Summer Friend

Experimental | Short | 4 min 17 sec

A meditation on transience, connection, longing, love, and loss.

About the Artist

Adam E. Stone

Adam E. Stone is the director, writer, and producer of the ballet films “Summer Friend: A Ballet Film” (2016), “Resting Places: A Ballet Film” (2015), and “Janet: A Silent Ballet Film” (2014), which have been featured in numerous festivals throughout the United States of America and worldwide. He is also the writer, producer, and co-director of the films “Thank You for the Letter” (2014) and “Abstractly You Loved Me” (2013). His other work includes the spoken-word ballet “A Life Unhappening” (2012), the DVD novel “Cache Girl Saves the World: A Novel in Visions” (2010), and three traditional print novels: “The New Harmonies” (2009), “Kingston Fugue” (2007), and “Xamon Song” (2006).



Adam E. Stone


Adam E. Stone


Adam E. Stone

Director of Photography

Hong Zhou


Benjamin Ellis


Franz Gregor Guzman


Alexis McIntyre


Ned Cain

Audio Engineer

Jon Clarkson


Patricia Krejcik

Principal Cast

Sarah Baer Preston Andrew Patterson

Thursday, February 23, 2017

SIUC Student Center


(Following Farmer/Veteran)

Project Page

Summer Friend: A Ballet Film - Trailer

Urban Mediamakers Film Festival (15th Annual) | Atlanta, GA, United States | October 7, 2016 | World Premiere
Canada Shorts - Canadian & International Short Film Festival | Saint Johns, New Brunswick, Canada | December 10, 2016 | Canadian Premiere | Award of Distinction
Utah Dance Film Festival | Orem, Utah, United States | February 24, 2017 | Utah Premiere
Big Muddy Film Festival (39th Annual) | Carbondale, IL,United States | February 21, 2017 | Illinois Premiere