An adaptation of Donald Barthelme’s short story, THE SCHOOL is a darkly comedic fable about the bizarre and unfortunate events in one second grade classroom.
Writer/Director/Editor/Director of Photography
Krybus and Miller met while studying film production at York University in Toronto, Canada, where they worked together on several short films investigating various styles and themes. They graduated in 2003 with BFAs with honors. THE SCHOOL, which was their senior year short film, has played at more than 25 international film festivals, including the Toronto International Film Festival, the Austin Film Festival and the Palm Springs International Short Film Festival. They were awarded Best Canadian Short at the Atlantic Film Festival, the Gold Plaque for Best Student Narrative at the Chicago International Film Festival and finished second out of 525 entries at the Manhattan Short Film Festival.
Krybus is a recent recipient of the National Apprenticeship Training Program awarded by the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television and winner of the 2003 Kodak Cinematography Award. Along with Sascha Drews (who they began working with during the production of THE SCHOOL), Krybus and Miller are developing several feature films and a short film.
A.J. Pittis graduated from the theatre program at George Brown College in
1995. He appeared in four productions in the Stratford Festival's 1997
season: Equus, Filomena, Little Women and Richard II. Since that time, he
has been featured in CBC Radio shows such as On Guard for Thee and The Heart Laid Bare, and has done voice-over work for a number of short films,
including Cathay and THE SCHOOL.
View film credits >>
VHS and DVD copies of THE SCHOOL are currently unavailable.