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Peridot explores unconventional friendships and unconditional love

The new film, Peridot explores the theme of chosen family and unconditional love through a new lens.

As queer people, stories of chosen family often resonate deepest for us. Many in our community were turned out from their families of birth and had no one to rely on except the friends they made along the way.

Helmed by filmmaker-actor Shayne Pax, this beautiful arthouse film releases onto TVOD on October 4 from Gravitas Ventures, an Anthem Sports & Entertainment company, after making its World Premiere at NoHo CINEFEST on September 29.

Written by Pax, Peridot tells the story of Gabriel, a young queer male prostitute in Los Angeles working on Skid Row in order to send money back home to his mother. When he forms the most unlikely friendship with Martha, an elderly woman and renowned author, the two become fiercely intertwined and find unconditional love in the process.

This journey of self-discovery stars Pax (This Is Us, American Crime) and Susan Harmon (F.E.A.R., Insecure) in the leading roles, along with Carole Ita White (Laverne and Shirley, 90210) and Harry Hains (American Horror Story, The OA), in his final performance.

Peridot, a new feature film from Shayne Pax; releasing by Gravitas Ventures on October 4, 2022

“I think Peridot is a film for everyone, all ages, all genders, and beyond. At the core, this is a film about human intimacy and connection. All the glossy, provocative exteriors lure you in only to realize all the characters are screaming into the void for love and for a chance. I think anyone can receive something from this film,” explains Pax.

Up next, Pax will appear in Nick Stoller’s Apple TV+ comedy series Platonic, starring Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne. Originally from Massachusetts, Pax graduated from UCLA, where he studied acting, filmmaking, and writing. He landed his first feature film role at age 19 and has been building a solid reputation for his talents ever since.

PERIDOT is now available for pre-order on iTunes:

Beginning October 4, 2022, PERIDOT will be available VOD on major cable platforms, including Comcast, Spectrum, Cox, Dish; and streaming iVOD on iTunes, Amazon PrimeVideo, Vudu, Google Play and many more.

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