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Matt Bashir, former Deputy at a prestigious girls’ school, is swiftly promoted to the position of Principal of Boxdale Boys High. In this notoriously violent and difficult school in Sydney’s south-west, Bashir’s radical approach brings him into conflict on all fronts and leaves his personal life dangerously exposed. He works overtime to get the local community on side, promising change in his charges. But just when it seems he is making progress, a 17-year-old student is found dead on school grounds.

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Cast & Crew & Production Details

Director
Kriv Stenders
Writers
Kristen Dunphy  Alice Addison
Producer
Ian Collie
Dir. of Photography
Geoff Hall
Cast
Alex Dimitriades
Production Completion
2015
Genre
Drama
Production Company
Essential Media and Entertainment
Australian Sales
SBS International
International Sales
DCD Rights

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