PELHAM, N.Y. – The Picture House is hosting an advance screening of “The Boy” and post film Q&A with executive producer Tom Vitale Friday, Aug. 28 at 9 p.m.
It’s the summer of 1989 – 9-year-old Ted Henley (Jared Breeze) and his father John (David Morse) are the proprietors of The Mt. Vista Motel, a crumbling resort buried in the mountains of the American West. Since Ted’s mother left, John has drifted into despondency—leaving Ted to fend for himself. In this isolation, unchecked by the bounds of parenting, Ted’s darker impulses begin to manifest. The arrival of a mysterious drifter, William Colby (Rainn Wilson), captivates young Ted and the two form a unique friendship – setting the stage for Ted’s final, unnerving metamorphosis.
Vitale is a founding partner of Planet X Productions, a new production company specializing in high concept series and movies, with an emphasis on sci-fi, fantasy and horror. He has a 25-year track record of success in the television and movie business. Prior to launching Planet X Productions, he was most recently an EVP at NBC Universal’s Syfy and Chiller cable networks, where he worked for more than 20 years.
He was a member of the Leadership Teams for both networks, running Syfy’s programming department and managing all of Chiller’s day-to-day operations and development. During his tenure, he developed, commissioned and supervised dozens of original series and specials including the current hit “Z Nation.”
He was the driving force behind original series such as “Stargate SG-1,” “Stargate Atlantis,” “Continuum,” “Lost Girl,” “Olympus,” “Painkiller Jane,” “Flash Gordon” and the animated “Tripping the Rift” and the upcoming shows “Dark Matter” and “Slasher.”
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