Best Summer Ever

Sage and Anthony have had the “Best Summer Ever” after falling in love at a dance camp in Vermont. Not expecting to see each other again until the following summer, Sage, by a twist of fate, arrives unexpectedly at the same high school as Anthony. Now faced with the drama of high school cliques, an evil cheerleader, and the illegal secret that keeps Sage's family on the move, they are forced to reevaluate their relationship as Tony struggles to be both the high school football star and the dancer he’s always wanted to be.
A fresh and exhilarating take on the beloved teen musical genre featuring eight original songs and a fully integrated cast and crew of people with and without disabilities.

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Credits

Directors:

Michael Parks Randa, Lauren Smitelli

Executive Producer:

Will Halby, Ila Halby, Peter Halby, Vanessa Halby, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Peter Sarsgaard, Amy Brenneman, Jamie Lee Curtis, Ted Danson & Mary Steenburgen, Michael Parks Randa, Michael Barnett, Stacie & Rod Pitts, Abhilash Patel, Ken Hirsch, Jeff Pechter, Susan Halby, Dominique Dauwe, Angela Howard, George Loenig & Kimbrough Towles, Kat Taylor & Tom Steyer, Becky Blodgett, Lindsay Eberts

Producer:

Andrew Pilkington, Katie White, Terra Mackintosh, Leah Romond, Jake Sharpless

Screenwriter:

Michael Parks Randa, Will Halby, Terra Mackintosh, Andrew Pilkington, Lauren Smitelli

Cinematographer:

Chris Westlund

Editor:

Frank Snider, Sam Adelman, Michael Parks Randa

Production Designer:

Laurel Sager

Sound Designer:

Rich Macar

Music:

MuMu, Peter Halby, Jamie Lawrence

Principal Cast:

Shannon DeVido, Rickey Wilson Jr., MuMu, Jacob Waltuck, Emily Kranking, Bradford Hayes, Eileen Grubba, Holly Palmer, Ajani A.J. Murray, Lawrence Carter-Long

Additional Credits:

Choreographer: Frances Orr, Costume Designer: Shari Bisnaught, Makeup/Hair Designer: Mariella Dawn, Associate Producer: Matt Marr, Unit Production Manager: Matthew Cherchio, Casting Directors: Ila Halby, Terra Mackintosh

Contact

Public Film Contact:

Andrew Pilkington
Zeno Mountain Farm
a.c.pilkington53@gmail.com
508-314-9555

Publicity Contact:

Clare Ann Darragh
clareanne@frankpublicity.com
917-364-9438

Details

Primary Entry:
Platinum Badge
Film Badge
Secondary Entry:
Music Badge
Interactive Badge
Film Festival Wristband
Year:

2020

Premiere Status:

World Premiere

Genre:

Musical

Screening Section:

Narrative Spotlight

Screening Category:

Narrative Feature

Country:

United States

Language:

English

Runtime:

72 mins