This could be the greatest school play ever, easily better than any of the ultra boring school nativities I was forced to endure.
It seems one bold teacher eschewed the normal idea of school plays being mind-numbingly dull productions and instead made something that people would actually want to watch – Scarface.
Yes, the kids remade the 1983 classic Scarface complete with mother fudging Nerf guns and the brutal end of Tony Montana, although they do substitute popcorn for cocaine.
Unfortunately, not everything is as it seems, it’s a little too polished for a school production and we doubt that any teacher would be crazy enough to really mount a full production of Scarface.
The video was actually made with professional child actors in a rented theatre in Koreatown, LA, and was directed by veteran music director Marc Klasfeld, who’s worked with the likes of Jay-Z and the Foo Fighters.
Speaking about his Scarface homage, Klasfield said that they had a great cast, great kids and great parents who all enjoyed the process.
However, he said he expected the inevitable outrage that the video would provoke, but he had a good reason to put such young kids in a recreation of one of the most violent gangster films of the last 50 years.
He explained that it’s supposed to be a comment on all those parents who will happily condemn ‘sex’ but have no problem with extreme violence.
Everyday when I wake up with my daughter and I turn on the television for her and we’re constantly guarding her against all these unnecessary sexual [messages] bombarding her so for us to see the reaction against this, well, that was a little shocking. I found it all fascinating.
Even if it’s not a real production, its still a bloody great play!
More of a concept than a journalist, Tom Percival was forged in the bowels of Salford University from which he emerged grasping a Masters in journalism.
Since then his rise has been described by himself as ‘meteoric’ rising to the esteemed rank of Social Editor at UNILAD as well as working at the BBC, Manchester Evening News, and ITV.
He credits his success to three core techniques, name repetition, personality mirroring, and never breaking off a handshake.