“Gets so much right you can’t help but root for it…
so darn likable”

— Kristin Tillotson, StarTribune

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“reas­sures us that life can be just like this – a giddy lark”


Flyway Film Festival laurels

Sound Unseen Laurels 2013

ILFF Laurels

“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.

Chris Hewitt

DTP at MSPIFF 2014

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

“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.

Death To Prom Theatrical Premiere

Death To Prom Theatrical Premiere

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.

STP: Friday is Death To Prom Day, too!

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.

MPLS: Friday is Death To Prom Day!

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?

“Loved it. Lots of color and light, which we need more of in films. Rene was per­fectly cast!”

“Lovely John-Hughes-modern. Great homage to Jules et Jim.”

“A won­der­ful flick. It’s sweet and engag­ing and full of first-time energy… the direc­tion is lov­ing, the cin­e­matog­ra­phy beau­ti­ful, and there are so many enjoy­able, engag­ing parts.”

“Great job! Loved the pink wardrobe. Amazing scene on the water tower. Sasha is also a HOT actor, total eye candy.”

“Cute movie! Really enjoyed the fash­ion! Great cin­e­matog­ra­phy, loca­tions, art direc­tion and casting!”

“Will charm your socks off”