“New Boy took us on a complete emotional journey. It was moving, funny and powerful”.
Tribeca Film Festival Jury
(Lili Taylor, Molly Shannon, Mario Batali, Christine Lahti, Zac Posen)
"I liked this a lot. Fresh and extremely well made. The little girl in it should do ‘Little Miss Sunshine 2’ set in Dublin. I loved her."
Sir Alan , Awarding Judge at Dingle Film Festival.
(Mississippi Burning, Evita, The Life of David Gayle)
"The portrayal of the characters’ feelings touched us and swept us along and the reminder of Joseph’s earlier homeland gave us a realistic insight into his former life as well as his feelings."
The Kinderjury Generation Kplus, Berlinale.
“Based on a short story by Roddy Doyle, Steph Green’s masterful film looks at 9-year-old African immigrant Joseph’s first day of class at an Irish school, where he is welcomed with something less than open arms. In eleven short minutes, Green contrasts the boy’s first day at school with the rather startling experiences that brought him there.”
New York Magazine
"The jury highly commends the film New Boy for the mature performance of the young actors, witty dialogue and impressive story telling, including some brilliantly conceived, designed and filmed African settings."
Jury, Belfast Film Festival