15min | Short, Drama | 14 October 2004 (Germany)
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.
“Boy” was the third segment of “Boy Briefs 4“, a gay-themed compilation.
This short film is about a small town teenage male prostitute (Jesse Lee) and a killing. The boy knows who did it. Entirely without dialog, events are wrapped within an eerie sound track and interspersed with almost subliminally quick captions, flashed in different parts of the screen. It’s beautifully made, with all the elements of a meditation.
His day-to-day life, made up of a loving grandmother, the creation of junkyard doll art, the abuse from his schoolmates and and from just about everyone in the town, gives context to the conclusion where justice prevails.
Director: Welby Ings
Writer: Welby Ings
Stars: Jesse Lee, Bryan Bevege, Tammy Warwick
Country: New Zealand
Release Date: 14 October 2004 (Germany)