NHFF Alumnus Jordan Vogt-Roberts’ “The Kings of Summer” Screens in Portsmouth, NH
Portsmouth, NH | THE KINGS OF SUMMER is a unique coming-of-age comedy about three teenage friends – Joe (Nick Robinson), Patrick (Gabriel Basso) and the eccentric Biaggio (Moises Arias) – who, in the ultimate act of defiant independence, decide to spend their summer building a house in the woods and living off the land.
Jordan Vogt-Roberts began his rise with comedic short films, and a few television/web series. His short film SUCCESSFUL ALCOHOLICS with NHFF 2011 alum TJ Miller, and Mean Girls star Lizzy Caplan brought him to Portsmouth for the 2010 festival. The short made an incredible festival run, picking up many awards including NHFF 2010 Best Short Comedy.
In June 2012 it was announced that Vogt-Roberts would direct Chris Galletta’s screenplay TOY’S HOUSE (which made Entertainment Weekly’s “The Black List” in 2009) for his feature length debut. The film immediately began accumulating well-versed indie actors Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation), Megan Mullally (Will & Grace), Alison Brie (Community), and started production in July. The fast turnaround placed TOY’S HOUSE in competition at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival for its premiere. CBS Films wasted no time in picking up the comedic drama directly after it screened to adoring audiences.
The film’s name was changed to THE KINGS OF SUMMER as it neared distribution and opened in select cities May 31st. The film did extremely well with box offices and audiences and continued on to more and more cities. The New Hampshire Film Festival couldn’t be more proud of this amazing accomplishment by Jordan and his team, and wishes him all the best as the film reaches more and more audiences.
Don’t miss your opportunity to screen the film in Portsmouth, NH at NHFF venue partner The Music Hall.