See You Next Summer
See You Next Summer aims to highlight the diverse experiences of young women and the LGBTQ experience. Set in 1975, our story combines the nostalgia for days spent by the lake with the emotions of a young girl discovering her sexuality and who she's meant to be.
Inclusion StatementThis story is a female driven and created story with an all female key crew and 90% female production crew. We have noticed a lack of female LGBTQ+ representation in cinema and wanted to help fill the gap with our unique story surrounding young teenage women at a pivotal point in their lives.
About The Project
Set in the summer of 1975...
Our story follows Rose, 13, whose parents have recently gotten divorced. Dumped off at Montwood sleepaway camp for girls, Rose struggles to find her place within the camp's deeply rooted traditions and tight-knit bunkmates. Catching the eye of Nellie, Rose begins to feel more at home at Camp Montwood and embraces the care-free attitude of summer camp. When Rose realizes her feelings for Nellie are deeper than just friends, she must confront the confusing feelings within her and prejudices of those around her.
Little Darlings, 1980
This story was inspired by the director’s childhood summers at camp and the nostalgia she feels for days spent by the lake, beneath the forest trees. Summer camp is a pivotal point in many young adults’ lives. Our film aims to capture the free-spirited, wild experiences that have shaped us now.
Wisconsin Historical Society
The See You Next Summer team wants to embody the imagery of the 1970s era in every sense through camera techniques, detailed production design, and hair and make-up. We aim to capture the nostalgia of the 1970s. Since this is a period piece, it is important that everything in the film is as authentic as possible. Every tray, t-shirt, and poster needs to look like it’s from the ‘70s, which significantly increases the projected budget of our art department. Costs that set our project apart from other productions are larger budgets in Set Lighting and Locations. On our travel shoot, our crew is anticipating minimal access to power in the woods, as well as night exterior shoots. We must cover the cost of reliable generators for drawing power while shooting in the woods.
A summer camp is not a location that can be easily fabricated. In order to keep the story authentic, it is vital for See You Next Summer to take place at a real summer camp. This allows our story to be set against the beautiful backdrop of the forest. Without a summer camp, we lose a key component of the story and the framework for Rose’s experience.
Location photos of the See You Next Summer set
Because we will be shooting on location, we will be housing our cast and crew in the bunks of the camp for two weekends. We will also be providing three meals a day to keep our crew energized and happy. This will allow our crew to bond, unplug, and work hard to make this story come to life together. Much of the crew from our previous film, Brace Face, is returning and we are excited to work together again to improve upon our skills and have fun telling this story.
This story is a female driven, female created story with an all female key crew and 90% female production crew. We believe in collaboration and communication. We have noticed the lack of female LGBTQ+ representation in cinema and wanted to help fill that gap with our story, portraying the trials of becoming a woman in an empathetic way. We plan to make this film intersectional to combine issues of race, economic class, and gender in a way that is meaningful and impactful. We believe telling Women’s stories help connect the unique experiences that unite us.
We plan to submit our film to festivals and later release it online for our audience in Spring of 2019.
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About This Team
Scarlett Turner is a Film Production Directing emphasis with a minor in Women’s Studies. Her previous films, My Alien Girlfriend and Brace Face have had extreme emphasis on female representation both on screen and behind the camera. She also self-produces online video content for her YouTube channel, which has a large following of young women and inspires her love of social change through filmmaking. She is currently interning at the Women in Film Organization in Los Angeles, CA. She has previously worked on Solo: A Star Wars Story while studying in London, UK.
Marisa “Mo” Messina is Creative Producing student with a minor in Broadcast Journalism. She grew up in Seattle and spent most of her high school career traveling the country playing soccer with an elite premiere team and producing local youth theater at The 5th Avenue. Over the past year, Mo has produced two short films: Baby I’m Yours which has a small international distribution deal, and Rancid Relations. In the past she has worked for: Fox 2000, Microsoft Production Studios, The Washington State Patrol Crime Lab, and Pat Quinn Media Management.
Rachel Gysin is a Creative Producing student with a minor in Advertising. Born and raised in Los Angeles, filmmaking and storytelling have always been a passion of hers. Over the past two years Rachel has produced four short films: Tennis, Hello I’m Famous, Rancid Relations, and Woman in the Arena. In the past Rachel has interned for: Chernin Entertainment, Fox 2000, Bold Films, The O Project, and America’s Got Talent.
Blake Hilton is a Studio Art student with a minor in Production Design for Film. Blake was raised in Seattle where she devoted all of her time to studying visual arts. Her fascination with aesthetics and design lead her to a newfound passion of production design in college. Over the past two years Blake has designed four short films: Year of the Slut, Chainsaw Charlie, 11/9, and Donna.
Emily Tapanes is a Film Production Cinematography emphasis. Born and raised in Los Angeles, she has always had a passion for filmmaking. Her previous work includes Brace Face, Some Nerve, and Mistaken. As a female cinematographer in a highly male-dominated field, she always makes sure to have a mostly-female crew. In the past, she has worked at The Montecito Picture Company and Vox Pop Films.