JAN 2014

The Story Begins

We hatched the idea to make the next
generation of iconic high-school films.

OCT 2014

The Screenplays

We hand-picked our slate of the industry’s
best unproduced high-school screenplays.

SEP 2015

The Company

We formed the first version of American High,
originally called Classy Films.

SEP 2016

Name Change

Classy Films changed names to American High
and began seeking out a high school to acquire.

NOV 2016

The School

We arrived in Syracuse, NY to tour the A.V. Zogg Middle School. There we met community leader and local legend Paul Stacey. We made an offer on the spot,
he was Building Manager the next day.

MAY 2017

Partnership

American High partnered with LD Entertainment
for an initial $50,000,000 slate deal.

AUG 2017

High School Acquired

We closed on the high school acquisition and made it American High’s home base. That’s 100,000 square feet of interchangeable high school sets, office space, and sound stages. We’ve got everything under one roof from a hospital wing, classrooms, gymnasiums, cafeterias, auditoriums, and parking for our fleet of trucks and gear. You name it, we’ve got it.

NOV 2017

Banana Split

Principal photography began on Banana Split, starring Hannah Marks, Liana Libera and Dylan Sprouse. The film made its worldwide premiere at the LA Film Festival before going on to win best feature film at three separate festivals and later was purchased by Netflix.

MAR 2018

Syracuse Studios

Syracuse Studios was born — When not in production on an American High film, we offer production services to third-party films under the Syracuse Studios banner. We have serviced numerous non-American-High productions so far, including The Night House (Sundance 2020), Mabel, Paper Spiders, On the Count of Three (Sundance 2021), and more.

APR 2018

The Academy At American High

We founded The Academy at American High - A non-profit organization committed to creating a sustainable ecosystem of skilled film crew in Central New York by giving them hands-on experience in production.

APR 2018

Looks That Kill

Looks That Kill, starring Brandon Flynn and Julia Goldani Telles, wrapped production. It was later acquired by Gravitas Ventures and made available to rent on VOD platforms such as Amazon Prime, Apple TV, and iTunes.

JUL 2018

Big Time Adolescence

Big Time Adolescence, starring Pete Davidson, Griffin Gluck,
and Jon Cryer, began principal photography.

JAN 2019

Big Time Adolescence

Big Time Adolescence had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, where it was nominated for the Grand Jury prize. Shortly after the nomination, Hulu acquired distribution rights to the film.

MAY 2019

HULU Deal

After the great success of Big Time Adolescence,
we signed an 8-picture, first-look deal with HULU.

SEP 2019

The Binge

Production began on Hulu’s first-ever original film, The Binge, starring Vince Vaughn and directed by American High’s very own Jeremy Garelick. The Binge was the #1 film in the US for five weeks.

NOV 2019

The Ultimate Playlist of Noise

Principal photography began on The Ultimate Playlist of Noise, directed by Bennett Lasseter and starring Keenan Johnson and Madeline Brewer. The feature went on to win the Golden Reel Award for Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing.

NOV 2019

School Bus

We bought a school bus to complete our authentic recreation of the modern high-school experience. And to take it for joyrides after work.

MAR 2020

American High Records

We launched American High Records LLC — a record label founded to create and compose our own music for our films.

MAR 2020

Plan B

We began pre-production on Plan B, starring Kuhoo Verma and Victoria Moroles and directed by Natalie Morales. BUT...

MAR 2020

COVID-19

COVID-19 shut us down on the LAST DAY of pre-production before beginning principal photography, along with the rest of the film industry.

APR 2020

Face Masks

We acted quickly and shifted gears, utilizing our expansive soundstages and eager crew to help produce over 25,000 high-quality face masks and face shields for medical centers in Central New York and beyond.

JUN 2020

Looks That Kill

Looks That Kill, starring Brandon Flynn and Julai Goldani Telles, is released on VOD.

OCT 2020

Plan B Production Resumes

Once we developed air-tight COVID safety protocols, we safely resumed production of Plan B, our third film for Hulu which earned a 96% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

MAR 2021

Sex Appeal

Kicking things off in 2021, we wrapped production on another comedy feature, Sex Appeal, starring Mika Abdalla, Jake Short. Margaret Cho, Fortune Feimster, and Paris Jackson. The film was directed by Talia Osteen and was released on Hulu the following year.

