EXCLUSIVE: Danny Madden is set to debut his film Beast Beast in the NEXT section at Sundance, but before it premieres on January 24 at Prospector Square in Park City, he has released a clip that gives us a glimpse at the coming-of-age film executive produced by Alec Baldwin and starring Shirley Chen (Speechless, Parenthood), Will Madden (Orion’s upcoming The Werewolf) and Jose Angeles.
Based on his short film Krista, Beast Beast sheds light on new and old issues of growing up and reaching for more. As the three main characters navigate changing masks of identity out in the world, at school, within their families and online, their lives hit a boiling point swirling with trauma, petty crimes, new love and gun violence.
Krista won the first annual Vimeo Staff Pick Award at SXSW and Beast Beast marks Madden’s feature debut. Baldwin executive produces alongside the Vanishing Angle team. Matt Miller, Jim Cummings, Tara Ansley, and Benjamin Wiessner are the producers while XYZ is handling sales.
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Beast Beast premieres Saturday, January 24 at 8:30pm at Prospector Square in Park City.
Watch the clip above.
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