Filmmaker Zack Snyder went to a summer camp in Maine affiliated with Christian Science for six straight summers when he was a kid.
The director of the recently released superhero movie Batman V Superman was a regular at Camp Owatonna in Harrison, Maine dating back to the late ’70s. Snyder has also directed movies like 300, Watchmen and a remake of Dawn of the Dead and music videos for Morrissey’s “Tomorrow,” Soul Asylum’s “Somebody to Shove” and more.
Owatonna is a boys camp; the Camp Newfound is its sister camp for girls. Christopher Read, a friend he met at camp, interviewed him for The Rumpus in 2009.
“That was a big year,” Snyder said in the interview about the year they met as 11-year-olds. “I look back fondly on 1977. Star Wars came out. My brother won black and white feather. I was in Cabin 13. I won a black and white tuft that year.”
Snyder went on to say that the camp was “a magical and awesome place.” He talks about his new movie in the video below.