Ron and Justin follows the story of high school football player, Ron Masterson and how he comes to fall in love with fellow student, Justin Crawford, during their school’s masquerade homecoming. Based on William Shakespeare’s classic tale, Romeo and Juliet, the movie follows Ron as he comes to term with his own sexuality and Justin as he now must hide everything he knows from his friends. The two boys must not only come to terms with who they are as individuals and as a couple, but keep their relationship a secret, for fear of their conflicting cliques out casting or even harming them.
The film was developed by members of Olathe Norhwest High School with the cast and crew, aside from Mr. Lawrence (Eric Krause) composed and acted by students ranging from the ages of 15-18 years old. The script was written in December of 2011 by Mark Livingston and filming began in July of 2012. The movie premiered at Olathe Northwest High School on May 15th, 2013.
Directed, Written and Edited by Mark Livingston
Assistant Director: Alyssa Javier
Cinematography: Mark Livingston & Ben Rohrbaugh
Production Assistants: Drake Stanley and Nick Reardon
Ron Masterson: Trevor Cantrell
Justin Crawford: Dalton Bowman
Tyler: Matt Cress
Taylor: Haley Thompson
Mr. Lawrence: Eric Krause
Panasonic Pro AG-HMC150 3CCD AVCHD 24fps Camcorder
Canon EOS 60D 18.0 MP Digital SLR Camera
Canon EOS Rebel T3 12.2 MP Digital SLR Camera
Edited With Adobe Premiere Elements 10