Writer Benjamin Percy and Director & Co-Writer James Ponsoldt coming-of-age tale, intended to give their own daughters a film for them, is the perfect sun setting moment for 2022. Here is our Gadi Elkon interviewing with Benjamin, James, and cast members Lake Bell, Sarah Cooper, Lia Barnett, Sanai Victoria and Eden Grace Redfield.
During their last days of summer and childhood — the weekend before middle school begins — four girls struggle with the harsh truths of growing up and embark on a mysterious adventure.
Summering is in the ilk of coming-of-age classics like STAND BY ME, NOW & THEN and shows like STRANGER THINGS and/or PAPER GIRLS. A film that relishes the lessons learned in a fantastical summer of discover and lost innocence. Ponsoldt, Percy and this group of ladies have given us the summer closing film needed in a pandemic impacted country.
Interview with Director & Co-Writer James Ponsoldt:
Writer Benjamin Percy and I discussed further the notion of creating a story for his daughter. We also dived into the influences like the beloved Newbery award winning BRIDGE TO TERABITHIA!
Interview with Writer Benjamin Percy:
Actresses Lake Bell and Sarah Cooper play mothers Laura and Karna and both talked with me about these roles.
Here is our Interview with Lake Bell and Sarah Cooper:
Lastly, the film revolves around a foursome of girls who unearth a wild mystery that makes this summer different than all others. 3 of the 4 girls talked with me about their roles.
Here is our Interview with Lead Actors Lia Barnett (Daisy), Sanai Victoria (Lola) and Eden Grace Redfield (Mari):
Summering is now out in a theater near you!
For more info, SUMMERING.