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Movie filmed in beach towns debuts this weekend

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Eric Roberts and Paul Shaplin on set. Eric Roberts and Paul Shaplin on set.

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT ) – A made-for-TV movie filmed at Wrightsville Beach and Carolina Beach will debut this weekend.

The Perfect Summer, starring Eric Roberts and Wilmington's Sydney Penny (All My Children), will air Saturday, July 13 at 7, 9 and 11 p.m. on UpTV, which was formerly GMC.

According to a Facebook post from studio behind the project, American Idol finalist Jason Castro, Louis Mandylor, Adam Horner, Katie Garfield, JD Banks, and Justin Barnhill also appear in the picture.

Locations for the shoot included Aussie Island Surf Shop and the beach strand at Access #29 (Stone Street) in Wrightsville Beach. It was filmed during the summer.

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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