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

— Kristin Tillotson, StarTribune

Death To Prom on Vimeo On Demand
Death To Prom on Reelhouse
Death To Prom on Amazon Instant Video

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

laurels-officialmspiff2014-1920k

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

Love Is The Law

Today our lovely state of Minnesota will become the 12th state to have marriage...

Color and Sound

The edit is complete. Time to send your film out into the world, right? 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?

Vehicular Challenges

Many movies, including ours, 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.

Visits and Tests

Time to catch you up on a few things, it appears. We’ve been busy. In mid-January I, Jeremy, spent a week out at the Sundance film festival. Matt and I attended last year and met a lot of people that we’ve stayed in touch with over 2012 and I was able to...

McKnight Foundation Awards Death To Prom Screenplay

The 2012 McKnight Screenwriting Fellowship award goes to Matt Stenerson for Death To Prom. Since 1981, the McKnight Foundation has presented awards to more than 1,500 artists in various media. These generous prizes go to support the lives and works of artists all year...

“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”