Savage Youth — Official Trailer


added: Fri, Mar 29th '19

When it came time to work on his second feature, "Savage Youth," Michael Curtis Johnson, the writer-director of 2016's critically acclaimed rockstar-father-son drama "Hunky Dory," got inspired by a real-life crime case that occurred in his small hometown of Joliet, Illinois.

After researching through the internet, social media accounts, and court papers, Johnson came up with this semi-fictional dramatization of events involving six troubled teenagers stuck in a marginalized, financially ailing community who found themselves driven toward a life of violence and self-destruction, primarily brought on by drugs, isolation, and unfettered teen angst.

Boasting a solid cast of young actors, including Grace Victoria Cox (TV's Under the Dome), Tequan Richmond (TV's Everybody Hates Chris), Will Brittain (William), Chloe Levine (TV's The OA), J. Michael Trautmann (TV's Shameless), Mitchell Edwards (The First Purge), and Sasha Feldman (TV's Get Shorty), "Savage Youth," which has received good notices on the festival circuit, is getting released on Digital and VOD beginning April 9th. Watch the trailer, above.

Based on true events. The lives of six troubled teens in a racially-divided town take a violent turn when drugs and broken hearts intermix.


directed by   Michael Curtis Johnson

starring   Grace Victoria Cox, Tequan Richmond, Will Brittain, Chloe Levine, Mitchell Edwards, J. Michael Trautmann, Sasha Feldman

release date   April 9, 2019 (on Digital and VOD)

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