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CAMP WEDDING

2018 : 97mins

Mia's wedding party is not too keen on transforming a dilapidated summer camp into the wedding venue of her dreams--when people begin disappearing in the night, that doesn't help either...

Writer/Director: GREG EMETAZ
Story: GREG EMETAZ & CARA CONSILVIO
Producer: JOSH FOLAN
Executive Producer: CARA CONSILVIO
Associate Producer: FRITZ BREKELLER
Director of Photography: HIROSHI HARA
Production Design: KATE RANCE
Costume Design: ANTHONY PAUL-CAVARETTA
Original Score: ANDREW M. EDWARDS
Sound Design: DOUG JOHNSON

Cast:
KELLEY GATES
SEAN HANKINSON
CADDEN JONES
WENDY JUNG
MORGAN McGUIRE
CLIFF MILLER
JOHN PATRYN
DAVID PEGRAM
ADAM SANTOS-COY


Camp wedding is a compound genre movie exploring the fraying social fabric in a world of ubiquitous social media and text communication. It is a wedding comedy that stumbles into a summer camp horror movie and never quite realizes it since the two genres are communicating exclusively via text and social media so the tone doesn’t really get communicated.

These days many relationships are maintained exclusively via social media. Events like weddings often bring together old friends who have not actually communicated face to face in decades, even while living in the same city. This one-dimensional way of maintaining relationships often leads to great distortions, resentment, envy and even the termination of the friendship when a simple in person interaction could have produced a ‘frienaissance’.

I wanted to explore this phenomenon in a genre movie, because social commentary (especially anything that might seem like moral judgment) is an inherent aspect of the form. Horror movies punish their characters for sins and protect the pious. This often relies on dated definitions of sin, so I strove to create a more nuanced interpretation of the trope and force the characters to communicate honestly and openly in person...or die