Fox Entertainment’s AVOD platform continues to push original content with the Feb. 8 announcement that it will debut on Feb. 12 the 2020 Sundance Film Festival selection Beast Beast, written and directed by Danny Madden, based on his short-film Krista, and executive produced by Alec Baldwin.
The movie, also the 2020 Audience Award and Georgia Film Award winner at the Atlanta Film Festival, chronicles the lives and trauma surrounding three people living in a southern town.
“We’re proud to support talented filmmakers like the Beast Beast team as we expand our growing indie library with premium titles and help these incredible films reach broader audiences,” CCO Adam Lewinson said in a statement.
Beast Beast is set in a quiet southern town, where popular and charismatic theater kid Krista (Shirley Chen) finds herself increasingly drawn to Nito (Jose Angeles), the new student in her high school who catches her attention with his impressive skating videos. The two share an easy rapport and quickly grow close. Unbeknownst to her, their lives and that of her gun-loving neighbor, Adam (Will Madden), will soon become intertwined — until they reach a breaking point. The movie also stars Courtney Dietz (Queen America) and Daniel Rashid (Being Frank).
Beast Beast captures what it means to come of age in an era marked by technology and social media, where violent clashes awaken dormant passions and teenagers are faced with growing up all too quickly.
Beast Beast was an official selection at SXSW and also received the Grand Jury Prize at Champs-Elysees Film Festival’s U.S. In Progress. Produced in association with Baldwin’s company, Persona Entertainment, the film is also executive produced by Casey Bader and Jim Cummings with Benjamin Wiessner, Matt Miller and Tara Ansley serving as producers. Kristian Zuniga serves as Director of Photography.
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