Beast Beast

Nito, a teenager who loves skateboarding, is the new kid at a high school in the Southern United States. That’s where he meets Krista, a charismatic and outgoing student who needs inspiration to perform a play. Nito’s confident and determined, and he’s starting a new life in the neighborhood, making up for the absence of his parents with friends from the street. At the same time, Adam, a boy obsessed with firearms, realizes that his videos need more explicit content if he wants to be able to live off his own material.

 

Jim Cummings (Thunder Road), a well-known face of American indie cinema, took Danny Madden’s multi-award-winning short film Krista (2018) and turned it into the feature film Beast Beast. Here, Madden directs with great intention and energy an overwhelming reflection on growing up in a world full of insecurities, in a country where street violence can escalate rapidly, in a society marked by social media and self-image. The way in which the narration opens towards the viewers leads us to experience the unfolding drama from very close: we understand the events, since we have been in the shoes of all the characters. We are facing a triptych set in Donald Trump’s America where many people are forced to grow up too fast and where many others see their dreams prematurely broken.

You may also like

Kendra and Beth

Tickets Kendra and Beth Beth (Kate Lyn Sheil) is a shy and stoic girl who works as the only female employee in a sausage factory. Her life consists of taking care of her sick mother, putting up with sexual puns from her coworkers, watching Julia...

Sophie Jones

Tickets Trailer Tickets Sophie Jones Filmmaker Jessie Barr surprises us with her authentic coming-of-age directorial debut about a 16-year-old girl's rebellious journey after a traumatic loss. Barr casts her teenage cousin Jessica in the lead role, surrounded by a group of young actors and actresses...

Poser

Tickets Poser Lennon (Sarah Achor) wants to be part of Columbus’ underground music scene, especially the band The Witch Siren, made up of Bobbi Kitten and Z Wolf. To get closer to them, she starts a podcast about the unknown artists in her city. To...

Credits

Year: 2020
Runtime: 85′
Country: USA
Direction: Danny Madden
Screenplay: Danny Madden
Cast: Shirley Chen, Will Madden, José Ángeles
Cinematography: Kristian Zuniga
Genre: Drama
Subtitles: Zinebi, Pau Velasco Martínez
Contact: Vanishing Angle

Wins & Nominations

2020: Sundance Film Festival

2020: Atlanta Film Festival – Best Feature