WHO’S IN IT?
Lorn Macdonald (One Man Flash Mob: The Lucien Simon Story), Cristian Ortega (film debut), Martin Donaghy (film debut), Brian Ferguson (film debut), Ryan Fletcher (Mary Queen of Scots), Laura Fraser (A Knight’s Tale), Rachel Jackson (Sawney: Flesh of Man), Neil Leiper (The Angels’ Share), Kevin Mains (Outlaw King), Ross Mann (film debut), Amy Manson (Not Another Happy Ending), Stephen McCole (Rushmore), Gemma McElhinney (Wild Rose), Josh Whitelaw (Outcast)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Brian Welsh (In Our Name), director, writer; Kieran Hurley (film debut), writer; Camilla Bray (Oranges and Sunshine), producer; Stephen Hindman (film debut) and Penelope Trappes (film debut), composers; Benjamin Kracun (Beast), cinematographer; Robin Hill (Kill List), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
In the summer of 1994, Johnno (Ortega) and Spanner (Macdonald) are two friends in a Scottish town who go out for one last night together before life takes them in different directions. Heading to an illegal rave, the boys journey into a night of anarchy, freedom, run-ins with the law, and an endless array of loud pumping music…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
Shot in stunning black-and-white and set to an electrifying soundtrack, Beats is a tale of eternal friendship and living your life to the fullest.