Above, William Brent
Daniel Pinder’s new film project, Paved New World Paved has added more talent to a project that’s a major project for the actor. Pinder is well-known for his role as Michael on Chicago PD, and the upcoming film Skate God. He’ll now be joined in the Paved New World project by another talented actor, William Brent – also known as Billy Unger. Brent, above, starred in the long-running Disney hit Lab Rats, as well as appearing with stars Kristen Bell and Jamie Lee Curtis in the recent films You Again and The Descendants 2.
In Paved New World, Brent will play the part of Funch, a “bad guy” role that the actor is excited to portray. The film focuses on the challenge between two skaters who race against the clock to see their hometown skater hero, Gibby (Andy Schrock) as he completes a suicidal gap jump on his skateboard. One of the two avid skateboard fans, Slim, will be played by Pinder; the other fan role is yet to be announced. Claudia Lee ( Kick-Ass2 and Hart of Dixie) will play a biker who is also the love interest for Slim (Pinder). Ava Allan, Olivia Rodrigo, Connor Weil, Kamil McFadden, Tilky Jones and social media stars Josh Paler Lin and Chad Tepper are also in the cast. With the addition of Brent, excitement is building, as the stellar cast continues to grow.
The film already has an extensive behind the lines pedigree. The film, written by Bio-Dome creators Scott Marcano and two time Emmy nominated and Golden Globe winner Kip Koenig of Greys Anatomy is directed by Skate God director Alexander Garcia. It’s being produced by Brad Krevoy (Dumb and Dumber) along with Marcano and Garcia.
Above, Daniel Pinder
“Paved New World is set in the 90s and follows two teens, Slim and Kilgore, on their last day of summer as they travel across town to watch their skate boarding idol attempt a suicidal skate trick,” Pinder explains. “It’s really a coming of age story about these best friends on a journey of finding themselves.”
Pinder calls the film’s story vividly relatable, and says he relates well to the character, and was able to bring his favorite hobby – skateboarding – to the character, as well. Having the lead role in a film supported by such strong and skilled acting talent like Brent is beyond exciting for the young actor.
“I understand Slim and…I feel like I’ve been very close to this character most of life,” Pinder asserts. “What I most identify with in him is his passion. I’m very excited for everyone to meet Slim.”
Paved New World is set to release June 21, 2018.