The Conrad Boys (2006)
Director: Justin Lo
Writer: Justin Lo
Genre: Drama, Romance
Stars: Justin Lo, Booboo Stewart and Nick Bartzen
Captivating newcomer Justin Lo stars as Charlie Conrad, a 19-year-old history buff with the world on his shoulders. Following the death of his mother, Charlie sets aside his college plans to raise his highly imaginative 9-year-old brother Ben (Boo Boo Stewart). Isolated from his peers, Charlie accepts his responsibility yet secretly yearns for the freedom and romance associated with youth.
Charlie suddenly gets his chance when he meets Jordan Rivers (Nick Bartzen), a charismatic drifter and fellow lost soul. The two of them hit it off immediately, and they soon embark on a tumultuous romance that gives Charlie a taste of the freedom he’s been craving. Just as their relationship intensifies, however, Charlie’s long-absent father, Doug (Barry Shay), returns to town with his own plans to take care of Ben.
Caught in a struggle for Ben and eager to hold on to Jordan, Charlie must finally search his soul and make momentous decisions regarding the future of his family. Written and directed by first-time filmmaker Justin Lo, THE CONRAD BOYS is a deeply personal and heartfelt story that will stay with you for a long time to come.