And Then I Go 2017
1h 39min | Drama | 16 June 2017 (USA)
In the cruel world of junior high, Edwin suffers in a state of anxiety and alienation alongside his only friend, Flake. Misunderstood by their families and demoralized at school daily, their fury simmers quietly until an idea for vengeance offers them a terrifying release. Based on the acclaimed novel “Project X” by Jim Shepard, this unflinching look at adolescence explores how the powerful bonds of childhood friendship and search for belonging can become a matter of life or death.
Alex is very close to his elderly grandmother partly because his busy parents seem to have little or no time for him. One day he surprises two boys from his school leaving her house and is shocked to find her tied up inside – they have robbed her! Alex is sworn to secrecy as his gran is worried that her daughter will think her incompetent. This secret leads Alex into trouble as the two boys accost him in the street and bully him into becoming a “bagsnatcher” (tasjesdief) for them, mugging old ladies. Alex learns how to deal with this situation in the end.
If I Had Wings 2013
PG | 1h 29min | Drama, Family, Sport | December 2013 (Canada)
Seventeen-year-old Alex Taylor dreams of running for his high school’s cross-country team, a dream that’s a bit out of reach for this gifted runner as Alex has been blind since the age of two. Determined to run, he practices with his father, Probation Officer Geoff Taylor. Geoff, with additional girth and age working against him, finds he no longer can keep up with his son. He must find a running partner at the school who’s fast enough to help Alex make the cross-country team. This help comes from the unlikeliest of sources. Brad Coleman, a schoolmate of Alex’s, spends most of his time running from the law. Caught in a pathetic daytime robbery attempt, Brad faces incarceration for repeat offenses. To keep Brad out of jail and in school, Geoff makes a deal and pairs the two boys, opposite in many ways. Despite a rocky start over their many differences, an unlikely friendship forms.
Pretty Boy 2015
31min | Short, Drama | 4 February 2017 (USA)
‘Pretty Boy’ is a coming of age story of a young bullied teen, Sean, struggling with his sexuality and the hardships of high school. After his father finds some questionable magazines in his room, this devout Christian will go to any lengths to get his son to find the light and ‘perform’ the way a man should. Sean is introduced to Katie, a prostitute that understands the stigmas of modern society and helps him see the true light that is within him. ‘Pretty Boy’ is meant to inspire our youth to follow their hearts, to seek out their true family if ‘…the family they were born into isn’t the family they’re meant to be with.’
1h 29min | Drama | TV Movie 19 August 2011
Shy, sensitive gymnasium (high school)-outsider Jakob Moormann is miserably lacking immaterial support at home, where his strict father, uniformed cop Claas, and selfish mother are too busy breaking up to be there for him. Jakob focuses on class dream-girl Hannah, without much luck. His secret recording of himself masturbating gets into class bullies Henry and Erik’s hands through the mother’s thoughtlessness. The rascals blackmail Jakob and post the video on Internet. After a raging lecture phase, dad stands up for Jakob, but his life is already wrecked more than anyone realizes.
Rat-A-Tat 2 – The Next Conflict 2006
60 minutes | Comedy | 2006
When Danny Taylor gives 12 year old Markus Bauer the Action Man known as Sergeant Jeff Muscles, Markus has no idea of the adventures that he is about to be plunged into. Dealing with a couple of bullies is the least of his problems, soon he finds himself being chased by a gang of Chicago crooks and even being shot by one of them! Fortunately as Jeff says »Them bums couldn’t hit a barn if they were stood inside it« and Markus is only »creased« (again as Jeff puts it!).
The Tic Code 1999
R | 1h 31min | Drama | 1 June 2000 (Germany)
A 10 year old gifted boy wants to be a jazz pianist much to the chagrin of his more classical oriented piano instructor. With his mother’s help, he is an underage regular at a local nightspot, where he is teamed up with a sax superstar. Both come to learn that each suffers from Tourette’s Syndrome (thus the film title). The older man has developed mannerisms to cover up his own fallibilities and resents the boy and his mother’s acceptance of the disease.