“Catalyst” follows two brothers searching for closure while coping with their parent’s divorce. The younger brother, Terrence (Justice Rieth) looks above, to God and the church. The older brother, Keeran (Nick Kavanaugh) hopes a friendship he has with a talented classmate (Erika Sorenson) can turn into more, proving to himself that he will not take the same road as his parents. “Catalyst” blends neo-realism and religious metaphor to dive deep into a family living with echoes of a harmful past.
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