Coming in a little late this afternoon, but still amazingly fun, St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman has also declared Friday to be Death To Prom Day! Can we handle two cool mayors in the metro?! Thanks, Mayor Coleman.
We were just honored with the official paperwork that shows Mayor R. T. Rybak has declared Friday, November 15th, as Death To Prom Day in Minneapolis! It sure is fun to have a cool mayor, isn’t it? We’ll see you at the show on Saturday night!
It is quite exciting to announce that Death To Prom will have its Indiana premiere at the Indianapolis LGBT Film Festival on November 9th at 12:30pm. Tickets are on sale now for our show and we’re honored to be in such good company. The screening will take place at the Indianapolis Museum of Art.
Update: students with valid ID get in for free!
The entire production team here at Death To Prom heartily congratulates our lead actor, Ricardo Vázquez, for his recent acting recognition: ‘Ivey’ league material: Park Center grad wins Emerging Artist Award. We’re terribly proud of his accomplishments and know you’ll love seeing his work on the festival screens.
“I just don’t know any other city that would invest in me and I can invest in it and really be challenged and really take these risks,” he said.
His early performances in the Twin Cities included “House of the Spirits” with Mixed Blood Theatre and “Oedipus El Rey” with Teatro del Pueblo and Pangea World Theater. His most recent theatrical performance was in “Lorca in a Green Dress,” also by Teatro del Pueblo and Pangea World Theater.
Vázquez is also a playwright and has done film work as well. He is starring in the film “Death to Prom,” which has its local premier in Minneapolis in November.
Once again, congratulations Ricardo. Keep rocking the local scene!
We’re very happy to announce that our local Minnesota premiere will be at the Sound Unseen Film Festival held November 13-17th 2013! The team of programmers at SU really got into our fabulous all-local soundtrack, locations, and story so even though we are not a music-film per se, we rocked hard enough to warrant a primetime slot in the festival: Saturday night at 7pm.
Hint hint: There will likely be some sort of party afterwards, so get your tickets as soon as they go on sale on October 18th!
Here we go! Please join us at the 2013 Flyway Film Festival on October 19th for the world premiere of Death To Prom. Tickets are already on sale, buy yours today if you are going to be there.
We’re big fans of this high quality and very filmmaker-friendly festival, so we’re proud to premiere close to home. Festival director Rick Vaicius is somebody you have to meet and the experience is on par with the biggest festivals in the world (ie: great film content, great extras, great connections and mingling, great personalities, great setting… you get the idea).
Hope to see you there!
The private cast/crew/backer screening at the historic Heights Theater was a huge success and a ton of fun. We were so nervous and hyper all day, but your generous love and support put us at ease and the clapping, cheers, and smiling faces put us on a cloud. We can’t thank you enough.
The edit is complete. Time to send your film out into the world, right?
Hang on there, speedy. You did mix the audio & music and adjust your color, yes? Oh, in the timeline of your editing software? Really? So what is going to set your film apart from the other hundreds made this year?
You’ve come this far with the help and funding of so many people, you owe it to your team and your movie to spend the extra time on color and sound. Don’t put out another micro-budget film with over-warm low-contrast DSLR colors and a few cross fades on your dialogue.
Besides, handing off your creation to another creative person lets you relax for a couple weeks as they do their best to serve your vision. It is liberating, and you deserve a little slack right now anyway before the grind of festivals, marketing, social media and outreach demand your every minute.
What I’m actually saying is that we’ve been busy doing all that post work and maybe it appears that things are quiet over here. Far from it. We are thrilled to be partnering with Splice on our color grading and credits and with Undertone Music on our foley, sound, and music mixing. The teams have been coming up with great looks and great sounds and the very fun credit sequences.
I’m also saying all you other indie filmmakers should find ways to ensure you can work with such talented teams on your movie projects. The benefits are immense (you will learn many new things) and you do deserve a little break once in a while so your brain can focus on the audience-building and distribution.
Many movies feature their characters traveling about in very signature vehicles that help establish their identity. What isn’t always obvious is just how much of a hassle this can turn out to be for the indie filmmaker.
In Death To Prom our lead character Rene drives about town in his gold vintage Jaguar sedan. Looks good, right? Tells us about what kind of guy he his without uttering a single line of dialogue, right? But what a pain in the neck this car turns out to be. It is more temperamental than any crew member and if not handled quite particularly it holds its breath and won’t budge from its current location like a bad-mannered three-year-old child.