EXCLUSIVE: Back home Kyle Patrick Alvarez has been selected to direct the film Crater for Disney Plus. The film will be overseen by Disney’s live-action team with hopes of filming in the spring. Shawn Levy will be producing through his 21 Laps Entertainment banner with Dan Levine.
Crater is described as a coming of age story in the vein of “Stand By Me,” which takes place on a lunar colony. After his father’s death, a boy who grows up in a lunar mining colony takes a trip to explore a mysterious crater, along with his four best friends, before being permanently transferred to another planet. John Griffin wrote the screenplay.
The film was initially set in the 20th century with Levy circling the directorial chair, but after moving to Disney Levy chose to focus on producing tasks as the film gained momentum.
Alvarez recently directed and produced all of the Amazon Series Season 2 episodes. Back home, with Janelle Monae, Chris Cooper, Hong Chau, Stephan James and Joan Cusack. Prior to that, he worked on two Netflix series, directing and producing episodes in the first and second seasons of the hit show. 13 reasons why.
His cinematic work includes two feature films that premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, The Stanford Prison Experience, premiered at the 2015 festival where she won the Alfred P. Sloan Feature Film Award and the Waldo Salt Award for Screenwriting. His other Sundance feature film, TOOTH., starring Jonathan Groff, was the first and only film made from the work of acclaimed comedian and author David Sedaris, which premiered at Sundance in 2013.
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