My Old School

Filmmaker Jono McLeod returns to his old school for a nostalgic look at the strange but true story of his former classmate, Brandon Lee.

Year: 2022

Director: Jono McLeod

Producer: John Archer, Olivia Lichtenstein

Executive Producer: Mark Thomas

Cast: Alan Cumming

Production Company: Hopscotch Films

Sales Agents: Dogwoof

Screen Scotland Funding: My Old School accessed £95,000 through the Film Development and Production Fund to support this ambitious hybrid documentary. The film created significant opportunities for Scottish talent and Scottish independent production company Hopscotch 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 became the stuff of legend.

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World Premiere: My Old School premiered on the 24 January 2022 at the Sundance Film Festival.

UK Cinema Release: My Old School will be released in cinemas from 19 August, 2022

We spoke to Jono, Alan and Lulu ahead of My Old School's European Premiere at Glasgow Film Festival 2022 all about the making of the documentary, the hybrid elements used within the film and why it was important to use a variety of incredible Scottish talent to tell this story. Watch the video below.