The Boy (feature)

Written by Clay McLeod Chapman and Craig Macneill. Directed by Macneill.

World Premiere at 2015 SXSW FIlm Festival

The Boy is an intimate portrait of a 9-year-old sociopath as he first discovers his taste for killing. Set in an ailing motel on a desolate stretch of Southern highway, The Boy celebrates the dark imagination of children left to their own devices and the urge to… experiment. Produced by SpectreVision (Elijah Wood, Daniel Noah & Josh Waller) and Chiller Films. The Boy is a feature transfer of the 2012 Sundance short Henley written by Chapman and director Craig Macneill based on the chapter "The Henley Road Motel" from Chapman's novel Miss Corpus.

The Trouble With Dad

Segment for CHILLING VISIONS: 5 STATES OF FEAR anthology feature

Chiller presents the next installment in its Chilling Visions anthology film series, Chilling Visions: 5 States of Fear. The film comprises five shorts inspired by five basic human fears, with each short set in a specific location across five different U.S. states. The five short films are:

- Ego Death (“Sandy”) Written & Directed by Brett Simmons Produced By, Brett Simmons, Andrew Ducote, Kellen Moore for Brett Simmons Productions
- Separation (“The Trouble With Dad”) Directed by Glenn McQuaid Written by Glenn McQuaid & Clay McLeod Chapman Produced By, Larry Fessenden, Jennifer Wexler for Glass Eye Pix
- Mutilation (“Tick Warning”) Written & Directed by John Poliquin Produced By Dan De Filippo, Dave Marken for Pipeline Entertainment
- Extinction (“Ghost Daughter”) Written & Directed by Zao Wang Produced By Zao Wang, Andrew K. Li for Chilling Coastline, LLC
- Loss of Autonomy (“The Caregiver”) Written & Directed by Graham Reznick Produced By Larry Fessenden, Jennifer Wexler for Glass Eye Pix.

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“...a terrifying look into old age and losing your autonomy.”
– Dread Central

Henley (short)

Written by Clay McLeod Chapman and Craig Macneill. Based upon "The Henley Road Motel" from the novel Miss Corpus. Directed by Macneill.

Meet 9-year-old Ted Henley—budding motel manager, and roadkill entrepreneur. Ted lives with his father in their run down motel on a desolate stretch of road. He earns his tiny allowance by collecting the roadkill that litters the highway. But when the motel cash register starts to run dry, Ted decides to turn his attention to collecting bigger game. "Henley" is based on the chapter "The Henley Road Motel" from author Clay McLeod Chapman's acclaimed novel "Miss Corpus" and marks the 2nd collaboration between Chapman and writer/director Craig Macneill.

 

Selected festival highlights:

Official selection: 2012 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL
2011 Carmel Film and Arts Festival (Winner of Grand Jury Prize for BEST SHORT FILM)
2011 Gen Art Film Festival (Winner of Grand Jury Prize for BEST SHORT FILM)
 

Late Bloomer (short)

Written by Clay McLeod Chapman. Directed by Craig Macneill.

Official selection at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival, "Late Bloomer" is a humorous short film about a 7th grade sexual education class gone horribly wrong. Loosely based on the dark tales of H.P. Lovecraft. Written by Clay McLeod Chapman. Directed by Craig Macneill.

 

Selected festival highlights:

Official selection: 2005 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL
2004 Lake Placid Film Festival (Audience Award Best Short Film)
2004 CineVegas International Film Festival
2005 Montreal Comedia Film Festival (Best of the Fest)
2005 HP Lovecraf Film Festival (Best Short Film Brown Jenkins Award)

 

Screenings/Events
8/30: LATE BLOOMER screening at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego! »
3/10: Late Bloomer at the 2012 box[ur]shorts film festival »
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And the award goes to… LATE BLOOMER! »

“The filmmakers take on this fascinating subject is not only bold and honest, it is also utterly hilarious, thanks mostly to the deliciously creepy voice-over work of screenwriter Chapman. ...Chapman sounds like a deranged poet who's clearly spent too much time studying that other Lovecraft while in the asylum. His fevered hysteria... rivals that of the great Gene Wilder for sheer simulated delirium, a true spectacle indeed. ”
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