MAY 2021

I Love My Dad

Alongside Atlas Entertainment, American High co-produced I Love My Dad, starring Patton Oswalt, James Morosini, Claudia Sulewski, Lil Rel Howery, and Rachel Dratch. The film was also written and directed by Morosini.

AUG 2021

Untitled Queer Teen Romance

Production begins on Crush, directed by Sammi Cohen and starring Rowan Blanchard, Aul' Cravalho, Tyler Alvarez, and Megan Mullally.

NOV 2021

The New York Times

American High makes the front page of the New York Times!

DEC 2021

The Binge 2

The Binge 2: It's A Wonderful Binge kickstarts American High's first franchise. Get ready for the BCU.

JAN 2022

Sex Appeal on Hulu

Sex Appeal starring Mika Abdalla and Jake Short and directed by Talia Osteen launches on Hulu.

MAR 2022

I Love My Dad

American High's I Love My Dad, directed by James Morosini, wins the Grand Jury Award, the top prize at the SXSW Film Festival!

APR 2022

Crush on Hulu

Crush, starring Auli’i Cravalho and Rowan Blanchard, hits hulu. Directed by Sammi Cohen, the film trends on Twitter twice post release.

JUN 2022

Miguel Wants To Fight

We wrapped production on an action comedy feature, Miguel Wants To Fight. starring Tyler Dean Flores, Imani Lewis, Christian Vunipola, Suraj Partha. Raul Castillo and more. The film was directed by Oz Rodriguez.

AUG 2022

I Love My Dad

I Love MY Dad premieres at SXSW, taking home the Grand Jury Prize. Written, directed and starring James Morosini, the feature also includes Claudia Sulewski and Patton Oswalt in large roles.

NOV 2022

American High Digital

American High Digital is born! Our first sketch channel American High Shorts begins posting daily ( Instagram / TikTok ).

DEC 2022

It's A Wonderful Binge Premieres

It's A Wonderful Binge premieres. Suck it down pipe!

MAR 2023

Murder Mystery 2 Released

Murder Mystery 2 is released, directed by our CEO Jeremy Garelick. The film, starring Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston dominates streaming, staying in Netflix’s Global Top 10 for 5 consecutive weeks.

MAR 2023

Hulu Renews

Hulu renews our first-look deal- we're not just a hit, we're a double tap!

APR 2023

Marshall Man

Marshall Sepello takes over the building to film Marshall Man. Created in collaboration with American High x Make-A-Wish, the short made its national debut at SXSW in March 2024.

APR 2023

Sid id Dead

Sid is Dead makes its theatrical debut!

MAY 2023

Leak

Leak starts in the upstairs bathroom

JUN 2023

Prom Dates

Prom Dates, starring Antonia Gentry and Julia Lester and directed by Kim Nguyen begins principal photography.

JUL 2023

College Life

American High Digital adds @CollegeLife to the roster, focusing on college sketches.

AUG 2023

Miguel Wants To Fight

Miguel Wants To Fight hits Hulu.

AUG 2023

College Life

Finally fixed the leak in the upstairs bathroom

SEP 2023

Tailgate

American High Digital hosts its first tailgate at Syracuse University, capitalizing on @collegelife success.

OCT 2023

Birthday

American High Digital reaches 1M followers on Youtube and TikTok and 1B streams before its 1st birthday.

NOV 2023

Leak Returned

The leak returned...

FEB 2024

American High Rebel

American High begins its management journey with American High Rebel.

MAR 2024

We Didn’t Read It

The American High Shorts cast launches its first podcast “We Didn’t Read It” , an improvised podcast covering famous novels and historic events. Listen in every Wednesday!

MAY 2024

Prom Dates on Hulu

Prom Dates is released on Hulu! The title reaches Variety’s top 10 most streamed films for its opening week.

JUN 2024

American High Podcast

The American High Podcast goes live, bringing some of Hollywood’s biggest stars back to high school.

JAN 2014

The Story Begins

We hatched the idea to make the next
generation of iconic high-school films.

OCT 2014

The Screenplays

We hand-picked our slate of the industry’s
best unproduced high-school screenplays.

