We asked a bunch of seventeen year olds if they knew what an emo was and we were met with blank stares. They suggested maybe hipsters would have been better suited as a character subject for a 2016-set high school film.
Nevertheless, the teaser trailer for Neil Triffitt’s Emo The Musical looks great and marks a major achievement for Triffitt and his dedicated team having originally released the concept as a short film. The Cinema Australia team couldn’t be any more excited to see what they’ve come up with.
Check out the trailer below and let us know what you think.
Emo The Musical will have its world premiere film at this year’s Melbourne International Film Festival with Triffitt as a special guest. You can get tickets here.
Having been kicked out of his old school, Ethan just wants to start afresh. And after being accepted to join his new school’s grungy emo band, Worst Day Ever, he thinks he’s finally found his place. But when the school’s sunshine-and-rainbows Hope Group decides to compete alongside Worst Day Ever in the local band comp, it pits the ideologically and musically opposed bands against each other. There couldn’t be a worse time for Emo Ethan and the Hope Group’s kind-hearted, faithful singer Trinity to fall in love.
Expanded from his Berlinale 2013 award-winning short film, Neil Triffett’s debut feature is a cheerfully irreverent take on Romeo and Juliet-style star-crossed love, via High School Musical and Glee. Supported by the MIFF Premiere Fund, and featuring Rahart Adams (Nowhere Boys, MIFF 2013), Benson Jack Anthony (800 Words) and newcomer Jordan Hare alongside Adam Zwar, Bridie Carter and Dylan Lewis, it’s a sweetly satirical (and, given this year’s Safe Schools controversies, timely) story about tolerance, individuality and harmonising.