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Being queer at prom: true stories from seven different decades.

Featuring intimate, charming interviews with queer Canadians ranging in age 17 to 88, Take Me To Prom invites audiences to revisit this iconic adolescent milestone.

Meet Alf, a quiet wallflower with a secret crush. Fontaine only remembers the details of his date’s dress. Marcy skipped her prom for a wild escapade. Alphonso staged a liberating protest with his friends. Marc bravely went to court so he could take his boyfriend to prom. Carmen’s traumatic prom marked the beginning of her inspiring transformation. And Caroline’s story captures the complex reality faced by queer youth today.

Vivid set design, re-enactments and archival footage transport audiences across 70 years of teenage heartbreak and rebellion — all while telling a story of social change over seven decades.

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Featuring

Fontaine
Marcy Rogers
Alphonso King Jr.
Marc Hall
Carmen
Caroline Kan-Hai

Directed by
Andrew Moir

Director of Photography
Andrew Jeffrey

Editor
Graeme Ring

Production Designer
Luis De Filippis

Music by Ben Fox

Production Coordinator & Second Director
Stephanie Weimar

Produced by
Andrew Moir

Production Coordinator
Stephanie Weimar

Assistant Director
Lauren Vesterdal

Assistant to Mr. Roberts
Madelaine Russo

Production Assistants
Jessica McGann
Valerie Soo
Teyama Alkamli
Alanna De Filippis

Sound Recordist
Andrew Chung

First Assistant Camera & Key Grip
Kelly Steinhoff

Art Director
Lindsay Hogan

Art Assistants
Alanna De Filippis
Carmen

Wardrobe Assistant
Caroline Kan-Hai

Make Up Artist
Marisa Tipkanok

Re-enactments

Arielle - Raey Ang
Robin - Jess Waering
Fontaine - Andrew Moir
Fontaine’s Date - Luis De Filippis Jr.

Production Studio
Astrolab Studios

Founder
Adam Weitner

Studio Manager
Jeff Hanley

Office Manager
Emily Carter

Data Management
Graeme Ring

Assistant Editor
Connor Osmun-Ring

Post Production Supervisor
Daniel Pellerin

Dialogue & Sound Effects Editor
Elma Bello

Sound Design & Re-Recording Mixer
Daniel Pellerin

Re-Recording Mixer
Michelle Irving

Audio Post Production Services
Soleil Sound

Colourist
Lorraine Grant

Picture Supervisor
Christian Carruthers

Picture Post Production Services
Urban Post

Music Recorded & Mixed by
Ben Fox

Cello
Peter Olsen

Additional Mixing
Dennis Patterson

Additional Music Provided by
Associated Production Music LLC

Title Design
Simone Schmidt

Visual Research
Natasha Adams
Andrew Moir
Stephanie Weimar

Archival Courtesy Of

Larry Peloso
Prelinger Archives and the Internet Archive
City of Toronto Archives
Library and Archives Canada
St Mary’s Digital Archives
Philips Academy
The Subjects & Their Families

Legal
Willa Marcus

Craft Services
Rose Reisman
Sweat and Soda
Sofra
Gales Snack Bar

Thank You
Darren De Carlo
Get REAL
Egale Youth OUTreach 
The 519 Community Centre
Glad Day Bookshop
Fudger House
Space Vintage
Hannah Donegan
Crimson Fish Inc.
Mary Young Leckie
Amy Greene
Donna & Gino De Filippis
Adriana Hawley

Very Special Thank You
Vivien Endicott-Douglas & Lucah Rosenberg
     
For Real Stories
    
Commissioning Editor
Adam Gee
     
Executive Producer
Alex Hryniewicz
    
Executive Producer
Andy Taylor
     
Produced in Association with CBC
    
General Manager, Programming
Sally Cutto
     
Executive Director, Unscripted
Jennifer Dettman
     
Senior Director, Documentary
Sandra Kleinfeld
    
Senior Director of Production, Unscripted Content
Alexandra Lane
    
Executive in Charge of Production, CBC Docs
Lesley Birchard
     
   
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