Cameron Monaghan (Shameless, Gotham, The Giver) and Peyton List (BUNK’D, The Thinning, Jessie) star in Anthem of a Teenage Prophet, a coming of age story that imaginatively captures the turbulence of teenage-hood, the elation and devastation of first love and the true meaning of friendship.
Based on the award-winning novel by Joanne Proulx, Anthem of a Teenage Prophet tells the story of Luke (Monaghan) a teenager who foresees the death of his new best friend Stan (Alex MacNicoll), the most popular guy in school. When this premonition becomes reality, Luke must deal with the trials and tribulations of being dubbed “The Prophet of Death” and being titled a freak by the entire town. It doesn’t help that he’s fallen in love with Faith (List), who just happens to be Stan’s girl, or that he’s on the outs with his – closeted – childhood best friend Fang (Grayson Gabriel) or that the premonitions just keep coming.
In a story that expertly navigates that often rocky, at times inspiring road to adulthood, Anthem authentically balances the teenage experience of confusion, anxiety and rage with those exceptional moments of clarity, self-discovery and human connection. Hormonal, funny, exhilarating and wise, the film slyly explores the need to belong, the isolation of youth and the powerful brew of fear truth and noise that plays inside us all.