Washington native Craig Johnson's insightful debut explodes with the sights and sounds of the Pacific Northwest, starting with a Seattle archetype: the down-on-his-luck rocker. After his girlfriend kicks him out, Sam goes to stay with his aunt, Sharon. To remain in her good graces, he takes his 14-year-old cousin and a friend camping. During the trip both Sam and the boys have to work out their differences, and reach a new level of maturity.
In May 2008 Craig Johnson received his MFA from New York University's graduate film program, where he was awarded a Clive Davis Award for Excellence in Music in Film and a Graduate Assistantship in Editing. He has edited numerous short films and also teaches directing and editing to teenagers in New York City. TRUE ADOLESCENTS (2009) marks Craig's feature film writing and directing debut. His feature script, ALEX STRANGELOVE, is currently under development by Furnace Films as his next directing project.