Emma Stone can't make it to the Arcadia prom in late April, but a group of Arcadia students had a lot of fun making a "Promposal" video which ended up going viral around the world in just a couple days. Jacob Staudenmaier, a Junior, recreated the opening scene traffic jam of the Oscar-nominated "La La Land" movie in the Arcadia High School parking lot and rewrote the lyrics to ask Oscar winner and Scottsdale native Emma Stone to the AHS prom. Emma is filming in London until late May so she had to decline the invitation. She sent a personal note to Jacob stating that it was the "greatest proposal" she had ever received and she was very "grateful". Numerous students & others were critical to the successful production - Senior Alli Gooch did all of the filming and Sophomore Dash McDonald assisted with the filming process and editing. AHS Film Instructor Eric Luse supervised the production and was a huge help during the filming process. Principal Nathan Slater was supportive of the project and permitted the filming to take place at the AHS parking lot. Other AHS students participating in the video were Elle Overs, Lindsay Formica, Riley Johnson, Grant Loftin, Matthew Schlenker, Aidan Weber, Max McCauley, Gabby Ranger, Cassie Johnson, John Eger, Dallas Greene & Carson Charlton.
See Jacob's Good Morning America Interview HERE.
What great publicity for Arcadia! WAY TO GO TITANS!!!
Three Arcadia students - Allison Gooch, Jacob Staudenmaier and Dallas Greene - had their film "Seven Crossings" selected from among 60 entries in the A3F 2015 International Fright Fest Film Festival. Their film was chosen, along with 6 other films for the "Arizona Shorts", and was shown at the AMC Centerpoint Theaters in Tempe in October. The film also was voted one of the Audience Favorites. The three students are in Mr. Luse's independent film-making class. "Seven Crossings" was the only high school student submission selected for the Film Festival.
Click HERE to watch "Seven Crossings"
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