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Eighth Grade

    • Music by:
    • Anna Meredith
    • Directed By:
    • Bo Burnham
    • A24
Under The Radar:

The director wanted the film to feel visceral, and he achieved that thanks in large part to British composer Anna Meredith’s pulsating, kaleidoscopic score


Eighth Grade stars Elsie Fisher as Kayla, a middle school teenager who struggles with anxiety but strives to gain social acceptance from her peers during their final week of eighth grade. To cope, she publishes video blogs as a self-styled motivational advice-giver, though spends much of her time obsessing over social media. This frustrates Kayla's otherwise supportive father (Josh Hamilton), whom she alienates despite his wish to be present in her life as her sole parent.

Directed By:

Bo Burnham

Written By:

Bo Burnham


Elsie Fisher
Josh Hamilton

Produced By:

Eli Bush, Scott Rudin, Christopher Storer, Lila Yacoub

Production companies:

IAC Films
Scott Rudin Productions

Music by:

Anna Meredith

Edited by:

Jennifer Lilly


Andrew Wehde

Release date:

January 19, 2018 (Sundance)
July 13, 2018 (United States)


United States

Running time:

93 minutes

Anna Meredith
Eighth Grade (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)