Max Gold's directorial debut 'Silicon Beach' to make its LA premiere this month at the Dances with Films festival
'Silicon Beach' is a retelling of 'The Odyssey' by way of a seemingly unremarkable actor who got cut from the hottest Netﬂix show.
Among the amazing array of movies in Dances with Films, this year is the independent film, 'Silicon Beach'. The directorial debut of writer and director Max Gold, the film follows the character of Lucas as he navigates his way through relationships.
'Silicon Beach' is a retelling of 'The Odyssey' by way of a seemingly unremarkable actor who got cut from the hottest Netﬂix show. He feels like a failure now that his key to success is gone. Lost at sea and with no resume to grab hold of, Lucas takes a temp job at an LA tech startup called Roomie.
He is psychologically adrift, constantly struggling with his relationship to women. Ultimately the connections he makes with his eccentric coworkers are what bring him back to shore. Set and shot on the brink of the 2016 presidential election, the film aims to address the situation of the millennial identity crisis than more often than not turns into disillusionment. Lucas and his coworkers' experience echo the national denial of reality in favor of a narcissistic illusion.
The film stars Oliver Singer, Andrea Snaedal, Erica Lupinacci, Elizabeth Grullon, Antjuan Tobias and Leigh Wakeford. The film had their world premiere at the 2018 Santa Barbara International Film Festival, where the film received critical acclaim - it was called 'The Breakfast Club' of our generation.
Gold has two upcoming projects, a sci-ﬁ pilot 'Surfer's Paradise' and a feature film, called 'Beast'. 'Surfer's Paradise' is the story of a human caught in a love triangle involving Artiﬁcial Intelligence, in a post-singularity future.
His second work, 'Beast' is a retelling of 'Beauty and the Beast' but with a darker twist. Shot entirely in Iceland, the film is cinematically beautiful and breathtaking.
Gold's films made their way to the silver screen internationally last year. The film is produced by Max Silver who has also produced 'The Ice Cream Truck', 'Corridor Four' and 'Trunk Space'. Stephen Tringali from 'We The Coyotes', 'The Joe McHale Show' and 'Corridor Four' is the cinematographer while the film is edited by Patrick Lawrence. Music is composed by Matt Orenstein who is also working with Gold in 'Surfer's Paradise'.
'Silicon Beach' premieres in LA on Saturday, June 16th, 2018 at the Dances with Films Festival at 9.30 pm. The entire festival runs from June 7-June 17 at the TCL Chinese Theaters, located at Hollywood & Highland.