The documentary feature Summer Qamp, from Cineflix Productions, Hello Friend Media and Bright West Entertainment, is set to air in Canada on Super Channel.
The doc chronicles the stories of campers and counselors during a dynamic session of the Centre for Sexuality’s Camp fYrefly, an LGBTQIA2S+ summer camp nestled between the Canadian Rockies and Alberta’s Bow River Valley. Super Channel is Summer Qamp’s Canadian broadcast partner with Quebecor Content on board in Québec.
“With this film, I aim to give young viewers a glimpse of the gender euphoria that is possible and that a long life full of expression, exploration and community care is awaiting them,” said Jen Markowitz, director. “This project is a collaboration between the film crew and the campers, many of whom had never seen what queer adulthood could look like. They invited us into their world because we understood who they are and how to tell their stories.”
“Telling uplifting queer stories is deeply personal for me—and more crucial now than ever,” said Michelle Mama, executive producer. “I’m thrilled to be able to collaborate on this project with Jen and allow filmgoers to meet these incredible young humans at a tender time in their lives and witness an idyllic week of queer joy.”
“Jen and Michelle have fantastic track records as storytellers that tell meaningful outside-the-box stories across a variety of genres—their personal perspectives are essential to Summer Qamp,” said J.C. Mills, president and head of content at Cineflix Productions. “At a time when policies and legislations are actively harming LGBTQIA2S+ youth, we are honored to be a part of a film that will push the conversation in a positive direction.”