ALBERTO MARINI’S SUMMER CAMP TO BE PART OF BUSAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FEST
SUMMER CAMP will be part of Busan International Film Fest taken place from October 1-10. it will be also be shown next week at FrightFest in London and Sitges.
Summer Camp starts when Darren, Michelle, Will and Christy signed up to work as camp counselors, they had visions of a fun-filled summer in an exciting foreign country. During their last hours of “freedom” before the camp opens its doors, the young counselors are determined to have a night they´ll never forget ?and they won´t be
disappointed… Before the party´s even gotten underway, things get ugly, very ugly… A silent infection spreads, a friend snaps without prior notice. A savage game of cat and mouse ensues, it´s unclear who is afflicted and who is not, and the pursuer can become the pursued in the blink of an eye: Welcome to Summer Camp.
According to the director: It´s not the first time a genre film has been set in a summer camp. The setting, the isolation, putting a load of strangers together in one place… all these things are great ingredients for a horror film. With Summer Camp, we wanted to bring new life to the concept, by playing around with the conventions of the genre, surprising and terrifying the viewer with the unexpected.
There´s a game common to the majority of kids around the world, both in and out of summer camps: “Tag you are it”, “Ce l´hai”, “Pilla pilla”, “fangermandl”, “chat”,…. The fun of the game is that the roles are constantly changing. The pursuer becomes the pursued, the cat becomes the mouse.We wanted to capture this idea in a horror-filled, adrenaline-pumped movie. Where the characters barely have time to catch their breath and are shown no mercy. A film in which you´re never sure who your friends or who your enemies are, a game you´d never wish to be part of and where, sometimes, in order to escape the only option is to attack.