Filmbuff has licensed all worldwide rights to Summer Of 8, the debut feature of writer-director Ryan Schwartz, with day and date release in select theaters and all VOD platforms planned for September 2.
Set in the summer after the end of high school, Summer Of 8 follows eight close friends having as much fun together as they can at the beach before they part ways to head off to college. Longstanding couple Jesse and Lilly debate whether or not to maintain a long distance relationship, while Aiden works up the nerve to tell his friend Serena about his romantic feelings for her. Meanwhile, Bobby is worried about going to college alone, Emily is worried about her lack of sexual experience, and Jen is seemingly unworried about anything.
“I am incredibly proud that FilmBuff has come on board,” said Schwartz. “Our cast and crew poured their hearts into this movie. For FilmBuff to recognize all their talent and hard work is truly a dream come true.”
Shot in Newport Beach, California and premiering at the Newport Beach film festival, Summer Of 8 stars Shelley Hennig (Teen Wolf), Matt Shively (The Real O’Neals), Carter Jenkins (Mad Men), Rachel DiPillo (Chicago Med), Bailey Noble (True Blood), Natalie Hall (Star-Crossed), Michael Grant (The Secret Life of an American Teenager), and Nick Marini (Funemployed).
Michael M. McGuire and Steven J. Berger produced with Scott Dixon executive producing. Sam Scupp of FilmBuff and Michael M. McGuire of Organically Grown Productions negotiated the deal.