Following a warmly received Sundance premiere, writer/director Michael Tully's "Ping Pong Summer" has landed a distribution deal with Gravitas Ventures. Gravitas will take the film out theatrically and digitally early this summer, with a home video release later in 2014.
Set in summer 1985 in Ocean City, Maryland, the film centers on 13-year-old Rad Miracle (newcomer Marcello Conte), who aspires to be a master breakdancer, ping pong player and all-around ladies man before the end of summer break. Writer/director and mumblecore pal Tully ("Septien") based the film on his own childhood experiences. It costars Amy Sedaris, Judah Friedlander, Lea Thompson and Susan Sarandon.