All the Wrong Friends

A darkly comedic thriller about a group of high school friends on a road trip, who begin to turn on one another when they try to cover up a murder.

  • Mark Kerins
    Director
  • Ryan Hawkins
    Director
  • Alyssa Ann Evans
    Writer
  • Adrian Escobar
    Writer
  • Cydney Cox
    Writer
  • Tommy Dingwall
    Producer
  • Mark Kerins
    Producer
  • Ryan Hawkins
    Producer
  • Krishna Smitha
    Key Cast
  • Ricco Fajardo
    Key Cast
  • Sean O'Connor
    Key Cast
  • Tom Valentine Gelo
    Key Cast
  • Brina Palencia
    Key Cast
  • Alexandra Chaudoin
    Key Cast
  • Dexter Hostetter
    Key Cast
  • Andrew Milbourn
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Feature
  • Genres:
    Suspense, Thriller, Drama
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 17 minutes 50 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 11, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    19,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    RED
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2.39:1
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Indy Film Fest
    Indianapolis, IN
    United States
    July 20, 2016
    World Premiere
  • Hot Springs International Horror Film Festival
    Hot Springs, AR
    United States
    September 23, 2016
    Arkansas
    Best in Category Thriller
  • Fantastically Horrifying Cinema
    Little Rock, AR
    United States
    October 17, 2016
    Little Rock
  • Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival
    Buffalo, NY
    United States
    November 9, 2016
    New York State
    nominations: Best Thriller, Best Actress
  • Toronto Indie Horror Fest
    Toronto
    Canada
    November 11, 2016
    Canadian premiere
  • Fright Night Film Fest
    Louisville, KY
    United States
    November 27, 2016
    Kentucky premiere
  • Beloit International Film Festival
    Beloit, WI
    United States
    February 26, 2017
  • North by Midwest Micro-budget Film Festival
    Kalamazoo, MI
    United States
    March 4, 2017
  • Motor City Nightmares International Film Festival
    Detroit, MI
    United States
  • Fantastic Cinema and Craft Beer Festival
    Little Rock, AR
    United States
    May 4, 2017
  • Fort Worth Indie Showcase
    Fort Worth, TX
    United States
    July 15, 17
    Texas Premiere
    Best Student Domestic Feature
  • International Horror Hotel
    Cleveland, OH
    United States
    June 15, 17
    Best Supporting Actress (Krishna Smitha) and 2nd place Suspense/Thriller Feature; also nominated for Best Cinematography (Daniel Maitland)
  • The Indie Gathering
    Hudson, OH
    United States
    August 12, 17
    2nd place, "Suspense-Thriller Feature"; nominated for "Best Supporting Actor: Feature" (Dexter Hostetter) and "Best Supporting Actress: Feature" (Brina Palencia)
  • Eyecatcher Film Festival
    McAlester, OK
    United States
    November 10, 2017
    Oklahoma Premiere
    won Best Director (Feature), Best Editing (Feature), Best Cinematography (Feature), Best Actor (Feature) (for Alexandra Chaudoin); add'l noms: Best Original Score, Best Feature Film, Best of the Fest, Creative Eye Award, Best Actor (Feature) (for Krishna Smitha)
  • Desmond District Demons Film Festival
    Port Huron, MI
    United States
    October 27, 2017
  • Unrestricted View Horror Film Festival
    London, UK
    United Kingdom
    November 3, 2017
    European Premiere
    nominee: Best Foreign Feature
  • Fake Flesh Film Fest
    Kamloops, BC
    Canada
    October 27, 2017
Distribution Information
  • Terror Films
    Distributor
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: Internet, Video on Demand, Pay Per View, Free TV, Paid TV
Director Biography - Mark Kerins, Ryan Hawkins

Mark Kerins earned bachelor's degrees in chemistry and mathematics from Valparaiso University, then transitioned from science to film after discovering he enjoyed making and watching movies more than working in a lab. He went on to earn MA and Ph.D degrees in film from Northwestern University, and now teaches film production and post-production in the Division of Film & Media Arts at Southern Methodist University. As a scholar, his research focuses on film sound design; his book "Beyond Dolby (Stereo)," on the use of digital surround sound in movies, was published in November 2010 by Indiana University Press and won a Godbey Lecture Series Authors Award. As a filmmaker, he works primarily in editing but has also directed a variety of films and music videos.

Ryan Hawkins graduated from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, where he received his BA in Cinema-Television. While studying, he founded a production company in Dallas through which he produced and directed independent narratives and documentaries, as well as branded content for various organizations in the North Texas and Austin markets. After working in the studio communications department at The Walt Disney Company, Hawkins formed Picture Movers Anonymous alongside Alex Engemann. Under his leadership, Picture Movers Anonymous has produced multiple short films, music videos and branded content for establishments such as University of Southern California and The Rod Dedeaux Foundation. Hawkins most recently produced the feature film "The Wedding Party," directed by fellow SMU alum Thane Economou.

"All the Wrong Friends" was Mark and Ryan's first collaboration as directors.

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