SCENE QUEEN - Official Trailer
Poster Design: Marc English
"Like MEAN GIRLS on acid!"
- Ted Chalmers, Summer Hill Films
ABOUT “SCENE QUEEN”
A video appears on the internet. Two high school girls circle a third with cell phones. They beat her viciously, and post her humiliation for all to see on the internet. Who does this? Why do they do it?
SCENE QUEEN is a 90-minute movie that explores these questions. Teen bullying is nothing new, but the internet has brought it to a global playground.
Our "bad girl," Ashley, will humiliate anyone who stands between her and internet fame. Our hero, Jess, needs to stand up to Ashley’s bullying—or become a victim herself.
I wrote SCENE QUEEN in 2008 with the intention of shooting it on digital video, for little money. I thought the subject lent itself to a "lo fi" treatment - handheld video, long single takes, available light. The story itself takes what could be a liability - lack of money - and turns it into an aesthetic.
My journey in making this movie has been discovering what a deep chord the subject of bullying strikes for people. Internet bullying is a major problem for teens today, and the response to this project has been overwhelmingly positive and welcoming.
We are in talks with several anti-bullying organizations to help support their efforts through benefit screenings, profit sharing, and other creative collaborations.
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- Janet Harvey