Kings of Summer (a.k.a. Toy’s House)

Kings of Summer

Last summer, I had an amazing opportunity to work on a movie being filmed in and around the Cleveland-area. Opening in New York and LA today, The Kings of Summer, previously titled, Toy’s House, will open in Cleveland on June 7th. I had no idea what, if any, of the photos I took would be used by the film, so I was so excited to see that some of my shots made it into the movie poster and as promotional stills!

Here’s a description of the movie from the filmmakers:

Premiering to rave reviews at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, THE KINGS OF SUMMER is a unique coming-of-age comedy about three teenage friends – Joe (Nick Robinson), Patrick (Gabriel Basso) and the eccentric and unpredictable Biaggio (Moises Arias) – who, in the ultimate act of independence, decide to spend their summer building a house in the woods and living off the land. Free from their parents’ rules, their idyllic summer quickly becomes a test of friendship as each boy learns to appreciate the fact that family – whether it is the one you’re born into or the one you create – is something you can’t run away from.

Kings of Summer is truly a fun, and funny, movie that anybody should go see, but an added bonus to many local Clevelanders will be seeing all of the local places like Chagrin Falls, Lyndhurst, North Royalton, Parma, Berea, the Metro Parks, and more, featured in the movie.

Go see it!

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