Boy A (2008)

Boy A
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 1hr 40mins.
Genres Drama, Crime, Adaptation, Foreign
Keywords childhood, murder, novel
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Andrew Garfield Actor Jack Burridge 1 1000001
Peter Mullan Actor Terry 1 1000002
Katie Lyons Actor Michelle 1 1000003
Shaun Evans Actor Chris 1 1000004
Jeremy Swift Actor Dave 1 1000005
Anthony Lewis Actor Steve 1 1000006
Alfie Owen Actor Eric Wilson 1 1000007
James Young Actor Zeb 1 1000008
Taylor Doherty Actor Philip Craig 1 1000009
Skye Bennett Actor Angela 1 1000010
Siobhan Finneran Actor Kelly 1 1000011
Victoria Brazier Actor Teacher 1 1000012
Josef Altin Actor Bully 1 1000013
Paul-Michael Giblin Actor Photographer 1 1000014
Helen Wilding Actor Carol 1 1000015
Steven Pacey Actor Prosecution Barrister 1 1000016
Madeleine Rakic-Platt Actor Schoolgirl 1 1000017
Dudley Brewis Actor 2nd Bully 1 1000018
Leigh Symonds Actor Eric's Dad 1 1000019
Maria Gough Actor Eric's Mum 1 1000020
Carlene Hanson Actor Waitress 1 1000021
John Catterall Actor Man In Club 1 1000022
Tilly Vosburgh Actor Shopkeeper 1 1000023
Phil Rowson Actor Policeman 1 1000024
Luke Broughton Actor Policeman 1 1000025
Jared Garfield Actor Guy 1 1 1000026
Cyriack Stevenson Actor Court Officer 1 1000027
Tom Cottle Actor Reporter 1 1000028
Nathan Kershaw Actor Reporter 1 1000029
Josh Moran Actor Ticket Collector 1 1000030
Iris Sharples Actor Woman On Train 1 1000031
John Crowley Director n/a 2 2000001
Tally Garner Producer n/a 3 3000001
Nick Marston Producer n/a 3 3000002
Lynn Horsford Producer n/a 3 3000003
Liza Marshall Executive Producer n/a 174 3000004
Mark O'Rowe Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Jonathan Trigell Source Material (from novel: "Boy A") 120786 4000002
Kevin Jackson Unit Manager n/a 120832 5000001
Sue Calverley Line Producer n/a 161 5000002
Amanda Wasey Production Manager n/a 305 5000003
Daniel Winch Assistant Director n/a 163 5000004
Laura Coggan Assistant Director n/a 163 5000005
Gemma Nunn Assistant Director n/a 163 5000006
Helen De Winter Post-Production Supervisor n/a 120796 5000007
Helene Lenszner Location Manager n/a 193 5000008
Emma Thomas Script Supervisor n/a 191 5000009
Stephen Cheers Location Scout n/a 311 5000010
James Muirhead Location Scout n/a 311 5000011
Claire Newton Assistant Location Manager n/a 194 5000012
Robert Hardy Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Roger Tooley Steadicam Operator n/a 232 6000002
John Taylor Steadicam Operator n/a 232 6000003
Dave Williamson Video Playback Playback 505 6000004
Laurie Sparham Photography Still Photographer 120835 6000005
Ed Miller Photography Still Photographer 120835 6000006
Matilda Smith Loader Clapper Loader 120956 6000007
Richie Donnelly Focus Puller n/a 332 6000008
Justin Lanchbury Film Lab Film Transfer Consultant 120850 6000009
Alan Pritt Film Lab Film Transfer Coordinator 120850 6000010
Andrew Dearnley Film Lab Digital Film Supervisor 120850 6000011
Aidan Farrell Colorist n/a 120920 6000012
Daniel Nightingale Camera Trainee n/a 120998 6000013
Daniel Nightingale Camera Assistant n/a 120867 6000014
Lucia Zucchetti Editor n/a 172 7000001
Tonia Cohen Negative Cutter Negative Checker(Reel Skill Film Cutting) 556 7000002
Marya Goga Editorial Assistant Editorial Administrator(For Channel Four) 120855 7000003
Paddy Cunneen Composer n/a 120836 8000001
Paul Higgs Music Musician 120781 8000002
Arthur Dick Music Musician 120781 8000003
Simon Allen Music Musician 120781 8000004
Joe Townshend Music Musician 120781 8000005
Steve Parr Music Re-Recording Mixer(Hear No Evil) 120781 8000006
Liz Gallacher Music Supervisor n/a 120872 8000007
Robin Carlsson Song ("With Every Heartbeart") 120859 8000008
Andreas Kleerup Song ("With Every Heartbeart") 120859 8000009
