"The Kids Aren't Alright" is a feature film, written, directed, and shot by Stuart Comerford. The film was made over the course of 3 years and released on April 16th 2016 exclusively on YouTube.
"The Kids Aren’t Alright" is a young adult oriented Drama set in a secondary school, revolving around the lives of 6 final year students. It is a continuation of the acclaimed, no-budget, short film from writer/director Stuart Comerford, The Untold Story. The film is the first time feature from Stuart Comerford who wrote, directed and shot the film.
"The Kids Aren’t Alright" follows Ross (Ross McCann) as he comes to cope with the suicide of his classmate, Kayleigh. It is only when he’s introduced to Roísín (Hannah Joyce) that he begins to understand how complex his emotions are. Surrounded by deceptive, back-stabbing friends, Ross struggles to handle the stress of his final year in school – but luckily has Roísín there to offer him a guiding hand and a kick in the right direction. Through endless conversation and wild adventures, Roisín helps Ross return to understanding what the meaning of being young is, and how it’s possible to feel free and be a grown-up at the same time.
The film was made entirely by students and young adults, for a budget of €3,000. The film has participated in several Irish and European film festivals with several tours still upcoming throughout 2017, but is available to watch publicly on YouTube below.