Today's Comedy Finalist... "Prom Impossible" by Seth Meier!
Congratulations to the creators of “Prom Impossible.” Today we’re celebrating the project as 1 of 5 finalists we will be announcing each day this week.
Logline: One girl. One night. Three proms. A 17 year old ugly-duckling turned swan enlists the help of her two brainiac best friends to attend three proms at three different high schools in one night.
Link to project: http://www.juntoboxfilms.com/projects/prom-impossible
Why JuntoBox Films chose “Prom Impossible” 1 of 5 Finalists…
This is a great, fast-paced and fun high school romp. We can identify with the ugly duckling getting caught up in her first opportunity, wanting to have it all. The fact that she tries to, makes for wonderful situations and a lesson as to what, and who, she really is. Brian & Donny bring great manic-farce storytelling to the iPhone generation.
Q&A with the Creative Team:
What inspired you to tell this story?
As parents of children under ten years old, we noticed a lack of quality live-action feature films we could watch with our girls. We wanted to create a relatable young female lead and let her flex her physical comedy chops in a contemporary world. We knew we needed lots of obstacles and a seemingly insurmountable task. Three Proms at three different schools in one night seemed to fit the bill.
What is your background and current occupation?
Brian Stepanek (co-writer/Director) is best known for playing the hyper janitor/inventor, Arwin on the hit Disney Channel show “The Suite Life of Zack and Cody”. Brian co-wrote, produced and starred in the silent shorts called “Brian O’Brian” which aired on Disney Channels in more than 60 countries. He’s also appeared in lots of movies and TV shows as well as too many commercials. Seth William Meier (Producer/UPM/LP) has worked for the past 20 years in the business in front of and behind the camera. He recently wrapped for Universal, the film, “COOTIES,” with Elijah Wood, Rainn Wilson, Alison Pill and Jack Mcbrayer and is currently producing a TV pilot for AMAZON Studios and Electus entitled, “The Maker Shack Agency.”
How did you build awareness for your project?
We reached out to family and friends through Facebook, Twitter and did a general newsletter to create awareness of the project while networking within the community.