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(88 mins ) . . . (TV-MA, mature language)

Summer campers reunite for a getaway weekend, and a last chance to say goodbye. . . 

This "hilarious, authentic & affecting" indie comedy was shot in real time over 3 1/2 days, with a fantastic cast of actors & improvisers. Released in 2013 & re-distributed from 1091 Pictures, we're thrilled to celebrate 10 summers of love, laughter & tears... Come see your friends!


“Avers & company hit a note of playful confidence, with a vibe of real-life controlled chaos… Genuinely disarming & clever - strong performances!” – Andrew Lapin, The Dissolve

"Funny, realistic - like I was reliving it!"

"Took me back to camp. . . "

“A charming, hilarious movie that will have audiences retelling their own stories as soon as the credits are done. Realistic, honest & hilarious!” - Kelley Cantrell, MovieGeek

"One of the most realistic depictions of reuniting friends I've seen - I LOVED The Weekend!"

"One of the best indies I've seen in years!"

"An indie film gem!!"

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Carson Elrod
Julie Sharbutt
Bhavesh Patel
Amber Gray
Heather Lind
David Ross

Stacey Yen
Joe Paulik

Gretchen Hall
Vayu O'Donnell
Stacey Linnartz
& Jeremy Rishe

exec producer: Michael Izquierdo | editor & co-producer: Benjamin Stauffer | sound op: Joseph Morales
post sound: Evan Spear | original music: Tim Blane | director of photography: Michael Izquierdo & Craig DiFolco 
graphic design: Derrek Coss | associate producers: Krystel Lucas & Katie Meister | contributing music: Ben Carroll

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CARSON ELROD (Cola) . . . An award-winning comedic actor, writer, activist & co-founder of #BeAnArtsHero & #FairWageOnStage , Carson has performed on TV (The Good Fight, 30 Rock, High Maintenance), film (Kissing Jessica Stein, Wedding Crashers), countless stage productions on and off-Broadway (Peter & the Starcatcher, Noises Off, Reckless, All in the Timing), and as a regular improviser with UCB's Gravid Water. 


JULIE SHARBUTT (Lulu) . . . A prolific writer, director, producer, actor & improviser, Julie's comedy writing has appeared in The New Yorker McSweeney's - her short films SCAM, and 3 Days toured the world, winning awards in numerous film festivals; she recently won several screenwriting honors & regularly performs with UCB in LA and NYC. Member of Femmes Fatales, Alliance of Women Directors & Women in Film.

BHAVESH PATEL (Teddy) . . . A magnificent actor, Bhavesh has performed on & off Broadway, in War Horse, Midsummer Night's Dream at the Public, Tom Stoppard's Indian Ink at Roundabout, and opp. Kevin Kline in the B'way revival of Present Laughter. On TV, he recurred in Season 5 of The Good Wife, along with episodes of Bull, Law & Order: SVU, Instinct, New Amsterdam, Madame Secretary, Elementary and more.

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AMBER GRAY (Maggie) . . . A celebrated Broadway actor, Amber was nominated for Tony, Outer Critics, Drama Circle & Lucille Lortel Awards for her performances in Hadestown, and Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812 - winning the Grammy for Best Musical Theater Album for Hadestown, and winner of the 2022 Bayfield Award for her work as Banquo in MacBeth (opp Ruth Negga & Daniel Craig).  Screen appearances include Ms. Guidance, The Underground Railroad, Bull, and Master, opp. Regina King.

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HEATHER LIND (Victoire) . . . Known for lead roles on AMC's TURN: Washington's Spies & HBO's Boardwalk Empire, Heather's an accomplished actress, starring as Desdemona in Othello at the Public, The Nap at Manhattan Theater Cluband Merchant of Venice opposite Al Pacino. With a number of TV & film appearances, Heather appears in Sunnyside Films' drama features, The Last Day of August and Fireworkers.

