The creative and producing team for the upcoming film includes Zachary Halley, writer-director-producer; Selda Sahin, lyricist and producer; Derek Gregor, composer and producer; Telly Leung, producer; Sing Out Louise! Productions, producer; Masie Productions, producer; Steven Tylor O’Connor, producer and casting director; Joe Rusin, producer; and David Larsen, choreographer.
In addition to Rapp, Coffee and Pellosie, the cast will also feature Ravi Roth, Matt Shingledecker, Joshua Cruz, Eric Michael Krop, Jennifer Babiak, Trey Gerrald, Drew Brody, Adam Halpin, Jonathan Chang and Danny Blu.
Pellosie plays Thane, press notes state, "a handsome naif plucked from his small town and thrown into the largest of chiseled-jawed ponds: the New York City modeling scene. Finding a way to rise to the top through charm and smoldering looks, he is looking for more than just a hook-up in our modern day world of digital mobile dating apps. Thane has his roommate, Vincent (Anthony Rapp) use his intellect and witty banter to help him find a boy who will 'stay the night' and make a deeper connection. Vincent's best friend, Autumn (Claire Coffee), is intrigued with the gay hook-up culture that offers easily accessible sex with the simple exchange of a few texts. 'Grind' takes a sexy and artistic look at the ways we connect in today’s multi screened hook up culture and asks, 'Do you REALLY know who you’re talking to?'”