Private Project


After undergoing a major heart surgery, a young skateboarder decides to live on his own terms, navigating the daily struggles of life in a conservative Arkansas town.

  • Mark Thiedeman
    Last Summer (2013)
  • Mark Thiedeman
  • Nathan Batt
  • Kevin Wands
    Key Cast
  • Lil Guppy
    Key Cast
  • Selena Perkins
    Key Cast
  • Justin Haff
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Feature
  • Genres:
    Coming-of-age, Drama, Sports
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 12 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    July 15, 2021
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
Director Biography - Mark Thiedeman

Mark Thiedeman lived and worked in New York for a decade before returning to the South to direct his first micro-budget feature, LAST SUMMER, which was hailed as "a masterpiece" by Filmmaker Magazine and released internationally after screening at numerous festivals across the globe. He studied at New York University and currently teaches at the University of Central Arkansas. His most recent film, the feature-length documentary KEVIN, was showcased as part of the Southern Documentary Fund's Fresh Docs series, highlighting works-in-progress by new filmmakers.

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