Staten Island’s very own Rhys Thomas and Colin Jost teamed up to create a film reminiscent of American Pie meets Project X meets Super Bad. In being that Jost is a member of the Saturday Night Live cast, and wrote the screen play for “Staten Island Summer”, the film is quirky and very funny.
The film centers around good friends Danny and Frank, two recent high school graduates looking to live it up one last time before they start college. The boys work as lifeguards and often speak of their aspirations for one another. Through their bond they both grow as people, and inevitably get into some trouble.
The film is packed with SNL alum and current actors, including Kate McKinnon, Will Forte, Cecily Strong, Fred Armisen, Bobby Moynihan, and Colin Jost. The film also features Staten Island’s very own Big Ang and Hanz On Music’s Method Man from the Wu Tang Clan. The film also features Twilight star Ashley Greene.
This is one of the first films that Thomas has had released by Paramount via digital release. The film is also available on Netflix, so if you’re looking for a comical, coming of age story, “Staten Island Summer” is just the film for you.