Winner! Best Comedy Feature, Woods Hole Film Festival
Winner! Outstanding Screenplay, Tallgrass Film Festival
Winner! Audience Award, Novos Cinemas
Winner! Best LGBTQIA+ Feature, Oxford Film Festival
Winner! Audience Award, Oxford Film Festival
Winner! Best Feature Film, SENE Film, Music & Arts Festival
“A warm period piece with wittily specific dialogue, Dramarama somehow modernizes the coming out story despite its dated setting.”
– Michael Cuby, Nylon Magazine
“Dramarama is like a warm hug that shares a timely message; that no matter which way you relate to the story, you’re not alone and your experience is valid and beautiful.”
– Stacey Yvonne, Pride.com
“Executes with finesse what a John Hughes movie might have looked like had positive portrayals of LGBTQ+ youth been possible for mainstream consumption in the 1980s.”
– Nicholas Bell, IONCINEMA
“Dramarama pays tender homage to all things high school theatre-related, and to the wacky friendships that developed therein. For any queer kids who sought theatre as a refuge, or for anyone haunted by childhood’s end as embodied by high school graduation, Dramarama is a must-see.”
– David Reddish, Queerty
It’s the end of summer of 1994 and Gene (Nick Pugliese) is preparing for his high school drama friends’ final murder mystery slumber party. The theatrical hostess, Rose (Anna Grace Barlow), will fly off to start college the next morning, followed by earnest Claire (Megan Suri), charismatic Oscar (Nico Greetham), and sarcastic Ally (Danielle Kay). Before they leave and head off to begin their separate lives, however, Gene wants to come out of the closet – but is terrified of what his sheltered Christian friends might think… especially his best friend Oscar.
Part The Breakfast Club, part The Big Chill, this nostalgic, funny coming-of-age tale is a poignant love letter to drama nerds, late bloomers and the intense friendships that mark our youth.
Watch the trailer for Dramarama below and click here to pre-order your copy. The film will be available on DVD starting January 11th.