When 12-year-old Otis starts to find success as a child television star in Hollywood, his ex-rodeo-clown father returns to serve as his guardian. When Otis isn't on set charming audiences, he spends his days with his father at an extended-stay motel on the edge of the city, enduring his overbearing father's abuse. Honey Boy follows two threads of time, watching father and son's contentious relationship and their attempts to mend it across the course of a decade. This stunning collaboration between director Alma Har'el and screenwriter/star Shia LaBeouf, who based the script on his own childhood and his relationship with his father, paints a painful yet inspired portrait of growing up.
U.S. Dramatic Special Jury Award for Vision and Craft