Chris Baker Song ("Floor Basics") 120859 8000010
Neil Claxton Song ("Floor Basics") 120859 8000011
Joseph Goddard Song ("The Warning") 120859 8000012
Alexis Taylor Song ("The Warning") 120859 8000013
Myles Macinnes Song ("Drop The Pressure") 120859 8000014
Chris Baker Song ("Sexiest Man In Jamaica") 120859 8000015
Neil Claxton Song ("Sexiest Man In Jamaica") 120859 8000016
Cecil Campbell Song ("Sexiest Man In Jamaica") 120859 8000017
Chris Baker Song ("Princess") 120859 8000018
Neil Claxton Song ("Princess") 120859 8000019
Gail Hebson Song ("Princess") 120859 8000020
Robin Carlsson Song Performer ("With Every Heartbeart") 120788 8000022
Andreas Kleerup Song Performer ("With Every Heartbeart") 120788 8000023
Hot Chip Song Performer ("The Warning") 120788 8000024
Mylo Song Performer ("Drop The Pressure") 120788 8000025
Prince Buster Song Performer ("Sexiest Man In Jamaica") 120788 8000027
Jon Henson Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Robert Wischhusen-Hayes Set Decorator n/a 165 9000002
Anita Gupta Set Decorator n/a 165 9000003
Andrea Hughes Art Director n/a 183 9000004
Caroline Barclay Art Director Standby Art Director 183 9000005
Susan Ross Scenic Artist n/a 745 9000006
David Ede Scenic Artist n/a 745 9000007
Gareth Cousins Assistant Art Director n/a 315 9000008
Fiona Weir Casting Director n/a 157 10000001
Alice Searby Casting Assistant n/a 177 10000002
Jeremy Kimberlin Executive Head Of Rights And Servicing(For Channel Four) 120806 11000001
Craig Dickson Executive (For Cuba Pictures) 120806 11000002
Colin Lewin Executive (For Cuba Pictures) 120806 11000003
Anna Davis Executive (For Cuba Pictures) 120806 11000004
Sarah McWhinney Executive (For Cuba Pictures) 120806 11000005
Selina Ukwuoma Executive (For Cuba Pictures) 120806 11000006
Ian Dodd Head of Production Director Of Production(The Farm) 120889 11000007
Sue Bruce-Smith Development Executive Commercial Development(Film4) 120807 11000008
Julian Day Costume Designer n/a 169 13000001
Shaida Day Costume Supervisor n/a 120895 13000002
Jane Marcantonio Costumes Costume Assistant 120828 13000003
Victoria Lambe Costumes Costume Trainee 120828 13000004
Janet Horsfield Makeup Artist Make-Up/Hair Artist 120801 13000005
Sarah Campbell Makeup Artist Make-Up/Hair Artist 120801 13000006
Juliet Jackson Makeup Artist Make-Up/Hair Artist 120801 13000007
Jessica Taylor Makeup Designer Make-up and Hair Designer 447 13000008
Graeme Stoten ADR ADR Record(Videosonics) 120912 14000001
Antonia Bates ADR/Dialogue Editor Dialogue Editor 120939 14000002
Chu-Li Shewring Assistant Sound Editor n/a 222 14000003
Jason Swanscott Foley Artist n/a 223 14000004
Jack Stew Foley Artist n/a 223 14000005
Paula Boram Foley Artist n/a 223 14000006
Owen Bleasdale Foley Recordist Foley Recordist/Editor 225 14000007
Andrew Stirk Rerecording Mixer n/a 120856 14000008
Gareth Llewellyn Rerecording Mixer Sound Re-Recording Mixer 120856 14000009
Christine Morton Sound Sound Trainee 120816 14000010
Dave Turner Sound Sound Project Coordinator(Videosonics) 120816 14000011
Justin Wilkinson Sound Engineer Sound Maintenance Engineer 120916 14000012
Jim Greenhorn Sound Mixer Production Sound Mixer 230 14000013
Paul Davies Supervising Sound Editor n/a 328 14000014
Ian Jackson Rigging Gaffer n/a 120937 15000001
Lee Howarth Rigging Electrician Stand By Rigger 120958 15000002
Richard Griffiths Grip n/a 365 15000003
Anthony Ward Grip n/a 365 15000004
Wayne Mansell Generator Operator Genny Operator 363 15000005
William Tracey Gaffer n/a 268 15000006
Tony Hughes Electrician n/a 450 15000007
Steve Gartside Electrician n/a 450 15000008
Elaine Harrison Production Accountant n/a 282 16000001
Claire Harrison Assistant Accountant n/a 120950 16000002
