Prom Storm

Essay Canada 2011 English 0:06:30

In Prom Storm, adolescent angst is analogous to natural disasters – “it comes from nowhere, you don’t understand it, it’s exciting as hell and it just might kill you”. By turns funny, insightful and poignant, the film maker unpacks her own disastrous adolescent experience from her now adult and (sometimes) mature perspective to explore just how far it falls from the hyped up myth of perfection the PROM conjures in our minds.


Kirsten Johnson is an artist / filmmaker / actor based in Toronto. As an actor she has worked with such directors as Jeremy Podeswa, David Cronenberg and Hillar Liitoja. Her art work can be found in private and corporate collections all over Canada, the States, Europe and Japan. Currently she is working on a stop-animation project that is threatening to turn her into a crazy person.