Countdown to prom night is actually countdown to irreversible change for each girl. Two of the girls are falling in love with each other against all expectations and the third girl is forced to mother her own mother in the wake of her father’s disappearance. Each girl seeks comfort within the walls of her bedroom where the music blasting from the turntable provides a magical synchronicity between them all. The title refers to the secrets that girls and women keep just below their surface.
Director: Jennifer Reeder
Script: Jennifer Reeder
Cast: Kelsy Ashby-Middleton, Morgan Reesh, Marissa Castillo, Jennifer Estlin, Connor Golden, T.J. Jagodowsky, and Megan Johns
DOP: Christopher Rejano
Sound design: Paul Dickinson and Jason Culver
Editing: Mike Olenick
Original music: Jenne Lennon, Aesop Rock, Arms and Sleepers, Stars of the Lid, Joan Jett
Associate producer: Penelope Bartlett
Producer: Steven Hudosh
DCP, 1:85, 2K
Jennifer Reeder is an American artist, filmmaker, and screenwriter. His short film A Million Miles Away was nominated for a Tiger Award for Short Films at the Rotterdam International Film Festival and screened at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival in the U.S. Short Narrative Films category.