In this Film Courage video, BOUNDARIES writer/director Shana Feste and actors Vera Farmiga and Lewis MacDougall talk about making the movie.

Shana explains that her enjoyment of writing characters that are messy comes from the fact that as human beings, we’re all over the place.

For the actors, Vera and Lewis said that working on and knowing themselves as human beings helps to better inform their characters, as well as working with scene partners who want to take performances to another level.

BOUNDARIES opens in select theaters 6/22 from Sony Pictures Classics.

Film’s Synopsis (from Sony Pictures Classics):

The more LAURA (Vera Farmiga) tries to set boundaries in her life, the faster those lines are crossed. Her 12-year-old son HENRY (Lewis MacDougall) is in trouble again at school. Her own penchant for adopting stray dogs and cats threatens to overwhelm their Seattle home. And her phone keeps ringing with calls she refuses to pick up—from her estranged father JACK (Christopher Plummer). Maybe Jack will stick around. For Laura, the chance to accept, forgive, and heal will never go away.

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