design by
James A. Gelarden 
 
Set Decoration by
Luci Leary  (as Lucy Leary)
 
Costume Design by
Ann Walters 
 
Makeup Department
Samantha M. Capps .... key make-up (as Samantha Capps)
Kent Richard .... key hair
Marcos Gonzales .... assistant hair stylist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Kathy Chambless Oliver .... unit production manager (as Kathy Chambless)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sean Lunski .... second assistant director
Patrick McMahill .... second second assistant director
Caroline O'Brien .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Hunter Carter .... art production assistant
Andrew Klaus .... art production assistant (as Andy Klaus)
Daniel Lachman .... art production assistant
Noel Rideout .... art department swing
Rob Sawyer .... property master
Stephen Turner .... set dresser
Taylor Vineyard .... art production assistant
Taylor Vineyard .... storyboard artist
Andrew Klaus .... picture car coordinator (uncredited)
Ty Landry .... swing (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Tom Efinger .... sound mixer
Gonzalo Espinoza .... adr engineer: Los Angeles
Michael Frohberg .... boom operator
Eric Gitelson .... adr engineer: New York
Erik H. Magnus .... production sound mixer (as Erik Magnus)
John Northcraft .... sound designer
John Marshall Smith .... score mixer
Eric Vierhaus .... dolby sound consultant
Steven Huerstel .... boom operator (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Neal Bryant .... loader
Buddy Carr .... dolly grip
Andy Clapp .... gaffer
Chad Corey .... still photographer
David Harmon .... additional electric
Penelope Helmer .... second assistant camera (as Penny Helmer)
Daniel H. Jacobs .... additional electric (as Dan Jacobs)
Nick Leon .... key grip
Ian Lynch .... first assistant camera
Jonathan Meyer .... first assistant camera
Jerome Miller Jr. .... additional electric
Joseph Paolucci Jr. .... best boy electric (as Joe Paolucci)
Luke Smalley .... still photographer
Katie Stafford .... grip
Don Wegner .... best boy grip
Robb W. Turner .... additional first assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Joanne Bloom .... casting associate
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ashley Martin .... on-set costumer
 
Editorial Department
Saul Escobedo .... color timer
Gunnar McGrew .... assistant editor
Kristen Trattner .... digital intermediate color corrector
Chris Weber .... negative cutter
Gary Weber .... negative cutter
Frank Pass .... colorist (uncredited)
 
Music Department
James Bolton .... music supervisor
 
Transportation Department
David Genthner .... driver (as Davis 'Doc' Genthner)
Marcus Kelley .... transportation captain
Ty Landry .... driver
Shawn Ramagos .... transportation coordinator
 
Other crew
Derek Bourque .... production accountant
Chris Browne .... craft service manager
Michael Davie .... set production assistant
Robert M. Donaldson .... craft service manager (as Robert Donaldson)
Bennett Fidlow .... additional legal services
Jessica Nicole Higgins .... intern (as Jessica Higgins)
Sharon Holeman .... set production assistant
Kevin Lorio .... set production assistant
R. James Mann .... set production assistant (as Russell James Mann)
Kevin Meier .... set production assistant
Kathleen Messmer .... script supervisor
Angela Mitchell .... set production assistant
Christopher Negron .... assistant to director
Win Riley .... location scout
Laura Rosaly .... production coordinator (as Laura J. Rosaly)
Claire Schexnayder .... set production assistant
Michael Edward Smith .... location manager (as Michael Smith)
Nick Trivundza .... end credits
Edgar Velez .... assistant to producers
Sam Reinis .... script supervisor (uncredited)
 
Thanks
John David Allen .... special thanks
Ruben Bansie .... special thanks (as Ruben Bansie-Snellman)
Adam Baran .... special thanks
Terry Harmonica Bean .... special thanks (as Terry Bean)
Christopher S. Bender .... special thanks (as Chris Bender)
Melissa Bylsma .... special thanks
Anne Clements .... special thanks
Tom DeSanto .... special thanks
Corey Eubanks .... special thanks
Pepper Fajans .... special thanks
Patty Griffin .... special thanks
Ric Halpern .... special thanks
Amy Hobby .... special thanks
Gill Holland .... special thanks
Judy Irola .... special thanks
David Kitchens .... special thanks
Mari Kornhauser .... special thanks (as Professor Mari Kornhauser)
Allan Mindel .... special thanks
John Cameron Mitchell .... special thanks
Craig Ross .... special thanks
Nicholas Schenck .... special thanks
Heidi Snellman .... special thanks
Jesse Sykes .... special thanks
Todd Verow .... special thanks
Victoria Williams .... special thanks
 

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Rated R for sexual content, and some violence including a rape - involving teens
Runtime:
Germany:90 min (Berlin International Film Festival) | USA:88 min
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Trivia:
Originally, director James Bolton wanted to shoot the film in Portland, Oregon, but budget limitations caused Louisiana to be chosen instead.See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: The story is set in the 1970s, but the car shown in the opening scenes is a Buick Roadmaster station wagon, which was produced from 1991 to 1996. Also, the refrigerator shown is a modern model, not one from the 70s.See more »
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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Don't waste your time....., 12 December 2013
Author: hsture from United Kingdom

There are so many things wrong with this film it is hard to know where to begin, but I shall start with the poor excuse for a script, at first it was difficult to decide whether it was the acting that was bad or the script, and then after about half an hour I realised it was both. Persevering in the hope that it would improve, I proceeded to waste another hour watching this poor excuse for a film, the sad part is it had the potential to be good, if only the script had done something other than hint at the issues it was attempting to deal with, barely scratching the surface of what in reality is a very serious issue. The awkward acting (Stephen Bender) portraying an awkward, and mostly cringe worthy portrayal of a teen struggling with not only his sexuality but his horrendous home life, to be fair it isn't his fault though, the weak writing left him little to work with, and very little dialogue, other then the odd feeble response to a question, and fain glance here and there at his co-stars there really was not a lot he could do. The depth of characters were about as deep as that which you would find in an episode of the hills, by the end of the film, other than the shoddy, and sloppy scene depicting his father attempting to abuse him we knew nothing about these characters as individuals, much less how they came to have such an 'intense' relationship, how they went from riding the school bus with each other to pulling each others clothes off in a grave yard is a mystery I think even Sherlock himself would struggle to fathom, yet we were supposed to believe in this relationship and it's struggles and somehow the emotional turmoil he was going through at the same time. To say the ending was a disaster would be an understatement, four boys on a camping trip, find a scary old house...all seems pretty cliché right? but to add in a rape scene for shock value seemed, vulgar, pathetic and illustrated just how poor the writing of this movie was, the fact that once he was dead his eyes moved several times as his co star was supposed to be sat mourning his loss was almost laughable. My review may seem harsh but I think if you are going to make a movie about something on this subject, and do it so poorly, you are opening yourself up to criticism. The writers were obviously trying to build themselves up as your typical quirky, indie film, edgy and mysterious, the only mystery in the end being how the hell it got made in the first place. Weak, poorly written and poorly executed, an insult to those who have actually gone through anything like this.

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