Cameron Boyce’s final film Runt will be released this fall, hitting theaters and VOD.
According to Deadline, the movie tells the story of a group of neglected and misguided high-school seniors who are pulled into a downward cycle of violence when the adults in their lives fail them. The talented late actor portrays Cal, a high-school teenager, who after a troubling incident takes a stand, resulting in devastating consequences.
“This film is very important in the climate we live in today,” said Cameron Boyce’s parents, Victor and Libby Boyce in an interview with the popular outlet. “Cameron was incredibly proud of this film, and we believe his powerful performance will resonate deeply with all his fans throughout the world.”
Runt’s producers added, “We are grateful to be working with 1091 Pictures, which understands the relevance and power of this story. We have also partnered with The Cameron Boyce Foundation and its Wielding Peace initiative to promote peace instead of violence and spread awareness of the consequences of gun violence. We are excited for audiences to see this powerful and thrilling picture.”
The film also stars Nicole Elizabeth Berger, Aramis Knight, Brianna Hildebrand, Cyrus Arnold, Jason Patric, Charlie Gillespie and Tichina Arnold.
This is the first feature from William Coakley. Runt was written by Coakley, along with Christian Van Gregg and Armand Constantine. The film was produced by Carl Rumbaugh and Gregory Thomas. Runt premiered at the 2020 Mammoth Film Festival, where it received the Audience Award for Best Feature Film.
Boyce, who was known as the star of the Disney Channel’s Descendants franchise, died in July 2019 following an epileptic seizure.
The Cameron Boyce Foundation was founded upon the actors death to continue his philanthropic legacy. The foundation aims to raise awareness and research money for epilepsy and SUDEP (Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy) through digital campaigns and programmatic partnerships. Additionally, the foundation focuses on putting an end to gun violence and the global water crisis.