VIDEO:”The Day My Parents Became Cool” Trailer + News
We first broke the news about an original short comedy film being made in the area last June, then did reports from the set, at the sneak peek screening, and now we get official word that the world premiere for “The Day My Parents Became Cool” is set for the Sedona International Film Festival on Wednesday, February 25.
A second showingâ€”on the festivalâ€™s biggest dayâ€”will be Saturday, February 28.
The film was written and directed by local filmmaker Steve Edmiston, a lawyer-turned-filmmaker, and here’s the well-produced trailer â€“ see if you recognize any of the locations used:
The short has also been selected by the International Family Film Festival, and will play there on Thursday, Feb. 26th and Sunday March 1st in Hollywood.
“The Day My Parents Became Cool” is a comedic short about a group of teenagers who wake up one morning to find that adults have adopted teen fashion, complete with tattoos, body piercings, sagging jeans and lots of ‘tude. Edmiston describes the film as â€œFerris Beullerâ€™s Day Off meets Invasion of the Body Snatchers.â€
Patrick Schweiss, Executive Director of the Sedona International Film Festival, says â€œI was HOWLING through it (especially having an 11-year-old and 7-year-old myself)…I could totally relate.â€
Some other reviews of the film we found on the film’s website (including our very own…):
â€œâ€¦ a slick-looking comedy that goes beyond image and explores how parents and their kids relate..â€
– Richard Seven, The Seattle Times
â€œâ€¦a cute, family-safe comedy about high school studentsâ€™ reactions when all grown-ups (including parents and teachers) suddenly change their looks and personalities to rival that of the most outrageously-dressed teen. Solidly acted and directed, with a fun script, great original music, all beautifully shot in HDâ€¦â€
– Scott Schaefer, B-Town Blog
â€œâ€¦ a bizarre world where all of the adults on the entire planet have literally â€œbecome coolâ€ and desire to look and act just like their teenage kids, which provides both comedy and horror.â€
– Steve Clare, Prost Amerika Film
â€œâ€¦the story of a cosmic catastrophe that causes all adults on the planet to become “cool,” adopting teen fashion and body imageâ€¦ high school students are more than just another brick in the wall.â€
– Lynsi Burton, Seattle Post Intelligencer
More than 100 students from Highline, Mount Rainier, and Federal Way high schools were involved with the movie as extras, script consultants, and production assistants. A band formed by Federal Way high school students composed and recorded music for the movieâ€™s soundtrack.
The movie was shot at Highline High School in Burien and a home in Normandy Park.
The Day My Parents Became Cool was made on an extremely low budget, funded by contributions from community members and grants from King County 4Culture, the City of Burien and the Federal Way Arts Commission.
“This film literally started out as an idea for a neighborhood home movie for my daughters, but the script quickly turned into a much larger idea,â€ says Edmiston.Â â€œWe couldn’t have stepped up to a project of this size without the support of the schools, the cities, and local arts community.”
Other films written by Steve Edmiston include The Spy and the Sparrow and A Relative Thing. For more information about The Day My Parents Became Cool, go to www.thedaymyparentsbecamecool.com.
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