Ping Pong Summer

  • 90'
  • USA
  • 2013
There’s plenty of table tennis in Ping Pong Summer, a nostalgic coming-of-age comedy in which time and place are at least as important as the story itself.
In the summer of 1985, the shy teenager Radford has to accompany his parents on their summer vacation to Ocean City, a popular resort on the Atlantic coast. The insecure thirteen-year-old spends his days playing table tennis and break-dancing, while he falls in love with the local beauty.
It is however the resort itself that attracts most attention in Ping Pong Summer. The real-life holiday resort is meticulously revealed by Michael Tully, whose previous films Cocaine Angel and Septien were also screened at IFFR. The cars, the holiday homes, the restaurants and the neon signs: Ping Pong Summer breathes the spirit of the 1980s in every respect. The cast largely comes from Ocean City itself and is assisted by a few big names from Hollywood, including Susan Sarandon.

Director
Michael Tully
Premiere
International premiere
Country of production
USA
Production Year
2013
Festival Edition
IFFR 2014
Length
90'
Medium
DCP
Language
English
Producers
Ryan Zacarias, Brooke Bernard, Holly Herrick, Billy Peterson, George Rush
Production Companies
Nomadic Independence Pictures, Epic Match Media
Sales
Films Boutique
Screenplay
Michael Tully
Cinematography
Wyatt Garfield
Editor
Marc Vives
Production Design
Bart Mangrum
Sound Design
Angie Yesson
Music
Michael Montes
Cast
Gibril Wilson, Marcello Conte, Helena May Seabrook
Website
http://filmsboutique.com/movies/ping-pong-summer