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Exclusive: Cineflix, Hello Friend Media developing “Summer Qamp” docuseries

Cineflix Productions, part of the Cineflix Media group of companies, will partner with Los Angeles-based Hello Friend Media to produce a new documentary series Summer Qamp (w/t), following a group ...
November 5, 2021

Cineflix Productions, part of the Cineflix Media group of companies, will partner with Los Angeles-based Hello Friend Media to produce a new documentary series Summer Qamp (w/t), following a group of LGBTQIA2S+ youth from across North America.

Cineflix and Hello Friend secured access to Camp fYrefly, “an inclusive and idyllic environment” between the Canadian Rockies and the North Saskatchewan River Valley. At the camp, youth are encouraged to let their guard down and explore their authentic selves.

The series will focus on a few campers and counselors amid bonfires and canoe trips, as well as makeup classes led by the drag queen-in-residence and healing circles in which an Indigenous Elder shares what it means to be Two Spirit, exploring ancient concepts of gender fluidity.

Summer Qamp is developed and produced by J.C. Mills, Cineflix Productions’ president and commercial director, and Kristin Wendell, VP of development, with Hello Friend Media’s Lauren Heimer¬†and Mia Weier among the show’s executive producers.

“Summer Qamp will make you laugh and make you cry while giving us all a view of the world through the eyes of LGBTQIA2S+ youth,” Mills said in a statement. “Thank you to Mia and Lauren for bringing us this brilliant concept that delivers a feel-good message of self-acceptance — it’s everything we need right now.”

Added Hello Friend co-founder Weier: “As a queer person who grew up going to summer camp, I can only imagine the impact a safe space like this would have had on the trajectory of my life. I’m honored to share these experiences that reflect the ways in which millions of young queer people already see the world, though they are rarely represented on screen.”

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