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– by Gig Patta

Friends will stay friends. Or at least until a treasure box of gold coins is discovered. Everyone will no longer considered as friends any longer.

From director Kevin McMullin, Low Tide is about a bunch of teen ruffians putting their friendship to the test after a treasured jackpot was found in an abandon home.

The film stars Keean Johnson, Alex Neustaedter, Daniel Zolghadri, Kristine Froseth, Shea Whigham and Jaeden Martell. It is written and directed by McMullin.

Here’s the official synopsis:

In the long days of summer in a beach town on the New Jersey shore, high schooler Alan (Johnson) and his friends Red (Neustaedter) and Smitty (Zolghadri) break into vacation homes to steal valuables, funding dates at the boardwalk and lunches at the burger island. When Alan and his younger brother Peter (Martell) find a bag of gold coins, they try to hide them from the others – but Red, suspicious and violently unpredicting, seems willing to do anything to get the money.

Low Tide will be opening in select theaters nationwide this Friday at The Quad in New York and Laemmle Music Hall in Los Angeles. It is also currently playing on DIRECTV exclusively.

LRM Online sat down with director Kevin McMullin last month. We discussed about the origins of the story from the Jersey beach to burglarizing vacation homes.

The film is McMullin’s directorial feature film debut. He previously directed and written a short film called First Prize in 2014.

Check out our interview above.

Source: LRM Online exclusive

Gig Patta is a journalist and interviewer for LRM and Latino-Review since 2009. He was a writer for other entertainment sites in the past with Collider and IESB.net. He originally came from the world of print journalism with several years as a reporter with the San Diego Business Journal and California Review. He earned his MBA from the Keller Graduate School of Management and BA in Economics from UC San Diego. Follow him on Instagram @gigpatta or Facebook @officialgigpatta.