True Adventures of Wolfboy, The Directed
Martin Krejci USA / 2019 / 89 minutes East Coast Premiere
Times and Venues:
SAUGERTIES Orpheum Theater
Q&A Attendees *subject to change: Declan Baldwin
Paul, a lonely kid living with his father in a run-down house in a run-down city, has hypertrichosis, a condition that causes a thick coat of hair to grow over the entirety of his body. Not surprisingly, he is subjected to bullying and endures isolation and self-loathing. His life takes a turn for the worse on his thirteenth birthday when, provoked by an argument with his father, Paul runs away from home to reunite with his estranged mother. In his travels, Paul encounters, befriends and antagonizes an assortment of colorful misfits. While being pursued by police officers and criminals alike, he must come to terms with his appearance and, ultimately, learn the secret history of his familial heritage. Structured in the manner of a 19th century European children’s book, this coming-of-age tale is infused with realism and grit, while still maintaining a sense of playfulness and fantasy. It’s a celebration of the unconventional and unloved.
BIO: Martin Krejci is one of the most sought-after commercial directors in the world. He graduated from the Film & Television School at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague. His commercial work has won the Gold Award at the Cannes Young Lions Director Awards and has been selected for the Saatchi & Saatchi Young Director showcase. Some of his clients include IKEA, Ford, Stella Artois, Heineken, Phillips, and Guinness. His Nike ad for Wieden + Kennedy Shanghai was released last year to much critical acclaim and declared Ad of the Day by AdWeek. Most recently, Martin directed his feature debut, The True Adventures Of Wolfboy, written by Olivia Dufault and financed by K Period Media.
Cast/Featuring: Jaeden Martell, John Turturro, Sophie Giannamore, Chris Messina, Chloe Sevigny
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