The 2019 Oceanside International Film Festival will open on Wednesday, August 7th with a red-carpet exclusive featuring TNT’s hit television series “Animal Kingdom” now airing its fourth season(Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT). Our opening night event will screen season four episode 11, which is the second episode star Shawn Hatosy has directed, followed by a Q&A with attending cast & crew. Last year, Hatosy was recognized with the Oceanside On Screen Award after premiering his directorial debut with season three episode 11 “Jackpot”. A fan-favorite series, Animal Kingdom reached 36.5M total viewers for season three and season four currently ranks as a top 5 cable drama (P18-49). The adrenaline-fueled drama, about the ruthless Cody crime family, shoots many of the scenes right here in Oceanside, CA. Come out and see what all the buzz is about. The series stars Emmy® and Tony® winner Ellen Barkin, Shawn Hatosy, Ben Robson, Jake Weary, Finn Cole and Sohvi Rodriguez with Emily Deschanel and Spencer Treat Clark recurring.

Shawn Hatosy directing Season 3 Episode 311 Animal Kingdom.



The VIP Red Carpet begins at 6:00PM on August 7th, 2019 at The Sunshine Brooks Theater – 217 N Coast Hwy, Oceanside, CA 92054.

Seating and Subsequent Screening will Begin at 7:00PM with Q&A to Follow.

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Shot of OIFF 2018 Opening Night Audience – August 1st, 2018.

OIFF 2018 Post Screening Q&A Moderated by KROQ’s Kevin Ryder. (Left to Right; Kevin Ryder, Shawn Hatosy, Carolina Guerra, Ben Robson, series writer Daniele Nathanson)










About Animal Kingdom, Season Four:
This season, Smurf (Ellen Barkin) is back on top reminding her boys who’s boss no matter whom she hurts in the process. Trapped with Smurf and becoming increasingly unhinged, Pope (Shawn Hatosy) has found new and dangerous ways to deal with his anger. J (Finn Cole) continues to scheme about how to take over the family business, Craig (Ben Robson) plots one of their most difficult heists and Deran (Jake Weary) is worried about his future with Adrian (Spencer Treat Clark). As always, outsiders move in to threaten the Cody’s fragile peace, including Angela (Emily Deschanel), the former best friend of J’s deceased mother and a recovering junkie, who tries to snake her way back into the family’s good graces. A new criminal crew is also introduced with a surprising connection to the Codys.

Shawn Hatosy as “Pope” in Animal Kingdom.

Ben Robson as “Craig” in Animal Kingdom.