Blast Beat (film)

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Blast Beat
Blast beat.jpg
Film poster
Directed byEsteban Arango
Written by
  • Erick Castrillon
  • Esteban Arango
Produced by
  • Charles D. King
  • Poppy Hanks
  • Erick Castrillon
CinematographyEd Wu
Edited byAlex Blatt
Music byDavid Murillo R.
Distributed byVertical Entertainment
Release dates
  • January 26, 2020 (2020-01-26) (Sundance)
  • May 21, 2021 (2021-05-21) (United States)
Running time
105 minutes
CountryUnited States
  • English
  • Spanish

Blast Beat is an American film that premiered on January 26, 2020, at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival.[1] It is a coming-of-age film about two Colombian brothers in the US in 2000, written by Erick Castrillon and Esteban Arango and directed by Arango.[2] It runs for 105 minutes and was acquired by Sony Pictures for distribution. It is in English and Spanish with English subtitles. There is a lot of "metal culture" and dancing in the film.[3][4] It competed in the Sundance Dramatic Competition.[5] It was released on May 21, 2021, by Vertical Entertainment.



  1. ^ "blast-beat". Retrieved November 30, 2020.
  2. ^ Nicholson, Amy (January 27, 2020). "'Blast Beat': Film Review". Variety. Retrieved November 30, 2020.
  3. ^ Clark, Anne Victoria (January 27, 2020). "Kali Uchis, Wilmer Valderrama, and the Rest of Blast Beat Tell Us What's Metal". Vulture. Retrieved November 30, 2020.
  4. ^ "Wilmer Valderrama dances to the alphabet of 'Blast Beat' | Sundance Film Festival 2020". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved November 30, 2020.
  5. ^ "'Blast Beat': Film Review | Sundance 2020 | Hollywood Reporter". January 26, 2020. Retrieved November 30, 2020.

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