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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 writer Cindy Kitagawa and her childhood friend, executive producer Wendy Guerrero, 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 CAST

 FATIMA PTACEK // ABBY

FATIMA PTACEK // ABBY


 MIA FRAMPTON // KRISTI

MIA FRAMPTON // KRISTI


 ANDRÉS VÉLEZ // CHRIS

ANDRÉS VÉLEZ // CHRIS


 EDUARDO ROMAN // MR. ACOSTA

EDUARDO ROMAN // MR. ACOSTA

 MELISSA LEO // OLIVIA

MELISSA LEO // OLIVIA


 MIA XILTALI // KAT

MIA XILTALI // KAT


 KAYLEE KAMIYA // LAURA

KAYLEE KAMIYA // LAURA


 VICTORIA DEL ROSAL // MRS. ACOSTA

VICTORIA DEL ROSAL // MRS. ACOSTA

 CRISTELA ALONZO // DEBORA

CRISTELA ALONZO // DEBORA


 KANE RITCHOTTE // DAVE

KANE RITCHOTTE // DAVE


 CIARA BRAVO // CASSIE

CIARA BRAVO // CASSIE


 ADRIANA ARIAS // CHERYL

ADRIANA ARIAS // CHERYL

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ORIGINAL SCORE & MUSIC BY

CHRISTIAN ZUCCONI & HANNAH HOOPER // GROUPLOVE

ALEX WALKER // FAMILY OF THE YEAR & ALOKE

KANE RITCHOTTE // PORTUGAL. THE MAN & GROUPLOVE

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WITH LIVE PERFORMANCES FROM

DOG PARTY, HALEY & THE CRUSHERS, PANCHO & THE WIZARDS, AND FEATURING THE CEREMONIES AS THE BAND “PINATA JONES.”

THE TEAM

 JESSICA HESTER // DIRECTOR

JESSICA HESTER // DIRECTOR

 DEREK SCHWEICKERT // DIRECTOR

DEREK SCHWEICKERT // DIRECTOR

 CINDY KITAGAWA // WRITER

CINDY KITAGAWA // WRITER

 BRUCE DERN // EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

BRUCE DERN // EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

 WENDY GUERRERO // EXECTIVE PRODUCER

WENDY GUERRERO // EXECTIVE PRODUCER

 ALEX CIRILLO // PRODUCER

ALEX CIRILLO // PRODUCER

 DANI FAITH LEONARD // PRODUCER

DANI FAITH LEONARD // PRODUCER

 SONYA LUNSFORD // EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

SONYA LUNSFORD // EXECUTIVE PRODUCER


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SUPPORT COAST

COAST wrapped principal photography on September 10th! But there are still ways to get involved as we finish the film and get ready to bring our story to audiences.

 

INVESTORS WANTED // We are currently raising funds to help us complete post production. A detailed business plan and investment details are available upon request.

DONATIONS ACCEPTED AT ANY LEVEL // Consider making a tax-deductible donation to support a female driven story set in a diverse community through our fiscal sponsor, WOMEN MAKE MOVIES. By donating through the form below, you’ll help us complete the final phase of production.

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