Co-created by Josh O’Conner (‘The Crown’), ‘Bonus Track’, a British gay coming-of-age film is set to premiere in October at the BFI London Film Festival!
This teen rom-com is set in 2006 and tells the story of George Bobbin (played by Joe Anders), a 16-year-old who is obsessed with music and has only one dream: to be the world’s next biggest pop star. The closest next step for that dream, realistically speaking, is his school’s upcoming talent show. But then, George is socially awkward. Who is going to believe in him as much as he does in himself?
Well, it’s gonna be Max (played by Samuel Paul Small) — the charming new student who happens to be the son of a global music duo. The two bond over their shared interest in music, and Max agrees to help George write and compose a song for the talent show. As they spend time together, they realize that they aren’t only creating a masterpiece but also forming a connection like no other.
Josh O’Connor, known for playing the young Prince Charles on ‘The Crown’, one of the stars opposite Zendaya in the tennis love triangle ‘Challengers’, and the young farmer in the sexually explicit ‘God’s Own Country’, co-created ‘Bonus Track’ alongside screenwriter Michael Gilbert.
British actor and pop star Olly Alexander (‘It’s A Sin’) composed an original track for the film. It is directed by Julia Jackman.
‘Bonus Track’ is expected to premiere on October 5 at the BFI London Film Festival and will air on Sky Cinema at a later date in the United Kingdom.