Magazine article Screen International

Production Underway on Supernatural Thriller 'The School'

Magazine article Screen International

Production Underway on Supernatural Thriller 'The School'

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Shooting has begun at Gladsville Mental Asylum, the notorious institution and oldest of its kind in Australia.

Storm Ashwood directs The School starring Megan Drury as a surgeon and mother of a comatose son who becomes trapped in a building haunted by children from her past. The film is scheduled for delivery in October.

The Gladesville Mental Asylum was founded in the late 1830s and was infamous for harsh treatment including the use of electric shock therapy. The site houses more than 1,200 unmarked graves.

The cast includes Will McDonald and theatre director Nicholas Hope, as well as youngster Jack Ruwald.

Blake Northfield and Jim Robison are producing for Bronte Pictures, while Phil Hunt and Compton Ross of Headgear Films are executive producers.

Edward Noeltner's (pictured) CMG acquired worldwide sales rights excluding Australia and New Zealand and launched pre-sales in Berlin.

Rights have gone in: South Korea (First Run), India, Indonesia, Mongolia, and the Philippines (MVP); Malaysia, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, and Myanmar (Golden River); and the Middle East (Front Row).

Richard S. Guardian negotiated the deal on behalf of CMG and serves as an executive producer. …

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