Shelley Latham Choreographer n/a 120803 17000001
Kathryn Williams Business Affairs Head Of Commercial Affairs(For Channel Four) 120792 18000001
Rebecca O’connor Business Affairs Commercial Affairs(For Channel Four) 120792 18000002
Bronwyn McConville Business Affairs to Commercial Affairs(For Channel Four) 120792 18000003
Hilary Stewart Business Affairs (For Channel Four) 120792 18000004
Jeremy Gawade Legal Services (Lee & Thompson) 120857 18000005
James Armitage Legal Services (Lee & Thompson) 120857 18000006
Natasha Pilbrow Legal Services (Lee & Thompson) 120857 18000007
Marianne Buckland Legal Services Legal Affairs(For Channel Four) 120857 18000008
Gareth Milne Stunt Coordinator n/a 120804 19000001
Gary Connery Stunt Coordinator n/a 120804 19000002
Ben Cooke Stunt Performer n/a 120981 19000003
Aldonio Freitis Stunt Performer n/a 120981 19000004
Justin Pearson Stunt Performer n/a 120981 19000005
Charlie Ramsey Stunt Performer n/a 120981 19000006
Andy Wareham Stunt Performer n/a 120981 19000007
Will Willoughby Stunt Performer n/a 120981 19000008
Kevin Smith Carpenter Standby Carpenter 529 21000001
Marti Consibee Catering Chef(All England Caterers) 120954 22000001
Alison Morrison Catering Chef(All England Caterers) 120954 22000002
Barney Jordan Visual Effects n/a 419 23000001
David Klafkowski Animation Director Technical Director(The Farm) 740 23000002
John Kerron Titles n/a 120825 23000003
Tony Henshaw Property Master Props Master 120805 24000001
William Cann Propman Prop Hand 120887 24000002
Paul Mitchell Propman Prop Hand 120887 24000003
Neil Glynn Props Standby Props 120817 24000004
Patrick Henshaw Props Dressing Props 120817 24000005
Craig Humphries Transportation Captain (Hcs Ltd) 272 25000001
Rachel Jones Production Secretary n/a 367 25000002
Jenny Winston Office Runner Runner 120988 25000003
Andrew Buglass Office Runner Floor Runner 120988 25000004
Julie Clyne Medic Paramedic 120966 25000005
Andrew Braithwaite Medic Paramedic 120966 25000006
Martin Koen Driver Prop Driver 273 25000007
Matt Evans Driver Camera Truck Driver(Hcs Ltd) 273 25000008
Andrew Devlin Driver Costume Truck Driver(Hcs Ltd) 273 25000009
Dave Armforth Driver Make Up Truck Driver(Hcs Ltd) 273 25000010
Paul McAlister Other Clips(For Channel Four) 120795 26000001
Julie Hodgson Tutor Chaperone 121034 26000002
Tracey Pearce Tutor Chaperone 121034 26000003
Valerie Jones Tutor Chaperone 121034 26000004
Tammy Gouldesbrough Tutor Chaperone 121034 26000005
Synopsis
Jack has a terrible secret. He is really the notorious Boy A who committed a terrible crime when he was just a child. Recently released from a juvenile prison, he enters a world he has never been part of. He is haunted by his grim past, and is more a boy than a man at 24. His caseworker Terry sees the good in him and does everything in his power to give Boy A a second chance. Boy A chooses the name Jack and is set up with a job, a home and the opportunity for a new life. He bonds with Chris and finds a girlfriend in Michelle, both co-workers who witness Jack's newfound compassion and loyalty. As relationships develop, he is torn between the deceit in concealing his past and the potential exoneration by revealing his crime. Jack no longer doubts his capacity to love and has more to lose than ever. He seeks Terry's approval to confess the truth to Michelle but is implored to keep his secret for fear of his own safety. Spending 14 years in prison has done nothing to persuade the public he's paid his dues. Accompanying his release is a widespread, media frenzy which re-ignites public indignation. The crime and trial are covered as current news and feed a hunger for revenge. Although Jack bears little resemblance to the young Boy A, it becomes increasingly clear that the past may be impossible to escape.