SEP 2015

The Company

We formed the first version of American High,
originally called Classy Films.

SEP 2016

Name Change

Classy Films changed names to American High
and began seeking out a high school to acquire.

NOV 2016

The School

We arrived in Syracuse, NY to tour the A.V. Zogg Middle School. There we met community leader and local legend Paul Stacey. We made an offer on the spot,
he was Building Manager the next day.

MAY 2017

Partnership

American High partnered with LD Entertainment
for an initial $50,000,000 slate deal.

AUG 2017

High School Acquired

We closed on the high school acquisition and made it American High’s home base. That’s 100,000 square feet of interchangeable high school sets, office space, and sound stages. We’ve got everything under one roof from a hospital wing, classrooms, gymnasiums, cafeterias, auditoriums, and parking for our fleet of trucks and gear. You name it, we’ve got it.

NOV 2017

Banana Split

Principal photography began on Banana Split, starring Hannah Marks, Liana Libera and Dylan Sprouse. The film made its worldwide premiere at the LA Film Festival before going on to win best feature film at three separate festivals and later was purchased by Netflix.

MAR 2018

Syracuse Studios

Syracuse Studios was born — When not in production on an American High film, we offer production services to third-party films under the Syracuse Studios banner. We have serviced numerous non-American-High productions so far, including The Night House (Sundance 2020), Mabel, Paper Spiders, On the Count of Three (Sundance 2021), and more.

APR 2018

The Academy At American High

We founded The Academy at American High - A non-profit organization committed to creating a sustainable ecosystem of skilled film crew in Central New York by giving them hands-on experience in production.

APR 2018

Looks That Kill

Looks That Kill, starring Brandon Flynn and Julia Goldani Telles, wrapped production. It was later acquired by Gravitas Ventures and made available to rent on VOD platforms such as Amazon Prime, Apple TV, and iTunes.

JUL 2018

Big Time Adolescence

Big Time Adolescence, starring Pete Davidson, Griffin Gluck,
and Jon Cryer, began principal photography.

JAN 2019

Big Time Adolescence

Big Time Adolescence had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, where it was nominated for the Grand Jury prize. Shortly after the nomination, Hulu acquired distribution rights to the film.

MAY 2019

HULU Deal

After the great success of Big Time Adolescence,
we signed an 8-picture, first-look deal with HULU.

SEP 2019

The Binge

Production began on Hulu’s first-ever original film, The Binge, starring Vince Vaughn and directed by American High’s very own Jeremy Garelick. The Binge was the #1 film in the US for five weeks.

NOV 2019

The Ultimate Playlist of Noise

Principal photography began on The Ultimate Playlist of Noise, directed by Bennett Lasseter and starring Keenan Johnson and Madeline Brewer. The feature went on to win the Golden Reel Award for Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing.

NOV 2019

School Bus

We bought a school bus to complete our authentic recreation of the modern high-school experience. And to take it for joyrides after work.

MAR 2020

American High Records

We launched American High Records LLC — a record label founded to create and compose our own music for our films.

MAR 2020

Plan B

We began pre-production on Plan B, starring Kuhoo Verma and Victoria Moroles and directed by Natalie Morales. BUT...

MAR 2020

COVID-19

COVID-19 shut us down on the LAST DAY of pre-production before beginning principal photography, along with the rest of the film industry.

APR 2020

Face Masks

We acted quickly and shifted gears, utilizing our expansive soundstages and eager crew to help produce over 25,000 high-quality face masks and face shields for medical centers in Central New York and beyond.

JUN 2020

Looks That Kill

Looks That Kill, starring Brandon Flynn and Julai Goldani Telles, is released on VOD.

OCT 2020

Plan B Production Resumes

Once we developed air-tight COVID safety protocols, we safely resumed production of Plan B, our third film for Hulu which earned a 96% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

MAR 2021

Sex Appeal

Kicking things off in 2021, we wrapped production on another comedy feature, Sex Appeal, starring Mika Abdalla, Jake Short. Margaret Cho, Fortune Feimster, and Paris Jackson. The film was directed by Talia Osteen and was released on Hulu the following year.

