Nicholas Terry is a senior at Mountlake Terrace high school. For his senior project, he decided to make a full-length film called “Senior Prom” which will have it’s world premier (it’s free!) this Wednesday night, December 16, at Mountlake Terrace High School.
The film is done in the style of a a mockumentary, similar to Christopher Guest’s movies like “Best in Show” or “Spinal Tap”, and is centered around a school’s senior prom and all the work and drama that goes in to planning the event.
Nick says that the film follows three basic storylines:
1) A couple that has been dating for 8 years and are “deeply in love” encounter issues as they prepare for the greatest night of their lives.
2) A not-so-bright kid who thinks he’s all that tries to impress the girl he likes by volunteering to do everything in regards to preparing Prom. He quickly finds out he’s bit off more than he can chew.
3) A somewhat strange, rather lonely teenage boy decides he’s finally going get up the guts to ask the girl he’s liked from afar since Freshman year out to Prom. She, however, doesn’t know he exists.
After watching the trailers, I can say that the film looks pretty funny and will be worth your time to check out if you can make it tomorrow night.
Nick, though only 17, has been involved in the arts for most of his life, whether it be film, music, writing or acting. When he was 8 years old, he started acting lessons and, by then, he has already written nine 5-6 page Star Wars “books” (with illustrations). Also at age 8 he made a short film with his friends called “the Mysterious Kidnapper.” In 7th grade he started to learn how to play guitar and in 8th/9th grade he wrote and illustrated a 100+ page graphic novel. Throughout high school he starred in many plays and also started recording music that is available on his MySpace page.
In 9th grade, Nick met his friend Shane and they, together, wrote a 300+ page graphic novel. The two are currently working on another graphic novel script that they hope to get published.
“Senior Prom ” is playing at Mountlake Terrace High School at 7 pm on Wednesday, December 16. The event is free but donations will be accepted for the MTHS drama department.
Check out the trailer below for “Senior Prom”: