Emmy-nominated Kelly Jenrette (“Handmaid’s Tale”) and “Fresh Off the Boat” star Hudson Yang impeccably helm this deeply stirring and nail biting hostage story. Award-winning and provocative thriller, Honor Student has an intimate and visceral visual style that keeps us claustrophobically close to the action.
Jeremy, a student at a prestigious Washington D.C. private school appears to have everything going for him – wealth, talent, perfect grades –but inside he is falling apart. After losing his twin brother in a mass shooting, Jeremy takes matters into his own hands, holds his teacher Mrs. Hill hostage and tries to teach America a lesson it will never forget.
With masterful dialogue and action, the two spar as Mrs. Hill tries to talk Jeremy out of this devastating violence. While the clock ticks away we are kept on the edge of our seats fearing horrific consequences and desperately hoping for a miracle.