REACH is the high-school drama about bullying from the perspective of the bully, the bullied, and the bystanders.
REACH will debut on VOD and will be available to rent and own on digital HD across North American cable, internet, and satellite platforms through Freestyle Digital Media on October 19, 2018. ‘REACH’ Will Be Available On Digital HD Everywhere + Theaters: Atlanta, Boston, Cleveland, Detroit, Long Island – Holtsville NY, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, NYC, Raleigh-Durham, and San Francisco
REACH stars Garrett Clayton (Disney’s Teen Beach Movies, Hairspray Live!), Jordan Doww (HollyWEIRD), and Joey Bragg (Father of the Year, Disney’s Liv and Maddie), and Johnny James Fiore. Bojesse Christopher (Point Break), Kevin Sizemore (Miracles From Heaven), Concetta Tomei,Corbin Bernsen, Steven Thomas Capp (Fat Camp), Raffaela Capp, Grant Harling, Rio Mangini (Everything Sucks!, Bitch), Natasha Capp, Brent Tarnol, Michelle Danner, Chelsea Cook, Tiffany Phillips, Jully Lee, and Wren Barnes round out the ensemble cast.
October is National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month. The High-school Drama About Bullying, Suicide, and The Power of Kindness Was Written by Maria Capp, Johnny James Fiore, and Grant Harling
In REACH a socially awkward band geek, Steven Turano (Garrett Clayton), divulges to an online pro-suicide support group that he plans to kill himself. Although his first attempt is unsuccessful, he is determined to find a way to escape his suffering. Steven harbors a deep resentment towards his widowed father, Steve Turano (Bojesse Christopher), and he is constantly picked-on by former childhood best friend and high school bully, Nick Perkins (Jordan Doww). However, when Clarence West (Johnny James Fiore), the new quirky kid in school, befriends him, Steven’s plans are side-tracked, and he begins to REACH out beyond his comfort zone to form stronger relationships with his father, friends (Joey Bragg, Steven Capp, Rio Mangini) and teacher, Mr. Tony (Grant Harling).
“October, being the National Bullying Prevention Month is the perfect opportunity to share the message of REACH: Kindness, even the smallest of gestures, may change someone’s life forever,” said Maria Capp. “Reach is about a bullied teen boy reaching for what is possible because of the kindness, friendship and affirmation of just ONE person. In making REACH, our desire was to create awareness, conversation and empathy surrounding the consequences of our actions, or inactions, as they relate to bullying,” she added.
“Music is such an integral part of being a teenager, and as such, it plays an extremely important role in REACH. The music and songs beautifully mesh with the film and its message. We hired an accomplished teen composer, and have songs from some young, up-and-coming recording artists who really speak to today’s teens and young adults,” said Maria Capp.
“The importance of independent films comes from their relevancy to audiences who yearn for important topics and issues of the day to be addressed in movies. I don’t think there is a more relevant movie for today than REACH, which covers bullying from the bully’s perspective, the bullied person’s angle, and the point of view of those who witness bullying,” said Christian Meoli, Voltaire Media.