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Bully Poster (small)BULLY is a new dramatic musical about Sam Bradley, a young man who commits suicide after being repeatedly bullied in school. The story follows Sam in the days leading up to his death, and the lives of those around him following his suicide. The musical was filmed in July-August 2016, and premiered in Houston as a feature film produced by Thunderclap Productions in September 2017.

This film was made possible through the support of grants and numerous individual donors.  To make a tax-deductible donation toward BULLY’s post-production as a feature length film, please visit our donations page.

You can also read a SYNOPSIS with list of musical numbers and watch a TRAILER for the film.

Learn more about BULLY through this website or in our early interview with David Clarke at BroadwayWorld.com.  Read the review of the concept cast highlights CD here.

BULLY is listed on IMDb.



Aaron Alon first conceives of the musical and, in March 2011, completes a first draft of the script and lyrics, sans music.

Thanks to a grant from the John Kellett Steven Foundation, Thunderclap Productions produces a concept cast recording of highlights from the musical and a promotional video of a staged version of “It Gets Better,” directed by Justin Doran. (Concept cast audio and video)

BULLY is presented at the 2014 annual Creating Change Conference (February 1) and the “It Gets Better” scene is premiered at the Brazos Valley Pride Film Festival (April 26).

Thunderclap Productions decides to move toward a feature film version of BULLY.

BULLY is cast and a production team is selected.

Summer 2016
BULLY is filmed in and around Houston, Texas.

September 2017
BULLY is premiered in Houston, Texas (September 24-25).  The completion of the film and premiere are supported by additional grants from the John Steven Kellett Foundation, the City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance, and dozens of individual donors.

See a list of past and upcoming screenings of BULLY here.

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