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Writer:
Jonah Markowitz (written by)
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Release Date:
16 April 2009 (Germany) See more »
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Plot:
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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Awards:
11 wins See more »
User Reviews:
lyrical, sweet and poignant See more (67 total) »

Cast

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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 Patino ... Moe

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)
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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: additional photography
Taylor Vaughan .... property master
Tracy Wares .... graffiti consultant
 
Sound Department
David Barber .... dialogue editor
David Barber .... sound 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 .... sound 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
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
 
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)
Melissa Downing .... assistant location manager
L. Jean Erikson .... studio teacher
Sarah Faragalla .... script supervisor
Barry Freeman .... location scout
Calvin Gibbon .... intern
Natasha Giraldo .... location manager
Casey Graf .... office production assistant
Lorien Gray .... assistant: Stephen P. Jarchow
Sean Harris .... set medic
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)
David Millbern .... adr voice director (uncredited)
Ryan Robertson .... main title producer (uncredited)
Steve Solomon .... animal trainer (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Lorette Bayle .... thanks
Veva Burns .... thanks
Meg Everist .... thanks
Lindsay Marsak .... thanks
Dale Tanguay .... thanks
Tim van der Linden .... thanks
 

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

Trivia:
Trevor Wright, Ross Thomas and Albert Reed already knew how to surf before the filming of this movie.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Shaun walks past Zach in the back of Zach's truck ("Just leave it, dude"), Shaun is carrying his long board. When he is running to the surf and first meets Cody, he is carrying a different, shorter board. This is only time in the film that Shaun uses anything other than a long board.See more »
Quotes:
Shaun:Zach: I can't just take whatever I want. My life is not like that. Shaun: You'll never get what you want unless you take it.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in My Big Break (2009)See more »
Soundtrack:
TryingSee more »

FAQ

This movie was so good and I liked the lack of references to gay culture as it is only a small part of who you are, any other gay themed movie recommendations as good as this?
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49 out of 52 people found the following review useful.
lyrical, sweet and poignant, 30 April 2008
Author: John Frame (jvframe@ozemail.com.au) from Brisbane, Australia

I'm previewing a disc version for the Brisbane Queer Film Festival where Shelter screens on Saturday 24th May 2008. Even in this low res screener, Shelter shines as a film with huge heart, and one that's been made with equal care by the actors and all of the film-makers.

It's not at all like the angst-ridden abomination of a gay surf flick "Tan Lines". Surfing is simply a fact of life element in "Shelter" - it's not used or abused as a device.

"Shelter" is a beautifully edited, spectacular looking and luscious sounding film which is definitely character driven. Each of the main characters is carefully developed so that we quite soon decide that we really do care about Zach, his young nephew Cody and Zach's love interest, Shaun. We want things to work out for them.

We understand that Zach is in a bind - he's allowed himself to be the physical and emotional anchor for a progressively more dysfunctional family, but we know that he deserves much better life options. The writers and director of Shelter have done a fantastic job - not a look or word is wasted, and yet the whole pace of the film is very relaxed.

"Shelter" deserves every accolade that any individual or Festival might care to bestow.

Straight audiences must find "Shelter" to be equally rewarding. The film's theme is, after all, about love, honour and commitment. What could be more wholesome than that?

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