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Boy

New Zealand, English, 15 mins

  • Director: Welby Ings
  • Writer: Welby Ings

CGiii Comment

Beautifully filmed (almost).

Some startling imagery (tu-tu clad maoris).

Fantastic set design (the room of dolls).

An (inconsistent) great idea - it feels like a band promo and a few scenes don't work.

The daft hair really does detract from some of the beauty on show.

But...a huge amount of talent is clearly visible.


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The(ir) Blurb...

Boy is the unsettling story of a young male prostitute, or Rent Boy, in a small rural town who learns the truth behind a hit and run accident which has killed a local girl. When the news of the girls death spreads through the community, the driver and his family decide that the boy must be silenced. The set out to scare him into silence. The pressure becomes more and more violent, but despite this, the boy battles to expose the truth.

Cast & Characters

Jesse Lee;
Bryan Bevege;
Tammy Warwick;
Cairine Barton;
Madison Barton-Ings;
Miriam Bleackley;
Michael Easther;
Auriohl Farquharh;
Francie Gray;
Daniel Hodson;
Leigh Hunt;
Hannah Hurst;
Brooke Ings;
Darion Ings;
Karen Ings

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