From a screenplay by Shia LaBeouf, based on his own experiences, award-winning filmmaker Alma Har’el brings to life a young actor’s stormy childhood and early adult years as he struggles to reconcile with his father through cinema and dreams. Fictionalizing his childhood’s ascent to stardom, and subsequent adult crash-landing into rehab and recovery, Har’el casts Noah Jupe and Lucas Hedges as Otis Lort, navigating different stages in a frenetic career. LaBeouf takes on the daring and therapeutic challenge of playing a version of his own father, an ex-rodeo clown and a felon. Artist and musician FKA twigs makes her feature-film debut, playing neighbor and kindred spirit to the younger Otis in their garden-court motel home. Har’el’s feature narrative debut is a one-of-a-kind collaboration between filmmaker and subject, exploring art as therapy and imagination as hope.


Best Picture

Brian Kavanaugh-Jones, p.g.a.
Daniela Taplin Lundberg, p.g.a.
Anita Gou
Christopher Leggett, p.g.a.
Alma Har'el, p.g.a.

Best Directing

Alma Har'el

Best Original Screenplay

Shia LaBeouf

Best Actor In A Leading Role

Noah Jupe

Best Actor In A Supporting Role

Shia LaBeouf, Lucas Hedges

Best Cinematography

Natasha Braier, ASC, ADF

Best Film Editing

Mónica Salazar
Dominic LaPerriere

Best Production Design

JC Molina (Production Designer)
Tatiana Van Sauter (Set Decorator)

Best Costume Design

Natalie O'Brien

Best Makeup And Hairstyling

Ken Diaz (Make-Up Department Head)
Lygia Orta, Laurene Alvarado (Key Make-Up Artists)
Anthony Wilson (Hair Department Head)
Rita Troy (Key Hairstylist)

Best Sound Editing

Brent Kiser (Supervising Sound Editor)
Andrew Twite (Sound Designer)

Best Sound Mixing

Oscar Grau-Martin (Production Sound Mixer)
Will Files, Brent Kiser (Re-recording Mixers)

Best Visual Effects

Martin Karlsson (Visual Effects Supervisor)

Best Original Score

Alex Somers

Official Trailer

Redband Trailer

Featurette: Directing



Written by Shia Labeouf