Here! wraps shooting on 'Shelter'


NEW YORK -- Gay-interest TV network Here! has completed production on the same-sex surfer romance "Shelter."

In writer-director Jonah Markowitz's first feature, set for a North American theatrical release in the fall through Regent Media's Here! Films label, Trevor Wright ("Air Buddies") stars as a California art-school hopeful whose dreams are sidelined by family obligations. He finds comfort surfing with his best friend's brother, played by Brad Rowe ("Billy's Hollywood Screen Kiss"), and pretty soon a relationship blossoms.

"Shelter" will be shown on the cable network late this year, shortly after its theatrical bow or possibly as a day-and-date release. Here! Films, the theatrical distribution and worldwide sales division of Here! Networks, will handle the film's worldwide distribution rights.

The film is produced by JD DiSalvatore and executive produced by Stephen P. Jarchow, Paul Colichman and Anne Clements.

Markowitz previously directed two shorts, "Hung Up" and "I Left Me."