DAVID ROSS (Hallsey) . . . A brilliant comic writer, director, actor & improviser, David created Ben & David  with Ben Huber, also writing & directing Every Guy You Meet on Tinder, V-Day and Connection Unavailable - his comedy has appeared in the LA Times, Daily Beast's Top 5 Videos, Backstage, and on the Today Show! Short film People Are Becoming Clouds was screened at the Toronto Film Festival and for The New Yorker. 


STACEY YEN (Sophia) . . . With numerous appearances on TV (Ugly Betty, Rubicon, Law & Order SVU, CSI NY, Gossip Girl, Blue Bloods, Unforgettable, Nurse Jackie, Treme, The Blacklist, Mdm Secretary, Elementary, High Maintenance) Stacey's also prolific stage actor, appearing at the Goodman Theater, Ars Nova, ACT, Clubbed Thumb, Huntington Theater Co, The Public Theater, and Miles for Mary  with the Mad Ones.

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JOE PAULIK (Dan) . . . A brilliant actor with appearances on Broadway in Network, and theaters including Williamstown, Westport, Huntington, Playwrights Horizons & The Guthrie, with recent favorites The Public's Timon of Athens, Signature Theater's Love and Money, and Pearl Theater's Stupid F*cking Bird. Member of sketch group Get to the Chopper, Joe's created two one man shows, Time Man and Me & the Moon

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GRETCHEN HALL (Alice) . . . Gretchen's radiant performances have been seen on & off Broadway, overseas with The Continuum Company, ACT, The Old Globe, Shakepeare Theatre Company, The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, Arena Stage, CenterStage, Westport Country Playhouse and the Hangar - to name a few. TV credits include The Path, Blacklist, Person of Interest, Elementary, Lipstick Jungle, Louie, Gossip Girl  and more.

VAYU O'DONNELL ("Gandhi") . . . A dynamic actor & creative, Vayu's performed on Broadway (Man and Boy), at Lincoln Center (Golden Boy), off-Broadway (Ars Nova, Ohio Theater, Bleecker Street, New Dramatists & more) and around the country at Williamstown, Shakespeare DC, Yale Rep & more; Vayu created, co-wrote and starred in mini-series 80/20, and recently starred in the celebrated indie Survival Skills.


STACEY LINNARTZ (Charlotte) . . . Stacey's a remarkable actor, director, writer, producer & teacher - with notable performances in theater (The Public, Barrow Group, Ohio Theater, La Mama and Wheelhouse''s Life Sucks), film (Winter's Choice, Life to the Lees, Last 48), and web series (First World Problem, Couples). Co-founder of Kids Creative Collective and Saint Sarah Productions.


... and JEREMY RISHE (as "Uncle Max") . . . A dynamic actor, writer & creative producer, Jeremy's performed in TV's Ray James, Blue Bloods, Madame Secretary, Elementary, Good Wife, Off-Broadway's The Sabbath Girl, Jewtopia, As Soon As You're Born (They Make You Feel Small) (writer), web series First World Problem (writer, producer), and Jewtah, an indie filmed in Jeremy's beautiful home state ... of Utah.

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BRIAN AVERS (director, co-writer, co-producer) . . . An accomplished stage & screen actor, Brian has originated leading roles on and off-Broadway, appeared in a number of hit TV shows, and his voice has been heard in commercials, audiobooks & more. As a writer-director, he's created new plays, sketch comedy, and produced a variety of projects for stage, screen & new media. With The Weekend, Brian was thrilled to have jumped in the sandbox with such a special company of artists... "Watahotaho!"

MICHAEL IZQUIERDO (exec producer, director of photography) . . . A prolific multi-hyphenate, Michael has acted in celebrated stage productions, award-winning films & beloved web series, while often working as a sought-after voice artist. His production company, Sunnyside Films, has built a remarkable collection of features, shorts, music videos, high-end commercials & more - with Michael wearing many hats, before and behind the camera - as a producer, director, editor, writer & lead actor. Visit Sunnyside for updates!

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