A GOOD BOY (in development)

Format: Feature Film, 120 min, 4K
Genre: Psychological Drama

Director: Sven J. Matten
Casting: Jeremy Zimmermann

Log line:
A in his childhood abused transgender tries to tackle his adult life but even his closest friends can’t help to recover.

A GOOD BOY is an emotionally driven psychological drama movie, the new feature after the director’s latest success “Steel”, much like Krzysztof Kieślowski’s “Trois couleurs: Bleu” of his Three-Color-Trilogy films, with elements of contemporary television / streaming series like “Sex Education, “Gossip Girl” and “Grace & Frankie”, to be realized in fall 2020. An actor package with a talented not yet famous main character combined with a couple well known side actors is planned to be attached.

How to live a happy life while having all those demons inside after having successfully cut of your childhood full of abuse and violence?

Jan, a smart and athletic boy of about 8 years old, very thin and in a bad physical condition. Obviously, a victim of sexual child abuse. While escaping from a childhood of violence Jan gets seriously hurt in a car accidence. The driver, a mid-aged man and a long known “friend”, takes Jan with him and locks him into a storage room where he abuses Jan for about five more years. Jan’s body which has been damaged seriously at the car accident never fully heals as he never has a chance to consult a doctor.

At the age of about 13, Jan finally makes it to run away and ends up in a foster family which supports him to find a way back into life, to get education and to make his university MBA with magna cum laude.

But, however, that’s over, only the past: Today Jan, which is a newly given name as nobody knows his original roots, is an attractive tall and extraordinary thin man in his late 40s, a most attractive appearance, same as about 25 years ago in his early 20s where the main story starts: Even with the support of his new and strong social network, in core with his friends Sebastian, Olivier and Doctor T, and his ability to be highly functional in his business life what enables him to have a remarkable career he is not able ever to control his inner darkness. As he first time learns about his cancer disease in his mid-20s he can recover but finally the cancer returns and results in his death of which we can’t be sure if it’s really caused by natural reasons or if it’s not finally self-induced in a way. This story is inspired by several real events and focuses lesser on the violence during childhood as mostly on the results of child abuse in adult life. Even a perfect surrounding doesn’t help if the demons of the past are always tracing you. But anyway, Jan and his friends know how to have a good time!

Factsheet A GOOD BOY