NSI Features First-developed Public Schooled, from writer/director Kyle Rideout and writer/producer Josh Epstein, has been picked up by Gravitas Ventures for release in multiple territories including the US, Australia and South Africa.
The film is expected to be released in the US in early 2018.
Kaleidoscope Entertainment will release the film theatrically in the UK.
Public Schooled, developed through NSI Features First in 2014, tells the story of socially awkward Liam who has been homeschooled his entire life. When he falls in love with a popular one-legged girl, he abandons his mother’s suffocating love and enrolls in public school, getting a crash course in sex, drugs and social mayhem.
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