WriterTravis Beacham, Christopher J. Waild, Mark Freiburger Release dateSeptember 2007 (2007-09) (Big Bear Lake International Film Festival)
February 22, 2008 (2008-02-22) (United States) GenresDrama, Thriller, Indie film, Mystery Written byTravis Beacham, Christopher J. Waild, Mark Freiburger CastWill Patton (Eli Cottonmouth), Devon Gearhart (Phillip), Colin Ford (Jackson Patch), Richard Herd (Frank Cooper), Gregory Alan Williams (Sheriff Lem Baker) Similar moviesMark Freiburger directed Dog Days of Summer and wrote the screenplay for The Trial
Dog days of summer
Dog Days of Summer is a 2007 American independent feature film directed by Mark Freiburger and shot on location in Edenton, North Carolina. It is based on an original screenplay by screenwriters Travis Beacham and Christopher J. Waild.
The film stars Will Patton, Richard Herd, Devon Gearhart, Colin Ford, R. Keith Harris and Megan Blake.
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Dog Days of Summer opens with adult Philip Walden paying a visit to the unnamed town where he grew up. In a voiceover, he expresses his disgust over the ramshackle, broken down state of things, and, with trepidation, recalls "the summer I unwillingly grew up." That summer kicked off with the arrival of Eli (Will Patton), as witnessed by preteen Philip (Devon Gearhart) and best friend Jackson (Colin Ford). The two boys stare in awe as Eli tumbles out of his ancient-looking car and invite the townsfolk over to look at his amazing model circus. It's not long before Eli convinces the mayor to pay him to create a scale model of the town for the upcoming bisesquicentennial. Philip and Jackson, both dealing with troubles at home, glom onto Eli, using his old camera to take pictures of the town for Eli to use as inspiration. Despite its picture-perfect surface, Philip's town is anything but idyllic. His father is a minister, but not exactly the heroic kind—more the philandering kind. Jackson's blind father drinks his life away, mourning the loss of Jackson's mother to a car crash. Both boys are lost in a sea of adult emotions, with neither the maturity nor the resources to cope. As the boys take pictures for Eli, they watch the lives of those they love unraveling around them, and struggle to hang onto their dream of an uncomplicated life where the sun is always high and the river is filled with fish...
Will Patton as Eli Cottonmouth
Richard Herd as Frank Cooper
Devon Gearhart as Philip Walden
Colin Ford as Jackson Patch
Megan Blake as May Walden
Gregory Alan Williams as Sheriff Lem Baker
Wayne Crawford as Quincy Patch
R. Keith Harris as Pastor Salem
Colin Key as Older Phil Walden
Jessica Webb as Camille
Paul Silver as Brock Walden
Mark Joy as Chuck Walden
Richard Fullerton as The General
Joe Inscoe as Doc Rockwell
Patricia Herd as Marilyn Rockwell
Bonnie Johnson as Martha
Logan Fahey as Chip Robinson
On April 18, 2008 the film opened theatrically as the #22 highest per screen average in the nation out of the 122 recorded films in theatrical release.
The North American DVD release date was April 21, 2009