Beau Is Afraid

21 April 2023, , ,

From his darkest fears comes the greatest adventure.


A paranoid man embarks on an epic odyssey to get home to his mother.

Cast & Crew


Ari Aster


Ari Aster




Louis Craig

Special Effects Supervisor


Ann Ruark

Executive Producer

Ronald Gilbert

Production Manager

Luca Borghese



Claude La Haye

Production Sound Mixer

Costume & Make-Up

Colin Penman

Makeup Department Head

Alice Babidge

Costume Design


Erik Gosselin

Special Effects Makeup Artist

Fiona Crombie

Production Design

David Gaucher

Supervising Art Director

Fun Facts of Movie

  • Speculation is that this film is a full length version of writer/director’s prior short film “Beau”, now as “Beau Is Afraid”. A 2014 draft script of the full length version has been circulated on the internet and is widely admired and anticipated by fans of the writer/director.
  • Described by Ari Aster as a “zonky nightmare comedy”.
  • The film was originally titled “Disappointment Boulevard” but was changed to “Beau Is Afraid”.
  • Ari Aster’s “Beau Is Afraid”, starring Joaquin Phoenix, reportedly cost $60M to produce, making it A24’s biggest production to date.
  • Longtime Aster collaborator Billy Mayo was speculated to play in the lead role until his passing.
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