If you were able to watch Honey Boy after its U.S. premiere on November 8, you are probably feeling all the feels right now. Lucky for you, the Honey Boy podcast exists, and you can access it through all podcast platforms.
This unscripted podcast series is a powerful behind the scenes look at the process and journey of bringing the film to life. With episodes hosted by director Alma Har’el and guest filmmakers David Lowery and Vanessa Kirby, the series features in depth discussions with the stars as they deep dive into the films' themes and their own personal experiences.
The Honey Boy podcast is more than just a journey inside the movie, but an open door towards much needed conversations about healing, the effects of toxic masculinity and telling stories from fresh perspectives.
Produced by IHEARTCOMIX, the Honey Boy podcast is released and distributed by QCODE. A new episode will launch each week through November. You can watch the live trailer for the series here and subscribe to episodes at Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you find your podcasts.
Background on HONEY BOY
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.