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The Party

On the Friday night before Christmas, a sleepy beach town is shaken by a series of events that will lead a group of friends to a party to remember.

An ensemble cast, involving a group of high schoolers, who are forced to come to terms with each other’s baggage. On a long-cold Friday winter night, their paths cross at a party. Starting with Beckett, a loner wandering the streets avoiding her best friend, Ashley, who resents her for distancing herself. Morrigan, jealous of their friendship, becomes possessive over Ashley, and confronts Beckett with disastrous results. Unable to deal with her insecurities, Beckett attempts to commit suicide by jumping off a pier and drown in the ocean.
Morrigan’s ex-boyfriend, Josh, arrives at the party with his friends who have a hidden agenda to poison her. In doing so, they also poison her friend Anthony which leads to a nightmarish scenario which will change them all forever.

This title "The Party" is also known as "Butterflies..."

  • Kevin Stevenson
    Director
    Trophy Kids, Breakthrough, Dying Laughing, On The Brain, Baby Girl, A Girl Upstairs, Dark Hearts
  • Ryan Mccoy
    Writer
    Black, Evidence, A Girl Upstairs
  • Joshua Boyer
    Producer
  • Sara Catherine Bellamy
    Key Cast
    "Beckett"
    You Might Be The Killer, Cold Moon, Baby Girl, A Girl Upstairs
  • Jordy Tulleners
    Key Cast
    "Brent"
    Monsters of Man, American Psychos, Jenny vs. Shulky, Warning: Lunatics Around
  • Oscar Jordan
    Key Cast
    "Mystery Man"
    In The Shadows, Lovecraft Country, In The Cut, Melrose Place, ER, Seinfield, A Few Good Men, Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead
  • Camille Calvin
    Key Cast
    "Mom"
    The Other Side of Normal, Stumptown, All Rise, The Lincoln
  • Xander Bailey
    Key Cast
    "Frank"
    Undergod, Beckman, Wild West, Misfortune, The Bold and the Beautiful
  • Lyndon Hoffman-Lew
    Key Cast
    "Josh"
    My Daughter's Deadly Abduction, Fast Vengeance
  • Tara Bopp
    Key Cast
    "Officer Mcclain"
    How I met your Mother, Married with Secrets, Jet Set La, In The Basement
  • Kyle Simsek
    Key Cast
    "Daniel"
    The Wanderer, Home Fee, Breath, Jack Lantern, I Almost Got Away with It
  • Michelle Redman
    Key Cast
    "Morrigan"
  • Savannah Meaike
    Key Cast
    "Ashley"
  • Kennedy Porter
    Key Cast
    "Tommy"
  • Chirstian Rayce
    Key Cast
  • Ebin Antony
    Key Cast
    "Azize"
  • Carter Skyers
    Key Cast
    "A-Train"
  • Ashford J. Thomas
    Key Cast
    "Mike"
  • Alex Lecca
    Key Cast
    "Max"
  • Joshua Smith
    Key Cast
    "Ryan"
  • Project Type:
    Feature
  • Genres:
    Teenage Drama, Christmas, Coming of age
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 35 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    September 29, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    150,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    2k Anamorphic
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2:39
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Kevin Stevenson

Kevin Stevenson is a Los Angeles native and an award winning filmmaker. He loves the great outdoors and has a passion for storytelling through the lens of moving pictures. More than anything, he loves attending small indie cinemas all over the world. With 8 years behind the camera as a Cinematographer & Camera Operator, Kevin is directing his fourth feature film, with plans to direct his fifth indie film in the fall of 2023. Earning his degree in Film and Electronic Arts, he has worked for various media companies creating original content for TV and film. Owner of On The Brain LLC and Goreella Media LLC, he has made a nice home in Glendale, CA, USA where he lives with his wife, 2-year old daughter, and a dog named The Great Bambino.

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