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SPF-18 poster.jpg
Promotional poster
Directed by Alex Israel
Produced by
Written by
Narrated by Goldie Hawn
Music by Emile Haynie
Cinematography Joseph Aguirre
Edited by
  • Tessa Davis
  • Mike Hugo
Distributed by iTunes
Release date
  • September 29, 2017 (2017-09-29)
Running time
75 minutes
Country United States
Language English

SPF-18 is a 2017 American coming-of-age romantic comedy film directed by Alex Israel in his directorial debut.[1] Israel co-wrote the screenplay with Michael Berk.[2] The film stars Carson Meyer, Noah Centineo, Bianca A. Santos, Jackson White, Molly Ringwald and Rosanna Arquette, and is narrated by Goldie Hawn.

Principal photography took place in Malibu, California in May 2015. The film was released on iTunes on September 29, 2017, and was made available on Netflix on October 29, 2017.[3]


Penny Cooper spent years pining for the school heartthrob, Johnny Sanders Jr., before his father's death brought them closer together. When a mysterious country musician, Ash Baker, comes to town, Penny is torn between the two.



  1. ^ Baum, Gary (January 22, 2016). "L.A.'s Most Sought-After Artist Works Out of Warner Bros.' Backlot "Like a Trojan Horse"". The Hollywood Reporter.
  2. ^ Bagley, Christopher (January 12, 2016). "Alex Israel: Stars in his Eyes". W.
  3. ^ Freeman, Nate (August 28, 2017). "Alex Israel's Feature-Length Film 'SPF-18' – a Teen Surfing Drama Set During a Summer in Malibu – Will Be Released on iTunes in September". ARTnews.
  4. ^ Smith, Krista (March 13, 2017). "Introducing Carson Meyer, Our March 2017 Vanities Girl". Vanity Fair.

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