Camp Wedding

A Film by Greg Emetaz

Synopsis

Camp Wedding is a compound genre movie exploring the fraying social fabric in a world of ubiquitous social media and text communication. It is a wedding comedy that stumbles into a summer camp horror movie and never quite realizes it since the two genres are communicating exclusively via text and social media so the tone doesn’t really get communicated.

These days many relationships are maintained exclusively via social media. Events like weddings often bring together old friends who have not actually communicated face to face in decades, even while living in the same city. This one-dimensional way of maintaining relationships often leads to great distortions, resentment, envy and even the termination of the friendship when a simple in person interaction could have produced a ‘frienaissance’.

I wanted to explore this phenomenon in a genre movie, because social commentary (especially anything that might seem like moral judgment) is an inherent aspect of the form. Horror movies punish their characters for sins and protect the pious. This often relies on dated definitions of sin, so I strove to create a more nuanced interpretation of the trope and force the characters to communicate honestly and openly in person…or die.

Director

  • Picture of Greg Emetaz © Greg Emetaz

    Greg Emetaz

    A filmmaker based in New York City. He is the director of short films Spell Claire, Get the F K Outta Paris!, Bowes Academy, Death by Omelette (SNCF Prix Du Polar Finalist & Hong Kong Mobile Film Awards Silver Medalist) and music videos "Eating 4 Two" and "Butt Drunk" (Friar’s Club Film festival special Jury Award, iTVfest Best Director Award) co-directed with Amanda DeSimone. He has created the behind-scenes documentaries for Julie Taymor's The Tempest, Broadway musical Spider-Man Turn off the Dark and numerous productions at New York City Opera and Opera Theatre of Saint Louis. His work as video designer for the stage includes Bel Canto at Chicago Lyric Opera, Dolores Claiborne at San Francisco Opera, An American Soldier, Shalimar the Clown, “27”, Champion, Alice in Wonderland, The Death of Klinghoffer and The Golden Ticket at Opera Theater of Saint Louis, Ajax at American Repertory Theater and Wallace Shawn's The Music Teacher.

Awards + Festivals

  • 9th QUEENS WORLD FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, New York, USA)February 14, 2019
  • *NEVERMORE AUDIENCE AWARD*
    20th NEVERMORE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Durham, NC, USA)March 8, 2019
  • 3rd DEEP IN THE HEART FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Waco, TX, USA)March 28, 2019
  • 8th JULIEN DUBUQUE INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Dubuque, IA, USA)April 28, 2019

Trailer

Crew

Director
Greg Emetaz
Screenplay
Greg Emetaz (Story by Greg Emetaz & Cara Consilvio)
Producer
Josh Folan
Director of Photography
Hiroshi Hara
Art Direction
Kate Rance
Costume Design
Anthony Paul-Cavaretta
Sound
Brian Kuciak
Editor
Greg Emetaz
Sound Design
Doug Johnson
Music
Andrew M. Edwards

Details

Running Time
97:37 mins
Shooting Format
4K
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
2.35:1
Sound
Dolby 5.1

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

Markus Kaatsch
aug&ohr medien
Riemannstr. 21
10961 Berlin, Germany

+49 (0)30 61620068

film@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

PRODUCTION COMPANY

MINORapocalypse
info@MINORapocalypse.com
www.MINORapocalypse.com

DIRECTOR

Greg Emetaz
info@MINORapocalypse.com
www.MINORapocalypse.com
www.facebook.com/greg.emetaz