MAY 2021

I Love My Dad

Alongside Atlas Entertainment, American High co-produced I Love My Dad, starring Patton Oswalt, James Morosini, Claudia Sulewski, Lil Rel Howery, and Rachel Dratch. The film was also written and directed by Morosini.

AUG 2021

Untitled Queer Teen Romance

Production begins on Crush, directed by Sammi Cohen and starring Rowan Blanchard, Aul' Cravalho, Tyler Alvarez, and Megan Mullally.

NOV 2021

The New York Times

American High makes the front page of the New York Times!

DEC 2021

The Binge 2

The Binge 2: It's A Wonderful Binge kickstarts American High's first franchise. Get ready for the BCU.

JAN 2022

Sex Appeal on Hulu

Sex Appeal starring Mika Abdalla and Jake Short and directed by Talia Osteen launches on Hulu.

MAR 2022

I Love My Dad

American High's I Love My Dad, directed by James Morosini, wins the Grand Jury Award, the top prize at the SXSW Film Festival!

APR 2022

Crush on Hulu

Crush, starring Auli’i Cravalho and Rowan Blanchard, hits hulu. Directed by Sammi Cohen, the film trends on Twitter twice post release.

JUN 2022

Miguel Wants To Fight

We wrapped production on an action comedy feature, Miguel Wants To Fight. starring Tyler Dean Flores, Imani Lewis, Christian Vunipola, Suraj Partha. Raul Castillo and more. The film was directed by Oz Rodriguez.

AUG 2022

I Love My Dad

I Love MY Dad premieres at SXSW, taking home the Grand Jury Prize. Written, directed and starring James Morosini, the feature also includes Claudia Sulewski and Patton Oswalt in large roles.

NOV 2022

American High Digital

American High Digital is born! Our first sketch channel American High Shorts begins posting daily ( Instagram / TikTok ).

DEC 2022

It's A Wonderful Binge Premieres

It's A Wonderful Binge premieres. Suck it down pipe!

MAR 2023

Murder Mystery 2 Released

Murder Mystery 2 is released, directed by our CEO Jeremy Garelick. The film, starring Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston dominates streaming, staying in Netflix’s Global Top 10 for 5 consecutive weeks.

MAR 2023

Hulu Renews

Hulu renews our first-look deal- we're not just a hit, we're a double tap!

APR 2023

Marshall Man

Marshall Sepello takes over the building to film Marshall Man. Created in collaboration with American High x Make-A-Wish, the short made its national debut at SXSW in March 2024.

APR 2023

Sid id Dead

Sid is Dead makes its theatrical debut!

MAY 2023

Leak

Leak starts in the upstairs bathroom

JUN 2023

Prom Dates

Prom Dates, starring Antonia Gentry and Julia Lester and directed by Kim Nguyen begins principal photography.

JUL 2023

College Life

American High Digital adds @CollegeLife to the roster, focusing on college sketches.

AUG 2023

Miguel Wants To Fight

Miguel Wants To Fight hits Hulu.

AUG 2023

College Life

Finally fixed the leak in the upstairs bathroom

SEP 2023

Tailgate

American High Digital hosts its first tailgate at Syracuse University, capitalizing on @collegelife success.

OCT 2023

Birthday

American High Digital reaches 1M followers on Youtube and TikTok and 1B streams before its 1st birthday.

NOV 2023

Leak Returned

The leak returned...

FEB 2024

American High Rebel

American High begins its management journey with American High Rebel.

MAR 2024

We Didn’t Read It

The American High Shorts cast launches its first podcast “We Didn’t Read It” , an improvised podcast covering famous novels and historic events. Listen in every Wednesday!

MAY 2024

Prom Dates on Hulu

Prom Dates is released on Hulu! The title reaches Variety’s top 10 most streamed films for its opening week.

JUN 2024

American High Podcast

The American High Podcast goes live, bringing some of Hollywood’s biggest stars back to high school.

About Us

Why high school comedies? Simple. Because it is one of the only shared experiences that we all go through. It’s where every challenge feels like life and death, where every victory is your greatest accomplishment. It’s a world of firsts. It’s where you first snuck out of your house and got in real trouble. Where you first learned how to drive and crashed into a lake. It’s your first kiss. The first time you touched a boob or someone touched yours. Where you discover who your friends are, the music you love, the movies you love, what your style is, who you  are.

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