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Production Designer Jc Molina On The Beauty & Intensity Of ‘Honey Boy,’ A Piece Of Art That Allowed Him To Work Through His Own “Daddy Issues”

Production Designer Jc Molina On The Beauty & Intensity Of ‘Honey Boy,’ A Piece Of Art That Allowed Him To Work Through His Own “Daddy Issues”

A production designer known for his work in the commercial world, and on high-end music videos for the likes of Beyoncé and P!nk, Jc Molina had his work cut out for him on Honey Boy, helping to define a visual approach to a film where incredibly raw memory and gorgeous fantasy would collide.

Written by actor Shia Labeouf as part of court-mandated therapy, Honey Boy examines the turbulent childhood and early adult years of an actor’s life, as he struggles to reconcile with his father, an alcoholic ex-rodeo clown whose abuse and neglect were both intensely felt from a young age.

Approaching the first narrative feature of Alma Har’el with a cinematic eye and avant-garde flare, prepared to be unprepared for what would transpire everyday on set—with Labeouf playing his own father, shortly after being diagnosed with severe Pstd—Molina says that the Honey Boy shoot was

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