Could you draw Timothée Chalamet or Steve Carell in Beautiful Boy?

Enter our latest creative brief inspired by this touching family drama.

Little White Lies

We’re big fans of Timothée Chalamet and Steve Carell here at LWLies (you may recall Chalamet was the cover star of our Call Me by Your Name issue last summer). As such, we’re looking forward to the release of Felix Van Groeningen’s Beautiful Boy, which sees Carell and Chalamet take on the roles of father and son David and Nic Sheff, whose relationship is tested during Nic’s battle with methamphetamine addiction.

When the film premiered at Toronto Internation Film Festival we called it “a triumph of performance and emotional nuance”, and on 18 January you can see it for yourselves in UK cinemas. To celebrate, we’re setting a new creative brief, with some excellent prizes.

The Brief

For this brief, we’d like you to send us an original illustrated portrait of either Timothée Chalamet or Steve Carell as they appear in Beautiful Boy. Your entry can be as simple or as intricate as you like, but it must incorporate at least one of the following colours:

To help get you started, we’ve embedded the official UK trailer and quad poster below. Here’s the official synopsis:

Starring Academy Award® nominees Steve Carell (Foxcatcher, The Big Short) and Timothée Chalamet (Call Me by Your Name), Beautiful Boy is a deeply moving portrait of a family’s unwavering love and commitment to each other in the face of their son’s addiction and his attempts at recovery. As Nic repeatedly relapses, the Sheffs are faced with the harsh reality that addiction is a disease that does not discriminate and can hit any family at any time.

From the producers of Moonlight and 12 Years a Slave, and adapted from David and Nic Sheff’s best-selling memoirs by BAFTA Award winner Luke Davies (Lion), Beautiful Boy is a searingly honest account of the ways addiction can destroy lives and the power of love to rebuild them.

The Prize

There will be one main winner and five runners-up for this competition. The main winner will receive a one-year subscription to Little White Lies magazine, a copy of David Sheff’s memoir ‘Beautiful Boy’, a copy of Nic Sheff’s memoir ‘Tweak’, a DVD bundle, a Beautiful Boy poster and a print of their artwork, as well as a pair of tickets to watch the film at a Curzon cinema of their choosing.

The runners-up will receive a copy of David Sheff’s memoir ‘Beautiful Boy’, a copy of Nic Sheff’s memoir ‘Tweak’, a DVD bundle, and a Beautiful Boy poster. In addition, all six winners will have their artwork displayed at Curzon Soho in London to celebrate the film’s release.

How to Enter

All entries must be produced at A3 portrait (297 x 420 mm) size. Submit your design with the subject line ‘Beautiful Boy creative brief’ to The deadline for entries is midnight on Saturday 12 January.

You can also send us your entry via Twitter or Instagram by tagging @LWLies, but be sure to email us a hi-res version of your entry as well. Please remember to include your full name so we know who to credit. Good luck!

Terms & Conditions

1. Competition open to residents of UK aged 15 years or over, with the exception of those related to employees of the Promoter, their families, agents and anyone else connected with this promotion. Proof of age may be required.
2. Entries must be received on before midnight GMT on Saturday 12 January. The Promoter accepts no responsibility for any entries that are incomplete, illegible, corrupted or fail to reach the Promoter by the relevant closing date for any reason. Proof of sending is not proof of receipt. Entries via agents or third parties are invalid. Entries become the property of the Promoter and are not returned.
3. Of the entries received before the deadline, one overall winner will be selected.
4. In the event of unforeseen circumstances, the Promoter reserves the right (a) to substitute alternative prizes of equivalent or greater value and (b) in exceptional circumstances to amend or foreclose the promotion without notice. No correspondence will be entered into.
5. The prize for the winner is a one-year subscription to Little White Lies magazine, a copy of David Sheff’s memoir Beautiful Boy, Nic Sheff’s memoir Tweak, a DVD bundle, a Beautiful Boy poster, a print of the winner’s artwork, and a pair of tickets to watch the film at a Curzon cinema of their choice. Five runners-up will receive a prize package including David Sheff’s memoir Beautiful Boy, Nic Sheff’s memoir Tweak, a DVD bundle, and a Beautiful Boy poster.
6. The winner will be notified via email.
7. To obtain details of the winners please email stating the name of the prize, and the subject line ‘Beautiful Boy creative brief’ four weeks after the closing date.
8. By entering this competition, all entrants consent to the transfer of their personal data to the Promoter for the purposes of the administration of this prize draw.
9. All work must be entirely original and the entrant’s own.
10. By entering the competition each entrant agrees to be bound by these terms and conditions. The Promoter is The Church of London, 71a Leonard Street, EC2A 4QS.

Published 17 Dec 2018

Tags: Beautiful Boy Felix Van Groeningen Steve Carell Timothée Chalamet

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