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Northwood Pie (2019)

Community college burn out in the making, Crispin, lands his first job at the local, rundown Northwood Pizza. And through his experiences with friends, coworkers, and a kindling relationship, Crispin learns to embrace his higher ambitions.


Jay Salahi
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Credited cast:
Johnny Chang Johnny Chang ... Self
Kristina Cohen ... Rachel (as Kristina Cohen Kruz)
Mendel Fogelman ... Rahim
Annika Foster ... Sierra
Adam Garza Adam Garza ... Garza
Aj Hamilton ... Mattan
Jeff Hernandez Jeff Hernandez ... Homeless Man
Andrea Knaak Andrea Knaak ... Mom
Todd Knaak Todd Knaak ... Crispin
Sean Lamping Sean Lamping ... Anthony
Trevor Larson ... Jason
Paul LeSchofs ... Lloyd
Amir Malaklou ... Frank
Walter Moise Walter Moise ... Upset Customer #1
Destiny Mounce Destiny Mounce ... Brittany


A Community college burnout in the making Crispin, spends the majority of his time stuck on repeat with a longtime group of childhood friends. But his newfound desire to move out of his suburban hometown prompts him to land a job at the local, rundown Northwood Pizza. There he meets a group of employees as attached to their jobs as Crispin's friends are to their city; including Sierra, a girl whose musings lie deeper than most. Through his experiences with his friends, coworkers, and a kindling relationship, Crispin Learns to embrace his higher ambitions.

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A slice of suburban life


Comedy | Drama | Romance

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The Next Richard Linklater/Steven Spielberg
19 August 2020 | by georgebmoiseSee all my reviews

A refreshing and well crafted coming of age movie like this is just what we need. With this being Jay Salahi's feature debut, you can already see a very nuanced and measured writer/director who knows the cinematic language incredibly well and is a fan himself. Names like Richard Linklater and Steven Spielberg come to mind when I think of the feeling and look of this movie. Also amazing performances by the lead and co-writer Todd Knaak as well as his incredible female counter part Annika Foster. Shout out to all the supporting cast as well because you can see the director knew that a movie can live and die by its supporting players. A must see which I would strongly recommend anyone to check out. Can't wait to see what Jay Salahi does next!

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14 August 2020 (USA) See more »


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