Camp Wedding

A Film by Greg Emetaz


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.


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    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
    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
  • 5th SANTA CRUZ INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Rio Gallegos, Argentina)April 19, 2019
    3rd ANNUAL JIM THORPE INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Jim Thorpe, PA, USA)April 25, 2019
  • 8th JULIEN DUBUQUE INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Dubuque, IA, USA)April 28, 2019
  • 16th INDY FILM FEST (Official Selection, Indianapolis, IN, USA)May 2, 2019
  • 14th HOBOKEN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Greenwood, NY, USA)May 17, 2019
  • 4th LONDON INTERNATIONAL MOTION PICTURES AWARDS (Official Selection, London, UK)May 22, 2019
  • 1st NORTHEAST MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Dillard, Georgia, USA)June 14, 2019
  • 2nd HONG KONG FILM ART INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Kwai Chung, Hong Kong)July 6, 2019
    4th CANAL DE PANAMA INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Panamá, Panama)August 15, 2019
  • 6th FICLAPAZ - LA PAZ INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, La Paz, Bolivia)September 5, 2019
  • 3rd MANIFESTO FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Amsterdam, The Netherlands)September 6, 2019
    2nd UNDO DIVERGENT FILM AWARDS (Official Selection, Arlington, MA, USA)September 7, 2019
  • 4th REVOLUTION ME FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, New York, USA)September 20, 2019
  • 12th BUSHWICK FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Brooklyn, NY, USA)October 2, 2019
  • 4th FECIS - SALTO INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Salto, Uruguay)October 14, 2019
  • 6th SANFORD INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Sanford, USA)October 16, 2019
  • 4th ADIRONDACK FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Glens Falls, New York, USA)October 17, 2019
    9th EASTERN OREGON FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, La Grande, OR, USA)October 24, 2019
  • 5th BAHIA INDEPENDENT CINEMA FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Salvador, Brazil)November 1, 2019
  • 16th ROME INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Rome, Georgia, USA)November 6, 2019
    SHORT LONG WORLD FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Corrientes, Argentina)November 7, 2019
  • 5th SAN JOSE INTERNATIONAL FILM AWARDS (Official Selection, San José, Costa Rica)November 20, 2019
  • 15th BELOIT INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Beloit, United States)February 21, 2020
  • 5th SOMETHING WICKED FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Forest Park, GA, USA)August 7, 2020



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


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



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

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Greg Emetaz