Pillsbury to direct Drury's 'Bummer'

Khan Chittenden, Andy Fischer-Price, Colton James, Joan Jett, Jane Leeves, Ray Santiago, Allison Scagliotti and Caitlin Wachs have been cast in Lighthouse Entertainment’s teen comedy “Endless Bummer.”

Lighthouse’s Steven Siebert (“The Rookie”) produces along with screenwriter John Drury, Todd Wiseman and John Sclimenti. Rosemary Marks (“Thirteen”) will co-produce.

“Bummer,” directed by Sam Pillsbury, will begin shooting Aug. 13 in Ventura. Story, based on the real-life experiences of Drury, centers on the theft of a surfboard from a Ventura beach in the summer of 1984, leading its anguished owner and his misfit friends to drive to the San Fernando Valley to recover it. 

Kevin Lyman, founder of the annual Vans Warped Tour music festival, will exec produce alongside Darren Quon. The film’s soundtrack will include modern renditions of ’80s tunes recorded by Vans Warped Tour artists, who have included Joan Jett and the Blackhearts.

The summer festival and its winter counterpart, Lyman’s Rockstar Taste of Chaos tour, will be part of the marketing and promotion of the film.

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