This summer Disney XD is bringing us sleep-away summer camp via Camp Bushwhack – a place where campfire stories blaze to life! Debuting on Disney XD Canada on Monday, June 16 at 6:00 PM ET/PT, Bunks is an original movie that follows troublemaking brothers, Dylan and Dane O’Reilly, as they evade military bootcamp opting for the idyllic S’more-smacked shores of summer destination Camp Bushwhack – accidentally triggering a curse that brings a campfire zombie story to life. Bunks stars Dylan Schmid (Once Upon A Time) as Dylan O’Reilly, and Aidan Shipley (Flashpoint) as his brother, Dane.
For more than a decade, Dylan, 15, has been entering competitions, performing in student films and appearing in documentaries. After appearing in an episode of Fringe, Dylan landed a recurring role on ABC’s Once Upon a Time as young Baelfire. Additional credits include The Haunting Hour and Horns. David is represented by Red Management.
Bunks Co-star Emilia McCarthy, 15, has accumulated credits as an actor, dancer and model having appeared in many theatre productions but is best known for her role as Alyssa Sworn on the Netflix original series Hemlock Grove, a groundbreaking supernatural drama noteworthy for its bold new media approach. Emilia is currently appearing on Kid’s Town, a coming of age series about navigating small town politics on and off the playground and can now be seen in Cannes favorite, Maps to the Stars. She is repped by represented by AMI Artist Management.
The cast also features Atticus Mitchell (My Babysitter’s A Vampire) as Wookie; Christian Potenza (Total Drama Island, 6TEEN) as Crawl; Emilia McCarthy (Maps to the Stars) as Lauren; Drew Davis (Orphan Black) as Grinsberg; Zane Davis as Genius Bar; Grant Westerholm as Cheeseburger; Michael Levinson (The L.A. Complex) as Hollywood; Nicholas Bode (Hannibal) as Twilight. Aidan Shipley, 20, a former child actor himself, is repped by the Gary Goddard Agency. Like Emilia McCarthy, Drew Davis is also represented by AMI Artist Management. Nicholas Bode, 14, is represented by Edna Talent Management Ltd. Michel Levinson is represented by Talent House.
This coming of age adventure set in the wilderness tracks brothers Dylan and Dane as they pose as camp counselors, fumbling their way through summer camp staples like canoe trips and dodgeball disasters, all while looking after a cabin of rambunctious 11-year-olds. The real trouble sets in when the siblings accidentally unleash a curse that brings their ghoulish campfire stories to life, and sets a massive zombie invasion into motion. Dylan and Dane will learn to become true leaders as they team up with the young campers to battle the undead, in an effort to save Camp Bushwhack.
“Bunks is destined to become the most awesome summer camp movie ever,”said Bob Higgins, Executive Producer and Executive Vice President, FremantleMedia Kids & Family Entertainment. “It’s the perfect combination of ghoulish and spooky, all in a fun and zany family-friendly package.”
“Fresh TV has crafted a really funny horror movie specifically for the Disney XD audience,” added Executive Producer Tom McGillis. “The scares are real and the laughs are epic!” Bunks was created by Fresh TV’s award-winning team of Tom McGillis and Jennifer Pertsch and produced by Brian Irving, creators of My Babysitter’s A Vampire. Tibor Takács (The Gate, The Gate II: Trespassers, Sabrina The Teenage Witch) served as the director. Bunks was developed by Fresh TV and Inferno Pictures in association with Disney XD Canada and FremantleMedia Kids & Family Entertainment. FremantleMedia Kids & Family Entertainment has international distribution rights to Bunks outside of Canada. The movie will air on various Disney XD channels in Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Russia, Central Eastern Europe, Middle East, Africa, Latin America, United Kingdom, Benelux, Spain, Portugal, Italy and France. About Fremantle Media Kids & Family Entertainment FremantleMedia Kids & Family Entertainment (FMKFE) is a worldwide leader in family entertainment and one of the most dynamic independent producers, licensors and distributors of engaging and ground-breaking content in the sector. The division works in collaboration with best-in-class partners to build global franchises that connect with children and families across multiple platforms and touch points. FMKFE’s broad and distinctive brand portfolio includes pre-school action animation series Tree Fu Tom, breakout comedy Strange Hill High, animated musical comedy Grojband and aspirational new girls’pre-school series Kate & Mim-Mim. It also owns the rights to a rich archive of children’s classics including: Danger Mouse, Rainbow and Duckula containing over 3000 hours of programming. FMKFE is part of FremantleMedia, one of the leading creators, producers and distributors of TV entertainment brands in the world. About Fresh TV: Founded by Emmy® Award-winning producers Tom McGillis, Jennifer Pertsch, George Elliott and Brian Irving, Fresh TV finances, develops and produces animated and live-action television that powerfully connects to the interests, influences and enthusiasm of tween and teen audiences around the world. The company developed Canada’s first internationally recognized tween ‘brand’ with the #1 TELETOON hit series, 6Teen— and set new audience delivery records when the Total Drama Island finale was the #1 telecast in Cartoon Network’s history. Its live-action adventure comedy, My Babysitter’s a Vampire, was an instant smash hit on Disney Channel in the United States, ranking number one in its time slot among kids two to eleven. Recent productions include the animated TV musical series, Grojband, and the zombie comedy, Bunks.