It was filmed in Ocean City, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and now Ping Pong Summer has a distributor, Gravitas Ventures, who will release the film to theaters around the nation and Video on Demand early this summer. Ping Pong Summer, written and directed by Maryland native Michael Tully, is a coming-of-age story set in the summer of 1985, about a ping pong-obsessed teenage boy on family vacation in Ocean City. Cast members include Susan Sarandon, Lea Thompson, John Hannah and Ocean City native Emmi Shockley. Tourism and Marketing Director Donna Abbott said, “It looks like the film going to do good things for Ocean City. Producer George Rush says the deal with Gravitas is only for North America and they are also looking to sell the film overseas.
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