We’re used to musical types making short films to promote their works, but it’s rare that they manage to concoct an entire feature. Melanie Martinez has though, with K-12.
Looking somewhat akin to Picnic at Hanging Rock meets Barbie via Wes Anderson and David Lynch, it’s a fully-fledged film, for which the synopsis goes: “A brave-hearted girl and her charming best friend make a bewitching pair as they embark on a mission to take down the oppressive schooling system of K-12.”
And there we were thinking it was going to be about a mountain…
“My heart is incredibly full,” says Martinez, “To be able to show people what I’ve been working on these past few years, and to be given the opportunity to create a feature film and have full creative control over every aspect of this project is a huge blessing and I’m beyond grateful.”
While the film is set to receive a one night only global screening in cinemas on September 5, Martinez’s new album, also entitled K-12, is set to drop the following day. It’s the follow-up to her 2015 opus Cry Baby, and that’s the name of the character that she plays in her movie. Whoa!
Check out more details as to which Australian cinemas will be screening K-12 here.
Here’s a peek at K-12, the movie: