The Pulse was live on the Red Carpet for the Premiere of Goat, starring Nick Jonas at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. We get the skinny from Nick on his role in the film. We also talk to Ben Schnetzer and Director Andrew Neel. Ben is for sure to be 2016’s breakout star. He has such charisma and has several projects coming out this year!!
We speak to Ben about all his role and working with this cast. We speak to director Andrew Neel about the film and his inspiration for his work.
Director Andrew Neel
Reeling from a terrifying assault over the summer, 19-year-old Brad Land (Ben Schnetzer) starts college determined to get his life back to normal. His brother, Brett (Nick Jonas), is already established on campus and with a fraternity that allures Brad with its promise of protection, popularity, and life-long friendships. Brad is desperate to belong but as he sets out to join the fraternity his brother exhibits reservations, a sentiment that threatens to divide them. As the pledging ritual moves into hell week, a rite that promises to usher these unproven boys into manhood, the stakes violently increase with a series of torturous and humiliating events. What occurs in the name of ‘brotherhood’ tests both boys and their relationship in brutal ways.
Directed by Andrew Neel (King Kelly, Darkon), co-written by Neel, David Gordon Green and Mike Roberts, based on the acclaimed memoir by Brad Land, GOAT provides a searing portrayal of masculinity, violence and brotherhood. The film is produced by Great Point Media, Killer Films’ Christine Vachon and David Hinojosa and Rabbit Bandini’s James Franco and Vince Jolivette.
Cast of the Film:
Ben Schnetzer, Nick Jonas, Jake Picking, Danny Flaherty, Austin Lyon, Gus Halper. Producers: Christine Vachon, David Hinojosa, Vince Jolivette, and Robert Halmi Jr.