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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 .... 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)
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?

Trevor Wright, Ross Thomas and Albert Reed already knew how to surf before the filming of this movie.See more »
Continuity: Were they using two different GMC Jimmys? In the first scene where Zach drives up Gabe/Shaun's driveway it looks/sounds like he put the truck in Park, but in subsequent scenes in the truck he was shifting a manual.See more »
Shaun:[looking through Zach's art portfolio] Wow.
Zach:[trying to grab it away from him] Whoa! What're you doing?
Shaun:Easy, dude, it's OK. I want to look at it.
Zach:Nobody ever looks at that.
Shaun:Wow. Is that Cody?
Shaun:Sad Cody.
Zach:You could tell?
Shaun:Yeah, and how you darkened it around his head. This is incredible - and there's no toys in his room. Wow - awesome.
Zach:Yeah, he'd just gotten scolded. He was trying to understand why. So he came into my room. He hasn't left yet. It's the only place he could sleep.
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107 out of 122 people found the following review useful.
The anti-Brokeback?, 16 June 2007
Author: laweat from Los Angeles, CA

Don't get me wrong, I'm a huge fan of Brokeback Mt., but I saw a screening of this film at the SF Gay and Lesbian Film Festival tonight and loved it as much as BBM and in some ways appreciated it more. At the Q & A after the screening the producer mentioned that the production company exec who green-lighted the project said he wanted to make "the anti-Brokeback," and in this I think they have succeeded magnificently. This is a genuine, heartfelt story about gay love minus all the tragedy and shattered lives. Which isn't to say there's no drama... Let's just say that some characters in the story have some problems, but mostly they're not a direct result of the love story at the film's core. For my money the acting (with avowed heterosexuals playing the gay roles, as in BBM) was more convincing, the kissing more natural, the sex scenes extremely sexy and moving; another milestone in the realistic portrayal of gay love and sex. The family setting provided a context that allowed one man's coming out story to be just one among many changes all families go through together while simultaneously putting some evil homophobic stereotypes to bed, you should pardon the expression, rather than dwelling on them as in BBM. Bravo to the filmmakers and excellent cast, and I hope you get a chance to see it soon if you weren't lucky enough to be among the 1400 people at the Castro theater tonight. Oh, and the lead actors are drop dead gorgeous and playing surfers. Enough said.

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