Film School Shorts


Young Adult

On the last day of summer camp, a teenage girl with cerebral palsy confronts institutional obstacles in addition to the regular challenges of young love in order to connect with her hot counselor crush. Will she woo him before the summer ends? A film by Jake Yuzna.

AIRED: July 12, 2019 | 0:17:43

(electrical humming)

(birds chirping) - [Zoo Guide] That's it.

Don't be afraid.

Here we go.

We're learning.

Isn't this exciting?

(people chattering)

(tiger purrs)

- [Woman] Hey, hey.

Listen to what she's says.

(Zoo Guide and visitors chattering)

- [Zoo Guide] Hey guys, can anybody tell me

how many Sumatran tigers are left in the world today?

(electric wheelchair whirs)

- Hi.


- Hey.

- How's it going?

- It's going well.

How 'bout you?

- [Annie] Good.

Do you wanna come with me?

- Uh, I don't know.

I think they'll notice.

Don't want the counselors getting angry with us.

- It's okay.

Come on.

Don't worry.

- Okay, where are you taking me?

(electric wheelchair whirs)

(door slams)

- Come here.

(door opens)

(car driving)

(Annie cries)

(ramp lowers)

- Here sweetie, I appreciate it.

Thank you so much.


Are you good, hon'?

- Mm-hmm.

(ramp lowers)

(campers conversing)

- [Kyle] Annie?

- Annie.

- We need to talk.

At the office.

Come on.


Hey! - Hey, hey.

Mr. Kyle, hi.

- Hi Beth, can you just give me a sec.

- So, what do you say?

- I--

Wouldn't you rather go to the dance with a camper?

- Come on, Mr. Kyle, what do you say?

- I say, it's time for arts and crafts, Beth.

Now, Annie.

How do you turn this on?

Come on, I'm not playing.

Do you want me to mess with your controls?

Thank you.

There we go.

Awesome, thank you.

(electric wheelchair whirs)

- [Mrs. Larson] Annie Rebecca Larson,

this is not what we had agreed to.

I told you something would happen.

Didn't I tell you?

So, now what do we have to do?

We have to come get you?

(campers chatting)

Young lady!

Are you even listening to me?

- Is Dad there?

Can you put him on?

- [Mrs. Larson] (sighs)

Yeah, fine.

Okay, hold on.

- [Mr. Larson] Hey, sweetie.

- Hi Dad.

- [Mr. Larson] Are you okay?

- Yeah.

- [Mr. Larson] Honey, what's going on?

- He's just,

so beautiful, Dad.

If you could see him,

you'd understand.

- [Mr. Larson] It's okay, sweetheart.

You know it's your last night at camp, right?

- Yeah.

- [Mr. Larson] Annie, sweetie.

It's your last night at camp.

Do you understand?

- Uh huh.

- [Mr. Larson] Alright.

I love you.

- I love you, too.

(crowd chattering)

(girls squealing)

- Okay, let's go guys.

Oh wait.

Can I borrow some lip gloss?


(door shuts)

(crowd clamoring outside)

(gentle music)

♪ I'm sitting here with you

♪ Just wondering exactly what to do ♪

♪ That's quite usual for me

♪ I guess that's what you always see ♪

♪ 'Cause I'm suspicious

♪ Suspicious of you

♪ Yeah, I'm suspicious

- Having fun?

- Where's Greg?

- Lighten up, Annie.

Come on, it's a party!

Drink up.

- Hi! (laughs)

- Hey Beth.

- [Beth] Do you wanna dance?

- Um--

- [Annie] Where's--

(drink spills) - Damn it, Annie!


He's leaving early.

His parents are picking him up tonight.

Don't touch me!

- Sorry.

♪ You're so so style

♪ But I'm suspicious

♪ Suspicious of you

♪ Yeah, I'm suspicious

♪ You know that it's true

♪ Yeah, I'm suspicious

(electric wheelchair whirs)

(water splashes)

(Beth crying)

- What are you doing?

- Waiting to go home.

- They took Greg home.

- I know.

They took him in the van to the other side of the lake.

- I'll never see him again.

- [Beth] You wanna go get him?

(rowing boat gently)

(car chiming)

- [Nakeisha] Greg, where are your parents?

How far are they?

- Um.

They're five minutes away.

They're not too far.

- [Nakeisha] Hey, just make sure you got all your stuff.

Make sure everything--

Are you seriously on your phone?

Get all of your stuff out of the car, Greg.


- Hey!

- Beth?

What? Don't move.


I do not get paid enough for this.

- [Annie] Greg!


It's our last night.

(leaves crunching)

(Annie thuds on ground)

- [Greg] Oh my god!

(Annie cries)

(Greg grunts)

- It's okay, don't worry.

- [Nakeisha] Greg?


- I'm gonna go.

- [Nakeisha] Greg!

Where are you?

(Annie cries)


- I missed you.

- I missed you, too.

I didn't mean to make you feel bad.

- I liked it. (laughs)

- Me too.


- I don't wanna go anymore.

- Thank you for staying.

(crickets chirping)

(muffled talking)


(electrical humming)

(upbeat pop music)

- Film School Shorts is made possible by

a grant from Maurice Kanbar.

Celebrating the vitality and power of the moving image.

Additional funding for young adult was provided by

Michelle Coppel, Johnathan Lau, Joshua Walton,

and others.

A complete list is available from PBS.

(gently chiming sound)


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