Beautiful Trailer For Upcoming Feature Film, "Late Summer" - Inspired By Ozu

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by Sergio
November 30, 2011 8:03 PM
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Here's a look at what defintely looks like a very interesting and worthwhile feature film to check out. Currently in post-production, Late Summer, which was written and directed by Ernie Park and produced by Michael Garziano and Shawn Whitsell, is inspired, according to the filmmakers, by the sutble and sensitive films by the great Japanese director Yasujiro Ozu.

In fact the title of the film is clearly meant as an homage to Ozu's 1950's and 60's films such as Early Spring and Late Autumn.

Starring Michelle Lynn Hardin and Tamiko Robinson the film according to the synopisis deals with explores "the love and loss between a parent and a child. Nadia deferred her accetance to a prestigious college to stay home with Sonya, her mother and best friend who was severely ill. A year later Sonya has fully recovered, but Nadia cannot bear to leave her. As her family and friends pressure her to go away to school, Nadia clings to the hope of staying home and starting a cafe with Sonya. As summer ends, she must try to reconcile her fears, her mother's changing needs and the possibility that a new life is opening up before her."

Here's the trailer

Late Summer - Trailer from ejp on Vimeo.

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14 Comments

  • kimberly | December 4, 2011 6:12 PMReply

    I want to see this movie.

  • Shawn Whitsell | December 3, 2011 11:03 AMReply

    Glad you guys are enjoying the trailer. Visit our official website at latesummerfilm.com

  • Timathe Author | December 1, 2011 7:07 PMReply

    I love it!

  • Idol-Maker | December 1, 2011 2:51 PMReply

    Looks nice...

  • Sista Toldja | December 1, 2011 9:40 AMReply

    Beautifully shot, love hearing Esperanza Spaulding's voice. More! More!

  • Shawn Whitsell | December 3, 2011 11:01 AM

    Thanks! It's coming :-)

  • Jennifer | November 30, 2011 11:00 PMReply

    This is absolutely gorgeous. Looking forward to it with great interest!

  • David | November 30, 2011 10:13 PMReply

    Nice trailer but hearing that shout to Esperanza's "Little Fly" was cool, if not a little jarring. Esperanza is queen and so are her strings...

  • Robert Poole | November 30, 2011 10:09 PMReply

    Man, this looks good. Can't wait to see this, family. Nashville stand up!

  • Shawn Whitsell | November 30, 2011 11:12 PM

    Thanks bro! Looking forward to your joint too.

  • urbanauteur | November 30, 2011 9:24 PMReply

    Y.Ozu..ingredients?add some Mikio Naruse(When A Woman Ascends the Stairs/Late Chrysanthemums) and maybe a little Marco Bellocchio(Fists in the Pocket) ..now i get it, great homage -Shawn:)

  • RB | November 30, 2011 9:22 PMReply

    It looks wonderful. Gorgeous Cinematography, sound track sounds very rich and sultry. Can't wait to see it! Very nice, Something different. Thanks for sharing this.

  • Shawn Whitsell | November 30, 2011 8:55 PMReply

    Thanks Shadow and Act for your support! We're very proud of this film and we can't wait for you guys to see it!!! More information can be found at our official website: latesummerfilm.com.

    Peace & Light,
    Shawn Whitsell ("Late Summer" co-producer)
    Twitter: @ShawnWhitsell

  • Shawn Whitsell | November 30, 2011 8:52 PMReply

    Thanks Shadow and Act for your support! We're very proud of this film and we can't wait for you guys to see it!!!

    Peace & Light,
    Shawn Whitsell ("Late Summer" co-producer)

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