Boys In The Trees (2016)

USA: Available to stream on Netflix

UK: Available to stream on Netflix and iTunes

Australia: Available to stream on iTunes

Germany: Available to buy from Amazon.de

Soundtrack available to stream on iTunes and Spotify

Director: Nicholas Verso
Writer: Nicholas Verso
Producers: John Molloy, Kate Croser, Sandy Cameron
Executive Producers: Michael Gudinski, Mark Morrissey
Director Of Photography: Marden Dean
Production Designer: Robert Webb
Costume Designer: Erin Roche
Hair & Make Up Designer: Beverley Freeman
Composer: Darrin Verhagen
Visual Effects Supervisor: William Gammon (Cumulus VFX)

Cast: Toby Wallace, Gulliver McGrath, Justin Holborow, Mitzi Ruhlmann, Tom Russell, Trevor Jamieson

BOYS IN THE TREES premiered at the 73rd Venice International Film Festival before screening at festivals around the world including Toronto International Film Festival and Busan.

It won Best Narrative Feature at the Austin Film Festival and is now available to stream on Netflix USA and UK.

You can follow all our developments and updates on the film on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/BoysInTheTrees and on IMDB – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3445580

 

 

The feature debut from Australian director Nicholas Verso takes us on a nocturnal odyssey that slips seamlessly between the familiar and the hallucinatory. Dazzling, spooky, and emotionally rich, Boys in the Trees is a unique coming-of-age tale, a reminder that in order to embrace the fullness of life we must be aware of the proximity of death.

The year is 1997. Corey (Toby Wallace) and Jonah (Gulliver McGrath) were friends when they were little, but the cruel caprices of adolescence gradually rendered Jonah a pariah while Corey was welcomed into a fold of skateboarding bullies. Halloween arrives, and Corey’s friends get suited up for a night of weed smoking, drinking, vandalism, and girl chasing — in other words, business as usual. But Corey, who can no longer countenance the skaters’ merciless harassment of Jonah, winds up taking on a very different itinerary. He finds Jonah and together the boys go on an all-night trek that’s half descent into old fears and nightmares, half reckoning with the future.

Verso’s teenage characters are perched between ruthless tribalism and tender compassion, between aimlessness and a sense of purpose. Given that this story unfolds over the course of an afternoon and deep into Halloween night, they are also on the border separating the comforts of daytime and the eeriness of twilight. Some of the suburban territories they stumble into seem to contain a parallel realm of supernatural forebodings, but by the end of Boys in the Trees the scariest thing Corey and Jonah face will be the one that waits for all of us: real life. – Jane Schoettle (TIFF)

 

 

FESTIVAL SCREENINGS:

SITGES FILM FESTIVAL: October 2017

REELING FILM FESTIVAL: September 2017

SLASH FILM FESTIVAL: September 2017

QUALITE FANTASTIC CINEMA COLLECTION: July 2017

MUNICH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: June 2017

MINNEAPOLIS ST PAUL INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: April 2017

MIFO LGBT FILM FESTIVAL: April 2017

OVERLOOK FILM FESTIVAL: April 2017

NEWPORT BEACH FILM FESTIVAL: April 2017

JULIEN DUBUQUE FILM FESTIVAL: April 2017

MANHATTAN FILM FESTIVAL: April 2017

STOCKHOLM INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: November 2016 – http://www.stockholmfilmfestival.se/en/festival/2016/film/boys_in_the_trees

AUSTIN FILM FESTIVAL: October 2016

FESTIVAL DO RIO (RIO DE JANEIRO): October 2016 – http://www.festivaldorio.com.br/en/films/boys-in-the-trees

BUSAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: October 2016 – http://www.biff.kr/eng/html/program/prog_view.asp?idx=23915&c_idx=290&sp_idx=&QueryStep=2

TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL – Monday 12th September @ 9pm (Scotiabank), Wednesday 14th September @ 6pm (Scotiabank) and Saturday 17th September 2016 @ 3pm (Scotiabank) – http://www.tiff.net/films/boys-in-the-trees/

73rd VENICE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL – Friday 9th September @ 5pm (Sala Darsena) and Saturday 10th September 2016 @ 4.45pm (PalaBiennale) – http://www.labiennale.org/en/cinema/73rd-festival/line-up/off-sel/orizzonti/boys-in-the-trees.html?back=true

AWARDS:

AUSTRALIAN FILM CRITICS ASSOCIATION: Best Director (Nominated)

AUSTRALIAN ACADEMY OF CINEMA & TELEVISION ARTS: Best Original Score (Nominated)

AUSTIN FILM FESTIVAL: Best Narrative Feature (Won)

AUSTRALIAN WRITERS GUILD AWARDS: Best Feature (Nominated)

AUSTRALIAN WRITERS GUILD AWARDS: Monte Miller Award (Nominated)

NEWFEST: Best Unproduced Screenplay (Won)