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Departing Seniors

Country: United States, Language: English, 85 mins

  • Director: Clare Cooney
  • Writer: Jose Nateras
  • Producer: Clare Cooney, Giles Edwards, Judy Febles, Nicola Goelzhaeuser, Jose Nateras, Greg Newman, Kelly Parker, Dashawna Wright

CGiii Comment

In this clever and contemporary reimagining of an ’80s slasher film, DEPARTING SENIORS takes horror tropes we know and love and turns them on their head. After being mercilessly bullied, a gay Mexican-American high schooler begins to develop strange psychic abilities, which he uses to help track down a sadistic serial killer picking off his classmates. It’s a little bit of SCREAM with some THE FURY thrown in for extra juice. But this isn’t just some basic slasher rip-off. DEPARTING SENIORS knows and understands its audience, never takes the easy way out, and delivers performances and set pieces you won’t soon forget.


Cast & Characters

Ignacio Diaz-Silverio (as Javier)
Yani Gellman (as Mr. Arda)
Ireon Roach (as Bianca)
Cameron Scott Roberts (as Trevor)
Maisie Merlock (as Ginny)
Ryan Foreman (as William)
Sasha Kuznetsov (as Brad)
Lorena Diaz (as Nurse Ramirez)
Cole Steeves (as Phil)
Thatcher Jacobs (as Freddie)
Lucy Carapetyan (as Deborah)
Dale Rivera (as Javier Sr.)
Jesus Castro (as Dennis)
Benjamin Czaplewski (as Young Brad)
Archer Geye (as Young Trevor)
Elizabeth Stam (as Cheerleader)
Dennis William Grimes (as Coach Randy)
Jae Artell (as High School Jock)
Lorena Pulido (as Student / Police Officer)