** Winner – U.S. Dramatic Special Jury Award – Sundance Film Festival 2016 **
** Official Selection – Sundance Film Festival 2016 (U.S. Dramatic Competition) **
** Official Selection – San Sebastian Film Festival 2016 (In Competition) **
AS YOU ARE, a breakout film from last year’s Sundance Film Festival is directed by 23-year old Miles Joris-Peyrafitte and follows three teens — Charlie Heaton (Netflix’s “Stranger Things”), Owen Campbell (HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire”) and rising “Hunger Games” actress Amandla Stenberg — who form a bond that is tested and maybe untethered while living in a small town.
The film is being released in theaters on February 24, 2017 in New York at the Village East Cinema with more cities to follow.
NY Release: February 24, 2017 – Village East Cinema
Directed/Written by: Miles Joris-Peyrafitte
Produced by: Brent Stiefel, Sean Burke, Justin Lothrop & Joseph Mastantuono
Cast: Charlie Heaton (Netflix’s “Stranger Things”),
Owen Campbell (HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire”, FX’s “The Americans”)
Amandla Stenberg (Rue from “The Hunger Games”)
Specs: 105 minutes
Jack (Owen Campbell) is a high school student who lives with his single mother Karen (Mary Stuart Masterson) in a nondescript suburban town. Considered a social outcast and loner, Jack is friendless until Karen’s new boyfriend Tom (Scott Cohen) moves in and brings his son Mark (Charlie Heaton) into their lives. The two outsiders quickly bond and form a tight friendship and, after a chance encounter at a diner, bring fellow student Sarah (Amandla Stenberg) into their group. The three teens become each other’s saving grace until changing relationships and emerging secrets force them to look at themselves and see how far they are willing to go live the lives they choose.