Based on true events, SUGAR is the story of a young girl coping with PTSD on the streets of Venice, California. She survives on the fringes of society with her outcast friends, running from the torments of her past. Her new world begins to crumble when her uncle finds her through a social worker, forcing her to confront the demons she's been trying to escape for the past two years. SUGAR is an all too common story of a troubled youth learning how to stop hiding, and to start healing.
SUGAR stars Shenae Grimes (Beverly Hills, 90210, Degrassi), Corbin Bleu (HlGH SCHOOL MUSICAL, Dancing With The Stars, 2013), Marshall Allman, Angus Macfadyen (BRAVEHEART, SAW 3), Wes Studi (AVATAR, HEAT, LAST OF THE MOHICANS), and Nastassja Kinski (CAT PEOPLE, TESS). The film was written and directed by Rotimi Rainwater and based loosely on his life story.
In support and in conjunction with National Homeless Youth Awareness Month Traverse Media will kick off the films theatrical release with a premiere in Los Angeles on Friday, November 22 at the Downtown Independent where it will continue to play through the following week.
Sugar has teamed with innovative Theatrical On-Demand® company GATHR which allows you to bring the movies you want to a theater near you. It is free to request a screening and GATHR will make all the arrangements at the local theater of your choice. Go to http://Gathr.Us/films/Sugar to request a screening of SUGAR.
"Sugar" has partnered with Subway, The National Coalition for the Homeless, My Friends Place, and Attention Homes in order to reach their goal of feeding 10,000 hungry and educating and inspiring the public to get involved through an Indiegogo campaign. 80% of proceeds from this campaign will go towards the partnered organizations and shelters throughout the country in order to help them to continue their invaluable work towards feeding the hungry, eradicating homelessness and providing a safe haven for those plagued by life on the streets.
Help 'Fight for the homeless': http://igg.me/at/Filmanthropy/x/3548242