Rebellion’s first ever feature film is out today! SCHOOL’S OUT FOREVER tells that tale of Lee Keegan, a recently expelled boarding school pupil who has to return to St Mark’s School for Boys when a global catastrophe forces him to leave home. Caught between a global pandemic, student-teacher conflict and a parish council so violent it would make Jackie Weaver blush, Lee’s lastfga days at school offer a timely and darkly-comic thrill ride.
So far critics have had plenty of praise for the film, with The Guardian’s Leslie Felperin awarding it ✰✰✰✰: “If The Lord of the Flies crossed with The Road and a dash of Tom Brown’s School Days sounds like your bag of blood, then this ruthless romp will be a kick in the head.”
Jordan Farley of Total Film described School’s Out Forever as a “Tense, timely thriller. Horrifying & hilarious” while Sci-Fi Bulletin gave the film an 8/10 calling it “Involving and shocking with absurd humour”.
Today, Rebellion releases the official trailer for our first feature film, School’s Out Forever starring Samantha Bond (Downton Abbey, Goldeneye), Alex MacQueen (The Thick of It, The Inbetweeners), Anthony Head (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) and Oscar Kennedy in his debut lead role.
Take a first ever look at the action packed and darkly-comic trailer as anarchy and chaos descend on St. Mark’s School for Boys and its local community. After a deadly illness puts survival firmly back on the syllabus for teachers and students alike, who’s really in charge when disaster strikes?
School’s Out Forever releases in the UK & Ireland on Digital on 15th February and on DVD & Blu-ray from 12th April, 2021.
Based on the Rebellion novel by Scott K Andrews, School’s Out Forever tells the tale Lee Keegan, a student expelled from his private school just as a pandemic spreads like wildfire around the globe.
With his father dead and mother trapped abroad, Lee is given one instruction: go back to school. But safety and security at St. Mark’s School for Boys is in short supply. Its high walls can’t stop the local parish council from forming a militia and imposing martial law, while inside the dorms the end of the world is having a dangerous effect on his best friend and his unrequited crush on the school nurse isn’t helping him concentrate on staying alive.
School’s Out Forever is written and directed by Oliver Milburn, produced by Emma Biggins and co-produced by Rebellion and 2000 AD’s Ben Smith. Rebellion co-founders Chris Kingsley OBE and Jason Kingsley OBE are Executive Producers.
For the press kit, more information, or to sign up to be alerted when the film releases, go the film’s official web page.