A Stand By Me for the next generation of boys becoming men, writer-directors Aron Gaudet and Gita Pullapilly’s Beneath the Harvest Sky shares the intimate journey—both metaphorical and literal—of two Maine teenagers. Frustrated and restless, best friends Dominic and Casper are making plans to escape their small town to start new lives in Boston. In order to get the money, Dominic spends the summer harvesting potatoes while Casper becomes involved in the family business—smuggling drugs over the Canadian border. The divergent paths of the two boys, both trapped in different ways, will change their friendship forever. An authentic portrayal of adolescent frustration, with stellar performances from Emory Cohen and Callan McAuliffe, culminates in a heartbreaking coming-of-age drama not to be missed.
Length: 116 minutes
Director: Aron Gaudet, Gita Pullapilly
Screenwriter: Aron Gaudet, Gita Pullapilly
Producer: Aron Gaudet, Gita Pullapilly, Kavita Pullapilly
Editor: Aron Gaudet
Cinematographer: Steven Capitano Calitri
Executive Producer: Aron Gaudet, Gita Pullapilly, Allison Jones
Cast: Emory Cohen, Callan McAuliffe, Aidan Gillen, Sarah Sutherland, Zoe Levin
Aron Gaudet and Gita Pullapilly were both recently selected as one of Variety’s “10 Directors To Watch” for 2013. In 2009, Aron wrote and directed, while Gita produced, the Emmy-nominated documentary feature, The Way We Get By, which premiered at the SXSW Film Festival and won the Special Jury Award on its way to winning 18 festival awards around the world.