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THE SUMMER HOUSE

THE SUMMER HOUSE

LANGUAGE: English

Genre: Thriller, LGBTQ
Running Time: 14min
Year of production: 2019

SYNOPSIS

After many years away, Greg returns to his family’s secluded vacation house with his boyfriend only to be tormented by the ghost of his homophobic father.

PRODUCTION AND DISTRIBUTION

Production Company: Attic Box Productions, LLC
Film exports/World sales: Gonella Productions

CAST

Tim Torre as Greg
Nick Zephyrin as Chris
Sam Parsons as The Father

MAIN CREDITS

Director: Luke Willis
Screenwriter: Luke Willis
Producer: Julia Epsein-Norris
Director of Photography: Matt Burke
Sound: Emily Chan and Dylan Hurley
Editing: Jenna Neish
Sound Editing: Emily Chan
Music Composer: Pantawit Kiangsiri

TECHNICAL DETAILS

Genre: Thriller
Sub-genre: psychological suspense
Language: English
Country of origin: USA
Year of production: 2019
Total running time: 14 min
Shooting format: Digital
Color type: Color
Aspect ratio: Anamorphic
Sound format: 5.1 and stereo

AWARDS

Best Cinematography at Woods Hole Film Festival

FESTIVAL SELECTIONS

BFI Flare: London LGBTQ Film Festival
Woods Hole Film Festival
Key West Film Festival
Cinema Diverse: The Palm Springs LGBTQ Film Festival
Reeling: The Chicago LGBTQ+ International Film Festival
Indianapolis LGBT Film Festival
Out For Blood - Queer Horror Festival
AGLIFF / Prism Film Festival
Hong Kong Lesbian and Gay Film Festival
Special screening by Outfest for National Coming Out Day 2019

BIOGRAPHY OF THE DIRECTOR

Luke Willis is a Los Angeles based writer and director originally from Jacksonville, FL. Luke comes to filmmaking after a 20-year career in the theater as an actor and as a classical ballet dancer for the San Francisco Ballet. After retiring from the stage in 2014 he returned to school to study his other great passion, filmmaking. His first job after completing USC film school was working on the documentary Gay Chorus Deep South, which won the Audience Award at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival. His own award-winning short films have been met with great success in the US, Canada, and the UK, including multiple sell-out screenings at BFI Flare Film Festival and sell-out screenings hosted by Outfest for National Coming Out Day. Luke is committed to stories of hope and healing.