Set as a modern day breakfast club, RELISH follows the story of five teenage outcasts, who escape a private treatment facility in hopes of attending the infamous Dreamland Music Festival. Led by a rebellious transgender male, Kai (Tyler DiChiara), and with help from Aspen (Hana Hayes), a social media influencer, Levi (Mateus Ward), a football player addicted to opioids, Theo (Rio Mangini), who suffers from bipolar disorder, and Sawyer (Chelsea Zhang) an alien-obsessed nerd, the five embark on the journey of a lifetime.
Premiere Status: Palm Springs Premiere
Screening Time: 8:20PM
Country: United States
Runtime: 98 mins
Justin Ward began his career running his own theater company Horizon Stage, where he produced and directed original plays. He then went on to work for Mick Jagger at Jagged Films. Ward is best known for creating documentary-style programming around action sports. This started a decade-long career producing and directing over of 400 hours of sports, extreme sports, documentary, travel, health and culinary programming for such networks as CBS, NBC, NBC Sports, CBS Sports, Spike TV, FOX, ESPN, espn2, FSN, Varia and The Travel Channel. Ward was involved in creating the first "UFC Countdown" show, and then went on to director and producer the Series from 2005-2008. He also directed and produced "Inside the UFC," and was the Showrunner for "UFC All Access" on Spike TV.
In 2011, he created and was the director and executive producer of the 10 episode documentary film series "Rock Stars," which aired The National Geographic Channel. Ward has also produced, directed and edited award-winning music videos, syndicated TV Series, commercials and has freelanced for The NFL, NFL Films, Nascar, CBS Sports, NBC Sports, and The UFC. He has directed several international ad campaigns for Lexus, Toyota, Lincoln, Chevy, Waldrof Astoria, The Grand Wailea Maui, Herbalife and The Sheraton Hotel & Resorts. Ward is president of the full-service documentary, television and commercial production company Maui X Productions, Inc., and a partner at Ohana Films, Inc., which focuses on developing and producing feature films.