“Scotland.  1994.  Just as the Criminal Justice Bill attempted to place restrictions on the UK’s rave culture and the free party movement, BEATS is a story of friendship, rebellion and the irresistible power of gathered youth.  A universal coming of age story, set to a soundtrack as eclectic and electrifying as the scene it gave birth to, BEATS is a story for our time.
 
Best mates Johnno and Spanner (Cristian Ortega and Lorn Macdonald in their feature film debuts) share a deep bond.  Now on the cusp of adulthood, life is destined to take them in different directions – Johnno’s family are moving him to a new town and a better life, leaving Spanner behind to face a precarious future.  But this summer is going to be different for them, and for the country. The explosion of the free party scene and the largest counter-cultural youth movement in recent history is happening across the UK.”

Directed by: Brian Welsh
Cast: Cristian Ortega, Lorn Macdonald Laura Fraser, Brian Ferguson, Ross Mann, Gemma McElhinney, Amy Mason, Rachel Jackson
Release Date: 17th May 2019