CONTEST WINNER Based on a design submitted to our poster contest, we’re proud to release the film festival edition of the poster for Something Like Summer.
Charleston, S.C., fine art and landscape photographer Michael Cyra was one of nearly two dozen people who submitted poster designs. His caught the eye of producers J.T. Tepnapa and Carlos Pedraza.
“Michael’s striking image of a summer forest with the tree carving presented such a strong way to embody the film’s central dramatic tension — Ben Bentley’s struggle to claim his own identity, torn between the two men battling for his heart,” Pedraza said.
In his entry, Michael said he was drawn to the symbolism of the trees in his photo:
“I like the subtlety of this image with two male names carved in love. The three trees represent our love triangle and even while being burned in the past there is always beautiful new growth,” he said.
THE SELECTED design was one of two submitted by Michael. He also sent in the image of an original oil painting inspired by the first chapter of the novel.
The poster will be used to market Something Like Summer during its film festival run this year, and appears as the festival variant poster on IMDb.
ANOTHER STRONG contender was a design submitted by Ruben Arturo Perez Juarez, which was featured on the access badges used by cast and crew on set while filming in Oregon and California.
“The access badges remain one of the favorite keepsakes for people who worked on the movie, and who visited the set,” Pedraza said.
He added that several of the other designs may yet see the light of day in other promotional materials for the film. “We were overwhelmed by the talent exhibited by these designs and are working to find other ways to highlight them,” he said.