Dream Boy

Synopsis: Shy and withdrawn, Nathan (played by Stephan Bender) is new to his school, unusually smart (a grade ahead) and the silent tension at home nearly unbearable. Mom, Dad, and Nathan have moved constantly, town after town, landing, inexplicably, in god-fearing "St. Francesville". Roy (played by the multi-talented Max Roeg), a year older than Nathan, confident and hard-working, drives the bus to their school while a friendship blooms between them into a relationship that is fraught with confusion and yearning. But secrets pick at the relationship, the unspoken rules of their angst-driven interactions unravel as Nathan's world again comes crashing inwards. Tension crescendos as shame and terror, stress and disaster all compete to immobilize and destroy both of their worlds.
Genre: Drama, Romance
Director(s): James Bolton
Production: Regent Releasing
  2 wins.
88 min

Welcome. I hope

you'll come back to us.

We will.

Thank you, Brother.

So nice to meet you.

You too, sir.

What is it?


[Engine turns over]

We used to live

in Lake Charles,

but my dad got a job

where he moves around a lot.

We live by the lake on Poke's Road.

Well, welcome, Nathan.

And thank you.

It doesn't look like your daddy's

gonna make it home for dinner.

Father, we come to You

in the name of Jesus.

We pray for each other's needs

as we know them to be,

and, Father, as you know them to be.

Give us the courage and ability

to be a strong witness for You.

Why don't you come sit up here?

I got so much stuff to do

on top of my homework,

I'm about to go crazy.

You have to work?

I got chores to do for my dad.

I got a prayer group meeting

at church.

And I got this paper to write

in English,

and I don't want to.

I'm good at that kind of stuff.

You are?

I like English.

Well, I'll come over later,

and you can help me.

It's about railroads.

The paper is.

I could help you

with some other stuff, like math.

I'm pretty good at math.


See ya.


[Horse neighs]

Yeah, I wanna go.

I like Brother Will.

I like him better

than Preacher Rutherford.

All he does is talk about sinners

and going to hell.

I'm tired.

I was dancing all day.

You gotta let me come

watch you practice some time.

You want a ride?


We should probably go.

All right.

[Engine turns over]

You sure it's okay?

Yeah, I was just

finishing up my homework

while you were doing your chores.

Mrs. Johnson says

you skipped a grade.

You're supposed to be

pretty good at English,

even if you are younger than me.

I just hate to write stuff.

I like it okay.

I copied this down

from the World Book Encyclopedia.

There's a lot of information here.

You should really

narrow down your topic.

What about just "steam engines"?

All right.

I thought you boys might want

something to drink.

Thank you, Ma'am.

I guess I ought to be embarrassed,

getting a kid like you

to help me with my homework.

I take English with the juniors.

That's just one grade below you.

I'm not a kid.

Why, I didn't mean it bad.

I just mean you're a bit

younger than me, that's all.

I appreciate the help.

You'll like living out here

in the summertime.

It's real peaceful.

Nobody comes around.

Is it okay to walk in the woods?

Yeah, I go out there all the time.

There's some great places out there.

Camping grounds,

Indian burial mounds.

There's even a haunted house

and stuff.

I'll show you.

I bet you have a lot of work to do

because it's a farm.

Yeah. It's all outdoor stuff.

I like that.

What about you, Nathan?

Did you ever live on a farm before?

No. We lived in towns mostly before.

But my dad wanted to live

in the country this time.

So, why'd you move out here?

Nobody moves to St. Francisville.

Well, my dad got a job.

He's selling tractors in Shenandoah.

You sure do like this school stuff,

don't you?

It's all right, I guess.

I don't see how anyone

could like school.

Beats staying home all the time.

So you stay at home too much, huh?

We can fix that.


it's almost bedtime, sweetheart.

It's good.

Thanks, Nathan.

[Cow lows]

You want to hold on

to these for me?

Hey, Nathan.


Hey, my dad's got a new Marlin.

She got some real kick to her.

We should check it out this weekend.

Do us some deer huntin'.

You ever been huntin' before,



You should come.

Even if you don't kill anything,

hunting's fun.

We should go out for the whole

weekend and camp out.

I mean, we've been talking

about going campin'.

Yeah, it's all been talk

'cause someone can't get away

from the girlfriend for a weekend,

spend time with his buddies.

Yeah, you're the hold up, Roy.

What do you say?

[Bell rings]


See ya.

[Door closes]

I told you I was coming.

Did you forget?


Algebra's simple. You learn to work

from both sides of the equation.

So, Mr. Sawyer's department store

sells socks,

six pair for $1.97.

How many nickels in $1.97

if you have four quarters,

six dimes, and two pennies?

Well, first you subtract.

Then you divide

to find the value of x.

There's a graveyard over yonder.

Can we go there?

You sure you want to?

I want to.

The Kennicutts used to own

all this land,

that's what people say.

There were two

Kennicutt plantations,

one that burned down,

and another one off in the woods.

Why is it called Poke's Road?

Poke's Road stretches a long way.

There must have been some Pokes

on it once upon a time.

Bring my books in the morning.

I'm going on home.

Where'd you go?

Out back.

There's a graveyard out there.

By yourself?

No, with the boy next door, Roy.

Oh. He's a nice boy.

There's a Western on the TV.

You ought to come watch it

with your dad.

No, sir.

All right. Go on to bed.


John chapter 13,

verses 21 through 26.

"Jesus was deeply troubled,

and He testified,

'One of you will betray Me.'

The disciples looked at one another,

at a loss as to whom He meant.

One of His disciples,

the one Jesus loved,

was reclining at His side.

John leaned back on Jesus' chest

and said,

'Master, who is it? '

Jesus answered,

'lt is the one to whom

I will hand the morsel

after I have dipped it.'

So he dipped the morsel,

and he handed it to Judas,

son of Simon the Iscariot."

Let us pray.

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James Bolton

James Bolton (1735 – 7 January 1799) was an English naturalist, botanist, mycologist, and illustrator. more…

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