Chris Ball treated Summerland as a nice wonderful workcation.
Ball, who is usually behind the scenes for many productions, took the role of Bray in Summerland because the character is similar to him. In the end, he made Bray to a character he adored.
In this queer coming-of-age comedy, it follows three friends trekking in an RV towards a summer festival as one intends to meet the man of his dreams.
The film stars Maddie Phillips (Netflix’s Teenage Bounty Hunters), Rory J. Saper (Find Me In Paris, The Legend of Tarzan), Dylan Playfair (Letterkenny, Descendants 2), Noah Grossman (Smosh), and Chris Ball (Incontrol). Lankyboy directed the film, a directing duo of Kurtis David Harder (Spiral, Incontrol) and Noah Kentis.
Here’s the short synopsis:
Surviving graduation is just the first challenge for Bray (Ball), Oliver (Saper), and Stacey (Phillips), three friends determined to make it to the Summerland music festival, no matter what it takes. Embarking on a road trip in high spirits, there’s more than just music waiting for them at the end of the rainbow. Bray has plans to meet Shawn, a boy he met on an online Christian dating site he’s convinced is questioning his sexuality. The problem? He’s been pretending to be Stacey, Oliver’s girlfriend, to get close to him.
LRM Online’s Gig Patta exclusively spoke with actor Chris Ball on his leading role for Summerland. We talked about his involvement, the road trip, the RV, and the homosexual romantic storyline.
This is Chris Ball’s second feature film following Incontrol, which is also directed by Kurtis David Harder. Typically, Ball is on the production side in various roles. He produced Summerland, Spiral, Z, and Still/Born.
Summerland is currently available on VOD today.
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Source: LRM Online Exclusive, Summerland