Festival Films

Director:
Michael Parks Randa, Lauren Smitelli
Screenwriter(s):
Will Halby, Terra Mackintosh, Michael Parks Randa, Andrew Pilkington, Lauren Smitelli
Producer(s):
Terra Mackintosh, Andrew Pilkington, Leah Romond, Jake Sharpless, Katie White
Principal Cast:
Sophia Bratt, Eric Carl Adams, Maya Albanese, Giulia Alexander, Alec Bandler, Riley Barker, Sean Barton, Benjamin Bratt
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Best Summer Ever

Move over Travolta, Efron, and Bacon for this fresh take on the beloved teen musical genre with its ground-breaking inclusion of people with disabilities, both on-camera and behind-the-scenes. Hearts are aflutter at a summer dance camp when Tony, a charming, talented football star, first meets Sage, a wise and demure vocalist and their frolicking performances explode on screen. To see disabilities portrayed so naturally is cotton candy for the soul, as cast and crew crack jokes, fall in love, deliver hard truths, and carry the day as boom operators and trusty grips. Co-directors Michael Parks Randa and Lauren Smitelli share creative sensibilities and social activism roots They found tremendous support from an all-star team of producers including Amy Brenneman, Jamie Lee Curtis, Ted Danson, Mary Steenburgen, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard who both make cameos in the film.

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