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An Arkansas Teen Looks to Unravel a Kidnapping in ‘Poor Mama’s Boy’

An Arkansas Teen Looks to Unravel a Kidnapping in 'Poor Mama's Boy'

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Poor Mama’s Boy

Logline: Set in rural Arkansas, Poor Mama’s Boy tells the story of a neglected 17-year-old who is suspected in the disappearance of a young girl, but soon discovers the truth may sacrifice the only thing he holds dear… his family.

Elevator Pitch: 
17 year old Wesley Shipman has always been a quiet boy. After his mother leaves to be with her boyfriend, Wesley’s uncle takes him in and provides a stable life. Things start to look up for Wesley when he meets Adelia, a young girl drawn to Wesley’s quiet disposition. What starts out as an innocent encounter quickly veers into darkness when Adelia goes missing and all eyes are on Wesley… but the quiet boy ain’t talkin’. The Ozark Mountains serve as a backdrop for this chilling Southern tale about how far a young man is willing to go for family.

Production Team:
Writer/Director: Dalton Coffey
Producers: Clyde Teel & Dalton Coffey
Executive Producer: Rob Stiff
Cinematographer: Dalton Coffey

About the Film:
Being from the South, I grew up in a culture where “You do things for family.” When I set out to make Poor Mama’s Boy, I asked the question: how far is too far? In the beginning, it was chance to tell a Southern tale the way I would tell it. In the end, it became a Southern tale the way I might live it.

Current Status: Post Production Sound Mix & Color Correction.

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