Gravitas Ventures has acquired Michael Tully’s crowd-pleasing ’80s comedy. Gravitas plans to release the film in Theaters and on Video On Demand in June 2014. Millennium Entertainment is nearing a deal to handle the film’s DVD release later this year.

Ping Pong Summer world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on January 18, 2014.

Ping Pong Summer

Hello from Ocean City, MD. PING PONG SUMMER is in full swing and filming is right on schedule. The weather has held quite nicely and our footage has been spectacular. Lea Thompson, and John Hannah are still shooting this week, while Amy Sedaris and Susan Sarandon have already wrapped. Our young leads are also doing an outstanding job.

Ping Pong Summer

“A family vacation during the summer of 1985 changes everything for a teenage boy obsessed with ping pong.“

James T. Guyer – Associate Producer

I’ve always enjoyed good films but never aspired to create them. It’s truly been a calling; one book changed everything. Years back, I obtained an Engineering degree from Georgia Tech. I find it works well in most anything – quite conceptual and out-of- the- box creative thinking. I am not making comparisons as there are none, but I take pleasure and am inspired by the fact that Frank Capra (It’s a Wonderful Life, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, You Can’t Take it With You, etc.) was a CalTech Chemical Engineering graduate, prior to his film life.

Known cast for Ping Pong Summer:

Ping Pong Summer

Susan Sarandon

(Randi Jammer) Has worked in movies and television since 1969, and won an Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in the 1995 film Dead Man Walking. She had also been nominated for the award for four films before that and has received other recognition for her work. She most recently starred in Jeff Who Lives At Home and The Lovely Bones.

Amy Sedaris

Amy Sedaris is an American actress, author, and comedian. She is known for playing the character Jerri Blank in the Comedy Central television series Strangers with Candy. Sedaris has had small roles in a number of films, including Elf, School of Rock, Maid in Manhattan, Bewitched, Snow Angels, Full Grown Men, Old Dogs, Shrek the Third, and Chicken Little.

Lea Thompson

(Mrs. Miracle) Is an American actress, television director and television producer. She is known for her role as Lorraine Baines in the Back to the Future trilogy and as the title character in the 1990s NBC sitcom Caroline in the City. Other films she is known for include All the Right Moves, The Beverly Hillbillies, Howard the Duck, Jaws 3-D, Red Dawn, and Some Kind of Wonderful. Since 2011 she has co-starred as Kathryn Kennish in the ABC Family series Switched at Birth.

John Hannah

(Mr Miracle) Came to prominence in Richard Curtis’ Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994) and has since appeared alongside Gwyneth Paltrow in Sliding Doors (1998) and in Stephen Sommers’ Mummy series (1999, 2001, 2008). His television roles include Dr Iain McCallum in McCallum (1995–1998); D.I. John Rebus in Rebus (2000–2001); Jack Roper in New Street Law (2006–2007); Jack Osbourne inCold Blood (2007–2008) and Quintus Lentulus Batiatus in Spartacus (2010–2011)


Michael Tully

After his directorial debut, Cocaine Angel, world premiered at the 2006 International Film Festival Rotterdam, Michael Tully was named one of Filmmaker Magazine’s 25 New Faces of Independent Film. His follow-up, Silver Jew, world premiered at the 2007 South By Southwest Film Festival, and is now available on DVD through legendary independent music label Drag City. His most recent feature, Septien, world premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival and was picked up for distribution by Sundance Selects. Since 2008, Tully has been the head writer/editor of, a website devoted to championing ambitious cinema.

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