Spud the Movie is based on a 2005 book by South African author, actor, playwright and producer, John van de Ruit. A comedy yet straight forward novel that captures the humor of life in boarding school, through the diary of John ‘Spud’ Milton. The story begins on the morning of Spud’s first day at a private boarding school in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands, following his year and experiences with the often eccentric characters found in the school environment.
Spud the movie is directed by Donovan Marsh and produced by Ross Garland of Rogue Star Films based in Cape Town and Brad Logan from BLM Productions. The film stars John Cleese as The Guv and 14 year old Troye Sivan as Spud. Troye is South African but lives in Perth, Australia where he got his big break as Young Logan (Hugh Jackman’s character at 12 years old) in the feature film X-Men Origins: Wolverine.