Written by Clay McLeod Chapman and Craig Macneill. Directed by Macneill.
World Premiere at 2015 SXSW FIlm Festival
The Boy is an intimate portrait of a 9-year-old sociopath as he first discovers his taste for killing. Set in an ailing motel on a desolate stretch of Southern highway, The Boy celebrates the dark imagination of children left to their own devices and the urge to… experiment. Produced by SpectreVision (Elijah Wood, Daniel Noah & Josh Waller) and Chiller Films. The Boy is a feature transfer of the 2012 Sundance short Henley written by Chapman and director Craig Macneill based on the chapter "The Henley Road Motel" from Chapman's novel Miss Corpus.
“Macneill's screenplay (co-written by Clay McLeod Chapman) subtly fleshes out the tattered details responsible for Ted's mania with grimly poetic understatement worthy of Cormac McCarthy. ”