READ MORE: Watch: Exclusive ‘King Jack’ Clip Teases Tribeca Coming-of-Age Drama
The tender coming-of-age film “King Jack” was easily one of the big breakouts of the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival, where it won the Audience Award for Narrative Feature. During one of Indiewire and Apple’s Tribeca Talks at the Apple Store in Soho, Manhattan, writer-director Felix Thompson joined the cast to talk about the project and reminisce on the meaning of childhood.
Marking Thompson’s feature-length debut, “King Jack” is the story of a 15-year-old delinquent stuck in a run-down small town. Trapped in a violent feud with a cruel older bully and facing another bout of summer school, the boy’s life takes an unexpected turn when his younger cousin comes to stay with him for the weekend after his aunt falls ill.