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International Narrative Competition

BEAST BEAST

Year 2020
Runtime 85 mins
Language English
Canadian Premiere
Streaming Information
  • In-Cinema Only
In-Cinema Showtimes
Sep 25
8:00 PM Eau Claire 3

Preceded by the short film: LOST KINGS


In a quiet Southern town, popular and charismatic theatre-kid Krista finds herself increasingly drawn to Nito, the new kid at school who catches her attention with his impressive skating videos. The two share an easy rapport and quickly grow close, but, unbeknownst to Krista, their lives and that of her gun-loving neighbor, Adam, will soon become intertwined—until they reach a breaking point.

Writer/director Danny Madden's stylish, energetic debut feature (based on his short film KRISTA) realistically captures what it's like to come of age in a world where passions are inflamed by social media and the desire for instant gratification. Will Madden and Jose Angeles both deliver fine performances as young men grasping for an identity, but the spotlight belongs to Shirley Chen who effortlessly projects strength, vulnerability, and the uncontrollable joy that comes from first love.

Countries

United States
Festivals
Sundance Film Festival 2020
Director
Danny Madden
Executive Producer
Casey Bader, Alec Baldwin, Christine Caro, Jean-Marie Mazaleyrat
Producer
Tara Ansley, Jim Cummings, Matt Miller, William Pisciotta, Benjamin Wiessner
Screenwriter
Danny Madden
Cinematographer
Kristian Zuniga
Editor
David Brundige, Pete Ohs, Mari Walker
Music
Grant Meuers, Jackie Zhou
Cast
Shirley Chen, Will Madden, Jose Angeles, Courtney Dietz