Irish Film: First trailer and poster for Stuart Comerford's The Kids Aren't Alright

The first trailer and poster has been released for Stuart Comerford’s The Kids Aren’t Alright, an Irish feature film aimed at raising awareness about suicide and depression issues faced by high school students.

The film follows Ross, as he’s trying to come to terms with the suicide of one of his classmates, as his social life is falling apart around him. Ross quickly befriends the new girl in school, Róisín, and she helps to lead him in the right direction as he tries to turn his life around.

The film is the first feature from young writer and director Stuart Comerford, and stars Hannah Joyce and Ross McCann in the leading roles.

The Kids Aren’t Alright will be released in early 2015.


The Kids Aren’t Alright is a young adult oriented Drama set in a secondary school, revolving around the lives of 4 final year students. It is a continuation from the acclaimed, no-budget, short film The Untold Story by writer/director Stuart Comerford.
The Kids Aren’t Alright follows our main character Ross, as he deals with the loss of one of his classmates, Kayleigh. Ross and Kayleigh were never close friends, but her suicide has affected him in a startling way which has caused him to take a step back and look hard at his current life situation. Ross suffers many sleepless night, and multiple vivid nightmares as he tries to deal with the additional stress this situation has added to his life. His girlfriend’s cheating on him with his best friend behind his back, and in a life filled with peer pressure about drugs and sex, Ross is finding it hard to understand who he is, and what his place is as he’s going through this tough transitional phase before school ends and he has to move on to figure out what to do with his life. It’s when Ross becomes better acquainted with one of his new classmates, Roisín – an openly gay; artistic, sarcastic, self-titled wonder-woman, that his perspective on life is changed forever. Roisín has a reputation for being a back-talking, witty and rebellious girl, that no teacher wants in their class, and nobody wants to socialise with. 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.