Shelter (2008)

Shelter
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating R
Runtime 1hr 28mins.
Genres Drama, Romance, Sports
Keywords gay
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Joseph White Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
David Warshauer Photography Surf Photography 120835 6000002
Michael Hofacre Editor n/a 172 7000001
Trent Dempsey Assistant Director n/a 163 5000003
Lynette M Myers Assistant Director n/a 163 5000002
Jonah Markowitz Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Thomas J Rasera Unit Production Manager n/a 182 5000001
J Peter Robinson Music n/a 120781 8000001
Shane Mack Song Original Songs 120859 8000002
Matt Freeman Executive in Charge of Production n/a 118217 11000001
Mondo Vila Sound n/a 120816 14000001
Jason L Wood Casting Director n/a 157 10000001
Michael Fitzgerald Art Director n/a 183 9000003
Denise Hudson Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Gabor Normann Production Designer n/a 164 9000002
Chris Panizzon Associate Producer n/a 171 3000008
Christina Hulen Associate Producer n/a 171 3000007
Katie Walder Actor Tori 1 1000006
Albert Reed Actor Billy 1 1000007
Joy Gohring Actor Ellen 1 1000008
Ross Thomas Actor Gabe 1 1000005
Jackson Wurth Actor Cody 1 1000004
Brad Rowe Actor Shaun 1 1000002
Tina Holmes Actor Jeanne 1 1000003
Matt Bushell Actor Alan 1 1000009
Jonah Markowitz Director n/a 2 2000001
Jeff Schenck Co-Producer n/a 170 3000005
Meredith Kadlec Co-Executive Producer n/a 185 3000006
Anne Clements Executive Producer n/a 174 3000004
JD DiSalvatore Producer n/a 3 3000003
Paul Colichman Producer n/a 3 3000001
Stephen P. Jarchow Producer n/a 3 3000002
Trevor Wright Actor Zach 1 1000001
Synopsis
Forced to give up his dreams of art school in order to take care of his family, Zach has become accustomed to a life where he neglects his own needs in favor of taking care of others. He spends his time working a dead-end job at a diner, and skates the urban streets of San Pedro stenciling his signature "crane" wherever he can find vacant wall space. At home he takes care of his nephew, Cody, as his older sister, Jeanne, has clearly shown that her priorities lie elsewhere. Perhaps conveniently, with all his responsibilities, he barely has time to see his long term on-again, off-again girlfriend, Tori. When his best friend's older brother, Shaun, returns home to cure a case of writer's block, Shaun and Zach begin hanging out. Zach sees in Shaun someone who has truly claimed his own life and embraced his talent. Zach is both intimidated and surprisingly attracted to him. The two quickly transition from casual surf buddies into a true, intimate relationship. Shaun presses Zach to take control of his life, and also develops a strong bond with Cody. As time progresses, however, a host of new issues come up. Zach struggles with his identity, his family, and friends, while trying to understand the new emotions Shaun has brought into his life. When the cat is let out of the bag, Jeanne threatens to take Cody away. Wanting nothing but the best for him, Zach is forced to decide between his pattern of always putting others' desires first or fighting for what is really most important and appropriate for both his and Cody's future.