CFC Features and Motion 58 Announce the Pre-Production of PUBLIC SCHOOLED Starring Judy Greer



CFC Features and Motion 58 Announce the Pre-Production of Public Schooled Starring Judy Greer

Toronto – The Canadian Film Centre (CFC) and Vancouver-based film production company Motion 58 are pleased to announce that popular film and television actor Judy Greer will star in their upcoming feature film, Public Schooled. This film is the latest to be selected for production and financing support by the prestigious CFC Features program, with further casting to be unveiled and principal photography to begin this November.

Public Schooled will star Judy Greer (Jurassic World, Arrested Development) as the mother of socially awkward Liam, a boy who has been home-schooled his whole life. When Liam falls in love with a popular one-legged girl, he abandons his mother’s suffocating love and enrolls in public school, entering a world of sex, drugs and social studies.

“Being a self-diagnosed control freak,” Greer noted, “I was moved by the character’s struggle to let go of the reigns. I love the idea that no matter how much we try to shelter our kids, at some point they need to be free to discover themselves by themselves.” Greer has appeared in more than 80 roles, including memorable performances in films like Alexander Payne’s The Descendants and Jason Reitman’s Men, Women and Children, as well as television series like Archer, Married and Arrested Development. A continent-wide search for Liam also has begun.

Co-written by Motion 58 founders Josh Epstein and Kyle Rideout (both of Eadweard), Public Schooled will be directed by Rideout and produced by Epstein. Executive producer is Justine Whyte (Rhymes for Young Ghouls, Nurse.Fighter.Boy) and co-producer, Adam Folk (Cold in July, Welcome to New York). Rideout and Epstein’s first feature, Eadweard, won audience choice awards at festivals in Cape Cod, Maui, Nashville and Rhode Island, a Canadian Screen Award Nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay and 12 other awards worldwide. Translated into four languages, it has been distributed in numerous countries, with an upcoming U.S. release by Gravitas Ventures.

Visit CFC Features or Motion 58 for more information.

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