Feature film project based on the play by Christopher Kyle
Directed by Steve Umberger

The award-winning Boca is a dark comedy about, as one critic said, "a disjointed and randomly violent American landscape." Christopher Kyle also wrote the screenplays  for Oliver Stone's Alexander, as well as K-19: The Widowmaker with Harrison Ford, and Serena with Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper.

"For my money, Boca is the best written script of the year. It's disturbing but it's also funny. The central question -- what does family really mean? -- resonates in every relationship. Not only does it make you laugh, it makes you think."
Bill Bly, Director, Stanley Drama Award

Development short

Originally produced by Charlotte Repertory Theatre (New play festival and world premiere)

Development short with the cast of the stage producton: Randell Haynes, Rebecca Koon, Brian Taylor
Directed by Steve Umberger

"Take Salvador Dali, marry him to Son of Sam, and you get Boca, a wild ride across a randomly violent American landscape that is littered with gun shops and Waffle Houses,biker mags and Pepperoni sticks...Hysterical but troubling..Funny and of the best plays the (Rep) festival has ever produced."
Charlotte Observer

Christopher Kyle's credits include the screenplays for Oliver Stone's Alexander, Serena starring Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper, and two films by frequent collaborator Kathryn Bigelow: K19: The Widowmaker starring Harrison Ford and Liam Neeson, and The Weight of Water with Sean Penn. Kyle's plays include Plunge and The Monogamist, both of which premiered off-Broadway at Playwrights Horizons. His work has been presented at New York Theatre Workshop, Primary Stages, Seattle Rep, McCarter Theatre, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Ensemble Studio Theatre, N.Y. Stage & Film, Naked Angels, Asolo Theatre and many others.

Steve Umberger has directed / produced / developed plays and film/video projects for many companies including People's Light (Philadelphia), York Theatre Co (NY), and Florida Studio Theatre. Premieres include Boca, The Deer and the Antelope Play, Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Jersey Lily, and Beth Henley's Signature. He was Founder/Artistic Director of Charlotte Repertory Theatre (LORT), where the creative team included Tony, Emmy, and Academy Award winning artists. Recent film/television directing includes the Acting Our Age series and the documentary Call Me by My Name.

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