Rated Super 8

From iAfrica:

The casting of the young filmmakers is a masterstroke. These kids aren't meant to be Disney cutouts – they're cheeky, loud, swear like troopers and are obsessed with blood, explosions and death… In other words, they're real boys. Super 8's star is not the aspiring director, as one would expect, but rather the gentle, quiet Joe Lamb (marvellously portrayed by newcomer Joel Courtney), who is the film's make-up artist and who is struggling to come to terms with the death of his mother.

Joel Courtney