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My Old School Programme 2022

by Jono McLeod Documentary Competition

Some stories are so crazy that only real life can write them. When 16-year-old Brandon Lee starts his school year at Bearsden Academy in Glasgow in 1993, he immediately stands out from the crowd: Not only does he have exceptional knowledge and talent, but he has also a strikingly charming manner, exquisite taste in music and a tragic family history – until the house of cards made up of his lies collapses. Filmmaker – and Brandon's former classmate –Jono McLeod tells in a highly enjoyable way and a pinch of 90s nostalgia the almost unbelievable story of a bizarre con man. The protagonist's original statements are lip-synced by actor Alan Cumming.

About the director(s)

Jono McLeod began his career as a reporter for Scottish TV news before moving behind the camera at BBC Scotland. His short film BEING STAVROS (2014) won Best Documentary Short at the Los Angeles Diversity Film Festival, and screened at numerous other international festivals. MY OLD SCHOOL, his debut feature-length documentary film, had its world premiere at Sundance Film Festival.

Filmography (selection): My Old School (doc, 2022) | Being Stavros (short film, doc, 2014)


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Time Venue

21:00 Piccadilly

13:30 Kosmos 6

20:45 Arena 7

13:45 Corso 4

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  • Genre: DOC: Social & Human Interest
  • Country, Year: UK, 2022
  • Runtime: 104 Min
  • Languages: English
  • Subtitles: English, German
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  • Director: Jono McLeod
  • Cast: Alan Cumming
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  • Cinematography: George Geddes
  • Editors: Berny McGurk, Jono McLeod
  • Music: Shelly Poole
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  • Producers: John Archer, Olivia Lichtenstein, Mark Thomas
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  • Production Company: Hopscotch Films
  • World Sales: Dogwoof Global
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