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GIFFONI EXPERIENCE 2013 - 19.28 July

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Category: Edition 2013

Brady and McKenzie are two teen surfing sweethearts ride the last wave of summer together, one that mysteriously takes them into a classic beach party movie, WET SIDE STORY. There it’s surfers versus bikers for control of the beach hangout, and everyone spontaneously breaks into song and dance. Now Brady and McKenzie must try to return to present day, but their lives may be changed forever when they inadvertently alter the movie’s romantic storyline – and the movie’s handsome leading surf guy, Tanner, is falling for McKenzie, while biker girl Lela is swooning for Brady.

Brady e McKenzie, due adolescenti amanti del surf, intenti a cavalcare l’ultima onda dell’estate, si ritrovano misteriosamente catapultati nel più classico dei “beach movie”, WET SIDE STORY, con le due bande rivali di surfisti e motociclisti che si scontrano per conquistare il controllo del territorio, e tutti a esibirsi con spontanea naturalezza in canti e balli. Brady e McKenzie cercano di tornare alla realtà, ma i loro destini rischiano di cambiare per sempre quando i due finiscono inavvertitamente per alterare la storia d’amore su cui si regge il film, e l’affascinante protagonista della pellicola, il surfista Tanner, si innamora di McKenzie, mentre la motociclista Lela perde la testa per Brady.




Category Out of competition
Section Premiere
Tipology Feature Film
Duration 110’
Production Year 2013
Nationality USA
Directed by Jeffrey Hornaday
Screenplay Vince Marcello, Mark Landry, Robert Horn
Director of photography Mark Irwin
Editor Girish Bhargava
Production Design Mark Hofeling
Costume Design Ruth Carter
Main cast Ross Lynch (Brady)
Maia Mitchell (McKenzie)
Grace Phipps (Lela)
Garrett Clayton (Tanner)
John Deluca (Butchy)
Chrissie Fit (Cheechee)
Produced by Robert F. Phillips


Jeffrey Hornaday
Choreographer and film director. His choreography credits include the feature films FLASHDANCE, A CHORUS LINE, DICK TRACY, CARLITO’S WAY. He staged and directed world tours for Paul McCartney, Madonna, Mariah Carey, Miley Cyrus. He directed several music videos and was nominated for the MTV Video Music Award for Best Choreography for adapting his dance routines from FLASHDANCE for Jennifer Lopez in music video I’M GLAD. As a film director he helmed episodes of the TV series CBS SUMMER PLAYHOUSE and ABC AFTERSCHOOL SPECIAL. In 1991 he shot his debut feature film, SHOUT, starring John Travolta and Gwyneth Paltrow in her first screen role. In 2011 he directed the Disney Channel film GEEK CHARMING. TEEN BEACH MOVIE is his second Disney Channel film.

Jeffrey Hornaday
Coreografo e regista. Ha realizzato coreografie per film come FLASHDANCE, CHORUS LINE, DICK TRACY, CARLITO’S WAY. Ha allestito e diretto tournée mondiali per Paul McCartney, Madonna, Mariah Carey, Miley Cyrus. Ha diretto diversi videoclip ed è stato candidato agli MTV Video Music Award come miglior coreografo per aver adattato la sua routine di FLASHDANCE per il video con Jennifer Lopez I’M GLAM. Come regista, ha diretto episodi delle serie tv CBS SUMMER PLAYHOUSE e ABC AFTERSCHOOL SPECIAL. Nel 1991 ha girato il suo primo lungometraggio, SHOUT, con John Travolta e Gwyneth Paltrow al suo debutto sul grande schermo. Nel 2011 ha diretto per Disney Channel il film REGISTA DI CLASSE. TEEN BEACH MOVIE è il suo secondo film per Disney Channel.






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