WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC (WECT) – The locally shot film, The Perfect Summer, will air sometime in July, according to the director's Facebook post.
The Perfect Summer is an original movie made for UP, formerly known as GMC.
Filming began in early May of this year. It took a total of three weeks to shoot the film. It is currently in post production, but sources say it will make the July air date. Exact date still to be determined.
The Perfect Summer was mostly shot in the Wrightsville Beach area with local actors and crew. The film stars famed actors, Eric Roberts, Sydney Penny and Jason Castro.
Roberts is known for numerous films such as The Dark Knight and The Expendables. Penny currently lives in Wilmington and is best known for her role in All My Children. Castro is best known as an American Idol contestant in 2002.
Gary Wheeler is the Writer, Director and Executive Producer for the film. He is no stranger to Wilmington. He filmed the independent film The List staring Malcolm McDowell, One Tree Hill's Hilarie Burton and the late Pat Hingle. Wheeler is also a North Carolina native from the Western North Carolina area.
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