International Competition

My Old School

Jono McLeod
Screening time  
04.04. / Monday, 21:00 - 23:00 Theatre 2 Ticket
07.04. / Thursday, 15:00 - 17:00 Theatre 5  

In 1993, 16-year-old Brandon Lee enrolled at Bearsden Academy, a secondary school in a well-to-do suburb of Glasgow. What followed over the next two years would become the stuff of legends. Brandon had been privately tutored in Canada while he accompanied his mother, an opera diva, on tour before her tragic death. The preternaturally bright student surprised teachers by blazing toward his goal of entering medical school, displaying a wealth of knowledge beyond his years. He took bullied students under his wing, introduced classmates to seminal retro bands, and even starred in the school's production of South Pacific.


Jono McLeod

Jono McLeod began his career as an onscreen reporter for Scottish TV news before moving behind the camera at BBC Scotland. He's since directed documentaries and factual programming for every major UK TV network. His debut short film, Being Stavros, was a hit with audiences at scores of major gay film festivals including Los Angeles Outfest, San Francisco Frameline, Toronto Inside Out and Moscow Side by Side. My Old School is his first feature film.

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My Old School

Great Britain
2022, 104'

Directed by:
Jono McLeod

Screenplay by:
Jono McLeod

George Geddes

Edited by:
Berny McGurk, Jono McLeod

Shelly Poole

John Archer, Olivia Lichtenstein

Produced by:
Hopscotch Films

Festivals & Awards:

Sundance FF (2022)
Glasgow FF (2022)
Dublin IFF (2022)


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