Crater just released a teaser for its sci-fii YA movie debut on Disney+. Kyle Patrick Alvarez (Homecoming) directs the original film. Isaiah Russell-Bailey (Family Reunion) stars in Crater alongside Scott Mescudi, McKenna Grace, Billy Barratt, Orson Hong, and Thomas Boyce.

This is an amazing stroke of fortune for the young screenwriter, John Griffin, who wrote the script for a screenplay contest years ago, and did not win. Now it’s a produced film with good advance buzz. His name may be one to remember.

Check out the new clip and judge for yourself!

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Here’s how Disney describes the movie:

Crater is the story of Caleb Channing (Russell-Bailey), who was raised on a lunar mining colony and is about to be permanently relocated to an idyllic faraway planet following the death of his father (Mescudi). But before leaving, to fulfill his dad’s last wish, he and his three best friends, Dylan (Barratt), Borney (Hong) and Marcus (Boyce), and a new arrival from Earth, Addison (Grace), hijack a rover for one final adventure on a journey to explore a mysterious crater.”

Fans can catch Crater on latest Disney+ movie starting May 12.


David Raiklen
David Raiklen

David Raiklen wrote, directed and scored his first film at age 9. He began studying keyboard and composing at age 5. He attended, then taught at UCLA, USC and CalArts. Among his teachers are John Williams and Mel Powel.
He has worked for Fox, Disney and Sprint. David has received numerous awards for his work, including the 2004 American Music Center Award. Dr. Raiklen has composed music and sound design for theater (Death and the Maiden), dance (Russian Ballet), television (Sing Me a Story), cell phone (Spacey Movie), museums (Museum of Tolerance), concert (Violin Sonata ), and film (Appalachian Trail).
His compositions have been performed at the Hollywood Bowl and the first Disney Hall. David Raiken is also host of a successful radio program, Classical Fan Club.