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Molly Gordon, Nick Lieberman

Theater Camp

Edition 2023
94' - 2023 - Comedy - Dialogue: English, English
Director: Molly Gordon, Nick Lieberman Composer: James McAlister, Mark Sonnenblick With: Ben Platt, Molly Gordon, Ayo Edebiri
In mockumentary style, Sundance favourite Theater Camp lovingly pokes fun at musical companies that believe they can turn cardboard into gold.
During the summer holidays, the New York drama institute AdirondACTS provides a safe haven for expressive misfits. Unfortunately, the summer camp is sailing in financially troubled waters. The founder's son, a self-proclaimed internet entrepreneur (read: influencer) takes the helm, much to everyone's annoyance. Theatre Camp is a charming comedy that is set up as a mockumentary in which a fictitious documentary crew follows the vicissitudes of the young stage performers and their eccentric counselors. Debuting directors Molly Gordon and Nick Lieberman co-wrote the film with (Broadway) actors Ben Platt and Noah Galvin, following their 2020 short film of the same name. From a shared experience in the musical world, they affectionately mock creative communities. At Sundance, the film received a standing ovation from the crowd, while the jury celebrated the ensemble of actors.
“A high-spirited mockumentary for musical theater geeks, this Christopher Guest-style comedy is an affectionate salute to the outsider kids who find community and shared passion in their love of the stage.” - The Hollywood Reporter

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Credits

Director

Molly Gordon, Nick Lieberman

Composer

James McAlister, Mark Sonnenblick

With

Ben Platt, Molly Gordon, Ayo Edebiri

Scenario

Noah Galvin, Molly Gordon, Nick Lieberman, Ben Platt

Director of Photography

Nate Hurtsellers

Editor

Jon Philpot

Producer

Jessica Elbaum, Samie Kim Falvey, Erik Feig, Will Ferrell, Noah Galvin, Molly Gordon, Julia Hammer, Ryan Heller, Nick Lieberman, Ben Platt, Maria Zuckerman

Distributor

The Walt Disney Company Benelux / Searchlight Pictures

More information

Dialogue

English, English

Countries of production

United States of America, United States of America

Year

2023

Filmography

Molly Gordon
Theatre Camp (2023)
Nick Lieberman
Make Dinner Safer (short, 2013), Theater Camp (short, 2020), Theater Camp (2023)

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