Bummer Summer

2010 | 79 minutes | NR | IMDb

Directed by Zach Weintraub

Cinematography by Nandan Rao

Starring Mackinley Robinson, Zach Weintraub, Julia McAlee, Maya Wood, Rob Malone, Simon Kogan & Elna Baker

Premiered at the 2010 Cinequest Film Festival

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When you're seventeen, every little thing can seem like a major change in the world. So it goes with Isaac, a teenager who, as his senior year in high school comes to an end, stares uneasily into the future. His feelings of confusion are further compounded by the arrival of his older brother, Ben, who comes home for the summer to take up with his ex-girlfriend, Lila, and set out on one last road trip before entering the world of responsibilities. The harmony the three youngsters seek over the weekend getaway quickly gives way to unexpected complications, however, as Isaac and Ben realize their shared feelings for Lila. (Cinequest)


Filmed in Olympia, Washington

Shot on the Canon 5D Mark II

"(We shot on) the Canon 5D Mark II, a digital still camera that had just came out when we started shooting the film. [...]The camera definitely has its limitations, but for what we did with it, it was perfect."
-- Zach Weintraub

Budget: $7000