We were almost fooled by the realistic-looking "elementary school play" that purportedly reenacted Brain De Palma's ultra-violent 1983 cult classic 'Scarface.' The shaky, hand-held video. The cheap props. The Youtube username Cindymomof6, a homemaker from Bartonville, IL.

It was convincing enough to immediately foist outrage at the parents and school board that would allow their children to perform a theatrical version of the profanity-laced, violent film -- even if every f-bomb was replaced with a determinedly less vulgar (and oh-so-adorable!) "fudge."

But TMZ reports this morning that, far from a school play, the video is the brainchild of music video director Marc Klasfeld of Rockhard Films, whose previous clients have included Lady Gaga and Adam Lambert. We were almost fooled by the realistic-looking "elementary school play" that purportedly reenacted Brain De Palma's ultra-violent 1983 cult classic 'Scarface.' The shaky, hand-held video. The cheap props. The Youtube username Cindymomof6, a homemaker from Bartonville, IL. (Can't say the same for legions of other sites across the Web, who have posted the video describing it as an actual school play.)

It was convincing enough to immediately foist outrage at the parents and school board that would allow their children to perform a theatrical version of the profanity-laced, violent film -- even if every f-bomb was replaced with a determinedly less vulgar (and oh-so-adorable!) "fudge."

But TMZ reports this morning that, far from a school play, the video is the brainchild of music video director Marc Klasfeld of Rockhard Films, whose previous clients have included Lady Gaga and Adam Lambert. As the site reports, "It was produced in L.A. within the last few weeks and the audience members were a mix of cast family members, colleagues and friends. As for Lil Tony and his co-stars, they were selected through a casting agent known for finding child actor look-alikes for adult stars."

We're still debating if we're glad or upset that this isn't really a school play. See for yourself below. The popcorn-as-coke prop is clever no matter how you look at it, though.


TAGS scarface
CATEGORIES 'Fone Finds, Video