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Zach Gayne Sets Out to Find a Sense of Purpose On the Open Road in States Exclusive Clip

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Zach Gayne Sets Out to Find a Sense of Purpose On the Open Road in States Exclusive Clip

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A still from writer-director-producer-actor Zach Gayne’s adventure comedy-drama, ‘States.’

Embarking on a spontaneous journey, in both the literal and figurative senses, can often times provide the most freeing and liberating path for people who are contending with what they should do with their lives. That’s certainly the case for the characters in the new transient road film, ‘States,’ which features an array of young drifters who are wandering throughout the U.S. with varying degrees of purpose.

The adventure comedy-drama is set to be distributed by Indiecan in theaters in New York City this Friday, August 2, with an expansion to Los Angeles in the following weeks. In honor of the release, ShockYa is premiering an exclusive clip from the movie, which is titled ‘Prada.’

‘States’ was written, directed and produced by, and stars, Zach Gayne. In addition to the filmmaker, the comedy-drama also stars Alex Essoe, who plays Wendy Torrence in the upcoming ‘Shining’ prequel, ‘Doctor Sleep.’ Jeremy O.Harris and DC Paul also co-star in ‘States.’

The story that’s featured in ‘States’ is a multifaceted meditation on freedom, in the vein of Mark Twain, Jack Kerouac and Richard Linklater. The movie is also an outsider’s love letter to America, and the searchers of its endless highways.

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ShockYa's Exclusive States Clip
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ShockYa is premiering an exclusive clip from writer-director-producer-actor Zach Gayne's adventure comedy-drama, 'States,' which also stars Alex Essoe, and is being distributed in theaters by Indiecan.

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As a life-long fan of entertainment, particularly films, television and music, and an endless passion for writing, Karen Benardello decided to combine the two for a career. She graduated from New York's LIU Post with a B.F.A in Journalism, Print and Electronic. While still attending college, Karen began writing for Shockya during the summer of 2007, when she began writing horror movie reviews. Since she began writing for Shockya, Karen has been promoted to the position of Senior Movies & Television Editor. Some of her duties in the position include interviewing filmmakers and musicians, producing posts on celebrity news and contributing reviews on albums and concerts. Some of her highlights include attending such festivals and conventions as the Tribeca Film Festival, the New York Film Festival, SXSW, Toronto After Dark, the Boston Film Festival and New York Comic-Con.

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