Feature Film River Road Starring Cody Kearsley

The Independent drama/thriller River Road starring Cody Kearsley, Lexi Redman and Steven Roberts will be available on Apple TV on August 3 then on Amazon and Google Play on August 12, 2022

The intense romance that starts with fun loving, hard partying soon spirals downward into a world of heroin and crime

For immediate release: Tall Grass Films are pleased to announce that their feature film River Road will be available to stream on Apple TV on August 3, 2022, followed by Amazon and Google Play on August 12th. River Road is about a musician, Travis (Cody Kearsley), who starts an intense romance with the fun-loving, hard-partying Zoe (Lexi Redman). They soon spiral downward into a world of heroin and crime. River Road is being distributed by Ohio-based Distribution Company Four by Three.

Written and directed by filmmaker Rob Willey, this gritty independent drama/thriller stars an incredibly talented cast including Cody Kearsley (Riverdale, Power Rangers, Daybreak) as Travis, Lexi Redman (Concrete Evidence) as Zoe, Steven Roberts (Tully, Beyond the Woods) in his 2021 Leo Award-winning performance as Fresno, Primo Allon (Altered Carbon, Godzilla) as Cole. Other cast include Sunee Dhaliwal, Aaron Pearl, and Melanie Rose Wilson. 

River Road is a drama centered on a musician, Travis (Cody Kearsley), who has just come off a successful club tour with his indie-rock band. Hoping to clean up his lifestyle after the hard-partying tour, Travis moves into his aunt’s cabin in Vancouver BC, which his aunt has left to him while she is living abroad.

Travis meets an attractive woman, Zoe (Lexi Redman), who he immediately has a strong connection with. Travis and Zoe soon fall into a dark downward spiral with their heavy drug use which leads to them committing armed robbery. Throughout the film, we also learn more about Zoe’s character, who may or may not be hiding some disturbing secrets regarding her past.

River Road received seven 2021 Leo Awards nominations (The Academy Awards of BC) including Best Picture, Best Director, Screenplay, and won for both Best Supporting Actor and Best Musical Score. River Road film played in multiple film festivals including the Toronto Independent Film Festival as well as in select theatres across North America through 2021/2022. The film also won the Crystal Pine Award for Best Musical score at the 2021 International Sound and Film Music Festival.

Rob Willey is a feature film and music video director from Victoria, British Columbia. Rob sang and played guitar in rock bands for years, which is where he first started directing music videos to promote their songs. His music video “Out of Your Head” won Best Music Video at the 2012 Vancouver Island Music Awards, and Rob soon became regarded as one of the top up-and-coming music video directors in Canada. In 2016 Rob wrote and directed his first full-length feature film Dark Cove. The independent thriller went on to receive critical acclaim, with iHorror.com calling the movie “…an incredible, strikingly unique psychological thriller.” Rob was inspired by the DIY independent filmmakers of Generation X such as Robert Rodriguez, Richard Linklater, and Doug Liman, and applied many of their guerrilla low-budget shooting techniques in his early work. 

After graduating high school in Okanagan BC, Cody Kearsley did three years of extensive acting and dance training at a musical theatre school in Los Angeles. Upon returning to Vancouver in 2016, Cody was drawn to the role of Travis in River Road as he has always wanted to creatively explore the world of drug addiction after being exposed to the darkness of the hard-partying Los Angeles show business scene in his late teens. Cody is best known for his role as football jock Moose Mason on CW’s hit teen drama series Riverdale, Cody was then cast alongside Matthew Broderick as one of the leads in the popular Netflix series Daybreak. He also co-starred with Bruce Willis in Breach.

Filmmaker Rob Willey and cast members are available for interviews upon request.  

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