Summer camp movies are well-tread territory for comedies and have brought us the framework for memorable films such as Meatballs, Wet Hot American Summer and Heavyweights. The latest movie to offer a twist on this familiar formula is YouthMin, a mockumentary that follows a youth ministry group’s Bible camp misadventure.
Directed by Jeff Ryan and Arielle Cimino, the film stars Ryan (Orange Is the New Black) as Pastor Dave, a highly competitive youth pastor from New England. The cast also features Tori Grace Hines, Will Martin (The Devil You Know), and a trio of actors (Geena Santiago, Luke Deardorff and Matt Perusse) from Ryan’s 2019 film, Mass Hysteria. The two-minute trailer gives a great feel of what to expect from the 79-minute film, which releases April 28, 2021, on iTunes, Amazon and Vimeo.
Here’s the official Synopsis from First-Name Films, “David Bauer, a young, energetic youth pastor, has the greatest job in the world, and he can’t wait to bring his youth group to Bible Camp to win the esteemed camp competitions. His plans are jeopardized by the arrival of an unexpected new co-worker, intense Christian competition, and surly teenage rebellion. David will let nothing stop him from showing everyone that his youth group is the ‘Most Godly.’”
Check out the official trailer for YouthMin below: