The Radicalization of Jeff Boyd

A businessman, Jeff Boyd, dreams of living in Australia where his friend Morton, a crazy bakery shop owner, already has settled down. Morton keeps trying to persuade Jeff to come down soon and help him in his bakery. And Frank, who always lets Jeff stay at his place while he’s abroad, advises him, he should invest with Mr. Mueller from Marinin Resources Inc., a commodity trading firm. As Jeff signs the investment contract, he’s full of hope to leave the country with a pocket full of cash. But after a phone call with Mueller, he realizes that it’s not that easy. During a heavy argument with his boss at work, Jeff’s world collapses. That’s when he meets Wendy who's also in a delicate state. As they get to know each other, they discover being soulmates. Their common worries about the world and what it develops into comes more and more to light. They want to make a change and develop a dangerous plan.

  • Uwe Schwarzwalder
    Director
  • Uwe Schwarzwalder
    Writer
  • Uwe Schwarzwalder
    Producer
    A Tangled Web
  • Brian Pinkus
    Producer
  • Zarina Tadjibaeva
    Producer
  • Sascha Dikov
    Producer
  • Frank Luchs
    Producer
  • Uwe Schwarzwalder
    Key Cast
    A Tangled Web
  • Yessica Sanchez
    Key Cast
  • Zarina Tadjibaeva
    Key Cast
  • Joerg Reichlin
    Key Cast
  • Julian Booth
    Key Cast
  • Brian Pinkus
    Key Cast
  • Freigeist van Tazzy
    Key Cast
  • Leonard Kocan
    Key Cast
  • Patricia Sluka
    Key Cast
  • Uwe Schwarzwalder
    Editors
    A Tangled Web
  • Paco Periago
    Editors
  • Michael Klubertanz
    Composers
  • Paco Periago
    Composers
  • Brendan Gillespie
    Composers
  • Amanda Ply
    Composers
  • Brian Pinkus
    Cinematography
  • Uwe Schwarzwalder
    Cinematography
  • Project Type:
    Feature
  • Genres:
    Drama, Thriller
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 56 minutes 29 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 15, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    190,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Switzerland
  • Country of Filming:
    Germany, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States
  • Language:
    English, German, Russian
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital BMPCC
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2.39:1
  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Sofia Independent Film Festival
    Sofia
    Bulgaria
    November 5, 2017
    World Premiere
    Low and No Budget Category
  • Mindfield
    Los Angeles
    United States
    Silver: Best Film, Actor, Platinum: Score
  • Cinefest
    Los Angeles
    United States
    Semi-Finalist
  • Filmmaker of the Year
    Jakarta
    Indonesia
    Silver Award
  • Accolade Competition
    La Jolla
    United States
    Recognition and Merit Awards for Lead and Supporting Actors, Song "Fall" and Best Score
  • Moscow Independent Film Festival
    Moscow
    Russian Federation
    Red Square Award for Best Score and Best Actor
  • International Filmmaker Festival Nice
    Nice
    France
    France
    Selected
  • Oniros
    Aosta
    Italy
    Selected
  • $2 Dollar Film Festival

    United States
    Selected
  • International Independent Film Awards
    Los Angeles
    United States
    Gold: Leads and Supporting, Score, Silver: Film, Directing, Editing,
  • Calcutta International Cult Film Festival
    Calcutta
    India
    Best Lead, 2 Best Supporting, Best Edit, Achievement Lead, 2 Achievement Supporting, Achievement Cinematography
  • The Monkey Bread Tree Film Festival
    London
    United Kingdom
    Nominated
  • European Cinematography Awards
    Warsaw
    Poland
    Best Lead Actor
  • World Film Fair
    New York
    United States
    Nominated
  • Milan International Filmmaker Festival
    Milan
    Italy
    December 2, 2018
    Italy
    Best Feature Film
  • United International Film Festival
    Hollywood
    United States
    January 6, 2019
    California
    Best Lead Actor
  • Chambal International Film Festival
    Kota
    India
    January 12, 2019
    Rajasthan
    Best Director
  • Golden Fox Awards
    Calcutta
    India
    January 17, 2019
    Best Cinematography
  • Jaipur International Film Festival
    Jaipur
    India
    January 22, 2019
    Best Critics Film, Best European Film
  • London International Filmmaker Festival
    London
    United Kingdom
    February 22, 2019
    Best cinematography
  • North Europe International Film Festival
    London
    United Kingdom
    February 22, 2019
    Best Director
  • Actors Awards
    Los Angeles
    United States
    Best Actor
  • Crown Wood Film Festival
    Calcutta
    India
    Best Actor
  • South Europe Internatational Film Festival
    Valencia
    Spain
    May 10, 2019
    Best Lead Actor
  • West Europe International Film Festival
    Brussels
    Belgium
    August 22, 2019
    Best Original Screenplay
  • Wide Screen Film Festival
    Las Vegas
    United States
    September 26, 2019
    Best Feature Film Award
  • Global Taj International Film Festival
    Agra
    India
    November 17, 2019
    Best Actor Award
  • Tripvill International Film Festival
    Kolkatta
    India
    January 12, 2020
    Film Critic's Choice Award
  • East Europe Film Festival
    Warsaw
    Poland
    November 30, 2019
    Best Lead Actress Award
Distribution Information
  • Juice Distribution
    Country: Worldwide
  • Filmhub
    Country: Worldwide
Director Biography - Uwe Schwarzwalder

Uwe Schwarzwalder lives in Zurich and studies acting on a regular basis, mainly in Los Angeles and London. He appeared in many film and TV productions in the US and Europe, various short films, “Too late”, and starred in the newly released feature “A Tangled Web”.

The Radicalization of Jeff Boyd is his second film as an executive producer. He wrote the screenplay in Summer 2014 and filmed from March 2015 until February 2016. He edited the film in cooperation with 3 composers.

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Director Statement

“This is my first feature film as a director. I tried to bring out the essence in each actor respectively character and to stay truthful to the moment. Important to me was also the logical aspect of the story being told while trying to always keep the tension so to speak alive. Everything has to make sense, be believable, as it would be the real life. And it becomes the real life with weaknesses, vulnerabilities, inner thoughts, and objectives. Another important aspect to me was to package all in a minimalistic setting. Last but not least, to wrap it in musical themes which tell the underlying emotions, thrives and drama.”

"The film exposes the dilemmas in life about wrong and right choices we make, sticking to one and wanting more which eventually contradicts the law of life we all have experienced, like greediness, illusions, and unrealistic dreams. Different interests collide, as we see it only our way, until they clash, each having their own history: family matters, financial independence, wanting to change the world, and looking for the easy way out. Until we wake up and realize that it’s too late…"