Thursday, September 5, 2013

Camp DVD review

Eli's life is a nightmare. His mother is a drug addict who neglects his care, and his transient father floats in and out of his life. Eli is filled with rage from the physical abuse he has received from his father but he longs for his love and approval. On his 10th birthday Eli is taken to the hospital by police who respond to a domestic disturbance call. Eli is removed from his home and is placed in Locustwood, a facility little better than a youth prison. In this environment Eli spirals downward, becoming an angry and scared creature.

Meanwhile, to impress a potential new client, investment advisor Ken Matthews signs up to be a camp counselor and gets paired with Eli. When the kids arrive at camp, the chaos begins. Ken and Eli bunk in a cabin with counselor Samuel, back from his second tour of duty in the army, and Redford, a kid who thinks he is an alien. Determined to hate camp, Eli is way more than Ken can handle.

Over the course of camp, Ken’s heart is broken as he learns about Eli's dark past. Eli slowly opens up to Ken as he starts to love Eli unconditionally. Eli begins to have hope.

An unauthorized visit from Eli’s father to camp sends everything spiraling out of control. Now Ken must decide what he is willing to sacrifice so Eli will understand the meaning of unconditional love.

Actors: Michael Mattera, Miles Elliot
Directors: Jacob Roebuck
Format: Color, NTSC
Language: English
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
Number of discs: 1
Rated: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Studio: Word Films
DVD Release Date: August 27, 2013
Run Time: 111 minutes
Michael Mattera

Miles Elliot

Inspired by true stories, CAMP is a feature film about investment advisor Ken Matthews (Michael Mattera), who volunteers to go to camp to impress a new client, but finds himself paired with an angry, troubled 10 year-old camper named Eli (Miles Elliot, "The Mentalist"). While fictional, the film draws from the experiences of Writer/Director Jacob Roebuck and Producer Emily Shubin's time spent at Royal Family Kids camp. More on RFK here.

The film is rated PG-13 for thematic elements, some violence, a crude gesture and brief language. Run time is 1:50.

Roebuck Media is a privately-held New Mexico-based Limited Liability Company specializing in films that entertain, edify and inspire the audience. Their first feature, Coyote County Loser, was distributed by CURB entertainment and Monarch Home Video, and is available on DVD, BluRay, Netflix and iTunes digital download.

  Camp is a very touching, inspiring DVD. Your heart will go out to Eli as he is forgotten and abused, but also you will watch as he goes to Camp and she how most of the counselors want to help and comfort these children.
  Ken just wants to be a counselor to look good so he will win a business deal. He really doesn’t care about Eli or any of the other children.
  During this DVD you will see the struggles, heartbreaks, the healing and melting of hearts and attitudes. It is such a refreshing film that shows us we need to be involved and help others. Especially those who can’t help themselves.
  Things start to get better between Eli and Ken, until Eli’s father comes and all kinds of troubles and chaos happens. Will things change and be better or will trouble and violence continue?
  I really enjoyed this movie, because it is put together from a real life situation. I recommend it. It will open your eyes to how some children have to live.

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