“Gets so much right you can’t help but root for it…
so darn likable“
— Kristin Tillotson, StarTribune
“reassures us that life can be just like this – a giddy lark”
“The film is not only an entertaining teen romp about a bizarre love triangle when best friends Rene and Frankie agree to attend prom together before a shy suitor emerges to invite Frankie to the dance, but also explores the struggles of being gay in high school in a funny and heartfelt way.”
- Eric D. Johnson, Secrets of the City
Death To Prom
Two best friends make the best of going to high school by dreaming up fashion magazine photo shoots, and bribing their siblings to model for them. René indulges his fantasies and loves designing clothes. Frankie lives for her camera and punk rock. They both fall for Sasha, the shy soccer player with a soft spot for poems by Pushkin. When the three of them are caught between competing invitations to prom, their high-fashion drama could destroy their friendships along with the entire prom.
An updated, locally-shot take on a John Hughes high school romcom, “Death to Prom” is most notable for its three talented leads: Ricardo Vazquez as a gay fashionisto, Hina Khan as his sarcastic bestie and Andrew Keives as the athlete they both lust after. The design of “Prom” is aces, featuring glam costumes by “Project Runway” vet Christopher Straub and eye-popping locations.
We’re just so excited to be playing the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival (MSPIFF) this year. Sunday, April 6th, 5:30pm. We’ll have some limited signed posters to giveaway!
“John Hughes for the modern age (or: It’s all about Duckie, isn’t it?)” MSP Magazine interview with Death To Prom filmmaker Jeremy Wilker.
We are proud to announce that Death To Prom will have its theatrical premiere March 6-13th, 2014, with an exclusive week-long engagement at Theaters of Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota. Our kickoff premiere party will be Thursday, March 6th, at 7:30pm. Join cast, crew, and guests for the opening screening, drinks at StarBar, photo ops, and perhaps even a pink carpet runway.
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?