Ping Pong Summer

 

Year: 2014
Country: USA
Run Time: 92 minutes

The year is 1985. Rad Miracle is a shy, 13-year-old white kid obsessed with two things: Ping-Pong and hip-hop. During his family's annual summer vacation to Ocean City, Maryland, Rad makes a new best friend, experiences his first real crush, becomes the target of rich, racist local bullies, and finds an unexpected mentor in his outcast next-door neighbor. PING PONG SUMMER is about that time in your life when you're treated like an alien by everyone around you, even though you know—deep down—you're as funky fresh as it gets. Writer/director Michael Tully creates the ultimate love letter to the 80s coming-of-age comedy with this vivid cinematic time capsule. Hilarious in content and meticulously designed, Tully’s film relishes making an artifact of pop culture through synth-heavy suspense, Super 16 shades, and classic characters with original quirks. PING PONG SUMMER is a high five to the 13-year-old inside all of us who is hoping to come out on top. —Sundance Film Festival

Director
Michael Tully

Producers
Jeffrey Allard, Brooke Bernard, Michael Gottwald, Billy Peterson, George Rush, Ryan Zacarias

Screenwriting
Michael Tully

Cinematography
Wyatt Garfield

Editing
Marc Vives

Principal Cast
Marcello Conte, Susan Sarandon, Amy Sedaris, Judah Friedlander, Lea Thompson, Emmi Shockley, Myles Massey, Robert Longstreet

Director Bio
Michael Tully was named one of Filmmaker Magazine's "25 New Faces of Independent Film" after his directorial debut "Cocaine Angel" premiered at the 2006 International Film Festival Rotterdam. Since 2008 he has been the head writer and editor of HammerToNail.com, a website devoted to championing ambitious cinema.

Select Filmography
"Cocaine Angel" (2006), "Silver Jew" (2007), "Septien" (2011), PING PONG SUMMER (2014)

Print Source

Gravitas Ventures

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