See The Local Premiere Of "The Day My Parents Became Cool" Friday Night, Along With "Freaky Friday" For FREE

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This Friday night (Aug. 21st), starting around 8pm, prepare to enjoy some FREE, local entertainment as Burien Parks’ “Music and Movies in the Park” presents its final films, including the area premiere of the locally-produced “The Day My Parents Became Cool” and “Freaky Friday” at Lake Burien School Park, SW 148th & 16th Ave SW.

Local Writer/Director Steve Edmiston has created a fun, family-friendly film with great original music, all beautifully shot in HD mostly in and around Highline High School and a home in Normandy Park, The Day My Parents Became Cool has been in several short film festivals, and this will be its local premiere.

Edmiston sent us this email Friday morning, which includes other area screening info as well as how to buy a DVD of the film:

Good news – starting tonight, screenings throughout the greater Puget Sound!

One of the goals of this project was to be able to share the work of so many Puget Sound area high school students (particularly those from the Highline and Federal Way School Districts) around the State.

After our world premiere at the Sedona International Film Festival, winning the best short comedy at the International Family Film Festival, being selected as the opening night film for the new Prescott Film Festival, and having our aloha moment in the sun at the Big Island Film Festival, we came home in June to have our Northwest premiere at one of the ten best film festivals in the world, the Seattle International Film Festival.

Now, we tour the Northwest!  Upcoming screenings include:

Burien – tonight!
Burien Music and Movies in the Park
(outdoor double feature with Freaky Friday)
Friday, August 21, 2009 – 8:30 p.m.
Lake Burien School Park

Bumbershoot 1 Reel Film Festival
Monday, September 7, 2009 – 5:00 p.m.
SIFF Cinema

Port Townsend:
Port Townsend Film Festival
Saturday, September 26, 12:00 noon.
Sunday, September 27, 12:00 noon.

Tacoma Film Festival
October 1-8, 2009 (date/time TBD)

We’re hoping for the opportunity to add more Northwest fests (including the Olympia Film Festival, the Spokane Festival, and the Lakeside International Film Festival), to make our tour complete.

A burning FAQ – the holidays are coming, how will I buy my own copy of The Day My Parents Became Cool?

Good news æ The Day My Parents Became Cool WILL be available for purchase for the 2009 holiday season, at a price that will allow you to stuff every stocking, provide a gift to every co-worker, and still squirrel away a few copies for yourselves. We plan on partnering with for distribution – a wonderful Seattle-based leader in online independent film distribution.  Their model is terrific – short films delivered to your home on DVD for $5.95, just click of a button!  More to come¦

Thanks for all your support!

– Steve

Oh, and the other family-friendly film on the bill, “Freaky Friday,” was shot in Hollywood in 2003 by some corporate entity called “Disney,” and stars Jamie Lee Curtis and Lindsey Lohan.

Here’s a trailer:


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One Response to “See The Local Premiere Of "The Day My Parents Became Cool" Friday Night, Along With "Freaky Friday" For FREE”
  1. Lisa says:

    Congrats to the HHS Drama students who helped out in the script editing in this film, also!

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