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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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


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


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


Chris Westlund


Frank Snider, Sam Adelman, Michael Parks Randa

Production Designer:

Laurel Sager

Sound Designer:

Rich Macar


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


Public Film Contact:

Andrew Pilkington
Zeno Mountain Farm

Publicity Contact:

Clare Ann Darragh

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72 mins