A Film by Daniel Lafrentz

“A Boy Named Sue” started as an offhand thought while listening to Johnny Cash’s “Live at San Quentin”. But that offhand thought turned into the germ of an idea. Which turned into notes scribbled on a slip of paper, which in turn became a script, which in their turn became a film.

“A Boy Named Sue” is Daniel Lafrentz’s sixth film and was in every sense a collaborative and communal effort. The film was shot entirely on location between Lafayette and New Orleans, Louisiana with an extraordinarily talented, and entirely local cast and crew; with the exception of Daniel and fellow UCLA alum, cinematographer Dagmar Weaver-Madsen.

Louisiana is still frontier territory in regards to independent filmmaking. The project was given gracious support from the St. Martinville Parish School Board and Teche Elementary 4-H Club, Charity Hospital Cemetery in New Orleans and The Wild Salmon Tavern.

“A Boy Named Sue” was accepted as an official selection to the Los Angeles Short Film Festival and is currently submitted to several national and international film festivals around the world.

Cast and Crew

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Daniel Lafrentz

[Writer, Director and Producer] Raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, Daniel is a...

Alex DeMille

[Editor] DeMille grew up on Long Island, New York and received a BA in History from Yale...

Alex Perdikis

[Sue] Born in New York and residing Louisiana, nine year-old Alex caught the acting bug...

Daniel Walter

[Composer] Daniel Walter is a Los Angeles-based composer for film, television, and...

Christopher Berry

[Patrick] Native Texan and proud New Orleans transplant Christopher Berry is a veteran of...

Griff Furst

[Harry] Griff is an active writer, producer, and director. Mr. Furst also serves as a...

Dagmar Weaver-Madsen

[Cinematographer] Dagmar Weaver-Madsen was recently awarded the ASC William A. Fraker...