FUSE AND FUSE+ TO HOST THE U.S. TELEVISION PREMIERE OF "COAST," JANUARY 10, FEATURING ACADEMY AWARD-WINNER MELISSA LEO, FATIMA PTACEK, CRISTELA ALONZO, CIARA BRAVO, MIA XITLALI & MORE
LOS ANGELES and NEW YORK - December 7, 2022 - Latino-owned multi-platform entertainment company Fuse Media today announced that Fuse and its Fuse+ streaming service will host the U.S. television premiere of the feature film "Coast" on Tuesday, January 10.
Desperate to escape her predominantly agricultural town where young thrill-seekers clash with generations of tradition, restless music-lover Abby (Fatima Ptacek, Dora the Explorer) falls for Dave (Kane Ritchotte), the lead singer of a touring rock band. Now, she must decide whether she'll stay or leave her family and friends behind.
Supported by a killer soundtrack and breakout performances, "Coast" is about finding your truth and letting the music take you home. Academy Award winner Melissa Leo, Ciara Bravo (Big Time Rush), Mia Rose Frampton (Make It or Break It), Mia Xitlali (Max) and Cristela Alonzo (Cristela) also star in the film. "Coast" was directed by Jessica Hester and Derek Schweickat and was written by Cindy Kitagawa based on her own childhood experiences.
"The inclusion of Coast into the award-winning Fuse Films franchise was a natural fit once we saw the genuine emotion and honest depiction of life these young, multicultural, and multifaceted characters bring to the screen," said Fuse Media SVP, Head of Content and Marketing, Marc Leonard. "The heartfelt performances and universal themes of the film blend perfectly with Fuse's mission is to bring voice to a new generation of talent, both onscreen and behind the camera."
About Fuse Docs and Films
Fuse Media's award-winning and popular independent film franchises, Fuse Docs and Fuse Films, are key pillars in the Latino-owned entertainment company's programming mission to celebrate underrepresented communities via authentic, empowering storytelling. Fuse Docs is a Peabody, Emmy and Hollywood Critics Association award-winning franchise showcasing documentaries making their U.S. TV premieres. It spotlights young, idealistic and diverse people who are celebrating their cultural heritage and identity, confronting issues, and overcoming prejudice. Fuse documents their journeys and partners with organizations to help ignite a multiplatform conversation around each title. The Imagen Award-winning Fuse Films franchise spotlights independent films that tell stories about and by members of underrepresented communities. Inclusive, authentic and upbeat, these feature films are selected because of their aspirational and inspiring storylines and/or the ability to explore key issues through entertainment. For more information, visit https://fuse.tv/films.
About Fuse Media
Fuse Media is a Latino-owned, multi-platform entertainment company dedicated to empowering, celebrating, and amplifying young, multicultural voices. With a portfolio of award-winning original content and a growing global footprint, Fuse strives to authentically reflect the world of its young and diverse audience, pioneering a multicultural and creative destination. The Fuse Media family includes Fuse, Fuse+, Backstage, Shades of Black, FM (Fuse Music), Fuse Sweat, fuse.tv, and Fuse Content Studio, its in-house production arm, as well as a growing branded content and live events business.