This August, Gravitas Ventures, a Red Arrow Studios company, is set to release Sam Zalutsky’s revenge thriller Seaside this August. The film is Zalutsky’s second feature film, following his psychological horror movie You Belong to Me, for which he was shortlisted for the Independent Spirit Award’s Someone to Watch Award.
Seaside stars Tony nominee Ariana DeBose in her feature film debut. An original cast member in Broadway’s Hamilton, DeBose will be seen next as Anita in Steven Spielberg’s highly anticipated remake of West Side Story. Also featured in the film are Broadway stars Matt Shingledecker (Rent, Les Misérables), Steffanie Leigh (Mary Poppins), and Sharon Washington (The Scottsboro Boys, Joker).
“Set amidst the dangerous beauty of the Oregon Coast, Seaside follows Daphne (DeBose), who moves in with her boyfriend, Roger (Shingledecker), when he inherits his childhood beach house. The two decide to start a family and a new life but when they run into Susanna (Leigh), a local who works at the arcade, Daphne realizes that Roger hasn’t been completely honest about his romantic past. Now, Daphne must risk everything to fight for her relationship and even her life.”
Like the ever-shifting line between the calm sands and the roiling sea, SEASIDE is a revenge thriller that explores the tension between how we act on the surface and the conflicting thoughts and impulses bubbling up in all of us” said Zalutsky. “I’m so excited to partner with Gravitas Ventures, a leader in connecting entertaining genre films with audiences itching to see something fresh and new.”
Seaside was both written and directed by Sam Zalutsky and is produced by Zalutsky, Alyssa Roehrenbeck, and Kevin Corstange. Paul Sahai serves as executive producer. The cinematography was by Philip A. Anderson with editing by Maeve O’Boyle and Jordan Montminy, with music by Megan Diana McGeorge.
Iddo Arad at Frankfurt, Kurnit, Klein & Selz negotiated the deal, along with Zalutsky and Roehrenbeck.
Witness a fight for survival in Seaside – on Digital August 20th.