The High Schooler’s Guide to College Parties (2016)
The High-Schooler’s Guide to College Parties centers on a high-school senior named Shaquille (a name for which he can thank his overly politically correct parents). Shaq has grown up below the radar, raised in a lower-middle-class family by an ultra-laid-back (currently unemployed) father who marches to the beat of his own drummer. Shaq is desperately trying to move up social class. He is tired of being average and a “loser”-tired of being lumped into the category of the geeks, misfits, outcasts, rebels, etc that was his high school existence. That life has lost its romance. Reality has set in. He’s ready to join “the system,” but is the system ready for him? It’s time to make a change, and he thinks that getting into the right college with the right people is the answer. Money and connections have escaped him his whole life. His dad is a working class liberal-minded under-achiever. Shaq is terrified of ending up like him. Since Shaq has no funds and weak grades, his college choices.
Director: Patrick Johnson
Producer: Chad Breshears, Natalie Dickinson, Patrick Johnson, Michael Schneider, Robert Rodriguez
Writer: Patrick Johnson, Natalie Dickinson
Cast: Nate Rubin, Kris Kiley, Brina Palencia, Kim Foster, Natalie Dickinson, Taylor Kowald, Adam Dietrich