Last year, we were one of the first sites to tell you about Bo Burnham’s feature directorial debut, Eighth Grade. The film, which is a coming-of-age comedy, premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival in Utah back in January. It received outstanding reviews from both the general audience and the critics.
It currently sits at a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. 34 fresh reviews and 0 rotten.
And this past weekend, at the UK offshoot of the Sundance Film Festival, Eighth Grade took home the Audience Favourite Award. That’s the biggest award of the night.
It truly is inspiring to think about Burnham’s career in the arts. He started off on YouTube, making silly (but incredibly clever) songs from his bedroom. And then he started doing his own version of stand-up comedy, made a few great specials, had a TV show on MTV, and now he’s making movies that win awards at Sundance.
Of course, that doesn’t mean anyone can have that same success. The dude is ridiculously talented, and he’s worked his a** off.
You can check out a trailer for Eighth Grade below. The movie is scheduled to hit theaters July 13, 2018.