26th Apr2016

2016 Tribeca Film Festival: ‘Poor Boy’

by Catherina Gioino

At your wit’s end and you have nowhere else to go, what do you do? Obviously, you become a thief and a robber, and eventually become so good at that that now other con-men start coming to you for help and you start robbing them.

Much easier said than done, at least what the cast of Poor Boy can agree with. First time director Robert Scott Wildes shows off his directing chops in Poor Boya film that follows two brothers as they continue a series of robberies in order to survive – until one day they come across a woman who threatens their home and livelihood. Faced with trouble with the law and with other con-men, the two brothers resort to making the greatest heist of all as they try to get away scot-free.

The film stars Michael Shannon as Blayde Griggs, Amanda Crew as Charlene Rox, Justin Chatwin as Jackie Clean, Lou Taylor Pucci as Romeo Griggs, Dov Tiefenbach as Samson Griggs, and Dale Dickey as Deb Chilson. Set in the desert as the brothers head to California, this eclectic ensemble sure does resemble a getaway movie. With Pucci and Tiefanbach playing brothers in this movie as well as costarring in You Above All, we can be sure to expect onscreen chemistry between the two of them.

We got the chance to interview several of the actors and Wildes himself, who also co-wrote the film. Check out the interviews below.

Robert Scott Wildes:

Amanda Crew:

Dov Tiefanbach:

Amy Ferguson:


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