Magic Rock (film)

Magic Rock is a 2001 comedy-drama film written by Bradley Gallo and directed by Bradley Gallo and Aditya Chandora.[1]

Magic Rock
Directed byBradley Gallo
Aditya Chandora
Produced byBradley Gallo
Written byBradley Gallo
StarringBradley Gallo
Adam Busch
Miko Hughes
Joanna Wasick
Music byDave Hagen
Mikey Wax
CinematographyMatthew MacCarthy
Edited byDave Hagen
Distributed byPorchlight Entertainment (2002)
Questar Home Video (2005)
Release date
Running time
94 minutes
CountryUnited States


Gallo wrote the film's screenplay while a psychology student at Pennsylvania State University. Gallo based parts of the Magic Rock on his own 15 Summers spent at Camp Cody For Boys in Freedom, New Hampshire when a boy, and filmed the project on locations in Lake Ossipee, New Hampshire. Prior to its screening at the Stony Brook Film Festival on July 18, 2001, The New York Times wrote that "The idea for Magic Rock was inspired by Mr. Gallo's own experiences at sleep-away camp. The fictitious Camp Kobie was based on Camp Cody, on the shores of Ossipee Lake in New Hampshire, where Mr. Gallo spent 12 summers."[1]

The film won the 'Best Cinematography Award' at the 2001 Angel Citi Film Festival in Los Angeles. Portions of the film's instrumental soundtrack were by singer/songwriter Mikey Wax. Director Bradley Gallo later appeared as a contestant on the reality-TV series America's Next Producer.[2][3]


When a beloved Summer Camp director dies, the popular boys' haven will be closed by the heartless Attorney who inherits it unless a dedicated young Camp Counselor can change his mind over one last summer, with the comic help of his oddball campers in a tale of the loyal camaraderie, life-defining choices, camp hi-jinks and summer magic that can make campfire memories last a lifetime.

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Awards & nominationEdit

  • 2001, won award for 'Best Cinematography' at the Angel Citi Film Festival[1]


  1. ^ a b c Saslo, Linda (July 22, 2001). "A Film Done on a Shoestring Gives Rise to Big Expectations". The New York Times. Retrieved 13 November 2010.
  2. ^ Schechner, Sam (June 29, 2007). "So You Think You Can Produce?". Wall Street Journal. pp. Vol. W, pg. 2.
  3. ^ TV Guide Magazine. June 4, 2007. pp. 40–41. Missing or empty |title= (help)

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