Lotterywest Films: MY OLD SCHOOL (M) | BREC

‘Exceedingly creative and endlessly clever.’
Rolling Stone

Lotterywest Films: MY OLD SCHOOL (M)

Run Time 104 mins
Ticket Prices Adult: $19 | Concession: $17 | Under 18: $12
FESTIVAL PASS (7 tickets) Full price: $112 | Concession: $98
Lotterywest Films Touring WA Presented by Perth Festival and BREC

English with Open Captions
M – Coarse language

View Sessions
12 January 2023
5:00 pm
14 January 2023
11:30 am
View Sessions

Lotterywest Films


In 1993, 16-year-old Brandon Lee enrolled at Bearsden Academy, a secondary school in a well-to-do suburb of Glasgow, Scotland. What followed over the next two years would become the stuff of legends. It’s a stranger-than-fiction tale so bizarre you wouldn’t have believed it – even if you were there!

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. Brandon found friends despite his initial awkwardness. He took bullied students under his wing, introduced classmates to seminal retro bands and even starred in the school’s production of South Pacific. But then his unbelievable secret was revealed.

Filmmaker Jono McLeod returns to his old school for a nostalgic look at the strange but true story of his former classmate, Brandon Lee. Utilising playful animation reminiscent of ‘90’s cartoons like Daria, a pitch-perfect soundtrack, news footage, the memories of students and teachers and the talents of Alan Cumming to bring the tale to life, My Old School is an intriguing documentary with more than one surprise along the way.


Director & Writer  Jono McLeod
Cast  Alan Cumming, Dawn Steele, Clare Grogan, Joe McFadden
Cinematographer  George Geddes
Editors  Berny McGurk, Jono McLeod
Producers  John Archer, Olivia Lichtenstein
Music  Shelly Poole

Tickets & Venue Info


Adult: $19 | Concession: $17 | Under 18: $12

Festival Pass

For the best value on your cinema tickets grab a Festival Pass of 7 tickets that can be used for any of the Lotterywest Film Screenings in January 2023!

Full price: $112 | Concession: $98

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‘Exceedingly creative and endlessly clever.’
Rolling Stone



‘A labyrinthine network of self-deception, snobbery and megalomania’
The Times (UK)