Ten minutes into The True Adventures of Wolfboy, we were triggered. You see, I usually shut off movies about bullying and Rob is super self-conscious about his body hair (he has the perfect amount of body hair), so when a young kid with hypertrichosis gets verbally abused by some douchebags at a carnival, tensions were high.
About The True Adventures of Wolfboy
The True Adventures of Wolfboy follows a young boy named Paul (Jaeden Martell) who has hypertrichosis, an affliction which causes you to grow hair, everywhere. He’s living a somewhat sheltered life with his Dad (Chris Messina), who is encouraging him to face society, but not necessarily pushing him the right ways. I love the idea that he wants so much for his kid to be strong and feel confident, but his approach really does just feel like he’s throwing him to the wolves (yea, I know what I said). Desperate to find a place where he doesn’t feel so ostracized, his Dad searches out a boarding school for “unique children”. In response, Paul runs off in search of his estranged mother (Chloe Sevigny) and answers to his family history. Along the way, Paul’s experiences lead him to relationships that begin to shape a new perspective.
About our interview with Martin Krejčí
The most nervous we get for any interview is in the 3 seconds between when you see that the interviewee has joined the meeting, but not yet started their camera. There’s this flash of self-doubt where you think “oh gawd, what if they think my face is weird, or that my hair is weird, or worse what if they think I look like a BORING MOM THAT DOESN’T KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT MOVIES.” While I feel that way right before all interviews, these feelings are particularly ironic for talking about The True Adventures of Wolfboy.
Martin Krejčí studied documentary filmmaking at Prague’s prestigious Academy of Performing Arts before going on to hone his craft on countless critically acclaimed advertising projects. As a result he was named as one of the top ten advertising directors in the world.
Martin is a visual conductor who orchestrates many disciplines through his work, and pushes the possibilities of any given script. His keen curiosity and theatrical influences have allowed him to experiment, perfect and surprise us throughout his career – reminding us that film-making is truly an art form.
I’ll also report that at no point in our chat, did I get the sense that he thought my face and hair were weird.
We hope you enjoy our conversation with Martin Krejčí and getting a behind the scenes look at the making of The True Adventures of Wolfboy.
The True Adventures of Wolfboy is scheduled to be released on October 30, 2020, by Vertical Entertainment.
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