In this episode, you'll hear two Q&As from the opening weekend of HONEY BOY: The first with writer/actor Shia LaBeouf, moderated by Ben Lyons (The Lyons Den Podcast), and the second with LaBeouf, Director Alma Har'el, and actors Noah Jupe and Byron Bowers, moderated by Scott Mantz.
These Q&As were recorded at the Landmark in Los Angeles on 11/8/19 and 11/9/19.
From a screenplay by Shia LaBeouf, based on his own experiences, award-winning filmmaker Alma Har'el (Bombay Beach, LoveTrue) brings to life a young actor's stormy childhood and early adult years as he struggles to reconcile with his father and deal with his mental health. Fictionalizing his ascent to stardom, and subsequent crash-landing into rehab and recovery, Har'el casts Noah Jupe (A Quiet Place) and Lucas Hedges (Boy Erased, Manchester by the Sea) as Otis Lort, navigating different stages in a frenetic career. LaBeouf takes on the therapeutic challenge of playing a version of his own father, an ex-rodeo clown and a felon. Dancer-singer FKA twigs makes her feature-film debut, playing neighbor and kindred spirit to the younger Otis in their garden-court motel home. Har'el's feature narrative debut is a one-of-a-kind collaboration between filmmaker and subject, exploring art as medicine and imagination as hope through the life and times of a talented, traumatized performer who dares to go in search of himself.