Hold To Your Best Self

In high school, there is one night we all remember, it may even define some of us: SENIOR PROM. Over the course of a single night, six high school students are forced to confront doubts about identity, relationships, self-esteem and their future. With high school coming to a close, life's expectations are fundamentally challenged by something that is both terrifying and inevitable; growing up.

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Director:  Emily Hagins
Executive Producer:  TJ Barrack, Perrin Chiles, Marc Joubert, Marshall Lewy, Stephen Christensen, Kate Grady, Emily Hagins
Producer:  Nicole Beaudoin, Paul Gandersman, Peter Hall, Ben Hanks
Screenwriter: Emily Hagins
Cinematographer: Dustin Supencheck
Editor: Paul Gandersman
Production Designer: Ashley Landavazo
Sound Designer: Eric Friend
Music: Santiago Dietche
Principal Cast: Luxana Banner, Spencer Flynn, Abraham Hsu, Nell Kessler, Michael Lyle, McKenna Marmolejo, Jon Michael Simpson, Bianca Stein
Additional Credits: Original Score by: Jeremy William Smith, Music Performed by: Growl & Daphne, UPM: Shannon Arteaga, First Assistant Director: Dax Stringer, Second Assistant Director: Joe Lee, Costume Designer: Tracy Hawk, Adaptive Studios Post Manager: Noor Haydar


Public Film Contact
Alison Ver Meulen
Adaptive Studios
Publicity Contact
Alison Ver Meulen
Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Film Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Interactive Badge, Film Festival Wristband

Year:  2017
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Genre:  Drama, Romance
Screening Section: Independent Episodics
Screening Category: Episodic
Country: United States
Language: English
Runtime: 12:22 mins