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‘Awkward’ Star Beau Mirchoff Launching Indie Comedy Series ‘Camp Sunshine’

Mon, February 4, 2013 3:52pm EDT by Andy Swift 2 Comments
Beau Mirchoff Camp Sunshine

Get the scoop on Beau’s new project & find out how you can help make it a reality.

Beau Mirchoff may not play an over-achiever on MTV’s Awkward, but he’s crazy busy in real life as he raises funds for the pilot of Camp Sunshine, a hilarious comedy about how much it sucks to be a summer camp counselor. Beau says the highlight of his year as a kid was going to Christian summer camp in Vancouver Island — but take my word for it, Camp Sunshine couldn’t be any less wholesome.

Beau plays goofball Junior Handcourt, who may have accidentally blinded a camper who he didn’t know what allergic to seafood. But his fellow counselors are less endearing, like Dean “I’m not a Nazi” Lüger, who can’t wait to become a rockstar so he can do cocaine all day long.

Camp Sunshine is the brain-child of Kanin Guntzelman and Will Masterson, and when they showed Beau the script, he knew he wanted to be a part of it. But they’re not exactly taking the traditional path to production.

“They wanted to keep their creative integrity with it, so we mulled it over and decided the best plan of action was to have the inclusion of Kickstarter,” Beau tells “It’s such an interactive way for fans to get involved in the content they want to see produced. So we took the grass roots approach, and so far, it’s been very positive. People seem very excited.”

Fans can log onto Camp Sunshine‘s Kickstarter page to donate — $2 is the minimum, but more is obviously encouraged — towards the show’s $28,000 goal. With only four days left, I’m sure they’d appreciate donations now more than ever.

As for how Beau would hypothetically juggle filming both Awkward and Camp Sunshine? Beau says, “That would be a great problem to have.”

And just in case you need another reason to open up your wallets — though I can’t imagine why you’re still not convinced — here’s a music video Beau and Kanin put together, urging you to give them your money… bitch.

— Andy Swift

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