The Surface

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The Surface
TheSurface 2015poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Gil Cates Jr.
Produced by Jeff Gendelman
Jimmy Sammarco
Written by Jeff Gendelman
Starring Sean Astin
Mimi Rogers
Chris Mulkey
Jeff Gendelman
Music by Jeff Russo
Cinematography Jimmy Sammarco
Edited by Sherwood Jones
Good Note Productions
Distributed by Entertainment One
Release date
  • October 9, 2014 (2014-10-09) (Milwaukee Film Festival)
  • May 15, 2015 (2015-05-15) (Blu-ray/DVD premiere)
Running time
90 minutes
Country United States
Language English

The Surface is a 2014 American drama thriller film directed by Gil Cates Jr. and starring Sean Astin, Mimi Rogers, Chris Mulkey, and Jeff Gendelman.[1] Gendelman also served as the films writer and producer.


  • Sean Astin as Mitch
  • Mimi Rogers as Kim
  • Chris Mulkey as Kelly
  • Jeff Gendelman as John
  • Rachel Renee as Laurie
  • Neil Willenson as Nelson, Fox TV cameraman.
  • Sam Fuhrer as The Waterskier
  • John Emmet Tracy as Bank Manager
  • Elvis Thao as Factory Worker
  • Deleono Johnson as Factory Worker
  • David John Rosenthal as Fisherman
  • Dylan Simon as Cheering Fan
  • Veronica Handeland as Bowling Alley Patron (uncredited)


On July 22, 2013 Sean Astin and Mimi Rogers joined the cast of the film, Gil Cates Jr. is directing the film and Jeff Gendelman wrote the script for thriller film.[1] Mimi Rogers also joined the cast on 7 August in the Good Notes Productions financing film.[2]


The shooting of the film began on August 10, 2013 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.[3]


  1. ^ a b "Sean Astin, Chris Mulkey to Star in 'The Surface'". 22 July 2013. Retrieved 12 August 2013. 
  2. ^ "Mimi Rogers Set For Thriller 'The Surface'". 7 August 2013. Retrieved 12 August 2013. 
  3. ^ "'The Surface', starring Sean Astin, begins filming in Milwaukee". 10 August 2013. Retrieved 12 August 2013. 

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