Summer campers invade appliance store in Dear Scavengers

Girls from West Side Junior Leadership Camp invade a local appliance store with a grumpy owner looking for information for their scavenger hunt in the short film Dear Scavengers, which is debuting Sept. 13 at the Toronto International Film Festival.

The film, directed by Aaron Phelan, is nine minutes long but could eventually be developed into a feature. Phelan hinted at that at least in a recent interview.

The official film festival description:

A no-nonsense used appliance shop owner is forced to contend with a phalanx of tween girls who invade his store during a summer camp scavenger hunt. Hrant Alianak’s performance as the anti-social proprietor, Hector, hits deadpan comedic perfection in this urban tale about generation gaps and bargain-priced stoves.

Below is a clip from the film.

Matt Ralph

Matt Ralph

I'm the editor of Summer Camp Culture and also blog at and I live in the Philadelphia area and went to camps and camp meetings growing up in Ohio, Maryland and New Jersey.

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