Your Chance To Be In A Movie This Saturday

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Local resident Steve Edmiston is Writing and Directing a short comedy film in Burien this coming weekend (6/20-23), and he’s still seeking some extras for an all-day Saturday shoot at Highline High School.

The film is called The Day My Parents Became Cool, and is sponsored by the City of Burien, 4culture, the City of Federal Way, and many others. It has been fully approved by the Highline School District as well as Highline High School.

Steve is a local lawyer and gamemaker whose true passion is filmmaking. He has written several feature films before, and this will be his first time Directing.

The B-Town Blog plans to be on set Saturday, so expect a full report (with photos and perhaps video) early next week.

This is a not-for-profit production meant to entertain, educate and inspire through humor, along the lines of comedic role reversal films like Freaky Friday and Big:

The Day My Parents Became Cool is a short comedy that arises from the battleground conflict between parents and their rebellious teenaged children everywhere — fashion and body image.

The Day My Parents Became Cool is a modern, comic, costume drama — and every teen’s worst nightmare — creating a brave new world where adults, for inexplicable, perhaps cosmic, reasons, simultaneously adopt every teen trend in attire and body image.

The Day My Parents Became Cool tells the story of what one small group of teenagers do when every outward manifestation of their “rebelliousness” has been co-opted by . . . the enemy.

High School student Paige and her middle-school sister Madison drift off to sleep one night after being chastised by their conservative parents for staying up late on a school night, completely mesmerized by the classic film, “The Day the Earth Stood Still.”

The next day, Paige discovers the horror: inexplicably, both her parents are dressing for the day in clothing identical to that she sees in school. Her mother has super-tight jeans, with a thong extending up over her hips; her father pulls his suit pants down below his butt, exposing his white boxers. What Paige thinks is a lame Dr. Phil reverse-psychology stunt turns out to be a much bigger problem. At school, every adult — every teacher, coach and even the principal are in full-on teenage apparel mode. Hip hop, Goth, Emo, Gangster, Preppy — tattoos, piercings, thongs, sagging jeans. And acting like nothing is out of the ordinary.

When Paige and her friends learn the problem is worldwide, they band together and begin to fight back. First they try their own brand of reverse psychology; then they try to lead the adults down a completely alternative path of “cool.” Nothing works.

When Paige learns the REAL reason that the adults have suddenly lost all sense of taste and conservatism, it becomes clear that there is only one course of action.

Abandon all forms of manifested rebelliousness and individuality to the adults.

And start anew.

The film is being produced with the cooperation of two Washington State school districts and three high schools, and is providing an opportunity for over 100 high school students to work with filmmaking professionals.

This is a project of the Northwest Film Forum (NWFF), and donations are tax-deductible to the extent the law allows (click here to donate and “Become Cool”).

If you are in High School or look like it, Steve invites you to take advantage of this opportunity to be in a short film that will have you, your friends and your parents laughing all the way out of the theater.

Extras need to be on set at Highline High School, in Burien, the whole morning of Saturday, June 21st, and according to Steve, calltime is 7am!

Extras will get food and film credit (but no pay), as well as the close-up experience of seeing how a professional film is made.

NOTE: To sign up as an Extra, you must first register online, so please click here.

To donate, and “Become Cool,” please click here.

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