When a group of summer camp friends reunite for a weekend send-off, the spirit of youth returns and love is in the air.

The Duel



FilmBuff and Sunnyside Films announce the release of feel-good summer comedy THE WEEKEND, directed by Brian Avers, and featuring a cast of celebrated young New York actors:  Carson Elrod (The Wedding Crashers, Kissing Jessica Stein), Julie Sharbutt (Maladies, “The Good Wife”), Bhavesh Patel (Two Days in NY, The Maiden Heist), Gretchen Hall (Almost in Love, “Deception”), Vayu O’Donnell (Golden Boy, 80/20), Stacey Linnartz (“Rescue Me”, First World Problem), Jeremy Rishe (“Blue Bloods”, Jewtopia), David Ross (God of Love, Ben and David), Joe Paulik (“Person of Interest”, P.S. Jones & the Frozen City), Stacey Yen (“Treme”, “The Good Wife”), Amber Gray (Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812), and Heather Lind (“Boardwalk Empire”, “Turn”, The Merchant of Venice).


Before their childhood friends get married and move across the country, eight summer campers (and a few disoriented newbies) take over a rental cottage in upstate New York for one last weekend of fun in the sun!

Written by the full cast & creative team, and shot entirely in real-time, this romantic character comedy is truthful, spontaneous, and hilariously funny.  In the spirit of The Big Chill, Breakfast Club, and Wet Hot American Summer, this ensemble film perfectly captures the experience of growing up and growing apart from those you will always call friends.


FilmBuff has established itself as a leading digital entertainment curator of the best in indie cinema.  Sunnyside Films, a quickly growing independent film company founded by producer Michael Izquierdo, also produced the hit web-series iChannel, award-winning feature drama The Last Day of August, and upcoming horror film Viscera.


What Critics are Saying:


“Avers & company hit a note of playful confidence… with a vibe of real-life controlled chaos… enjoyable… genuinely disarming & clever… strong performances…” – Andrew Lapin, The Dissolve

The Weekend is a charming, hilarious movie that will have audience members retelling their own stories as soon as the credits are done rolling. The Weekend could be one of the most realistic, honest and hilarious movies.” – Kelley Cantrell, MovieGeek