The Scenesters is a 2009 arthouse black comedy film written and directed by Todd Berger. The film was made by Los Angelesbased comedy group The Vacationeers and stars Blaise Miller, Suzanne May, Jeff Grace, Kevin M. Brennan, Todd Berger and Sherilyn Fenn. The film was shot in July 2008 in Los Angeles, California, USA, and premiered on October 23, 2009, at the 16th Annual Austin Film Festival.
The film received mixed reviews from critics on Rotten Tomatoes. Review aggregate Rotten Tomatoes reports that 50 of critics have given the film a positive review based onreviews, with an average score of 4.910, and that 86 of audiences liked it with an average rating of 4.55 based on 93 reviews. Amy Handler from Film Threat called The Scenesters a film that is provocative, intelligent, hilarious and that moves so swiftly, that youre left gasping for more.. Scott Ross from NBC New York said The Scenesters is a gutsy experiment that rewards the viewers knowledge of Los Angeles, movies and TV with a funny and engaging hypermeta crime story. Nick W. from USA Today.com had wonderful things to say about the film saying The Scenesters is the movie I keep telling my friends about. Its funny, inventive and unlike anything Ive seen in long time After the premier of The Scenesters at the Austin Film Festival Sean ONeal from The Onion AV Club praised the film saying it was A genuinely suspenseful whodunit about a team of wannabe filmmakers exploiting a rash of L.A. murders targeting hipsters...The Scenesters is definitely, if dryly, funny in its satirical take on fameseeking indierock typesboosted by a literally killer soundtrack. Todd Gilchrist from Fearnet called the film A compelling whodunit that manages to pack more of a punch than the latest retronoir murder mystery, The Scenesters is a satisfying, successful look at predators and prey, hipsters and Hollywood dreamers, and films and filmmakers that doesnt purely chase its own tail and better yet, doesnt make moviegoers chase it either... destined to become a cult classic.