You can’t get any closer to a script than Shia LaBeouf did with Honey Boy. The story, which the actor began writing while he was in court-ordered rehab, toggles back and forth between a fictionalized version of LaBeouf at ages 12 and 22 — as a child actor under the supervision of his overbearing, alcoholic, ex-rodeo-clown father, and as a young action star who lands in rehab after a car crash. Moreover, LaBeouf chose to play his father, the cause of his diagnosed PTSD. – Source: American Cinematographer.
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To give a cinematic look to a film with a documentary approach (and a documentary filmmaker at its helm), cinematographer Natasha Braier relied on lighting the set with wireless dimmable RGB LEDs that allowed her to “deejay with light.”