Dearborn High Filmmakers Prepare for Prom-iscuous
The student-made film will premiere May 23 and 24 at the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center in Dearborn.
It's prom season for Dearborn teens–in more ways than one.
While some are just buying corsages or deciding how to style their hair, one group of Dearborn High School students is finishing up a movie on the subject.
Prom-iscuous–a mockumentary focusing on six teens at the fictional Belmont High as they prepare for senior prom–premieres May 23 and 24 at the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center.
The plot goes like this: Belmont High hasn't had a prom in years, but the big dance is returning, and MTV is filming the wacky journey of friends, siblings and couples.
Participating DHS students include: Andrew Behm, Ward Brazier, Leah Fenech, Jacob Fisher, Steven Galanty, Demond Glover, Salvatore Guido, Azia Hernandez, Gary Hoops, Emmauela Jannaro, Emily Jenks, Kara Lynch, Alexandra McPherson, Rudy Morey, Dimitri Ramirez, Tirrell Robinson, Aida Said, Tomothy Smith, Taylor Stanislawski, Kelley Thierry, Jaclyn Waligora, and Cosmo Wong.
They were led under the direction of teacher Kurt Doelle.
DHS senior and lead writer Kelley Thierry said she got the idea from some of her favorite mockumentaries, like "The Office" and "Modern Family."
"It's senior year and prom is a big part of the story," Thierry explained. "There needed to be something to tie it all together."
The overarching issue is prom, but along the way, the characters deal with picking their dresses, holding their relationships together–and some spaghetti in their hair?
The "food fight" scene is every WDHS member's clear favorite–and why wouldn't it be? A documented excuse to throw food, get messy, and completely wreck Dearborn High's cafeteria.
"The food fight and prom scene are my favorites because those are the biggest scenes we’ve had to shoot," said student Steve Galanty. "Those were the breakthrough scenes for WDHS."
Junior Andrew Behm and sophomore Aida Said–responsible for editing the film–agreed.
"That scene was the most fun to shoot and even to edit," Said adds.
Not as much fun to clean up for the students involved. But it was worth it, says director Taylor Stanislawski.
"There were a lot of big scenes," she admits, "but they all came together well."
And they'll continue to come together well in time for the public to see at the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center. So grab your formal garb and head on out. After all, prom only happens once.
For tickets to Prom-iscuous, call 313-827-1635.