This film is set during the summers I spent working in the snack bar at Venetian Pools from when I was 12 to 14 years old.
One hot summer day this June, the memories from that time came flooding back to me. Maybe it's because there are no pools in NYC that I'm forced to daydream about them.
I was lucky enough to shoot this at the real Venetian Pools, the beautiful backdrop to so much of my childhood.
This film is about the universal experience of growing up, and how when you're young, things always change over the summertime.
I hope you enjoy it :)
Jacob Hiltzheimer playing Pete
Morgan Jewel Crump playing Ellen
Audrey Holcomb playing Amelia
Jacob Dannenfelser playing Nate
Michael Benjamin Turner playing Ice Cream Boy
written & directed by peter b samuels
produced by michael tumey
cinematography by peter b samuels
edited by peter b samuels
original score by peter b samuels
assistant director rachel lanquist
sound mixer philip scheidt
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