Cast: Stephan Bender, Thomas Jay Ryan, Diana Scarwid
A page to screen adaptation of the hugely popular and award-winning novel of the same name, ‘Dream Boy’ is a sensitive depiction of a love affair between two high-school boys in the rural South.
Shy teenager Nathan (Stephan Bender, Superman Returns) and his family have moved from one town to another trying to escape the domestic disintegration within their own home. When Nathan moves in next door to charismatic Roy (Max Roeg, Maneater), the boys strike up a friendship as high school study partners. Their strong emotional bond soon takes a natural turn towards physical attraction, a secret they must hide from those around them in their backwoods rural community.
Once Roy has initiated Nathan into his circle of friends, the group go on a camping expedition deep in the bayou. There they come across an old plantation house steeped in legends of numerous hauntings. After a night of passion, Nathan briefly breaks away from Roy, only to be forced to confront the demons of his past, with tragic results…
Exclusive DVD Extras: Interview with Max Roeg, Interview with author Jim Grimsley, Q&A recording of James Bolton, Max Roeg and Jim Grimsley during LLGFF, behind the scenes gallery