PERIDOT (18) Streaming On Demand from now
Available On-Demand on PeccadilloPOD, iTunes, Google, Amazon, and Rakuten
Starring: SHAYNE PAX, SUSAN HARMAN, HARRY HAINS
Gabriel, a young male prostitute, is working on Skid Row to send money to his mother back home. He forms the most unlikely friendship with Martha, an elderly woman and renowned author. The two become fiercely intertwined and find unconditional love in the process.
Peridot trailer can be viewed here:
Growing up, two of my favourite films were Harold and Maude and My Own Private Idaho. After moving to Los Angeles to study film, acting, and writing at UCLA, I felt very inspired to create a film that blended these two timeless ideas together with a fresh, modern flair. On the surface, Peridot may seem provocative and edgy. However, once you dive deeper, you find the film is quite gentle, soft, and sweet.
At its core, this is a film about love and the many unexpected shapes it can take. This is also a film about how love knows no age. Every time the film leads you to believe sexuality is the driving force, it throws you for an unexpected twist: The truth that we all desire the most simple form of love. The film is also about seeing and loving people who may not be your own age, socioeconomic status, race, gender, etc. I hope people leave the film with a renewed perspective on love, age, and intergenerational connection.
Key Cast & Crew
Writer/ Director SHAYNE PAX, who also plays GABRIEL, graduated from UCLA, where he studied acting, filmmaking, and writing. Soon after he directed his first film I, Matter which went on to win Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actress at the Chesapeake Bay Film Festival. Peridot is his second feature film.
SUSAN HARMON, who plays MARTHA, spent nearly two decades working in film and post production. After her son graduated from elementary school, she made the decision to finally work on the other side of the camera – a lifelong dream and passion. While working in production, she worked with Barry Levinson, Mark Johnson, and Robert Redford among other filmmakers. Susan spent several years working at HBO where she was supervisor of production operations in Los Angeles.
HARRY HAINES, who plays LUKE is best known for his roles in American Horror Story and The OA.
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