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When his college dreams are sidelined by family obligations, a young man finds comfort in surfing with his best friend's brother. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Trevor Wright ... Zach

Brad Rowe ... Shaun

Tina Holmes ... Jeanne
Jackson Wurth ... Cody

Katie Walder ... Tori

Matt Bushell ... Alan

Ross Thomas ... Gabe
Albert Reed ... Billy

Joy Gohring ... Ellen
Don Margolin ... John

Alejandro Patiño ... Moe (as Alejandro Patino)

Caitlin Crosby ... Shari

Alicia Sixtos ... Amber

Tarek Zohdy ... Gabe's Friend
Robbi Chong ... Receptionist
Charlie Disalvatore ... Dog on Beach
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Christina Blevins ... Partier (uncredited)
Dominic Figlio ... Surfer (uncredited)

Tricia Pierce ... Partier (uncredited)

Directed by
Jonah Markowitz 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jonah Markowitz  written by

Produced by
Anne Clements .... executive producer
Paul Colichman .... producer
J.D. Disalvatore .... producer
Christina Hulen .... associate producer
Stephen P. Jarchow .... producer
Meredith Kadlec .... co-executive producer
Chris Panizzon .... associate producer
Jeffrey Schenck .... co-producer
Original Music by
J. Peter Robinson 
Cinematography by
Joseph White (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Michael Hofacre 
Casting by
Jason L. Wood 
Production Design by
Denise Hudson 
Gabor Norman 
Art Direction by
Michael Fitzgerald 
Costume Design by
Derek Lee 
Makeup Department
Christina Hernandez .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Matt Freeman .... executive in charge of production: herel Films
Lynnette M. Myers .... production supervisor (as Lynette Meyers)
Katie Willard Troebs .... assistant production supervisor (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tyler Benton .... second second assistant director
Trent Dempsey .... second assistant director (as Trenten T. Dempsey)
Tom Meyer .... second unit director: surf
Aline Robey .... second second assistant director
Jen Willis .... first assistant director: additional photography
Art Department
Rodrigo Cabral .... art director: additional photography
Vincent Fleming .... art department production assistant
Ryan Graeff .... artist: Zach's artwork
Naoko Inada .... art department assistant
Samson Kellman .... art department assistant
Tom Lintern .... storyboard artist
Lisa Marinaccio .... assistant art director
Taylor Vaughan .... property master
Tracy Wares .... graffiti consultant
Sound Department
David Barber .... dialogue editor
David Barber .... re-recording mixer
Melissa Bylsma .... sound coordinator
Brian Deming .... boom operator
Trevor Dowswell .... sound coordinator
Gonzalo Espinoza .... adr mixer (as Gonzalo 'Bino' Espinoza)
Gonzalo Espinoza .... adr supervisor (as Gonzalo 'Bino' Espinoza)
Gonzalo Espinoza .... foley mixer (as Gonzalo 'Bino' Espinoza)
Gonzalo Espinoza .... foley supervisor (as Gonzalo 'Bino' Espinoza)
Sean Gray .... dialogue editor
Sean Gray .... sound designer
Sean Gray .... supervising sound editor
David Kitchens .... sound supervisor
Jeff Merritt .... sound assistant
Mycel Stokes .... boom operator
Mondo Vila .... sound mixer
Ben Zarai .... re-recording mixer
Ben Zarai .... sound supervisor
Visual Effects by
William Holloway .... main title compositor: Pacific Title
Rodney Montague .... main title producer: Pacific Title
Erik Dehkhoda .... digital artist (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Erik Adolphson .... electrician
Carlos Apodaca .... electrician
Eddie Barazza .... key grip (as Eddie Barraza)
Daniel Cotroneo .... set lighting technician
Chris Garlington .... grip
Brent Hansen .... gaffer
Tom Howard .... key grip
Robert Lam .... relief gaffer
Kristoffer Luna .... still photographer: additional photography
D.J. Pangburn .... camera production assistant
Mike Prickett .... camera operator
Humberto Recio .... balloon light tech
Elliott Schackne .... first assistant camera (as Elliot T. Schackne)
Kevin G. Shipley .... best boy grip (as Kevin Shipley)
David Thomas .... electrician
Tim van der Linden .... additional director of photography
Sergio Villegas .... best boy electric (as Sergio A. Villegas)
Evans Vestal Ward .... still photographer (as Evans Ward)
Dave Warshauer .... director of photography: surf (as David Warshauer)
June Zandona .... loader
June Zandona .... second assistant camera
Josh Day .... gaffer (uncredited)
Nicolas Martin .... steadicam operator (uncredited)
Dawn Nakamura .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
Brian To .... still photographer (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Lara Cilento .... costume supervisor: additional photography
Joanna Konjevod .... costume supervisor
Editorial Department
Andrew Drapkin .... colorist
Luke Guidici .... on-line editor
Scott Hatcher .... assistant editor
Eric Williamson .... assistant editor
Location Management
Melissa Downing .... assistant location manager
Barry Freeman .... location scout
Natasha Giraldo .... location manager
Music Department
Brian Goldman .... music supervisor
Ralph Humphrey .... featured musician: percussion
Mike Miller .... featured musician: guitar
Jaynison Optreebner .... featured musician: piano
Matthew Pavolaitis .... composer: additional music
J. Peter Robinson .... score producer
Lily Shavick .... assistant to music supervisor
Nicholas Viterelli .... music editor (as Nick Viterelli)
Transportation Department
Tyler Benton .... transportation production
Brian Danielson .... transportation assistant
Crystal La Pietra .... transportation assistant
Rick Lovoy .... transportation captain (uncredited)
Other crew
Charlsey Adkins .... assistant: Jonal Markowitz
Jonathon Aubry .... unit publicist
Erin Bartnik .... production coordinator
Charity Bidegain .... set production assistant
Paul Bookstaber .... assistant: Meredith Kadlec and Matt Freeman
Richard Carroll .... production executive: Regent
Billy Cogar .... production executive: here!
Ryan Costa .... set production assistant
Lowell Dean Cox .... production controller
John L. Danto .... business affairs: Regent
Zachary De Gregorio .... assistant: Jeffrey Schenck (as Zach DeGregorio)
L. Jean Erikson .... studio teacher
Sarah Faragalla .... script supervisor
Calvin Gibbon .... intern
Casey Graf .... office production assistant
Lorien Gray .... assistant: Stephen P. Jarchow
Sean Harris .... set medic
David Millbern .... ADR Voice Director
Matt Millikin .... set production assistant (as Matthew Millikin)
Chris Moran .... set production assistant
Michael Overman .... assistant production controller
Brian Pacelli .... set production assistant
Peyton E. Ritter .... set production assistant (as Peyton Ritter)
Manuel Ruiz .... set production assistant
Elizabeth Rypel .... craft service
Justin M. Smith .... set production assistant
Brittany Strangel .... office production assistant
Bing Tell .... production coordinator: additional photography
Melissa Weing .... key set production assistant (as Melissa Allame)
Tarek Zohdy .... office production assistant
Sarah B. Lund .... production assistant (uncredited)
Greg Richards .... photo double (uncredited)
Ryan Robertson .... main title producer (uncredited)
Steve Solomon .... animal trainer (uncredited)
Lorette Bayle .... thanks
Veva Burns .... thanks
Meg Everist .... thanks
Lindsay Marsak .... thanks
Dale Tanguay .... thanks
Tim van der Linden .... thanks

