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COAST

Comedy. Drama. Music

For 15-year-old Abby Avila, home is the last place she wants to be. As her small town trappings and Mother's unlived dreams close in on her, Abby seeks refuge in music. When she befriends a traveling punk rock band, she discovers freedom in making her voice heard, and sees her home through new eyes.

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Why Coast?

When Cindy Kitagawa (writer) and her childhood friend Wendy Guerrero (producer), had a discussion with producing partner Bruce Dern about the women they had become, they knew there was a story there. A story that was much more relatable than the common narrative portrayed in TV and film. Their narrative was one that explores what it is like to grow up in a small diverse farming community like Santa Maria, CA, a place diverse not only in race but in economics, where no one tells you how to dream, and, who you wi11 become is almost impossible to see. Set against this backdrop, COAST is the moment right before womanhood, when your friends are your life and your music is your soul. COAST is an empowering female story about finding your value and self worth. 

THE CHARACTERS

 FATIMA PTACEK as "ABBY"        

FATIMA PTACEK as "ABBY"        


 KANE RITCHOTTE as "DAVE"           

KANE RITCHOTTE as "DAVE"           


 ANDRÉS VÉLEZ as "CHRIS"

ANDRÉS VÉLEZ as "CHRIS"

 KAYLEE KAMIYA as "LAURA"

KAYLEE KAMIYA as "LAURA"


 MIA FRAMPTON as "KRISTI"

MIA FRAMPTON as "KRISTI"


 EDUARDO ROMAN as "MR. ACOSTA"

EDUARDO ROMAN as "MR. ACOSTA"

 MIA XILTALI as "KAT"

MIA XILTALI as "KAT"


 MAYA HENRY as "CHERYL"

MAYA HENRY as "CHERYL"


 CIARA BRAVO as "CASSIE"

CIARA BRAVO as "CASSIE"

WHO'S MAKING THIS FILM?

 
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DirectorS

Jessica Hester & Derek Schweickart


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Writer - CINDY KITAGAWA


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EXECUTIVE PRODUCER - BRUCE DERN


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PRODUCER - WENDY GUERRERO


PRODUCER - PIN-CHUN LIU

 

 Producer - Dani Faith Leanard

Producer - Dani Faith Leanard

 Producer - Alex Cirillo

Producer - Alex Cirillo


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SUPPORT COAST

 
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  • Consider making a tax-deductible donation to support a female driven story set in a diverse community through our fiscal sponsor, WOMEN MAKE MOVIES.
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