Written by Clay McLeod Chapman and Craig Macneill. Based upon "The Henley Road Motel" from the novel Miss Corpus. Directed by Macneill.
Meet 9-year-old Ted Henley—budding motel manager, and roadkill entrepreneur. Ted lives with his father in their run down motel on a desolate stretch of road. He earns his tiny allowance by collecting the roadkill that litters the highway. But when the motel cash register starts to run dry, Ted decides to turn his attention to collecting bigger game. “Henley” is based on the chapter “The Henley Road Motel” from author Clay McLeod Chapman’s acclaimed novel “Miss Corpus” and marks the 2nd collaboration between Chapman and writer/director Craig Macneill.
Selected festival highlights: Official selection: 2012 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL 2011 Carmel Film and Arts Festival (Winner of Grand Jury Prize for BEST SHORT FILM) 2011 Gen Art Film Festival (Winner of Grand Jury Prize for BEST SHORT FILM)
“Macneill's odd film was one of the more original shorts on show at this year's Sundance... With a fantastic performance from its young star at its heart and some standout cinematography on show, Henley’s originality is bound to make it noticeable in whichever festival it finds itself next.”
– Short of the Week