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Also Known As:
Rated R for language, some sexual content and brief drug use
97 min | Germany:90 min | UK:85 min (DVD version)
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Actor Trevor Wright has his last name WRIGHT tattooed across his lower back which is visible in one shot of "Shelter."See more »
Continuity: In the scene after Gabe, Zach and Shaun finish surfing Gabe says that he's never going on a long board. When he says the line and the camera angle changes to Zach and Shaun, in the background you see people on the cliff, one has a red sweater on. When the scene changes back to Gabe and he says he's going to get some beer and leaves, the people are no longer on the cliff when the camera angle switches. (Trevor also mentions that fact in the commentary.)See more »
Zach:There's something I really need to tell you.
Tori:I already know. I've known for awhile.
Zach:You're the only reason I wish I wasn't. I've always wanted to be everything to you. I've always dreamed of providing you with everything you ever wanted or needed.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in My Big Break (2009)See more »
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36 out of 41 people found the following review useful.
Wow! Go see this..., 13 March 2008
Author: phoneb69 from United States

I saw this the other night at a screening in NYC...wasn't even going to go but decided at the last minute to go and so happy I did. This movie completely surprised me and impressed me. Wonderfully directed, great script and spot on acting. Absolutely the best gay themed movie I've seen since Brokeback Mountain and in some ways surpasses that movie. How refreshing to see a film that deals with gay characters and none of them have a disease or are all about sex. Not that there's anything wrong with that but it's about time we see more movies that represent the ENTIRE spectrum of the gay community. The situations here were believable...the two leads had actual chemistry and there was an overall realism to it that we've rarely seen on screen with gay characters. This film has absolute mainstream appeal to it...Go see it and bring your friends!

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