Camp Casserole
Camp Cassarole

Film Title

Camp Casserole


  •  Friday 30 September 14:15
  • All Tickets £5.00


66 mins

Director: Anthony Pedone Country: USA
Writer: Anthony Pedone Original Format: H.264 codec
Dir. of Photography: Anthony Pedone Print Source: Anthony Pedone
Producer: Anthony Pedone, Stephen Floyd
Cast: Steve Balderson, Kevin Richardson, Jane Wiedlin

Film Details

World Premiere

Official Selection Documentary

Short Synopsis:

DIY filmmaker's summer camp madness unfolds in Palm Springs CA. Take a joy ride behind the scenes of director, Steve Balderson's latest film "The Casserole Club".


Camp Cassarole Steve Balderson is a maverick indie filmmaker who has been described as 'the best kept secret in American cinema'. This inspirational documentary provides an insight into Balderson's unique approach to filmmaking, with the production of his latest film The Casserole Club.  

Rather than focussing on the technical aspects of the filmmaking process, Camp Casserole is all about the strong bonds and relationships that develop between the cast and crew members. Committed to creating a familial atmosphere on set and forging real relationships between his actors which can be translated to screen, Balderson has the entire cast and crew living together before and during the shoot. The result is, as the actors say, an experience that is more like a summer camp than a job. It’s like a real life Boogie Nights (without the sex and drugs).

Much more than a 'making of' documentary, this film is about the joys, insanity and passion of low budget guerrilla filmmaking. As Balderson says, 'just running out, doing something, and running back. It's more exciting, it’s thrilling'. The film also raises questions about the future of independent cinema and art and the empowerment of indie filmmakers in today's changing cultural, industrial and economic climate, epitomised by Balderson's artistic integrity and the huge respect he commands from those who work with him.   
Sami El-Hadi

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Practical Information

Screenings at Apollo Cinema Piccadilly Circus
19 Lower Regent Street


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