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Best Summr Ever (2020 film)
Directed by
  • Michael Parks Randa
  • Lauren Smitelli
Produced by
  • Will Halby
  • Pete Halby
  • Andrew Pilkington
  • Katie White
  • Leah Catherine
  • Dominique Dauwe
  • Terra Mackintosh
  • Jake Sharpless
Screenplay by
  • Michael Parks Randa
  • Will Halby
  • Terra Mackintosh
  • Andrew Pilkington
  • Lauren Smitelli
  • Shannon DeVido
  • Ricky Wilson Jr.
  • Holly Palmer
  • Eileen Grubba
  • Mumu
  • Jacob Waltuck
  • Bradford Hayes
  • Emily Kranking
  • Ajani "A.J." Murray
  • Lawrence Carter-Long
Music by
  • Songs:
  • Mumu
  • Pete Halby
  • Score:
  • Jamie Lawrence
Chris Westlund
Edited by
  • Frank Snider
  • Sam Adelman
  • Michael Parks Randa
  • Zeno Mountain Farm
  • SuperFilms!
Release date
March 2020 (SXSW)
CountryUnited States
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Best Summer Ever is a 2020 American musical comedy film directed by Michael Parks Randa and Lauren Smitelli and written by Michael Parks Randa, Will Halby, Terra Mackintosh, Andrew Pilkington, and Lauren Smitelli and starring Shannon DeVido, Ricky Wilson Jr., Holly Palmer, Eileen Grubba, Mumu, Jacob Waltuck, Bradford Hayes, Emily Kranking, A.J Murray, and Jeremy Vest.

Best Summer Ever is the first movie musical that has a fully integrated cast and crew of people with and without disabilities. It is slated to be released in 2020.


  • Shannon DeVido as Sage
  • Ricky Wilson Jr. as Tony
  • Holly Palmer as Gillian
  • Eileen Grubba as Kate
  • Mumu as Beth
  • Jacob Waltuck as Cody
  • Bradford Hayes as the Coach
  • Emily Kranking as Nancy
  • Ajani "A.J." Murray as Kevin
  • Lawrence Carter-Long as Officer Gorinsky

Best Summer Ever consists of many other actors, singers and dancers with different disabilities in featured roles and the ensemble. The movie also features cameos from Maggie Gyllenhaal, Peter Sarsgaard, Benjamin Bratt and his daughter Sophia who has cerebral palsy and Zack Gottsagen.


Zeno Mountain Farm is a non-profit organization that doubles as a year-long camp for people with disabilities and a production studios. Will and Peter Halby, together with their wives, Vanessa and Ila, founded Zeno Mountain Farm in 2008, making a commitment to spend their lives creating opportunities for and with people with disabilities and diverse needs.[1] Zeno is based off the Martha's Vineyard based Camp Jabberwocky, which the brothers participated in.

Zeno started with creating shorts with the most famous being Bulletproof, starring Jeremy Vest and Zack Gottsagen. A documentary film about the making of Bulletproof, titled Becoming Bulletproof, was released in 2014 and it received critical acclaim. [2][3] It was nominated for a Satellite Award for Best Documentary Film.[4]

Best Summer Ever, which was originally titled The Homecoming, started in production in 2017 with a series of kickstarters and celebrity backups.[5][6] The movie wrapped production in March 2019.[7]


The film will have its world premiere at South by Southwest in March 2020.[8]


Best Summer Ever consists of eight original songs, written by Madeline "Mumu" Rhodes and Pete Halby.[9][10]


  1. "Zeno Mountain Farm". Xceede Solutions, Inc.
  2. "Zeno Mountain Farm Offers Camp Fun For The Disabled |". 2012-02-28. Retrieved 2016-02-29.
  3. "Becoming Bulletproof (2014)". Retrieved 2016-02-29.

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