Greg returns to his estranged family’s summer vacation house with his boyfriend, and after confessing his love to his boyfriend for the first time, he is tormented in the night by the ghost of his homophobic father.
The Summer House is currently in post production and is scheduled to make a festival debut in the summer of 2019. The production was done over 3 days in the stunning Sea Ranch community in Northern California, with a crew of USC film school graduates. This film is a proof of concept for a feature film also written by Luke Willis.
The story represents the manifestation of the figurative ghost that all members of the LGBTQ community carry around with them, haunting them. While the LGBTQ community has achieved government recognition for same sex marriage there is still a huge part of the American population that is steeped in prejudice, intolerance and hate. This intolerance is passed on from older generations to young queer youth as a deep seeded fear of rejection and intense self hate. These ghosts of self hate and fear of rejection threaten to destroy the queer individual’s every attempt at a healthy and fulfilling romantic relationship, and if the ghosts are not exercised then they fester into an unconquerable manifestation that will slowly torture and kill its victim.