Coming of age indie comedy Pitching Tents has finalized its cast and production has begun. Set in the 1980s, the story concerns a working class teenager in Pennsylvania struggling to choose between the chance to go to college and the pressure to start working in the local factory. With his no-nonsense father and flustered guidance counselor urging opposite paths, the three of them visit an annual bacchanal held by graduating seniors out in the woods. Once there, they discover that an urban legend of a so-called “goddess camp” is real.
Pitching Tents stars Michael Grant in the lead role, along with Jim Norton as the guidance counselor and Eric Allan Kramer as the father. Also starring are Booboo Stewart, Jonathan Lipnicki, Marco James, Samantha Basalari, Spencer Daniels and Vincent Pastore. From Meritage Pictures, it’s directed by Jacob Cooney from a script by Jayme Petrille and Rob Fox. Jane Kelly Kosek and Jayme Petrille produce, with additional production by David Gere. Filming will last until August 23, 2015.